Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as ‘the bizarre’. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond.
If you’re feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you’re different.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
There’s something with the physical size of America… American writers can write about America and it can still feel like a foreign country.
The world is my lobster.
Henry J. Tillman
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.
The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.
In the space age, man will be able to go around the world in two hours — one hour for flying and one hour to get to the airport.
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things …
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Every flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer; in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands.
Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!
If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren’t well enough to travel.
Sir Vivian Fuchs
The journey not the arrival matters.
T. S. Eliot
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.
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost –- the lost valleys of the imagination.
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
The saying ‘Getting there is half the fun’ became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.
Henry J. Tillman
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.
The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.
I think the U.K. is too small to write about from within it and still make it seem foreign and exotic and interesting.
My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
Henry Ward Beecher
The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunities.
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands, seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.
I was born to travel and write verse.
Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.
It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon
I think it is a pity to lose the romantic side of flying and simply to accept it as a common means of transport….
If black boxes survive air crashes, why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?
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.
Too often we are so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
G. K. Chesterton
Here I am, safely returned over those peaks from a journey far more beautiful and strange than anything I had hoped for or imagined — how is it that this safe return brings such regret?
I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.
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
A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad.
Travel penetrates your consciousness, but not in a rational way.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
It is not down in any map; true places never are.
Journeys end in lovers meeting.
All of life is a foreign country.
When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are only halfway there.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end
Ursula K. LeGuin
Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it.
Charles de Lint
Take the back roads instead of the highways.
A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
One always wonders about roads not taken.
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
He who walks in the middle of the roads gets hit from both sides.
Everything has to be organised for kids in London — you can’t just walk three roads to see a friend.
All roads indeed lead to Rome, but theirs also is a more mystical destination, some bourne of which no traveller knows the name, some city, they all seem to hint, even more eternal.
Richard Le Gallienne
I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.
To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
I’m an adaptable nomad. I love Paris, I’ve been living in Los Angeles and New York since 1990. I love London, too. My roots are inside of me.
Be careful going in search of adventure — it’s ridiculously easy to find.
William Least Heat Moon
I’d like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.
I don’t drive around London much. Any journey around Islington involves hundreds of speed bumps that seem to tear the bottom of your car off.
I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, ‘There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.’
Robert De Niro
Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it — memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.
The most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step, making the first decision.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.
Giotto di Bondone
Did you know that Christmas Day is absolutely the best day to fly? It is. No crowded airports and crowded planes. I always flew to Australia. That’s what Christmas was for me – a plane journey to the next tournament.
When you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge.
Constantine Peter Cavafy
Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners
I believe when you’re stuck in one spot for too long it’s best to throw a grenade where you stand, and jump…and pray.
Journeys are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will — whatever we may think.
A travel adventure has no substitute. It is the ultimate experience, your one big opportunity for flair.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle.
James Weldon Johnson
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
G. K. Chesterton
I stayed three weeks in Paris, fell in love with the city, and decided that I was born to live in Paris.
I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere.
Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.
Fabulous place, Dublin is. The trouble is, you work hard and in Dublin you play hard as well.
I hate going out in Brighton now. It’s different in London. People respect you more there.
Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we’d leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we’d walk through the Plaza Mayor.
Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.
Prague is the Paris of the ’90s.
Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
There are some times when you make films and you travel places, and the take that people in the business have is that the worst way to see a city is to shoot there, because you work these long 12, 13, and 14 hour days, and you go home to the hotel, you eat and you pass out. And you don’t have a chance to explore, unless you have a lot of days off.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.
The worst thing that can happen to you in travel is having a gun pointed at you by a very young person. That’s happened to me maybe four times in my life. I didn’t like it.
I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.
Stuff your eyes with wonder. Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.
Charles Dudley Warner
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.
Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.
It is very difficult to generalise. Everyone’s adventure is original.
I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind — and spirit.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
I am living out my adolescent dream of travel and adventure.
For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.
I was happy in Dublin because it is very cosmopolitan.
An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.
One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.
A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.
Australian Aboriginal Proverb
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.
It isn’t how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it’s how you spend the time.
Having to travel so much plays havoc with your personal life.
When I travel abroad, because I’m Columbian, I’m always one that they check twice and security and I’m the one that they open my bag and the one they pull to the side to check the visa.
I travel for work, but recently, friends said I should take major trips.
When Bangladesh refused to renew my passport, I used U.N. travel documents. You can’t disown your country.
If you look at human society, it is very easy, of course, to compare our warfare and territoriality with the chimpanzee. But that’s only one side of what we do. We also trade, we intermarry, we allow each other to travel through our territory. There’s an enormous amount of cooperation.
Frans de Waal
I like to read, walk, cook, and travel to cities. We live in the country, so we miss museums and the bustle of city life.
What I like in this job is you can travel to many places, many imaginations.
