Travel Inspiration

I have a tendency to read a lot of books that are travel and adventure related, and I always seem to stumble upon the most perfect quotes. I have been underlining and scribbling these quotes down for quite some time now, but I figured, why don’t I just compile them into my travel blog? While they may not been all specifically travel related, the common theme is to simply live life grandly and extravagantly. You are the creator and maker of your dreams, so go make them happen. Hopefully the words below will help you do just that.


” You should dance. Sing. Buy extravagant things every now and again. Make time for love and good food. And take a nap when it all gets to be too much.”–A Summer in Europe, Marilyn Brant 


“And everything about this moment is so sharp and lovely, I do something completely out of character and just let myself have it.”–The Paris Wife, Paula McLain


“You have to digest life. You have to chew it up and love it all through. You have to live it with your eyes, really.” —The Paris Wife, Paula McLain


“There is nothing to writing. You just sit at the typewriter and bleed.” —Ernst Hemingway


“But is it such a bad thing to live like this for just a little while? Just for a few months of one’s life, is it so awful to travel through time with no greater ambition than to find the next lovely meal? Or to learn how to speak a language for no higher purpose than that it pleases your ear to hear it? Or to nap in a garden, in a patch of sunlight, in the middle of the day, right next to your favorite fountain? And then to do it again the next day”–Eat, Pray, Love,  Elizabeth Gilburt 
“Still, despite all this, traveling is the great true love of my life. I have always felt, ever since I was sixteen years old and first went to Russia with my saved-up babysitting money, that to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless, newborn baby–I just don’t care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it’s mine. Because it looks exactly like me.” Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilburt 


“Enchant me with tales of world travel. Enthusiastically travel the world with me. Travel with me, so I can see the world anew.” A Summer in Europe, Marilyn Brant 


“You can hold in your heart a passion for a place that lingers years after you’ve left it. It takes little more than a flash of film footage, a whiff of a certain delectable scent or a melody that dances through the airwaves and tangos with your memories to bring back the experience full force…zipping through you like the exhilarating rush of a speeding train ride, on a warm summer night, with the windows wide open. Such is my love for Europe.” A Summer in Europe, Marilyn Brant 


“Humans were temporal. They aged and, eventually, died. And while she could have dwelled on her tendency to morbidly fixate on this quality, she chose instead, in that moment, to let it go…To let it rise like the sun. A dancing veil of light being lifted off the water. ” A Summer in EuropeMarilyn Brant 





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