Your Travel Inspiration
Everyone has their tough times, bad days. I found quotes on days like these comforting and powerful. Reading travel quotes give us that extra push and strength to step out of our comfort zone, so here are 5 of the best travel quotes from different corners of the world.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” — Saint Augustine of Hippo
Many have attributed this quote to Saint Augustine of Hippo, the Christian bishop and
theologian born in Numidia, an ancient kingdom that is now located in Algeria. Yet some
researches have shown he never quite said anything like this. While we are not sure whether or not Saint Augustine was the author of this quote, one thing for sure is that travel is an opportunity to read the world. As we flip through these pages, we meet new people, form new relationships, and discover new cultures and languages. We see the world with new eyes every time, and it brings us new perspective in life.
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”— Dalai Lama
Although one source said otherwise, most believe this is a well-known quote by Dalai Lama, who was born in Taktser China and currently resides in India. Once a year, we should see someplace new, you could travel to a new city, a new town. But it does not always have to be an exotic country afar, it could also be some interesting spots you have never visited near your hometown. Who knows, you may discover something extraordinary right under your nose.
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you.Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”— Anthony Bourdain
The former CNN travel show host slash American Masterchef puts the journey into
perspective. We cannot always picture perfect sunsets and beaches when we travel, sometimes we may meet people who leave footprints in our hearts and shaken the way we see life forever. And “that’s okay”, because that is how we grow.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The American lawyer who previously served as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice brings so much wisdom to our gains in travel experiences. The more places we go, the more we grow. We are constantly stimulated by new ideas and sensations as we travel.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta
Ibn Battuta was a medieval Muslim traveler and explorer born in Morocco, he is also the
author of the world famous travel blog Riḥlah. Now imagine standing on top of a beautiful mountain, looking over the breathtaking sceneries. When we travel, we are often left speechless when we come across new and overwhelming sites. And even though words cannot fully capture the essence and beauty of many places, all we want to do is to share our experience with our friends and family, in hope that we can convey that excitement and grandeur.
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