The best quotes of a world of travel quotes give a hunch about the importance of place on a journey and even greater magnitude how the traveller relates to visited places.
A new place gives the opportunity to see things in a new aspect and to choose the setting for new experiences, should we choose so.
On the other hand, a place becomes of no significance if we disregard local customs and keep to the same people as at home. The outcome would be a change of setting without reaching out to gain new insights and experiences.
If we are always arriving and departing, it isalso true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.
The wise man's home is the universe.
Those who visit foreign nations, but who associate only with their own countrymen, change their climate, but not their customs; they see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with travelled bodies, but untraveled minds.
--Charles Caleb Colton--
People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.
--Dagobert D. Runes--
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
--Robert Louis Stevenson--
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.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do - especially in other people’s minds. When you’re travelling, 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--
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.
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 traveller learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.
Take only memories. Leave nothing but footprints.
Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea. And East and West the wander-thirst that will not let me be.
--Gerald Gauld, Wander-Thirst--
To leave is to die a little, to die to what we love. We leave behind a bit of ourselves wherever we have been.
--Edmond Haraucourt, Choix de Poesies--
Only that travelling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.
--Henry David Thoreau, Journal--
Travelling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.
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.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
I should like to spend the whole of my in life travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.