The days are longer, the sun’s hotter and brighter. The cold spell brought on by the Northeast Monsoon is over, and all we need is PAGASA’s announcement to make official what we already feel – summer is here.

Lucky are the ones who have already made travel plans for summer. For some of us who are still undecided on where to go, a little inspiration might help. Whether you plan to go to the beach, take surfing lessons, conquer mountains or just go somewhere far and new, here are ten quotes that will put you in the mood for summer vacays.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – Jacques Cousteau

Every hundred feet the world changes. - Roberto Bolaño Ávalos

If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them. – Bob Dylan

Happy days are here again, the skies above are clear again. So let’s sing a song of cheer again, happy days are here again. – Jack Yellen

Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am. – Voltaire

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ― Henry James

It’s summer and time for wandering… ― Kellie Elmore

The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever. ― E. Lockhart

Some of the best memories are made in flip flops. ― Kellie Elmore

Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama

Book a flight. Or take a road trip. However you want to do it – planned  or spontaneous, by land, sea or air, what matters is making the decision to travel, explore, see new places and experience new things. Just go, the world is waiting for you. Happy travels! 🙂

About the Author

Joy Sallegue is a social media enthusiast, traveler, booknerd, and a Kdrama fangirl. She is always hungry for adventures and thirsty for experiences. Her proudest moment in life was reaching the summit of Mt. Pulag and she's eyeing an adventure in South Korea soon. She also blogs at Joy Goes Places.

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