21 getaway quotes to inspire you to travel again. Discover your favorite deep, long, or short travel quote.
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Perhaps some quotes will make you want to travel the world with good company or alone.
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1. Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
Quote by Seneca
You know when you travel to a new place, and you start seeing the world in a different light? It’s like looking through pink glasses! New landscapes equal new eyes and invigorate the soul.
Travel does that magical thing to one, where we get inspired and get to take a fresh look at the world.
Our minds are moved and adapt to the new surrounding in some sorts.
2. The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
Quote by John Muir
This is surely a quote to make you want to get out there and discover the world before it’s too late. Because you can’t just save the world in a pocket to freeze time how you want.
Plan a family trip, go with tour love, or get out there alone. Whichever you choose, make sure to take a real voyage of discovery and a daring adventure or two.
3. You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself.
Quote by Franz Kafka
On your first day of your honeymoon or your last day of your vacation, you might want to save this one.
The world will unravel itself to you, piece by piece, you have to just let it happen.
And then you will turn into a skillful travel storyteller.
4. The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
Quote by G.K. Chesterton
A traveler may see something else than a tourist.
As a tourist, we tend to focus on what we came to see, this is the fundamental difference between a tourist and a traveler. The tourist follows fixed plans.
As a traveler, you allow letting go, and you discover things in your accord, perhaps without any guidance. The aim, however, is to be amazed by a new discovery, without having been prepared for such.
It’s the end of your comfort zone, and it takes courage to be a traveler, but the rewards can be great because you are your own mind.
The two differences are not a matter of money, we can choose which one we want to be.
5. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Quote by Hilaire Belloc
I think this quote is spot on! Wandering is associated with looking for something to entertain oneself, yet when we travel we look to fulfill something in our heart. This is our gladdest moment.
We all are looking for something, which is hard to put into words. It’s a yearning for more in life and to vibe with the right people.
At the end of the day, we are both, wanderers and travelers, looking for everything that travel can offer us.
6. Now more than ever do I realize…
Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.Isabelle Eberhardt
You might be able to relate to this the most right now. You are sitting at work, looking for inspiration to hit you while dreaming of far away sunny perfect beaches….
Oh, how much we can relate to this!
The next step for you is to go and get this perfect holiday. What are you waiting for? You deserve a sun-drenched elsewhere.
7. I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.
Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Traveling alone is very different from traveling as a couple, with friends or family.
When you are alone, you take a risk of doing things on your own, to rely on yourself and putting yourself out there. I respect that!
I also believe that this can be something very rewarding. You learn to get over your fears, you learn to deal with situations like a pro and most importantly you acquire a lot of self-respect.
Another side effect of traveling alone, is, that its easier to meet new people because others will feel like approaching you.
You also get to think more about the world and yourself.
8. No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Quote by Elbert Hubbard
Have you ever been on a vacation and when it got over you felt like it was way too short and that you required some more time to enjoy this relaxed holiday state?
This is because it takes a few days until you learn to relax and come out of the daily rut and stress mode. By the time you learned to relax again during your trip, your holiday is already over.
We can say that, out of our experience, it may take a few days until we get to appreciate every holiday zen moment.
Think about that on your next upcoming vacation!
9. After all, the best part of a holiday…
After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.Kenneth Grahame
Ah the feeling when you know that you can be enjoying your holiday guilt-free, while others are off to work in the morning. It’s priceless!
You know that the world is still running when you take a break, and that’s reassuring.
Don’t worry, it’s every ones turn once in a while to take some tie off.
10. To travel is to live.
Quote by Hans Christian Andersen
When we are in our monotone lives, we feel at times stuck and uninspired.
When this happens, we need to travel again to truly live our lives, to bring in some colors again!
A little break can do wonders.
11. Live in each season as it passes…
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.Henry David Thoreau
Live with the seasons and enjoy what each has to offer.
Discover spring in the mountains, the beach in the summer, the mountains, and golden maple leaves in autumn and the hygge atmosphere in a Christmas market in winter.
Each season has something to offer, and every favorite place has a specialty of their own in this world. It’s just for you to discover them.
12. We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way…
We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.Kahlil Gibran
My wife loves this quote. She says that it transports her to those days when she would just take a bag and get out there.
It feels like a perfect quote to give someone along who’s ready to take a long journey into the unknown. It almost feels like a prayer.
13. It is always sad to leave a place…
It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.Gustave Flaubert
When I was a kid, I would feel sad to leave a place because I knew that those good days there are finished and that a new chapter has started.
Perhaps these moments teach us to live more in the present and to enjoy our trips more deeply in those unknown lands. That way we will not feel regret when say goodbye.
At the same time, to look back to a place that we will never visit again and go through our memories can be a beautiful thing.
14. Let those who wish have their respectability…
Let those who wish have their respectability – I wanted freedom, freedom to indulge in whatever caprice struck my fancy, freedom to search in the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the joyous, and the romantic.Richard Halliburton
There are two kinds of people, the one living a peaceful life in one place and the other that travels to discover the world.
Which one are you?
15. There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.
Quote by Kate Douglas Wiggin
It feels like going back into time, which is something many of us would perhaps love to do. To see a different world, to get amazed by the thing we never thought were possible…
It changes one. It broadens our mind, it makes us more thoughtful and wiser.
16. The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.
Quote by Agnes Repplier
You know the feeling of feeling truly alive when traveling? Your heart is beating faster, your hair is standing up in excitement, the air sun and moon appear so beautiful.
When you think back to those moments, you are reminded once again that it’s time to get out there, to travel and to discover once again.
A simple trip back to the memory lane as a kid, when you visited your family members somewhere or a theme park outing, counts as well.
These outstanding moments are what drive us to see more, to explore those unknown big lands on the other side of the world.
17. It is not down in any map; True places never are.
Quote by Herman Melville
The explorer in you will jump up at the thought of this quote.
Just imagine coming across a hidden waterfall in a beautiful forest or a perfect small beach with crystal clear water. The best thing is that those places feel exclusive because the world hasn’t spotted them yet on Instagram.
And YES, they do exist, but you will have to go out there, move beyond travel inspiration, to find those secret places.
18. Between every two pines, there is a doorway to a new world.
Quote by John Muir
Our forests and national parks are impressive places to be. That’s when your travel bug bites you, or should bite you at the latest! Wonderful lakes, snow capped mountains, green lush pastures…
Be a good traveler and get out there ASAP!
You get the jest?
19. When we walk…
When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: what would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall?Henry David Thoreau
We are done with just malls and gardens. It’s time to take on the big wild. The departure in those magical fields and woods shall get you all excited and when you are there, take in every perfect breath of nature!
20. If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
Quote by Anatole France
You know when a place is too good to be true? At that moment, you should just walk down the path and soak it all in. Take it in and don’t ask where it leads because this would just distract you.
The same goes for life in general. Travel can teach us a lot in our life!
21. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood…
Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me — I am happy.Hamlin Garland
That quote cries for instant vacation needs, and a life, and god know that we all need one of those after the last few years and months.
No more excuses, it’s time to go out there. Have a good life, my friend!
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