Travel Break: 5 Inspirational Quotes Every World Traveler Should Read

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Travel Break: 5 Inspirational Quotes Every World Traveler Should Read

Having the ability to travel the world has to be one of the greatest privileges there is. Unlike many people who have chained themselves to a desk or have bought into the idea that traveling is only something you do for two weeks out of the year, now more than ever people are becoming more flexible with how they live and, therefore, have the ability to travel.

With more and more people turning to their laptop for work and letting go of the American Dream (big house, kids, debt, etc.), many individuals are now opening themselves up to new cultures and new ideas. This plays such a critical role in how our society develops as we are no longer confined to just what we see around us.

Sure, the Internet has brought us closer digitally, but physically traveling somewhere and immersing yourself in a culture takes on a whole other meaning. Here are some inspirational quotes that reflect how important it is to go out and see the world:

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

This quote is so important because it highlights how small our world view can become if we don’t get outside of our little comfort zone. This is why so many people (especially in America) have a hard time relating with each other.

  • “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” – Unknown

If you are sitting at a desk in front of computer and have not gone further than 30 miles from your home in the last year or two (or ten?), then this quote is for you. Stop playing it safe and get out of your comfort zone.

  • “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

With this quote, I think it does a great job of highlighting how travel brings you into the moment and allows you to have a fresh start on life. Not only does it give you the opportunity to hit the restart button and cleanse your past, but it also give you the opportunity to look at the world through new eyes.

  • “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” ― Mark Twain

Here is another great quote that points out the importance of seeing the world to broaden your horizon. So many of us become creatures of habit and fear breaking through our comfort zone.

  • “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

Unless you have been living under a rock, then you know that Mr. Bourdain has been all around the world tasting foods from every culture. But more importantly, he immerses himself in the local culture. In this quote, I think he also does a good job of saying how it is also important to leave something of yourself behind and not just take.


Georgina Smith