If there's anything that'll get your butt into vacation planning gear, it's a good travel quote paired with a stunning destination shot—that, or your bestie's enviable Instagram photos. Whether you admit it or not, we all make mental notes on the improvements the new year will bring come the end of December. For a great many, hitting the gym tops the list. Why not give that the overly obvious choice a break and put "travel more" at the top of yours? From weekend trips and family vacations to romantic getaways and spur-of-the-moment escapes, there are 53 weekends in 2016—waiting to be filled up with some sort of adventure.
While we can't control your friend's insane 'gram game, we can help you get out there and up your own social enviability. Ahead, discover (or re-discover) 17 bits of wisdom from world travelers past and present, each matched with a photo that makes it impossible to ignore even the smallest bit of wanderlust.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.