Is there anywhere left on earth that we can really describe as ‘unknown’? Surely every spot on the planet that’s reasonably accessible to humans has already been walked upon, photographed and littered with empty coke cans?
Perhaps, but look at it this way. The great unknown is what is great and unknown to you. You need only walk a few streets and take a turn you’ve never taken before to get lost in a place that’s completely new. Travel is a state of mind.
Read on for 11 quotes about travel that’ll make you want to get lost in the great unknown.
Wandering and its favorite cousin day-dreaming encourage creative thinking. Remember that next time someone tells you you’re late or you’re not paying attention.
Instead of just including the last three lines of this poem I’ve included the whole verse, that way you get the lovely rhyme too.
I wonder if Augustine of Hippo knew when he wrote this that it would become the quote of choice for every smug travel instagrammer in the world?
A full-time professional in the art of wandering, Jack Kerouac can teach us all a thing or two about the great unknown.
So start stepping in the direction you want to be.
Taken from Terry Pratchett’s A Hat Full of Sky, this sentiment is so true. Home may never change but you do.
Author of Fasting, Feasting, Anita Desai’s is a German-Bengali author who grew up in India, has travelled all over the world and lives in America so she knows a thing or two about going places.
Taken from The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It, Mark Twain reminds us that travel isn’t just about getting a tan or trying new food. Travel broadens the mind. Period.
To travel for travel’s sake could be the most romantic idea I’ve ever heard.
In other words, it’s just a ride.
Forget for a moment that you can no longer take your pets on adventures around the world because of quarantine restrictions and rejoice in the simplicity of Colette’s existence; cat, resolve to travel and solitude is all a girl really needs.