My Favourite Travelling Quotes and Photos to Inspire

In the current environment when we will travel again is anyone’s guess. So I decided to catch-up on the creation of my photo-books, I have photos since 2015 to be used. When I create these books I like to add travel inspiring quotes and that got me doing some research. Some sites just list their favourites, some categorise them and others include a bit of both with photos. I was inspired and decided to create my own list of favourites and sprinkle in some of my photos along the way with a bit of an explanation on why that photo. Hope it inspires you.

The grounds near Osaka Castle Feb ’19, this was a work trip and also a dream trip.
  1. If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.” – Paulo Coelho.
  2. Travel is never a matter of money, but of Courage.” Paulo Coelho
  3. I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag.
  4. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

Qasr al Sarab resort Empty Quarter Liwa UAE Sep ’12, the first of many trips to this resort while I lived in the UAE as it became one of my favourite places for a stay-cation.
  1. Little by little, one travels Far.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Take only memories, leave only Footprints.” – Chief Seattle
  3. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” Dalai Lama
  4. Life is short and the world is wide.” – Simon Raven

Seaplane, Maldives June ’13 it was a relaxing holiday, and the colours of the water are real no touch-ups needed. I don’t normally do relax holidays, I like to explore, there was still plenty to do for the few days we were there.
  1. Always take the scenic road.” Unknown
  2. This heart of mine was made to travel this world” – Unknown
  3. A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  4. Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
Predjama Castle, Slovenia Aug ’19. Largest cave castle in the world
  1. My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus
  2. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai
  3. The journey itself is my home.” – Matsuo Basho
  4. 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 reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson

Almaty, Kazakhstan July ’15, this trip was about seeing the 2nd tallest all wooden building in the world, which I did, but I also found the most powerful memorial I have ever seen.

  1. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” – Martin Buber
  2. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown
  3. One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
  4. So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langeweische
Athens, Greece October ’14 I loved walking around Athens, and discovering things down side streets, like ruins etc.
  1. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller
  2. Never go on trips with anyone you do not love” – Ernest Hemmingway
  3. There is nothing safer than flying, its crashing that is dangerous” – Theo Cowan
  4. I wish I had never gone travelling. Said no one EVER!” – Unknown
Rhine River cruise on a trip to Frankfurt, Germany October ’14, the views from the day trip river cruise were great, castle, house and steep vineyards.
  1. I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.” – Alexander Sattler
  2. Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets” – Oscar Wilde
  3. I want to make memories all over the world” – Unknown
  4. Travel …the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” Brenna Smith
Scotland Aug ’17, the countryside was amazing I had only a few days there so did a small bus guided day trip.
  1. I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met” – John Green
  2. Travelling is not something you are good at. It’s something you do, like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman
  3. Travel has a way of stretching the mind” – Ralph Crawshaw
  4. I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.” – Robert Louis Stevenson.
Empty Quarter, Liwa UAE November ’14 the largest sand desert in the world, and where some of the filming for Lawrence of Arabia occurred.
  1. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – Saint Augustine
  2. We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
  3. Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more that I have seen.” Benjamin Disraeli
  4. Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman
Outside of Amsterdam December ’13, a day trip out of the city to see more of the country, I do my best not to allow the weather to interrupt my trips.
  1. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
  2. Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by.” Robert Frost
  3. Tourists don’t know where they have been, travellers don’t know where they are going.” – Paul Theroux
  4. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore Dream Discover.”- Mark Twain
Glastonbury, England October ’13 not a lot of people when i visited which was great. The next day in the town the sun came out and I got to walk the Abbey ruins and feel the energy there.
  1. At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherish views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.” – Arthur Frommer
  2. One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” Edith Wharton
  3. Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.” – Seneca
  4. Home is where the heart is, and my heart is where I am at the moment.” Lily Leung
South Carolina, USA coastal area January ’14, this trip was to see my friends son graduate as a marine and I got to see more of the Carolina’s, which is an area of the USA that I love.
  1. The more I travelled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
  2. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness” – Mark Twain

So that’s my list, 58 because that’s how old I am. Do you have favourites that aren’t in this list? Please share as I would love to know.

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2 thoughts on “My Favourite Travelling Quotes and Photos to Inspire

  1. I love this so much! Time and circumstances mean I haven’t traveled as much as I would have liked but there is always time.
    Hawaii – the big island that is – is an amazingly diverse place to explore.
    New Zealand is simply stunning! From the snow capped mountains to the glaciers and for those willing to make the effort, Doubtful Sound.
    The UAE. Forget what you think you know and immerse yourself in the culture. Get lost in the blanketing silence of the empty quarter.
    All these places have left indelible marks on my soul.

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