Who doesn’t love inspiring travel quotes? Every once in a while we all need a sweet reminder to fuel our wanderlust, even if we already know how wonderful it is to travel. All of these quotes struck a chord with me, and I hope they are able to do the same for you.
So here you go — coupled with some of my favorite pictures from my trips, here are 12 wanderlust-inducing travel quotes to inspire you to buy that damn plane ticket already. Read, enjoy & pin!
I just adore this quote by novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. Don’t you?
Remember, traveling isn’t just about checking off a list of sights or activities. It is, instead, about experiencing what other cultures look, sound and feel like.
Seriously, have you seen my Travel Bucket List?
And so do you! Let’s just say that, it sucks to be stuck in a rut, and travel is the perfect way to escape from the routine and break the monotony. And what’s not new and exciting about being under a gorgeous waterfall in Bosnia & Hercegovina?
Travel simply makes you happier, allowing to create new memories that you’ll treasure for years to come, day by day. Even your bad times will turn into good memories that will make you laugh! Not that wandering through Lake Como is one of them.
This quote means a lot to me, as it perfectly captures what I feel on most days — or when I decide to maniacally browse through my favorite old photos, like this one I took in Rio de Janeiro.
Travel gives you a perspective that cannot be learned by sitting in front of a computer or television, or behind a desk. Travel is a lesson in world history, geography, language, politics, economics, culinary arts and humanities all in one.
You watch or read the news, so you know the world can be a pretty scary and chaotic place. But what the media does not show nearly enough is how much beauty exists in our world. Whether it is a stunning sunrise in Agra or a breath-taking sunset in New York, beauty is found wherever you wander.
Challenge is a key elements to happiness, as the sense of satisfaction you experience when you accomplish what you hoped to is even more sweet when you had to work for it. Challenges are constantly faced during travel. You may get yourself lost sometimes, you may need to solve many problems, you may need to communicate with other cultures in foreign countries, but you’ll smile knowing that you can face challenges, handle them, and be ok.
One of my favorite books about travel, On the Road is the “how to” guide for hopeless wanderers. Jack Kerouac’s epic tale of crisscrossing America will lead you to drop whatever you’re doing, throw some clothes into a backpack, and hit the road. Or the Liwa Desert in my case!
If you’re open to it, travel will make you a more educated human being. Which is really the goal here, right? I know it’s actually difficult to see quite how much your mind expands when you’re in the moment, but when you begin to settle down again you soon realize how much you’ve changed.
I chose this pictured because visiting Abu Dhabi and its beautiful mosques really broadened my horizons and opened me up to a culture I previously knew very little about. Immersing myself into it proved to be a really challenging but rewarding experience.
Let yourself step out of the comfort zone, step by step, and you might be surprised by all the lovely stuff you may have been missing.
One of the best aspects of traveling is meeting new people and creating new relationships that you would never have had at home. People you meet while on the road may even become some of the most valued ones in your address book and can give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, forcing you into refreshing perspectives on things.
I think I obsessed enough about my trip to Japan on the blog, but I really can’t stress enough about how the most memorable thing about it was how amazing thoughtful people were. I really consider Japanese people the highlight of my trip.
Past travels leave us with incredible personal skills to enjoy, such as confidence, broad-mindedness, friends and a more worldly perspective. You may have to go back to the old life, look at the same things, talk to the same people, but what truly turned you into a different person is your mind. And that stays.
Hope you’ll let these words of travel wisdom inspire your next adventure!