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50 Best Travel Quotes: Inspiring Travel Quotes

I think we all find inspiration through quotes whether they’re about life, family, love or for those of us who have a passion for wanderlust, quotes about travel. I’ve put together this list of inspiring travel quotes that hopefully will serve to refresh and inspire you to go out and see the world this year.

I’ve grouped the following travel quotes into different headings and I’ve separated adventure quotes from inspiring ones so you can easily use the Table of Contents to scroll to your favorite section. My all-time favorite quotes are a mixture of everything; they just make me smile and I’ve realized that I have a handful of favorite authors that I never really considered before.

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50 Best Travel Quotes

Inspirational Travel Quotes

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
– Matsuo Basho

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

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

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
– Henry David Thoreau

Traveling … It makes you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.
– Ibn Battuta

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

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

Little by little, one travels far
 – J.R.R. Tolkien

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
– Ursula K. Le Guin

Travel brings power and love back into your life.
– Rumi Jalalud-Din

Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly. 
– Mother Teresa

Short Travel Quotes

I read; I travel; I become
– Derek Walcott

To Travel is to Live
– Hans Christian Andersen

Adventure is worthwhile.
– Aesop

Travel far enough, you meet yourself. 
– David Mitchell

Favorite Travel Quotes

The best education I have ever received was through travel.
– Lisa Ling

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

A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.
– Lin Yutang

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.
– Andre Gide

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.
– John Green

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

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

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

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

Famous Travel Quotes

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

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

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

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

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
– Mark Twain

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

Live life to the fullest; travel with no regrets
– Unknown

I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.
– Unknown

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

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

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

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

Adventure Quotes

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
– Helen Keller

The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.
– Christopher McCandless

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
– William Feather

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
– Amelia Earhart

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.
– Jack Kerouac

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

Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it.
– Pema Chodron

Quotes about Exploring

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.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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.” 
– T. S. Eliot

We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. 
– John Wesley Powell

Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.
– Carl Sagan

Quotes about Wanderlust

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

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

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
– anaïs nin

I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” 
– Roman Payne


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