Friday, January 1, 2016

41 Beautiful Travel Quotes (Plus Video) to Inspire the Traveller within You!

Who doesn't like to have a dash of some inspiration?

I, for one, absolutely do. That’s one reason I love reading quotes and sayings by great thinkers and writers of all times – and what amazes me more is that there is always one for every season, no matter what your mood, what the feeling! 

That's the same reason this year I decided to ring in My Yatra Dairy's 2016 with a good dose of inspirational quotes to uplift our spirits and inspire all of us to pack our bags, set out, and TRAVEL! Yes, travel and possibly get a fresh perspective on life. Because, sometimes all we need is a little power-packed nudge to remind us how awesome life really is. Isn't it?


1. Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~ Ernestine Ulmer.

2. Life is your mirror. What you see as your outside always comes from your inside. ~ Anonymous.

3. Let go or be dragged. ~ Anonymous.

4. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust.

5. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller.

6. … travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. ~ Mary Ritter Beard.

7. A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. ~ John Steinbeck.

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

9. Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. ~ Rumi.

10. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. ~ Henry Miller.

11. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius.

12. What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And  when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

13. Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly. ~ Anonymous.

14. Collect moments, Not things. ~ Anonymous.

15. It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

16. Wherever you are - be all there. ~ Jim Elliot.

17. The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. Paulo Coelho.

18. I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea. Paulo Coelho.

19. We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. Anais Nin.

20. Traveling makes one modest -- you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. Gustave Flaubert.

21. Take only memories, leave only footprints. ~ Chief Seattle.

22. Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist. ~ W. H. Auden.

23. Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up. ~ Leonardo da Vinci.

24. If you can still feel romanced by a sunset, you're closer to your Maker than you thought. ~ Beth Moore.

25. Pilgrims are poets who create by taking journeys. ~ Richard R. Niebuhr.

26. Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel.

27. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. ~ Franz Kafka.

28. A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind. ~ Michael Bassey Johnson.

29. A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. ~ William G.T. Shedd.

30. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien.

31. Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings. ~ Rumi.

32. All I want is an open road and an open heart. ~ Anonymous.

33. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. ~ Saint Augustine.

34. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. ~ Danny Kaye.

35. Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith. ~ Margaret Shepard. 

36. You can find me where the music meets the ocean. ~ Zac Brown Band.

37. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. ~ John Muir.

38. To unpathed waters, undreamed shores. ~ William Shakepeare.

39. I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. ~ Walt Whitman

40. Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

41. Excuse me while I kiss the sky. ~ Jimi Hendrix.


And if this still isn't enough inspiration for you, here's the video for the extra adrenaline rush! It's compiled using the same quotes as above (all due credits to the authors above); the pictures are all mine.

(You can also watch this on You Tube here:

Which are your all time favorite travel quotes that never ceases to inspire?
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  1. Indeed a beautiful way to start the journey of new year.... Wishing you memorable journeys in coming year... Keep Traveling...

  2. Hi Arti, wonderful collection of quotes. I enjoy almost all, and I love quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thanks for posting them all ;).

  3. Beautiful pics and quotes! Thanks for sharing such a great collection and wish you a very happy and successful year ahead! :)

  4. What a wonderful collection of quotes. My grandad always use to say 'Take only memories, leave only footprints'.

  5. Sair kar duniya ki ghafil zindagani phir kahan
    Zindagi gar kuchh rahi to ye javani phir kahan
    Meer Dard 1721-1785 Delhi
    सैर कर दुनिया की गाफ़िल ज़िंदगानी फिर कहाँ
    जिंदगी ग़र कुछ रही तो ये जवानी फिर कहाँ
    मीर दर्द १७२१-१७८५ देहली

  6. "Do you know why mountaineers tie each other? To prevent the sensible ones from going home!" :P

    Destination Infinity

  7. Dear Arti, So many inspirational quotes about travel and life. I'll have to come back occasionally and remind myself of how to take a journey and live my life! I love this one: Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. ~ Rumi. Happy 2016, Arti. Wishing you many adventures ahead.

  8. Inspirational quotes! My favourite is- 'Dont tell me how much educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled', by Prophet Mohammed.

  9. Great Quotes and beautiful pics.
    Nice to watch the video.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2016. Keep sharing :) ~ da

  10. That's inspirational and beautiful! Loved the video.

    Have a look at my latest blog too and share your views >>

  11. Happy new year dear Arti! Thank you for the wonderful quotes - and cheers to many more adventures in 2016!

  12. Inspiring quotes. My favorite is "Traveling makes one modest -- you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. - Gustave Flaubert." Happy new year.

  13. lovely quotes and yes Collect MOMENTS not things ...

    have a fantabulous year ahead ... Happy new year


  14. Absolutely wonderful collection of quotes Arti! :)
    This is a welcome inspiration to kickstart the new year:)

    Wishing you more travels in the coming year!

  15. Such an amazing inspirational gems. New year best wishes,

  16. This is such a beautiful post! Loveeeee it! The pictures and the quotes are really inspiring and heart-touching... :-)

  17. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful quotes, Arti. They filled me with so much positivity and inspiration.

    Wish you a very Happy New Year :)

  18. Amazing collection of quotes ,thanks for sharing

  19. Awesome collection of quotes Arti!!!! Loved it all, the picture quotes are catchy!!!
    Have a Great year dear!!!
    Wander more and inspire us more!!! :)

  20. Happy New Year, Arti.
    How admirable to read your collection of quotes! My favorite is (27) Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. ~ Franz Kafka.
    I look forward to sharing with your world 2016 too. Thank you for sharing the photo of Kinkaku temple too!

  21. Happy New year Arti, I am setting upon a long tour soon to North India . Will message you.

  22. Oh, thats an amazing collection of inspiring quotes!! I feel so READY now:-) I like the one that you have wings - go on use them.... Powerful one for me:-) But so many great ones. Also want to wish you a Smashing new Year dear Arti!! May it be filled with travels and great moments for you. All the best! Sending warm hugs to you sweetie:-)

  23. Superb set of pics and quotes. Wishes! :)

  24. "I've yet to travel to a place that you couldn't find on a map." - Rand McNally


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