As I write this to you, I’m sitting on the balcony of my Air BnB hearing the sounds of waves crashing and tinfoil rustling while my fiancé prepares a BBQ for us in true South African style. The sun is setting here in Pringle Bay (about an hour south of Cape Town) and I’m with my rooibos tea and MacBook feeling the embodiment of the laptop lifestyle that I stuck on my vision board just over a year ago!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that I’m never in the same place for too long, because travel is very high on my list of priorities. Whether you’re on the road already, in the planning stage of an upcoming adventure, or simply have an idea of somewhere new that you’d like to go – I hope that these 20 travel quotes will inspire you to pack your bags, board a flight, and explore some more corners of our beautiful world…

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“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

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“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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“Travel is the only thing you buy which makes you richer.” – Unknown

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“Travel is one of the easiest ways to become aware of the magic that weaves all of creation together through serendipity and synchronicity with perfect timing.” – Adam Siddiq

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“Travel is not really about leaving our lives, but leaving our habits.” – Pico Iyer

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“Maybe the best moment of your life will be on your next big adventure.” – Siya Zarrabi

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“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

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“Travelling; it leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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“Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty 

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“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

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“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkein

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“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin 

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“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake 

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“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paul Coelho 

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“You can’t control the past, but you can control where to go next.” – Kirsten Hubbard

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“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures…” – Lewis Carroll (in Alice in Wonderland) 

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“If we were meant to stay in one place we’d have roots instead of feet.” Rachel Wolchin

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“Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau 

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“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

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