Top Inspirational Travel Quotes with Funny Interpretation

Posted on January 30, 2013

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Nishat Bagh, Sri Nagar

Nishat Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir

Traditional: “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” Oscar Wilde

Modern: “I never travel without my smartphone. How else am I supposed to brag to my followers realtime? “

Traditional: “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

Modern: “To my mind the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things and turn them into a blog post, to be in a position in which you could regularly  tweet and update your Facebook page”

Traditional: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine

Modern: “The world is a book and those who do not travel end up with fewer blog post”

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 dissappointed 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”

Traditional: “Not all who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Modern: “Not all who wander have twitter profile”

Traditional: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Modern: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a tweet stating where you were last seen alive”

Traditional: “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

Modern: “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. Either way, they’ll make good blogging material”

Traditional: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

Modern: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I tweeted my followers to ask which I should take”

Traditional: “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

Modern: “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. He just knows how far away he is from his next wi-fi fix.”

Traditional: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

Modern: “The traveler sees what he sees.  The tourist sees what he has come to see. The blogger sees what will fit neatly onto his new WordPress template”

Traditional: “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

Modern: “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect when turned into an impossibly euphoric blog post”

Traditional: “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

Modern: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a hastily uploaded picture of a plane at the departure gate”

Traditional: “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

Modern: “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely gives us material with which to brag to our friends on Facebook”

Traditional: “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

Modern: “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. Do not despair however; you can still call yourself a travel writer”

Traditional: “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

Modern: “It is not the arrival that matters, but how many new Facebook friends you add during your journey”

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