Inspiration & Humour

Top 10 Adventure Travel Quotes

July 7, 2015

Woman riding a mountain bike across red rocky landscape with gray sky and clouds overhead and a rainbow arched over her in the background

 Some­times we all just need a lit­tle moti­va­tion to get us off the couch and out­side, explor­ing and adven­tur­ing in this great world of ours. To that end, we’ve pre­pared this list of our favourite adven­ture quotes and say­ings of all time. Enjoy!

1. “Man can­not dis­cov­er new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide

2. “The pur­pose of life,  after all, is to live it, to taste expe­ri­ence to the utmost, to reach out earg­er­ly and with­out fear for new­er and rich­er expe­ri­ences.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “To my mind, 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

4. “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

“A ship in a har­bour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” ‑John A. Shedd

6. “Adven­ture isn’t hang­ing on a road off the side of a moun­tain. Adven­ture is an atti­tude that we must apply to the day to day obsta­cles of life.” ~ John Amatt

7. “A good trav­el­er has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriv­ing.” ~ Lao Tzu

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

9. “Camp out among the grass and gen­tians of glac­i­er mead­ows, in crag­gy gar­den nooks full of nature’s dar­lings. Climb the moun­tain and get their good tid­ings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as susshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own fresh­ness into you, and the storms their ener­gy, while care will drop off like autumn leaves.” ~ John Muir

10. “The jour­ney of a thou­sand miles must begin with one step.” ~ Lao Tzu