Travel Quote of the Day Archive

Travel Quote of the Day publishes a different travel quote every day to provide travel inspiration for those who yearn to explore the world. These travel quotes range in source from the world's greatest authors, to icons of popular culture, prominent recording artists, and the occasional blogger.

Exist On Sufferance

“Italy and London are the only places where I don’t feel to exist on sufferance” – E.M. Forster | Travel Quote of the Day

Cities Were Always Like People

“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel […]

A Successful Space Travel Program

“I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program” – Kevin J. Anderson | Travel Quote of the Day

Throw Away His Watch

“For anyone who wanted to throw away his watch, along with his past, this was the place” – Peggy Kopman-Owens | Travel Quote of the Day

Dust In The Wind

“I close my eyes only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity

Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind

Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind

Now, don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, and all your money won’t another minute buy”

– Kansas (Dust in the Wind) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Hurrying From Place To Place

“All this hurrying from place to place won’t bring you any relief, for you’re traveling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca | Travel Quote of the Day

My Destiny Is To Travel

“I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel” – Ernesto Guevara | Travel Quote of the Day

More Than A Background

“It wasn’t till he’d been there nearly two weeks that one morning Paris and its people suddenly became more than a background for his vacation. He was sitting in a café, out on the walk, having a tiny cup of Paris-tasting, Paris-smelling coffee, watching traffic stream by, pleased as always with the countless people on […]

A Lie Can Travel

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes” – Charles Spurgeon | Travel Quote of the Day

Invaded The Male Sphere

“[Wanda] Forbes did, in fact, break new ground for women…She was an irrepressible and independent traveler who took risky and difficult trips, braved the hostility of the colonial officials and bureaucrats of the British empire, and invaded the male sphere of exploration, using charm, chutzpah–and her extensive network of establishment connections–to get where she wanted […]

Ocean Smells Different

“I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world” – J.A. Redmerski | Travel Quote of the Day

Headin’ Down The Atlanta Highway

“If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says
’15 miles to the Love Shack.’

I’m headin’ down the Atlanta highway,
lookin’ for the love getaway.
I got me a car, it’s as big as a whale
and we’re headin’ on down to the Love Shack.
I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20,
so hurry up and bring your jukebox money

The love shack is a little old place where we can get together.
Love Shack, baby” – B52’s (Love Shack) | Travel Quote of the Day

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A Book Of Adventures

“We rode through a three-thousand-year-old country, saw the ruined capital of the Queen of Sheba and the underground red-rock city of Lalibela, fraternized with a tribe of leaden-skinned troglogytes living among the mountains, scrapped with brigands, outwitted crocodiles, and eventually emerged battered and in rags with a book of adventures and 1,000 feet of film” […]

The Mindset With Which We Travel

“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to” – Alain de Botton | Travel Quote of the Day

Every Place Is A Goldmine

“Every place is a goldmine. You have only to give yourself time, sit in a teahouse watching the passers-by, stand in a corner of the market, go for a haircut. You pick up a thread – a word, a meeting, a friend of a friend of someone you have just met – and soon the […]

Every Hundred Feet

“Every hundred feet the world changes” – Roberto Bolaño | Travel Quote of the Day

A Lonely Place

“You wind back the clock several decades when you visit a Lonely Place; and when you touch down, you half expect a cabin attendant to announce, “We have now landed in Lonely Place’s Down-at-Heels Airport, where the local time is 1943 and the temperature is… frozen” – Pico Iyer | Travel Quote of the Day

Learned To Live Light

“She had learned to live light because life itself could be heavy enough” – Jackson Burnett | Travel Quote of the Day

Anarchy in the UK

“I am an antichrist, I am an anarchist.
Don’t know what I want, but I know how to get it.
I wanna destroy passerby.

‘Cause I, wanna be anarchy.

Anarchy in the UK,
it’s coming sometime and maybe.
I give a wrong time, stop at traffic line.
Your future dream is a shopping scheme

I wanna be, anarchy.
Know what I mean?
And I wanna be,
Get pissed.

