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250 Travel Quotes That Will Make You Want To Travel Immediately

Last Updated: August 6, 2022 by Team

From short travel quotes or the longer ones to Inspirational Quotes, From century-old explorers to modern-day sayings. we have been inspired to take chances, we’ve been inspired to travel, to take action, and to strive to live a better life. The best travel quotes are meant to inspire. To resonate with and encourage you to take action.

In order to spread good travel spirit, we started collecting, creating and sharing our own inspiring travel quotes and quotes by famous travellers. These memorable travel quotes have the ability to capture little moments of clarity that highlight truths about travel, adventure, and life. You’re going to love them!

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250 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make You Want To Travel The World

Top 10 Travel Quotes

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

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

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.” – Dan Rather

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Agustine of Hippo

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

Travel is the healthiest addiction.

Short Travel Quotes

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“The journey itself is my home.”

“Work, Travel, Save, Repeat”

“Oh darling, let’s be adventurers.”

“Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark

“Collect moments. Not things.”

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

“Little by little, one travels far.”

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

“The journey is my home.”

“Live to travel. Travel to live.”

“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

“Life is short and the world is wide.”

“Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.”

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

“It’s better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

“Never go too long without watching a sunset.” – atticus

“I want to make memories all over the world”

“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.”

“Life is a journey. Make the best of it.”

“Just go. go see all the beauty in the world”

“Add life to your days, not days to your life”

“The goal is to die with memories not dreams”

“This heart of mine was made to travel this world.”

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Johnathan Winters

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

“Life’s a journey, not a destination.” – Aerosmith

“Fear is only temporary. regrets last forever.”

“Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

“Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.”


“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.” – Sheda Savage

“Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.

“A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

“I don’t know where i’m going, but i’m on my way”

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Hemmingway

“Travelling tends to magnify all human emotion.” – Peter Hoeg

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” – Albert Einstein

“Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.”

“There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die”

“This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” – Paulo Coelho

“Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost”

“Don’t listen to what they say, go see.” – chinese proverb

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

“Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.” – Mason Cooley

“The potential for adventure makes life worth living.” – Vicki Garside

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

“The journey, not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.”

“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” – George Bernard Shaw

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction”

“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”

“I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move”.

“The best view comes after the hardest climb”

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.” – Oscar Wilde

“Great things never came from comfort zones.”

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

“I wish i had never gone traveling. said no one ever.

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life”

“Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Lzaak Walton

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

“Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Suzanne Collins

“Then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.”

“Travel has a way of stretching the mind.” – Ralph Crawshaw

“So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langewiesche

“Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.” – Anthony Bourdain

“A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” – Henry Rollins

“Everything you do is based on the choices you make” – Wayne Dyer

“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.” – Rick Watson

“Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

“A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

“Try the great open road, you may meet God.” – Martin H. Fischer

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

Travel doesn't become adventure until you leave yourself behind. Marty Rubin

Funny Travel Quotes

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“The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before.” – G.K. Chesterton

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.  Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller

“Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings.  You think you’re going to kiss your ass good-bye.” – Terry Hanson

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

“There’s a book that tells you where you should go on your vacation.  It’s called your checkbook.”

“I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.” – Lord Dunsany

“Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.”

“Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.” – Regina Nadelson

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

“If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport.” – George Winters

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. Anthony Bourdain

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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“I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world.”

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” – Miriam Adeney

“Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” – Gaby Basora

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

“How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew.” – Ernesto Che Guevara.

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

“Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.” – Nyssa P. Chopra

“…crossing and recrossing the country every year, south in the winter and north in the summer and only because he has no place he can stay in without getting tired of it and because there’s nowhere to go but everywhere, and keep rolling under the stars…” – Jack Kerouac

“Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.”

“Travel ought to combine amusement with instruction; but most travellers are so much amused that they refuse to be instructed.” – G.K. Chesterton

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

“There’s a sunrise and sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. don’t miss so many of them.”

“Traveling’s not something you’re good at. it’s something you do. like breathing.” – gayle foreman

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath awa.”

