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95 most inspirational travel quotes ever penned

Our favourite inspirational travel quotes have encouraged us to travel with abandon over the years. Perhaps they will do the same for you…

For us, there is no such thing as luxury travel; travel is, by default, a luxury. It is a privilege provided by the country of our birth, a privilege that many are not as fortunate to enjoy.

Sometimes, we have to pinch ourselves at just how ridiculous our lives have become: an ex-teacher and jobbing writer travelling the world for a living. It is absurd, it is astonishing, it is luxury.

When I first went travelling at 21 years old, my father gave me this quote scrawled on a piece of card.

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It infused me with wanderlust. It encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone, make the most of my time, see the world and enjoy the freedom that comes with being on the road. It remains one of the most inspirational travel quotes I’ve read (even if Twain did not actually say it).

Today, 20 years and almost 100 countries later, it’s still in my wallet. Despite its tattered and dishevelled appearance, it’s every bit as important to me now as it was then.

With that in mind, we’ve collated our most beloved inspirational travel quotes to encourage readers to “explore, dream and discover” for themselves.

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1. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

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3. “Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

4. “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

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5. “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

6. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

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7. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Paul Brandt

8. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

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9. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

10. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles... inspirational travel quotes

11. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller Anderson

12. “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

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13. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

14. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

A good traveler... inspirational travel quotes

15. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

16. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.” – John A. Shedd

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17. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

18. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

Not all those who wander are lost... inspirational travel quotes

19. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

20. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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21. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.” – The Dalai Lama

22. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

How beautiful it is to travel... inspirational travel quotes

23. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

24. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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25. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

26. “A traveller without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

Moslih Eddin Saadi inspirational travel quotes

27. “Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley

28. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

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29. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

30. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France

Wandering... travel quotes

31. “I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.” – Ricky Skaggs

32. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” – Hilaire Belloc

Travel for fulfilment quote

33. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

34. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

James Michener inspirational travel quotes

35. “The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

36. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

Money isn't everything quote

37. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

38. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

All journeys have secret destinations...

39. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

40. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

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41. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

42. “Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” ― Michael Palin

Once the travel bug bites inspirational travel quote

43. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

44. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

A journey is like marriage... inspirational travel quotes

45. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

46. “There are far, far better things ahead than we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

There are better things ahead...

47. “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark

48. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover...

49. “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveller learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell

50. “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

Mark Twain Quote about travelling with friends

51. “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

52. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

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53. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

54. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

See the world quote by Ray Bradbury

55. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

56. “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

The journey not the arrival matters

57. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben

58. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust quote

59. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde

60. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

I travel for travel’s sake... inspirational travel quotes

61. “If an ass goes travelling, he’ll not come home a horse.” – Thomas Fuller

62. “Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg

“Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions.”

63. “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

64. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

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65. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

66. “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

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67. “I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” – George Bernard Shaw

68. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

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69. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

70 “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Travelling can leave you speechless

71. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

72. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

Travel is deep and permanent inspirational travel quotes

73. “The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

74. “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A tent beneath the stars

75. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

76. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac

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77. “The more I travelled the more I realised that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

78. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

Inspirational travel quote by Stephen Covey

78. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block

80. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle – or Si’ahl

A man walking in the sand featuring the travel quote about footprints

81. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

82. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

A travel quote from Moby Dick

83. “We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

84. “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself” – Wallace Stevens

inspirational travel quote by Wallace Stevens over the blur hole in Belize

85. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

86. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Julia Ormond (although it is often wrongly attributed to Audrey Hepburn)

A photo of the Eiffel Tower featuring the travel quote, Paris is always a good idea

87. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the trip.” – Babs Hoffman

88. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

inspirational travel quote by Jaime Lyn Beatty over mountaineers

89. “Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty

90. “It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.” – Sir Ernest Shackleton

Shackleton's Endurance ship stranded on the ice in Antarctica with an inspirational travel quote

91. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” –  Jack Kerouac

92. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

93. “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.” – Oscar Wilde

94. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M Goodman

95. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain (or possibly H Jackson Brown Jr )

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The best quotes about travel will inspire you to pack your bags, book that ticket, and start your journey in a new place. We’re always thinking about our next trip, and sometimes a saying or quote can remind us why we travel in the first place.

Traveling is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, reflect on the bigger picture, and learn about the world and yourself. If you need some motivation, I’ve got a collection of inspirational travel quotes , quotes about traveling with friends , funny travel quotes , and more. With that and our step-by-step guide on planning a trip anywhere , you will have no excuses.

Short travel quotes

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Spend some time reading through these adventure travel quotes and see which ones resonate with you most. Keep your favorites handy, so you can revisit them when you want some insight or something to inspire your wanderlust !

These short travel quotes are simple but can inspire lofty ideas for your next journey!

1. A change of latitude would help my attitude. – Unknown

A change of latitude would help my attitude

As this short travel quote suggests, going to a new place can give you a total attitude adjustment!

2. Adventure is out there. – Charles Muntz

Adventure is out there

This travel quote from the animated film Up has inspired kids and adults alike. Adventure is out there; go find it!

3. Live your life by a compass, not a clock. – Erica Jong

Live your life by a compass, not a clock

I appreciate travel life quotes like this one. It’s not about how long you live, it’s whether you live it to the fullest. And for me, that means seeing the world!

4. Oh, the places you’ll go! – Dr. Seuss

Oh, the places you’ll go!

This simple travel quote is a good one for life in general. Whether you’re moving to a new city or taking a trip around the world, oh, the places you’ll go!

5. Take only memories, leave only footprints. – Chief Seattle

Take only memories, leave only footprints

This poignant travel quote is a reminder to treat our planet with respect, especially while traveling. Things like eco-tourism, carbon offsets, and environmental footprints need more attention!

6. The journey, not the arrival, matters. – T.S. Eliot

The journey, not the arrival, matters

This is a quote about trips that can encourage you to slow down and enjoy the journey. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in where we’re going, that we forget to appreciate all that’s around us.

7. There is a world elsewhere. – Shakespeare

There is a world elsewhere

This poetic travel quote is short and sweet. It’s easy to become distracted by daily life, but there is so much more out there.

8. To travel is to live. – Hans Christian Andersen

To travel is to live

This travel quote says it all: traveling truly is one of the best ways to experience life.

The best travel quotes will inspire you to take the leap and go on a new adventure! Check out these inspirational travel quotes for more insight and direction.

9. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

This inspiring travel quote applies to life, too. Step by step, we can reach new destinations, as well as our goals.

10. A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for. – Gael Attal

A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for

Remember that you are the ship, and you’re meant to experience this beautiful, magical world while you’re here!

11. Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. – Asian proverb

Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times

No matter how many photos you see or stories you hear, nothing beats seeing a place in person!

12. Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled. – Mohammed

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled

This travel saying reminds us that experiencing unfamiliar places and cultures is one of the best ways to learn.

13. Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

This inspirational travel quote is about taking charge of your life and, as a traveler, getting off the beaten path to discover new places.

14. Investment in travel is an investment in yourself. – Matthew Karsten

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself

A lot of people think about investing in their career or home, but the life experience you get through traveling is one of the greatest investments. The insight, perspective, and resilience you gain can help you in all facets of life.

15. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

This tried and true travel quote is another one that can inspire you to push past fears and embrace adventure! And remember, everyone’s comfort zone is different!

16. Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage. – Paulo Coelho

Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage

While taking a trip requires money, this inspirational travel quote reminds us that you also need the courage to leave behind familiarity for adventure.

17. Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference

Frost was a poet who understood the importance of charting your own path rather than following the crowd. That principle applies to traveling too, as you can find all kinds of unique places when you venture away from the tourist traps.

18. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. – Anonymous

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us

This is one of the best travel quotes because it sums up why so many people pack their bags. When we’re traveling, we’re fully living !

Quotes about traveling the world

These quotes about traveling to new places will ignite your desire to pack up and go somewhere new!

19. I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. – Melody Truong

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met

Here is a famous travel quote that can spark wanderlust in anyone, especially travel junkies like us!

20. It’s a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it. – J.D. Andrews

It’s a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it

Even if you can only go to the next town over, it’s always worth it to visit a new place and see something different.

21. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore

This is another travel quote that points out how you need to face some fears to travel to new destinations. Of course, it’s totally worth it!

22. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

Here is a wonderful metaphor that can motivate you to step out of your comfort zone and go someplace new. Travel always reminds us that the world doesn’t revolve around us, and there are so many different ways of life.

23. The most beautiful thing in the world, is, of course, the world itself. -Wallace Stevens

The most beautiful thing in the world, is, of course, the world itself

This simple travel quote truly needs no explanation. When you feel down or uninspired, the world is there in all its natural beauty.

24. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. – Robert Louis Stevenson

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign

This quote about traveling the world can shift our perspective to see the big picture.

25. There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. – Jack Kerouac

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars

Some people live to travel, and they get bored when they’re in one place for too long. If that’s you, know that you’re not alone!

26. Travel because life is short, and the world is huge. – Anonymous

Travel because life is short, and the world is huge

If you need an inspiring travel quote , here it is!

27. Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world

This travel quote is also about the big picture. If you’ve ever stood on the edge of a cliff or sailed in the middle of the ocean, you know that sensation of feeling ridiculously small in a big world.

28. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. – Anita Desai

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow

A wonderful quote about traveling the world , this sentence captures the feeling of taking a piece of your travels with you while leaving a part of you behind .

Quotes about travel & adventure

These quotes are for travel lovers who crave their next adventure. If you’re ready to indulge your wanderlust, keep reading this adventure sayings !

29. Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you. – Ghaniya Dewi Arassyi

Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you

This travel quote will resonate with many digital nomads and explorers. Waking up in a new place and experiencing a different culture may be jarring at first, but that kind of adventure is much better than doing the same thing every day.

30. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware

Anyone who has traveled will agree that this wanderlust quote is 100% true.

31. Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. – Lovelle Drachman

Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

Life is full of adventures and things to see, and if you’re curious enough, you’ll experience them all!

32. Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. – Unknown

Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show

Odds are, the most interesting and fulfilled people you’ve met have spent more time seeing the world than buying things.

33. If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. – Rachel Wolchin

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet

This is one of the best travel quotes for a burst of inspiration.

34. Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul. – Unknown

Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul

While it’s pragmatic to have both, it’s true that you gain something when you travel that you don’t get anywhere else.

35. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all

Helen Keller’s motivational travel quote applies to life in general, so whatever the word adventure means to you, go for it!

36. Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller

This is the perfect quote for travel lovers ! After a trip, you always come home with a story or two to tell, and those tales stay with you for life.

37. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. – Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did

This is a simple travel quote to motivate you. Have you ever met anyone who said they regretted traveling?

Some of the best trips are the ones you take with good friends. I’m sure these travel quotes will inspire you to hit the road with your best friends. These are my favorite quotes about traveling with friends .

38. A good friend listens to your adventures. Your best friend makes them with you. – Unknown

A good friend listens to your adventures. Your best friend makes them with you

Whoever said this trip quote knows what it’s like to have that best friend who will explore the world and navigate life with you.

39. Everyone needs this friend that calls and says, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.” – Unknown

Everyone needs this friend that calls and says, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure”

Here is another fun quote about traveling with friends . Do you have that bestie that’s always ready for the next adventure?

40. 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

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

I’m sure everyone can relate to this funny travel quote . When you take a trip with someone, you learn a lot about them, yourself, and your relationship!

41. It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you. – Unknown

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you

As this travel quote suggests, one of the best parts of taking a trip isn’t the destination, but who you’re with.

42. Life is meant for good friends and great adventures. – Anonymous

Life is meant for good friends and great adventures

I don’t think anyone can argue against the idea that adventure and friendship are two of the best things in life!

43. Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas. – Thelma and Louise

Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas

This cute saying is the perfect travel quote to inspire your next road trip!

44. The more I travelled, the more I realized fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. – Shirley MacLaine

The more I travelled, the more I realized fear makes strangers of people who should be friends

This life travel quote is an excellent reminder of how people can connect across cultures, countries, and languages. One of the best things about traveling is that it introduces you to diverse ways of seeing the world and living life, and of course, new friends.

45. Travel is better with friends. – Unknown

Travel is better with friends

This travel quote needs no explanation. While a solo trip can be fun now and then, traveling with friends is one of the best experiences in life.

46. We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls. – Anais Nin

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls

Those who love to explore will understand the depth of this quote. Traveling is the best way to find yourself, others, and new insights about the world.

Traveling with friends is great, but if you have a significant other, it’s a unique experience. Let these couples’ travel quotes encourage you to take a journey with your partner!

47. A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – John Steinbeck

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it

This couples’ travel quote is an important one. As with life and relationships, there are many things out of our control, and the same goes for traveling. However, that doesn’t mean the trip isn’t worthwhile!

48. Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. – Lewis Carroll

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures

This excerpt from Alice in Wonderland makes for a wonderful travel quote . Money gets spent, clothes get tattered, and cars break down, but adventures give you memories that last forever.

49. I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once, to see the world. Twice to see the way you see the world. – Unknown

I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once, to see the world. Twice to see the way you see the world

I love this quote about traveling together because you can share perspectives and gain even more from your trip.

50. In life, it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with. – Charles M. Schulz

In life, it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with

Here is a beautiful quote about traveling with a partner or friend that I 100% agree with!

51. Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Hemingway

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love

Although it’s a funny travel quote , it’s quite true!

52. No road is long with good company. – Turkish proverb

No road is long with good company

I love this proverb about travel because no matter where you’re going, as long as you have a loved one beside you, it’ll be okay.

53. Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more. – Unknown

Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more

This is another great travel quote for couples or friends. A solo adventure can be fun, but it’s different from sharing travel experiences with someone you love.

54. Together is our favorite place to be. – Unknown

Together is our favorite place to be

This quote about travel and love is so heartwarming. Having your partner by your side can make any trip more magical, although simply being in each other’s presence is often enough.

55. Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, “I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station. – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, “I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station

This longer travel quote is an interesting analogy that frequent travelers might relate to. Visiting new lands and meeting new people is like flirting; as soon as you start to connect, you move onto a different location.

56. What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with. – Robert Brault

What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with

Whether or not you believe in soulmates, it’s true that the best partner is the one we can go on adventures with.

Taking a trip as a family can be a bonding experience, as well as frustrating and memorable! These quotes about family vacations are funny and heartwarming, so they perfectly capture all facets of traveling with your kids.

57. A family that travels together stays together. – Unknown

A family that travels together stays together

Some travel quotes and sayings are cute and sweet, like this one. Family trips can be a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together and strengthen bonds.

58. I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. – Caskie Stinnett

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine

While it’s a funny travel quote , this saying can also correspond to family life. Sometimes families get tied into a routine and lose touch with each other. Taking a trip together disrupts the monotony and brings everyone closer.

59. Love is the food of life, travel is dessert. – Anonymous

Love is the food of life, travel is dessert

If you ask any adventurous spirit, they’ll agree that love and travel is all you need!

60. Not all classrooms have 4 walls. – Unknown

Not all classrooms have 4 walls

I think this is one of the top travel quotes , and it’s especially pertinent to families. Sometimes, parents get nervous about letting their kids travel, but seeing a new place and a unique way of life is one of the most fulfilling ways to educate oneself.

61. Travel. Your money will return. Your time won’t. – Unknown

Travel. Your money will return. Your time won’t

A contemplative quote about travel and life , this simple sentence encourages us to go on adventures while we can. After all, when we’re old, it’ll be easier to work than to hop on a plane!

62. Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion. – Leigh Hunt

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion

This is such a cute couples’ travel quote to remind us that home is the people we love, not a specific place.

63. Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings. – Hodding Carter

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This is one of the sweetest travel quotes for families . While kids need stability, they also have vivid imaginations. Traveling with their parents can awaken their childlike wonder and instill in them a sense of adventure.

If you’ve ever taken a solo trip, you know that it’s one of the most life-changing experiences. And if you haven’t had the pleasure of traveling alone yet, hopefully, these quotes about solo trips can inspire you!

64. I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. – Mary Anne Radmacher

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world

This is a beautiful travel quote about how you change as a person when you wake up in an unfamiliar environment. Going through daily life in a different place truly alters the way you view the bigger picture.

65. I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone. – Daphne du Maurier

I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone

If you’re thinking of going on a solo adventure and need a nudge, consider this quote about traveling alone . Sometimes, going on a trip with people we know can distract us from the full experience of discovering a new place.

66. Not until we are lost do, we begin to find ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau

Not until we are lost do, we begin to find ourselves

Here is another simple travel quote that has a deeper meaning. Sometimes, we have to get lost and break away from what’s familiar in order to truly meet ourselves.

67. To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. – Freya Stark

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world

Something that digital nomads crave is the feeling of being lost or a stranger in a new land. For these people, there is no other feeling like it!

68. Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you. – Anthony Bourdain

Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you

Anthony Bourdain was one of the most beloved world travelers, so his adventure travel quote resonates deeply. The best thing about traveling is that you sprinkle a bit of yourself everywhere you go, and you bring a bit of that place back with you.

69. Travel far enough, you meet yourself. – David Mitchell

Travel far enough, you meet yourself

Read between the lines of this travel quote , and it makes so much sense. The more you stray from what you know, the more you learn about yourself, and the world!

70. When the traveler goes alone, he gets acquainted with himself. – Liberty Hyde Bailey

When the traveler goes alone, he gets acquainted with himself

I agree that taking a trip with friends or a partner is awesome, but when you travel alone, you have so much time to get to know yourself.

Funny travel quotes

The deep, motivational sayings are great, but sometimes a funny travel quote is all you need to inspire your next adventure!

71. I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list

This is the perfect quote for travel lovers ! Where is your next adventure going to be?

72. I love to travel but hate to arrive. – Albert Einstein

I love to travel but hate to arrive

This short and sweet saying is another reminder that it’s often the journey – not the destination – that matters most.

73. I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. – James Baldwin

I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself

It could be Europe or a few miles from your house, but when you travel, you gain new insights into yourself – your personality, quirks, likes, dislikes, everything.

74. I need a vacation of 6 months. Twice a year! – Unknown

I need a vacation of 6 months. Twice a year!

This silly travel quote is funny , but all too true!

75. If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal. – Paulo Coelho

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal

Yes, stability is important, but adventure is fulfilling and just as essential.

76. It’s bad manners to let vacation wait! – Unknown

It’s bad manners to let vacation wait!

Here’s another lighthearted travel quote to remind you to book that vacation!

77. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries

This travel quote is funny yet wise. Even though we are more connected than ever, you truly don’t understand a place until you step foot there yourself.

78. You know it’s time for a vacation when you start looking like the person on your driving license… – Unknown

You know it’s time for a vacation when you start looking like the person on your driving license…

You can’t deny that this funny travel vacation quote is true !

Quotes about wanderlust

The best travel quotes plant a seed in your mind, a will in your heart, and a spark in your spirit. I’m sure these motivational quotes about traveling the world will awaken your inner wanderer!

79. A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving

This one is for the wanderers and frequent travelers. While there is a place for planning and preparation, some of the best trips are those with limited foresight.

80. One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things

One of the best quotes on traveling , this saying gets to the root of why so many people love to travel. Visiting a new destination opens us up to all kinds of sights, sounds, smells, people, and lessons.

81. People don’t take trips, trips take people. – John Steinbeck

People don’t take trips, trips take people

This is another travel quote that’s funny and deep. You can plan your trip, but things never go 100% according to plan, and you often end up with experiences you didn’t expect!

82. Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination. – Roy M. Goodman

Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination

Goodman’s quote about travel and happiness reminds us that the journey is more important than the destination.

83. Wanderlust: (n) a strong desire or urge to explore the world.

Wanderlust: (n) a strong desire or urge to explore the world

Does this definition of wanderlust resonate with you? Which part of the world do you want to see next?

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

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes

Proust’s motivational quote about traveling rings true. The more you travel, the more you open your mind and heart.

85. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. – Unknown

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer

Forget souvenirs; this travel quote reminds us that the best thing you gain from a trip is the richness of the experience.

86. You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination. – Unknown

You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination

It doesn’t matter if that destination is near or far, as long as it’s someplace new .

Quotes about wandering

Similar to the wanderlust quotes , these sayings appeal to those with a nomadic spirit. Which one is your favorite?

87. It is better to travel than to arrive. – Buddha

It is better to travel than to arrive

The Buddha’s quote points out that the true treasure is the journey itself.

88. Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien

Not all those who wander are lost

Tolkien’s words remain one of the most popular quotes about wandering . Some people are simply born to travel and visit different lands!

89. This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one. – Paulo Coelho

This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one

Sometimes, a destination can seem strange and intimidating, but it’s simply a new adventure waiting for you!

90. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe

I think this travel quote about nature makes a good point. When we explore all the beautiful natural places in the world, we gain a deeper appreciation for this planet.

91. The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands. – Sir Richard Burton

The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands

This travel quote is self-explanatory, but travel lovers will agree that the best moments of their lives were probably while they were exploring.

92. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. – Hilaire Belloc

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment

There is something to this quote about travel and life . It describes how we can wander, either by hopping from one place to another or by changing up certain aspects of our lives. However, these are usually distractions, and it’s when we travel wholeheartedly that we feel fulfilled .

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This last section of trip quotes is perfect for sharing on social media or keeping around the house.

93. Forget champagne and caviar – Taste the world instead! – Hostelgeeks

Forget champagne and caviar – Taste the world instead!

Would you rather see the world than have fancy things? Me too!

94. Measure life by countries, not years. – Unknown

Measure life by countries, not years

If you love to travel, you’ll appreciate this one. It’s a quote for travel and life and says that it’s not about how long you live; it’s about how well you live!

95. Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are sandy. – Unknown

Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are sandy

I bet you don’t need more convincing to take a tropical vacation, but this beachy travel quote is a good one!

96. The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost. – Henry David Thoreau

The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost

When you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone and get off the beaten path, you find yourself having experiences of which you wouldn’t even dream!

97. There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this. – Anonymous

There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this

This travel quote doesn’t need an explanation; there are so many gorgeous places to see in this world.

98. Travel – the best way to be lost and found at the same time. – Brenna Smith

Travel – the best way to be lost and found at the same time

This short travel quote is straight to the point!

99. With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding. – Sandra Lake

With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding

This inspirational travel quote is definitely worth sharing. The more we travel, the more we learn about different people and ways of life. And that leads to more understanding and tolerance, which is a beautiful thing!

100. You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport. – Pauline Frommer

You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport

Piggybacking off the previous travel quote , this sentence encapsulates the idea that adventuring requires an open mind.

I hope you loved these travel quotes and sayings! If they inspired you to go on an adventure or sparked your wanderlust, let me know. Also, what are some good travel quotes you’ve heard? Leave me a comment below to share your favorites!

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Say goodbye to scouring the internet in search of inspirational travel quotes to keep you focussed on saving for that next big trip. Instead take a read through our list of every travel quote ever. We dare you to try and not be inspired.

Are we missing one of your favs? Share your own travel quote in the comments and we might just include it!

Inspirational Travel Quotes

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

“I am not a great book, I am not a great artist, but I love art and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.” – Michael Palin

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

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“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” ― Rich Ridgeway

“To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo

Take the first step, the rest will follow. Book the ticket, apply for the job, send the email, jump into the water. The rest gets easier from there. – Abi from http://www.insidethetravellab.com/

“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

“He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” – Dutch Proverb

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

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“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

It’s never too late to have a life you love. Don’t ever feel like you’ve missed the boat, don’t have what it takes or can’t achieve your dreams. Instead of removing your dreams, remove the doubts and fears keeping you from them. It’s never, ever too late. – Phoebe from https://littlegreybox.net

“Without travel I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life.” – Lauren Hutton

“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

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“I was not born for one corner. The whole world is my native land.” – Seneca

“Travelling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron

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“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

“Tourists visit. Travellers explore.” – Unknown

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“Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on Earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” – Unknown

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“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

“NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

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“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” ― Clifton Fadiman

“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

Adventure Travel Quotes

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“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” ― Steve McCurry

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

The biggest addiction a person can have is discovering the unknown. Once it takes hold, there is no getting out and the only way to get your fix is by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and exploring new horizons, cultural, and places. – Stephen from A Backpacker’s Tale 

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”― Andre Gide

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” ― Unknown

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” ― John A. Shedd

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” ― Martin Buber

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” ― Trenton Lee Stewart

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“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” ― Freya Stark

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” ― G.K. Chesterton

The more borders you cross, the more your mind opens — Paul from Global Help Swap

“One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.” – Ella Maillart

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

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“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

“A traveller without observation is a bird without wings.” — Moslih Eddin Saadi

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

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“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown (thanks to Melissa Bond for the contribution!)

“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten

“It is better to travel well then to arrive.” – Buddha

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

“We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

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“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Adventure without risk is Disneyland.” – Doug Coupland

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

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“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment” – Hilaire Belloc

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey most of us would never start out at all.” – Dan Rather

“The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” – Al Gore

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

“It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” – William Hazlitt

“You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.” – Shakuntala Devi

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124 Inspirational Travel Quotes That’ll Make You Want to Travel in 2022

Best inspirational travel quotes in 2021

This is the ultimate list of inspirational travel quotes. Let wordsmiths such as Stephen King, Mark Twain and the Dalai Lama transport you around the world from your armchair.

