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The 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes Of All Time

The 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes Of All Time

Print This Post   7 Mar 2008 in Life, Travel Writing by Lola Akinmade

Editor’s Introduction - Tim Patterson: I’m typing on the deck of a hostel in a little Uruguayan surf town called Punta del Diablo.

Travelers are chatting around me; the usual conversation about where they came from and where they’re going next. Down on the beach, surfers are catching the last waves of the day and men driving horse-drawn carts haul firewood into town.

In many ways this is an idyllic scene, but to be honest, for a while today I was feeling a bit tired and jaded about travel. When you’re on the road too long the spark of newness fades, and travel can feel like a long, pointless slog, a detour from loved ones and from life.

Then I started reading the quotes you’ll find below. Some made me laugh. Some made me wince.

But all of them rang true, and reminded me of why I travel: to learn and grow, to challenge myself, stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting in front of the woodstove back home.

I hope you’ll find similar inspiration in these quotes. Without further ado…

The 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes Of All Time

Feet in the sand1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain

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

3. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

4. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” - Samuel Johnson

5. “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” - Paul Fussell

6. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” - Jack Kerouac

7. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” - Moorish proverb

8. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” - Dagobert D. Runes

9. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” - John Steinbeck

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

11. “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” - Aldous Huxley

12. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” - Samuel Johnson

13. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

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

14. “Traveling 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

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

16″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” - Moslih Eddin Saadi

17. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” - D. H. Lawrence

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

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

20. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” - Miriam Beard

Na Pali Coast21. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” - Martin Buber

22. “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.” - Jawaharial Nehru

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

24. “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

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

26. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” - Robert Frost

27. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

28. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” - Charles Dudley Warner

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

30. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” - James Michener

31. “The journey not the arrival matters.” - T. S. Eliot

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

33. “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

34. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” - Pat Conroy

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

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

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

37. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” - Maya Angelou

38. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” - Elizabeth Drew

39. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe”……Anatole France

40. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” - Seneca

41. “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

42. “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

43. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” - Aldous Huxley

44. “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” - Freya Stark

45. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” - Rudyard Kipling

46. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” - Paul Theroux

47. “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

48. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” - Clifton Fadiman

49. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” - Carlo Goldoni

50. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure — self-determined, self-motivated, often risky — forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind — and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” - Mark Jenkins

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Enter the Planets First 0 Carbon and 0 Waste City

Enter the Planet’s First 0-Carbon and 0-Waste City

Enter the Planets First 0 Carbon and 0 Waste City

Back in 2007, at Cityscape Dubai, the world’s largest business-to-business real estate investment and development event, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology presented an amazing project consisting of building a 0-carbon and 0-waste city with the finalizing date estimated for the year 2009.

This area was projected to cover the Masdar Institute surroundings, research facilities, high-end laboratories, commercial spaces, light manufacturing facilities, residential space for employees, a science museum, and a special zone for international investors and developers of the next-generation energy solutions and technologies.

“There is nothing like this in the world. We are creating a synergetic environment; it is a true alternative energy cluster,” sayd back in 2007, Sultan Al Jaber, Masdar CEO. “Here you will find researchers, students, scientists, business investment professionals, and policy makers all within the same community. It will be a living example of sustainable development that will position Abu Dhabi and Masdar at the forefront of intelligent resource utilization. It will combine the talent, expertise and resources to enable the technological breakthroughs necessary for truly sustainable development.”

Enter the Planets First 0 Carbon and 0 Waste City

A 0-carbon city means no cars, compact network of streets, renewable energy power, digital services and real-time data access.
The environment will include wind, research plantations and photovoltaic farms, while the city would offer to the companies government services, hundred per cent foreign ownership, transparent laws, tax-free environment and intellectual property protection, among others.

