Travel writers, poets, travelers, journalists, life gurus, philosophers come together to give you enough reasons to pack your bags and hit the road. These 10 quotes will inspire you to travel that unknown territory that you always imagined.
PS – If this doesn’t inspire you then I don’t know what will.
Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life – Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma, the great motivational guru has beautifully quoted this sentence with a deep meaning in every word. You wake up at the same place, getting ready for the same old routine and doing the same old work for the years gone, and the years to come. It frightens me to even imagine such a 9 – 5 life, working like a machine. You need not be a full time traveler to live your life. Take that well deserving weekend break to somewhere far instead of lazing in front of your TV. Melancholy, some people think the other way around, that travelling is just a waste of time.
Travel is the only thing you can spend money on that will make you richer – ANON
You learn so many things when you are travelling to a new place. It opens up your mind, gives you an opportunity to make new contacts and valuable friends. You expand your knowledge and you get to learn new skills. It makes you a humble person and teaches you to value things. Travelling teaches you so many things for with otherwise you might be paying a hefty amount to learn. That’s why spending on travel makes you richer!
Every 100 feet the world changes – Roberto Bolano
I just can’t agree more to this sentence. As you travel on the road, the landscapes, the habits of people, the climate, the place, everything keeps changing. Even in your home town, if you go for a walk, you will notice everything changing at every 100 feet. These are the experiences for which, a heart of a traveler falls for.
All you’ve got to do is to decide to go and the hardest part is over – Tony Wheeler
Booking flights, hotels, transportation, packing bags, researching about the place, getting accustomed to food, there is so much to do when you have to travel a new place right? But guess what, all these are secondary task. The hardest part is to decide to go for a destination. I keep hearing my friends who express their desire to travel some place. But cannot, because of some or the other reason. In fact, there are some people who have the time, desire and can even afford to travel. But that very idea of going to a strange place frightens them. So undoubtedly, once you decide to travel, rest all goes with the flow automatically.
Because in the end you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that god damn mountain – Jack Kerouac
This is a hard hitting fact, look back at the 5 years of your career and you won’t remember a single time spent working in your office. But I am sure you will cherish the memory of that summited peak which you were not sure until you climbed it! That sense of achievement is bigger than what you might have achieved all your life. It doesn’t matter if you have never climbed before. When was the last time you did something for the first time? So just go and climb that god damn mountain.
Travelling leaves you speechless and then it turns you into a storyteller – IBN BATUTTA
Oh, this is probably the simplest and the best quote among all by IBN Bhatutta. He is considered as the greatest traveler of all time. Travelling to a new place gives you an experience which you never had before. It takes you to the place which you might have only imagined in your dreams. The breathtaking landscapes leave you speechless. Travelling puts you in an unexpected situation and then turns you into a storyteller. Personally, 2 years since I started travelling, I already have loads of stories and experiences to be shared. I don’t shy away in bragging about my experiences. Remembering those moments always puts a smile on my face.
One day you’ll wake up and there won’t be any more time to do things you always wanted to do. Do it now! – Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho, the author of one of the best travel books – The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho explains in his quote – After working all the years building your house, feeding the family and buying that car, One day you’ll wake up and there won’t be any more time to do things you always wanted to do. You may just wish to spend those years wasted in doing something that you always wanted to do. So whatever your commitments are, plan it well and save time for that destination you always wanted to travel.
Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show – Emma Mildon
It is up to you to decide. Buy expensive things to impress others or have experiences that please you.While I agree that it might be little difficult to implement it in real life, you are not expected to leave everything and live a total Nomad life. Instead of saving for your bike/car, you can save for a trip to Europe! As also quoted by IBN Batutta, these experiences will turn you into a storyteller. And believe me, the joy is 10 times greater than to just show off your materialistic stuffs.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone – Anon
After travelling miles, it is of no use to just stay in that hotel all day. There is no fun in taking that luxury transport and travelling between quite disciplined tourists. Just take that second class reserved ticket of train and meet peoples from different walks of like. If you can take a general ticket, even better! Live in a home stay and understand the culture of the family you are living with. Go out explore and meet other travelers. Life begins when you leave your comfort zone and experience unexpected things. Trust me, it is worth it!
If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet he said – Rachel Wolchin
Lol, this is the ultimate and perfect quote for the people who don’t travel. I mean, C’mon, why do people even need to be convinced or inspired to go to a place? If you were really meant to stay in one place, then you never needed those legs. The technology is pretty advanced to take you from your work seat till that washroom.