I’m declaring 2015 the year of travel and adventure! To fuel your wanderlust, I compiled the most inspiring travel quotes and a gallery of some of my favorite destinations so far. Simply click on the photos to further explore each destination!
“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” Roman Payne
“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”Harun Yahya
“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”Pico Iyer
“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”Samuel Johnson
“Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”Vladimir Nabokov
“Once you have traveled, 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.”Pat Conroy
“And we laugh and laugh, and all I know is at this moment I feel like I can do anything I want and be anyone I want and go anywhere on the globe and still call it home.”Kirsten Smith
“And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”Pico Iyer
“There’s a race of men that don’t fit in, a race that can’t sit still; so they break the hearts of kith and kin, and they roam the world at will. They range the field and rove the flood, and they climb the mountain’s crest. Theirs is a curse of the gypsy blood, and the don’t know how to rest.”Robert W. Service
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”Maya Angelou
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.”Martin Buber
“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.”Ryu Murakami
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”Oscar Wilde
Which quotes did I miss? Which are your favorite? Please leave your comments below, and don’t forget to follow my travel bucket list board on Pinterest!