Like most avid travelers who aren’t currently traveling, I love to waste time over on Pinterest, filling up a board with beautiful photos, guides and, of course, quotes about travel. There’s just something about a boiled-down insight that authors and writers can come up with in a sentence or two that perfectly captures the essence of travel that inspires serious wanderlust in me. If you’re in the same boat, scroll on. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite travel quotes for this week’s Wednesday Wanderlust:
“Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was”
This quote speaks to me mostly because one of my absolute favorite things about travel is eating. I love to try new foods and learn more about them, by signing up for cooking classes, wine tastings, and olive oil seminars. This quote captures that joy of trying something new and it extends not only to food but new experiences as well. I think one of the bittersweet things about travel is the inevitable end of the trip and wishing for just one more day or one more bite, and this quote captures that feeling.
“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
I love this quote because this is one of the sensations I most often have when I’m traveling. An overwhelming sense of how small I am washes over me as I watch out the window while the plane takes off. It can be scary to stand among a foreign crowd and realize how small you are, but it can also provide some very important perspective.
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
Henry David Thoreau
This has been so true in my own life and travels. Especially when you don’t bring along your phone or don’t have service and wifi while you travel, or even if your phone battery dies, you sometimes end up lost. I remember once being lost in Rome and jumping on a random bus and hoping for the best with a friend of mine. It worked out fine and I learned that I’m braver than I knew. How you react to being lost will teach you so much about yourself that you never knew before. Try getting lost and let me know what you find out!
Let me know in the comments what your favorite travel quotes are!
PS- There will be a bonus quote over on my Instagram today, click through to see it 🙂