22 Inspirational Travel Quotes and Photos for Trinidadians

I do a lot of travel reading … in fact, when I’m are not travelling, I’m usually dreaming of travel or looking for inspiration for the next travel adventure. I also read a lot of travel blogs and there are many quotes that have just left a smile on my face … I’ve found that the best travel quotes are the ones that rationalize my adventure or give reason for something I’ve done or pushes me to get that last dream place. Here’s 22 of my favorite quotes. Of course, feel free to share to any of your Trini travelling friend.

1. “All travel is circular. I had been jerked through Asia, making a parabola on one of the planet’s hemispheres. After all, the grand tour is just the inspired man’s way of heading home.” – Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar

Monks … Cambodia … now it all makes sense

2. “Jet lag is for amateurs.”Dick Clark

People who complain about one or two flights make me laugh … try 5 in 24 hrs … now we’re talking!

3.  “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

4. “No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” — Lin Yutang

How about travelling and resting your head on lovely pillows in Machu Pichu … I don’t think earlier in the last century, they thought about luxury options
5. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd



6. “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.” – Jawaharal Nehru

This picture coming back from Lake Louise in winter always inspires me

7.  “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
– Aldous Huxley

8. “Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.” – Ernest Hemingway

9. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

Which way do i go now??

10.  “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Mark Twain

11. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the Trade Winds in your sails.” Mark Twain

No one can ever say I didn’t slide down a volcano.

11. “Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien


12. “Remember happiness is a way of travel not a destination.” Roy Goodman

13. “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” Susan Sontag






























14. “They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me. I want to do things— I want to walk the rain-soaked streets of London, and drink mint tea in Casablanca. I want to wander the wastelands of the Gobi desert and see a yak. I think my life’s ambition is to see a yak. I want to bargain for trinkets in an Arab market in some distant, dusty land. There’s so much. But, most of all, I want to do things that will mean something.” – Lisa Ann Sandell

15. “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

Lunch inside a cave … with a musician on his own … hmmm, I’ll take that!

16. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

This has to be one of my favorite anchors in the world

17. “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” – John Muir

18. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

Travel … smell doubles …with tons of pepper and chutney … WIN!

19.  “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

20.  “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

21. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

I sometimes forget that I’m not supposed to be comfortable when I travel … it’s the reason I jumped on a plane
Yep … sleeping anywhere with a pillow is a luxury .. don’t forget that!
Being surrounded by kids … ummm more challenging than eating horse/dog/cat/snake/shark meat

22. “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.”― Edith Wharton

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com

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