Not all inspirational travel quotes are created equal. “You have to look through the rain to see the rainbow.” Ugh! Case and point. With so many of these clichés flying around, we forget the real purpose of an inspirational quote. The best travel quotes are meant to inspire. To resonate with and encourage you to take action.

Whether you’re stuck in a rut, hungry for change and adventure, lacking motivation or self-confidence, the right inspirational quote can give you a well-needed kick up the butt to get you on the right track towards achieving your goals

My favourite kind of inspirational quotes is travel related, obviously! They remind me that following my dreams will always lead to happiness and fulfilment. So, I’ve collated a rather epic list of not just any inspirational travel quotes, but the best travel quotes. Many of these travel quotes describe wanderlust perfectly. You’re going to love them!

There’s a mix of short travel quotes, some would even make perfect travel captions for Instagram, some are funny quotes about travelling with friends, but most of all they are all awesome trip quotes.

Ok, so the length of this list is probably a little overkill, but they are all beautiful travel quotes from some really inspiring authors and legends including Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, Samuel Johnson, John Steinbeck, Lao Tzu, Euripides, Seneca, Dalai Lama, Bill Bryson, T.S Eliot, Oscar Wilde and so so many more.

Here is the ultimate travel quotes list and the only one you’ll ever need. Save and Pin your favourites.

1. You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself. – Franz Kafka

Best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - You need not even listen, just wait...the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself. - Franz Kafka

2. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment. – Hilaire Belloc

Best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment - Hilaire Belloc

3. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharial Nehru

Best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharial Nehru

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

Best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. - Gustave Flaubert

5. Travel expands the mind and fills the gap. – Sheda Savage

6. time flies. it’s up to you to be the navigator. – robert orben, 7. the world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – w.b. yeats, 8. the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – marcel proust, 9. the biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – oprah winfrey, 10. take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you. – erick widman.

best inspirational travel quotes - Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what's there in front of you. - Erick Widman

11. May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home. – Trenton Lee Stewart

12. living on earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year. – unknown, 13. it doesn’t matter where you are. you are nowhere compared to where you can go. – bob proctor, 14. if we travel simply to indulge ourselves we are missing some of the greatest lessons life has to offer. – unknown, 15. it is probably a pity that every citizen of each state cannot visit all the others, to see the differences, to learn what we have in common, and come back with a richer, fuller understanding of america – in all its beauty, in all its dignity, in all its strength, in support of moral principles. – dwight d. eisenhower, 16. travelling tends to magnify all human emotions – peter hoeg, 17. when a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.- drew bundini brown, 18. ‘i’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non-percent of. – louis c.k..

best inspirational travel quotes - ‘I'm bored' is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you've seen non-percent of. - Louis C.K.

19. I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

best inspirational travel quotes - I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list. - Susan Sontag

20. Wise as you have become, with so much experience, you must already have understood what these Ithacas mean. – Constantine Cavafy

best inspirational travel quotes - Wise as you have become, with so much experience, you must already have understood what these Ithacas mean. - Constantine Cavafy

21. Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you. – Unknown

best inspirational travel quotes - 21. Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.

22. Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt. – Anthony Bourdain

best inspirational travel quotes - Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt. - Anthony Bourdain

23. To see the world, things dangerous to come to. To see behind the walls, draw closer. To find each other. And to feel. That is the purpose of life. – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

best inspirational travel quotes - To see the world, things dangerous to come to. To see behind the walls, draw closer. To find each other. And to feel. That is the purpose of life. – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

24. 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

best inspirational travel quotes - 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

25. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. – Oscar Wilde

26. though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.- ralph waldo emerson.

best inspirational travel quotes - Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. This is your planet. You really should come see it sometime. – G Adventures

28. there is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. and you ask “what if i fall” oh but my darling, what if you fly – erin hanson.

best inspirational travel quotes - There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly? – Erin Hanson

29. The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton

best inspirational travel quotes - The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. - G.K. Chesterton

30. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. – Albert Einstein

31 .the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – helen keller.

best inspirational travel quotes - The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller

32. Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate. – J. R. R. Tolkien

33. paris is always a good idea. – audrey hepburn, 34. own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. let your memory be your travel bag. – alexander solzhenitsyn, 35. our footprints always follow us on days when it’s been snowing. they always show us where we’ve been, but never where we’re going. – winnie the pooh, 36. once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and i know that i shall be happily infected until the end of my life. ― michael palin..

best inspirational travel quotes - Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. ― Michael Palin.

37. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama

38. nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation. – gayland anderson, 39. life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away – unknown, 40. it is a big and beautiful world. most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. i don’t want to be most of us. – oberyn martell, game of thrones, 41. if you are lucky enough to have lived in paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for paris is a movable feast. – hemingway, 42. if we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. – anon, 43. i’m not lost, i’ve just temporarily lost sight of my destination. – unknown.

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - I'm not lost, I've just temporarily lost sight of my destination. - Unknown

44. I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. – Oscar Wilde

45. i love to travel, but hate to arrive. – albert einstein.

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - I love to travel, but hate to arrive. - Albert Einstein

46. I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world. – Mary Anne Radmacher

47. how is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world i never knew – ernesto che guevara., 48. experience, travel – these are as education in themselves. – euripides.

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves. - Euripides

49. A year from now, you will wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - A year from now, you will wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

50. A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but its persistence. – Jim Watkins

51. when you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. it is designed to make its own people comfortable. – clifton fadiman, 52. what you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. when you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. people don’t have your past to hold against you. no yesterdays on the road.” – william least heat moon, 53. travel is glamorous only in retrospect. – paul theroux.

best inspirational travel quotes - Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. – Paul Theroux

54. Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. – Freya Stark

55. to travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – aldous huxley, 56. the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – marcel proust, 57. the first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. – rudyard kipling, 58. not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves. – henry david thoreau.

best inspirational travel quotes - Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves. - Henry David Thoreau

59. I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. – Lillian Smith

60. i have worn the dust of many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime. i have the memories of many foreign adventures, but to forget them, would surely be a sin. so, breath in the dust, and keep the memories in. – rowland waring-flood.

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - I have worn the dust of many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime. I have the memories of many foreign adventures, but to forget them, would surely be a sin. So, breath in the dust, and keep the memories in. - Rowland Waring-Flood

61. I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question. – Harun Yahya.

62. adventure is a path. real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. the world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. in this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. this will change you. nothing will ever again be black-and-white. – mark jenkins, 63. a wise traveler never despises his own country. – carlo goldoni.

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - A wise traveler never despises his own country. – Carlo Goldoni

64. A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships were built – John A. Shedd

best inspirational travel quotes - A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships were built - John A. Shedd

65. Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. – Aldous Huxley

66. 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 colours. 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, 67. when we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. but things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. cool, unlying life will rush in. – d. h. lawrence, 68. we travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. we travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. we travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. and we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more. – pico iyer, why we travel, 69. we must not cease from exploration. and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. – t. s. eliot.

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. - T. S. Eliot

70. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharial Nehru

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. - Jawaharial Nehru

71. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France

best inspirational travel quotes - Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France

72. Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

best inspirational travel quotes - Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

73. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

74. trust me, it’s paradise. this is where the hungry come to feed. for mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. so never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. and if it hurts, you know what it’s probably worth it. – richard, ‘the beach’ (alex garland), 75. travelling is a brutality. it forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. you are constantly off balance. nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. – cesare pavese, 76. travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – miriam beard, 77. travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – seneca, 78. tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. – paul theroux, 79. too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. – elizabeth drew, 80. to those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. but to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation. – unknown, 81. to my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. – bill bryson, 82. to awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – freya stark, 83. there is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it. – charles dudley warner.

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it. – Charles Dudley Warner

84. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. – Robert Louis Stevenson

85. the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – st. augustine, 86. the use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. – samuel johnson, 87. the journey, not the arrival matters. – t. s. eliot, 88. stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. see the world. it’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – ray bradbury, 89. to travel is to live. – hans christian anderson, 90. so much of who we are is where we have been. – william langewiesche 91. somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view. – unknown, 92. there are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – beverly sills, 93. perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. – maya angelou, 94. people travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home. – dagobert d. runes, 95. don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled. – mohammed, 96. our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. but no matter, the road is life. – jack kerouac, 97. one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – henry miller.

best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller

98. 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 99. Not all those who wander are lost. – J. R. R. Tolkien

100. no one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. – lin yutang, 101. never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. – dolly parton, 102. man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – andre gide..

Best inspirational travel quotes - Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide.

103. Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli

104. life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “wow what a ride” – hunter s. thompson, 105. blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. – lovelle drachman., 106. if you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. – james michener, 107. i want to shake off the dust of this one-horse town. i want to explore the world. i want to watch tv in a different time zone. i want to visit strange, exotic malls. – homer simpson, 108. 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.

Best inspirational travel quotes - 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

109. I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land. – Seneca

110. he who does not travel does not know the value of men. – moorish proverb, 111. travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer, 112. for my part, i travel not to go anywhere, but to go. i travel for travel’s sake. the great affair is to move. – robert louis stevenson, 113. do not follow where the path may lead. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – ralph waldo emerson, 114. all travel has its advantages. if the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. – samuel johnson, 115. all the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time. – paul fussell, 115. all journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – martin buber.

Best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

116. A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. – Moslih Eddin Saadi

117. a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – lao tzu, 118. a journey is like marriage. the certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – john steinbeck, 119. a journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. – tim cahill, 120. a good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. – lao tzu.

Best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu

121. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. – Mark Twain

122. you will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. that is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. – miriam adeney.

Best inspirational travel quotes - You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. - Miriam Adeney

123. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. – G. K. Chesterton

124. travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. – gaby basora.

Best inspirational travel quotes in 2022 - Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. - Gaby Basora

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Thanks for the travel quotes. I’m going to save some and print them out. My favorite is like a lot of people here. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. This year has proven that. We can’t sit around all day and be happy. Let’s make it an adventure

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Cant really travel due to the pandemic so ill just read travel quotes 🙂

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Hi, there are some great quotes here, all make you stop and think – which is always a good thing! I think my favourite is ‘I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list’

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To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world :)) I saw it on profile on Worldee.com and its my favourite one!

That’s beautiful :) Thanks for sharing Tomas

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Yes, it’s really inspiring, but it’s a sad thing you can’t go anywhere at the moment…

Thanks Jenny :) When borders open up again, we will be able to appreciate travel even more :)

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You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. – Miriam Adeney

I love this a lot, thanks for sharing Love from Indonesia

This is so true. Thanks for sharing Adi :)

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My favourite is Anderson’s “to travel is to live” . In a lack of travel opportunities sometimes i feel i just exist ,not live. Crying:'((((

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Thank you for this post. I loved it. Reading the quotes made me reflect on the feelings and experiences of my travels and made me long for more :)

Thank you, Allison, it’s my pleasure. It’s so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed it. I get a tad emotional myself every time I look back through this post. It’s definitely one of my favourites :)

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The Winnie the Pooh one was good. Clever little bear , isn’t he. ?

Thanks for the amazing post. Some made me laugh, some made me think but all of them makes me want to travel more.

Thanks Basil :) Did you have a favourite?

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146 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire You To Travel The World

We’ve been putting together some of our favorite inspirational travel quotes as we continue to travel the world and experience new places and things abroad.

What follows is a complete collection of 146 of the best travel quotes, complete with adventure travel quotes from famous figures like Anthony Bourdain, John Muir, and Mark Twain.

Warning: some of these quotes may give you the travel itch! In any case, I hope you’ll find some of these short travel quotes inspirational for your own journey!

Contents hide 146 Best Travel Quotes • Famous Travel Quotes • Mark Twain Travel Quotes • Funny Travel Quotes • Short Travel Quotes • Misc Travel Quotes • Inspirational Travel Quotes • Travel With Friends Quotes • Adventure Travel Quotes • Solo Travel Quotes • Anthony Bourdain Travel Quotes More Travel Content & Tips  

146 Best Travel Quotes

• famous travel quotes.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. — Unknown
Take only memories, leave only footprints. — Unknown
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. — Gustave Flaubert
Not all those who wander are lost. — J.R.R. Tolkien

quotations about travelling

Every man dies, but not every man really lives. — William Wallace
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. — Oscar Wilde
Life is a journey. Make the most of it. — Unknown
I’ve traveled every road in this here land… I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere. — Johnny Cash

quotations about travelling

Paris is always a good idea. — Audrey Hepburn
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. — Unknown
Collect moments, not things. — Unknown
Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way. — Dr Seuss

quotations about travelling

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Unknown
I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world. — George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life
It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. — J.R.R. Tolkien

quotations about travelling

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. — Lao Tzu
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. — John Muir
The mountains are calling and I must go. — John Muir
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. — John Muir

quotations about travelling

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
Oh the places you’ll go. — Dr. Seuss
I shall be telling this with a sigh, Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. — Robert Frost
When one is alone at night in the depths of the woods, the stillness is at once awful and sublime. — John Muir
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own. — Charles Dickens

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• Mark Twain Travel Quotes

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all one’s lifetime.
To do something, say something, see something, before anybody else — these are the things that confer a pleasure compared with which other pleasures are tame and commonplace, other ecstasies cheap and trivial. Lifetimes of ecstasy crowded into a single moment.

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It is the loveliest fleet of islands [ Hawaii ] that lies anchored in any ocean.
No alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one [ Hawaii ], no other land could so longingly and so beseechingly haunt me, sleeping and waking, through half a lifetime, as that one has done. Other things leave me, but it abides; other things change, but it remains the same.   For me the balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; the pulsing of its surfbeat is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud wrack; I can feel the spirit of its wildland solitudes, I can hear the splash of its brooks; in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.

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• Funny Travel Quotes

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you. — Leroy Satchel Paige
Two great talkers will not travel far together. — George Borrow
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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I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. — Caskie Stinnett
Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? — Erma Bombeck
Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. — Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

Travel Quotes

• Short Travel Quotes

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. — Unknown
Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. — Asian Proverb
Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. — Ibn Battutah
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. — Unknown

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One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm. — Ella Maillart
Half the fun of travel is the esthetic of lostness. — Ray Bradbury
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. — Robert Louis Stevenson

quotations about travelling

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. — Neale Donald Walsh
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. — Unknown
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. — Louis Armstrong
They say travel broadens the mind, but you must have the mind. — G.K. Chesterton
Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. — Anita Desai

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Life is short and the world is wide. — Unknown
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. — G.K. Chesterton
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. — Lao Tzu
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. — Vincent van Gogh
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. — John Muir

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A wise traveler never despises his own country. — Carlos Osvaldo Goldoni
You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. — William Hazlitt
I love to travel, but hate to arrive. — Albert Einstein
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. — John Muir

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A great way to learn about your country is to leave it. — Henry Rollins
Live your life by a compass, not a clock. — Stephen Covey
Some experiences simply do not translate, you have to go to know. — Kobi Yamada

quotations about travelling

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. — Mary Anne Radmacher
At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding. — Arthur Frommer
Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage. — Paulo Coelho

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Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. — Erol Ozan
Travel far enough, you meet yourself. — David Mitchell
The journey itself is my home. — Matsuo Basho

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Live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry. — Jack Kerouac
The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. — Guillermo del Toro
A good traveler leaves no tracks. — Lao Tzu

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It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the Earth people who make you feel right at home. — Aaron Lauritsen
It is better to travel well than to arrive. — Unknown
The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. — Agnes Repplier

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• Misc Travel Quotes

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. — Albert Camus
To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. — John Muir
When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. — John Muir
I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana, it is love. — John Steinbeck
Yosemite Park is a place of rest, a refuge from the roar and dust and weary, nervous, wasting work of the lowlands, in which one gains the advantages of both solitude and society. — John Muir
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. — Jacques Cousteau

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The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don’t always know if it is green or violet, you can’t even say it’s blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray. — Vincent van Gogh
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. — John Burroughs
No pain here, no dull empty hours, no fear of the past, no fear of the future. These blessed mountains are so compactly filled with God’s beauty, no petty personal hope or experience has room to be. — John Muir
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. — Jules Renard
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. — Albert Einstein
Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse. — Elinor DeWire
To almost every man and woman there is something about a lighted beacon which suggests hope and trust and appeals to the better instincts of all mankind. — Edward Rowe Snowe

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• Inspirational Travel Quotes

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. — Helen Keller
Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. — Douglas Ivester
Do not dare not to dare. — C.S. Lewis
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. — George Adair

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart. — Unknown
This is what holidays, travels, vacations are about. It is not really rest or even leisure we chase. We strain to renew our capacity for wonder to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. — Shana Alexander
I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. — Henry Rollins
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain. — Jack Kerouac
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints. — Robert Louis Stevenson

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Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. — Ray Bradbury
We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place. We stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. — Pascal Mercier
Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. — Alan Keightley
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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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
No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet. — Patrick Rothfuss
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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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
Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more. — Victoria Erickson

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• Travel With Friends Quotes

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. — Tim Cahill
You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. — Miriam Adeney
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. — Robert Louis Stevenson

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• Adventure Travel Quotes

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. — Amelia Earhart
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal. — Paulo Coelho
Most of us abandoned the idea of a life full of adventure and travel sometime between puberty and our first job. Our dreams died under the dark weight of responsibility. Occasionally the old urge surfaces, and we label it with names that suggest psychological aberrations: the big chill, a midlife crisis. — Tim Cahill
Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter. — John Muir
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. — Edward Abbey

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Once a journey is designed, equipped, and put in process, a new factor enters and takes over. A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity, different from all other journeys. It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless.   We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. Tour masters, schedules, reservations, brass-bound and inevitable, dash themselves to wreckage on the personality of the trip. Only when this is recognized can the blown-in-the glass bum relax and go along with it. Only then do the frustrations fall away. In this a journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. — John Steinbeck
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
A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. — J.A. Shedd

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It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. — Hugh Laurie
Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the Earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white. — Mark Jenkins

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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
Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else – above all, a travel bureau – arrange everything before-hand? — Richard Aldington
Be careful because Cambodia is the most dangerous place you will ever visit. You will fall in love with it, and eventually it will break your heart. — Joel Brinkley

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• Solo Travel Quotes

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. — Freya Stark
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Unknown
I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses. — Bill Bryson
The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home. — Freya Stark

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When you’ve managed to stumble directly into the heart of the unknown – either through the misdirection of others, or better yet, through your own creative ineptitude – there is no one there to hold your hand or tell you what to do. In those bad lost moments, in the times when we are advised not to panic, we own the unknown, and the world belongs to us. The child within has full reign. Few of us are ever so free. — Tim Cahill
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. — Lin Yutang
He travels the fastest who travels alone. — Rudyard Kipling

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Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. — Lawrence Durrell
When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself. — Liberty Hyde Bailey
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. — Henry David Thoreau

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I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more. — Thomas Jefferson
Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time. — Hannah Arendt
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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I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads. — Paulo Coelho
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me. The long brown path before me leading me wherever I choose. — Walt Whitman

   

• Anthony Bourdain Travel Quotes

If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.
Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.
It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu , for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about.   For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where you’ve been and what’s happened. In the end, you’re just happy you were there — with your eyes open — and lived to see it.

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Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.
I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find the perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.
Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? … I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.

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It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.   Maybe that’s enlightenment enough – to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.
I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.

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I wanted adventures. I wanted to go up the Nung river to the heart of darkness in Cambodia . I wanted to ride out into a desert on camelback, sand and dunes in every direction, eat whole roasted lamb with my fingers. I wanted to kick snow off my boots in a Mafiya nightclub in Russia. I wanted to play with automatic weapons in Phnom Penh, recapture the past in a small oyster village in France, step into a seedy neon-lit pulqueria in rural Mexico. I wanted to run roadblocks in the middle of the night, blowing past angry militia with a handful of hurled Marlboro packs, experience fear, excitement, wonder.   I wanted kicks – the kind of melodramatic thrills and chills I’d yearned for since childhood, the kind of adventure I’d found as a little boy in the pages of my Tintin comic books. I wanted to see the world – and I wanted the world to be just like the movies.

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Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.
If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.
Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.

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Best Travel Quotes: The 55 Most Inspirational Travel Quotes Of All Time

Posted on Last updated: November 10, 2021

As cheesy as it may sound, I love inspirational travel quotes!

Whether you’re planning a trip, battling post-trip blues, or just aimlessly scrolling through your phone, you can be sure there is a quote about travelling somewhere out there that will hit the spot for you.

There are travel quotes about finding yourself, travel quotes to inspire your next trip, great travel quotes that push you to live your best life and more.

We can all relate to inspiring travel quotes, which is what makes them so fun to read. In this post I’ve put together some of the most famous travel quotes (and my personal favourites).

I hope you will find these awesome travel quotes inspiring and they will make you want to head out and see some more of the world!

Before you read on, if you’re looking for even more quotes inspiration, check out these posts:

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Famous travel quotes

1. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –  Andre Gide

2. “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all” –  Helen Keller

3. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” –  Mary Anne Radmacher

4. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” –  Mohammed

5. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

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6. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.”   – Freya Stark

7. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” –   Anthony Bourdain

8. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” –   Lao Tzu 

9. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” –   Robert Louis Stevenson

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Short travel quotes

10. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

11. “Life is meant for good friends and great adventures” –  Anonymous

12. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

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13. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by” — Robert Frost

14. “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” – Dalai Lama

15. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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16. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”  –   Anita Desai

17. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

18. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” –   Chief Seattle

19. “Collect Moment, Not Things.”

20. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” –   Lovelle Drachman

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Travel the world quotes

21. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” —  Hilaire Belloc

22. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” –   Robert Louis Stevenson

23. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” ―  Melody Truong

24. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” –   Paulo Coelho

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25. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” –  Rachel Wolchin

26. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” –  Michael Palin

27. “Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”

28. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” –   Ray Bradbury

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Adventure travel quotes

29. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” ―  Mark Twain

30. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” –   John Steinbeck

31. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” –   Paulo Coelho

32. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” –   Paulo Coelho

33. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” –   Marcel Proust

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34. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” –   Carew Papritz

35. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” –   John A. Shedd

36. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” –   Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

37. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction”

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38. “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

39. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” –   Henry Miller

40. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” –   Ibn Battuta

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41. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”―  David Mitchell

42. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” –  Aldous Huxley

43. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” –   Lao Tzu

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Inspirational travel quotes

44. “Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?”  – Caroline Myss

45. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” –   Anonymous

46. “We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ―  Jawaharial Nehru

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47. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” ―   Jack Kerouac

48. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” –   Gustave Flaubert

49. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” –   Oscar Wilde

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My personal favourite travel quotes

50. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” –  Anonymous

51. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

52. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

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53. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

54. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” – Unknown

55. “Not all those who wander are lost.” –  J.R.R. Tolkien

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Final thoughts on the best quotes about travel

I hope you’ve enjoyed these awesome travel quotes and you’re feeling inspired and full of wanderlust after reading them!

This is just a compilation of my own personal favourite quotes about travel, if you’re still looking for more awesome travel quotes, check out these  111 travel quotes  and 100+ quotes perfect for Instagram  by other awesome content creators.

What are your favourite inspirational travel quotes? Let me know in the comments below!

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Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Waving a big hello to you, friend! My favourite: 9. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” Looking forward to hearing from you more :)

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Hi Steve! That one is one of my favourites too :)

Saturday 18th of May 2019

What a wonderful list of travel quotes. My personal favourite is “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen. i just want to travel more and more

Monday 27th of May 2019

That's one of my favourites too :)

Marc Deschamps

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

My favourite: 27. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain Thank you very much for this inspirational post. Living this life, too... Marc and Sylvia

Monday 22nd of October 2018

One of my favourite quotes too :)

Brian & Noelle

Thursday 30th of August 2018

We absolutely love number 36 and 41! Travel quotes are so good for a little inspiration!

Those are amongst my favourite too! :)

Tuesday 7th of August 2018

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.- Lao Tzu

Saturday 24th of November 2018

That a good one. So true. Plans are made on the go. It might extend

Saturday 18th of August 2018

Another beautiful travel quote!

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200 Best Travel Quotes: Sayings to Inspire You to Explore The World

Whether you are an experienced world traveler or merely just a dreamer with a case of wanderlust, these are the best travel quotes to inspire you. Everything from short to long, to sayings about love, couples, friendship and family. And of course the ever so popular Mark Twain travel quotes! Plus, it just wouldn’t be right for me to not include the top bucket list quotes in the bunch.

Whether they are spoken, or a taken from a book or poem, travel quotes continue to engage our imagination and lift our spirits. They make us re-evaluate our corner of the world, and inspire us to defy our boundaries. Let these quotes on travel inspire you to start packing your bags!

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Best Travel Quotes by Mark Twain

1. “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

2. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”  —Mark Twain

3. “The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad.” — Mark Twain

4. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

5. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” — Mark Twain

Top Short Travel Quotes

6. “You lose sight of things…and when you travel everything balances out.”

7. “If not now, when?”

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8. “We must travel in the direction of our fear.”

9. “Travelers never think they are the foreigners.” — Mason Cooley

10. “I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”

11. “Learn to travel. Travel to learn.”

12. “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot

13. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” — Lao Tzu

14. “Travel is my therapy.”

