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20 of the Best Travel Quotes to Feed Your Sense of Wanderlust

Much is written about the ability of travelling to stimulate our minds and light up our senses. And it’s all true. If you’re thinking about travelling but need a bit of a push, below are 20 of my favourite travel quotes which I’ve brought together in one post in the hope that they will feed your sense of wanderlust. (Deprived of real travel, I also resort to travel blogs; if you’re interested, I highly recommend this remarkable blog: Inside The Travel Lab, run by a former hospital doctor turned travel writer Abigail King, which has bagged a clutch of well-deserved, reputable awards.)

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1. Kurt Vonnegut

 “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.”

2. Charles Horton Cooley

“To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.”

3. Aldous Huxley

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

4. Augustine of Hippo

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

5. Ibn Battuta

“Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

6. Mark Twain

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness."

7. Henry Miller

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

8. Michael Palin

“Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.”

9. G.K. Chesterton

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”

10. Neale Donald Walsch

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

11. Benjamin Disraeli

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I can remember, and remember more than I have seen.”

12. Pat Conroy

“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

13. Oscar Wilde

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

14. Eugene Fordor

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”

15. Robert Louis Stevenson

“There are no foreign lands. It is only the traveller who is foreign.”

16. Caskie Stinnett

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”

17. Ray Bradbury

“Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”

18. Paul Theroux

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.”

19. Marcel Proust

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

20. Seneca

“Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.”

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I hope these beautiful, inspirational quotes have nudged you, even if just a little, towards travelling. Although inspirational quotes, in general, have become a bit of a cliché in recent times, these ones do crystallise the moments of clarity that underscore a range of truths about travel, adventure and, of course, life.

Inspired yet? What are your favourite travel quotes? Go on, share them in the comments box below.

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