The 100 most Inspiring Travel Quotes of all time

If you thinking of traveling or need some inspiration, I have compiled the ultimate list of 100 inspirational travel of all time with some of the most beautiful places on Earth .

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    Life isn't about the number of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away. - Author Unknown


    Aogashima Volcano, Japan

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    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo

    Petra, Jordan

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    “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu

    Hiller lake (Pink Lake), Western Australia

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    “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ― Lao Tzu

    Chittorgarh Fort, India

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    “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb


    Cinque Terre, Rio Maggiore, Italy

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    “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck


    Sea Cliffs, Etretat, France

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    “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes


    Panjin Red Beach, China

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

    Hvitserkur, North Iceland

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    “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” Fitzhugh Mullan

    Horsetail Falls, Yosemite National Park

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    “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey

    Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize

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    “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Herbert


    Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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    “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” Susan Heller


    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

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    “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.” Jawaharial Nehru

    Venice, Italy

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    “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell

    Hualien, Taiwan

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    “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

    St. Lucia

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    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

    Fingal’s Cave, Scotland

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


    Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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    “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~Henry David Thoreau


    Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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    “Some people live more in twenty years than others do in forty. It’s not the time, it’s the person” – Doctor Who

    Santorini, Greece

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    “A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu


    Pamukkale, Turkey

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

    Big Island, Hawaii, USA

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    “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson


    Glow worm cave, New Zealand

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    “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hilaire Belloc

    Glass Beach, California, USA

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    “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

    Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

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


    The Tiger's Nest temple, Bhutan

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    “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni


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    “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

    Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

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

    Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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    “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark


    1000 Year Old Yew Tree, West Wales

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    “The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” -Chris Humphrey


    Gaiola Bridge, Naples, Italy

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    “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” -Benjamin Disraeli

    Ice hotel at Sorrisniva, Alta, Norway

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    “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

    Bridges Park, Ireland

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    “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd

    Bahamas, Copperfield Bay – Musha Cay

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


    Beautiful Landscapes of Faroe Islands

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    “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson


    Sky Walking at Mt. Nimbus

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    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust


    River of Flowers, Keukenhof, Holland

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    “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton


    Japan, underwater Roller Coaster in Yokohama

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    “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin


    Wind Cathedral Namibia

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    “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” – James Michener

    The cliffs of Etretat, France

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    “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

    Jacobs Well north of Wimberly, Texas

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    “Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” – Thomas Fuller

    'Stairway to Heaven' , Yushan National Park, Taiwan

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    “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

    Sea Cave, Malta

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    “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.” – Elizabeth Drew


    Chocolate Hills, Philippines

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    “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith


    Athabasca Falls At Dusk, Jasper, Alberta, Canada

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    “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

    Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

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    “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon


    Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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    “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

    A beautiful beach scene in Tulum, Mexico

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    “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

    Antelope Canyon, Arizona

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    “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

    Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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    “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

    Ladakh, India

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    A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place… – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Kerala, India

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    All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. –Martin Buber


    Capilla de Marmol – Patagonia Chilena

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    Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God. -Kurt Vonnegut

    Balanced Rock in the Garden of the Gods – Colorado Springs, Colorado

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    Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground. ― Judith Thurman

    House between Two Rocks

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    Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. – Irving Wallace

    Mystic forest in the Netherlands

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    “One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.” – Richard Burton

    New Zealand, Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula

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    “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron


    Magic Forest in Shanghai

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


    Point Reyes National Seashore, California

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    “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” – Martin Yan

    Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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    “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.” – Emile Ganest


    The Mingus Mill, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina

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    “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

    Tuscany, Italy

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    “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux


    Beachy Head – England

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    “People don’t take trips . . . trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

    Nagarkot, Nepal

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    “No matter where you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzi

    Split View – Galapagos Islands

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


    Hotel La Montana Magica – Huilo Chile

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


    Dunnottar Castle

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    If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal. - Paulo Coelho

    Coastal Potholes

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    If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. - Lewis Carroll


    Path of Pink Tulips

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    Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in. - Andrew Zimmern

    The Richtersveld, South Africa

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    “I should like to spend the whole of my in life travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.” – William Hazlitt.


    The Two-Way : NPR, China

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    “You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” – William Hazlitt


    Alimatha Island, Maldives

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    “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

    Vettica, Campania, Italy

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    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide


    Castillo de La Cueva, Cebolleros, Burgos, Spain

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    “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson


    Châtenois, Alsace, France

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    “We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer


    Old Mill, Istra, Croatia

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    “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry


    Appenzell - Switzerland

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    “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

    Turquoise Sea, Cyprus

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


    Ella, Sri Lanka

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    “One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.” – Thomas Jefferson


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    “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


    National Park, Utah

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

    Nottingham Castle

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    “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled. “–Mohammed

    Beautiful Venice – Italy

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    “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” Sir Francis Bacon

    Split Pinnacle – Hunan, China

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    “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

    Valley of Ten Peaks, Alberta

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    Life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone…It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it? - Donald Miller


    Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway

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    Travel is an investment in yourself. - The Cultureur


    Campo Andaluz – Andalusian Countryside

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    “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cinque Terre, Italy

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    “To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It’s futile to gaze at the world through a car window.” – Albert Einstein


    The Crooked Forest

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    “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Rumi


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    “I read; I travel; I become” ― Derek Walcott


    lue Lagoon Hot Springs

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    “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

    Ice Canyon

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    “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ― George Moore

    Ball Pyramid

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    “Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.” ― Roman Payne


    Great wall of China

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    “It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.” ― Gustave Flaubert

    Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora

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    “Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” ― Ryū Murakami

    Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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    “Don't let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.” ― Shane Koyczan

    Blue Caves, Zakynthos Island, Greece

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    “Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?” ― Erma Bombeck

    Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen, Norway

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    “Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.” ― Erol Ozan


    Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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    “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” ― Wendell Berry

    Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China

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    “You can't control the past, but you can control where you go next.” ― Kirsten Hubbard

    The Gardens at Marqueyssac, Vézac, France

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