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15. “Wander often, wonder always.”

16. “Fill your life with adventure, not things.”

17. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” — Buddha

18. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

19. “Embrace the detours.” — Kevin Charbonneau

20. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” — Lao Tzu

21. “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” — Yogi Berr a

22. “Adventure is out there.”

23. “Jobs fill your pockets, adventure fills your soul.”

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24. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” — Susan Sontag

25. “Everyone smiles in the same language.”

26. “Eat well, travel often.”

27. “We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment.” — Hillaire Belloc

28. “Put a ding in the universe.” — Steve Jobs

29. “Dream without limits.”

30. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.”

31. “Die with memories, not with dreams.”

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32. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”  —Paulo Coelho

33. “Half the fun of the travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”  —Ray Bradbury

34. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”  —Paul Theroux

35. “Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.”  Thomas Fuller

36. “There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die.”

37. “Travel is an investment in yourself .” —The Cultureur

38. “Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.”

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39. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” —H elen Keller

40. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” — Susan Sontag

41. “Design a life you are inspired to live.” — Annette White

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42. “Create a life you don’t need a vacation from.”

43. “Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.”

44. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” — Caskie Stinnett

45. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

46. “Wherever you go…go with all your heart.”  Confucius

47. “I don’t know the question, but travel is definitely the answer.”

Best Funny Travel Quotes

48. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” — Susan Heller

49. “Jet lag is for amateurs.” — Dick Clark

50. “If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel.” — Martin Buber

51. “Vacation calories don’t count.”

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52. “Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings. You think you’re going to kiss your ass good-bye.” — Terry Hanson

53. “In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.” — Robert Benchleyl

54. “You want to know what it’s like to be on a plane for 22 hours? Sit in a chair, squeeze your head as hard as you can, don’t stop, then take a paper bag and put it over your mouth and nose and breath your own air over and over and over.” — Lewis Black

55. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” — Rudyard Kipling

56. “ Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.” — Anthony Bourdain

57. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” — Dagobert D. Runes

58. “Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.” — Regina Nadelson

59. “One certainty when you travel is the moment you arrive in a foreign country, the American dollar will fall like a stone.” — Erma Bombeck

60. “[Airline food] is the tiniest food I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Any kind of meat that you get — chicken, steak, anything — has grill marks on each side, like somehow we’ll actually believe there’s an open-flame grill in the front of the plane.” — Ellen deGeneres

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“Stop making excuses for why you can’t do epic shit and start making plans for how you can.”

— Annette White

61. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”  —Rudyard Kipling,

62. “You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.” — Charles Kuralt

63. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” — Clifton Fadiman

64. “If traveling was free, you’d never see me again.”

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65. “Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” — Al Gore

66. “The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.” — Russel Baker

67. “Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.” —Charles Kuralt

68. “Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.” —George Carlin

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69. “Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.” — Al Boliska

70. “You define a good flight by negatives: you didn’t get hijacked, you didn’t crash, you didn’t throw up, you weren’t late, you weren’t nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.” — Paul Theroux

71. “There is nothing safer than flying – it’s crashing that is dangerous.” — Theo Cowan

72. “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.” — Emile Ganest

Travel Quotes About Couples, Love & Marriage

73. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” — John Steinbeck

74. “Happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new, with someone you love.”

75. “I’ve got a crush on the world.”

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76. “All you need is love & a passport.”

77. “Relationship status: In a relationship with my passport.”

78. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”  —Lewis Carroll

79. “Let’s travel together and get lost in beautiful places.”

80. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” —Winnie the Pooh

81. “Together is our favorite place to be.”

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Quotes on Travel with Friends

82. “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

83. “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.”

84. “A journey is measured in friends rather than miles.” — Tim Cahill

85. “In life it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.”

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86. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”— Izaak Walton

87. “Be careful who you make your memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.” — Ugo Eze

88. “I just want to eat good food, make good love, travel near and far, and surround myself with good people who get me. Happiness over everything. Anything less than that is irrelevant.” — Alex Elle

89. “A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you.”

90. “Everyone needs someone who calls and says, “get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.”

91. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” — Maya Angelou

92. “I want to travel and meet beautiful souls. I want friends in every city.”

Quotes About Fear & Goals

93. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” — Shirley Maclaine

94. “Never trust your fears, they don’t know your strength.” — Athena Singh

95. “Don’t let fear make your decisions for you.” — Annette White

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96. “Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain.” — Mark Twain

97. “The toughest challenge may be overcoming the damage our own fears have created.” — Annette White

98. “What if fearful thoughts were a habit like overspending, avoiding eye contact, or saying “umm” when you speak?” — Annette White

99. “To escape fear you have to go through it, not around it.” — Richie Norton

100. “Each time you try something for the first time you will grow—a little piece of the fear of the unknown is removed and replaced with a sense of empowerment.” — Annette White

101. “Fear does not stop death, it stops life.”

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102. “Put the fear aside and focus on the endless possibilities the world had to offer.” — Annette White

103. “Instead of listing the thousands of reasons that I can’t do something, I find the half dozen reasons to believe why I can. I find solutions instead of making excuses.” — Annette White

104. “What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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105. “Only take advice from someone who has achieved what you desire.” — Annette White

106. “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

107. “Whatever you have accomplished was because you decided it was a priority in your life and something else was not as important.” — Annette White

108. “Great things never came from comfort zones.”

109. “The key is to make your goals a priority, by eliminating the words “I don’t have time” when referring to them. We all have time for what we choose to have time for and you need to make yourself a priority.” — Annette  White

110. “Fear is temporary, regret is forever.”

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Bucket List Quotes

111. “The very words “bucket list” can stir up some pretty heavy-duty fears. It can be a reminder of our own mortality, and death is typically something we would rather not think about. But, the reminder that our time is limited is actually one of the best gifts we can be given. It is one that can guide us to achieve what is most important to us before it is too late.” — Annette White

112. “Make a bucket list and fill it with dreams that have no boundaries.” — Annette White

113. “The first thing on my bucket list is to fill the bucket with wine.”

114. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

115. “For too many people it takes a terrifying illness, hit- ting retirement age, or some other life altering event to honestly begin thinking about the things they want to experience in their lifetime. In many of these cases, it will then be too late to turn these dreams into a reality.” — Annette White

116. “Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it.” — Annette White

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117. “Whatever you want, there are benefits to turning them into a bucket list, and a well-crafted one can push you to lead your version of an ideal life.” — Annette White

118. “One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it’s worth watching.”

119. “It is never too early to begin a bucket list, don’t wait for that someday that may never come.” — Annette White

120. “Facing uncertainties every day and being able to over- come them on my own opened up more possibilities to achieving my bucket list goals.” — Annette White

121. “We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round.” — The Bucket List Movie

122. “Creating a bucket list is only one small piece of the passionate life puzzle—actually living the bucket list lifestyle is the whole shebang.” — Annette White

123. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney

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124. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”  —Mohammed 

125. “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.”

126. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

127. “Be the girl who decided to go for it.”

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128. ‘Travel has the ability to enrich your life in some way, shape, or form—you return a different person than when you arrived.” — Annette White

129. “I’d rather have a passport full of stamps, than a house full of stuff.”

130. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket.”

131. “I’m no the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” —Mary Anne Radmacher

132. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”  —Randy Komisar

133. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.”  —Freya Stark

134. “Don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s not worth even beginning if you are only able to make a small start.” — Annette White

135. “Better to see something once than to hear about it hundred times.”

136. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent in the office or moving your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” ― Jack Kerouac

137. “Discover your passion, then take one step every day to live it.” — Annette White

138. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” —H enry Miller

139. “Stop defining travel by the distance the destination is from your departure or the length of time you will be away from home. Instead characterize it as a journey of exploration, relaxation, adventure, and learning.” — Annette White

140. “I may not be rich, I don’t wear designer clothing or drive a luxury sports car, but bathing elephants in Thailand doesn’t require Louis Vuitton, just a passport and a desire.” — Annette White

141. “It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.”  —Game of Thrones

142. “Without a plan, aspirations are nothing more than hollow ideas floating around in your head.” — Annette White

143. “We are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” — Carson McCullers

144. “You know all those things you always wanted to do? You should go do them.”

145. “There is a false perception that you need to be rich to travel, which simply is not true.” — Annette White

146. “Do no follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

147. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.” — Elizabeth Drew

148. “There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them”

149. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” — William Least Heat Moon

150. “Leave the comfort of your resort hotel and be engulfed into the world around you.” — Annette White

151. “You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination.”

152. “Travel like Gandhi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.” — Rick Steves

153. “Travel is still the most intense mode of learning. ” — Kevin Kelly

154. “Of all the books in all the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport”

155. “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” — G.K. Chesterton

156. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

157. “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” — Harun Yahya

158. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only the first page.” — St. Augustine

159. “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight seeing”.” — Daniel J. Boorstin

160. “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” — Mariam Beard

161. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

162. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” — James Michener

163. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” — Moslih Eddin Saadi

164. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” — Martin Buber

165. “The rewards of the journey far outweigh the risk of leaving the harbor.”

166. “Travel leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibu Battuta

167. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have in only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharial Nehru

168. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” — Paul Theroux

169. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” — Anais Nin

170. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

171. “We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.” — Pico Iyer

172. “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

173. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”  —Freya Stark  

174. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”  —Oscar Wilde

175. “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.”  —John Hope Franklin

176. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” — Bill Bryson

177. “Always there has been an adventure just around the corner–and the world is still full of corners.”  —Roy Chapman Andrews

178. “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” — J.S. Eliot

179. “Life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone…It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it?” — Donald Miller

180. “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”  —Roman Payne

181. “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” — Anita Septimus

182. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” — Lewis Carroll

183. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” — Cesare Pavese

184. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’.” — Hunter S. Thompson

185. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  —Eleanor Roosevelt

186. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” — Rachel Wolchin

187. “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 Ebehardt

188. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” — Aldous Huxley

189. “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” — Henry David Thoreau

190. “Some people live more in twenty years than others do in forty. It’s not the time, it’s the person .” —Doctor Who

191./ “The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”  Chris Humphrey

192. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”  Benjamin Disraeli

193. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

194. “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” — Martin Yan

195. “Live with no excuses, travel with no regrets.”

196. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

197. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”

198. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi

199. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

200. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

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For many of these travel quotes, their style, humor and clarity of expression have inspired dreamers, and travelers for generations and continue to comfort kindred spirits today. Read them when you’re stuck in a rut or need to fuel your wanderlust… that is… if it’s possible to add any more fuel to that fire!

Do you have any travel, adventure or bucket list quotes to add to the list?

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49 thoughts on “200 Best Travel Quotes: Sayings to Inspire You to Explore The World”

I feel like I've seen this list before?  If not then I've definitely read most of the quotes before.  I'm such a sucker for quotes, I even have a quote app on my phone.

There’s lots of travel quote lists out there, these are just my favorite ones ;)

I've not come across a lot of these quotes before like Elle has. My favourite one from the list is "5. Do no follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Oh Yea, that’s a good one :)

These are good quotes,  I like 6, 18, 34, 40 and 42.

So glad you read and picked your favorites!

2 is my favorite and one that I live by. 

I love these, especially 18 and 31. Also ha ha to number 16. I always think of Uncle Traveling Matt's song from Fraggle Rock as inspirational for travelers. "Every sunrise shows me more and more/ So much to explore/ Come and follow me", etc.

So funny, I used to watch Fraggle Rock all the time!

Loved the list.. so inspiring ?

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Wow! What a comprehensive list! I love food and especially travel, and I find those things often bring you to a point of poignant reflection. Thanks for sharing these!

loved the list… So Inspiring…

I am glad that I am not the only one who has a huge urge to travel the world. I hope someday my dreams wont be dreams anymore!

Wow…This is a most amazing list and becomes more inspiring.

It really inspire me to travel even though I’m alone :)

It’s true! Travel is Therapy. Nice blog dude.

Enjoyed reading all the travel quotes! Each one is better than another. Some of them have really forced me to look at life from a different perspective and also sparked the interest for traveling in me. Thank you for posting such a wonderful conglomeration of travel quotes.

I love the 79th quote about friend and adventure other were also good but it was deep. I too have my own quote ” If you love surprises then Nature will never disappoint you” . Hope you like my quote too

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I personally believe that all travelers must pick inspiring travel quotes in their mind. It helps to enjoy the trip. I always do the same for me. By the way, I wish you all a good holidays/travels for this 2021, if pandemics let us for sure!

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”. Can add this too :)

That’s a good one. Will take note of this!

My favourite has to be #136 – I live my life while muttering “climb that goddam mountain” any time something hard comes along.

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40 Quotes About Travel That’ll Inspire and Motivate You

Quotes about travel are so powerful!

Not only can they stir up your sense of wanderlust, but truly inspiring quotes about travel can be THE reason you plan a trip. Or even what helps you realize your travel dreams when it seems everyone (even that voice in your head) is discouraging you.

The best quotes for travel are the ones that resonate and inspire action and the quotes in this gui

de have done that for me…and I hope will for you!

40 Quotes About Travel That'll Inspire & Motivate You

1. Wanderlust: (n) a strong desire or urge to explore the world

travel quotes - the only trip you'll regret is the one you don't take

2. “The only trip you’ll regret is the one you don’t take.” – Unknown

traveling quotes You can't have a narrow mind and a thick passport.

3. You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport. – Pauline Frommer

Quotes About Traveling See the World. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

4. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

Quotes in travel - The world is too big to stay in one place.

5. “The world is too big to stay in one place.” – Raghavi Devaraj

Quotes about travel Once a year, go someplace you've never been before

6. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

Inspiring Quotes About Travel

What inspires you to travel? I’m drawn to new experiences and learning more about different people and places to challenge my norm. Really this post is FULL of inspiring quotes about travel but the ones listed in this section always have me shaking my head thinking, “Yes! The traveler who said this gets it!”

Travel Inspirational Quotes - Just go and see the beauty of the world

7. “Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world.” – Anonymous

Inspiring Quotes About Traveling We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

8. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

Quotes for travelers that inspire - travel because life is short and the world is huge

9. “Travel because life is short and the world is huge.” – Anonymous

Travel inspiring quotes Pictures don't do it justice

10. “Pictures just don’t do it justice.” – Unknown

Quotes for travelers that inspire Of all the books in the world the best stories are found between the pages in a passport

11. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” – Unknown

best travel quotes better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times

12. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb

Quotes About Traveling Alone

Are you thinking of taking a trip on your own? It’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself. But, I understand how daunting it can be to someone who has never taken a solo trip. I was so nervous and scared the first time I traveled on my own!

Start slowly. Book a shorter trip or a destination where the cultural differences aren’t as extreme. But go! And, if you’re still hesitating, these solo travel quotes are just what you need to get planning your own solo adventure.

Quotes About Traveling Alone - Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer

13. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown

Travel Solo Quotes - Live Boldly. Take Chances. It's worth seeing what's just out of sight.

14. “Live boldly. Take chances. It’s worth it to see what’s just out of sight.” – Unknown

traveling alone quotes You are only confined by the walls you build yourself.

15. “You are only confined by the walls you build yourself.” – Unknown

quotes about travel with friends A JOURNEY IS BEST MEASURED IN FRIENDS RATHER THAN MILES.

16. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

Travel Alone Quotes Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

17. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Solo Travel Quotes - Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

18. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

Quotes traveling alone - time is the coin of your life

19. “Time is the coin of your life. It’s the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it’ll be spent.” – Carl Sandburg

Quotes about traveling alone Don't listen to what they say

20. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” – Chinese Proverb

Short Travel Quotes

Short and to the point. Who says you need a lot of words to deliver a powerful message? These short travel quotes beg to differ. 😉

short travel quotes To Travel is to Live

21. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Short Quotes About Travel - When in doubt, travel

22. “When in doubt, travel.” – Alexandra Holovitz

Short Travel Quotes Not all classrooms have 4 walls

23. “Not all classrooms have four walls.” – Anonymous

Short travel Quotes - Measure life in countries not years

24. “Measure life by countries, not years.” – Unknown

short travel quotes - Don't Quit Your Day Dream...

25. “Don’t quit your day dream.” – Unknown

short travel Quotes - not all those who wander are lost.

26. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Travel Life Quotes

Isn’t travel already a living, breathing metaphor within the journey of life? Travel opens your mind and teaches lessons to last a lifetime. For me, it’s taken away a lot of my worries and helped me understand how to be grateful for the present. These life and travel quotes can motivate you to seize the moment and recognize your place in the wider world. 

Travel life Quotes - I don't know the question but travel is definitely the answer

27. “I don’t know the question. But travel is definitely the answer.” – Unknown

Life travel quotes Travel money returns time won't

28. “Travel. Your money will return. Your time won’t.” – Unknown

travel life quotes The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes

29. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

travel life quotes travel makes you modest. you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world

30. “Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

life travel quotes Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

31. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

Life and travel quotes - Explore

32. “Explore. Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn.” – Jack Kerouac

Quotes about life travel the best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it

33. “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” – Richard Bach

Traveler life quotes - we take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone

34. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes

travel and life quotes Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it

35. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

Quotes on life and travel

36. “Then there is the most dangerous risk of all…Not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

Quotes for Travel and Adventure

What travel experience isn’t an adventure?! You can be in the wilds of the Okavango Delta or sightseeing in New York City , either way, it’s bound to be an adventure. So, naturally, quotes about adventures and travel just go together!

Quotes on travel and adventure Life is a journey. Make the most out of it.

37. “Life is a journey. Make the most out of it.” – Unknown

Quotes on travel and adventure take only memories. leave only footprints

38. “Take only memories. Leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

Quotes of travel and adventure - As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was about to begin.

39. “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to begin.” – Winnie the Pooh

Quotes travel and adventure - I do believe it's time for another adventure

40. “I do believe it’s time for another adventure.” – Unknown

Where’s your next adventure? Have these quotes about travel inspired you to plan that long-awaited trip?

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80+ Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Written by  Shutterfly Community Last Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Between vacations, many daydream about what adventures the next trip holds. You can spend your days switching back and forth from looking at your favorite travel photos to trying to go about your day to day life. But a few friendly reminders that the next adventure is closer than you think can help you put your wanderlust to rest. And one of the best distractions comes with this list of travel quotes. Pick your favorite from the collection below and use it to inspire your next trip!

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These travel quotes are as hilarious as they are true. Pick your favorite to send to a friend or to use in your next Instagram caption.

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  • “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
  • “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat.” – Unknown
  • “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller
  • “Can we just skip to the part of my life where I travel the world?” – Unknown
  • “Vacation calories don’t count. Right?” – Unknown
  • “I want someone to look at me the way I look at a travel magazine.” – Unknown
  • “I need six months of vacation, twice a year.” – Unknown
  • “The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.” – Russell Baker
  • “I’ve been to almost as many places as my luggage.” – Bob Hope
  • “Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.” – Susan Sontag

These inspirational travel quotes will remind you of the transformational experience traveling can be. They also look great on a travel mug .

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  • “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
  • “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman
  • The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens
  • “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
  • “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
  • “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou
  • “A person susceptible to ‘wanderlust’ is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”  – Pico Iyer
  • “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
  • “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

They’re short, they’re sweet, and they’re oh-so-true. These short travel quotes will have you wanting to be back on a beach in no time.

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  • “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty
  • “To Travel is to Live.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  • “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  • “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman
  • “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
  • “Live your life by a compass not a clock.” – Stephen Covey
  • “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop
  • “Life is short and the world is wide.” – Unknown
  • “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

These famous minds knew exactly how addicting travel can be, and we want to share their insights with you.

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  • “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville
  • “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green
  • “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo
  • “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
  • “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
  • “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
  • “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

Mark Twain Travel Quotes

  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
  • “Travel is  fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain
  • “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
  • “It liberates the vandal to travel — you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.” – Mark Twain

Anthony Bourdain Travel Quotes

  • “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
  • “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain
  • “It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.” – Anthony Bourdain
  • “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain

Do you love solo travel? If so, these adventure quotes were made just for you. And don’t be afraid to share them with other fellow travelers who don’t mind the occasional solo adventure.

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  • “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd
  • “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert
  • “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell
  • “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.” – Mark Jenkins
  • “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese
  • “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
  • “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” – The Dhammapada

Whether it’s with your Dad, your sister, your friend, or your significant other– these travel together quotes are sure to remind you of all the wonderful memories you shared together.

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Couple Travel Quotes

  • “I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world.” – Anonymous
  • “It doesn’t matter where you are going. It matters who is beside you.” – Anonymous
  • “Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?” – Walt Whitman
  • “What we find in a soul mate is not something to tame, but something wild to run with.” – Robert Brault
  • “Go the distance, couples who travel together are more likely to stay together and feel more connected.” – Anonymous
  • “Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we ‘ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you.” – Anonymous

Family Travel Quotes

  • “When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.” – Helen Hayes
  • “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” – A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  • “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures” – Lewis Carroll
  • “It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring!” – Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
  • “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories” – Og Mandino

Travel With Friends Quotes

  • “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
  • “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton
  • “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
  • “I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.” – Leonardo DiCaprio
  • “Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more.” – Anonymous
  • “Friends that travel together, stay together.” – Anonymous

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  • An adventure a day keeps the doctor away.
  • Left my heart in [insert city here].
  • Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
  • I have not been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list.
  • The tan will fade, but the memories will last forever.
  • “Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark
  • I follow my heart … and it usually leads me to the airport.
  • Life is not meant to be lived in one place.
  • Always say yes to new adventures.
  • BBN: Be back never.
  • Always take the scenic route.
  • Eating my way through [or insert city or country here]
  • “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” – Henry Miller

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101 of the Best Travel Quotes to Inspire Amazing Adventures

I’ve put together 101 of the best travel quotes as a reminder, motivation, and remembrance for the reasons why we travel.

I’m not just talking about the sightseeing and beach vacations. Travel is about the journey as much as the beautiful destination.

We learn about the world by experiencing new cultures and ways of living, in turn learning about ourselves.

I’ve been traveling the world for a few years – Will has been traveling for over 9 years – and the rest of the Broke Backpacker crew has put quite a dent in their passports too. I think these awesome quotes about traveling highlight some of the magnificent journeys and lessons we’ve experienced along the way.

Why? Because Travel quotes provide inspiration and capture truths about travel, adventure, and life.

Just like travel, words have the power to open our minds to completely new perspectives, which is why I hope this collection of quotes about travel and powerful words will inspire you to get out there and experience some adventurous travel yourself.

101 Best Travel Quotes

Some last words….

From funny travel quotes to inspiring words from legends past and present, here are the 101 best:

1. Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.” – Nyssa P. Chopra, The Cultureur

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2. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

This is one of my favorite quotes about traveling. A lot of people think that one travels to escape life, or that long-term travelers are running away from reality. The way I see it – sure – maybe vacations are a quick escape from the real world, but traveling is a way to embrace life’s grandest adventures. Traveling is a way for life not to escape us.

3. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – Marty Rubin

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4. “To the tourist, travel is a means to an end; to the traveler, it’s an end in itself.” – Marty Rubin

5. “to live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth – not from place to place, but through the poignant strangeness of time.” – t.l rese.

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6. “Travel often; Getting lost will help you find yourself.” – Holstee Manifesto

Some of my best travel experiences were not necessarily butterflies and rainbows. Sometimes they were uncomfortable and painful. Sometimes I have quite literally gotten lost, but in the end, these experiences have helped me find myself.

I think that is what traveling is often about: finding – or at least rediscovering – aspects of yourself.

7. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw

8. “a man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” – george a. moore, 9. “sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” –   drake.

This is one of the most important travel quotes. Doesn’t matter how long you’re traveling for, you’ll see new cultures, open your mind and change your way of thinking – even if it’s just a little bit. Traveling shows us sides of the world but also about yourself that you’ve never seen before. Having a different view on things helped a lot of people when it comes to making hard decisions.

10. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

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11. Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” –  Cesare Pavese

I love this traveling the world quote from Cesare Pavese. Having been on the road for the last few years, he nailed my experience spot on. Nothing is certain – except air, sleep, the sea, the sky – but that is what traveling is about: embracing the unknown and trusting the process. The way I see it, the only thing for certain is what is happening in the now.

12. “Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

13. “culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.” – thomas wolfe, 14. “traveling — it gives you home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.” – ibn battuta.

This is one of the most beautiful travel quotes. Meeting so many new people, making new friends and even finding a second family, has to be one of the best aspects of traveling. Having traveled quite a bit, I can say that having multiple homes is definitely an amazing feeling, although it can also create some distance between you and your original home.

15. “Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.” – Malcolm Bradbury

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16. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”- Ibn Battuta

Probably one of the best travel quotes I’ve heard – the play on words, the sincerity, and the capture of what it means to travel. Traveling will undoubtedly leave you speechless, surprised, and lost for words, but those words will be found, and you will have epic stories to tell.

18. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

19. “every journey is personal. every journey is spiritual. you can’t compare them, can’t replace, can’t repeat. you can bring back the memories but they only bring tears to your eyes.” – diana ambarsari, 20. “the perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. there is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.” – rosita forbes, 21. “travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.” – ella maillart.

