15 travel mantras to live by in the New Year

The countdown is officially on to 2018, which means it’s probably a good time to get our minds right and figure out which things we’re going to focus on in the New Year.

These are some of the things I’m thinking about: What’s going to be important to me in 2018? How am I going to focus on it to reach my goals? Where do I want to go? How am I going to get there?

For me, travel ties into a lot when it comes to how I approach life—and not just because travel is a big part of what I do for a living, but also because everything in life is kind of a destination, and you have to figure out how you’re going to get there, what you’ll have to navigate, and whether that’s even the destination you actually want to head to.

Travel is life/life is travel, really.

I think mantras are good things to have handy, something to keep in mind, a neat way to package your focus and be able to call on it when things start going fuzzy. They can remind you of where you’re going and why you’re going there, what you want to be about or just how you want to approach life and travel.

So, here are some of the best travel mantras (or mantras that work well for travel) that I’ve come across. Read on to see which one’s going to suit you best for the year to come.

1. “Adventure is worthwhile.” —Aesop

2. “Always explore the world with new eyes, dream of new places you’ve never imagined and discover a love so perfect it was almost never meant to be” —r.m. drake

3. “Stop not traveling.” —unknown

4. “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” —Asian proverb

5. “We can go anywhere we want.” —unknown

6. “It’s OK if you’ve got to travel alone sometimes. You are brave enough.” —unknown

7. “This is the beginning of anything you want.” —Boy

8. “He who is brave is free.” —Seneca

9. “When in doubt, vacation.” —unknown

10. “Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” —unknown

11. “Take the unexplored path.” —unknown

12. “Nothing adventured, nothing attained.” —Peter McWilliams

13. “Live the life you’ve imagined.” —unknown

14. “Be who you were created to be and you will set the world on fire.” —St. Catherine of Sienna

15. “I’m not lost, I’m exploring.” —Jana Stanfield