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50 Vacation Quotes to Inspire Your Travel Spirit

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This “vacation quotes” collection will inspire you to make yourself a priority and take some time off.

A vacation is an opportunity to recharge and restore your body and mind. Vacations give us a change of scenery, provide us with adventure, and help us relieve stress and boredom.

Just like eating well and getting exercise, vacations are necessary for a well-balanced and healthy life. Some people might consider them a luxury but they do matter if you want to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.

With all the ups and downs in life, we all need a vacation once in a while. You need to take a break from work to relax, refresh and recharge. To enjoy time with your loved ones and see the world.

To inspire your travel spirit, below is our collection of beautiful, inspirational, and humorous vacation quotes, vacation sayings, and vacation proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Vacation quotes to inspire your travel spirit

1.) “An upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate.” – Jaime Kurtz

2.) “On vacation, I totally unplug. I don’t bring a laptop with me.” – Will Wright

3.) “Read a lot when you’re on vacation, but nothing that has to do with your business.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr

4.) “Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ― Maya Angelou

5.) “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”Rumi

Vacation quotes to inspire your travel spirit

6.) “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard

7.) “After a while, just staying alive becomes a full-time job. No wonder we need a vacation.” ― Michael Zadoorian

8.) “Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less and vacation MORE!!” ― Lea Mishell

9.) “Neglecting vacation is neglecting success because every success needs an accumulated positive energy!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

10.) “No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” – Jewish Proverb

Vacation quotes to help make your dream trip happen

11.) “A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic.” – Max von Sydow

12.) “The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind.” –Jack Adam Weber

13.) “A vacation helps to relieve stress and boredom, gives us a change of scenery, provides us with adventure, and helps to bring us closer to the people in our lives.” – E. S. Woods

14.) “When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.” ― Aimee Friedman

15.) “The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.”– Augustine of Hippo

Vacation quotes to help make your dream trip happen

16.) “Travelling unveils new dimensions of this world not known to the naked eye.” ― Wayne Chirisa

17.) “Take a vacation from your stressful thoughts by changing your thoughts.” ― Debasish Mridha

18.) “No one wants to die with vacation time on the books.” ― Andrea Goeglein

19.) “Vacation is that time when you wish you had something to do while doing nothing.” –Frank Tyger

20.) “Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” – Zig Ziglar

Vacation quotes to inspire you to take a break

21.) “Take those vacations and do not take your laptop or iphone or blackberry – you are on vacation and that means having a real break and not just going to a different location and doing much of the same thing.” – Byron Pulsifer

22.) “My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.” – Derek Jeter

23.) “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben

24.) “In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan

25.) “The journey itself is my home.”– Matsuo Basho

Vacation quotes to inspire you to take a break

26.) “People should look for accessible vacation destinations the same way they look for any other vacation destination – based on their own personal tastes and preferences.” – Candy B Harrington

27.) “Don’t wait for a vacation to enjoy life. Start to enjoy it now, today, wherever you are.” ― Debasish Mridha

28.) “A wise man travels to discover himself.” –James Russell Lowell

29.) “We need to develop a ‘vacation attitude’ every day by being focused on what we need to accomplish by the end of each day.” – Catherine Pulsifer

30.) “When you go on vacation with people, you learn a lot about them.” –Sarah Mlynowski

Vacation quotes to awaken your exploratory instincts

31.) “One of the biggest challenges about going on vacation is planning the trip.” – Paul Brodie

32.) “A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.” – Morris Fishbein

33.) “Here’s to a vacation of no regrets!” ― Joan Rylen

34.) “Reaching the top requires taking a good break every time you need it! On the way up, you must never hesitate to stop for a while!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

35.) “When all else fails, take a vacation.” ― Betty Williams

Vacation quotes to awaken your exploratory instincts

36.) “All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost.”– J.R.R. Tolkien

37.) “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”- Earl Wilson

38.) “The average vacation is one-tenth playing—nine-tenths paying.” –Arnold Glasow

39.) “Enjoy the vacation without going; enjoy the conversation without talking.” ― Debasish Mridha


40.) “Extend your vacation whenever possible.” 
― A.D. Posey

Vacation quotes to inspire you to take some time off

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

42.) Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. – William James

43.) “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.” – Leo Tolstoy

44.) “Vacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

45.) “The only time that love takes a holiday is when we go on vacation together.” ― Anthony T.Hincks

46.) “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”– Seneca

Vacation quotes to inspire you to take some time off

47.) “My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean.” – Nina Arianda

48.) “Don’t feel guilty about vacationing. What are you truly living and working for anyways? Death is all too real.” ― Richie Norton

49.) “The paradox of relaxation is the renewal of mind; rekindle of spirit and revitalize of strength.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

50.) “What shall you do all your vacation?’, asked Amy. “I shall lie abed and do nothing”, replied Meg.” ― Louisa May Alcott

Which of these vacation quotes was your favorite?

Vacations are an opportunity to take a break from work, travel the world and enjoy time with our loved ones.

We all need a vacation once in a while. They allow us to relax, refresh, and recharge so we can live our best lives. Hopefully, the above quotes have inspired you to make yourself a priority and take some time off.

What were your favorite vacation quotes on this list? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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