Travel Quote of the Day

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.”

–Zig Ziglar

This is my primary reason for daily quotes. I’m in constant need of inspiration (and bathing).

Travel Quote of the Day

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

–Chinese Proverb

This solidly applies to my travel savings. Life, as it often does, has gotten in the way of me saving money for a long backpacking trip. Nevertheless, today is the second best time for me to start saving, so save I shall.

Travel Quote of the Day

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Depth is difficult to judge and almost easy to fake. As a mid-year resolution I will attempt to do more fulfilling activities and less of the things that keep my ‘busy’ but bored.

Travel Quote of the Day

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

–John Lennon

Love this! Travel and fashion makes me happy. What makes you happy?

Travel Quote of the Day

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”

– James Michener
That might be the second best travel advice I’ve ever heard. What is the first, you ask.

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.

” – Susan Heller
I have certainly regretted lugging around a huge bag, but have never regretted bringing too much money. Never ever!

Travel Quote of the Day

“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

This is not a travel quote, strictly speaking, but the day I quit my job again and hit the road for the second time, these words will be dancing around my mind.

Travel Quote of the Day

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

The fact that travel is a cure to bigotry is the greatest argument for wanderlust that I’ve ever heard.

Quote of the Day

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”

– John A. Shedd

A great argument for travel, humans are made to move, wander and be curious.

Travel Quote of the Day

“Running through airports with pounds of luggage – that’s a good workout.”

-Rachel McAdams
Each time I find myself racing though an airport with heavy bags I always vow two things: pack less, workout more. But for some reason I’ve yet to vow to leave out earlier.

Travel Quote of the Day

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”

– Cesare Pavese

Quality packing advice. Now what should actually go in my bag?