The Quotatious Traveler – quotations to inspire your travels

A quotation can be a bit like poetry – and those in this e-book, the Quotatious Traveler, sum up what you’re feeling in a few choice words and make you think – yes, that’s so true. Add travel into the mix and maybe these quotations can inspire you to reach out, go beyond, search out new horizons, travel well.

The Quotatios Travel Dan Calamai must be one of those people that loves to gather together these little pearls, the ones that I remember for a second and then later think – what was that great quote? He’s strung these travel quotations into an e-book called the Quotatious Traveler that will make you laugh, feel inspired and catch yourelf saying “why didn’t I think of that?”

If think you might enjoy the Quotatious Traveler e-book, here’s a taster from the different sections of the e-book to tempt you;

Travel Quotations about the Journey

I slept in black tents, blue tents, skin tents, yurts of felt and
windbreaks of thorns. One night, caught in a sandstorm in the
Western Sahara, I understood Mohamed’s dictum, ‘A journey is a fragment of Hell.’ – Bruce Chatwin

It is no trick to go around the world these days, you can pay a lot of
money and fly around it nonstop in less than 48 hours, but to know it,
to smell it and feel it between your toes you have to crawl. There is no
other way – Ted Simon, The Inner Journey

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 – Pat Conroy

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry
it with us or we find it not – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walking towards paradise.. EXPLORED

Travel Quotations about the Traveler

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to
see – G. K. Chesterton

The more money you spend (while traveling) the higher the wall you
are building between yourself and the places you visit – Rick Steves

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

Travel Quotations about Cultures

A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the
tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before
him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing – Thomas Nashe

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness,
all foes to real understanding. Likewise tolerance and charitable views of
men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in our corner of the
earth – Mark Twain


Laughing on the road

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list – Susan Sontag

If you come to a fork in the road, take it – Yogi Berra

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

Navajo Girl

Get Out and Go!

Good judgment can come from bad experiences; good experiences
can come from bad judgment – Rolf Potts

I know that we shall meet problems along the way, but I’d far rather
see for myself what’s going on in the world outside, than rely on
newspapers, television, politicians and religious leaders to tell me
what I should be thinking – Michael Palin

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

If you’d like to buy the Quotations Traveler e-book, a collection of travel quotations to set you on the road or even take with you, it costs $8.99 USD from the Quotatious Traveler. If you buy it through any of the links on this page I will get a small commission.

What’s your favourite travel quotation and do any of these ones especially speak to you?

Photo Credits:  The Inner Journey by Wolfgang Staudt , The Traveler by ManojVasanth ,    and  I love my camel by Marina & Enrique

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  • Reply
    Mark H
    June 30, 2010 at 1:38 am

    My favourite travel quote is the great Mark Twain comment “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” I think it is so true.
    .-= Mark H´s last blog ..Cote dAzur Villas France =-.

  • Reply
    Sherry Ott
    June 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Ah – this has always been my favorite and provides my inspiration:
    Some Stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity…-Gilda Radner
    .-= Sherry Ott´s last blog ..signs =-.

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    Barbara at Hole in the Donut Travels
    July 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I loved this one, because slow travel is my enduring passion: It is no trick to go around the world these days, you can pay a lot of money and fly around it nonstop in less than 48 hours, but to know it, to smell it and feel it between your toes you have to crawl. There is no other way – Ted Simon, The Inner Journey
    .-= Barbara at Hole in the Donut Travels´s last blog ..Beware…You Are Now Entering Zapatista Territory =-.

  • Reply
    July 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Any of these quotations make my feet itch! But, as I get older the one which really resonates is the Mark Twain “Twenty years from now……….” I quoted it a lot to my children when they were in their teens, and only last week my elder son, who is now 29, quoted it back at me……so I figure I’ve taught him well, or to be honest Mark Twain and I have! Always amazes me when I hear Twain quoted how his words seem so fresh and modern.

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