On Travel

Allons! the road is before us!
It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well—be not detain’d!

Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopen’d!
Let the tools remain in the workshop! let the money remain unearn’d!
Let the school stand! mind not the cry of the teacher!
Let the preacher preach in his pulpit! let the lawyer plead in the court, and the judge expound the law.

Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself? will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?

   • Walt Whitman from Song of the Open Road

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I am a better person for having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.         • Mary Anne Rodmacher

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

   • Matsuo Basho


I lifted my hands and then my eyes and I allowed myself to be astonished by the great everywhere calling to me like an old and unspoken invitation.

   • David Whyte

Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve,                                they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.

    • Anatoli Boukreev

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

   • Seneca


Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

   • Gustav Flaubert


I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

   • Susan Sontag

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.  • Anais Nin

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.

   • Jack Kerouac


Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds.

• Ray Bradbury

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