By Erika Owen
August 19, 2015
Frederic Lagrange

Taking the first step in planning your dream trip—whether that's buying a plane ticket or figuring out where you're going to go—is always the hardest. Lucky for us, there's a never-ending world of motivation out there in the form of well-designed graphics featuring the words of the wise and well-traveled.

We rounded up nine especially inspiring phrases for those of you looking for a little kickstart. Do whatever you've got to do to get that trip planned, whether it's pinning a few of the following quotes to your travel Pinterest board or printing them out and plastering them across your apartment; the choice is yours.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.