Funny Travel Quotes For Your Amusement

I love quotes. In fact, I like them more than a fine glass of wine. (Well, maybe not more. I lied.) Anyway, lately I’ve gotten to the habit of searching for fun and interesting quotes on my iPhone whenever I have a few minutes to kill on the train or when I am waiting in line at the grocery store.  Today, I decided to look for funny travel quotes (because I know by heart all the traditional travel quotes). I decided to share some of my favorites with you in this post.

“San Francisco is like granola. Take away all the fruits and the nuts and all you have left are the flakes.” – Unknown (I know this to be true after having lived in the area for 4+ years)

“I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down airport concourses carrying bags.” – Guy Clark (and sometimes I get my shopping done at airport stores too!)

“I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places”. – Henny Youngman

“Knock Knock! Who’s there? Tibet! Tibet who? Early Tibet and early to rise!” – Aha Jokes

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” Dagobert D. Runes (not funny, but something to think about.)

“Now, they say that New Zealand is beautiful and I do not know — because after 22 hours on a plane any landmass would be beautiful.” — Lewis Black

Here’s a traditional travel quote (one of my favorites) and a funny modern version:

Traditional: “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

Modern: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the blog post you didn’t write and photos you didn’t take. So pack up your camera and smart phone, make a Facebook page and twitter profile. Catch the next flight, travel, blog and tweet”

And now, are you going to re-tweet, and share this post on FB with your friends? 🙂

PS- The featured photo has nothing to do with traveling, but it had me laughing out loud.


Published by Lavanya

Lavanya Sunkara is a writer, animal lover, and globetrotter based in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Fodor’s, Forbes, USA Today and many more in a career spanning ten years. She covers travel, eco-lifestyle, culture, pets, and wildlife conservation.

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