– The Sex Pistols (Anarchy in the UK) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Dreaming Of England

“All this, and discontent too! Otherwise, why am I sitting here dreaming of England? Why am I gazing at this campfire like a lost should seeking a hope when all that I love is at my wingtips? Because I am curious. Because I am incorrigibly, now, a wanderer” – Beryl Markham | Travel Quote of […]

At Home Anywhere

“With languages, you are at home anywhere” – Edward DeWall | Travel Quote of the Day

Alien Land

“With a nearly desperate sense of isolation and a growing suspicion that I lived in an alien land, I took to the road in search of places where change did not mean ruin and where time and men and deeds connected” – William Least Heat-Moon | Travel Quote of the Day

Boy, Those French

“Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything.” – Steve Martin | Travel Quote of the Day

Time Travel Problems

“Are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It’s like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then?” – Bill Nye | Travel Quote of the Day

Let My Soul Travel

“If life is a journey then let my soul travel and share your pain” – Santosh Kalwar | Travel Quote of the Day

Gonna Take A Freight Train

“Gonna take a freight train, down at the station, I don’t care where it goes.
Gonna climb a mountain, the highest mountain, jump off, nobody gonna know.

Can’t you see? Can’t you see, what that woman, been doin’ to me?

I’m gonna buy a ticket, as far as I can, ain’t never comin’ back.
Ride me a southbound, all the way to Georgia. Till the train, it run out of track”

– Marshall Tucker Band (Can’t You See) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Travel So Far To Find Oneself

“Odd, some might think. Why someone would need to travel so far to find oneself. Surely a look in the mirror would suffice, and wouldn’t that be cheaper too? But the mirror lies, and the eyes that do the looking conspire too” – Farish A. Noor | Travel Quote of the Day

A Gesture Inscribed In Space

“A journey is a gesture inscribed in space, it vanishes even as it’s made. You go from one place to another place, and on to somewhere else again, and already behind you there is no trace that you were ever there” – Damon Galgut | Travel Quote of the Day

Curly Red Lines

“The curly red lines across the African deserts had the fascination of a magnet, and I hoped fervently that the pioneers who were writing their names over the blank spaces, would leave just one small desert for me” – Rosita Forbes | Travel Quote of the Day

Going With Me

“I could have dumped them, but I didn’t. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You’re looking at a real daddy” – Barry White | Travel Quote of the Day

Lust For Adventure

“Men of vision. Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide their greed and lust for adventure” – Charles MacArthur | Travel Quote of the Day

Language So Foreign

“It’s daunting to find the language so foreign, so distant, but also so thrilling. One is absolved of responsibility when the language is incomprehensible” – Frances Mayes | Travel Quote of the Day

World in My Eyes

“Let me take you on a trip
Around the world and back
And you won’t have to move
You just sit still

Now let your mind do the walking
And let my body do the talking
Let me show you the world in my eyes

I’ll take you to the highest mountain
To the depths of the deepest sea
And we won’t need a map
Believe me”

– Depeche Mode (World in My Eyes) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Go Far Away

“Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs” – Amin Maalouf | Travel Quote of the Day

Reading The American Landscape

“I preferred reading the American landscape as we went along. Every bump, rise, and stretch in it mystified my longing” – Jack Kerouac | Travel Quote of the Day

I Go To Las Vegas

“I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun. And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I wanted to travel and do special dates. I go to Las Vegas these days” – Bobby Vinton | Travel Quote of the Day

Escape Through Travel

“On that trip I learnt something very important. Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I’d forgotten England even existed.” – Alex Garland | […]

To Be Yourself

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” – Ralph Waldo Emerson | Travel Quote of the Day

A Change Of Climate

“A change of climate is easier than a change of heart” – Phil Cousineau | Travel Quote of the Day

Vienna Waits For You

“Where’s the fire, what’s the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out.
You got so much to do and only
so many hours in a day.

But you know that when the truth is told,
that you can get what you want
or you can just get old.
You’re gonna kick off before you even get halfway through.
When will you realize… Vienna waits for you?