I particularly like to travel for work because you see a completely different side of the country you’re visiting.
I wrote those poems for myself, as a way of being a soldier here in this country. I didn’t know the poems would travel. I didn’t go to Lebanon until two years ago, but people told me that many Arabs had memorized these poems and translated them into Arabic.
Fiction leaves us so much work to do, allows the individual so much input; you have to see, you have to hear, you have to taste the madeleine, and while you are seemingly passive in your chair, you have to travel.
I am disabled, so I can’t travel, and I have not been to any development meetings, but Gary and the others affiliated with the film keep me updated on everything.
I need to travel, of course, with my laptop, so I can do my business on the road.
American movies are often very good at mining those great underlying myths that make films robustly travel across class, age, gender, culture.
I loved working on ‘Happy Gilmore’ because I love to travel to new places and we got to go to British Columbia. Any Adam Sandler film is fun to work on because it is a reunion of the boys club of guys that have worked together in the past.
One of the things the ‘Tao of Travel’ shows is how unforthcoming most travel writers are, how most travelers are. They don’t tell you who they were traveling with, and they’re not very reliable about things that happened to them.
I don’t like to travel. Yet all my books seem to involve a journey.
Chris Van Allsburg
We’re all dealt with the same hand here, so to speak. I feel like I’ve had it a lot better than most people. I’ve had the opportunity to travel and play music all my life.
Getting on a plane is hard for me, but I do it, because travel is vital to me.
I associate going to an airport with work because I travel so much with my job. So when I have a few days free from work, I tend to stay at home.
I’m a ‘tweener,’ man! I couldn’t march with Dr. King and them. And I’m too old to be a hip-hopper. But I’ve been granted honorary status in each generation… I see my tongue as a bridge over which ideas can travel back and forth.
Michael Eric Dyson
I want to take piano lessons, I want to study at university, I want to travel, I want to do other parts, make another movie.
A careful inspection showed them that, even if they succeeded in righting it by themselves, the cart would travel no longer. The axles were in a hopeless state, and the missing wheel was shattered into pieces.
I like to travel by myself.
Carly Rae Jepsen
I travel a fair amount, read on the plane, and I read fast.
Hollywood was possible for a while! Why didn’t I go along with it? Well, the other things that were pulling me back were more important. Being at home, being in the same marriage, these things enabled me to go off and travel in the first place.
I love to run, but training can be hard, especially with a family and a crazy travel schedule. I often do sprints with my kids, where they bike and I run along side them so we can ‘race’ each other for a quarter-mile or shorter repeats.
I’m lucky my parents travel with me.
I desperately want a dog, but I’ve been told I travel too much, and I’m not allowed to have a dog.
As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels, and many times I’ve been in a town where the only entertainment to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby.
I can’t travel without Sudoku.
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.
If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn’t be out doing things. But by not having kids, it makes me freer to travel the world and talk about things I feel are important.
A lot of the players are not involved with any NHL team, so to play and travel around with the Oldtimers’ it’s a kind of gift that the players really appreciate.
I travel around and hear from so many kids. Their parents say they were always very picky but they watch the show and they want to try stuff. The show is entertainment, but I think it has done so much for the public perception of what food can be.
I just see too many people retire and say, ‘I’m going to take off, travel, spend time with my family’ and they are just miserable. They end up dying. People who work and stay active, and like what they are doing, live longer.
Because I travel so much, I bring my workout clothes and shoes wherever I go. That way I can always do some exercise.
The worst thing about touring is the travel.
I’ve been lucky to travel through quite a bit of Europe and Australia, but I would love to do Asia and South America and South Africa.
As we travel around Britain, I am convinced most of us cannot really appreciate what we are seeing. We take too much for granted, because it is all so familiar.
I don’t take any photographs. I travel a lot by myself, and I feel weird taking photos on my own.
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
I wanted to have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Sydney, and have the chance to work there.
People say, what is she thinking? I’m thinking: fun; cash; travel.
As a model, I travel non-stop.
I have gotten to travel the world and experience all these incredible things thanks to my career.
When I retired, I really wanted to spend time with my family and kids. Coaching would have prevented that due to the commitment of the job and travel that goes with it, too.
I’m not your expert on Africa or animals or whatever. I’m not a travel writer or maker of documentaries. I was someone who doesn’t know very much, trying to communicate.
The idea of making access to safe abortions harder and more expensive and more difficult, having to travel across state lines – that puts women’s health and lives in jeopardy, which is something I think no one wants.
I have several dogs and several cats who aren’t really mine. In fact, they think that I am theirs. I’d like to have some goats and chickens, but I travel around too much.
I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And I travel a tremendous amount. I’m in New York and California a lot, but then also I like faraway places a lot.
I didn’t realize what an impact having a No. 1 single would have. It connects me with people of different ages, and I get to travel all over the world.
Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.
Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun.
