These days, when a trip to the supermarket feels like a major expedition and tanks of gas last for weeks, thoughts and plans for leisure travel can be forgotten or postponed indefinitely. Not much fun for those with wanderlust in their veins like us.
In the spirit of vicarious adventures that we’re being forced into by this pesky virus, we offer our top ten adventure/travel quotes that we hope will inspire future expeditions, whenever they may be:
- “Because in the end, you won’t remember the times you spent in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac (check out his travel classic On the Road)
- “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” – Trenton Lee Stewart
- “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
- “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan (IT professor in NC!)
- “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson (one our favorite entrepreneurs)
- “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.” – Freya Stark (explorer and travel writer from France)
- “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie (of Tomb Raider fame)
- “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Paulo Coelho (Brazilian lyricist and novelist)
- “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau (minimalism guru)
- “If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.” – Patrick Rothfus (epic fantasy writer)
Until next time, may words bless you!
* * * Chris & Jen
P.S. Let us know your favorite adventurous quote in the comments below!