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” – Hilaire Belloc

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel next, to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer

“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.” – Penelope Riley

“At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.” – Arthur Frommer

“I travel a lot; i hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

“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

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds.  When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then.  People don’t have your past to hold against you.  No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” – Trenton Lee Stewart

“Wanderlust: a strong desire to wander and explore the world.”

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

“The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience.  The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.  He goes “sight-seeing.”.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

“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

Travel doesn't become adventure until you leave yourself behind. Marty Rubin

Famous Travel Quotes

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“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your

dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Experience, trave. These are as education in themselves.” – Euripides

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – marty rubin

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

“I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.” – Seneca

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“These are the joys of the open road for him who travels without a load.” – Bliss Carman

“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.” – Oscar Wilde

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac

“You may say that i’m a dreamer, but i’m not the only one. i hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” – John Lennon

“I was meant to hike for the hiking’s sake…. We’d go and go. No limit…And we wouldn’t just go places, either; we’d be different things. We’d be Connecticut farmers one year, and run a mine in Mexico the next, and loaf in Paris the next, if we had the money.” – Sinclair Lewis

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.” – Alexander Sattler

“If you’re twenty-two, 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

“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.” – Hemingway

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish Proverb

“I have worn the dust of many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime. I have the memories of many foreign adventures, but to forget them, would surely be a sin. So, breath in the dust, and keep the memories in.” – Rowland Waring-Flood

“The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

“You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself.” – Franz Kafka


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“Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.”

“Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.”

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” – David Mccullough

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”

“This is your planet. You really should come see it sometime.” – G Adventures

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert

“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Our footprints always follow us on days when it’s been snowing. They always show us where we’ve been, but never where we’re going.” – Winnie the Pooh

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

“I travel because it makes me realize how much i haven’t seen, how much i’m not going to see, and how much i still need to see.” – carew papritz

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats

“With age, comes wisdom. with travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” – Alain De Botton

“I travel light. i think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. travel is a new experience that can transport YOu out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view.”

“A journey is like marriage. the certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” – Henry Miller

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” – Mohammed

“To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.” – Charles Horton Cooley

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” – Henry Boye

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anaïs Nin

Travel is still the most intense made of learning.

Family Travel Quotes

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“And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.” – Dave Barry

“Just get on any major highway, and eventually it will dead-end in a Disney parking area large enough to have its own climate, populated by large nomadic families who have been trying to find their cars since the Carter administration.” – Dave Barry

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust


Solo Travel Quotes

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“Someday I’m going to be free and i’m going to travel the world.”

“I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.”

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding. Sandra lake

Safe Travel Quotes

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“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow! What a Ride!.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Don’t ask for security, ask for adventure. better to live 30 years full of adventure than a 100 years safe.” – Jim Rohn

“There is nothing safer than flying, it’s crashing that is dangerous.” – Theo Cowan

“Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for.” – John A. Shedd


Time Travel Quotes

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“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

“Travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” – Brenna Smith

“We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” –Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back.” – Paul Theroux

“We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools agai, to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer

“It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

“I want to shake off the dust of this one-horse town. I want to explore the world. I want to watch TV in a different time zone. I want to visit strange, exotic malls.” – Homer Simpson

“The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.” – George Ade

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.r.r.Tolkien

“Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you.” – Erick Widman

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

“The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

“If we travel simply to indulge ourselves we are missing some of the greatest lessons life has to offer.”


Travel Quotes For Kids

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“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”

“In America there are two classes of travel — first class, and with children.” – Robert Benchley

“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as i am concerned. i don’t want to know what people are talking about. i can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. suddenly you are five years old again. you can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson

Work, Travel, Save, Repeat.

Travel Quotes For Friends

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“If you want to go somewhere you like but no one else wants to, go by yourself. you’ll meet people with similar interests as you.”

“I’m in love with cities i’ve never been to and people i’ve never met.” – John Green

“Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential thing. air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

“Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.”

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

Travel while you are young and able.

Final Thoughts

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Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.

Travelling is one of the best ways to open your mind and heart to the world. Many of these quotes have inspired me to keep exploring our world. I hope they inspire you to pack up everything and head out into the unknown, to explore this big beautiful world that we live in.

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