What started as an ambitious project continues today with a new plan in collaboration with WWF for the so-called Masdar City, located near the Abu Dhabi International Airport and covering six-square kilometers.
The new Sustainability Action Plan is based on the following ten principles of One Planet Living global initiative and will become fully functional in 2015:

Enter the Planets First 0 Carbon and 0 Waste City

-zero carbon;
-zero waste;
-sustainable transport;
-local and sustainable materials;
-local and sustainable food;
-sustainable water;
-natural habitats and wildlife;
-culture and heritage;
-equity and fair trade;
-health and happiness.

While the electricity will come from photovoltaic panels, the cooling process will be ensured by concentrated solar power, the water will come from a solar-powered desalinization plant, and the fields will be irrigated by the grey water and treated waste coming from the water treatment plant.

Masdar City construction will start in a couple of months and will become the home of international businesses and top leaders in the alternative energy sector.

Enter the Planet’s First 0-Carbon and 0-Waste City

“Today Abu Dhabi is embarking on a journey to become the global capital of the renewable energy revolution. Abu Dhabi is the first hydrocarbon-producing nation to have taken such a significant step towards sustainable living,” said Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, Director of WWF International’s One Planet Living initiative. “Masdar is an example of the paradigm shift that is needed. The strategic vision of the Abu Dhabi government is a case study in global leadership. We hope that Masdar City will prove that sustainable living can be affordable and attractive in all aspects of human living – from businesses and manufacturing facilities to universities and private homes.”

Enter the Planet’s First 0-Carbon and 0-Waste City

“Masdar City will question conventional patterns of urban development, and set new benchmarks for sustainability and environmentally friendly design – the students, faculty and businesses located in Masdar City will not only be able to witness innovation first-hand, but they will also participate in its development,” declared Dr. Sultan Al Jaber.

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Protect your crops Protect your crops
Confuse your neighbours Confuse your neighbours
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10 Tips To Keep The Flame Going In Your Married Life

February 6th, 2008 by fortunekitty

These tips apply to all husbands and wives!

1)  Spend some time to have quality conversations with each other everyday.

2)  Every week, take some time off to go out on a date just like your courting days.  You can go for a movie, take a walk at the beach or go makan-hopping at your favourite food haunts.

3)  Surprise each other with love SMS messages at any time of the work day.  Keep it short and sweet.  It shows that your other half is in your thoughts even when you are apart.

4)  If your other half has a tough day at work, lend him a listening ear if he wishes to talk about it.  Give him a soothing massage if he is physically tired .

5)  Give him some time of his own to do what he enjoys, like reading a book or playing his video games.  On the other hand, you get to enjoy your own private time as well.

6)  Find an activity or sport that both of you enjoy doing on a regular basis.  No more excuses about no time for each other!

7)  Every morning before leaving for work, give each other a goodbye kiss.  Every night before sleeping, give each other a goodnight kiss.

8)  Take turns to do the housework.  Your other half will really appreciate an extra pair of hands!

9)  Surprise each other with little gifts once in a while.  It doesn’t only have to be on special occasions like birthdays, but anytime you feel like it!

10)  Hold each other’s hands when you are out just like dating days.  Many couples conveniently forget to do that after having kids.

Wishing you a blissful married life. :)

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40 Movie References From The Simpsons

We all love The Simpsons right? A lot of people really don't realize how much Matt Groening likes to reference movies in his episodes. There are a few here I didn't even realize he did. 100% credit goes to Actualidad Simpsons, a Simpsons fan site. They update this archive a lot, so check them out when you get the chance!

Alfred Hitchcock

Apocalypse Now



Bram Stoker's Dracula

Cape Fear

Citizen Kane

Clockwork Orange

Edward Scissorhands




How The Grinch Stole Christmas


Lost Boys

Love, American Style

Miracle On 34th Street

Music Man

Night Gallery

Night Of The Hunter

Nightmare On Elm Street

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Prince Of Tides


Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Risky Business

Road Runner

Silence Of The Lambs


Steamboat Willie


The Birds

The French Lieutenants Woman

The Great Escape


Trilogy Of Terror

Twilight Zone


Yellow Submarine

You Only Live Twice

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