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22. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” –  Roy M. Goodman

I think this is one of my favorite quotes about travel. Having been to 30 or so countries, and plenty of destinations among them, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that happiness does   not come from beautiful destinations any more than the concept that money can buy happiness…

It’s easy to assume that if money can’t buy happiness, surely experiences can, but you can be in the most beautiful place on earth having some crazy experience, and not be happy. We tend to always be in search of the next big thing – the most beautiful beach or bigger mountain – without realizing that it is the journey there that matters, not the destination.

Happiness is hard to define of course, but I think happiness lies in your outlook and present state of mind. To be happy is to be in the present moment, no matter what you own or where you are.

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23. “What gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we all have.” – Elizabeth Benedict

24. “we must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – john hope franklin, 25. “though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” – ralph waldo emerson.

Walking on the globe with your head down will never open up all views and beautiful things to see. In order to enjoy traveling, you have to keep your mind and heart open, accept different cultures and traditions and simply try to adapt. Keep a positive mindset and you’ll see the beauty of the world.

26. “Real traveling is not about visiting places but about ‘re-visiting’ our inner-self.” – Sorrab Singha

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27. “Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you’ve been all along.” – Unknown

Both of these travel quotes (#26 and #27) encapsulate that sometimes we travel to learn more about ourselves. A large aspect of traveling is, of course, visiting places, but sometimes you end up visiting parts of yourself too.

28. “Travelling expands the mind rarely.” – Hans Christian Andersen

29. “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, 30. it is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – ursula k. le guin, 31. “the best journeys are the ones that answer questions that at the outset you never even thought to ask.” – rick ridgeway.

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32. “You thought too hard. Same with travel. You can’t work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.” –   Gayle Forman

This is one of my favorite travel quotes! It reminds me of something I read in the book  Shantaram , about an ex-convict on the run and his adventures in India. In the book, he was given similar advice: to surrender to India and accept his experience for what it was.

You have to surrender to the chaos and enjoy/endure the experiences as they come. While this is applicable to many aspects of life, it is definitely applicable to travel. You can’t try to force itineraries and plans or work hard to fulfill some high expectations in your mind. Doing so will only tire and disappoint you.

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33. “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”  – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

34. “travel has a way of making the world a much smaller place.” – janna graber, 35. “life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” –   oliver goldsmith, 36. “focus on the journey, not the destination. joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – greg anderson.

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37. “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” – Lawrence Durrell

I can relate to this quote about travel quite well actually. The longer and more that I travel, the more I find myself self-analyzing and observing my own thought and emotional processes.

Traveling has a funny way of throwing you out into the world with the intention of discovering more about everything around you, only to realize you will discover far more about yourself. It is why traveling can be the most rewarding form of introspection.

38. “You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.” – Shakuntala Devi

39. “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, 40. “travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.” – seneca, 41. “a man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” – wilfred peterson.

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42. “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

I can relate to these words quite a bit as I try to find the balance between preparing and planning for the future, reaching goals, and just enjoying the ride and staying present in the moment.

Having goals and an endpoint in sight is good; however, I don’t think it will be as satisfying if you don’t enjoy the moments that take you there. If you only focus on the destination you’ll miss everything that matters – the journey along the way.

43. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” – Martin Buber

44. “life is a magical journey, so travel endlessly to unfold its profound and heart touching beauty.” – debasish mridha, 45. “good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”- izaak walton.

Whether it’s long, annoying bus trips, a shabby hostel or simply somewhere you don’t necessarily feel comfortable, it’s always better to have great company by your side. Going through the rough times together makes the whole experience more endurable.

46. “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” – Alain de Botton

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47. “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

I love this quote about traveling. With age, comes wisdom. Wisdom isn’t something you can read about, it is something you learn through experience. The same goes for travel. You can read and hear about places and people that are different than you, but sometimes it takes experiencing those places and meeting those people for yourself to truly understand them.

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48. “Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli

49. “travel opens your mind as few other things do. it is its own form of hypnotism, and i am forever under its spell.” – libya bray, 50. “half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.” – ray bradbury, 51. “travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.” – francis bacon.

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52. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain will always be remembered for his adventurous spirit and ability to share some of the most remote and fascinating corners of this planet with the rest of the world. His words ring true. Travel is not pretty, and it’s definitely not always comfortable.

Sometimes you’ll deal with awful buses and missed flights, sleep in strange places, be confronted with challenging and stressful situations, or encounter experiences that break your heart. But that’s okay because the journey will make you stronger, and ultimately make you a better person.

53. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert

54. “it is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. such are the melancholies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.” – gustave flaubert, 55. “all travel has its advantages. if the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – samuel johnson, 56. “uncertainty and anticipation are the joys of travel.” –  ken hundert.

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57. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” –  Dalai Lama

58. “investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – matthew karsten.

Rather than investing in the latest technology, do yourself the favor and take yourself on a little trip. Clear your mind, learn new things and experience different cultures and people. You won’t regret it!

59. “Traveling carries with it the curse of being at home everywhere and yet nowhere, for wherever one is, some part of oneself remains on another continent.” – Margot Fonteyn

60. “certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – miriam beard, 61. “culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.” – karl kraus.

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62. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

63. “travel expands the mind and fills the gap.” – sheda savage.

There are so many things to see and learn. The more you know, the more open your mindset and view will be. If you feel like you’re missing someone, invest in yourself and go on a trip to experience new things – you won’t regret it, we promise!

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64. “Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.” – René Descartes

65. “if you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – cesare pavese, 66. “of the gladdest moments in human life, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.” – richard francis burton.

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67. “Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits.” – Pico Iyer

68. “when you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. people don’t have your past to hold against you. no yesterdays on the road.” – william least heat moon, 69. “i soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – lillian smith, 70. “for my part, i travel not to go anywhere but to go. i travel for travel’s sake. the great affair is to move.” – robert louis stevenson, 71. “conventional wisdom tells us… we take our baggage with us. i’m not so sure. travel, at its best, transforms us in ways that aren’t always apparent until we’re back home. sometimes we do leave our baggage behind, or, even better, it’s misrouted to cleveland and is never heard from again.” – eric weiner.

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72.  “The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.” – Anthony Bourdain

73. “travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. that is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” – pico iyer, 74. “to my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – bill bryson, 75. “perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – maya angelou, 76. “travel does what good novelists also do to the life of every day, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – freya stark.

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77. “The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home.” – Freya Stark

78. “you will, if you’re wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.” – freya stark, 79. “when you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. it is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – clifton fadiman.

This another one of the most important travel quotes, especially in nowadays time. When traveling, always keep your mind open, be respectful towards other people and try new things. Just because your believes, expectations and values work for you, doesn’t mean that it works for others too. Watch, experience and keep the critical thoughts to yourself if you don’t want to make enemies in a different country.

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80. “Travel empties out everything you’ve into the box called your life, all the things you accumulate to tell you who you are” – Claire Fontaine

81. “travellers understand, instinctively and by experience, that travel and adventure change and elongate time, even while navigating the deadlines of airline and train departures.” – paul sheehan.

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82. “Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

83. “we travel because we need to because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. when we get home, home is still the same. but something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything.” – jonah lehrer, 84. “travel is a set of corrective lenses that helps focus the planet’s blurred reality.” – andrew solomon, 85. “ i travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.” – nyssa p. chopra, the cultureur, 86. “travel is the best teacher. the only way to an open mind is by taking a plane out into the open world.” – c. joybell c..

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87. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

88. he who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – moorish proverb, 89. “travel is like an endless university. you never stop learning.” – harvey lloyd.

Whether it’s about a new recipe, a new language or as simple as the fancy toilets in Japan, there’s ALWAYS something new and exciting for you to learn. That is the beauty of travel, just make sure you keep your mind open!

90. “ The symbol of joy to-day is travel. There is a wanderlust that infects the blood.” – Rollin A. Sawyer

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91. “To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo

92. “nothing develops intelligence like travel.” –  emile zola, 93. “the value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home — and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.” – rolf potts, 94. “there ain’t no journey what don’t change you some.” – david mitchell.

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95. “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.” – Gayle Forman

96. “no one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – lin yutang, 97. “a man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” – george moore, 98. “all the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – paul fussell.

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99. “Living in another culture, not just visiting it, has reshaped our view of the world.” – Nancy Petralia

100. “travel molds a man, people mold his wisdom and experiences mold his life” – sujit lalwani, 101. “travelling, one accepts everything; indignation stays at home. one looks, one listens, one is roused to enthusiasm by the most dreadful things because they are new. good travelers are heartless.” – elias canetti.

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50 most inspiring travel quotes of all time

50 most inspiring travel quotes of all time

It’s time to take your wanderlust to new levels with our list of  the most inspiring travel quotes of all time. From iconic poets and authors to philosophers and national proverbs, we’ve compiled only the wisest, most inspiring quotes that are pretty much guaranteed to get you planning your next trip as soon as you’ve finished reading…

1. “To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.” – Frantz Fanon

2. “Nothing develops intelligence like travel.” – Emile Zola

3. “One must travel to learn.” – Mark Twain

4. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream.” – Ray Bradbury

5. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten

6. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

7. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

8. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

9. “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.” – Bill Bryson

10. “Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.” – Amin Maalouf

11. “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” – Kate Douglas Wiggin

12. “To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo

13. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin

14. “Oh, the places you’ll go!” – Dr Seuss

15. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

16. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

17. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourists sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

18. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

19. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

20. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

21. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

22. “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do.” – Gayle Forman

23. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

24. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

25. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read a page.” – St. Augustine

26. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

27. “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

28. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – JRR Tolkien

29. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

30. “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide

31. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

32. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

33. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

34. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

35. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

36. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you’d be better staying at home.” – James Michener

37. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

38. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll

39. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

40. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

41. “Only one who wanders finds new paths.” – Norwegian proverb

42. “Through we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. “The further I go, the closer to me I get.” – Andrew McCarthy

44. “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

45. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” Jack Kerouac

46. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.” – Penelope Riley

47. “Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more.” – Arab Proverb

48. “If you think adventure is dangerous try routine. It is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

49. “Travel teaches tolerance” – Benjamin Disraeli

50. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

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Most Inspirational Travel Quotes

Most Inspirational Travel Quotes

Travel quotes are there to express the feeling you experienced while traveling. Combine the best travel quotes with the power of an image and instantly let people have a taste of your travel feelings. This collection of travel quotes is made to inspire and motivate you and others to pack your bags and go explore! Or simply to add as a travel caption under your brand new Instagram post or to pin to your Pinterest . Also read our adventure quotes to spark your wanderlust !

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1. “Jobs fill your pockets, adventures fill your soul.” 2. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” 3. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” 4. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

5. “Travel is my therapy. ” – Travel Quote

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6. “ In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take ” In 2017, we took an exciting and scary step. We decided to turn our travel blog from a hobby into our full-time job. We would’ve had so much regret if we didn’t take this opportunity. Now, each of these travel quotes fit the stories we’ve made.

Also read:   45 Epic Adventure Quotes that spark your Wanderlust!

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7. “My goal is to run out of pages in my passport.” 8. “Not all those who wander are lost.” 9. “Travel is an investment in yourself.”

10. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

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11. “Life is short, and the world is wide.” 12. “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” 13. “The goal is to die with memories not dreams.” 14. “Sandy Toes sunkissed nose.”

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15. “Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted. ”

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16. “Travel. Your money will return. Your time won’t.” 17. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” 18. “Collect Moments, Not Things.” 19. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.”

20. “Adventures are the best way to learn.”

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21. “Once the Travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” 22. “We have nothing to lose and a world to see.” 23. “We don’t need objects; we need adventures.” 24. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

25. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Popular Travel Quote

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26. “Of all the books in the world. The best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” 27. “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat.” 28. “Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell.” 29. “I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”

30. “Have stories to tell not stuff to show. ”

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31. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” 32. “At the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” 33. “Don’t let fear get in the way of the life you are meant to live.” 34. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.”

35. “Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos, kill nothing but time. ”

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36. “Always take the scenic road.” 37. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” 38. “Go where you feel most alive.”

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39. “I want to make memories all over the world” Every destination you’ll visit leaves its own unique memory. Our travels through Sri Lanka , Myanmar , or Petra in Jordan already give us goosebumps. As this travel quote says: Make memories all over the world!

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40. “Travel is the healthiest addiction ”

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40. “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” 41. “Happiness is planning a trip with the ones that you love.” 43. “I don’t know where I’m going but I’m going. Are you coming with me?” 44. “Let’s get lost.”

45. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams”

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46. “Beach please.” 47. “Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.” 48. “Don’t be that person who is too busy when you are young and then too tired when you are old.” 49. “Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.”

50. “Ocean air, salty hair.”

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Now you know our favorite travel quotes, what will you be using them for? You can use these quotes for many purposes.

  • Are you gifting your friend a birthday or Christmas travel gift ? Write one of these travel quotes on a note to add to your gift to him or her.
  • Looking for a great travel caption to add your post on Instagram, TikTok, or another platform? Feel free to any of these!
  • Are you looking for quotes to complete your Pinterest board? Each image has a ‘save’ button to save it to Pinterest. If you don’t see the button, move your mouse over the image.
  • Use these quotes to satisfy your travel cravings and feed your wanderlust!

Hopefully, you found inspiration out of these travel quotes. We will continue to update and extend the article every few months with new images and quotes.

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101 Best Travel Quotes in the World with Pictures

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Updated On: October 6, 2023

We all know that travel quotes can be powerful. From inspirational travel quotes to motivational quotes about traveling we find that other people often say the words better than we can so we put together these inspiring words of wisdom with our favorite quote photos.

101 Best Travel Quotes

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Travel Quotes by Famous People

Through inspirational quotes, Dave and I have been motivated to take chances, we’ve been inspired to travel,  and strive to live a better life. When we started our travel blog in 2008, we gathered travel quotes to share and were the original bloggers who shared daily inspiring quotes on Twitter more than 15 years ago. Whether you enjoy short quotes or longer ones you are going to enjoy these motivational quotes about traveling .

Favorite Travel Quotes

Inspiring travel quotes have certainly ignited our spirit of exploration and captured the essence of why we travel. For example,

  • “A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles,” by Tim Cahill reminds us that experiences and connections matter more than distances traveled.
  • Another stirring quote is “Life is short and the world is wide,” attributed to Simon Raven, emphasizing our limited time to explore a vast world.
  • The wisdom in St. Augustine’s words, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page,” encourages us to broaden our horizons through travel.
  • John Steinbeck’s famous saying, “People don’t take trips, trips take people,” reflects the transformative power of travel.
  • “Travel far, pay no fare… a book can take you anywhere,” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, suggests that even in the absence of physical travel, we can journey through the pages of a good book.
  • “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving” ~ Lao Tzu

Each of these travel quotes offers a unique perspective on the enriching experiences travel brings to life.

Feel free to pin, use as Instagram captions, download, and print these best travel quotes to put up these best travel quotes around your house for inspiration!

1. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Saint Augustine

Let’s kick our list off with some of the more famous travel quotes by famous people. We’ll get to the more obscure as we go down the list.

This is definitely one of the best travel quotes of all time, but it certainly reads true. One of our favorite travel quotes is “The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

When you travel, the whole world opens up. Travel has helped us to understand the meaning of life and it has helped us become better people. Each time we travel, we see the world with new eyes. Just like reading a book, when you travel, you experience more than only one page of life. Make your life a novel, not a page.

2. “Not all those who wander are lost” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

This is one of our favorite travel quotes because it gets us. Throughout our lives, people have thought that because we keep traveling and searching for new things to do, we are not focused.

They have often thought we were flaky or unfocused. But travel helped us find our purpose and put focus into our lives. The more we got lost in our travels, the richer our lives became.

Seriously people, not all those who wander are lost. That’s a statement and a quote.

So when you think that the travelers in your life are flighty remember, “not all who wander are lost “

3. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” ~ Helen Keller

If Helen Keller can look at life as a great adventure, what excuse do the rest of us have? Take a chance and live life to the fullest. When we are at our most daring is when we feel the most fulfillment.

When we think of this travel quote, we live by it. Adventure is different for everyone, but we try to treat each day by doing something daring and adventurous, it keeps things exciting.

I wonder what she would think now knowing that she is quotes as having one of the most popular travel quotes in the world.

4. “Take only memories, leave only footprints” ~ Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle had many inspiring quotes, but this is probably the most famous of travel quotes, it is also a motto everyone should live by in life.

We need to give back to this world. People often feel they can take home a trophy, sneak a piece of stone from a historic site , or take something from nature.

Travel isn’t about taking, it is about absorbing the beauty of the world. So remember, sometimes only memories are all you need. They are your only private moments to enjoy. So try to take only memories.

5. “Travel is  fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” ~ Mark Twain

Travel opens our minds and heart and makes us better people. One of our favorite travel quotes by Mark Twain.

6. ” The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

When thinking about travel quotes, we often look to the most popular ones, but quote really make me think. Sure, we can set sail to different lands, but until you change your mind set, you’ll never really immerse in a voyage of discovery.

7. “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustave Flaubert

Traveling quotes often mention the fact of how travel makes you humble and how life experiences are more important than accumulating things.

8. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do” ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

This doesn’t necessarily need to be related to travel quotes it can work for life quotes too. It can be scary to try something new, take a chance, and step out of your comfort zone. But when looking back on life, it’s the chances you didn’t take that you’ll regret.

9. Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” ~ Hemmingway

As a travel couple, this is one of those travel quotes that is close to our hearts. We love traveling together and couldn’t imagine doing it alone.

10. “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

This is one of those travel quotes that sum up a traveler perfectly. Over the years, our memories of our travels change and our stories become larger than life. Not only do we forget the bad and remember only the good, but the senses stick with us.

11. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Before we started traveling in 2000, I only dreamed of writing for a living. But after our travels, I was so moved by many of our experiences I started writing stories to my friends and family.

When we first set off to begin our travel blog, a friend shared the works and travel quotes of Ibn Battuta with me it was through these early recommendations inspired me to become a storyteller.

No best travel quotes list would be complete without adventure quotes. Travel is an adventure and they go hand in hand. These are some of our favorite quotes about the adventure that we’ve collected over the years.

12. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal” ~ Paul Coelho

Travel quotes about adventure are our favorite because we are always pushing our boundaries and when we’re feeling a little afraid or lazy, we always think of this quote. Plus, I like this much better than his other quote: “Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.”

13. “Great things never came from comfort zones.” ~ Anonymous

It’s true! Of all the travel quotes in this list, I really feel that it rings true to life. Even if you are not traveling, you need to step out of your comfort zone.

Be it taking on a new project, opening a business, or enrolling in a course. When you do something that scares you a little, you can do something great.

14. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” ~ Maya Angelou

When looking for travel quotes about adventure travel, this one really stuck out by Maya Angelou. It wasn’t until we started to live a life less ordinary that we understood how much control we had over our lives and just how amazing we could make it.

15. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey” ~ Babs Hoffman

This doesn’t only have to be one of those quotes on travel alone. Life itself has a lot of potholes. Whether you are traveling or at home working at your job, you should definitely enjoy the journey.

16. “Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.”

Are you wanting to travel the world but are afraid to take the next step? The travel quote above says it all. Fear is only temporary , but if you don’t follow your dream, you may regret it forever.

We are not saying to follow travel quotes like this blindly. Don’t put yourself in dangerous situations, but don’t let being afraid of the unknown consume you either.

17. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

This is one of my favorite travel quotes on adventure travel. It’s scary to step out of your comfort zone, but if you do so with proper training and guidance, a whole new life will begin!

18. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind”

Well to me this quote means you have to leave your burdens, your stress, and your preconceived notions behind. To understand travel, you must be open to new possibilities and it will change your life.

19. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. ~ David McCullough

This is one of those quotes about travel that has never rung truer than in today’s society. Everyone is traveling to show off and brag or catch a selfie rather than to have an experience. But its the experience that you’ll remember, not the social share.

20. “Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul.” ~ Jamie Lyn Beatty

It’s true, we all have to do our job and have our careers. And that is important we need to make money to be able to live. But it is also important to take time to smell the roses and let go of work when you are not in the office.

We have always looked at our lives this way, jobs fill your pocket so that you can spend your down time having a great adventure. Be it travel or at home, life begins outside the office.

I love funny travel quotes. Sometimes when we get stressed out or frustrated with travel, we need to sit back and laugh about the little things.

21. “Don’t worry about the world ending today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” ~ Charles M. Schulz

We all have worries every day and more than ever the state of the world is in question. But travel makes you forget your troubles and Charles Schulz couldn’t have said it better. It’s the funniest of travel quotes.

22. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate people than to travel with them.” ~ Mark Twain

We have always given the advice that if you want to test to see if you are compatible in your relationship, go and travel together for a while.

Mark Twain could not be more correct. If you can travel with someone you’ll be friends for life! So put these travel quotes to the test and travel with someone right now!

23.  “A Journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you can control it. ” ~ John Steinbeck

When traveling, things are often out of our control and we have found that it is better to relax and let go. And that is true for our marriage as well. We can’t always be in control and that is half the fun!

24. “Drink Heavily with locals whenever possible.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

This is a rather funny travel quote by Anthony Bourdain, but it is also very true. Some of our best travel experiences have been when having a few drinks with the locals.

So when we are out late at night, we look to these types of travel quotes for justification. hah!

25. “I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places” ~ Henny Youngman

This quote reminds me of my dad. He’s always telling silly jokes like this and I love it!

26. “There is nothing safer than flying, it’s the crashing that’s dangerous.” ~ Theo Cowa

For those of you who are afraid to fly, I am afraid that you are not going to find the humor in this travel quote, but I find it quite cheeky.

27. “I always like to go to Washington D.C. It gives me a chance to visit my money.” ~ Bob Hope

This one made me chuckle because we were just in Ottawa (Canada’s National Capital) and we made a point of saying “ Now we know where our taxes go, look at all the beautiful museums and buildings in this city! ”

And even though Bob Hope was talking about his home country of the USA, it certainly rings true anywhere. So, we put it in our best travel quotes list, because everyone can relate!

28. “Jet Lag is for Amateurs.” ~ Dick Clark

While I think it’s a funny travel quote, I tend to disagree with Dick Clark. It seems that the more I travel, the worse jet lag gets. But then I suck it up and think of him and then I say “Deal with it Deb, Jet Lag is for amateurs.” See, travel quotes can be motivating!

29. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” ~ Paul Theroux

I love this travel quote so much because it is very true. When we come home from our travels, we always forget the tough times and difficult experiences.

We only remember the beautiful things about our travels and the bad stuff fades away. But let me tell you, we’ve had some very unglamorous travels in our lives.

30. “I wish I had never gone traveling.” Said no one ever.

I don’t know who said this travel quote, but it is straightforward and to the point. If you are looking for travel quotes that capture the feeling of travel, this is it!

Inspirational Quotes About Travel

Inspirational travel quotes can be life-changing. I used to have quotes taped all over my house and now that we have moved into a house again, I’m collecting inspiring quotes about life and adventure. Words have meaning and can change mindsets.

31. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~Andre Gide

I am going to update this quote though and say Woman and Man Cannot discover new oceans until they lose sight of the shore.

When Dave and I first started our careers in travel, we kept one toe in our careers and one toe in travel. It wasn’t until we finally let go of our safe life in the film industry and took a chance to go all into our new adventure travel careers that everything changed.

32. “It’s Better to Travel Well than to Arrive” ~ Buddha

33. “it is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.” ~ penelope riley.

We all make mistakes in life and travel. Travel quotes can be relatable in life as well. And it really is the mishaps and adventures you have along the road of life and travel that make for everlasting memories.

34. “The important thing is to never stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” ~ Albert Einstein

35. “travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”.

Okay so maybe it isn’t exactly the truest of travel quotes because if you buy a house, it may grow in value and if you buy stocks, you may get lucky and hit the jackpot, but you can never go wrong with travel.

But travel brings riches in life with experiences, learning, and making new friends.

36. “I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.” ~ Alexander Sattler

Quotes about traveling often have a message of being free from possessions and things, and instead of having life experiences instead. It think this travel quote says it the best.

37.  “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

When we saw the Taj Mahal for the first time, we had heard about it many times. We had read about it and people had told us all about it. But it wasn’t until we saw it that we really understand its beauty and meaning.

38. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow

We agree with this travel quote indeed. Travel changes a person and it is because of the people you meet and the experiences you have. It is true that you take a piece of a place home with you.

39. “When was the last time you did something for the first time.” ~ Anonymous

We have found that travel gives us the courage to try new things. When we are home in our routine, we become comfortable. But when we travel, we are inspired by others and inspired by the destination.

40. “Someday I’m going to be free and I’m going to travel the world.”

Before we started traveling full time we felt trapped. When we started putting our minds to living a life of travel, we felt the barriers break and soon we were living our dream. This quote is very close to our hearts.

41. “You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” ~ John Lennon

Travel brings people together. It helps people understand other cultures and religions. What we think we know about other places is thrown out the window, once we land on their soil.

So get out there, meet other people and you’ll soon see that people around the world are just like you and me.

Short Travel Quotes Captions

Dave and I have been gathering quotes about travel for 20 years and shared them since we started our travel blog in 2008. They have always helped to pick us up when we’re down, put life in perspective, or just brought a smile to our faces.

These are our favorite traveling quotes we’ve posted on social media from Twitter to Pinterest .

