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We hope that the information and pictures on this site are inspiration enough to explore the world. But in case any further encouragement is needed, here's our selection of the world's 20 best travel quotes:

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Gustave Flaubert

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

Saint Augustine

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 mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Take only memories, leave only footprints.

Chief Seattle

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love

Ernest Hemingway

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

Lao Tzu

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness

Mark Twain

The journey not the arrival matters.

T.S. Eliot

I love to travel, but hate to arrive

Albert Einstein

Not all those who wander are lost

J R R Tolkein

Travel teaches toleration

Benjamin Disraeli

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life

Samuel Johnson

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.


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

The rewards of the journey far outweigh the risk of leaving the harbor


The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

Rudyard Kipling

If you are going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill