Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.
~Karen Gibbs

Thus, when we allow ourselves to imagine as we once did, we know, with a sudden jarring clarity, that if we don’t go right now, we’re never going to do it. And we’ll be haunted by our unrealized dreams and know that we have sinned against ourselves gravely. 
~Tim Cahill

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. 
~Randy Komisar

We'll never be as young as we are tonight.
~Chuck Palahniuk

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I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.
~Jack Kerouac

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  
~St. Augustine

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I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question. 
~Harun Yahya

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. 
~Rachel Wolchin

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It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.
~Jim Jarmusch

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. 
~George Harrison

If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.
~Henry A Kissinger

If you don't know where you are, a map won't help.
~Watts Humphrey

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Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God. 
~Kurt Vonnegut

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There's a book that tells you where you should go on your vacation. It's called your checkbook.
~Author Unknown

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. 
~Susan Heller

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.
~Paulo Coelho

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

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
~Ibn Battuta

Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times
~Asian proverb

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A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse ... and thinks of home. 
~Carl Burns

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
~Lin Yutang

People say you have to travel to see the world. Sometimes I think that if you just stay in one place and keep your eyes open, you’re going to see just about all that you can handle. 
~Paul Auster

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The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home. 
~Freya Stark

The journey itself is home.
~Matsuo Basho

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There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.
~Orson Welles

Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings. You think you're going to kiss your ass good-bye. 
~Terry Hanson

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
~Jean Kerr

Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.
~Al Gore

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Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something. 
~Mignon McLaughlin

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In America there are two classes of travel — first class, and with children. 
~Robert Benchley

One of the major problems encountered in time travel is not that of accidentally becoming your own father or mother. There is no problem involved in becoming your own father or mother that a broadminded and well-adjusted family can't cope with.
~Douglas Adams

Just get on any major highway, and eventually it will dead-end in a Disney parking area large enough to have its own climate, populated by large nomadic families who have been trying to find their cars since the Carter administration.  
~Dave Barry

And that's the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.  
~Dave Barry

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The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before.
~G K Chesterton

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The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
~Shirley MacLaine

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. 
~Aldous Huxley

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. 
~Henry Boye

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. 
~G K Chesterton

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
~Benjamin Disraeli

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I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."
~Carl Sandburg

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
~Susan Sontag

Life is short and the world is wide.
~Simon Raven

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take.
~Lewis Carroll

I go to seek a great perhaps.

What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take? 
~Jack Kerouac

It is not down in any map; true places never are.
~Herman Melville

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
~Martin Buber

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Try the great open road — you may meet God. 
~Martin H Fischer

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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.
~Bill Bryson

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. 
~Freya Stark

I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before. 

When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. 
~William Least Heat Moon

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Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest. 
~Freya Stark

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.
~Wallace Stevens

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.

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Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. 
~Erol Ozan

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.
~Ray Bradbury

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.
~Lawrence Block

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Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, 'I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.
~Lisa St Aubin de Teran

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Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.
~Anthony Bourdain

You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.
~Bill Murray

Life is not a fairytale. If you lose your shoes at midnight, you are drunk!

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He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him. 
~Dutch proverb

All glory comes from daring to begin.
~William Shakespeare

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
~Tom Stoppard

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Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.
~John Ruskin

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. 
~Paul Theroux

Traveler, there is no path, paths are made by walking. 
~Antonio Machado 

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

Take only memories, leave only footprints.
~Chief Seattle

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There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die.

The goal is to die with memories not dreams.

I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
~Jack Kerouac

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I want someone to look at me the way I look at a travel magazine!

"Be strong", I whisper to my WiFi signal!

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If an ass goes travelling, he’ll not come home a horse.
~Thomas Fuller

Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.
~Thomas Fuller

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

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.  
~James Michener

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So much of who we are is where we have been.
~William Langewiesche

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Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything.
~Steve Martin

In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
~Mark Twain

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.

He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all. 
~Sinclair Lewis

The slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries. 
~Rolf Potts

I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it. 
~Alexander Sattler 

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Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. 

I have panicked unnecessarily in all four corners of the globe.
~Jon Ronson

Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.
~Mercedes Lackey

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is about to happen. 
~Winnie The Pooh

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If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: it's lethal.
~Paulo Coelho

See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.
~Ray Bradbury

Who wants a life imprisoned in saftety?
~Amelia Earhart

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
~John A Shedd

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Jobs fill your pockets; Adventures fill your soul.
~Jaime Lyn Beatty

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. 
~Robert Frost

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
~Jerry Seinfeld

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Who lives sees, but who travels sees more. 
~Ibn Battuta

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends... The mind can never break off from the journey. 
~Pat Conroy

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I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.  
~Lord Dunsany

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
~Mary Anne Radmacher

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All of life is a foreign country. 
~Jack Kerouac

This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one. 
~Paulo Coelho

The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream. 
~Jack Kerouac

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? 
~Caroline Myss


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Quoted In The Grove:  Travel