42. “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets” ~ Oscar Wilde

For life and travel, we all must follow our path without making excuses and we should never live with regrets.

43. “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”

Many people think traveling quotes are all about people escaping and dreaming. But to us, this quote captures exactly the essence of travel. We never traveled to escape life, we always traveled to find ourselves.

44. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” ~ John Steinbeck

We all take trips, but most of the time the trip ends up taking a life of its own.

45. “Don’t listen to what they say, go see” ~ Chinese Proverb

Perhaps people tell you not to go to a place because they think it is awful when it is really beautiful. Or perhaps someone constantly tells you how wonderful a destination is.

Go and see for yourself and make up your own mind. That’s what this says to me.

46. “Don’t Quit Your Day Dream”

One of my favorite quotes about wanderlust. One of the things Dave and I are most thankful for is the fact that we never stopped dreaming.

If we settled (like we were supposed to in life) we’d still be working at our jobs thinking we weren’t allowed to have dreams once we reached a certain age. Never stop dreaming.

47. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way”

Isn’t this just the dream? I love it when I take a trip and clearly do not have a plan. That is when the real adventures happened in our travels.

48. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” ~ Dr Seuss

It’s a short one, but oh it’s a good one. Whenever we meet someone that is starting to travel or is thinking of traveling, we always think of this quote by Dr. Suess.

These words make us think of adventure. Oh the Places You’ll Go! Doesn’t this make you excited to get out and explore thw world?

49. “Try to Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud” ~ Maya Angelou

50. “life’s a journey, not a destination” ~aerosmith.

Okay so maybe Ralph Waldo Emerson deserves the credit for Life is a journey, not a destination, but we heard it first through Aerosmith, so I’m giving it to Aerosmith. Because I couldn’t find the proof anyway.

I’ll never forget being in Vietnam in 2003 and while sitting in a bar, they encouraged travelers to write their favorite quotes on its wall.

What did Dave choose? Life’s a journey, not a destination naturally. We have always lived by this motto and of course adventure is for everyone.

51. “Where to next?”

“Where will you travel next? How will travel change you and how will you change the world?”

52. “To Travel is to Live” ~ Hans Christian Anderson

Why does this travel quote resonate so much with us? Before we traveled, we felt that we never truly lived. The more we worked, the more exhausted and disconnected we felt. When we introduced travel into our lives, we felt alive again.

53. “I want to make memories all over the world”

To us, memories mean more than things. When we are out with friends, we have so much to talk about. It’s way more meaningful to have a memory to share than to show off a “thing.”

Meaningful Quotes About Travel

54. “whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” ~ mark twain.

Mark Twain is one of the greats when it comes to creating famous quotes about travel. We have always tried to live a life less ordinary and think outside the box. I do believe this has helped us have success in our business and our relationship.

55. “The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.” ~ Paul Coelho

I think in today’s society this travel quote couldn’t be truer. Many people are quick to attack others through social media and everyone has an opinion.

But what about “being the change?” Positive leadership can be powerful.

56. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” ~ Aldous Huxley

We often have preconceived notions of what other countries are like. But once we visit a destination, we realize that we have it all wrong.

Travel helps us to understand and learn about different cultures and ways of life. We always encourage people to visit other countries to understand the people and cultures around the world.

It’s impossible to truly understand a place until you have met the people, and immersed in the culture.

57. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi

Travel often opens our eyes to different ways of thinking and understanding the world. We as travel bloggers love to preach what we have learned to the world, but we also need to live by example.

58. “There’s a sunrise and sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

59. “life isn’t about finding yourself. life is about creating yourself.”.

I’ll never forget saying to Dave “I need meaning to my travels” when we first started traveling. It was by creating this blog, creating our videos, and creating our purpose to share our experience that I finally created myself.

60. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” ~ Johnathan Winters

This is certainly one of the best motivational quotes that have to do with travel.

I often hear people complaining that they can never catch a break. But you know what? You can’t wait for things to happen, you have to make them happen.

61. “Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”

Travel can awaken the giant within. It did for us!

62. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.” ~ Rick Watson

Don’t get lost in the crowd. Be an individual. Think big and be brave. Stand out and live life to the fullest.

63. “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.”

All my life, I worked hard and dreamed of what I might do one day when I retire. Once I learned that doing what you love is happiness. We don’t have to dream about what might be one day.

64. “Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.”

Do you ever just stop and take a breath and look around? I am amazed at the little things. Too many of us wait until we are abroad to appreciate life and nature. Get out there now and start living today. From home!

65. “This heart of mine was made to travel this world”

Dave and I feel that our hearts were truly made to travel the world. Even when we worked in the film industry, we were always planning our next trip.

66. “The Impulse to Travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life”

It’s true. Whenever we have an upcoming trip, we always feel hopeful.

67. “Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost”

Do you get lost when you travel? Or are you a planner? Here, the anonymous traveler quotes an idea to go with the flow, just the way we like it.

68. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” ~ John Green

69. “travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” ~ brenna smith, 71. “the journey is my home.”.

Dave and I were on the road for seven solid years. We didn’t have a home. People often said to us that they couldn’t imagine not having a home base, but we felt at home on the road. We actually felt more at home on the road than at home.

Unique Travel Quotes

Not all of the best travel quotes are famous. We have dug deep down the rabbit hole of quotes to find some of the more unique quotes about travel out there. Enjoy!

71. “It’s a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it.”

We got this traveling quote from our friend JD of EarthXplorer. Well said JD! There is no better piece of advice. I wish my niece and nephews listened to me when I told them this.

72. “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul.”

Whenever I read this quotation on travel, I always think of the singer Dido. Do you know that song ? “I’ve still got sand in my shoes and I can’t shake the thought of you.” When traveling to islands and beaches , this one always pops into my mind.

73. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.” ~ Anonymous

Over the years we have had many people ask us, “how did we have the courage to do what we do.” Truthfully, we never thought too much about what could go wrong.

When we knew we wanted to cycle Africa or climb a mountain, we didn’t focus on what could go wrong, instead, we focused on the excitement and challenges ahead. So we recommend using this travel quote to help you overcome the “what ifs in life.”

74. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” ~ Hilaire Belloc

When we first started traveling, people thought we were running away from things. But in truth, we were finding ourselves and we ran right toward our purpose in life. We have never felt so fulfilled as when we do when we’re traveling.

75. “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.”

We love traveling together and this is our favorite of all couple travel quotes. While we admire solo travelers we are so grateful to having someone to share special moments together.

76. “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do, like breathing.” ~ Gayle Foreman

People often say to us “Oh, you must be such great travelers!” and we say, It’s not about being good at something, it is about enjoying what you do. If you enjoyed your travels and if you have a good time, you did a good job!

77. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

As we get older, we have developed a deeper appreciation of the time we have on earth. After spending many years doing something we did NOT love, we realized that time goes by quickly and we have to make the most of our time.

Now that we have a passion for our careers and adventures, we understand even more how true this quote is.

78. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

Dave and I often get lost when traveling and it is usually the times that we take a wrong turn that we have our greatest adventures.

Getting lost is part of the fun of travel, so don’t over plan too much when planning your travels.

79. “Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.”

When we started traveling we discovered so many new things about ourselves and each other.

By stepping out of our comfort zone and trying new things, travel helped us become better people and this quote is definitely true for us.

80. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind.” ~ Ralph Crawshaw

Travel expands the mind and without having to study or read books or take a course. We learn and grow without even trying when we travel.

81. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” ~ Anotole France

Wow, this is certainly one of those deep travel quotes. But it is true! Humans are connected to the universe, when we get out and really travel, we feel that connection stronger.

82. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

How many times have you gone traveling and thought that you have it all planned out? But it’s the surprises and secret destinations along the way that really stick with you for the rest of your life.

83. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” ~ Tim Cayhill

People really do make the journey. We may only meet someone for a fleeting moment, but they often stay in our memories forever.

84. “Just Go. Go See all the Beauty in the World”

Each day we are grateful that we get to live in this beautiful world.

Not only is the earth’s scenery awe-inspiring, but there is a beauty in the people, culture, and wildlife that we have experienced.

I love hearing travel quotes from my favorite celebrities and people in history. Check these ones out and see what you think.

85. “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

We just love to travel. It doesn’t matter where. No matter where we go, we always learn something new.

86. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them — wherever you go.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

87. “because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. climb that damn mountain.” ~ jack kerouak.

We have our tasks and chores to do each day, but it is the unique challenges that come with an adventure that we will remember at the end of our lives. I want to be able to say “I climbed the mountain and I lived well.”

88. Paris is Always a Good Idea ~ Audrey Hepburn

89. you go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back ~ paul theroux, 90. “you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~ mae west.

Ah, Mae West. I can just hear her saying this quote in that fabulous accent. I am sure she wasn’t talking about travel, but we can make anything related to travel quotes.

91. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” ~ Robert Frost

Robert Frost said it best, if you take the road less traveled in life, you will probably see success. And when it comes to travel, you can find something amazing if you go off the beaten path.

92. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel next, to find ourselves.” ~ Pico Iyer

93. “once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” ~ dalai lama, 94. though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~ ralph waldo emerson, 95. “the only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost.” ~ henry david thoreau, 96. “there is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it” ~ charles dudley warner.

My favorite part of traveling is the anticipation. This captures that perfectly.

97.  “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

98. “keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” ~ walt whitman.

I have found that travel has helped me become an optimist. The more experiences I have, the more positive my life becomes.

99. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” ~ Maya Angelou

100. “perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” ~ maya angelou, 101. “the biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams” ~ oprah winfrey.

It was Oprah Winfrey that got us hooked on inspiring quotes so how could we not finish off our best travel quotes list with words of wisdom by the Grand Dame of Show Biz, inspiration, and philanthropy? And it is definitely a great way to end.

Bonus Travel Quotes

And we leave you with not the most inspirational travel quote, but this one is practical for travel.

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money”  – Susan Heller .

Not truer words have been said about packing. The best way to travel is to travel light. You can always buy something if you forgot it or need it, but seriously, chances are you probably won’t.

You’ll be surprised just how few clothes and accessories you’ll need to travel. So when packing for your next trip remember… When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.

Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. ~ Sir Richard Burton

It’s getting more difficult to find unknown lands as the world shrinks in the age of Instagram and TikTok. But it is still possible so, start searching for those unknown lands today.

And I think to myself, what a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

And we leave you with the wise words of Louis Armstrong. Seriously, do you ever just think to yourself, what a wonderful world? We do.

When we took our first travels in 2000, we felt a huge change in ourselves. Our lives were never the same. We never came all the way back, we have left a piece of ourselves around the world and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Travel Captions

Make your own cards and use these amazing travel quotes for inspiration.

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going” ~ Paul Theroux

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.” ~ Freya Stark

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” ~ Jack Kerouac

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” ~ Henry Miller

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” ~ Bill Bryson

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”~ Robert Louis Stevenson

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” ~ Lao Tzu

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends” ~ Shirley MacLaine

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” ~ Lawrence Block

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. – Jack Kerouac

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings” ~ Moslih Eddin Saadi

What are your favorite travel quotes?  Now that we’ve got your wanderlust juices flowing, please share your favorite travel quotes in the comments below.  Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or inspiration, we hope these travel quotes have ignited the wanderlust in you!

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145 thoughts on “101 Best Travel Quotes in the World with Pictures”

Travel far, travel wide, and let your soul be your guide.”

Fantastic collection of travel quotes! Every single word goes well with the picture they’re pasted over. It is tough to say which one is the best travel quote.

Hi Dave and Deb,

I absolutely loved your article about the ultimate travel quotes! As someone who is always on the lookout for inspiration to travel, reading through these quotes made me feel excited and motivated to plan my next adventure. I especially loved the quote by Ibn Battuta that says “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” It perfectly captures the transformative power of travel and how it can change us in so many positive ways.

Overall, your article was beautifully written and showcased a diverse range of travel quotes that were both inspiring and thought-provoking.

great article.. and the quotes were really inspiring.. i loved them.. thanks for the quotes.. i literally took snaps from my phone and kept it safe for captions when i travel and post..

Very informative and eye catchy images. keep it up. thanks

Thanks for sharing these lovely informative travel quotes with pictures.

Really good post. I love all the travel quotes. thanks for the list.

What beautiful places, I will add them to my travel list with my husband this vacation!

The best way to learn and gain knowledge is through travel, and I admire your originality. Outstanding writing. I appreciate the post.

Awesome travel quotes. Great source of inspiration.

Lovely travel quotes with pictures. these quotes are inspirable for travelers. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome collection of quotes. These are very inspiring for travelers. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful quotations with us. Love this post.

I was searching for the best traveling quotes, and I came across your blog and read a few of them. Really, I like them all. It will be helpful for writing Instagram captions. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for a ‘Wonderful article’, so many reasons given to ‘make smiling a habit’!

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”. Can add this too 🙂

It was nice to go through your post. Thanks for sharing the beautiful quotes here. Keep up the good work. https://www.cakesandbakes.in/stories/category/customized-cakes/

It would be great if the pandemic ended soon so I could travel again for adventures. Thank you for sharing your quotes.

Your quotes is one of the best quotes that i have seen. specially number 90 which is “you only live once,but if you do it right ,once is enough” is best. Thanks to you for sharing such a nice things.

Great! Thanks for sharing really

Hi, Dave and Deb really I appreciate your creativity. Fantastic writing. Thanks

My favourite: You travel to see things and visit places – but what you remember when you come back home is the people you met…..

Who said so?

Great Words

I was looking for the best quotes for travelling and after getting your blog, I read some quotes. Really i like these all quotes. It will be helpful to me for write Instagram caption. Good job and keep sharing!

Wonderful collection

I was hoping the pandemic will end up so I can free travel again for adventure. Thanks a lot for sharing your collection qoutes.

Thanks for the travel quotes. I’m going to save some and print them out. My favorite is like a lot of people here. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. This year has proven that. We can’t sit around all day and be happy. Let’s make it an adventure.

My choices for the best travel quotes are: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all Travel makes one modest you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

Great travel quotes, although I don’t get this one… The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Does travel give you new eyes or do you have to have your eyes open before traveling? Hmm, things to think about.

These really are inspirational travel quotes. I love this one by Anthony Bourdain. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

These are the best travel quotes I’ve seen! What a list! And thank you for the pictures. This phrase “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Really puts it all into perspective. When you travel (really travel, not as a tourist) you understand that you are not the center of the universe. And I agree travel really does make you richer. Thanks

Wow! What a list of inspirational travel quotes. I’m going to print these off to get motivated and start saving for travels. Here’s to traveling the world! My favourites are Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore But I agree with you, it should be “people”

Thanks for the inspiration with these travel quotes. I am looking forward to traveling again!

Amazing list of travel quotes!! Truly inspiring. Keep up the great work!!

Those are amazing travel quotes, thanks for sharing! My favourite is “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before” by the Dalai Lama. May I share your picture of it on my social media? Of course, I’d mention that it belongs to you. Thanks and have a great day?

These are beautiful words to live by. Experience life and adventure.

Loved it: “KEEP YOUR FACE ALWAYS TOWARD THE SUNSHINE – AND SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU.”

Congrats on the article and keep it updated! Love the one of: “Travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” Travel is a mix of feeling with sometimes the fear of get lose but feeling free at the same time.

I wish you all a good holidays/travels for this 2021, if pandemics let us for sure! Keeping healthy is priority

Really amazing post on travel quotes, thanks for sharing these lovely quotes. And this particular quote “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” is the perfect example of happiness. Please keep sharing these types of posts. Thanks once again

Really this is a great post I love that quote. It’s short and sweet and right to the point. I always find that it is the journey that can be life-changing and that offers me the most inspiration. Thanks for you

traveling is my hobby. I love traveling thanks for sharing this post

I personally believe that all travelers must pick inspiring travel quotes in there mind. It helps to enjoy the trip. I always do the same for me. By the way a fantastic 101 travel quotes list.

Thank you, Dave and Deb, for this collection. I read all 101.

Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed these trafel quotes. Do you have a favourite?

I love to travel but these quotes make me so dizzy. I wish I had wings!!!

Thank you for sharing such a large collection of quotes, during quarantine this is an excuse to distract a little)

I am glad we could distract you a little bit. I find travel quotes to be so inspiring. They often relate to other things in lie as well. All the best to you!

Great article had fun reading it anyway my personal fav is “It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end”

I love that quote. It’s short and sweet and right to the point. I always find that it is the journey that can be life changing and that offers me the most inspirations.

My travels should be the freedom of your dreams…!!!

Thanks for sharing! I hadn’t heard this travel quote before! Cheers.

I love seeing the combinations of quotes matched with photos. I really should do this with a lot of our travel photos so I have something to look at and continually motivate me to keep adventuring and taking the path less followed.

Thanks! We actually had these travel quotes in a vault for years before finally posting them into one article. We used to share daily travel quotes on Instagram and Twitter and then a few years ago we decided that one comprehensive post would be a better idea. So we rounded them up and put them in. Quotes really are great motivators.

Yup, I agree, these quotes are nothing but brilliant.

Love it. Would save a few on my notebook, so that it can be a source of inspiration for me when I am actually traveling and need some inspirational juice.

Love this blog, may come back later to read other parts 🙂

Thanks so much for the kind words. I love having quotes handy for inspiration. Especially in these trying times. I used to keep sticky notes posted around the house for motivation. I think I’m going to have to do that again now that we are home more often (at least for a bit:)

This is another awesome post with loads of inspiring travel quotes. Thanks. 🙂

Thanks so much! We appreciate the kind words. Do you have a favourite? Or do you have any unique travel quotes to share? We always love finding new ones to inspire.

We have nothing to lose and a word to see!.

I love this! I assume that is “world to see?’. It’s another fantastic short travel quote that is completely to the point. Thanks for sharing.

wow!! It’s was quite overwhelming to read all these travel quotes. some of them which got stuck to my mind are- i) “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD IS, OF COURSE, THE WORLD ITSELF.” – WALLACE STEVENS ii)“TRAVELING ALLOWS YOU TO BECOME SO MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF YOURSELF.” iii)“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 iv) “TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED BY THE THINGS YOU DIDN’T DO THAN BY THE ONES YOU DID DO” ~ H. JACKSON BROWN JR

Those are fantastic! My favourite is “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” We have found this out first hand in our travels and there is no truer travel quote 😀

Didn’t see this one above but it’s one of my favorites and from a very well traveled Nat Geo photographer:

“Ibn Battuta never dwells on what drove him on.

Curiosity? Perhaps . . . More likely it was a quest for knowledge.

One never seduced by a foreign culture cannot appreciate the fetters of his own. Life, after all, is a journey – a voyage of discovery.

Why not take the high road?”

Thomas Abercrombie, National Geographic

Thanks for sharing, that’s a great message. I love finding new words of wisdom.

travel makes your mind opened wider than before dudes. so, let’s go to explore

Is that your own quote? I love it. It’s perfect, straightforward and bang on. Thanks for sharing.

My favourite quote isn’t above. “The Journey Is the Destination” Sorry, I don’t know the source. Jules (46 countries and still counting.)

Congratulations on the wonderful travels Jules! I love that quote too. I remember Aerosmith sang “Life’s a journey not a destination” and that always stuck with me as well. It is a very wise phrase.

I have really loved all the quotes, they speak into our lives. Thank you so much.

Thank you! I am glad that you scrolled through them all. All the best to you!

Travel is exciting. Your blog is great. I am very fascinated.

Thank you very much! all the best to you!

Awesome list of quotes. Thanks for sharing.

nice article dave and deb, really amazing to read…

Lovely collection of travel quotes, but you miss something in this. So, i share the new collection of Travel Quotes and Sayings. Please check and share your reviews.

Awesome quotes, my favorite is “great things never came from comfort zones” .

These quotes are mind blowing.i want to go all of the dream places.thanks for the uploads good stuff

thank you for giving me wonderful information

Best Travel quotes I found on this website. Thank you…!!

Thanks for sharing traveling quotes.

Thanks for these quotes…. To me, traveling is my life.

Hey, Thanks for this article I love traveling. In these blogs lots of ideas, motivational thoughts as well as photos that I have to get inspired. Thank You

“ Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer

I love this! Thank so much for sharing.

Thanks, Great list of quotes for travelers.

Thanks! We love gathering travel quotes

Inspiring travel quotes, thanks for sharing them with us.

Nice, I’m a professional photographer and these travel quotes work great. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

Thanks very much for the kind words. That means a lot coming from a fellow photographer

Waving a big hello to you, friend! I like the “35. Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness” Looking forward to more recap posts from you!

A Big hello right back at ya! I love that quote too and the pride of the lion really captures the feeling.

I am so much motivated to travel, because of these quotes.

Awesome! So glad we could motivate you with these traveling quotes!

Travel is the best way to rejoin the world with your eyes.

Great list of quotes for travelers.

Nice Quotes, I like “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

Thanks for the post. “Don’t listen to what they say, Go see” is my favorite quote.

All are the best travel quotes, I have read in my life. Yes, Travelling provide a new direction and new motive to live a happy life. As I am concerned, Travel teaches various new lesson about life experiences, a strong will power for understanding others people.

This is just an amazing list! One of my favorite quotes is: “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

The quotes are very cool.please keep writing. Thanks.

This is fantastic. Nice inspirational images with the nice line. I really appreciate your work

Really wonderful quotes I love seeing the combinations of quotes matched with photos.

I love this! It’s one thing to read a quote, but having an image attached really helps you to FEEL the quote.

I am so much motivated to travel, because of these quotes. Thanks for sharing…

First of all, thanks for sharing these lovely quotes. And this particular quote “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” is the perfect example of happiness. Please keep sharing these type of posts.

Nice article and thanks for sharing! There are many good quotes in between but I think this is my favorite “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been with.”

We love reading travel quotes too – always a great source of inspiration!

Thanks, PlanetD You are Amazing …

These all quotes are amazing ”” I like to read again and again

Best quotes ever, i’ll use them in my travel blog! Keep it up

1. “You might not have been my first love but you were the love that made all the other love irrelevant”. 2. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you”. 3. “I din’t leave because I stopped loving you I left because the longer I stayed the less i loved myself”.

Quotes to motivate you by Rupi Kaur.

Great article travel is life , birth to death you get all the experiences comes from people and you meet with people with help of travel. Travel is major part of our life live life travelish.

this whole post was amazing especially the pictures

Great collection of quotes! May I add another favorite quote of mine from John Galliano? ” I’m passionate and I travel the world not just as a tourist but to understand cultures… I’ve lived with Masai tribe… I travel the world and bring it back in the form of a research book that would become the starting point for the collection. ” John Galliano

Great list of travel quotes!

Awesome quotes collection. Thanks for sharing such an amazing quotes stuff.

Very nice quotes.

Amazing quotes! That is true, nothing great can happen until we get out of the comfort zone. It’s just it can be so hard to take a first step and a lack of motivation is not really helping 🙂 But I think these quotes can give all the motivation and inspiration a person needs to start living a new exciting life. Thank you for posting!

Awesome post! I love all of these! Great blog too, really inspiring ?? I have just taken the plunge and started a travel blog. Ohh!

Thanks for sharing such a great collection bank of quotes,

I truly loved this post! And your images are unbelievable! I have traveled to Morocco a few times, but never during in winter. I did travel to Turkey during winter and it was not difficult at all to find best places for visit, like you said, it is fairly an exciting time to travel and the energy is really superior. Thanks to this post, I am not wanting to going back to Morocco!

inspiring quotes <3.. i also do blog about them regularly to remind me of bits and wisdom of life.

”I DONT WANT TO BE A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE RATHER I WANT TO BE A TRAVELLER OF MY LIFE……

Wonderful quotes I love seeing the combinations of quotes matched with photos. I really should do this with a lot of our travel photos so I have something to look at and continually motivate me to keep adventuring and taking the path less followed. Really thanks for sharing such beautiful quotes.

Thank you! Really good post and alive.

I love travel quotes…so inspiring and full of insight. Great collection.

Best quote is ” Great Things Never Came From Comfort Zone ” that is my motto too

” A JOURNEY IS BEST MEASURED IN FRIENDS RATHER THAN MILES ” this my favo quote 😀 share it if care it

Nice collection of inspiring travel quotes! I like it when one uses own pictures as inspiration for those quotes 🙂 One of my favourite quotes is “a ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are built for”. When browsing the internet for more info about this quote, I came across a poem with this quote in, and it’s really beautiful. I think at least 🙂 Here’s the link to that poem: http://www.thetravellingchilli.com/2014/11/ship-safe-harbour-thats-ships-built/

Thanks for this nice post!

You miss 100% of every shot you don’t take.–Wayne Gretzky This is how I live my life and view travel. I cannot see the world if I don’t take the shot to get out there.

That is an amazing one! And from a fellow Canuck! I’m going to use that if you don’t mind. I’ll be sure to tag you when I do! thanks for sharing.

Oh, I love this! It’s one thing to read a quote, but having an image attached really helps you to FEEL the quote. My favorite is the one about getting “lost in the right direction.” I feel that way very often 🙂

Thanks Jessica. It’s one of my favourite things to do each day. look for inspiring quotes and then look through Dave’s photos to match them up.

Travel is the best form of education!

