Why Travel Matters

Why Travel Matters

Throughout my life, travel has been my greatest teacher, greatest passion, and greatest source of inspiration. It has had a profound effect on my worldview and has shaped me into the person I am today. More than ever I think connecting with other cultures is so important and if we’re fortunate enough to be able to travel to do that, even better. Because others have spoken much more eloquently than I ever could, here is a collection of quotes that, to me, capture why travel matters. Please enjoy……


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo

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

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain

“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

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

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

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

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

“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.” – Ryu Murakami

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

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Why travel matters