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Quotes That Inspire Me to Travel

Once you get bitten by the travel bug, it is so hard to take your mind off travel, isn't it? There's this constant yearn to travel, see and learn about new places, climb new mountains, paddle in beautiful lakes, hike amidst forests and experience nature in its purest forms. I find myself spending more time on Google Maps, saving new places and creating Lists. So until my next solo trip, I thought I'll put together a few of my favourite quotes along with some of my most favourite images and share it via blog post. I hope these quotes will inspire you the same way it has inspired me to travel and hope you get to take that trip you have been putting off! Feel free to share this post on your own social media accounts by pinning, sharing, and tweeting.

Location: Flam, Norway, 2017
“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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― Mark Twain

Location: On the way to Sankri Village, Dehradun, India, 2013
“The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”
― Chris Humphrey

Location: On the way to Sankri Village, Dehradun, India, 2013
“Oh, the places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss

Location: A holiday home in Cincinnati, 2015
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
― Lawrence Durre

Location: On the way to Yosemite National Park, California 2015
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
― Martin Buber

Location: Yosemite National Park, California 2015
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it's lethal”
― Paulo Coelho

Location: Kawarau River, New Zealand 2018
“Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.”
― Anonymous

Location: Lake Mapourika, New Zealand, 2018
“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
― Gustave Flaubert

Location: Aurlandsfjorden, Norway, 2017
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
― Oprah Winfrey

Location: Mackay Falls, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, 2018
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
― Ibn Battuta

Location: Mackay Falls, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, 2018
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give;
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

Location: Aurlandsfjorden, Norway, 2017
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
― Pat Conroy

Location: Leknes, Norway, 2017
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
― Susan Sontag

Location: Pulpit Rock, Norway, 2017
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
― Anthony Bourdain
This quote is something that I relate to a lot.  Stavanger was my first "proper" beginning of my solo trip after a crazy 28 hour journey. I had travelled from Bangalore > Frankfurt> Munich> Oslo> Stavanger. I had spent the first day just acclimatizing and getting some rest and familiarizing myself in the city. The second day was my Pulpit Rock cruise and hike. It was not a picture perfect weather as it was very cloudy and kept raining. Nevertheless, I did not want to turn back. I had made a new friend on the cruise and once the cruise was done, a bus dropped a few of us who were daring enough to hike in such a weather. Through rain and hardly any sun it was quite a climb! Total time taken to go up and come down was 3.5 hours! I certainly dint get the view I was hoping for, like the ones you see on Google Images - beautiful blue fjord, blue skies, and green mountains! But the hike was totally worth it! It was like an endurance test, physically and mentally.

Location: Haukland Beach, Norway, 2017
“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”
― Lawrence Block

Location: Tromsø, Norway, 2017
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.”
― Jack Kerouac
Do you have a favourite travel quote? If yes, what about that quote do you like? I'd love to know. :)

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