Sunday, November 22, 2009

Travel Quotes and Award

I was just reading Michelloui's blog Mid - Atlantic English an expat blog, she's an American in the UK and has a great blog, she is having a giveaway with a cute biscuit tin she is going to fill with British biscuits or cookies here!

She had amazing travel quotes listed and I couldn't resist sharing them:

1. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. Robert Louis Stevenson

2. All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And
if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. Samuel Johnson

3. One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller

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

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

6. 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

7. 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

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

9. There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it. Charles Dudley Warner

10. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. Lin Yutang

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

12. Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli

13.Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. Paul Theroux

14. 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

15. Not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien

The lovely Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook, has given me the friends award, if you haven't visited her blog be sure to its wonderful she just posted a pumpkin mascarpone pie!

What's your Favorite Travel quote?


  1. Great quotes .. you're still traveling!

  2. Oh my! I love the's jasmine? I would've invited you guys to Ykaie's birthday celebration if you were my neighbors.

  3. Please stop by I have an award for you.

  4. Thanks for the mention, and congrats on the award!

  5. These are some really excellent quotes. Perfect to put me in a pensive mood on this lovely Sunday morning.

  6. Hi,
    I am very fond of #8 quote. It brings me back to high school english class. -Tien

  7. These are wonderful quotes that ring very true.

  8. Gr8 quotes and congrats on ur award

  9. I love the quotes...esp. the first one!

  10. Tien: oh thats a good one I love them all lol
    Fresh Local and Best; love em
    Vrinda: thanks vrinda
    Angie: smiles

  11. I love the quotes! I especially like the reminder that we will likely be more disappointed by the things we didn't do than by the ones we did do...

  12. What thought provoking quotes!! Congrats on your award!

  13. I truly believe that traveling is one off the most important gifts we can give our children. I love all of these quotes!
    Best wishes for a lovely week, Natasha.

  14. I love the Robert Frost quote. I wish I could travel more, but work and lack of money prevent me form having that ability. I do know that I would like to go to Europe before I have kids, as I figure once I have children I will never get out of the house and I'll be broke. haha, although you do it, but you're lucky to have that ability!

  15. I don't have a quote, but I loved them as much as I love traveling!!!

  16. Andrea: oh i love that one as well
    Donna: thanks, pleased you liked them
    Mardi: thought you would like them fellow traveller
    Gina: you can still travel with lil ones, I am blessed, but start in the US washington DC, NYC Miami amazing places to see, travel in the spring and winter flights are cheaper LOL
    Jenn: pleased you liked them
    Nicole: oh travel is amazing isn't it

  17. I really enjoyed these travel quotes. Reminds me why I enjoy traveling so much. If I had to think about a quote about traveling...Not sure it is a quote but, I am reminded each time I venture outside my comfort zone in culture and/or language that people are far more similar than they are different.

  18. Great quotes! Congrats on your award! My favorite quote is the last one on your list. I love JRR!

  19. Congratulations on your award! I absolutely LOVE that cookie tin. My husband would get a kick out of that.

  20. What great quotes! I hope I can travel more often. Btw, congrats on your award. Cheers.

  21. Reeni: that one is good lol
    Bridgett: i bet he would lol
    my little space i hope can travel as well

  22. Congrats on your award Rebecca...



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