The Big Bad List: 50+ Uplifting Artworks For Some Inspirational Recreation

There’s so much of the world to see but there’s never enough time. Take that vacation you’ve always wanted with this week’s Big Bad List of travel inspiration.

(This list is in no particular order and may not be exhaustive.)


Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.
(Judith Thurman)

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All Around The World by Enkel Dika

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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
(Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky)

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Travel light by Kaveri Gopalakrishnan

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What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
(Jack Kerouac, On the Road)

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Singapore Street by David Kennett

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Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
(Isabelle Eberhardt)

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Dal Lake by Charbak Dipta

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Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
(Gustave Flaubert)

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Afternoon Glory by Chandan Pramanik

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The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
(G.K. Chesterton)

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Gateway Of India by Kishan

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We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
(Anaïs Nin)

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Artwork by Mark van Leeuwen

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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)

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Amsterdam by Andreas Hirsch

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
(Marcel Proust)

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Lost in Time by Db Waterman

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It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
(Ernest Hemingway)

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New York Skyline by Db Waterman

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I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

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Return To You by Marco Internoscia

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To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.
(Hans Christian Andersen)

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Facades In Paris by Neelakshi Rathore

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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Getway by Michael August

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It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.
(Gustave Flaubert)

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Happy Holidays by Valerie McKeehan

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Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
(Pat Conroy)

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Artwork by Jennifer Wick

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Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.
(Roman Payne, Cities & Countries)

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Artwork by Noel Shiveley

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Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.
(Ryū Murakami, Coin Locker Babies)

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Travel Think Art by Lat Lakar

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I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.
(Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy)

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Quaint Pushkar by Neelakshi Rathore

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There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic: this was usually Valentina’s first impulse. Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you’ve misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world.
(Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry)

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Eat Well Travel Far Live Often by Sto

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There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
(Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters)

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Namma Bengaluru by Shatabdi Biswas

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We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.
(Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet)

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Message In A Bottle by Samuel Suranjan Bushi

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Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.
(Tennessee Williams, Camino Real)

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Patan Durbar Square, Nepal by Holy Cow Studio

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The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
(Christopher McCandless)

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Burnt Earth by Black Sheep Art Factory

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There’s a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we’ve left it.
(Colum McCann)

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Artwork by Liz Schaeffer

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So I find words I never thought to speak
In streets I never thought I should revisit
When I left my body on a distant shore.
(T.S. Eliot)

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Travel by Alexander N. Safonov

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How many cities have revealed themselves to me in the marches I undertook in the pursuit of books!
(Walter Benjamin)

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Glasgow Travel Diaries by Inktrails

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I thought of you and how you love this beauty,
And walking up the long beach all alone
I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder
As you and I once heard their monotone.
(Sara Teasdale)

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Summer Paradise by Haidi Shabrina

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In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
(Rachel Carson)

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Beach House by Haidi Shabrina

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No matter where you are, you’re always a bit on your own, always an outsider.
(Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi)

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Wish You Were Here by Roanna Fernandes

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It was the kind of pure, undiffused light that can only come from a really hot blue sky, the kind that makes even a concrete highway painful to behold and turns every distant reflective surface into a little glint of flame. Do you know how sometimes on very fine days the sun will shine with a particular intensity that makes the most mundane objects in the landscape glow with an unusual radiance, so that buildings and structures you normally pass without a glance suddenly become arresting, even beautiful? Well, they seem to have that light in Australia nearly all the time.
(Bill Bryson)

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The Aboriginal Take, Sydney by Megha Vishwanath

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The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.
(Paul Theroux)

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Adventure Always by Sabbatical

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Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.
(Wendell Berry, A Place on Earth)

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Artwork by Tang Yau Hoong

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Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.
(Roman Payne, The Wanderess)

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Wanderlust by Aimee Stewart

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A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our door step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable.
(Ryszard Kapuściński, Travels with Herodotus)

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Doors Of The World by Sabbatical

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“My grandfather says that’s what books are for,” Ashoke said, using the opportunity to open the volume in his hands. “To travel without moving an inch.”
(Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake)

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Travel More by Sabbatical

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I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.
(J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never)

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My Heart Sleeps By The Sea by Sabbatical

