Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust and Adventure

The Best Travel Quotes

We hope these travel quotes provide a little inspiration and motivation for you to go see the world, explore new locations, and seek new experiences!

“Travel is the only thing you can spend money on that will make you richer.”


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


“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. 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.”


“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.”


“Travel is not a reward for working, it’s education for living.”


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


“The three most exciting sounds in the world… anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles.”


“Better weight than wisdom a traveller cannot carry.”


“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.”


“Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.”


“Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the ranges— something lost behind the ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!”


“Even after 400 generations in villages and cities, we haven’t forgotten. The open road still softly calls, like a nearly forgotten song of childhood. We invest far-off places with a certain romance.”


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


“Traveling is good for your health and necessary for your amusement.”


“There are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight.”


“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.”


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


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


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


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


“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… We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”


“One thing about trains: It doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.”



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


“I am … all the cities I have visited.”
“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.”


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


“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”


“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.”


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


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


“He is truly wise who’s travelled far and knows the ways of the world.”


“I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail”
Muriel Strode


“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.”


“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares; if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.”


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


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


“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.”


“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.”


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees… cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”


“Better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times.”
Asian Proverb


“When you are doubting whether a thing is worth the trouble of going to see, recollect that you will never again be so near it, that you may repent not having seen it, but can never repent having seen it.”


“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.”


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


“There is only one thing you don’t have enough of, and that’s time. When you come to that realization, I think it’s very important that you spend your time wisely. And what better way of spending time than traveling and continuing to educate ourselves and continuing to broaden our minds?”


“You can read the books, you can watch the movies, but getting up off the couch and going and seeing the world is the best way to grow as a human being.”


“You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you.”


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


“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.”


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


“Travel is still the most intense mode of learning.”


“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


“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
Charles Darwin


“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


“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…”


“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast… a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”

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