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How travel really is – 20 funny travel quotes

A collection of funny quotes that reflect some of the realities of travel.

How travel realy is - 20 funny travel quotes

I love travel quotes just as much as the next girl, probably even more. However sometimes the unending parade of inspirational landscapes and “just go” messages can get a bit much. So I collected a list of 20 travel quotes that better sum up some of the realities of travel.

If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport.

- George Winters

Two great talkers will not travel far together.

- Spanish Proverb

Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives and the serious part of frivolous ones.

- Anne Sophie Swetchine

The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognise you as a tourist.

- Russell Baker

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.

- Susan Heller

A review of summit day photographs will show that I was clothed in the latest, highest quality, high altitude gear, comparable, if not better, than that worn by the other members of our expedition.

- Anatoli Boukreev

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.

- Elizabeth Drew

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I’ve been to almost as many places as my luggage.

- Bob Hope

Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.

- Mercedes Lackey

If you're going to America, bring your own food.

- Fran Lebowitz

Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.

- Al Gore

Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.

- Jerry Seinfeld

Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.

- Paul Theroux

It's easier to find a travelling companion than to get rid of one.

- Art Buchwald

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People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

- Dagobert D. Runes

I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

- Mark Twain

There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane: Either you have diarrhoea, or you're anxious to meet people who do.

- Rich Jeni

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.

- Amelia E. Barr

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.

- Susan Sontag

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.

- George Eliot

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Don’t get me wrong, I still think travel is a life changing and positive experience, but these observations couldn’t help but put a smile on this experienced travellers face. The journey is not beautiful because it is perfect, it is beautiful because of the imperfections we have overcome.

If you have any funny travel quotes not on this list please add them in the comments so I can have a giggle.


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