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All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…

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It’s been at least a month since I last left the country.

My feet are getting itchy. Here are another ten of my favourite travel quotes…

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux

 “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson  


“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”  Lao Tzu      

“The journey, not the arrival matters.” TS Eliot

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than in miles.” Tim Cahill


“I 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

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R Tolkien





“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” Benjamin Disraeli

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” Paul Theroux

A wise traveller never despises his own country.” Carlo Goldoni

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Sometimes, especially when I’ve not been away for a while,


to read some travel-inspired thoughts…

Here are ten favourites:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St Augustine

“Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” Cesare Pavese

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” Freya Stark

“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.” Bill Bryson

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” John Steinbeck
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” James Michener

 “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” Edith Wharton

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”  Lin Yutang

 “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller

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