A street in Rome that looks like it is in a small village.

Call it an obsession, but I cannot stop thinking about travel (intrepid I am from my armchair). Listen to my audio blogging on my Audio&Podcast page or wherever you find your podcasts. Or watch my videos on my Video page or find me on YouTube or Instagram. Also find links on my Social Media page.

Here are some travel sayings that I like:

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

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

“Long voyages, great lies.” – Italian proverb

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

“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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

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

“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

“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

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will lead you there.” — unknown

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” — Antoine de St. Exupery

“But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?” — Noel Coward

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

“Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” – Hodding Carter

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

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” — Susan Heller

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.” — Elizabeth Drew

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

“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

“Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.” — René Descartes

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

“Without travel I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life.” — Lauren Hutton

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” — Mark Twain

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

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

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


Here is a recent list of the best travel books. I am itching to read them. 

Some of my favorite travel writers:

Redmond O’Hanlon

Bill Bryson

Tahir Shah

Vikram Seth

J. Maarten Troost

Tony Horwitz

Eric Newby

M.F.K. Fisher


Yes, I’ve also read:

Paul Theroux

William Dalrymple

… and many more


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