More than 13,000 Malaysians travel to the U.K. to study in British universities every year.
I sometimes skip meals when I travel.
Novels by British writers are among my favorites because our family has enjoyed travel in England and because they are written with an economy of words as if they were written with a pen instead of a computer. Penelope Fitzgerald is a favorite.
I think they need to get a more reliable way of watching television on the laptop. Because I travel so much, if I want to watch my favorite sports team it might not be showing in that place, so I want a reliable way to watch whatever I want to watch on my laptop.
I would love to travel around the world working for a travel company taking students abroad on cultural immersion trips.
I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, ‘Wow, man.’ And I’ve been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.
I’ve worked with a band, and it’s nice to have someone to travel around with, but I didn’t like it as well on stage.
In a certain sense, a writer is an exile, an outsider, always reporting on things, and it is part of his life to keep on the move. Travel is natural.
You need to be an adrenalin junkie when you travel with kids.
Graeme Le Saux
I guess after college, I just got really into food. I also think going on the road doing stand-up makes you more into food. Because when you travel like that, one of the things to do is find really good places to eat.
There are other writers who try for subtle and minimalists effects, but I don’t travel in that tribe.
If you’re not in a major city, many bands don’t come your way, and you have to really travel to see them.
In my 20s, as I began to travel in Europe, I found comfort in religious paintings. Even though my own belief in Catholic dogma had been shaken and weakened, I found that the beauty and the richness of the art still held me.
Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced that to live is to travel towards the world’s end.
I hope my desire to travel so much isn’t forever because it’s not the most conducive lifestyle for a relationship or a family by any means.
I like playing tennis. I’ve always enjoyed the process of being a tennis player; I’m just not sure that I enjoyed the travel at the end, and my body didn’t recover from the day-to-day grind.
We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests.
My public image is so low-key, but I get to travel the world and still have an audience and it’s really amazing. I don’t take that for granted.
K. D. Lang
I could have probably raised them in L.A. and they would have been great and had so many things at their fingertips and been exposed to so many things. But we travel a lot, so I don’t think that moving out of town is sheltering the girls at all. Maybe protecting them a little bit more, trying to prolong their youth.
It was a secular cathedral, dedicated to the rites of travel.
I want everybody to travel, to travel and not be afraid.
I just travel all the time. And I was just looking at the schedules now and starting the first week of October I will be every weekend with somebody at tournaments through Christmas. So it gets very difficult to just go away and not do that.
Being able to travel the world is pretty cool. There are places that I’ve always wanted to go to but being able to go there as somebody who’s a musician and is recognised as one is cool.
I can’t wait to start something up myself that is actually about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve, especially when they travel so far to play the smallest gig they’ve ever played in their lives.
But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses.
Occasionally I find a travel book that is both illuminating and entertaining, where vivid writing and research replace self-indulgence and sloppy prose.
I think having toured the world and seeing many places, I’ve just been blown away by how we’ve really scarred our home. I’m as guilty as the next person if not more so. I travel a lot. The damage we do to our planet is huge.
Every day is intense and alive, whether it’s travel, work, even down time, which there is so little of.
The average Londoner knows just one neighbour. I travel a lot, and I’m always surprised by the strong sense of community in some countries. We’ve lost something fundamentally human, and we don’t even realise it.
In recent years, I’ve been writing because I’m fortunate enough to work in the world of food television, to travel and taste and learn about cooking from the best chefs in the business.
The President’s political travel is going to get blamed (and probably rightly) for a share of this downturn.
I travel a lot to promote the perfumes and to do the commercials.
I hope that I’ll be hot for a long time so I can make a lot of money, I can retire early, and just travel. Hopefully that will happen.
In North America, more than half of all children travel to school by bus. We need a similar programme in London.
Having my first number one single and being able to travel to places I’ve never been before has been amazing. The tour was also fantastic. There are so many things which I’ve experienced this year which I never even dreamed of.
I remember telling my creative writing teacher that you never want to have a journal, because if you lose it, then someone’s going to know all your secrets. And then she stopped using a journal, but I always write everything down… Anytime I travel, I try and fill up notepads.
The last couple relationships I had were long distance. It’s not like I can make much of an effort to travel and see anybody. The guy had to do all the work, unfortunately.
I like people who are enthused about things they do, like travel, sports, work. I like being with people who have things they’re excited about.
I did rebel. I was the rebel in my family, because my dad wanted me to go and just travel with him.
A lot of my travel is at least partly work, visiting schools and libraries, especially in France.
I’d like to work with Bjork if I could get in the studio with her. We could probably travel to a different planet, you know what I’m saying?
These days I travel so much it’s hard to get into a routine. When I’m on the road, I tend to use hotel gyms. When I’m home in L.A., I like to hike and hit the surf. All in all, I try to keep a balanced diet and exercise routine, which has stood me in good stead to date.