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Quite obviously traveling is important in our lives.  I remember when I used to make it a point to see a new country every year.  There’s good reason for it too.  Travel awakens and ignites the spirit in a way that nothing else can.  So for what is likely to be our last post on this blog, we leave you with our Top 15 Reasons to Travel, in the form of famous travel quotes.

1.  “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, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

2. “The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” — Bill Bryson

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

4.  “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” — Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

5.  “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” -G.K Chesterton

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6.  “The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only one page – St. Augustine

7.  “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” –Anonymous

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

9.  “Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” -Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

10. “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 winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark TwainDarwin6

11.  “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, shouting GERONIMO!” -Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels

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

13.  “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” –Gustave Flaubert

14. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

15.  “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

So instead of farewell, we say Bon Voyage!

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