I’m the sort of geek that buys a diary because at the bottom of ever page there is some sort of humorous or inspirational quote to help kick-start the day. I really do love a good quote so I thought I’d collate 15 of my favourite travel themed quotes to share with you;


1. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu

2. All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. Samuel Johnson

3. A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. Tim Cahill

4. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.  James Michener

5. A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu6. When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. Clifton Fadiman

7. A passport, as I’m sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.  Lemony Snicket


8. People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home. Dagobert D. Runes

9. Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled. Mohammed

10. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. Lin Yutang

11. A traveller without observation is a bird without wings. Moslih Eddin Saadi

12. In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language. Mark Twain

13. A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. George Moore

14. Kilometres are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometres. George Carlin

15. For every traveller who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written. Aldous Huxley

Do you have a special travel mantra or a favourite inspirational quote I could add to my list?

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