“Travel is the Only Thing You Buy that Makes You Richer”

A friend of mine shared the above header quote on Facebook today, and it really got me thinking about how important travel is.

Walking with Lions in Cape Town

For me, travel opens the eyes, broadens the mind, and educates us more than we will ever know, and while it may not make us richer in the monetary sense, I do believe that visiting new countries, trying new foods and understanding new cultures makes us ‘richer’ as people – what do you think?

I have been lucky enough to visit some amazing countries, in fact, I have yet to visit a place where I would not wish to return, and I can honestly say that every penny I have invested in travel over the years– has been money well spent (although my bank manager may disagree!).

St. Augustine summed it up for me with “The World is a Book, and those who do not travel read only one page”.

If you could sum up your travel experiences in one sentence or quote, what would it be?

I would love to compile a list to share will all other travel bloggers, so please let your travel inspiration run wild… I’ll work on mine for tomorrow!






7 Comments Add yours

  1. ae.i says:

    Funny to see this quote in my Reader. I hesitated to include it in my last blog post. Finally I didn’t, but I very much agree with that quote. Travelling makes me richer because I learn how other people approach a similar problem (it teaches to think more creative); I learn about myself (my strengths and weaknesses) and I learned to value my home country 🙂

  2. raastha says:

    Agree…travel has a lot of lessons that one cannot get by reading books. The practical experience by meeting different people, living different cultures helps one understand the wider angles of living. I am little less fortunate than rest others as i do not get many chances to move freely to other countries. At the same time I am happy that these bloggers take me through it and that makes me happy.

    1. Equatours says:

      Why thank you Mr. King! 😉

  3. Traveling opens my mind to so many new ideas. It informs and broadens me as a human being. Mark Twain said it best though…“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
    ― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

    1. Equatours says:

      I would have to agree Patrick! Although St. Augustine has my vote… “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page”

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