I don't just like quotes.
I adore quotes.
Whenever I am not really feeling 100% myself, or if I'm doubting myself, or anything really... I hop on Pinterest and search for inspirational quotes. And you can argue that words are just words all you want, but to me words are magic.
So I have curated my top 8 inspirational travel quotes that I use on a regular basis to motivate myself to keep on this wild path that I have chosen. Write them down, memorize them, think of them when you just aren't sure.
And I promise you they will bring you hope.
The mountains are calling, and I must go - John Muir
Is it any wonder this one is my favourite? I know I will always end up back in the mountains, because what they say is true. They call to you, they are a reminder of peace, serenity, and the desire to be surrounded by something larger than yourself.
Not all those who wander are lost - JRR Tolkien
Just because you are taking the long way around, doesn't mean you are lost. It just means you are taking the scenic route.
Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure - JK Rowling
Who doesn't love a good JK Rowling quote? While my travel adventures are far less sinister than the ones she writes about, they are soul-satisfying nonetheless.
Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures - Lewis Carroll
This is probably one of my favourites. Because it is true for me on such a fundamental level. I don't want presents or diamonds or a house. I want adventures.
I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list - Susan Sontag
Who else has a bucket list a mile long? *Raises hand. Raises other hand. Lowers one hand to add another destination to my list*
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all - Helen Keller
This doesn't apply to everyone. Some people are perfectly happy living normal lives. (I know, right? But apparently, it's true.) However, for me, this isn't just a quote. It's an affirmation I repeat on the daily to remind myself to say YES to all the things that scare me.
I'd rather have a passport full of stamps, than a house full of stuff.
I have to admit, I battle with this one. I like to have my creature comforts, and sometimes I need to remind myself what my priorities are. At the end of the day, travel comes first.
If not now, when? Robert F. Kennedy
Best for last. This is something I try to live by not just when it comes to travel, but in every aspect of my life. Tomorrow is NEVER guaranteed. Do what you want, do what you love. Do it now, when you are able.
Your turn! What is your favourite inspirational travel quote?
All my love,