"Travel today is ticking things off: ‘Whew, I’ve done Machu Picchu, now I can get drunk.’ It used to take three weeks to get people in the right frame of mind, to un-brainwash them. Now it would take three months to get people’s heads straightened out… It’s a real problem now—people don’t know how to enjoy life. They want hedonism, short-term thrills."
—from Chapter 28: When It Rains in “Turn Right At Machu Picchu” by Mark Adams
"Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage."
"To understand what’s going on in the world, you have to see the world."
"The answer to the world’s problems today is not to turn inward. We simply have to seize every opportunity to promote understanding between countries and across cultures. And there’s no better way to do that than to explore the world with an open mind, a sturdy carry-on, and clothes that don’t wrinkle."
"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question."
"Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now."
"Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime."
"To travel is to live."
—Hans Christian Anderson
"Not I, not anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself."
"May you live all the days of your life."
"Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times."
"At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy and your eyes sparkling."
"Live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry."
"You’ll never know until you go."
"Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands."
"Travelling is about finding those things that you never knew you were looking for."
"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad."
"I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."
—Mary Anne Radmacher
"I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything."
"And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end."
"I travel a lot: I hate having my life disrupted by routine."
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