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Best Travel Quotes: The 55 Most Inspirational Travel Quotes Of All Time

Last updated on Feb 6, 2019

As cheesy as it may sound, I love inspirational travel quotes! Whether you’re planning a trip, battling post-trip blues, or just aimlessly scrolling through your phone, you can be sure there is a quote about travelling somewhere out there that will hit the spot for you. There are travel quotes about finding yourself, travel quotes to inspire your next trip, great travel quotes that push you to live your best life and more. We can all relate to inspiring travel quotes, which is what makes them so fun to read. In this post I’ve put together some of the most famous travel quotes (and my personal favourites). I hope you will find these awesome travel quotes inspiring and they will make you want to head out and see some more of the world!

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Famous travel quotes

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

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

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

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

5. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” –Mark Twain

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6. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark

7. “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

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

9. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Short travel quotes

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

11. “Life is meant for good friends and great adventures” – Anonymous

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

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

14. “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” –Dalai Lama

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

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

17. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

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

19. “Collect Moment, Not Things.”

20. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

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Travel the world quotes

21. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” — Hilaire Belloc

22. “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

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

24. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” – Paulo Coelho

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

26. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin

27. “Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”

28. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

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Adventure travel quotes

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

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

31. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

32. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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34. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

35. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

36. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

37. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction”

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Quotes about travelling & coming home

38. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

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

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

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41. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”― David Mitchell

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

43. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

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Inspirational travel quotes

44. “Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss

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

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

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

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

49. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde

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My personal favourite travel quotes

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

51. “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

52. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question.” –Harun Yahya

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53. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” –Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

54. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” –Unknown

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

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these awesome travel quotes and you’re feeling inspired and full of wanderlust after reading them! This is just a compilation of my own personal favourite quotes about travel, if you’re still looking for more awesome travel quotes, check out these 111 travel quotes and 100+ quotes perfect for Instagram by other awesome content creators. What are your favourite inspirational travel quotes? Let me know in the comments below!

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Lao Tzu
    August 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm

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

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      Greta
      August 18, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Another beautiful travel quote!

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      Jawhar
      November 24, 2018 at 11:56 am

      That a good one. So true. Plans are made on the go. It might extend

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        Greta
        November 24, 2018 at 5:16 pm

        So true!

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    Brian & Noelle
    August 30, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    We absolutely love number 36 and 41! Travel quotes are so good for a little inspiration!

    • Reply
      Greta
      August 30, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Those are amongst my favourite too! 🙂

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    Marc Deschamps
    October 17, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    My favourite: 27. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
    Thank you very much for this inspirational post. Living this life, too…
    Marc and Sylvia

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      Greta
      October 22, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      One of my favourite quotes too 🙂

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    teju baba
    May 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    What a wonderful list of travel quotes. My personal favourite is “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen.
    i just want to travel more and more

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      Greta
      May 27, 2019 at 8:46 am

      That’s one of my favourites too 🙂

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    Steve
    May 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Waving a big hello to you, friend! My favourite: 9. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” Looking forward to hearing from you more 🙂

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      Greta
      May 28, 2019 at 8:39 am

      Hi Steve! That one is one of my favourites too 🙂

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