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Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
~Elizabeth Drew
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
~Susan Heller
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.
~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt
I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.
~Lord Dunsany
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
~Lao Tzu
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
~Anatole France
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
~Lin Yutang
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."
~Daniel J. Boorstin
It is not down in any map; true places never are.
~Herman Melville
What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
~William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
~G.K. Chesterton
To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
~Charles Horton Cooley
And that's the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.
~Dave Barry
Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.
~Mason Cooley
Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.
~Regina Nadelson
I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.
~Lillian Smith
Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.
~Ray Bradbury
There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.
~Orson Welles
Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings. You think you're going to kiss your ass good-bye.
~Terry HansonI have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
~Mark Twain
I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
~Jean Kerr, "Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall," The Snake Has All the Lines, 1958
In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.
~Robert Benchley
Just get on any major highway, and eventually it will dead-end in a Disney parking area large enough to have its own climate, populated by large nomadic families who have been trying to find their cars since the Carter administration.
~Dave Barry
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
~James Michener
If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport.
~George Winters
I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
~James Baldwin
Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before.
~G.K. Chesterton
The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
~George Ade, Forty Modern Fables
I did not fully understand the dread term "terminal illness" until I saw Heathrow for myself.
~Dennis Potter, 1978
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
~Mark Twain
I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
~George Bernard Shaw
I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.
~Caskie Stinnett
A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.
~Lemony Snicket
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
~Aldous Huxley
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
~G.K. Chesterton
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
~Hilaire Belloc
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
~Benjamin Disraeli
The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
~Henry Boye