Words are incredibly powerful; the flourish of a pen has the power to topple ancient towers, uplift melancholic spirits and transport us to distant galaxies. I’ve been sharing a few phrases on social that have lifted my spirits lately, so I thought I’d also share 9 travel quotes inspiring me, which you can download as a phone wallpaper or slip into your Pinterest boards. They always make me smile.
Every adventure starts somehow with a dream, so I had to start there of course. (Image from the roadtrip we did around the glorious Scottish Highlands.)
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough – Mae West
#YOLO but with more than a touch more class. (This is an image of the infamous Pena Palace in Portugal.
Happiness is a direction, not a place – Sydney J. Harris
Sometimes you just have to go where your heart calls. (We took a leisurely week long trip to Dubrovnik to really wind down, enjoy the wind in our hair and more than a few beers on the city walls overlooking the ocean waves.)
Don’t Quit Your Daydream
You should always, always day dream. It’s where your subconcious does a lot of work… (Image from sunset drinks in the grounds of our Stratford-upon-Avon escape.)
“Travel makes one modest: one sees what a tiny place one occupies in the world” Gustave Flaubert
This is so, so true. (Image from a cheeky Caribbean break on the tiny, luscious island of Grenada.)
Love is the food of life, travel is the dessert – Amanda Jane Sturges
If I have a life motto, it’s this. (Hever Castle is a glorious day trip from London – if you love royal history, beautiful grounds and ancient architecture, this is the place for you.)
Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be? – Michelle Obama
Her words are never more pertinent with the groundswell of support amplifying the Black Lives Matter movement. We have a choice. (And I couldn’t bear to leave it out of these 9 travel quotes inspiring me.)
Life Begins at the End of your Comfort Zone
When was the last time you did something that really scared you? Come to the blog for travel chatter, leave with fire in your soul. (Image: Mons, Belgium – from the day we accidentally left France.)
And every adventures ends with a dream, and a cache of memories; this was taken on a glorious girls trip to Corfu, Greece with two lovely ladies.
What quote (travel or otherwise) inspires you the most?