Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Quotes about Travel and Travel Tips

First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Travel and Travel Tips


#1 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic.
- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

Travellers never think that THEY are the foreigners.
- Mason Cooley

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

I travelled among unknown men,
In lands beyond the sea;
Nor England! did I know till then
What love I bore to thee.
- William Wordsworth

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
- Edward Dahlberg

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- John Steinbeck

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack.
- George Ade

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

The joy of travel is in the wandering.
- Joe Robinson

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Travel Quotes

If you look like your passport photo, in all probability you need the journey.
- Earl Wilson

Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotations about Travel and Travel Tips

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
- J. B. Priestley

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

Most people say that they are going to travel a lot in retirement. The only ones who do so are the ones who travel a lot before they retire.
- from the international bestseller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz, U.S. journalist, Fran Lebowitz's Travel Hints

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

They say travel broadens the mind, but you must have the mind.
- G. K. Chesterton

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. . . . It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
- George Bernard Shaw

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
- Oscar Wilde

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
- Mark Twain

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

I've learned that the secret of growing old gracefully is never to lose your enthusiasm for meeting new people and seeing new places.

- Unknown wise person

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

Not he who lived long knows, but he who traveled much knows.
- Turkish proverb

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Travel

Retirement Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

More Travel Tips and Sensational Quotes

about Travel for Smart People 

In an underdeveloped country, don't drink the water; in a developed country, don't breathe the air. 
- Changing Times Magazine

One of the great astonishments of my life has been the discovery that actually you don't need money to travel. You need enough credentials to get paid to travel.
— Gregg Levoy

Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, "I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station."
- Lisa St. Aubin de TerĂ¡n

I was disappointed in Niagara - most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.
- Oscar Wilde

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
- Ernest Hemingway

But do not ask me where I am going,
As I travel in this limitless world,
Where every step I take is my home.
— Dogen

When you get there, there is not there there. But there will be a pool.
- David Zucker

A traveller should have a hog's nose, a deer's legs, and an ass's back.
- Benjamin Franklin

To feel at home, stay at home. A foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It's designed to make its own people comfortable.
- Cliftonn Fadiman

Whenever possible, avoid airlines which have anyone's first name in their titles, like Bob's International Airline or Air Fred.
- Miss Piggy

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
— St. Augustine

Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am.
— Voltaire

Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel.
- Will Kommen

The dumbest criminal on earth is the one who would hold up a group of tourists on their way home from Las Vegas after their first encounter with casinos.
- Unknown wise person

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

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
— Buddha

The great difference between voyages rests ot in ships but in the people you meet on them.
— Amelia Burr

The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life.
- George Bernard Shaw

As my good friend Al Capp told me a few years ago, the best thing to do with a confirmed [hotel] reservation slip when you have no room is to spread it out on the sidewalk in front of the hotel and go to sleep on it. You'll either embarrass the hotel into giving you a room or you'll be hauled off to the local jug, where at least you'll have a roof over your head. 
- Art Buchwald

Never trust anything you read in a travel article. Travel articles appear in publications that sell large, expensive advertisements to tourism-related industries, and these industries do not wish to see articles with headlines like: URUGUAY: DON'T BOTHER. 
- Dave Barry

As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.
- Buddha

Life is a country that the old have seen, and lived in.
Those who have to travel through it can only learn from them.
- Joseph Joubert

A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.
- Jean Cocteau

Visits always give pleasure: if not in the arrival, then on the departure.
- Edward Le Berquier

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.

- Charles Kuralt

The two best things about traveling are arriving in a new city and leaving it
- Unknown world traveler

I have paid as much as $300 a night to throw up into a sink shaped like a seashell.
- Erma Bombeck

The wise traveler [to Beirut] will pack shirts or blouses with ample breast pockets. Reaching inside a jacket for your passport looks too much like going for the draw and puts armed men out of countinence
- P. J.  O'Rourke

One of the special beauties of America is that it is the only country in the world where you are not advised to learn the language before entering. Before I ever set out for the United States, I asked a friend if I should study American. His answer was unequivocal. "On no account," he said. "The more English you sound, the more likely you are to be believed."
- Quentin Crisp

