Oh wanderlust. The desire to travel. It gets real after summer comes to a close. Take me back to summer vacation bliss. Please?

If you’ve just got back from travels or haven’t traveled in awhile, we’re about to make your wanderlust get worse. Here are some inspirational travel quotes that make us want to book our plane tickets as soon as humanly possible.

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

“Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.”

“Your twenties are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.” | Kyoko Escamilla

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it life.” | Robin Sharma

“Traveling – leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” | Ibn Buttuta

“Travel should never be comfortable. If you’re comfortable, you aren’t challenging yourself. If you’re comfortable, you’re missing the point. Get outside your comfort zone, find your limits, and learn who you really are.” | James Smorthwaite

“And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, in dimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” | Pico Iyer

“Jobs fill your pocket. Adventure fills your soul.”

“Just as a painter paints, and a ponderer ponders, a writer writes, and a wanderer wanders.” | Roman Payne

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” | Wendell Berry, A Place on Earth

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” | Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” | Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” | Elizabeth Gilbert

“Your feet will take you where your heart is.” | Irish proverb

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” | Gustave Flaubert

“At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.” | Arthur Frommer
“Quit your job. Buy a ticket. Get a tan. Fall in love. Never return.” | Island Company

“I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future.” | Jack Kerouac, On the Road

“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

“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. 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. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” | Bill Bryson

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” | Edward Abbey

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” | John Muir

“Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” | Ryū Murakami

“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

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

“When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back.” | Rebecca Solnit

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” | Susan Songtag

Are you traveling sometime soon? Make us envious by telling us all about your travel plans in the comments below!

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