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15 Quotes to Inspire You to Travel


While it's true that actions speak louder than words, words still have the power to move people in big ways. Throw in some travel-related quotes and you've got yourself an arsenal of inspiring, life-altering, and truly powerful expressions at your disposal. It's true. Next time you're on the fence about planning a trip or joining an educational tour, here are 15 quotes to encourage you to make the leap, seize the day, and go for it.

1. "Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint on it you can." -Danny Kaye

Life is a Great Big Canvas


2. "If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives." -Lemony Snicket

If We Wait...

3. "If you're 22, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel -- as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them -- wherever you go." -Anthony Bourdain

I Urge You To Travel

4. "It's better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times."

It's Better to See Something Once

5. "Life is either a great adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller

Life is a Great Adventure

6. "I want to make memories all over the world."

I Want to Make Memories All Over the World

7. "We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong."

We must take advantures

8. "Travel does the heart good."

Travel does the heart good

9. "Happy are those who travel."

Happy Are They Who Travel

10. "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." -David Bowie

I Promise It Won't Be Boring 

11. "No-one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow."

How Beautiful It Is To Travel

12. "And I think to myself what a wonderful world." -Louis Armstrong

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

13. "One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching."

One Day

14. "Be in love with your life. Every minute of it." -Jack Kerouac

Love Your Life

15. "Adventure is out there."

Adventure is Out There

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Amazing!! If this doesn't get you to get out of your "box" I don't know what will...loved EVERY one! 
Posted @ Monday, September 16, 2013 3:45 PM by Pam Skaar Meier
So true, Pam! There are so many inspiring quotes it was hard to choose just 15.
Posted @ Monday, September 16, 2013 4:05 PM by Erin Stern
Well done Erin! What a beautiful selection of inspiring travel quotes. May I allow teachers to add some of these to their power points?
Posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:27 PM by Linda
I would like posters of each of these! I'd cover my classroom walls with them!!!
Posted @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:19 AM by Judy Reiff
Thank you, Linda! Yes, please use these in your Power Points! We also have a quotes Pinterest board that you can follow: http://www.pinterest.com/acistours/words-to-live-by/
Posted @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9:18 AM by Erin Stern
Patrick Leigh Fermor's trilogy of European travels (A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water and (posthumously)The Broken Road. truly are well worth discovering. 
As a young lad in the 1930's he set out an adventure and summed it up as "I thought I'd keep a diary and turn it into a book. Except I am still writing that book more than 70 years later. It broadened my mind, taught me history, literature and languages. It opened everything up: the world, civilisation and Europe. It gave me a capacity for solitude and a sense of purpose. It taught me to read and to look at things.I didn't go to University; I went travelling instead."
Posted @ Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:31 PM by Dominic Lynskey
Powerful quote, Dominic! Shows that there is truly no educational substitute for travel.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 08, 2013 3:20 PM by Erin Stern
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