24 Great Travel Mantras

Since late 2010, I have been publishing interviews with travel personalities and people who just love travel. All have interesting travel stories and tips to share.
From the first interview in December 2010, I have asked each person for a travel mantra of 8 words or less. Only one person did not provide a travel mantra (Samantha Brown, time constraint) and a few did not stick to the 8 word limit. I was fortunate to meet and speak with some of my interview subjects in person—including Samantha Brown and Pauline Frommer—while others responded via email. You have definitely heard of some of these personalities but I bet you do not know them all; unless, of course, you read all their travel interviews here!
Here are 24 great travel mantras, from the first 25 McCool Travel interviews—and a couple of previously unpublished photos! Each person’s name links to their profile interview on McCoolTravel.com.

24 Great Travel Mantras

Live in a bigger world.Barbara Winter
Don’t overplan, leave room for exploration.Jim Kovarik
Change is good.Jason Scott
Always be nice.Johnny Jet
Who wants to live a life imprisoned in safety?Christy Woodrow and Scott Calafiore
I can’t wait to see what happens next.Peta Phipps
If it scares you, do it.David Lee
Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.Melvin Boecher
Don’t try to do/see too much.Karen Bryan
Travel, and life, are all about the experiences!Matt Long
It’s all part of the adventure.Sandi McKenna and Life is a journey… bring a camera.Rick Griffin
Anyone Can do It! Dave and Deb Bouskill
The first thing you pack is yourself.Bruce Northam
Spend less, see more.Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer, Travel Mantras
Pauline Frommer and I, NOT taken by a pro!

No travel mantra but you should read her interview anyway. I mean, it’s Sam Brown! – Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown, travel mantras
Samantha Brown, taken by me (also not a pro)

It is what it is.Marianne Schwab
Get up off the couch and go.Donna Hull
Life is short, eat dessert first!Sonia Zamborsky
Be flexible. Breathe.Roni Weiss
Time’s short. Explore the great planet we share. The Trip Chicks
Always have a plan B.George Hobica
You CAN travel with children…and stay SANE!Colleen Lanin
Listen more than you talk; appreciate little details.Jeff Deck
Sometimes the road is less travelled for a reason.Paul Johnson
Any budget can accommodate a great vacation.Shereen Rayle
These were my first 25 travel interviews, published December 2010 through February 2012. Check out all previous McCool Travel interviews.
What is (or would be) your travel mantra? Do you have a favorite travel mantra from the list?

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  1. “Travel strengthens family” would be my mantra. It’s why we use travel to see family members more often and to experience new things with family members! I love this list of mantras!

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