One of the best things about being [joyfully] retired is the freedom to travel when I want. When my son and daughter-in-law asked me to stay at their house for a week to house-sit while they were away on vacation, I had the freedom to do it.
- Helen Rich

Never play peek-a-boo with a child on a long plane trip. There's no end to the game. Finally I grabbed him by the bib and said, "Look, it's always gonna be me!" 
- Rita Rudner

Own only what you can always carry with you;  know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

When you're on a sleeper at night, take your pocketbook and put it in a sock under your pillow. That way, the next morning you won't forget your pocketbook 'cause you'll be looking for your sock. 
- Ping Bodie

Whenever I travel I like to keep the seat next to me empty. I found a great way to do it. When someone walks down the aisle and says to you, "Is someone sitting there?" just say, "No one except the Lord."
- Carol Leifer

Dress impressively like the French, speak with authority like the Germans, have blond hair like the Scandinavians, and speak of no American presidents except, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Kennedy.
- Sylvaine Rouy Neves

Once you see the drivers in Indonesia you understand why religion plays such a part in their lives.
- Erma Bombeck

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lenghtens the conversation.
- Elizabeth Drew

The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Travelling is the ruin of all happiness. There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.

- Fanny Burney, English novelist

The fabric of my faithful love
No power shall dim or ravel
Whilst I stay here - but oh, my dear,
If I should ever travel!
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
- Paul Theroux

The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The fabric of my faithful love
No power shall dim or ravel
Whilst I stay here- but oh, my dear,
If I should ever travel!
- Edna St. Vincent Millay 

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.
- Leigh Hunt

Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong.
- Vita Sackville-West

A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.
- Jean Cocteau

Be the hero of your adventure. All travel is inner travel, because wherever we are, we are processing our experiences internally. Remind yourself that you are the hero of all your journeys, and that all your travel in the outside world is really travel inward, toward ever higher spiritual consciousness.
- Joseph Dispenza (author of The Way of the Traveler: Making Every Trip a Journey of Self-Discovery)

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
- Miriam Beard

The longer you travel to view an eclipse, the greater the chance of cloud cover.
- Unknown wise person

Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two is this - we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc

In America there are two classes of travel - first class and with childen.
- Robert Benchley

An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
- Iain Sinclair

I am not much an advocate for traveling, and I observe that men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own, and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places. For the most part, only the light characters travel. Who are you that have no task to keep you at home?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
- Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A part, a large part, of travelling is an engagement of the ego v. the world. . . . The world is hydra headed, as old as the rocks and as changing as the sea, enmeshed inextricably in its ways. The ego wants to arrive at places safely and on time.
- Sybille Bedford, The Quality of Travel

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
- Oliver Goldsmith

As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
- Samuel Johnson

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- Max Lerner

Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
- Henry James

I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.
- Brigitte Bardot (b. 1933), French screen actor. Quoted in: International Herald Tribune (Paris, 10 Aug. 1989), on leaving her home at Saint Tropez.

For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very center of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes.
- Charles Baudelaire

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
— Leonardo da Vinci, Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor.

The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee.
— Gunter's Second Law of Air Travel

The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?
Where should we be today?
Is it right to be watching strangers in a play
in this strangest of theatres?
- Elizabeth Bishop

The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.
- Fred Allen

Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
- Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road

Modern tourist guides have helped raised tourist expectations. And they have provided the natives- from Kaiser Wilhelm down to the villagers of Chichacestenango - with a detailed and itemized list of what is expected of them and when. These are the up-to-date scripts for actors on the tourists' stage.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola
Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!
- Bob Dylan

As for pictures and museums, that don't trouble me. The worst of going abroad is that you've always got to look at things of that sort. To have to do it at home would be beyond a joke.
- Margaret Oliphant

I swims in the Tagus all across at once, and I rides on an ass or a mule, and swears Portuguese, and have got a diarrhoea and bites from the mosquitoes. But what of that? Comfort must not be expected by folks that go a pleasuring.
- Lord Byron

In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
- Robert Runcie


by Ernie J. Zelinski

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