Agreed! We’ve always said that is the best way to learn about culture, history, politics…so much!

Hi.! Thanks for sharing this lovely informations with pictures…I feel like saving them for futures references and facebook sharing…ofcourse your link will be there 🙂

Thank you. If you could credit ThePlanetD on facebook when you do that would be fabulous. Cheers!

Wow!! It is Very good through. I love to read that type thought. I am getting a good inspiration. thanks for sharing nice views.

So happy to hear we could inspire you! Cheers.

Really good post and alive photos! all photos are so nice, Our life is too short but we can make it very nice and most enjoyable to tour nice places in the world, Thanks for your nice post and some alive photos, have a enjoyable life!

Thank you! We enjoy putting the photos with the quotes, it helps them to come alive I think.

A couple on here I’ve not heard before.

My favourite quote is “Cover the earth before it covers you.” 🙂

That’s fantastic Raymond. I hadn’t heard of that one either! I’m glad that we could introduce you to a few new ones. I’m always trying to find new inspiration, but often it’s the oldies that are the goodies 🙂

Thank you! We enjoy putting the photos with the quotes

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60 Best Travel Quotes (with Photos) to Feed Your Wanderlust

Julie Last updated: February 5, 2024 Travel Inspiration 110 Comments

Best Travel Quotes

There’s something about travel quotes. They can be inspirational, thought provoking, or just entertaining to read.

For several years now, I have been creating travel quote images…putting our favorite travel quotes on some of our favorite photos from around the world. I share them on Twitter , Facebook , and Pinterest , and now I have rounded up the best of the best into this post.

So, get ready to be inspired. Here are some of our favorite travel quotes and favorite photographs from our travels.

60 Inspiring Travel Quotes

Once A Year Travel Quotes

#1  “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

Great words to live by. There’s something exciting about exploring a new place every year. It can be a new country, a new city, or an interesting spot near your hometown.

Memories Once A Year Travel Quotes

#2 “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”

Travel Well

#3  “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

Do Not Dare Not to Dare Travel Quote

#4  “Do not dare not to dare.”

Is there something you want to do that freaks you out? Go for it! Sometimes, the scariest ideas turn into the best travel memories.

Do you dare? If you want to do something crazy and stand on this boulder, check out our post about hiking to Kjeragbolten. 

Mind stretched by a new experience Travel Quotes

#6  “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

Go with all your heart confucius quote

#7  “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Bold Adventure Travel Quote

#8  “Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.”

Our thoughts exactly. When we traveled around the world, we wanted to go on a really big adventure, worthy of such a grand trip. For us, that was trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Tiny Place

#9  “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Life is Short and the World is Wide Travel Quotes

#10  “Life is short and the world is wide.”

Paris is a Good Idea Travel Quotes

#11  “Paris is always a good idea.”

I agree with this 100%. Paris has a hold on me like almost no other place in the world. I could go back again and again.

Make a Life

#12   “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

Jet Lag is for amatueurs

#13  “Jet lag is for amateurs.”

The best dreams happen when youre awake

#14   “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.”

Speechless

#15   “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

Nepali Girl Quote

#16   “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Oh The Places You'll Go Travel Quote

#17   “Oh, the places you’ll go.”

Freya Stark Travel Quote

#18  “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.”

Isn’t that the best? On that first morning in a new place there is so much excitement and anticipation. It’s almost like being a kid again.

World is a Book

#19  “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Adventure is Worthwhile Travel Quotes

#20  “Adventure is worthwhile.”

This photo was taken on the Sani Pass , a beautiful, thrilling ride from South Africa to Lesotho. 

Paulo Coehlo Travel Quote

#21   “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.”

Travel makes you richer

#22  “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

Explore Dream Discover Mark Twain

#23   “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Sir Richard Burton Travel Quote

#24   “The gladdest moments, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.”

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone Travel Quotes

#25   “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Collect Moments Not Things

#26   “Collect moments. Not things.”

View from Machu Picchu Quote

#27   “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Make the days count

#28   “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”

Blaze a Trail Travel Quotes

#29   “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

George Bailey

#30   “I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world.”

On My List Travel Quote

#31   “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

This is one of the best travel quotes, especially if you have a serious case of wanderlust.

Learn From Travel

#32   “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Favorite Thing Travel Quotes

#33   “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

Imagination

#34   “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Wherever You Go

#35   “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

Risk going too far

#36   “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

This has been one of my favorite quotes for a long time. It pertains to travel, but it also pertains to life. Tim and I compete in triathlons, and while I trained for my first Ironman race, these were words that were very inspirational to me.

Journey Itself is my home

#37   “The journey itself is my home.”

Unusual

#38   “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

Daring Adventure

#39   “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Find the Beautiful

#40   “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

Happiest moments

#41   “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”

To Live

#42   “To live will be an awfully big adventure.”

Venice Quote2

#43  “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”

Take half the clothes

#44   “When preparing to travel, lay out all of your clothes and all of your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”

Hemingway Travel Quote

#45   “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

Bill Bryson Quote

#46   “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”

Have you read any books by Bill Bryson? He’s an excellent travel writer, and his stories are humorous and educational and laugh out loud funny.

Not All Those Who Wander

#47   “Not all those who wander are lost.”

secret destinations

#48   “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

Wanderlust Travel Quote

#49   “Wanderlust: a strong desire to wander and explore the world.”

Wonderful World

#50   “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”

We travel not to escape life quote

#51   “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

Travel is education for living

#52   “Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.”

Anthony Bourdain Travel Widely Quote

#53   “If you are thirty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn to be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors, if you have to. Find out how other people live and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”

New Way of seeing things

#54   “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Little by little one travels far Travel Quotes

#55   “Little by little, one travels far.”

Climb That Mountain

#56   “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.”

So much of who we are

#57   “So much of who we are is where we have been.”

Don't Be Afraid Be Alive

#58   “What you have to decide…is how you want your life to be. If your ending was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. So don’t be afraid, be alive.”

To say yes to life travel quote

#59   “To say yes to life is at one and the same thing to say yes to oneself.”

Live to Travel

#60 “Live to travel. Travel to live.”

What are your favorite travel quotes? Let us know in the comment section below!

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200 Travel Quotes To Feed Your Wanderlust

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The farther I travel, the closer I am to myself. Andrew McCarthy

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Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac

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Getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself. Maxime Lagacé

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Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien

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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Collect moments. Not things. Unknown

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I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list. Susan Sontag

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I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility. Jack Kerouac

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Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

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We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust swirling and dancing in eddies and whirlpools in infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. Paulo Coelho

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Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca

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He who does not travel does not know the value of men. Moorish proverb

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Who lives sees, but who travels sees more. Ibn Battuta

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The best dreams happen when you’re awake. Cherie Gilderbloom

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A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. Lao Tzu
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I love to travel, but hate to arrive. Albert Einstein
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. Freya Stark (Game of Thrones
Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. Walt Whitman
What is more melancholy and more profound than to see a thousand objects for the first and the last time? To travel is to be born and to die at every instant. Victor Hugo
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Mark Twain
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac
People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. Joseph Campbell
To travel is to take a journey into yourself. Danny Kaye
A tourist sees what he came to see; a traveler sees what he sees. Thibaut

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I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it. Alexander Sattler
Vagabonding is about time – our only real commodity – and how we choose to use it. Rolf Potts
The slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries. Rolf Potts (Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World)
It is fatal to know too much at the outset: boredom comes as quickly to the traveler who knows his route as to the novelist who is overcertain of his plot. Paul Theroux
Traveling hopefully into the unknown with a little information: dead reckoning is the way most people live their lives, and the phrase itself seems to sum up human existenec. Paul Theroux
Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am. Voltaire
Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Battuta
Traveler, there is no path, paths are made by walking. Antonio Machado
If you really want to learn about a country, work there. Charles Kuralt
Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. Aldous Huxley
Travel, which is like a greater and graver science, brings us back to ourselves. Albert Camus
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference . Robert Frost
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they really are. Samuel Johnson
Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am… Michael Crichton
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Traveling – it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land. Ibn Battuta
Travel… the best way to be lost and found at the same time. Brenna Smith

Part 2. Travel Quotes That Are…

The most famous (jack kerouac, marcel proust, helen keller, etc.).

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Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves. Euripides
Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho
Once a year go somewhere you have never been before. Dalai Lama
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Paris is always a good idea. Audrey Hepburn
He who would travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Unexpected travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. Kurt Vonnegut
It is better to travel well than to arrive. Buddha
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Lao Tzu

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller
To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. Elizabeth Gilbert ( Eat, Pray, Love , Amazon book)
If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future? Stephen Hawking
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. George Harrison (The Beatles, Any Road)
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on. Led Zeppelin (Stairway to Heaven)
There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. Jack Kerouac (On the Road)
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac
The world is a book and he who don’t travel only read one page. St. Augustine
I never knew of a morning in Africa, when I woke up and was not happy. Ernest Hemingway
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream . Discover. Mark Twain
I could have gone on flying through space forever. Yuri Gagarin (First human to journey into outer space)
The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home. Christopher Columbus
I did not write half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed. Marco Polo
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. Asian proverb
Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled. Mohammed

Short Travel Quotes

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To travel is to live. Hans Christian Andersen
All of life is a foreign country. Jack Kerouac
Travel far enough, you meet yourself. David Mitchell
We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope. Rolf Potts
Travel teaches toleration. Benjamin Disraeli
The journey is the destination. Dan Eldon
Everywhere you travel to, be fully there. Lailah Gifty Akita
Everybody has a unique path to travel. Lailah Gifty Akita
The road never ends… only our vision does. Amit Reddy
No matter where you go, there you are. Buckaroo Banzi
What is life, without a little risk? Sirius Black (Harry Potter)

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Risk is the salt and sugar of life. Freya Stark
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Unknown
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Unknown
It feels good to be lost in the right direction. Unknown
If not now, when? Unknown
Life is short and the world is wide. Unknown
Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure. Unknown
Work, travel, save, repeat. Unknown
Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world. Unknown
Don’t listen to what they say, go see. Chinese proverb
Adventure is worthwhile. Aristotle
Oh, the places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss
The journey is my home. Muriel Rukeyser
Make voyages! Attempt them. There’s nothing else. Tennessee Williams

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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The goal is to die with memories not dreams. Unknown
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. Anatole France
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho ( The Alchemist quotes )
I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it. Rosalia de Castro
Wanting to travel reflects a positive attitude. You want to see, to grow in experience, and presumably to become more whole as a human being. Ed Buryn
Vagabonding is about using the prosperity and possibility of the information age to increase your personal options instead of your personal possessions. Rolf Potts
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson
Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? Caroline Myss
Part 1. A lot of us first aspired to far-ranging travel and exotic adventure early in our teens; these ambitions are, in fact, adolescent in nature, which I find an inspiring idea. Tim Cahill
Part 2. Thus, when we allow ourselves to imagine as we once did, we know, with a sudden jarring clarity, that if we don’t go right now, we’re never going to do it. And we’ll be haunted by our unrealized dreams and know that we have sinned against ourselves gravely. Tim Cahill
What I find is that you can do almost anything or go almost anywhere, if you’re not in a hurry. Paul Theroux
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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I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted. Jack Kerouac
Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be. Steve Pavlina
I travel around the world in a way that tries to open my mind and give me empathy and inspire me to come home and make this world a better place. Rick Steves
And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. Randy Komisar
Travel is a creative act – not simply loafing and inviting your soul, but feeding on the imagination, accounting for each fresh wonder, memorizing, and moving on… and the best landscapes, apparently dense or featureless, hold surprises if they are studied patiently, in the kind of discomfort one can savor afterward. Paul Theroux

Related : The 10 Lessons to Learn From Traveling (huffpost.com)

We travel initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspaper will accommodate. Pico Iyer
Part 1. What gives value to travel is fear. It is the fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country we are seized by a vague fear, and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. This is the most obvious benefit of travel. Albert Camus
Part 2. At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being. Albert Camus
Leaving home is a kind of forgiveness, and when you get among strangers, you’re amazed at how decent they seem. Nobody smirks at you or gossips about you, nobody resents your successes or relishes your defeats. You get to start over, a sort of redemption. Garrison Keilor
Part 1. Let’s not travel to tick things off lists, or collect half-hearted semi-treasures to be placed in dusty drawers in empty rooms. Victoria Erickson
Part 2. Rather, we’ll travel to find grounds and rooftops and tiny hidden parks, where we’ll sit and dismiss the passing time, spun in the city’s web, ‘til we’ve surrendered, content to be spent and consumed. Victoria Erickson
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch
By seeing how small the world is, I realize how capable I am. I can conquer anything. Anywhere. Anyone. Tawny Lara
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. John Steinbeck
Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul. Jaime Lyn

Funny And Surprising Travel Quotes

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Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin. Bruce Chatwin
Two great talkers will not travel far together. Spanish proverb
Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. Ray Bradbury
I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way. Carl Sagan
To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe. Bruce Chatwin
When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is about to happen. Winnie The Pooh
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. Paul Theroux
A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car. Emile Ganest

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I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. George Bernard Shaw
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. Michael Palin
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. James Michener
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train. Oscar Wilde
I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted my routine. Caskie Stinnett
Jet lag is for amateurs. Dick Clark
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. Susan Heller
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac
If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. Rachel Wolchin
Better to sleep in an uncomfortable bed free, than sleep in a comfortable bed unfree. Jack Kerouac
The best tourist is one without a camera. Kamand Kojouri
Let your memory be your travel bag. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Deep Travel Sayings

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The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. G.K. Chesterton
There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign. Robert Louis Stevenson Click to tweet
Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things. Kahlil Gibran
As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world. Virginia Woolf
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse…and thinks of home. Carl Burns
People say you have to travel to see the world. Sometimes I think that if you just stay in one place and keep your eyes open, you’re going to see just about all that you can handle. Paul Auster
This is the charm of a map. It represents the other side of the horizon where everything is possible. Rosita Forbes
Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. Paulo Coelho
Live your life by a compass, not a clock. Stephen Covey
As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you . Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt. Anthony Bourdin
A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. Unknown
Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself. Unknown

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When will you begin that long journey into yourself? Rumi
Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. Katherine Mansfield
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine
The practice of soulful travel is to discover the overlapping point between history and everyday life; the way to find the essence of every place, every day: in the markets, small chapels, out-of-the-way parks, craft shops. Phil Cousineau
My city and country, so far as I am Antoninus, is Rome; but so far as I am a man, it is the world. Marcus Aurelius
Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain
Remember at all times that while you are seeing the world, the world will see you. Benjamin Rush
He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him. Dutch proverb
The question is not what you look at, but what you see. Henry David Thoreau

Wise Travel Sayings

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Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind. Marty Rubin
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. Robert Louis Stevenson
With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding. Sandra Lake
Travelling is discovering. Discovering is learning. Learning is living. Maxime Lagacé
It is not down in any map; true places never are. Herman Melville
To the tourist, travel is a means to an end; to the traveler, it’s an end in itself. Marty Rubin
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. Lin Yutang
I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question. Harun Yahya
He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all. Sinclair Lewis

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Travel’s greatest purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. William Hazlitt
The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home. Rolf Potts
People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home. Rolf Potts
Travel can be a kind of monasticism on the move: on the road, we often live more simple, with no more possessions than we can carry, and surrendering ourselves to chance. This is what Camus meant he said that “what gives value to travel is fear” – disruption, in other words, (or emancipation) from circumstance, and all the habits behing which we hide. Pico Iyer

Related : 20 Unforgettable Lessons You Can Learn From Traveling The World (lifehack.org)

Curiosity about the extraordinary in the ordinary moves the heart of the traveler intent on seeing behind the veil of tourism. Phil Cousineau
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey. Pat Conroy
It’s not where you are today that counts. It’s where you are headed. Arthur F. Lenehan
Ownership of most things is overrated. Ownership of worldly experience is not. Dave Levant
A great way to learn about your country is to leave it. Henry Rollins
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. Samuel Johnson
The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home. Freya Stark
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
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time , to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. Bill Bryson
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. Aldous Huxley
It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks. Anatole France
Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. Thomas Fuller
Wherever you go, go with all your heart! Confucius

Part 3. Conclusion

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd

Further Readings

  • Topic: Education and Culture
  • 100 Education Quotes That Will Inspire You To Keep Growing
  • 100 Learning Quotes To Inspire You To Learn (Forever)
  • 100 Knowledge Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective
  • 100 Reading Quotes Every Book Lover Can Relate To
  • 100 Curiosity Quotes To Increase Your Desire To Learn
  • 100 Music Quotes From The Best Musicians In The World
  • 17 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip (nomadicmatt.com)

Do you travel often? What’s your favorite travel quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.

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Part 2 Travel Quotes That ARE Famous Short Inspirational Funny Deep Wise

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The 86 most inspirational travel proverbs

By: Author Sylvia

Posted on Last updated: August 22, 2022

Are you looking for the most inspirational travel proverbs? You came to the right place.

Quotes and images are extremely powerful. They can inspire you to make a change in your life. 

In this blog post, you will find a collection of the 86 best travel proverbs to inspire and motivate you to pack your bags and go out and discover.

The quotes range from age-old pearls of wisdom to contemporary quotes.

We also included some best wishes for traveling abroad. Let yourself be inspired by these proverbs about traveling to lead life, experience adventures, and do the trips that you always dreamt of.

The most inspirational travel quotes 

1. “traveling is a brutality. it forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. you are constantly off balance. nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – cesare pavese, 2. “the traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – g.k. chesterton.

Who are you a traveler or a tourist? I guess we are a bit of both. On the one hand, we are absolutely tourists because when we are traveling somewhere we absolutely want to see the highlights. On the other hand, we’re open to discover new things and to gain experiences that you do not find in a travel guide. So, in a certain sense, we’re both a traveler and a tourist.

3. “I wish travel therapy was covered by my health insurance.”

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I think many people would like this and perhaps it is not a bad idea since traveling is really a sort of therapy for us and maybe for you too.

When we have a lot of stress or we feel bad we should pack our bags and go traveling. We always return as reborn.  Unfortunately, this is not always possible, but that would of course change as soon as it is reimbursed by the insurance. Maybe we should start a petition. Who is in?

4. “Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.”

Sometimes it’s is really hard to overcome the fear, but in general, we prefer to feel the fear and do it anyway than to regret something. 

I must keep this quote in mind when Kris wants to go parasailing again😏.

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5. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” -Susan Heller

In this area, we are a contrarian couple. For some reason, Kris usually takes more clothes on a trip than I do. I’m the one who only takes half the clothes but usually one week in our trip I will start complaining that I’m missing clothes…😏

6.“Life is a journey. Make the best of it.”

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7. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”

This adventure travel quote applies mainly to me. I am a person who gets bored very quickly and always has to get new challenges. So please, give me a new adventure and a new destination every day. The experiences are sometimes disappointing but even then it is still much more fun to do something new every day opposed to just doing nothing or doing the same thing over and over again for days, weeks or even years.

8. “Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”  – Franz Kafka

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9.  “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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10. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”– Babs Hoffman

Sometimes you let yourself be distracted by small setbacks or worry about small things. We also did this when we were traveling in India because of the many scamming practices.

We felt like we were a walking ATM and we were annoyed because we got the impression we couldn’t trust anyone.

Obviously, this wasn’t much fun, but we did see beautiful palaces, monuments, and even a tiger.

It was not always easy, but we did our best to enjoy the trip and let the scamming practices as much as possible go over us.

11. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

Traveling does indeed ensure that the feeling of monotony disappears and when we have a new journey ahead and arrive at a new place, a feeling of excitement and expectation comes to the surface.

For us,  it is the best medicine against boredom and monotony.

12. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

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13. “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat.”

Until a year ago this was the exact description of the life of myself and my husband.

We both worked full time and saved most of our money to do one long holiday of 3 weeks and a city trip of a few days.

Then we started working again for the rest of the year and repeated this process the following year.

We did this for about 15 years before we decided to change our lives and go completely for our passion. As you can guess that is traveling. This travel blog is the result.

14. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

In some places, such as Vancouver and Lisbon, we immediately felt at home. Other places such as China and India were much more fascinating but it was not always easy to travel around.

Afterward, however, we look back on all our trips with satisfaction. We keep good memories of every trip we did.

15. “Travel, your money will return, your time won’t.”

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We often tend to forget this ourselves, but time is actually one of the most precious possessions we have in this world. After all, the time that passes will never return. The following travel proverb also fits nicely.

16. “Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.”

This is a proverb that certainly applies to us. For a long time we both worked full time and even though we were not 100% happy, we didn’t change anything about our lives. 

We did as most others do.  Hitting the traffic jam in the morning to head to work and again in the evening to go back home.

After all, we both had a good job. We were stuck in the golden cage and we continued on until Kris got his burnout in 2016. We were then forced to review our choices.

After much thought and a considerable amount of ups and downs, we finally made some drastic changes in our lives.

One of them was the creation of this travel website where we want to inspire you with our journeys around the world.

17. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

Every new destination brings us excitement and new adventures.

But you have to be open to them. Are you someone who looks at the world with an open mind?

18. “All you need is a passport.”

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19. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” – Robert Frost

20. “to travel is to live” –  hans christian andersen.

I fully agree with this travel quote. Especially on a journey where I discover new places,  where I can learn new things and where I meet new people. 

Those are the journeys where I really feel like I’m living.

21. “Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer.”

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22. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Last year, we seriously left our comfort zone and this has brought us a lot of adventure and new things. It is only by leaving your comfort zone and by doing things you are actually a little afraid of that new things come up and you experience new adventures.

For example, I was quite afraid to quit my job and especially to give up a number of so-called securities such as a permanent job, a fixed income, and a company car.

After hesitating for a long time, I finally made the decision.

Now I am very happy that I no longer have to endure the traffic jams every day.  I can now organize my own hours and work on what I love to do.

And even though not every day is puppy dogs and rainbows, we earn less and we work harder than before, yet we are much happier.

And this was only possible because we dared to leave our comfort zone and took a step into the unknown.

23. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo

24. “be brave. take risks. nothing can substitute experience.” – paulo coelho.

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And should something be disappointing, you can still go back. Everything flows, nothing is final. So be brave and take risks. You can not discover new things when you do not dare to let something go.

25. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

26. “our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – lawrence block, 27. “it is better to travel one mile than to read a thousand books.” – confucius.

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Some people say that they do not need to travel because they can see everything on television, search it on the internet or read it in a book.

For us, television, the internet, and books cannot replace the experience that you have while you are traveling.

A documentary on TV, a video on the internet, travel guides or travel magazines … none of them can give you the feeling that you will experience in a certain place.

We absolutely love doing a lot of research before we head to a new destination, it gets us into the travel mood, but nothing can live up to the real thing.

28. “I’m not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” –Mary Anne Radmacher

29. “life is short and the world is wide.”, 30. “airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” – al gore.

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31. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” -Douglas Ivester

It’s great to have a lot of memories but you shouldn’t get nostalgic. It is those dreams and those big plans for the future that gives you that drive to go on. 

As soon as I get back home I start dreaming and planning towards the next adventure.

32. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust

There is so much to see in this world and our bucket list keeps growing.

That is why we don’t often head to the same destination twice. But even if we do so, we always discover new things.

Or we see things in a different way. And so, time after time, it remains fascinating and educational to travel.

33. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”– Susan Sontag

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We have been fortunate to have already seen a lot of the world. We saw the cherry blossoms bloom in Tokyo, we set foot on Antarctica, we admired the Taj Mahal, we were lucky to see orangutans in Borneo,   we could check all of  the big five off of our list in South Africa, etc.

Nevertheless, our bucket list keeps growing.

Since a long time I dream of doing a sledding trip in Lapland, we would love to go gorilla spotting in Africa, do a road trip through Australia and New Zealand, admire the Northern Lights, stay in a luxury tent camp in the desert, stay overnight in an ice hotel etc.

Our list keeps growing. 

We will not be ready with our bucket list in the coming years so you will be able to keep track of our travel adventures for a long time.

34. “Travel your way”

This is our personal motto and also the tagline of our blog.

We absolutely don’t like organized trips and you will never see us on a group trip (or it should be that this would be the only option to visit a specific place).

We find it fantastic to travel around independently and to organize our own itinerary. We spend quite some time on this but figuring out everything in advance is already part of the fun.

Afterward, we share our travel tips and itineraries on this blog.  We hope they will inspire you and help you to “travel your way”.

35. “The world is our playground.”

36. “go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”.

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We can not say it better: go out and discover the world. There is so much to see and to experience that you will not have enough time.

37. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” -Paul Brandt

One of my favorite activities on a Sunday morning is to browse through travel guides while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.

I dream away when I read about all those fantastic destinations and adventures.  Places we haven’t been yet and activities we haven’t experienced yet…

That’s how these things ended up on our bucket list:  making a boat tour on the Kerala backwaters, doing a road trip through Iceland, swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines and much more.

38.”We can’t really appreciate home until we leave it.”

39. “like all great travelers, i have seen more than i remember, and remember more than i have seen.” – benjamin disraeli.

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From all our travels we especially remember all the fun experiences.

Like the time when we had to open a crab in a restaurant in Vietnam with tongs full of paint and the time we stumbled into a 5-star hotel in Peru with our backpack after spending 5 hours on a local bus.

