memorable travel quotes: mark twain on travel companionsThe busiest travel season of the year is almost upon us. We spend months looking forward to our summer getaways. And the people you take along – family or friends – play a big part in the trip’s success. To get you in the vacation spirit, enjoy these 10 memorable travel quotes.

These quotations by some of the world’s most famed writers and thinkers will remind you why you’re voyaging with the companions you’ve chosen. They’ll also encourage you to meet people along the way. One of the greatest joys of travel is making new connections, either with fellow travelers or locals. Read on for inspiration:

“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.” — American author and humorist Mark Twain

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” — Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson

“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.” — American writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou

memorable travel quotes: hemingway on travel companions“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” — American novelist Ernest Hemingway

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” — English writer Izaak Walton

“Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don’t know and trusting them with your life.” ― American writer Paul Theroux

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” — English writer J. B. Priestley

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” —American actress Shirley MacLaine

“Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.” — Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras

“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” — American novelist Edith Wharton

memorable travel quotes: edith wharton on travel and peopleDid these memorable travel quotes whet your appetite for more trip-related quotations? If so, enjoy these:

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Which of these memorable travel quotes strikes a chord with you? Share your favorite below. And don’t forget to share them with your travel companions!

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