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The greatest quotes about travel

This article originally appeared on www.hotelclub.com/blog. which is now part of hotels.com

Need a final push to spur on your next big adventure? Heed the inspiring words of some of the world’s most iconic explorers, adventurers, writers and icons, who took the plunge into the great unknown and lived to tell the tale.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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, writer

“The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time.” – Bill Bryson, travel writer

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” – Jack Kerouac, writer


“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho, author

“[Adventure is] doing something where the outcome is completely unknown and the opportunity for failure is very high.”Mikey Schaefer, adventure photographer

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama


“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley, writer

“… The most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step, making the first decision.”Robyn Davidson, Australian explorer

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin, British icon

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, writer


“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill, Australian sporting icon

“Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person… don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.”Chris Hadfield, astronaut

“If you want to do something extraordinary, there’s always risk involved. I was always willing to take that risk.”Felix Baumgartner, daredevil


“Not I – not anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman, writer

“If you genuinely believe that you are capable of doing something, chances are you are.”Ed Stafford, extreme adventurer

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

– Ernest Hemingway, writer

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