Travel is the ultimate soul cleansing. In this new year, make plans to see the world for your own eyes and give it a shot. You deserve it. This life you’re living is definitely the one and only you can make the difference. Stop the excuses and go for it.

Get all the inspiration you need from the quotes below and start your journey. Jump and grab life by the balls.

#1. Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller — Ibn Battuta

#2. We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything — Jonah Lehrer

Sunset in Dili, Timor @ TrenDestination

#3. People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the people they ignore at home — Dagobert D. Runes

#4. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary — Steve Jobs

#5. Travel teaches toleration — Benjamin Disraeli


#6. A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions — Oliver Wendell Holmes

#7. Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories — Ray Bradbury

#8. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries — Aldous Huxley

#9. And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later — Randy Komisar

#10. The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before  Albert Einstein


#11. Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey — Pat Conroy

#12. When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting — Clint Borgen

#13. Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it — Cesare Pavese


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#14. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone — Neale Donald Walsch

#15. Take only memories, leave only footprints — Chief Seattle


#16. 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

#17. The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it — Rudyard Kipling

Dubai Spice market @ TrenDestination

#18. To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown — Freya Stark

#19. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware — Martin Buber


#20. 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

#21. Travelling 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 Teran

#22. I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list — Susan Sontag

#23. Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled — Prophet Mohammed

#24. Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life  and travel  leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks  on your body or on your heart  are beautiful. Often though, they hurt Anthony Bourdain

#25. Adventure without risk is Disneyland  Doug Coupland


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