Christian Stan, at 5 Feb. 16, in Hotels, News

What better way to inspire future vacation planning than gorgeous photos and insightful words from the wise?

grand canyon

Grand Canyon, USA

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

Sarmisegetusa Regia, Romania

Sarmizegetusa Regia, Romania

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

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Amalfi Coast as seen from Le Sirenuse Hotel, Positano

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

hong kong

Explore Hong Kong on board of Aqua Luna ships

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain


Serengeti, Kenya

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


View of London Eye and The Big Ben

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


Rio de Janeiro

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett


Venice, Italy

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

Tunisian Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert as seen from Tunisia

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

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Amazing view over Shanghai from Flair Rooftop Bar

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry



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

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Copenhagen, Denmark

“If you’re 22, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel—as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and cook. Learn from them—wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

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View over Las Vegas from The Cosmopolitan Hotel

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy


Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck



“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.”- Matthew Karsten

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The Great Wall of China

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

sighisoara, romania

Sighisoara, Romania

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

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Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes, France

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”- Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974



“Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams, Camino Real


Kerala, India

“The journey itself is my home.” – Matsuo Bashō

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