27 Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Next Summer Vacation

27 Of The Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Next Summer Vacation

"I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met."

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Traveling is one of my absolute favorite things to do. It's a hobby that never fails to disappoint. Meeting new people, learning about new places, and all around expanding your mind makes traveling one of the greatest joys life can offer.

With summer vacation coming up, we're all blissfully looking forward to time off and restful days in the sun. I know I am. And all that's fun, for a time. But there's so much more you can do with your time off, so why not book your next vacation and fly somewhere new?

Looking for inspiration, or that extra spark to get you out of your seat? Well look no further, here are some of the best travel quotes that will inspire your next adventure.

1. "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on the list."

-Susan Sontag

2. "The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark."

-John Muir

3. "You have exactly one life to do everything you'll ever do-act accordingly."

-Colin Wright

4. "Traveling-it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

-Ibn Batutta

5. "Travel...the only thing you buy that makes you richer..."

-Anonymous

6. "Travel. Because money returns. Time doesn't."

-Anonymous

7. "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."

-Anonymous

8.  “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

-Andre Gide

9. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

-Helen Keller

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 Twain

11. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.”

-John Green

12. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

-Augustine of Hippo

13. “Live your life by a compass not a clock.”

-Stephen Covey

14. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

-Dalai Lama

15. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.”

-John A. Shedd

16. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries”

-Aldous Huxley

17. “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.”

-Henry David Thoreau

18. “The only trip you will regret is the one you don't take.”

-Anonymous

19. "She wasn't bored, just restless between adventures."

-Atticus

20. "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

-Henry Miller

21. "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware."

-Martin Buber

22. "People don't take trips... trips take people."

-John Steinbeck

23. "Not all those who wander are lost."

-J.R.R. Tolkein

24. "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

-St Augustine

25. "Good things come to those who book flights."

-@boldtuesday

26. "Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times."

-Asian Proverb

27. "It's time for a new adventure."

-You

Go. Go far. Go fast. Your next adventure awaits.

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To The Girl Who Hasn't Been Herself Lately

Your spark return, and you will shine like you were meant to.
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Life gets tough. Life gets too much to handle sometimes, and those times make you stronger. However, right now, it seems like you have lost yourself.

It’s difficult when you catch yourself not being you. When you do something or act a certain way and just wonder, “what did I do to deserve this? Why is this happening? When will it get better?” The way you’re feeling is not so much that you’re unhappy, you just feel weird.

Your day will come. I promise you. This is just a phase.

The day you realize how much you have grown from this point in time will be your reward. It is so hard to see now, and I feel your pain.

Your light will return to you. Your pure bliss moments, they are seeking you. Your laughter where your tummy aches is in your reach.

Our moods change far too often for us as humans to understand why, but the encounters you make every day have this effect on us.

You must remember the pure happiness you experienced before your first heartbreak, before the first friend became someone you thought they weren’t, before you lost your innocence. That was a time of true joy as you had not a care in the world for the things that would harm you. Better yet, you didn’t have the option to experience them because you were just a child.

The world can be an ugly place, and your attitude towards life can change every day. One thing is for certain: you did not lose who you are internally. We all put on a face for the world. For the people who we try to impress. For the life we want to live. For the things we want to achieve.

Your definitive personality is still in the works. Believe it or not, it always will be. Times like this change us for the better even though we can’t see it.

Your happiness will return. You will be a better, stronger version of you. In fact, you will be the best version of you yet.

Once this phase is over, you will be okay. This I promise you.

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9 Things To Do In Nashville If You Have No Idea What To Do

Trust me, I was just as lost as you are.

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Nashville is a great place packed full of lots of really cool smaller great places that all offer their own unique take on the city. If you're like me, though, and have a hard time ~planning ahead~, then this list is exactly what you need. I went around and got lost and tried all the coolest hidden gems in Nashville so you don't have to. Here are some of my faves.

1. Milk & Honey Nashville

Located in the Gulch, Milk & Honey is the coffee shop/cafe from my dreams. It's decorated perfectly for any cute insta story and y'all when I say their coffee is amazing I mean it. Try it. It's so worth it, and pretty easy to find, too! You can browse their menus here.

2. Frothy Monkey Coffee Shop

While we're on the topic of coffee shops, Frothy Monkey is a MUST try. Trust me, I've drunk A LOT of coffee in my lifetime, and theirs is up in the top 10 of the best. They have other good things too, but if you're a coffee person like me, this place is heaven, I promise. It's right off 12th Avenue and within walking distance of lots of other funky little shops.

3. Two Old Hippies

This is the coolest little shop you will ever go into. Tucked away in the Gulch, it's within walking distance of Milk & Honey, so stop by after you grab a coffee and browse. They have everything from handmade clothes to cool books to refrigerator magnets. This is one of my all time favorites and I know you'll love it too.

4. Baked on 8th

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I fell in love the second I saw the cute sign. Baked on 8th has a great atmosphere and even better little pastries, cookies, and cakes. Their cookies were so good it took every ounce of self-control I had to not go back and order 2 dozen. 12/10 would recommend if you're into Instagrammable locations and bomb sugar-filled desserts.

5. Burger Republic

I get it, you've gotta eat more than just cookies and coffee. As far as restaurants go, this place is home to the best burger I've ever eaten, plus the atmosphere is pretty laid back and great, and it's an awesome place to go and watch pretty much any sporting event happening anywhere relatively close to Nashville. Browse the menu so you can know exactly what to order before you even get there here.

6. Fido

In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm a HUGE fan of coffee shops and cafes. Fido was the most perfect little spot. It boasts about its gourmet coffee and great food, and rightfully so. It's also got the coolest funky vibe that makes you just want to sit and stay all day, and it's in a great location and decently close to Vanderbilt.

7. Go see some murals

Nashville is FULL of these bad boys. I know y'all have all seen the countless pictures of those people with big butterfly wings. Well, there's more and they're all around the city and on the side of pretty much every building. It's cliche, but tbh it's also kind of a must do while you're there.

8. Walk around Centennial Park and the Parthenon

This is a really nice place to visit if you're looking to spend a couple of hours away from the concrete of the city, and the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the one in Greece.

9. Ride one of those little scooters around and explore

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I'm not gonna lie to y'all. I did not ride the scooters. They seem kind of dangerous and I know without a doubt that if I tried to get on one it would not end well for me, the scooter, or anyone within a 3-mile radius. With that being said, though, I did see a lot of people riding them and it looked pretty fun, plus it's a great way to see the city without walking too much. So if you just want to explore, hop on one of these bad boys and pray.

Nashville is a great city full of tons of tourist attractions and amazing musical history, but if you find yourself stuck with nothing to do for a couple of hours before your next walking tour, you're sure to find something on this list that you'll love. So, you're welcome.

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