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Anthony Bourdain Travel Quotes To Fuel Your Wanderlust

Sameer Shinde Aug 2, 2019
Anthony Michael Bourdain was an epitome of living life to the fullest. He was a travel documentarian with an insatiable thirst for adventure. These Anthony Bourdain quotes are sure to stir up a flame of travel within you.
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often though, they hurt.”

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“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel — as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them — wherever you go.”

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“The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.”

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"Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride."
“If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”

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“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
“I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.”

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“I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.”

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"When I’m in a city that’s new to me, I try to go to the central market very early in my trip. I’ll go at 6 a.m., when people are shopping for businesses. You get to see what people buy and really eat."

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“Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.”