Slow down you crazy child.
Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while.
It’s alright, you can afford to lose a day or two.
When will you realize… Vienna waits for you?”
– Billy Joel (Vienna) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Make The World Smaller

“The truth is that exploration and enlargement make the world smaller. The telegraph and the steamboat make the world smaller. The telescope makes the world smaller; it is only the microscope that makes it larger. Before long the world will be cloven with a war between the telescopists and the microscopists. The first study large […]

Travel On The Concorde

“We’re constantly buying airplane tickets; we travel on the Concorde” – Eva Herzigova | Travel Quote of the Day

Their Secret To Search Out

“The sages who have compassed sea and land, their secret to search out, and understand. My mind misgives me if they ever solve the scheme on which the universe is planned” – Omar Khayyam | Travel Quote of the Day

Always Been There

“I am looking for the people who have always been there, and belong to the places they live. The others I do not wish to see” – Norman Lewis | Travel Quote of the Day

Invaders Have Tried

“How can the mind take hold of such a country? Generations of invaders have tried, but they remain in exile. The important towns they build are only retreats, their quarrels the malaise of men who cannot find their way home. India knows of their trouble. She knows of the whole world’s trouble, to its uttermost […]

A Poet Has Been There Before

“Everywhere I go, I find a poet has been there before me” – Sigmund Freud | Travel Quote of the Day

I’m A Highway Star

“Nobody gonna take my car, I’m gonna race it to the ground.
Nobody gonna beat my car, it’s gonna break the speed of sound.
Ooh it’s a killing machine, it’s got everything.
Like a driving power, big fat tires and everything.

I love it, and I need it, I feed it.
Yeah it’s a wild hurricane.
Alright hold tight, I’m a highway star”

– Deep Purple (Highway Star) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Roadside Attraction

“‘This is a roadside attraction,’ said Wednesday. ‘One of the finest. Which means it is a place of power’” – Neil Gaiman | Travel Quote of the Day

I Read; I Travel; I Become

“I read; I travel; I become” – Derek Walcott | Travel Quote of the Day

Six Months Reading Material

“It doesn’t matter if I’m only to be gone four days, as in this case; I take six months’ supply of reading material everywhere. Anyone who needs further explication of this eccentricity can find it usefully set out in the first pages of W. Somerset Maugham’s story “The Book-Bag” – Robin McKinley | Travel Quote […]

People Will Pay You

“The fact that people will pay you to talk to people and travel to interesting places and write about what intrigues you, I am just amazed by that” – Nicholas D. Kristof | Travel Quote of the Day

Travel To Them

“You can’t expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them” – Theodore Bikel | Travel Quote of the Day

Belonging No More To One Place

“Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another. Indeed, he would have found it difficult to tell, among the many places […]

Jamaica Say You Will

“The daughter of a captain on the rolling seas,
she would stare across the water from the trees.
Last time he was home he held her on his knees
and said the next time they would sail away just where they pleased.

Jamaica, say you will.
Help me find a way to fill these lifeless sails.
And stay until my ships can find the sea.

Jamaica was a sweet young one, I loved her true.
She was a comfort and a mercy through and through.
Hiding from this world together, next thing I knew,
we had brought her things down to the bay
– what could I do?

Jamaica, say you will.
Help me find a way to fill these sails.
And we will sail until our waters have run dry”

– Jackson Browne (Jamaica Say You Will) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Only Three Names On The Map

“There were only three names on the map of the region we had brought with us, but we now filled in more than two hundred” – Heinrich Harrer | Travel Quote of the Day

Depending On Kindness

“Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don’t know and trusting them with your life” – Paul Theroux | Travel Quote of the Day

Crossing Piccadilly Circus

“The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa was crossing Piccadilly Circus” – Joseph Thomson | Travel Quote of the Day

Worth Exploring Once

“I always consider every place worth exploring once – just in case there’s a thirty foot flaming sign divulging the secret of life, that no one has told me about” – Tibor Fischer | Travel Quote of the Day

Worth The Price

“Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price” – Amelia Earhart | Travel Quote of the Day

Flying First Class

“The best thing about flying first class…. was that you could be as nutty as a fruitcake and were still treated like the Queen of Sheba” – Sarah-Kate Lynch | Travel Quote of the Day

Learn How To Fall

“You got to learn how to fall
before you learn to fly.
And mama, it ain’t no lie.
Before you learn to fly,
learn how to fall.

