15 of the most inspirational and motivational quotes about travel and life!

Sitting here laid up after my recent knee operation I need to keep myself motivated! Looking back on all the amazing things we have done this year and all our adventurous plans for the future, pondering over travel, time and how we spend it. This got me thinking about all those quotes I see here and there and which ones really inspire us to continue our life of travel and adventure as well as pushing to make a life on our own terms. I put them together with some of the photos from our very own explorations…hopefully you will be as inspired and motivated as us to make your life one to remember!

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 

“Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright”.
Photo take at the top of the Schilthorn in Switzerland.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 

“I’d rather look back at my life and say ‘I can’t believe I did that’ than say ‘I wish I did that'”
Photo taken paragliding over Interlaken.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced”
photo taken on Crib Goch, Mt Snowdon in Wales.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years”.
Photo taken in Lucerne, Switzerland.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Photo taken in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page.”
Photo taken in Tokyo, Japan

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 

“A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality.”
Photo taken in New York, USA.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

“Travel is rebellion in its purest form.”
Photo taken at The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
Photo taken on Mt Pilatus, Switzerland.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
Photo taken in London, UK.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
photo taken on Crib Goch, Mt Snowdon in Wales.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

“Time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
Photo taken on the banks of Lake Brienz, Switzerland

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

“I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery.”
Photo taken on Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Lake District.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

 

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”
Photo taken whilst Canyoning in the River Esk, Lake District.

 

 "We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn't escape us. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." "Time is free, but it is priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." "Not all those who wander are lost." "Travel is rebellion in its purest form." "A free man is someone who follows his dreams and turns them into reality." "The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page." "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. But the life in your years". "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" "I'd rather look back at my life and say 'I can't believe I did that' than say 'I wish I did that'" "Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright". Quotes, inspirational, motivational, travel, life, work, time, make the most of your life, travelling, traveling, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland, Lake District, Landscapes, Lucerne, Schilthorn, Alps, Paragliding, Interlaken, Crib Goch, Striding Edge, Wicklow, Ireland, Japan, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Pilatus, London, Breinz, Lake, Esk, Canyoning,

“We travel no to escape life, but so that life doesn’t escape us.”
Photo take at the top of the Schilthorn in Switzerland.

 

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Nicola Hilditch-Short

Nic is one half of the Roaming Renegades, a passionate traveller, climber, adventurer, photographer and artist who has a B.A in Fine Art and M.A in Design & Art Direction.