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These Travel Quotes Will Inspire You To Hit the Road

Expanding your horizons. A desire to explore the unknown. Connection. Adventure. These are the tenets that unite travelers in that shared experience so many of us know and love.

Maybe you’re the kind of traveler who likes to throw away the map and get lost, or perhaps you’re the type that prefers to have an itinerary with a carefully curated list of things to do. In any case, dreaming up future trips is half the fun, and letting your imagination run wild with fantasies of backcountry vespa rides or long walks through cobblestone streets is always a joy.

Whether travel has been a regular part of your life or you’re just now itching to explore, there is no shortage of inspiration to help fuel that wanderlust. Here are 14 quotes about the travel to inspire your next journey.

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.
Paulo Coelho

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

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

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Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
Terry Pratchett

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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

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

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One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide

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Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to control it.
John Steinbeck

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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.
Anthony Bourdain

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Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.
Paulo Coelho

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When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don't know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.
D.H. Lawrence

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For the born traveler, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim's time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.
Aldous Huxley

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One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Henry Miller

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