Addicted to Travel? Enjoy These Quotes for Traveling Through Life

Dear Traveler,

The wind was blowing outside in the back yard. The wind itself is invisible, of course, but I could see the effect that it has. It was blowing branches and leaves.

Similarly, your thoughts and your actions might seem invisible, but they still have an effect. On yourself and on others.

Right now, I’m staying in a Portuguese village out in the countryside. I’ve lived in various Canadian cities since I was 20, so it’s a bit of an adjustment. Going from the west coast of Canada to Portugal is the furthest distance yet that I’ve traveled.

I’m thankful for this experience. I would’ve regretted not doing this. Maybe you have some travel plans. Have you put them off, or are you working towards making them happen?

Are you addicted to travel? Even if you’re not, enjoy these quotes for traveling through life.

You Were Born to Travel

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

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” – Agnes Repplier

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

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

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

“Don’t quit your daydream.”

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

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

“I want to make memories all over the world.”

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”

“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

Travel to Discover Inner and Outer Beauty

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

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

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

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

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

“When you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.”

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

“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

“If you’re … 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

Travel Makes You Safer and Wiser

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

“Twenty years from now, you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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

Travel to Transform Yourself

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

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

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

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

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

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

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

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

“Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert

Lead by Example as You Travel Through Life

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.” – Anonymous

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

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

“Go some place you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman


You have permission to travel as much as you can. There is a whole world to discover, experience, and enjoy. You are here to have life and have it more abundantly.

I keep thinking that if a greater amount of people would travel a lot more, then there would be a stronger bond throughout the world. I may be a dreamer, but it’s a practical and achievable dream.

Let me know how you’ve benefited from travel in your own life. That can include how travel has improved your health, your relationships, and anything else in your life.

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Until next time,

James Barnett

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