50 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Next Trip

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Best Travel Quotes for Inspiration

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Check out my favorite travel quotes of all time! Feed your wanderlust with these inspiring quotes from famous travelers, and get ready to plan your next international adventure.

I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I love inspirational travel quotes. They capture little moments of clarity that highlight truths about travel, adventure, and life.

Great travel quotes remind me that the emotions I’ve felt traveling the world for the past 8 years have been experienced by many others.

We’re all connected by a love for travel!

Here are my favorite travel quotes of all time, paired with some images from my adventures around the world.

I hope they inspire you to pack up everything and head out into the unknown, to explore the farthest reaches of our planet and your soul, to see the world for what it really is.

Browse these fun quotes when you need some motivation to make travel a priority in your life!

Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

Famous Travel Quotes from Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile…

1: “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

2: “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 (RIP)

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

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

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Memorable Travel Quotes from Tim Cahill

Journeys are Best Measured in Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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Fun Anonymous Travel Quotes

We Don’t Travel to Escape Life

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

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

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

13: “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

14: “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

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Famous Travel Quote from Andre Gide

You Can’t Discover New Places without Leaving Home

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

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

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

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

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

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Citations to Inspire Your Journey

Go Somewhere You’ve Never Been

20: “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

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

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

23: “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

24: “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

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Best Quotes about Traveling from Eugene Fodor

One of the Best Quotes About Traveling!

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

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

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

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

29: “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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Great Travel Quote from Helen Keller

Life Should be an Adventure

30: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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Best Travel Quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien

Not all those Who Wander are Lost

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

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

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

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

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

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inspirational travel quotes from Neale Donald Walsch

Life begins at the end…

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

41: “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

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

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

44: “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

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Quotes About Sustainable Travel from Chief Seattle

Take Only Memories and Leave the Rest

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

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

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

48: “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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Inspiring Travel Quotes by travel blogger Matthew Karsten

Invest in Yourself through Travel!

50: “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten (that’s me!)

51: “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

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