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Inspirational Travel Quotes: Great But Not Relatable

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Inspirational Travel Quotes: Great But Not Relatable

There are SO many inspirational travel quotes out on the web right now and let’s face it – most of them are cliche, worn out and completely un-relatable. You’ve all seen the post where one friend asks travel friend how they can afford to go on so many trips and she replies with the famous, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Don’t get me wrong, I whole-heartedly agree that travel enriches ones life but COME ON! That quote is a whole lot easier to say when you aren’t struggling to put food on the table. Believe me, I’ve been there. On that same note, travel also doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

All that being said, I lovvvve me some inspirational travel quotes. Don’t you?! They inspire dreams and motivate us to chase them. Sometimes they even encourage us when travel plans aren’t quite going our way. So, without further adieu, I give you 10 of my favorite inspirational travel quotes along with a few stories to make them not only inspirational but completely relatable.

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1. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

I swear, this quote may have been written just for me. Does it really matter where we go next? It’s all on my list anyway! Which brings us to…

2. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

Choosing where to go next can be a real struggle. Like, worse than trying to decide what to bring home for dinner on a Friday night. Tacos…pizza…it’s all great but what do I REALLY want? Maybe that is how buffets became so popular. If only I could have a buffet of travel! Ahhh. THAT. Unfortunately THAT is not too practical in my life so instead, I semi-prioritize my list and then rely on a few resources to find amazing deals. When all the stars align (and there can be some tricky ones) that’s probably where I’m headed next.

3. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

In a world that desperately needs a better understanding of humanity, the best way to gain that is to get of your own little corner. You might find that you don’t even have to go that far.

4. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

There are so many ways to see the world and not all of them require a fat bank account. Traveling “well” doesn’t necessarily mean traveling in luxury. Some of my fondest travel memories were built in an orphanage in Oaxaca, Mexico. Those trips cost me a plane ticket and $5 a day for room and board.

Casa Hogar, Oaxaca
Look at that face!!! Case Hogar, Oaxaca, Mexico. Christmas 2002

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5. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

I hear of so many people who don’t travel because they are afraid of any slight hiccup. Such a shame! Sometimes the best experiences are born of mishaps. What are your favorite travel mishaps? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

6. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

Learning to pack light will change your life. Seriously.

Don’t believe me? Overpack and head to Venice – or better, Positano! You might find yourself tossing one of those unnecessary suitcases straight out into the sea! Dragging bags down cobblestone roads, on and off trains and buses and then up and down hotel stairs is not the way you want to live life. And, no, not all hotels have elevators. Europe isn’t like the USA where we rebuild structures every 100 years. Some can accommodate newer technology and some cannot.

Read about our trip to Venice here.

7. “Oh, the places you’ll go!” – Dr. Seuss.

These are the words I say to myself every time I look at my children. They are already traveling the USA at a fast pace at their young age and have big dreams to see the world. I can’t help but wonder what amazing adventures they will grow into. So exciting!

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Georgetown, Colorado 2015

8. “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson

While I do educate myself the best I can before traveling to a foreign country, there is still so much truth to this quote. For example, you cannot reliably cross a street in Rome without endangering your life! Seriously though, travel awakens you and has a way of making you feel childlike wonder every day.

9. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

10. “Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” ― Ryū Murakami

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Key West, Florida 2017

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14 thoughts on “Inspirational Travel Quotes: Great But Not Relatable”

  1. I’m liking Babs’ quote. So many people get upset about the invariable travel hiccups, that they miss out on enjoying the journey altogether. Too bad for them, I think!

  2. I love your spin on this post. I also get tired of the overused and worn out travel quotes. My favorite is “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”.

  3. “Oh the places you’ll go” had become one of my favorite quotes! For my own children and for the children that have come and gone through my classroom. It can be related to your life in many ways, not just travel. Great post!

  4. Great set of quotes! #4 is my favorite- it’s so true! You can really travel for less if you know what you are doing. 🙂

  5. I like “you don’t have to be rich to travel well”. we aren’t rich but we go on vacations almost every year. We look for deals, use our cash back cash, and go on non peak times of the year.

  6. Great quotes. Numbers 3,4, and 5 are my favorite. My family makes fun of me for travelling to some poor countries. We always have such a good time so it’s their loss really.

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