25 Quotes to Start 2017 With an Adventurers Heart!

Cheers to the New Year! I love quotes. Especially inspiring travel quotes! I thought I would share 25 of my favorites as we look ahead to 2017! A year full of opportunities and possibilities! Make the most of it friends!

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1.    ”Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure”

– Bob Bitchin



2.    “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”

John Muir


3.    “Travelers are Dreamers who make their desires for adventure a reality.

 – Unknown

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4.    “In the World through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.”

Frantz Fanon


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5.    “Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more.”

 -Victoria Erickson


6.    “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli


7.    “We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything.”

– Jonah Lehrer

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8.    “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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9.    “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are heard to beat.”

– Laura Ingalls Wilder


10. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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11. “Stuff your eyes with wonder. Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. see the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

Ray Bradbury


12. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Mark Twain

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13. “Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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 wilds in your sails. Explore. Discover. Dream.”

-Mark Twain



14. “Camp out among the grass and gentians of glacier meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of Nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

 – John Muir

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15.  “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!’”

 – Hunter S. Thompson


16.  “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”

– Lewis Carroll



17.  Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

 – Miriam Beard

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

 – Oprah Winfrey

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19. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go”

– Anthony Bourdain

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20. “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

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21.  “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.”

– Susan Sontag

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22. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”

– Mohammed

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23. “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


24. “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 whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

– Pico Iyer

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25. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, tree, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”

– Sylvia Plath


I hope these quotes help inspire you to follow your travel dreams in 2017!

Happy New Year!

Much Love & Happy Travels,



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  • Reply milfordstreet

    Great set of quotes to start 2017 off right! Cheers!

    December 30, 2016 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply brownbearjamboree

    Thank you for your post. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2016 at 7:24 am
  • Reply tobyo

    Excellent quotes. Thank you! and happy new year!

    December 31, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply bayphotosbydonna

    Beautiful photos and fantastic adventure quotes! Some I’ve heard, but many are new, thanks so much for sharing these, Lacey! Best to you and your adventures in 2017!

    December 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Midwestern Plant Girl

    Have a wonderful New Year, also! 😋
    Love that 1st quoters name… Bob Bitchin! Ha ha!

    December 31, 2016 at 2:49 pm
    • Reply minnesotayogini

      Haha! I had to double check that one to make sure it was real! Ha! I love it too! Happy New Year!

      December 31, 2016 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Browsing the Atlas

    Oh, these quotes are great! They all hit home with me. I love it when a passion for travel is shared. And we all know it’s a little indescribable.

    January 1, 2017 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Bespoke Traveler

    Lewis Carroll’s quotes always make me smile. Happy New Year and thanks for the inspiration!

    January 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Miriam

    Hi Lacey, what wonderful quotes. I love them all and resonate with them deeply. Happy new year and thanks for the follow.

    January 3, 2017 at 2:46 am
  • Reply mmpalepale

    Love the quotes and the pics! Happy New Year!

    January 4, 2017 at 12:07 am
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