You got to drift in the breeze
before you set your sails.
Oh, it’s an occupation where the wind prevails.
Before you set your sails,
drift in the breeze”

– Paul Simon (Learn How to Fall) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Anything That Comes At You

“You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey” – Bill Murray | Travel Quote of the Day

On A Little Spaceship

“We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it’s vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it’s security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft” – Adlai Stevenson | Travel Quote of the Day

Frightened Of Parisians

“People are often frightened of Parisians, but an American in Paris will find no harsher critic than another American” – David Sedaris | Travel Quote of the Day

Always Great To Be Home

“Since I travel so much, it’s always great to be home. There’s nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning” – Amy Grant | Travel Quote of the Day

Journeys: Midwives Of Thought

“Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than moving planes, ships or trains” – Alain de Botton | Travel Quote of the Day

Pride In Travel

“We have so much pride in welcoming these passengers onto the plane, and they have so much pride in travel. It’s something that I definitely always remember, when I’m playing a scene on the plane, just to imbue everything with that sense of excitement” – Christina Ricci | Travel Quote of the Day

A Good Day To Run

“Wide open down a two-lane highway.
It’s about time that some things went my way.
Throwing troubles out to the wind and
I’m praying that they never catch up again.
I’m gonna say my worrying days are done
and this looks like a good day to run.

My baby’s been working as a cashier.
She didn’t get a vacation this past year but now it won’t be long.
We don’t need no destination.
Just a tank of gas and a good clear station playing our favorite song.

There’re some places that we ain’t been, some things that we ain’t done
and it sure looks like a good day to run”

– Darryl Worley (A Good Day to Run) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Can’t Drink The Water

“If you travel to an undeveloped country, you can’t drink the water. If you travel to a developed country, you can’t breathe the air” – Robert J Beran | Travel Quote of the Day

If Everybody Traveled

“If everybody traveled, the world would be a much safer place, I think” – Rick Steves | Travel Quote of the Day

Cramped Confines Of The Toilet

“In the cramped confines of the toilet I had trouble getting out of my wet trousers, which clung to my legs like a drowning man. The new ones were quite complicated too in that they had more legs than a spider; either that or they didn’t have enough legs to get mine into. The numbers […]

Never Get Away From Yourself

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself. It’s like your shadow. It follows you everywhere” – Haruki Murakami | Travel Quote of the Day

It’s For The Plane

“After every shirt she looks at me and smiles, letting go of air she no longer needs. She laughs after the sweater, knowing I’m gonna tell her it’s too hot for it, knowing she’ll say it’s for the plane and ask “what if the room gets cold?” – Darnell Lamont Walker | Travel Quote of […]

Wanted To Pass The Time

“Books are not about passing time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time, one could go to New Zealand” – Alan Bennett | Travel Quote of the Day

Come Home

“I got your letter today,
said you gone for good
I would get you back,
if only I could.

I don’t know where you gone.
I don’t know who you with.
All I know is that I’m lonely back here and
I can love you better than him.

Put your trust, all in me,
baby come home.

It’s no secret babe. that you messed around.
It’s no secret babe, you got a man across town.

But you know this is love,
I don’t mean you no harm.
Listen if I ever get my hands on him,
be doin time in the county farm” – Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam | Travel Quote of the Day

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Everything Is A Museum

“On the road, everything is a museum” – Robert Sullivan | Travel Quote of the Day

I’ve Always Traveled

“I’ve always traveled, as a kid my parents moved me around, a different place in Germany every four years. But I got the travel bug when I was a kid, living in different countries” – Dominic Monaghan | Travel Quote of the Day

Travel For Real Knowledge

“What one learns in a classroom is just a very small part of learning process . The real learning starts when one crosses borders and travels miles for the real knowledge” – Vivek Sahni | Travel Quote of the Day

Travel Has Its Advantages

“All travel has its advantages. If a passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own” – Samuel Johnson | Travel Quote of the Day

Travel With Somebody

“It’s wonderful to travel with somebody that you love and we never travel anywhere without one another” – Roger Moore | Travel Quote of the Day

Owned The Whole World

“I felt as though I owned the whole world. And little wonder, because at no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny , as when we are busy with preparations for it. After that, there remains only the journey itself, which is nothing but […]

I Met Her In A Hotel Lobby

“I knew a girl named Nikki, I guess you could say she was a sex fiend.
I met her in a hotel lobby, masturbating with a magazine.
She said how’d you like to waste some time?
And I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind.