We smelled hours in the wind and we were stared at by people wearing a tuxedo, complete with bow tie. We will remember the look at their faces for a long time …

We also have funny memories about the 5 tarantulas that apparently lived in a tree near the entrance of our hotel in the Amazon in Peru.

We passed the tree every day until, during a night walk, our guide with his flashlight showed the fuzzy creatures. From then on we kept a little more distance from the tree …

40. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”–Ray Bradbury

41. “when overseas you learn more about your own country than you do about the place you’re visiting.” – clint borgen.

Because we travel so often, we appreciate Belgium more. For example, we are happy that in Belgium we do not have to show our ticket 30 times when we visit a monument like in India. We are also happy that we can walk outside in the dark without feeling unsafe like in South Africa.

At the same time, we miss the ultra luxurious heated toilets of Japan, the beautiful vast landscape in South America, the bounty islands in Malaysia etc.

Luckily, all these wonderful experiences are just a plane trip away and our new work offers us more freedom than we ever had before.

42. “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” – Henry Rollins

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43. “Travel is the healthiest addiction.”

Traveling is for us definitely an addiction. When we are not planning the next trip, we really get withdrawal symptoms. So it is definitely an addiction. Glad to read that it is a healthy addiction.

44. “ The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.”

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Although we don’t do a lot of sunbathing when we are traveling, I completely agree with this quote. We have so many great memories of our travels that will stay with us forever.

For example, we felt like superstars in China because everyone wanted to take pictures with us, we have great memories of a canoe trip with our parents in Canada and of a beautiful helicopter tour we did on a glacier in Alaska. Our tan has faded,  but even several years later these memories still bring smiles to our faces.

45. “The goal is to die with memories not dreams.”

46. “no place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.”– chuck thompson.

After we had read so many stories about the scams, the filth and the heat we were really afraid to go to India . It was so bad that a few days before we would actually leave, we were really saying how stupid we were to have chosen India as our next destination.  It seemed like we had made the decision in a moment of madness.

After all, it wasn’t so bad. It was certainly hot and sometimes we were seriously annoyed by the pushy Indians but we did not find it any dirtier than in other Asian countries that we have visited before.

Although it is not our favorite destination in the world, it was much better than we had expected and we are happy that we have seen the Taj Mahal, the forts, the Kerala backwaters and, last but not least, as big animal lovers, a tiger.

India has given us unforgettable experiences that will always stay with us and it turned out the experience was much better than what we expected.

47. “I need a six month holiday, twice a year.”

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Fortunately, since we started this travel magazine, we can travel as much as we want without having to ask permission from a boss.

48. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

 49. “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. so throw off the bowlines. sail away from the safe harbor. catch the trade winds in your sails. explore. dream. discover.” – mark twain.

This is one of my favorite quotes and it has often helped me when I had to take a difficult decision such as quitting my permanent job to start this travel blog.

50. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

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In the meantime, I quit my job for a while and although I liked it a lot, had super nice colleagues and we now have to work much harder for less money, I have not missed it for a minute.

51. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well. ”– Eugene Fodor

52. “live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – stephen covey, 53. “there’s no way i was born to just pay bills and die.”.

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Within our circle of friends and acquaintances, we also see so many people who do nothing more than sleep, work and eat. And for a long time, I felt that we were on the same treadmill. Even now that we are self-employed, this quote must occasionally remind us that there is much more to life than working and paying the bills.

54.  “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.”

We have not dealt with it so drastically, although I would certainly love to live and work for a couple of years abroad.  We will see what the future brings.

55. “Life is a trip. Plan your next vacation.” – Matthew E. Fryer

This is a quote that certainly applies to us. 

Even when we were both still working full time we always planned our vacations well up in advance. 

It gave us peace of mind to know that a next trip was already planned. 

Life was less hard knowing that we had an upcoming vacation that we could look forward to.

Now that we have quit our jobs we have more freedom but we still spend a lot of time working on the site from behind our office desks. 

And more or less the same rule still applies to us. 

When I write this, we have just returned from a month in India and when we got home, we immediately booked tickets for our next destination. Dubai, here we come!

56. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”

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You only live once and time passes quickly. 

Still few people dare to dream or dare to go for their dreams.

Dare to take small steps towards your personal dream life and do not let yourself be influenced too much by what your environment or the society expects you to do.

57. “I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” – David Rockefeller

Travel should be mandatory on each school curriculum.

It is by traveling and by coming into contact with other cultures and customs that you learn to see things in a different way.

So I agree completely with David Rockefeller that it formed us as much as our formal school education.

58. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

I am fortunate that I can travel together with Kris and even though I hear from solo travelers how great it is to travel alone and how many cool and interesting people they meet.

Yet I would not want it any other way. After all, nothing is more fun than to experience unforgettable things such as spotting a tiger or seeing a beautiful sunset together with your partner.

It is always more fun to be able to share experiences with someone else.  It makes the memory for me more beautiful.

59. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

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60. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

61. “with the right mindset and spirit, only the sky is the limit.”, 62. “once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”– dalai lama.

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This should not always be a far away destination. Even close to home, you probably have fantastic spots that are worth a visit. Last year we spent a fun family weekend on the Wadden Islands in the Netherlands which are only about a 3-hour drive from our home.

63. “Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once.” – Karen Gibbs

Dare to say yes to every opportunity that comes your way. You never know where it will lead you.

64. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty

65. “it feels good to be lost in the right direction”.

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66. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world” – Mark Jenkins

67. “better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”.

Not everything is as good or as beautiful as we had expected or hoped it to be.

Still, we are always glad to have seen it ourselves so that we could form an opinion of our own.

It is always more fun to have seen something yourself than to hear the stories from someone else.

The next travel proverb below fits in nicely.

68. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

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69.  “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green

70. “ perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – maya angelou, 71. “blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – lovelle drachman.

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73. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” –  Gustave Flaubert

I regularly have this feeling while we are traveling.

With a beautiful sunset or during wildlife spotting.

Read also: What to do in the Azores.

I often have the feeling that we are only tiny radar wheels in this immense and fantastic world!

74. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

And take plenty of pictures.

75. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

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76. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde

77. “travel far enough, you meet yourself” – david mitchell, 78. “if you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – james michener.

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I personally like this quote a lot. When we are traveling I always taste the local food and often ask for the specialties of the country. Sometimes I’m lucky and I choose something really tasty, other times it is really disappointing.

Once I got ice cream with real peas in China. 

It was recommended to me and apparently Chinese really like it. I tried it, but it was not really my taste. 

I will never order it again but I’m happy I tried it.

79. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous 

80. “we travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – ray bradbury, 81. “travel is only glamorous in retrospect” – paul theroux.

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During your trip, you often experience less blissful moments. After a long flight, you often suffer from a jet lag during the first days.

You drag yourself to the tourist sights during the day and at night you can count at least 20 times the number of squares in the wallpaper. Sometimes the other cultures are so shocking and so stifling that you long for home.

A complete guide to the Azores.

We have seen people suffer from altitude sickness and side effects of malaria pills. It is not all puppies and sunshine. But you do not see that in the pictures, of course.

These deprivations are fortunately quickly forgotten and the positive memories of a trip stay longer.

But traveling is indeed really glamorous when you think about it afterward while admiring the photos from your couch in the living room.

82. “When in doubt, travel.”

When I have to make a difficult decision or I doubt about something, traveling certainly helps me to take a step back, relax and see things from a different perspective.

83. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

 84. “ travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind ” – marty rubin.

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85. “ I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

And that’s probably why our bucket list keeps growing and growing …

86. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

We hope that these holiday quotes and proverbs about travel have inspired you to travel and to discover this amazing world in which we live.

Traveling has changed our lives and we are convinced that it can also change yours. So book that ticket and go out because within 20 years you will be sorrier for the things you did not do, than for the things you did.

What’s your next destination?

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75 Terrific Travel Quotes to Inspire That Next Great Road Trip

Posted: July 14, 2023 | Last updated: July 15, 2023

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<ul>   <li>"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain</li>   <li>"He who would travel happily must travel light." – Antoine de St. Exupery</li>   <li>"The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands." – Richard Burton</li>  </ul>

Exhilarating Travel Quotes

  • "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain
  • "He who would travel happily must travel light." – Antoine de St. Exupery
  • "The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands." – Richard Burton

<ul>   <li>"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls." – Anais Nin</li>   <li>"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." – Andre Gide</li>   <li>"I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad." – George Bernard Shaw</li>  </ul>

Inspiring Quotes

  • "We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls." – Anais Nin
  • "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." – Andre Gide
  • "I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad." – George Bernard Shaw

<ul>   <li>"I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world." – Mary Anne Radmacher</li>   <li>"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</li>   <li>"If an ass goes travelling, he'll not come home a horse." – Thomas Fuller</li>  </ul>

Energizing Travel Quotes

  • "I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world." – Mary Anne Radmacher
  • "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
  • "If an ass goes travelling, he'll not come home a horse." – Thomas Fuller

<ul>   <li>"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." – Oscar Wilde</li>   <li>"Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator." – Robert Orben</li>   <li>"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." – Gustave Flaubert</li>  </ul>

Thrilling Travel Quotes

  • "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." – Oscar Wilde
  • "Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator." – Robert Orben
  • "Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." – Gustave Flaubert

<ul>   <li>"People don't take trips, trips take people." – John Steinbeck</li>   <li>"The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land." – G.K. Chesterton</li>   <li>"All the pathos and irony of leaving one's youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time." – Paul Fussell</li>  </ul>

Charming Travel Quotes

  • "People don't take trips, trips take people." – John Steinbeck
  • "The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land." – G.K. Chesterton
  • "All the pathos and irony of leaving one's youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time." – Paul Fussell

<ul>   <li>"Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art." – Freya Stark</li>   <li>"When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable." – Clifton Fadiman</li>   <li>"A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." – Tim Cahill</li>  </ul>

Adventurous Quotes

  • "Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art." – Freya Stark
  • "When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable." – Clifton Fadiman
  • "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." – Tim Cahill

<ul>   <li>"Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it." – Cesare Pavese</li>   <li>Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by." – Robert Frost</li>   <li>"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou</li>  </ul>

Invigorating Travel Quotes

  • "Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it." – Cesare Pavese
  • Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by." – Robert Frost
  • "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou

<ul>   <li>"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are." – Samuel Johnson</li>   <li>"People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home." – Dagobert D. Runes</li>   <li>"I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail." – Ricky Skaggs</li>  </ul>

Timeless Travel Quotes

  • "The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are." – Samuel Johnson
  • "People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home." – Dagobert D. Runes
  • "I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail." – Ricky Skaggs

<ul>   <li>"All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it." – Samuel Johnson</li>   <li>"Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure." – Aldous Huxley</li>   <li>"Travel is glamorous only in retrospect." – Paul Theroux</li>  </ul>

Empowering Quotes

  • "All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it." – Samuel Johnson
  • "Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure." – Aldous Huxley
  • "Travel is glamorous only in retrospect." – Paul Theroux

<ul>   <li>"What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do – especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road." – William Least Heat Moon</li>   <li>"Once a year, go somewhere you've never been before." – The Dalai Lama</li>   <li>"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson</li>  </ul>

Illuminating Travel Quotes

  • "What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do – especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road." – William Least Heat Moon
  • "Once a year, go somewhere you've never been before." – The Dalai Lama
  • "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

<ul>   <li>"Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going." – Paul Theroux</li>   <li>"There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it." – Charles Dudley Warner</li>   <li>"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." – Jawaharlal Nehru</li>  </ul>

Quotes About the Journey

  • "Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going." – Paul Theroux
  • "There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it." – Charles Dudley Warner
  • "We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." – Jawaharlal Nehru

<ul>   <li>"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money." – Susan Heller Anderson</li>   <li>"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." – Rudyard Kipling</li>   <li>"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." – Paul Brandt</li>  </ul>

Brilliant Travel Quotes

  • "When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money." – Susan Heller Anderson
  • "The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." – Rudyard Kipling
  • "Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." – Paul Brandt

<ul>   <li>"When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you're visiting." – Clint Borgen</li>   <li>"Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage." – Paulo Coelho</li>   <li>"To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." – Bill Bryson</li>  </ul> <p><strong>RELATED:</strong> <a href="https://mamasuncut.com/fall-destinations-vacations/" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="rank-math-link">20 Great Destinations That Are Even Better for Fall Vacations</a></p>

Sensational Quotes

  • "When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you're visiting." – Clint Borgen
  • "Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage." – Paulo Coelho
  • "To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." – Bill Bryson

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<ul>   <li>"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life." – Jack Kerouac</li>   <li>"A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place." – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart</li>   <li>"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." – Miriam Beard</li>  </ul>

Lively Travel Quotes

  • "Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life." – Jack Kerouac
  • "A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place." – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • "Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." – Miriam Beard

<ul>   <li>"Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." – Ibn Battuta</li>   <li>"A wise traveler never despises his own country." – Carlo Goldoni</li>   <li>"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question." – Harun Yahya</li>  </ul>

Masterful Quotes

  • "Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." – Ibn Battuta
  • "A wise traveler never despises his own country." – Carlo Goldoni
  • "I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question." – Harun Yahya

<ul>   <li>"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." – Freya Stark</li>   <li>"Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions." – Peter Hoeg</li>   <li>"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." – Robert Louis Stevenson</li>  </ul>

Golden Travel Quotes

  • "To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." – Freya Stark
  • "Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions." – Peter Hoeg
  • "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." – Robert Louis Stevenson

<ul>   <li>"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." – Marcel Proust</li>   <li>"The journey not the arrival matters." – T. S. Eliot</li>   <li>"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." – Ray Bradbury</li>  </ul>

Marvelous Travel Quotes

  • "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." – Marcel Proust
  • "The journey not the arrival matters." – T. S. Eliot
  • "Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." – Ray Bradbury

<ul>   <li>"Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation." – Elizabeth Drew</li>   <li>"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</li>   <li>"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." – Aldous Huxley</li>  </ul>

Playful Travel Quotes

  • "Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation." – Elizabeth Drew
  • "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
  • "To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." – Aldous Huxley

<ul>   <li>"There are far, far better things ahead than we leave behind." – C.S. Lewis</li>   <li>"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." – John Steinbeck</li>   <li>"Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life." ― Michael Palin</li>  </ul>

Curious Quotes

  • "There are far, far better things ahead than we leave behind." – C.S. Lewis
  • "A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." – John Steinbeck
  • "Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life." ― Michael Palin

<ul>   <li>"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." – Seneca</li>   <li>"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." – Martin Buber</li>   <li>"You don't have to be rich to travel well." – Eugene Fodor</li>  </ul>

Meditative Travel Quotes

  • "Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." – Seneca
  • "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." – Martin Buber
  • "You don't have to be rich to travel well." – Eugene Fodor

<ul>   <li>"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." – James Michener</li>   <li>"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment." – Hilaire Belloc</li>   <li>"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." – Anatole France</li>  </ul>

Thoughtful Travel Quotes

  • "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." – James Michener
  • "We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment." – Hilaire Belloc
  • "Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." – Anatole France

<ul>   <li>"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller</li>   <li>"A traveler without observation is a bird without wings." – Moslih Eddin Saadi</li>   <li>"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." – Robert Louis Stevenson</li>  </ul>

Short Travel Quotes

  • "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller
  • "A traveler without observation is a bird without wings." – Moslih Eddin Saadi
  • "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." – Robert Louis Stevenson

<ul>   <li>"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." – Lin Yutang</li>   <li>"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen." – Benjamin Disraeli</li>   <li>"Not all those who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien</li>  </ul>

Famous Travel Quotes

  • "No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." – Lin Yutang
  • "Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen." – Benjamin Disraeli
  • "Not all those who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien

<ul>   <li>"A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships were built for." – John A. Shedd</li>   <li>"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." – Lao Tzu</li>   <li>"No place is ever as bad as they tell you it's going to be." – Chuck Thompson</li>  </ul> <p><strong>YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:</strong> <a href="https://mamasuncut.com/quotes-about-adventure/" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="rank-math-link">75 Motivational Quotes About Adventure That Inspire and Delight</a></p>

Exciting Travel Quotes

  • "A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships were built for." – John A. Shedd
  • "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." – Lao Tzu
  • "No place is ever as bad as they tell you it's going to be." – Chuck Thompson

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<ul>   <li>"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." – Lao Tzu</li>   <li>"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." – Henry David Thoreau</li>   <li>"With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding." – Sandra Lake</li>  </ul> <p>We hope you’ve found inspiration, motivation, and a renewed wanderlust within these quotes. Remember, every journey begins with a single step, and each step is a story waiting to be told. May these quotes encourage you to take that step, embark on new adventures, and create your unique travel memories. After all, as the saying goes, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Happy travels!</p> <p>Fellow travelers, we have some more great content to share with you. We’ve got our favorite travel-inspired tattoos to share with you. </p>

Final Travel Quotes

  • "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." – Lao Tzu
  • "The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." – Henry David Thoreau
  • "With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding." – Sandra Lake

We hope you’ve found inspiration, motivation, and a renewed wanderlust within these quotes. Remember, every journey begins with a single step, and each step is a story waiting to be told. May these quotes encourage you to take that step, embark on new adventures, and create your unique travel memories. After all, as the saying goes, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Happy travels!

Fellow travelers, we have some more great content to share with you. We’ve got our favorite travel-inspired tattoos to share with you.

<p>Travel tattoos that look like collages are extremely popular today. We are treated to gorgeous natural imagery here as well as images that highlight a love for cycling. </p>

Epic Journey

Travel tattoos that look like collages are extremely popular today. We are treated to gorgeous natural imagery here as well as images that highlight a love for cycling.

<p>In this gorgeous, triangular-shaped travel tattoo we find mountains, trees, and birds. The birds seem to escape the frame, hinting at a love for traveling to new destinations. </p>

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

In this gorgeous, triangular-shaped travel tattoo we find mountains, trees, and birds. The birds seem to escape the frame, hinting at a love for traveling to new destinations.

<p>Colorful inks have been applied in the most curious way in this travel tattoo. We find a woman peering through binoculars that reflect a blue sky. It acts as the perfect contrast to the red sun in the background. </p>

The Spectator

Colorful inks have been applied in the most curious way in this travel tattoo. We find a woman peering through binoculars that reflect a blue sky. It acts as the perfect contrast to the red sun in the background.

<p><a href="https://mamasuncut.com/watercolor-tattoo/" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="rank-math-link">Watercolor tattoos</a> are one of the biggest trends in recent years. The effect has been employed for this travel tattoo that shows a colorful world being encircled by a paper airplane. </p>

All Around the World

Watercolor tattoos are one of the biggest trends in recent years. The effect has been employed for this travel tattoo that shows a colorful world being encircled by a paper airplane.

<p>Small travel tattoos of planes are popular but for ships, you won’t find them open. That makes this design very special. This pair clearly loves to go on adventures together as they have got matching designs. </p>

Small travel tattoos of planes are popular but for ships, you won’t find them open. That makes this design very special. This pair clearly loves to go on adventures together as they have got matching designs.

<p>Compass tattoos are so popular that they are practically ubiquitous. We find one here with a silhouette of a hiker due north. </p>

Cool Compass

Compass tattoos are so popular that they are practically ubiquitous. We find one here with a silhouette of a hiker due north.

<p>“Not all who wander are lost,” is a very popular sentiment that you will find in a number of travel tattoos. We love this traditional design that features a compass flanked by handsome flowers. </p>

The Wanderer

“Not all who wander are lost,” is a very popular sentiment that you will find in a number of travel tattoos. We love this traditional design that features a compass flanked by handsome flowers.

<p>Another popular subject matter for travel tattoos is the hot air balloon. This is the first tattoo we share that has a balloon but it won’t be the last! </p>

Another popular subject matter for travel tattoos is the hot air balloon. This is the first tattoo we share that has a balloon but it won’t be the last!

<p>Small planes are very popular among travel tattoos. This one has a beautiful ombré effect that goes from teal to navy blue. Teeny tiny clouds and stars help sweeten the deal here. </p>

Time to Take Off

Small planes are very popular among travel tattoos. This one has a beautiful ombré effect that goes from teal to navy blue. Teeny tiny clouds and stars help sweeten the deal here.

<p>We find a pocket watch shape that’s been filled with a mountain landscape in this travel tattoo. It’s a brilliant idea that looks so smart. Choosing an object to frame your tattoo is wise as it gives the overall look a more defined appeal. </p>

Take to the Mountains

We find a pocket watch shape that’s been filled with a mountain landscape in this travel tattoo. It’s a brilliant idea that looks so smart. Choosing an object to frame your tattoo is wise as it gives the overall look a more defined appeal.

<p>Stamps are also popular among travel tattoos. These designs offer a somewhat nostalgic look and, this one, in particular, has a cool vibe thanks to the minimalist beach scene. </p>

Stamps are also popular among travel tattoos. These designs offer a somewhat nostalgic look and, this one, in particular, has a cool vibe thanks to the minimalist beach scene.

<p>Think of the objects that make travel so memorable and special and include them in your design. Suitcases, passports, cameras, and others all apply here. </p>

The Voyager

Think of the objects that make travel so memorable and special and include them in your design. Suitcases, passports, cameras, and others all apply here.

<p>If your mantra is “go big or go home,” you can make your travel tattoo a full or half-sleeve with ease. Maps and globes are great to turn to for maximal coverage. </p>

Take a Little Trip

If your mantra is “go big or go home,” you can make your travel tattoo a full or half-sleeve with ease. Maps and globes are great to turn to for maximal coverage.

<p>If you favorite place to travel to includes sandy beaches, you can celebrate them with a travel tattoo that incorporates palm trees, beach balls, sand castles, and other relevant imagery. </p> <p><strong>RELATED:</strong> <a href="https://mamasuncut.com/compass-tattoos/" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="rank-math-link">25 Compass Tattoos That Symbolize Safety, Protection, and Adventure</a></p>

On a Trip to Paradise

If you favorite place to travel to includes sandy beaches, you can celebrate them with a travel tattoo that incorporates palm trees, beach balls, sand castles, and other relevant imagery.

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<p>Isn’t this elephant portrait breathtaking? We love the landscape elements that have been incorporated that give a real sense of place and setting. </p>

Safari Memories

Isn’t this elephant portrait breathtaking? We love the landscape elements that have been incorporated that give a real sense of place and setting.

<p>Wow! These travel buddies got maps of the world that are filled with floral details. What a clever and lush idea! </p>

Wow! These travel buddies got maps of the world that are filled with floral details. What a clever and lush idea!

<p>America is huge and you can access most of it via a car. So, get a travel tattoo of your favorite vehicle. This can include RV’s and motorcycles as well. </p>

Time for a Road Trip

America is huge and you can access most of it via a car. So, get a travel tattoo of your favorite vehicle. This can include RV’s and motorcycles as well.

<p>For a travel tattoo that highlights a specific journey, brainstorm specific iconography to tell your story. Here, we are treated to a depiction of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.</p>

Storied Stonehenge

For a travel tattoo that highlights a specific journey, brainstorm specific iconography to tell your story. Here, we are treated to a depiction of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

<p>Here’s a fun travel tattoo that begs the wearer to choose a new path to ramble down. For those who love to hike, you could do no better. </p>

Choose Your Path

Here’s a fun travel tattoo that begs the wearer to choose a new path to ramble down. For those who love to hike, you could do no better.

<p>In this neo-traditional travel tattoo, we find the word “Wanderlust,” draped over a classic globe. What word best describes your love of adventure? </p>

In this neo-traditional travel tattoo, we find the word “Wanderlust,” draped over a classic globe. What word best describes your love of adventure?

<p>Faces formed from single lines are a really popular trend right now. This person has taken the theme to new heights by incorporating them into a map of the continents. How beautiful! </p>

Faces and Places

Faces formed from single lines are a really popular trend right now. This person has taken the theme to new heights by incorporating them into a map of the continents. How beautiful!

<p>Travel tattoos that look like passport stamps are a fun idea that can grow with each adventure you take. Work with an artist who has a point of view and they can be as revelatory as these are. </p>

Travel tattoos that look like passport stamps are a fun idea that can grow with each adventure you take. Work with an artist who has a point of view and they can be as revelatory as these are.

<p>A travel otter? Sure! Think outside the box when conceiving your travel tattoo and you could walk away with a truly singular design. These cute little otter is at the ready with a suitcase and a hiking boot. How darling! </p>

A travel otter? Sure! Think outside the box when conceiving your travel tattoo and you could walk away with a truly singular design. These cute little otter is at the ready with a suitcase and a hiking boot. How darling!

<p>Wow! We find an eagle cradling a circle with radiating lines here. Half of the design is committed to the sea while the other focuses on the mountains. If your travels take you from shore to shore, you know what to do. </p> <p><strong>YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:</strong> <a href="https://mamasuncut.com/most-common-tattoos/" rel="noreferrer noopener" class="rank-math-link">Do You Have One of the Most Common Tattoos?</a></p>

Of Land and Sea

Wow! We find an eagle cradling a circle with radiating lines here. Half of the design is committed to the sea while the other focuses on the mountains. If your travels take you from shore to shore, you know what to do.

