Looking for a Mark Twain travel quote?
There isn’t a person who doesn’t love Mark Twain. This brilliant man is often called “the Father of American literature”, but what a lot of people don’t know, is that Mark Twain was not only that, but an avid traveler.
Twain travelled extensively throughout his life: U.S., Canada, Hawaii, Europe, Mediterranean, the Middle East, you name it. He loved Berlin, which he called “the Chicago of Europe”. He adored Hawaii, saying there’s “no other land so longingly and so beseechingly” to haunt him.
In other words, Mark Twain has been around — and he had a lot to say about the places he’s seen. His journals, letters, and travelogues reveal his hunger and curiosity for learning the world and are perhaps just as famous as his most notable fiction work (e.g. “The Innocents Abroad”). To tease your own wanderlust, take a look at some of Twain’s most popular travel quotes — many of them witty, many of them funny, and all of them a true inspiration to read!
Without any further ado, here are 10 wonderful travel quotes by Mark Twain from his letters and travelogues to, hopefully, inspire you to travel:
10 Mark Twain Travel Quotes
To Inspire You To Travel
The average man is profoundly ignorant of countries that lie remote from his own. — Mark Twain in Following the Equator
Nothing helps scenery like bacon & eggs. — Mark Twain in Roughing It
There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land again after a cheerful, careless voyage. — Mark Twain in Letter to Will Bowen
The Creator made Italy with designs of Michelangelo. — Mark Twain in The Innocents Abroad
It used to be a good hotel, but that proves nothing — I used to be a good boy. — Mark Twain in The Innocents Abroad
They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchi; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce. — Mark Twain in The Innocents Abroad
I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven and hell andI have only a vague curiosity about one of those. — Mark Twain in Letter to W.D.Howells
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 in Tom Sawyer Abroad
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. — Attributed
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. — Mark Twain in The Innocents Abroad
The last one is my favourite Mark Twain travel quote. But which one is yours?
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