Best Inspirational Travel Quotes

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Looking for the Best Travel Quotes that are inspirational or famous? Want to find the Best Short Travel Quotes and other Travel Love Quotes? We’ve put together a massive list for you.

Whether you want a inspirational travel quote for your Instagram, or want to ignite your passion for travel again, these quotes will give you all you’re looking for.

Travel is something that can fuel your life. It’s a passion, a deep desire to adventure and explore. Some people live every day without travel in their lives, and others can’t go too long without.

If you’re a lover of travel, these travel quotes are for you!

Short Travel Quotes

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

― David Mitchell

“Never go too long without watching a sunset”

— Atticus

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

— Herman Melville

“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”

—Stephen Covey

“Adventure is worthwhile.”

— Aesop

“It’s better to travel well than to arrive.”

— Buddha

“Oh the places you’ll go.”

—Dr. Seuss

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”

—Chief Seattle

“I read; I travel; I become.”

― Derek Walcott

“The journey not the arrival matters.”

—T.S. Eliot

“All you need to know is that it’s possible.”

—Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

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

— Eugene Fodor

“Travel is glamorous in retrospect.”

—Paul Theroux

“The journey itself is my home.”

― Matsuo Bash

“To travel is to live.”

― Hans Christian Andersen

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart!”


“I decided that adventure was the best way to learn.”

—Lloyd Alexander

“Jet lag is for amateurs.”

—Dick Clark 

“Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”

—Dr. Seuss

”Travel teaches Toleration.”

—Benjamin Disraeli

“Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.” 


Famous Travel Quotes

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

— Andre Gide

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

“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 the only thing you buy that makes you richer”


“A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for.”

—John A. Shedd

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

— Lao Tzu

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

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

—Robert Frost

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

— John Steinbeck

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

— Ibn Battuta

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret”

—Oscar Wilde

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

― St. Augustine

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.”

—Jamie Lyn Beatty

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive.”

-Albert Einstein

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

—Mark Twain 

Best Travel Quotes

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

—Helen Keller

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

— Caskie Stinnett

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

— Jennifer Lee

“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.”

— Sandra Lake

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

― Henry Miller

“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

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

—Shirley MacLaine

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.”

—Hans Christian Andersen

“Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.”

— Gayle Foreman

“We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment”

— Hilaire Belloc

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

― Mark Twain

“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.”

— Wallace Stevens

“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 Eberhardt

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.”

— Lovelle Drachman

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”

—Francis Bacon

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”

— Pico Iyer

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

— Gustav Flaubert

“Travel does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport, the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.”

-Rolf Potts

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

—Rosalie de Castro 

Inspirational Travel Quotes

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that g*ddamn mountain.”

— Jack Kerouac

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

—Paul Coelho

“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”

— Karen Gibbs

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

― Lao Tzu

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

– Dalai Lama

“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 – Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.”

— Oscar Wilde

“You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your own wings on the way down.”

-Ray Bradbury

“Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.”

― Ma Jian

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”

— David McCullough

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

― Anita Desai

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

— Asian Proverb

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”

— Paolo Coelho

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

― Erol Ozan

“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

“I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.”

— Nyssa P. Chopra

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

— Robert Louis Stevenson

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

—Jawaharlal Nehru

“The trouble with traveling back later on is that you can never repeat the same experience.” 

—Michael Palin

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.” 

—Christopher McCandless

“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 take for granted.”

—Bill Bryson 

“I think a major element of jet lag is psychological. Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.”

—David Attenborough

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” 

—Martin Buber

“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.”

—Bill Bryson 

“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 

“Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom.”

—Aldous Huxley

Travel The World Quotes

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

— Mary Anne Radmacher

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

—Aldous Huxley

“Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.”

— Anthony Bourdain

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

—Susan Heller

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

― James A. Michener

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

― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. 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 even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”

— Bill Bryson

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”

—Gilbert K. Chesterton

“A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.”

—Henry Rollins

“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”

― Charlotte Eriksson

“My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.”

― Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty

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

—Anatole France

“Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”

—Andrew Zimmern

Travel Quotes

“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”

― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

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

— Lin Yutang

“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”

― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

“He who would travel happily must travel light.”

—Antoine de St. Exupery

“I always like to go to Washington D.C. It gives me a chance to visit my money.”

— Bob Hope

“There is nothing safer than flying, it’s crashing that is dangerous.”

— Theo Cowan

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.”

— Benjamin Disraeli

“Don’t worry about the world ending today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.”

—Charles M. Schulz

“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

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

—Robert Louis Stevenson

“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”

― John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”

— Anna Quindlen

“Do you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?”

—Erma Bombeck

“You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.”

—William Hazlitt

“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

Solo Travel Quotes

“I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”

― Wendell Berry, A Place on Earth

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

— James Baldwin

“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

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

— Freya Stark

“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.”

—George Bernard Shaw

“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.”

— Tim Cahill

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”

—Oscar Wilde

Travel Love Quotes

“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 whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

― Pico Iyer

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

—Ernest Hemingway

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

— John Green

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

—Charles M. Schultz 

“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 travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.”

— Benjamin Disraeli

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”

― Rumi Jalalud-Din

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

—John Steinbeck

“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.”

— Ray Bradbury

“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

“Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.”


“A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.”

—Isabelle Eberhardt

Disney Movie Travel Quotes 

“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell.”

— Beauty and the Beast 

“To infinity and beyond.”

— Toy Story

“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.”

— Tangled

“Adventure is out there.”

— Up

“A whole new world. A dazzling place I never knew, but when I’m way up here, it’s crystal clear that now I’m in a whole new world with you.”

— Aladdin

“If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.”

— Pocahontas

“To live would be an awfully Big Adventure!”

— Peter Pan

“Now, I’m here blinking in the starlight. Now, I’m here suddenly I see. Standing here, it’s all so clear. I’m where I’m meant to be.”

— Tangled

“There’s no mountain too great.”

— The Lion King

“The wilderness must be explored.”

— Up

“There’s the whole world at your feet.”

— Mary Poppins

“Just keep swimming!”

— Finding Nemo

“When’s it my turn? Wouldn’t I love, love to explore that shore above? Out of the sea, wish I could be, part of that world.”

— The Little Mermaid

“You will always be my greatest adventure.”

— Up

“When I get home I shall write a book about this place… If I ever do get home.”

— Alice in Wonderland

“There ain’t nothing gonna stop me now ’cause I’m almost there.”

— The Princess and the Frog

“Like a shooting star, I will go the distance.”

— Hercules

“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.”

— Peter Pan

“It’s you who’ll climb the mountain, it’s you who’ll reach the peak.”

— Tarzan

Movie Travel Quotes

“Fifty Years from now, when you’re looking back at your life, don’t you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?!”


“Paris is always a good idea”

—Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina

“Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

—Dead Poets Society 

“I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s going to happen or who I’m going to meet…where I’m going to wind up.”


“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’y stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

— Ferris Buller’s Day Off

“The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.”

— The Hobbit

“Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.”


“Now bring me that Horizon”

— Pirates of the Caribbean

“I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And most surprising of all, that I could carry it.”


“Life is about courage and going into the unknown.”

—The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“I didn’t know where I was going until I got there.”

—Cheryl Strayed, Wild

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