10 Uncommon Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

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After an epic trip, such as our recent 19 day excursion to Southeast Asia, the post-trip blues inevitably always come. While travelling senses are heightened with new sights, tastes and smells every day.  While I love the feeling of returning home, sleeping in our own bed and seeing our dogs it is difficult to transition back to experiencing the sameness of everyday life. After being home a few days I begin to start looking at maps, researching flights to random destinations and absentmindedly start thinking of where our next adventure might be.

I find inspiration in music, movies, books (I see future travel inspiration lists coming soon!), other travel blogs and travel quotes. There are some great travel quotes that can stir up wanderlust in even the greatest homebody. Who hasn’t heard, ‘Not all those who wander are lost‘ -J.R.R. Tolkien.  or ‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page’ – St Augustine. These are great quotes, but a quick search for travel quotes on Pinterest and you will find the same great quotes repeated time and time again.

So without further ado, here are 10 Travel Quotes you may have not heard before. 

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2. “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”
Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

3. For the born traveller, 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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5. Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. –Aldous Huxley

6. When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. –Clifton Fadiman

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8. People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home. -Dagobert D. Runes

9. Perhaps travel cannon prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people 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 

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What are some favorite quotes of yours that inspire wanderlust? Let us know in the comments below! 

20 thoughts on “10 Uncommon Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

  1. Thanks for sharing. I’mm not usually one to think a lot about travel quotes but there are definitely a few of the well known ones which stick with me when I travel.

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