Last Edited: August 2020
Do you know of anyone who hasn’t been touched by the power of an inspirational quote? By the wisdom of accumulated experience expressed in crisp, evocative words that make you nod your head in silent agreement or laugh out loud in delight?
Like many of you, I am a collector of that wisdom. Of the power of a single sentence to evoke emotions way better than a thousand word article by a lesser writer. I use them as crutches to emphasise a theme or an emotion. To describe a photograph, a scene, a memory so special that they need more eloquence than I can muster.
For this series I have paired my favourite travel quotes with some of my favourite images to inspire you and nudge your inner travel dreams onto the road.
Say hello to wanderlust!
Life is an adventure. Take risks.
“It sounds so far away and different. I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here.”
“Travel makes one modest. You realise what a tiny place you occupy in the world”
“A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”
RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.”
“Vagabonding begins the moment you stop making excuses, start saving money, and begin to look at maps with the narcotic tingle of expectation.”
““So much of who we are is where we have been.”
“I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little.”
“Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.”
CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER
“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.”—
“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list”
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”