Travel dates back to antiquity where wealthy Greeks and Romans would travel for leisure to their summer homes and villas in cities such as Pompeii and Baiae. While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. Mankind has come a long way in transportation since Christopher Columbus sailed to the new world from Spain in 1492, an expedition which took over 10 weeks to arrive at the final destination; to the 21st century where aircraft allow travel from Spain to the United States overnight.
Travel in the Middle Ages offered hardships and challenges, however, it was important to the economy and to society. The wholesale sector depended (for example) on merchants dealing with/through caravans or sea-voyagers, end-user retailing often demanded the services of many itinerant peddlers wandering from village to hamlet, gyrovagues (Wandering Monks) and wandering friars brought theology and pastoral support to neglected areas, traveling minstrels practiced the never-ending tour, and armies ranged far and wide in various crusades and in sundry other wars. Pilgrimages were common in both the European and Islamic world and involved streams of travelers both locally (Canterbury Tales-style) and internationally.
In the late 16th century it became fashionable for young European aristocrats and wealthy upper-class men to travel to significant European cities as part of their education in the arts and literature. This was known as the Grand Tour, it included cities such as London, Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome. However, The French Revolution brought with it the end of the Grand Tour.
Best Travel Quotes: The 55 Most Inspirational Travel Quotes Of All Time
As cheesy as it may sound, I love inspirational travel quotes!
Whether you’re planning a trip, battling post-trip blues, or just aimlessly scrolling through your phone, you can be sure there is a quote about travelling somewhere out there that will hit the spot for you.
There are travel quotes about finding yourself, travel quotes to inspire your next trip, great travel quotes that push you to live your best life and more.
We can all relate to inspiring travel quotes, which is what makes them so fun to read. In this post I’ve put together some of the most famous travel quotes (and my personal favourites).
I hope you will find these awesome travel quotes inspiring and they will make you want to head out and see some more of the world!
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