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<p>As promised, here’s another hot air balloon travel tattoo. It’s spectacularly covered in rainbow ink and it appears to have a bucket of paint pouring onto it. Dazzling! </p> <p>A travel tattoo can be a powerful and meaningful way to express your love of adventure. Whether you opt for a simple symbol or a detailed map, your tattoo can serve as a constant reminder of the amazing experiences you’ve had and the places you’ve explored. As you plan your next adventure, consider commemorating it with a travel tattoo that will remind you of the incredible journey you’ve taken. We hope our list of 25 travel tattoo ideas has inspired you to take the leap and get inked!</p> <p>For even more ink inspiration, check out these awesome compass tattoos! </p>

Up, Up, and Away

of paint pouring onto it. Dazzling!

A travel tattoo can be a powerful and meaningful way to express your love of adventure. Whether you opt for a simple symbol or a detailed map, your tattoo can serve as a constant reminder of the amazing experiences you’ve had and the places you’ve explored. As you plan your next adventure, consider commemorating it with a travel tattoo that will remind you of the incredible journey you’ve taken. We hope our list of 25 travel tattoo ideas has inspired you to take the leap and get inked!

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How to Find the Best Travel Insurance

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What travel insurance covers

How much does travel insurance cost, types of travel insurance, how to get travel insurance, what to look for in travel insurance, best travel insurance comparison sites, which insurance company is best for travel insurance, when to skip travel insurance, travel insurance, recapped.

Travel insurance can cover medical expenses, emergencies, trip interruptions, baggage, rental cars and more.

Cost is affected by trip length, pre-existing medical conditions, depth of coverage, your age and add-ons.

You can get it through credit cards or third-party companies, & can shop on travel insurance comparison sites.

Before buying, evaluate risks, know existing coverage, obtain quotes online and review policy details warily.

Skip it if you buy flexible airfare and hotels, already have coverage or only book refundable activities.

Booking travel always carries some degree of uncertainty. Travel insurance provides a safety net so you can step out with confidence. You may not need travel insurance for inexpensive trips, but it can provide a sense of security when you prepay for pricey reservations, a big international trip or travel during cold and flu season, which can be unpredictable.

According to insurance comparison site Squaremouth, travelers in 2023 spent an average of $403 for comprehensive coverage, compared to $96 for medical-only policies. Comprehensive plans typically cost between 5% and 10% of the insured trip cost.

Since that price tag is no small amount, it helps to know how to shop smart for travel insurance. Here's how to find the right travel insurance plan for you and your next adventure.

Depending on the type of coverage you’re looking for, the chart below will help you determine what to look for when selecting a policy:

Depending on the policy, travel insurance reimburses you or offers services when something goes awry. There’s even coverage for the worst-case scenario: if you die in an accident while traveling. Accidental death coverage pays your beneficiary a lump sum in that case.

Before you buy, take a little time to get familiar with different types of travel insurance products, how it’s priced, and what it covers and excludes. If you’re traveling during these uncertain times, you’ll want to make sure that the policy you select covers coronavirus-related emergencies. Usually, the more thorough the coverage, the more it will cost.

Travel insurance costs vary depending on:

Length and cost of the trip: The longer and more expensive the trip, the higher the policy cost.

Cost of local health care: High health-care costs in your destination can drive up the price of trip insurance.

Medical conditions you want covered: Conditions you already have will increase the cost of travel insurance coverage.

Amount and breadth of coverage: The more risks a policy covers, the more it will cost.

Your age: Generally the older you are, the higher the price.

Any optional supplement you add to your policy : Cancel For Any Reason , Interrupt For Any Reason and more.

Keep these factors in mind when considering different travel insurance options.

You’ll find a wide selection of travel protection plans when you shop for a policy.

Typically, travel insurance is sold as a package, known as a comprehensive plan, which includes a variety of coverage.

Here are seven of the most common types of travel insurance:

Travel medical insurance

These plans provide health insurance while you’re away from home. Although in some ways these policies work like traditional health plans, generally you cannot use travel health insurance for routine medical events. For example, a routine medical checkup is usually not covered. In addition, these policies often include limitations on coverage and exclusions for pre-existing conditions.

Although most travel insurance plans cover many recreational activities, such as skiing and horseback riding, they often exclude adventure sports, such as skydiving or parasailing, or competition in organized sporting events. You may need to buy a special travel policy designed for adventure or competitive sports.

International travel insurance

Most likely, your U.S.-based medical insurance will not work while you’re traveling internationally, and Medicare does not provide any coverage once you leave the United States outside of a few very specific exemptions. If you plan on traveling abroad, purchasing travel medical insurance could make a lot of sense.

» Learn more: Travel medical insurance: Emergency coverage while you travel internationally

Trip cancellation, interruption and delay

Trip cancellation coverage reimburses you for prepaid, nonrefundable expenses if the tour operator goes out of business or you have to cancel the trip for one of the covered reasons outlined in the policy, such as:

Your own illness.

The illness or death of a family member who’s not traveling with you.

Natural disasters.

Trip interruption insurance covers the nonrefundable cost of the unused portion of the trip if it is interrupted due to a reason outlined in the policy.

Trip delay coverage reimburses you for expenses such as lodging and meals if you’re delayed during a trip (e.g., your flight gets canceled due to weather ).

Many package policies cover all three. These policies are different from the cancellation waivers that cruise lines and tour operators offer, the Insurance Information Institute says. Waivers are cheap, ranging from $40 to $60, and often include restrictions. For example, according to the institute, waivers might not refund your money if you cancel immediately before departure. Waivers are technically not insurance policies.

Some companies offer additional layers of coverage at extra cost. “Cancel For Any Reason” coverage will reimburse a large part of the trip cost, no matter why you back out. And some companies let you pay extra to cover pre-existing conditions if you cancel for medical reasons.

Some insurers and comparison sites let you customize a policy by choosing types of coverage a la carte. For example, TravelInsurance.com is a comparison site that provides quotes from different providers.

Baggage and personal belongings

How does lost luggage insurance work? This coverage reimburses you for baggage and personal belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged during the trip. Some plans also reimburse you for extra expenses if you experience a baggage delay for more than a certain period, such as 12 hours.

Your renters or homeowners insurance may cover personal belongings while you are traveling. It’s best to review your homeowners insurance policy to determine the level of coverage it provides so you do not end up paying for a benefit you already have.

» Learn more: Baggage insurance explained

Emergency medical assistance, evacuation and repatriation

This coverage pays medical expenses if you get sick or injured on a trip . Medical evacuation coverage pays for transporting you to the nearest hospital, and medical repatriation pays for flying you to your home country.

» Learn more: Can I get travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions?

24-hour assistance

This service is included with many package plans. The insurer provides a 24-hour hotline that you can call when you need help, such as booking a flight after a missed connection, finding lost luggage, or locating a doctor or lawyer.

Generally, travel insurance companies do not cover sports or any activity that can be deemed risky. If you’re thinking of incorporating adventurous activities into your vacation, choose a plan that includes adventure sports coverage.

Most travel insurers cover a wide array of services, but the specific options vary. Some plans include concierge services, providing help with restaurant referrals, tee time reservations and more. Many services also offer information before the trip, such as required vaccinations. The only way to know what’s included is to read the policy.

» Learn more: Should you insure your cruise?

Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

This coverage pays a lump sum to your beneficiary, such as a family member, if you die in an accident while on the trip. Accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies also pay a portion of the sum to you if you lose a hand, foot, limb, eyesight, speech or hearing. Some plans apply only to accidental death in a plane.

This coverage may be duplicative if you already have sufficient life insurance, which pays out whether you die in an accident or from an illness. You may also already have accidental death and dismemberment insurance through work, so it's best to check your policies to ensure you’re not overpaying.

» Learn more: NerdWallet's guide to life insurance

Rental car coverage

Rental car insurance pays for repairing your rental car if it’s damaged in a wreck, by vandals or in a natural disaster. The coverage doesn't include liability insurance, which pays for damage to other vehicles or for the medical treatment of others if you cause an accident and are held responsible.

Ask your car insurance company whether your policy will cover you when renting cars on the trip. U.S. car insurance policies generally don’t cover you when driving in other countries, except Canada.

Car insurance requirements are complex because they vary among countries. You can usually purchase liability insurance from the rental car company. Learn about car insurance requirements by searching for auto insurance by country on the U.S. Embassy website .

» Learn more: Best credit cards for rental car coverage

A note about single vs. long-term policies

Single trip insurance plans are a great option for those going on a single trip for a specific length of time (e.g., a two-week vacation) and then returning home. The price of the policy is usually determined by the cost of the trip.

Long-term travel policies cover you for multiple trips, but there are limitations to how long you can be away from home, if you can return home during your travels and how many trips you can take. In addition, trip cancellation and interruption coverage is either not offered or capped at a dollar amount that can be significantly below the total cost of all the trips taken during the covered period.

Long-term travel insurance plans — often called 'multi-trip' or 'annual travel insurance' — are a suitable option for those who travel often and are satisfied with the amount of trip cancellation coverage for all the trips they take over the duration of the policy.

» Learn more: How annual (multi-trip) travel insurance works

Below, we include how to obtain travel insurance, along with the pros and cons of each option.

Some credit cards offer trip cancellation and rental car insurance if you use the card to book the trip or car.

When you book a trip with your credit card, depending on the card you use, you may already receive trip cancellation and interruption coverage.

» Learn more: 10 credit cards that provide travel insurance

Here are a handful of credit cards with travel insurance benefits.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card

on Chase's website

Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card

on American Express' website

Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card

• Trip delay: Up to $500 per ticket for delays more than 12 hours.

• Trip cancellation: Up to $10,000 per person and $20,000 per trip. Maximum benefit of $40,000 per 12-month period.

• Trip interruption: Up to $10,000 per person and $20,000 per trip. Maximum benefit of $40,000 per 12-month period.

• Baggage delay: Up to $100 per day for five days.

• Lost luggage: Up to $3,000 per passenger.

• Travel accident: Up to $500,000.

• Rental car insurance: Up to $75,000.

• Trip delay: Up to $500 per ticket for delays more than 6 hours.

• Travel accident: Up to $1 million.

• Rental car insurance: Up to the actual cash value of the car.

• Trip delay: Up to $500 per trip for delays more than 6 hours.

• Trip cancellation: Up to $10,000 per trip. Maximum benefit of $20,000 per 12-month period.

• Trip interruption: Up to $10,000 per trip. Maximum benefit of $20,000 per 12-month period.

Terms apply.

Pros: Coverage is free.

Cons: You can’t customize the insurance to meet your needs. Most credit cards offer secondary car rental insurance, which pays for the costs not covered by your regular car insurance plan.

Travel agents and travel reservation sites

You can buy travel insurance when you book your flight, hotel and car rental.

Pros: Buying is as quick and easy as clicking “yes” when you book reservations. Coverage is inexpensive.

Cons: You can’t customize the coverage.

» Learn more: Airline travel insurance vs. independent travel insurance

Travel insurance comparison sites

You can compare different policies and review quotes at once based on the trip search criteria you’ve input into the search form. Examples include marketplaces like Squaremouth or TravelInsurance.com.

Pros: You can choose a policy that fits your needs and compare policies and pricing in one place.

Cons: Comparing multiple policies takes time.

Travel insurance companies

You can purchase travel insurance directly from an insurance provider.

Pros: You can choose a policy that fits your needs. Many travel insurer websites also offer information to help you understand the coverage.

Cons: You’ll need to go to multiple websites to compare coverage and pricing.

» Learn more: The best travel insurance companies right now

Keep these tips in mind when you’re considering a trip insurance policy.

Evaluate the financial risks you face when traveling. Can you bear those costs yourself, or do you want insurance?

Examine what coverage you already have: Does your credit card offer travel insurance? Do you have renters or homeowners insurance to cover belongings? What is the deductible? Will your health plan cover you in all the locations where you travel?

Get quotes for trip insurance online. Choose a package of the benefits you need and compare prices for similar coverage among carriers.

Narrow your choices and then read the policy fine print to understand what’s covered, what’s excluded and the limits on coverage. You may find that the lowest-priced policy is too restrictive and that paying a little more gets you the coverage you need. Or you might find that the cheapest, most basic policy fits the bill.

If you don’t know which provider to go with, it makes sense to browse a list of plans on a travel insurance comparison site. These online marketplaces will often include plans from the best travel insurance companies along with customer reviews.

Squaremouth

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Compare plans from more than 30 providers.

Over 86,000 customer reviews of insurers.

Under its Zero Complaint Guarantee, Squaremouth (a NerdWallet partner) will remove a provider if any customer complaint isn't resolved to its satisfaction.

Has a filter option to see policies that provide COVID-coverage.

TravelInsurance.com

quotations about travelling

Compare plans from 13 providers.

See good and poor customer ratings and reviews for each insurer when you receive quotes.

“Learning Center” includes travel insurance articles and travel tips, including important how-to information.

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There are a few scenarios when spending extra on travel insurance doesn't really make sense, like:

You booked flexible airline tickets.

Your hotel room has a good cancellation policy.

It's already included in your credit card.

You haven't booked any nonrefundable activities.

» Learn more: When you don't need travel insurance

Yes, especially for nonrefundable trips and travel during the COVID-era. Whether you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy or have travel insurance from your credit card, you shouldn't travel without having some sort of travel protection in place to safeguard you and your trip. Travel insurance can protect you in case of an unexpected emergency such as a canceled flight due to weather, a medical event that requires hospitalization, lost luggage and more.

There are many good travel insurance policies out there and a policy that may be great for you may not be good for someone else. Selecting the best plan depends on what coverage you would like and your trip details.

For example, World Nomads offers a comprehensive travel insurance policy that has excellent coverage for adventure sports. Allianz provides coverage for trips of varying lengths of time through its single trip plans and multi-trip plans. Some providers offer add-on options like Cancel For Any Reason travel insurance. If you’re not sure which plan to go with, consider looking at trip insurance comparison sites like Squaremouth or Insuremytrip.

Yes, you can. However, it's better to purchase it sooner rather than later, ideally right after booking your trip because the benefits begin as soon as you purchase a policy.

Let’s say you’re going on a trip in a month and a week before departure, you fall and break your leg. If you’ve purchased a travel insurance policy, you can use your trip cancellation benefits to get your nonrefundable deposit back.

Most comprehensive travel insurance plans offer trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical and dental, medical evacuation, trip delay and lost luggage coverage. Many plans offer COVID coverage, but you’ll always want to check to ensure that the policy you choose provides that benefit if you’re traveling during these times. Some plans may also allow you to add features like Cancel For Any Reason travel insurance.

It depends which credit card you have. Premium travel cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and The Platinum Card® from American Express offer travel insurance benefits if you book a trip using your card or points.

However, the coverage provided by the credit cards is usually lower than if you purchased a standalone policy. Review the travel insurance benefits on your credit card and check that the limits are adequate before foregoing from purchasing a separate plan.

Let’s say you’re going on a trip in a month and a week before departure, you fall and break your leg. If you’ve purchased a travel insurance policy, you can use your

trip cancellation benefits

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It depends which credit card you have. Premium travel cards like the

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Unpredictability is one of the mind-opening joys of travel, but travel insurance should contain no surprises. The time you spend to understand your options will be well worth the peace of mind as you embark on your next adventure.

Whether you’re seeking a single or a long-term policy, each travel insurance option offers different strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the right policy depends on your trip needs, your budget and how important various benefits are to you.

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Melissa Abell will do anything for her family, including making the kinds of financial sacrifices that most people would not consider.

To fly her family — a small but loyal troop of one German shepherd, one Australian kelpie and three cats — from Louisville, Ky., to London this September, it will cost Ms. Abell countless hours of research, loads of paperwork and an estimated $4,300 just in cargo fees. To help save for it, she is cutting a range of costs, including reducing bills, eliminating meals out and forgoing certain entertainment.

Despite her efforts, Ms. Abell is worried that price tag may increase.

IAG Cargo, the cargo-handling arm of multiple airlines that Ms. Abell is using to transport her animals, recently announced it was raising its prices along some routes beginning March 1. The move is drawing ire and panic from pet owners with plans to relocate, particularly to and from Britain and the United States.

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Details around the new pricing structures and affected routes were unclear, but some companies that work with IAG Cargo were already seeing the effects. Kimberley Cirone, a director at Pets Abroad UK, a pet relocation company that takes care of all the requirements for customers and works with airlines, said the costs for transferring pets between Britain and the United States were increasing 400 percent “with no warning, no consideration, no explanation.”

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Owners of larger dogs will feel an even bigger pinch. To fly a Labrador now might cost 3,000 pounds, Ms. Cirone said. “With the new tariff,” she said, “you’re looking closer to 11,000 to 12,000 pounds,” or about $15,000.

Shipping live animals from one country to another is a lengthy and complex task. Because requirements can vary based on the animal, the airline and the destination, pet owners often hire shipping agents to help them navigate the process.

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After landing, animals pass through customs, and owners may be required to pay taxes, depending on the destination. Some animals may also be inspected by the veterinary authorities. “The recommendation is definitely plan as early as possible,” Mr. Ruediger said. “Don’t plan to fly from New York to Europe tomorrow and take your dog without any earlier preparation, because that probably will not work.”

Back in Kentucky, Ms. Abell, 47, a student with plans to study human biology at the University of Glasgow this fall, said she received three different quotes from animal movers to transport her pets, ranging as high $10,500.

She chose to navigate the process herself, but when she is finished with all of the necessary preparations — receiving health certificates, blood testing, purchasing kennels for each animal and more — she estimates her total costs will be just under $8,000.

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Dean Faulkner, director of Silver Birch Pet Jets, a company based in England that helps with pet transportation mostly for military personnel, questioned why IAG Cargo did not consult with pet moving agencies.

“Over the last few days, we have had so many difficult conversations with families who have already booked flights for the future, that will now see the costs go through the roof,” Mr. Faulkner said.

He said that U.S. and U.K. military personnel would suffer the most from the price increases because of the short time frame of the assignments they are given.

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Despite the challenges and potential rising costs, Ms. Abell is moving full steam ahead with her move, pets and all.

Once she lands in London in September, she will make her way through customs and retrieve her animals, a process that she estimates may take up to seven hours. She’ll then drive about 400 miles from London to Glasgow.

“To me, they’re my kids,” Ms. Abell said as her dogs barked in the background. “When I adopt and they cross my threshold, they stay with me. That’s a rule that I’ve established over countless years of having animals. I never bring in more than I can afford.”

Derrick Bryson Taylor is a general assignment reporter. He previously worked at The New York Post’s PageSix.com and Essence magazine. More about Derrick Bryson Taylor

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Family vacations are a special time, and ensuring they go smoothly is essential to making memories that will last forever. Travel insurance is one way to ensure that any bumps in the road can be smoothed over, from a lost bag to an injury abroad.

CNBC Select reviews the best travel insurance plans for families based on coverage, cost and plan variety. (See our methodology for more information on how we choose the best family travel insurance companies.)

Best family travel insurance  

  • Best for families with young children : Allianz   
  • Best for affordability : Faye   
  • Best for CFAR coverage : Travel Insured International  
  • Best for cruises : Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection  

Best for families with young children 

Allianz travel insurance.

The best way to estimate your costs is to request a quote

Policy highlights

10 travel insurance plans make it possible to customize your coverage. For families, Allianz's OneTrip Prime package covers children age 17 and younger when traveling with a parent or grandparent.

24/7 assistance available

  • Trip cancellation benefits can reimburse your prepaid, nonrefundable trip payments if you have to cancel your trip for one of the covered reasons stated in your plan documents. 
  • Limited coverage for risky sports

Who's this for? Allianz is great for families with young children as its OneTrip Prime travel insurance policy offers free coverage for children ages 17 or under when traveling with a parent or grandparent. Though this benefit isn't available to Pennsylvania residents, it could help families with younger children lower the cost of their travel insurance coverage.  

Standout benefits:  Allianz's cancel for any reason (CFAR) coverage has an enhanced version available that can cover up to 80% of trip expenses if you have to cancel for a reason that's not covered.  

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Best for affordability 

Faye travel insurance.

Faye offers travel insurance with a convenient online buying experience and an app with real-time travel alerts. It's one simple plan includes coverage for common issues, like trip cancellation, emergency medical expenses and trip delay coverage. It also offers coverage for pre-existing medical conditions when plans are purchased within 14 days of an initial trip deposit.

  • Covers Covid like any other medical condition
  • CFAR is available for up to 75% of trip costs for an additional cost.
  • Additional coverage options like vacation rental damage coverage and pet care coverage.
  • Not all benefits are available in all states.

Who's this for?  Faye travel insurance stands out for families on a budget. Its policies start at just $4.64 per day (for 14 days) for domestic trips and $5.16 per day (for 14 days) for international trips. It's also great for those who want a completely digital experience and would rather manage a policy through an app than an agent or by phone.

Standout benefits:  Faye's intuitive interface makes it easy to get travel insurance coverage on your own time, and quotes are available entirely online. On top of the standard trip delay, cancellation and interruption coverage, you can purchase CFAR coverage, coverage for adventure and sports activities and a pet care add-on, which can cover illness or injury for your pet when traveling with you, or extra kenneling costs if your trip is delayed if you leave your pet at home.  

Best for CFAR coverage 

Travel insured international travel insurance.

Travel Insured International has two simple travel insurance plans — the Worldwide Trip Protector and Worldwide Trip Protector Gold. Its plans are affordable and offer the option of cancel for any reason (CFAR) coverage.

  • Optional CFAR coverage and interruption for any reason coverage
  • Medical coverage can be lower than other options

Who's this for?  Travel Insured International could be a great fit for families looking for the flexibility of a CFAR addition to ensure they'll be covered for any reason they need to cancel. The company's wide variety of reasons for cancellation includes coverage for school year extensions with all plans.  

Standout benefits:  Travel Insured International's Worldwide Trip Protector can cover all children 17 and under for free when traveling with related adults.  

Best for cruises  

Berkshire hathaway travel protection.

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has multiple plans to cover vacations from luxury travel to adventure travel. The brand's LuxuryCare offers the highest limits of travel insurance coverage offered by the company. Quotes and policies are available online.

  • Wide variety of policies available
  • Strong financial strength rating by AM Best
  • Cancel for any reason only provides reimbursement for up to 50% of non-refundable trip payments

Who's this for?  Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection offers cruise-specific packages for families setting sail on a cruise.  

Standout benefits:  Cruise plans include coverage for missed connections and unique challenges you could face on a cruise vacation, like cruise disablement and diversion. 

More on our top family travel insurance companies 

Allianz offers 10 different travel insurance policies for travelers and trips of all types, including single-trip and multi-trip coverage. It also offers quotes and claims online, making the experience simple.  

CFAR coverage available?  

Yes, up to 80% of prepaid, non-refundable trip costs 

24/7 assistance?  

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While relatively new to the space, Faye's travel insurance plans combine affordability and easy access. Policies are backed by the United States Fire Insurance Company.  

Yes, up to 75% of prepaid, non-refundable trip costs 

Travel Insured International 

Travel Insured International has been offering travel insurance for over 25 years. It has two tiers of coverage (available in most states) that can help you meet all your travel protection needs.  

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection 

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection offers several tiers of travel protection and insurance, including packages specifically designed for road trips and cruises. Its strong A++ financial strength rating also helps it stand out against the competition.  

Up to 50%, only available on LuxuryCare packages 

Does travel insurance cover family members?  

Generally, you can insure your whole family on one travel insurance plan, so you won't have to buy separate plans for every traveler. Your travel insurance plan will cover every person listed on the policy.  

Does travel insurance cover cancellation due to a death in the family? 

In many cases, travel insurance can help you recoup the cost of your vacation if you have to cancel due to a death in your family. However, you'll want to carefully read your policy's definition of a family member, as not everyone in your life could be included.  

Bottom line

A family vacation can be a big investment, so it's important to protect yourself in case anything goes awry. Having a travel insurance plan that's easy to access, provides 24/7 support and fits your specific travel concerns and budget can help ensure your trip will go smoothly.

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Why trust CNBC Select? 

At CNBC Select, our mission is to provide our readers with high-quality service journalism and comprehensive consumer advice so they can make informed decisions with their money. Every travel insurance review is based on rigorous reporting by our team of expert writers and editors with extensive knowledge of travel insurance products. To research the best travel insurance companies, we compiled over 100 data points on more than a dozen travel insurance companies. While CNBC Select earns a commission from affiliate partners on many offers and links, we create all our content without input from our commercial team or any outside third parties, and we pride ourselves on our journalistic standards and ethics. See our methodology [LINK] for more information on how we choose the best travel insurance companies. 

Our methodology  

To determine the best travel insurance companies, CNBC Select analyzed dozens of travel insurance companies and compared them based on various factors. 

While narrowing down the best travel insurance companies, we focused on the number of plans available, the availability of 24/7 assistance to access while traveling, coverage for Covid-19, the availability of cancel for any reason coverage, and financial strength (which measures a company's ability to pay on contracts) using A.M. Best ratings. We also considered family-friendly features, such as the inclusion of children on policies for free with parent's coverage, and reasons for cancellation, including school year extension as a reason for cancellation.  

Note that the premiums and policy structures advertised for travel insurance companies are subject to fluctuate in accordance with the company's policies.  

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