Many of us don’t need a good reason to pack our bags and travel the world – it’s something we yearn to do on a daily basis. If we were given the opportunity to hop on the next plane out of here, we would take up the offer without even thinking twice. Some of us, however, put off the idea until a later stage in our lives – we believe there is a time and place for everything and certain things should be ticked off our list, first. While this is a very organized way of living it has the potential to limit us – we become people who are always waiting; waiting for this or that to happen before we can spread our wings and see the world.
The truth is there’s never a ‘right time’ to do anything – but it’s always the right time to follow your heart. If you are grappling with the idea of whether or not you should really listen to that travel bug inside; or whether you should get on with life and rather entertain all your deepest desires at a later stage, then perhaps you need to read these travel quotes. Words have a way of helping us get in touch with our souls, and all that we really want out of life.
“… it turns you into a storyteller”
There’s no doubt that you’ll experience some extraordinary things while venturing about in a foreign place. However, some places fill your list of experiences a little more than others. A safari in Africa, for example, is a trip that’s unlike any other in the world and the experiences are incredibly unique. Taking a trip as unusual as this will certainly bless you with many exciting stories to tell. So, it goes without saying that travelling makes one a more interesting person. Not only will you have stories to share, you’ll have extraordinary memories to hold onto for the rest of your life. And, one day when you’re old and grey you’ll remember the times that you took the leap and spread your wings – you won’t be phased with how organized your life was, and how much you got done in a short space of time; you’ll only smile over the moments that changed you, moved you and were a turning point in your life’s journey.
This quote couldn’t be more true. To truly live is to go on exciting adventures, to see, smell and taste new things; it’s about experiencing that which is out of our comfort zone and broadening our horizons. What’s a life without learning about the world we live in, learning about our fellow human beings, and learning about ourselves? The best gift you could ever give yourself, is the gift of travel. It certainly makes our lives – and our souls, more colourful!
“…for life not to escape us”
We travel not to run away from our day to day lives – although it’s good for the mind every once in a while – but, rather, we travel to keep us young, keep us curious, keep us learning; and to inject ‘life’ back into our lives. Life should never become mundane, and unfortunately it does – especially if we have a pretty tight routine. It’s so important to take a step back, recognize that we’re falling into a monotonous cycle, and take the necessary measures to change it. Life was meant to be lived fully – and living the same day for years on end, is not the best way to take advantage of the life we have been blessed with.
“… the world is a book”
There is a whole world out there! Your hometown is just the tip of the iceberg! All the perceptions you have of the world – after only seeing one speck of the whole, is undoubtedly going to be skewed. For your own personal growth and development it’s vitally important that you expand your views and perspectives and see that the world you have come to know, is not really the final product – it has many different facets and many different sides that can teach us and help us to grow.
“…the best way to learn”
There is no better classroom than life. It teaches us, it tests us – but it also rewards us. The way I believe life has rewarded us, is by giving us the gift of variance. Because we are all different and unique and believe different things, and have different ways of living, loving and thinking, there is no time to be bored. Because of our differences, there is variety – we can go anywhere, and meet anyone, and we’ll have something new to learn, we’ll have something new to see and something new to hear. There is always an opportunity to acknowledge and immerse ourselves in that reality.
“…it’s better to look back and say, ‘I can’t believe I did that, than say I wish I did that”.
It’s always better to listen to what your heart and soul wants because if you don’t, chances are you’re going to live with regret. Instead of risking feeling like you should have done something, rather identify what it is you truly want, and do it rather sooner than later. This will ensure that when you look back one day; you use the words “I can’t believe I did that”, rather than the words ‘I wish I did that”. You have one chance to get it right – one chance to live the life of your dreams!