She took me to her castle and I just couldn’t believe my eyes.
She had so many devices, everything that money could buy.
She said sign your name on the dotted line,
the lights went out and Nikki started to grind”

– Prince (Darling Nikki) | Travel Quote of the Day

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You’ve Misplaced Yourself

“There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic: this was usually Valentina’s first impulse. Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you’ve misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world” – Audrey Niffenegger | Travel Quote of the Day

A Little Imagination

“A little imagination goes a long way in Fes” – Tahir Shah | Travel Quote of the Day

I Left My Seaport

“With the need for the self in the time of another I left my seaport grim and dear knowing good work could be made in the state governed by both Hope and Despair” – Roman Payne | Travel Quote of the Day

Left A Bit Of Me

“I had always believed that I left a bit of me wherever I went. I also believed that I took a bit of every place with me. I never felt that more than with this trip. It was as if the act of touching these places, walking these roads,and asking these questions had added another […]

Heaven For Climate, Hell For Company

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company” – Mark Twain | Travel Quote of the Day

Throw Away The Map

“I wonder if one of the most important steps on our journey is the one in which we throw away the map” – Anonymous | Travel Quote of the Day

Take The Long Way Home

“When lonely days turn to lonely nights,
you take a trip to the city lights
and take the long way home.

You never see what you want to see,
forever playing to the gallery.
You take the long way home.

And when you’re up on the stage, it’s so unbelievable,
Oh unforgettable, how they adore you,
But then your wife seems to think you’re losing your sanity,
Oh, calamity, is there no way out?

Does it feel that your life’s become a catastrophe?
Oh, it has to be for you to grow , boy.
When you look through the years and see what you could
have been oh, what you might have been,
If you’d had more time.

So, when the day comes to settle down,
Who’s to blame if you’re not around?
You took the long way home”

– Supertramp (Take The Long Way Home) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Discover The World

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone” – Wendell Berry | Travel Quote of the Day

Never Know Where

“‘Ritzonia’ was the epithet coined by Bernard Bernson, who sold Italian pictures to American millionaires, to describe the unreal, mortifying sameness of their luxury. ‘Ritzonia,’ he wrote in 1909, ‘carries its inmates like a wishing carpet from place to place, the same people, the same meals, the same music. Within its walls you might be […]

To Get To Know A Country

“To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It’s futile to gaze at the world through a car window” – Albert Einstein | Travel Quote of the Day

Things in Hertfordshire

“With the first jolt he was in daylight; they had left the gateways of King’s Cross, and were under blue sky. Tunnels followed, and after each the sky grew bluer, and from the embankment at Finsbury Park he had his first sight of the sun. It rolled along behind the eastern smokes — a wheel, […]

Becoming A Parcel

“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 | Travel Quote of the Day

Moving West

“I was headed out down a long bone-white road, straight as a string and smooth as glass and glittering and wavering in the heat and humming under the tires like a plucked nerve. I was doing seventy-five but I never seemed to catch up with the pool which seemed to be over the road just […]

Take Me to the River

“Take me to the river, drop me in the water,
washing me down.

I don’t know why you treat me so bad.
Think of all the things we could have had.
Love is a notion I can’t forget,
My sweet sixteen I would never regret.
I want to know, can you’ll tell me,
I’d love to stay.

Take me to the river, drop me in the water,
push me in the river, dip me in the water.
Washing me down, washing me.

Hug me, squeeze me, love me, tease me
Till I can’t take no more of it”

– Talking Heads (Take Me to the River) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Kindness Of Strangers

“There’s something in the act of setting out that renews me, that fills me with a feeling of possibility. On the road, I’m forced to rely on instinct and intuition, on the kindness of strangers, in ways that illuminate who I am, ways that shed light on my motivations, my fears” – Andrew McCarthy | […]

Magic Of The Island

“Gradually the magic of the island [Corfu] settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen” – Gerald Durrell | Travel Quote of the Day

A Common Bond

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone” – Wendell Berry | Travel Quote of the Day

Laziest Ways Of Passing The Time

“You think of travellers as bold, but our guilty secret is that travel is one of the laziest ways on earth of passing the time” – Paul Theroux | Travel Quote of the Day