23 Great Fake Travel Quotes

Lists: One strange travel quote got us started. The travelers on Twitter took it from there.

09.30.10 | 4:36 PM ET


Earlier this week we came across a strange travel quote in the Columbia Daily Tribune: “Travel ... six letters flowing like melted French Brie across two syllables.”

We got inspired; we posted a few strange quotes of our own; and then, we turned things over to the folks on Twitter.

The result? The hashtag #faketravelquotes and a day of faux travel wit and wisdom.

We enjoyed what people came up with so much that, in lieu of our usual monthly round-up of great travel tweets, we decided to collect some of the best fake travel quotes instead.

Here are our favorites—if we missed yours, be sure to drop it in the comments.

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when we ran out of cupcakes.” #faketravelquotes
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I checked in on foursquare” #faketravelquotes

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read the same book, but at home.” -St. Augustine #faketravelquotes

“not all those who wander are lost. some had the curry and are looking for the loo.” #faketravelquotes

Travel is like the squeeze of lime in the Corona that is your life. #faketravelquotes

“Travel is like a Peruvian flute band busking in your soul.” #faketravelquotes

Like all great travellers, I have bragged about more than I’ve seen, and seen less than I hoped. #faketravelquotes

Like all great travelers, I have seen more beers than I remember and remember more Irish bars then I care to. #faketravelquotes

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single baggage fee. #faketravelquotes

Travelers yearn for journeys like prisoners dream of rooms without bars. And we all want time off for good behavior. #faketravelquotes

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one Lonely Planet suggested. #faketravelquotes

“It’s not where you’ve been or where you’ve stayed, but how many points you amassed along the way” #faketravelquotes

“A true cultural experience is the one had by those faced with the diversity & delicacy of the all you can eat buffet.” #faketravelquotes

a journey of a thousand miles better begin with an aisle seat. #faketravelquotes

Travel is like a Choose Your Own Adventure Book. You could become king of the pirates or be eaten by sharks. #faketravelquotes

Sometimes, you just have to look up to find the flush on a string. #faketravelquotes

When decadence is defined by putting on a clean pair of underwear, it’s time to go home. #faketravelquotes

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, mostly because no one wants to hear your disgusting Vegas story. #faketravelquotes

Travel is falling in love on a whirlwind adventure and not caring that they’ve worn the same underwear for the past week. #faketravelquotes

Travel Golden Rule: Leave only footprints, take only motel ashtrays. #faketravelquotes

Do unto airline employees as you would have locals do unto you #faketravelquotes

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas….What happens in Yuma…wait, nothing happens in Yuma” #faketravelquotes

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I qualify for a free flight. #faketravelquotes

@worldhum is the voice of World Hum on Twitter, originating from @jimbenning, @myessis, @vmconners and @evaholland.

21 Comments for 23 Great Fake Travel Quotes

kara rosner 09.30.10 | 4:54 PM ET

Well rounded recap—definitely some of my faves. Loved the distraction of watching these roll in yesterday.  Kept me smiling.  Thanks.

Marcy Gordon 09.30.10 | 4:54 PM ET

Cool. What a great list of fake quotes. Glad to see Lady Iguana, my alter ego, made the list. Thanks!

Tim L. 09.30.10 | 5:06 PM ET

Great stuff! Sorry my internet connection was down yesterday and I couldn’t chuckle on an hourly basis. (And this may be the first time I’ve come across a hashtag I actually wanted to follow…)

Megan 09.30.10 | 5:21 PM ET

I really enjoyed this! :)

@jgabbott 09.30.10 | 6:22 PM ET

yah, had a blast watching these roll in! glad I could contribute.

marina dt 09.30.10 | 7:13 PM ET

My favorite was this one - “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely broadens the derrière” lol

Casey 10.01.10 | 12:26 AM ET

Haha, those are great.  I really like the “St. Augustine” quote best.

Nina 10.01.10 | 12:48 AM ET

Some really funny ones! And some even better than the originals!:)

location espagne 10.01.10 | 2:31 AM ET

Awesome and funny stuff about the fake quotes.really nice quotes like it….............. !!!!!!

jamie 10.01.10 | 12:09 PM ET

I think I just wet my pants a little.  Thanks for that.

Nico 10.01.10 | 1:10 PM ET

At least I was laughing while I watched morning productivity go up in smoke the other day. Good times! And thanks for the inclusion, guys.

Alison B. 10.01.10 | 4:41 PM ET

I’m sorry, but that’s funny. Like Tim said, thanks for a hashtag worth following!

Laura 10.02.10 | 5:09 PM ET

I am so sad that I missed this!  These are excellent.  And I find it humorous the number that corresponded to either A) being plugged in on social media or B) a lack of clean underwear.

bubba smythe 10.03.10 | 10:31 AM ET

I like the Irish toast-
May the sun be on your face, the road rise up to meet you, and for the sake of your fellow traveling partners, the wind be kept inside your own buttocks!

@Travelblggr 10.03.10 | 9:10 PM ET

Definitely a fun hashtag!

My contribution ...

“Travel broadens the mind ... and the behind ...”

Harry 10.04.10 | 3:44 AM ET

Lovely to read! People always get to know things when they travel across places and quotes inspire people and make them plan their travel.

vinay 10.12.10 | 5:57 AM ET

Hey nice quotes here is mine:

” Traveling is sometime not an outward journey it is also a journey within…to know ourselves better…so be a Traveler..”

Dr LWR 10.16.10 | 4:56 PM ET

‘Starting out on a new adventure to exotic and far-off lands is made all the sweeter by a free upgrade to business class.’

konjing 10.20.10 | 5:50 AM ET

I think I just wet my pants a little.
Thanks for that.

norman salba 10.30.10 | 11:17 AM ET

Just between you and me, I hate plane delays.

Boston Divorce Lawyer 11.05.10 | 12:48 AM ET

I wish I could have seen those tweets in real time. They are really creative. I probably need to travel some more so I can be as clever (because we all need an excuse to travel, right?)

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