As the busy summer travel season is off and running, millions of people are either planning or embarking on vacations. It’s a good time to step back for a minute and remind yourself of the power travel has to inspire.

As you gear up for your next trip, whether it be a weekend close to home or a long journey filled with active adventures, find motivation in the following quotes:Christopher Columbus travel quotes

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Italian explorer Christopher Columbus

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – ancient Chinese philosopher and poet Lao Tzu

“Make voyages! Attempt them … there’s nothing else.” – American playwright Tennessee Williams

“Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.” – Tibetan religious leader and humanitarian Dalai Lama

Helen Keller travel quotes“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – American activist and author Helen Keller

“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.” – Indian politician Jawaharlal Nehru

“I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.” – American aviator Jacqueline Cochran

“Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. – ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes

Dr. Seuss travel quotes“My favorite thing to do is to go where I’ve never been.” – American photographer Diane Arbus

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way.” – American author Dr. Seuss

Looking for more travel quotes? Check out these that remind us of the gifts travel gives us.

What’s your favorite quote that inspires you to travel?

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