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Best Travel Quotes: 83 Inspirational Quotes About Travel

Best Travel Quotes: 83 Inspirational Quotes About Travel

Travel quotes have the power to transform your life. Many of the quotes on this comprehensive list inspired us to quit our scientific careers for a life on the road. If you are new to our blog, you can read our story here.

The sole purpose of this travel quotes guide is to motivate you to live a life you dreamed of. Extensive travel has turned us into the people we are today and we only regret not taking the leap sooner.

But you don’t have to travel for years to experience all of the benefits of travel. Just one trip can help motivate you to see the world through a new perspective.

So the question is, what are you waiting for?

We have organized this long list of travel quotes into manageable sections in case you wanted to search for a particular topic. See below:

  • Famous travel quotes
  • Inspirational travel quotes
  • Funny travel quotes
  • Couples travel quotes
  • Short travel quotes
  • Mark Twain travel quotes

Now, let’s find the best travel quotes for your wanderlust!

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Famous Travel Quotes

traveling leaves you speechless famous quote

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

2). “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

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

life is a daring adventure famous quote

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

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

6). “Life is a journey not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

we travel not to escape life travel quote

7). “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Robyn Yong

8). “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb

9). “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Inspirational travel quote by Dalai Lama

10). “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

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

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

don't tell me how educated you are inspirational travel quote

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

15). “The important thing is to never stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” – Albert Einstein

16). “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Anderson

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

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18). “I love the places that make you realize how small you and your problems are.” – Anonymous

19). “What you have to decide… is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So dont be afraid. Be alive.” – Sarah Dessen

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

21). “Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.” – David Avocado Wolfe

22). “Whatever is good for your soul, do that.” – Unknown

don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life

23). “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

24). “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Douglas Ivester

25). “The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo

travel quote from Anthony Bourdain

26). “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

Funny Travel Quotes

27). “Don’t worry about the world ending today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz

28). “Drink Heavily with locals whenever possible.” – Anthony Bourdain

funny quote to inspire travel

29). “I wish I had never gone traveling.” – Said no one ever

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

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

32). “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 we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet

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

34). “Some people want a big house, a fast car, and lots of money. Some people want a tiny cabin in the woods away from those kinds of people.” – Unknown

35).  “Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark

36). “I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.” – Henry Youngman

Couples Travel Quotes

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

A journey is like a marriage quote

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

39). “Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.’- Anonymous

40). “I don’t want to be ‘tied down’ with someone, I want to be set free with someone.” – Anonymous

41). “And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, 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 Lyer

the best portions of your life inspirational quote

42). “The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with those who matter to you.” – Ritu Ghatourey

43). “Find someone who is a home and an adventure all at once.” – Anonymous

44). “I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once, to see the world. Twice to see the way you see the world.” – Author Unknown

home is not where you are from inspirational quote

45). “Home is not where you are from, it is where you belong. Some of us travel the whole world to find it. Others, find it in a person.” – Beau Taplin

46). “But the most beautiful things in life are not things. They’re people, and places, and memories, and pictures. They’re feeling and moments and smiles and laughter.” – Unknown

Short Travel Quotes

jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul

47). “Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

48). “Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.” – Anonymous

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

Travel is the only things that makes you richer travel quote

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

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

52).  “Live your life by a compass not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

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

54). “A life lived in fear is a life half lived.” – Spanish Proverb

Mae West good girls go to heave quote

55). “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” – Mae West

56). “Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.” – Unknown

57). “Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn

don't count the days, make the days count

58). “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

59). “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan

Adventure Travel Quotes

60). “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Paulo Coelho

until you step into the unknown inspirational quote

61). “Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” ― Roy T. Bennett

62). “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.

63). “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

climb the mountain inspirational travel quote

64). “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. – David McCullough

65).  ’’Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.’’ – Steve Pavlina

66). “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.” – Paul Coelho

You won't remember the times you spent in the office Jack Kerouac quote

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

68). “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

69). “I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” – Jack Dawson

do not go where the path may lead quote

70). “Do not go where the path may lead: go instead where there is no path a leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

71). “Only those who risk going out too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Elliot

72). “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – John Rohn

Mark Twain Travel Quotes

73). “I have found out 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 a man who lives is prepared to die at any time

74). “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

75). “…nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people.” – Mark Twain

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

the secret of success in making your vocation your vacation

79). “The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” – Mark Twain

80). “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

81). “To forget pain is to be painless; to forget care is to be rid of it; to go abroad is to accomplish both.” – Mark Twain

Mark Twain inspirational travel quote

82). “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

83). “Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

Travel Quote FAQ’s

Let’s take a look at some of the most asked questions regarding travel quotes and why we are so drawn to traveling!

What Is A Travel Lover Called?

A travel lover is called a ‘hodophile.’

Hodophile (n.): One who loves to travel or a traveler with a love for roads.

This comes from the ancient Greek for hodos, or road, and “philia” meaning love or affection. So put simply, the love of roads.

Why Do We Travel?

Everyone may have a different reason for traveling, but travel can create endless opportunities for us. We travel for our wanderlust, the want to meet to new people, to discover foreign places, experience new cultures or push ourselves out of our comfort zones.

Why Is It Good To Travel?

It is good to travel because travel pushes us outside of our comfort zones. By traveling, we experience new cultures, meet new people, embrace adventures. Travel challenges us to adapt to new surroundings and new situations.

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We hope this guide to travel quotes helps with inspiring your wanderlust!

Please let us know if you have any questions about travel quotes or any upcoming trip in the comments below.

Happy Travels,

Mark and Kristen

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