Travel Quotes (Bikini Photos)
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February 6, 2017 by @VanessaRivers

As a travel blogger, surfer and swimwear designer, I have traveled the globe documenting my adventures wearing bikinis. Becoming a travel writer is a hard road. It takes years of work and dedication with little pay to hopefully someday get to a point where you can make a living. Throughout the last 5+ years that I have been working day in day out to become a successful travel blogger, I have sought inspiration in many of my favorite travel quotes. These travel quotes remind me that it is not about the destination, but about the journey. They inspire me to get outside of my comfort zone and live life to the fullest. These travel quotes are good life lessons for anyone who wants to be inspired to travel more, or just to have gratitude to be alive.

I lost my mom to cancer when I was twenty-five and this has significantly affected how I view my time on earth. She was my best friend and the person I looked up to the most in life. She, more than anyone, taught me to see the beauty in the world around me. She showed me, by the way she lived her life, that what makes a woman beautiful is her attitude towards the world. Losing someone you love makes you realize how precious and short life is. I now try to have as much fun as possible, be kind to everyone I meet, take chances, and appreciate every day. You don’t want to look back on your life and regret not trying to do all the things you dreamed about. Here are my 50 favorite travel quotes paired with some of my favorite bikini photos from my travels. I hope they inspire you to book a plane ticket to your dream destination! EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER. BELIEVE. LOVE.

50 Travel Quotes To Live By (Bikini Photos)

Travel Quotes (Bikini Photos)

1) “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What a Ride!” -Anon

2) “Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.” – St. Luke

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3) “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” -Unknown

4) “Travel makes you modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustave Flaubert

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5) “Take only memories, leave only footprints.”  – Chief Seattle

6) “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” –Rachel Wolchin

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7) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

8) “You can’t find happiness at the end of your journey if you didn’t bring it with you all along.” – Katrina Mayer

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9) “What makes a woman beautiful is her attitude towards the world.” – Christi Rivers

10) “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

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11)  “Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

12) “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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13) “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

14) “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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15) “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

16) “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

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17) “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

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

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19) “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

20) “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

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21) “Just Go.” – Unknown

22) “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

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23) “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

24) “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

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25) “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

26) “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

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27) “Stuff your eyes with wonder. Live as if you’ll drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

28) “Adventure is worthwhile.” -Aristotle

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29) “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

30) “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

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31) “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

32) “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tau

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33) “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

34) “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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35) “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” – Chinese Proverb

36) “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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37) “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

38) “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

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39) “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

40) “Life is an adventure. Take risks.” – Anonymous

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41) “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

42) “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life.” – John Amatt

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43) “Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” -Anonymous

44) “Do more than just exist.” – Anonymous

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45) “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” – Jack Kerouac

46) “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

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47) “You don’t have to experience the world in the way you have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

48) “The cost of not following your dream, your heart, or your gut, is spending the rest of your life wishing that you had.” – Unknown

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49) “If travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” -Pico Iyer

50) “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

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  • Reply Danée February 7, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Best post yet!! Packing my bikini now and buying a ticket somewhere!

  • Reply Becky van Dijk February 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Great post Vanessa! Love all the bikini shots and the quotes! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Reply Misha February 8, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    You just took us on a journey around the world, one bikini at a time! That’s total Vanessa-style and I love it. My favorite quote is the one by your mom. It’s so true and I can see that you apply it to the beautiful life you live. Love and hugs!

  • Reply Michael Rivers February 9, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I like this sis. The photography is excellent and the quotes are well researched and motivate me. I miss Christi too. Great work here. Two thumbs way up!!

    • Reply Vanessa Rivers February 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Aaah thanks brother! So honored you read my blog and that you like it. Miss and love you! XO

  • Reply Marin Carey February 10, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I love you Nes!! Fabulous!!!

  • Reply Zahid March 2, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Nice quotes, enjoyed reading them. thank you for sharing

    • Reply Vanessa Rivers March 3, 2018 at 12:43 am

      Hi Zahid! Thanks for your comment! Glad you liked the quotes! -Vanessa

  • Reply Zeeshan Saeed April 11, 2018 at 2:05 am

    You don’t have to experience the world the way you are told, loved this line… Amazing collection! will be visiting again

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