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Personally I like going places where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anybody, don’t know my way around and don’t have any delusions that I’m in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home.
(Michael Mewshaw)

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Unbelong by Sabbatical

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I keep going back
as if Im looking for something I have lost
back to the motherland, sisterland, fatherland
back to the beacon, the breast
the smell and taste of the breeze,
and the singing of the rain.
(Heather Nova, The Sorrowjoy)

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Sindbad by Atul Anand

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I suspected, however, that I wasn’t homesick for anything I would find at home when I returned. The longing was for what I wouldn’t find: the past and all the people and places there were lost to me.
(Alice Steinbach)

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Man And Sea by Siddharth Rajeev Govindan

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In spite of all, I know now that at least it is better to go always towards the summer, towards those burning seas of light; to sit at night in the forecastle lost in an unfamiliar dream, when the spirit becomes filled with stars, instead of wounds, and good and compassionate and tender. To sail into an unknown spring, or receive one’s baptism on storm’s promontory, where the solitary albatross heels over in the gale, and at last come to land. To know the earth under one’s foot and go, in wild delight, ways where there is water.
(Malcolm Lowry, Ultramarine)

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Wanderlust by Jyotsna

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You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.
(Kirsten Hubbard)

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Trip by Shreyas Panduranga

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No changing of place at a hundred miles an hour will make us one whit stronger, or happier, or wiser. There was always more in the world than man could see, walked they ever so slowly; they will see it no better for going fast. The really precious things are thought and sight, not pace. It does a bullet no good to go fast; and a man, if he be truly a man, no harm to go slow; for his glory is not at all in going, but in being.
(John Ruskin)

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Wanderlust by Grace

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There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.
(John Steinbeck)

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Artwork by Leah Flores

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But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.
(Gwyn Thomas)

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Take Me Somewhere Nice by Shrikar Sanjay Chavan

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Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.
(Nicolas Bouvier, The Way of the World)

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The Monsoon Series by Rohit Bhasi

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I had a desire to see something besides my own shores, if only to be content to return to them someday.
(Margaret George)

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Travel by Rajeshkumar Ankam

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How you live your life is up to you. You have to go out and grab the world by the horns. Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you.
(Sarah Reijonen)

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Land Bound by Malvika Tewari

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It sounds so far away and different. I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here.
(Edna Ferber, Gigolo)

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Travel The World by Famenxt

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The open road. Seemingly my only friend for years upon end since leaving war. The road embraced me, let me breathe, and more importantly, did not judge me.
(M.B. Dallocchio)

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Arunachal Pradesh by The Greener Pastures

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I knew then that I wanted to go home, but I had no home to go to–and that is what adventures are all about.
(Trina Schart Hyman)

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Travel Bug by Rachna Raghuram

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Whither will my path yet lead me? This path is stupid, it goes in spirals, perhaps in circles, but whichever way it goes, I will follow it.
(Hermann Hesse, Siddharta)

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Walks In Wilderness by Kabini Amin

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Only the road and the dawn, the sun, the wind, and the rain,
And the watch fire under stars, and sleep, and the road again.
(John Masefield)

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Travel the World by Yamini Adari

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“All of us,” he said, “have hopes of being poet, artist, discoverer, philospoher, scientist; of possessing the attributes of all these simultaneously. Few are permitted to achieve any of them in daily life. But in travel we attain them all.”
(Robert Edison Fulton Jr., One Man Caravan)

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Travel The World With Me by Sanaya C

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After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.
(Kenneth Grahame)

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I’m On Vacation by Chris Piascik

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Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me:
If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures,
life and living need not be so hard.
(Psyche Roxas-Mendoza)

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Artwork by Virginie Morgand

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Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.
(Maya Angelou)

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Vacation by Shreyaa Krritika Das

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To know a person in his home is not to know him at all: to meet him on a country road with only his baggage is to at last contact the core, the inner cell of his personality.
(John Tibbetts)

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Room With A View by Britta Glodde

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There’s something in the act of setting out that renews me, that fills me with a feeling of possibility. On the road, I’m forced to rely on instinct and intuition, on the kindness of strangers, in ways that illuminate who I am, ways that shed light on my motivations, my fears.
(Andrew McCarthy)

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Wanderer by PenciLove

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