Our Favourite Travel Quotes (Warning – These May Make You Want To Travel Immediately)

Instagram and social media is packed with great and inspirational travel quotes, so we thought we would throw our selection of favourites into the pool. Enjoy!

Exploring is delightful to look forward to and back upon, but it is not comfortable at the time, unless it be of such an easy nature as not to deserve the name. – Samuel Butler

It’s true, and we know it. We often talk about the most trying times of our travels, from making wrong decisions (choosing not to go into the Taj Mahal! Check out our post here to see what we’re talking about – Great Things to do for FREE in Any City), to getting on the wrong train. But, it’s those moments that add to the excitement of travel, and that make those good moments all the sweeter.

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustav Flaubert

I (Rachel) often say that it amazes me how one can travel thousands of miles, and manage to find your way back to the same place in the world. Travel makes us grateful of the planet that we have, and helps to put our problems into perspective. We are only here for a short time. We want to see everything we can.

Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers monologues framed like Russian short stories. – Paul Theroux

What a gorgeous quote. We love train travel for all these reasons and more. Experience is the main lure of travel, so sit back, and breathe it in.

The journey, not the arrival, matters. – T S Eliot.

Again, it’s about the actual act of travelling. The journey; the trials, excitement, wonder. It’s the difference between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the anticipation that makes it amazing.

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. – Mary Anne Radmacher

Finally, the impact that travel can have on us is significant. When we left Malaysia a few years ago, to finally head back home for a while for more saving, I went to a cheap hairdresser and had six inches cut off my hair. Why? I felt that I had been changed by Malaysia, and I wanted the change to be visible. I was not the same person having seen the moon shine in Malaysia.

 

What are your favourite travel quotes?

 

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