Inspirational travel quotes to help you start your next adventure

Travel quotes from carlymatthew.com

It’s 2019! If you’re like me, you’re busy setting your yearly travel goals. Below are the quotes that brought me inspiration during the process and will help you embark on your next adventure too!

What’s in store for 2019

For me, the new year means a new job. My partner, Ethan, and I will be flying from Iowa City, Iowa to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam in late January to become English as a second language teachers. I will also be carrying my freelance web design business over there to become a part-time digital nomad.

Gaining confidence to travel the world

Of course, these are all very welcome changes. But it can be hard to tell friends and family, especially those that do not travel often, my plans. Quitting my job and moving far away to do something totally off my career path can definitely look like a step backward. During these difficult conversations and periods of doubt, these quotes gave me strength.

I hope they will give you the faith you need to make that leap into your new journey in 2019.

Everything suggests a beyond.
Everything suggests a beyond. —Isabella L. Bird
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. —Marcel Proust
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world
To awaken quite alone in a strange place is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. —Isabella L. Bird
How wild it was, to let it be.
How wild it was, to let it be. —Cheryl Strayed, Wild
Adventure is worthwhile in itself
Adventure is worthwhile in itself. —Amelia Earhart
Many a false step was made by standing still.
Many a false step was made by standing still. —Tim Ferris, The 4-Hour Workweek
People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.
People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. —Tim Ferris, The 4-Hour Workweek
"Someday" is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave.
“Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave. —Tim Ferris, The 4-Hour Workweek
What we fear doing is usually what we most need to do.
What we fear doing is usually what we most need to do. —Tim Ferris, The 4-Hour Workweek
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. —Gustave Flaubert
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky. —Amelia Earhart
I read; I travel; I become.
I read; I travel; I become. —Derek Walcott
You don't have to live your life the way other people expect you to.
You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to. —Chris Guillebeau
A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.
A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world. —John Le Carré
Travel far enough, you meet yourself.
Travel far enough, you meet yourself. —David Mitchell
The journey, not the arrival, matters.
They journey, not the arrival, matters. —T. S. Eliot
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. —Helen Keller
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Always do what you are afraid to do. —Chris Guillebeau
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. —Anaïs Nin
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. —G. K. Chesterton

4 thoughts on “Inspirational travel quotes to help you start your next adventure

  1. A compilation of best travel quotes. My favorite one is by —Chris Guillebeau “You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.” Looking forward to hearing from you more

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