There are few better ways to brew a desire to travel abroad than to dive into the writings of other travellers. Once your imagination is sparked, it’s hard to extinguish. Today we’ve gathered the most inspirational travel quotes we could find in order to ignite your wanderlust.
Our favorite inspirational travel quotes
I dislike feeling at home when I’m abroad.
George Bernard Shaw
Why travel to new and exciting destinations only to fall into the same routines and partake in things you could have back home?
The enlightenment offered by travel is found in doing things that make you a little uncomfortable. While the very idea of leaving home is uncomfortable for some, don’t be afraid to push even further: try new foods, engage in activities you wouldn’t otherwise participate in, talk with the locals (and find the insider tips!).
If your idea of travel is doing the same old thing with a different backdrop, why bother?
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
It’s difficult not to admire the cut of Steinbeck’s jib when it comes to insightful quips like this one.
Even the least anxious among us would have a hard time getting on a plane with no plan whatsoever (although some do!) but even the most expertly-crafted plans are subject to the occasional hiccup. Rooms get double-booked, flights get delayed, stomachs have disagreements with local cuisines – anything can happen.
Lean into it. Your intrepid blogger once found himself stranded in Los Angeles for an extra night when there was a problem with his aircraft. The airline put my wife and I up in a hotel but did we lie around being annoyed about the situation? Nope – we rented a car and drove back to Disney Land.
Space Mountain cures any ailment (except maybe spinal injuries).
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
Sometimes the aforementioned “hiccups” can be blessings in disguise, taking you to destinations you hadn’t planned to visit or stranding you in town an extra day and affording you more time to scope the local scene (or return to Disney Land, if that’s your thing).
Of course, travel is as much about psychology as it is locomotion. A destination can be a state of mind as much as it can be a place. Allow yourself to be delighted by the surprises you find along your way. Travel broadens the mind and makes the world smaller, and this particular aspect of the pastime is one that can never be planned.
I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.
One of the great things about travel is that there’s always somewhere new and exciting to go…
Paris is always a good idea.
… or if you’d rather visit an “old friend”, your favorite locales will always welcome you with open arms.
Travel, which is like a greater and a graver science, brings us back to ourselves.
Ultimately, travel doesn’t just show you how the rest of the world lives – it also helps you better understand how you would like to live your own life. The more places you see and the more people you meet, the more you’ll understand your place in the world and the rhythm that keeps us moving.
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.
While it’s great to take photos and reminisce about past adventures, life moves on and you should move forward with it. The potential for adventure is limited only by your own imagination.
Where are you off to?
You can only endure so many inspirational travel quotes before starting to feel that itch to throw some clothes in a bag, clear out your bank account and see where the wind takes you. When life takes you abroad, there’s no better way to stay in touch with those stationary souls back home than Blrt.
Blrt helps you get your point across quickly by allowing you to talk, point and draw over images, documents and websites. The resulting video-like recording is called a Blrt.
Your Blrts require much less bandwidth than video and can be shared with anyone on mobile or desktop. This makes Blrt ideal for both collaboration and the creation and sharing of dynamic content, as public Blrts can be embedded into any webpage.
Once recorded, Blrts are stored in the cloud and are exchanged with others in a conversation-like fashion. A record is kept of the exchange, and new parties and media can be added at any time.
Blrt shifts time and place, allowing users in a conversation to participate in their own time. In an era where activity-based working and distributed teams are commonplace, Blrt is revolutionising the way people interact to get things done.