210+ Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Next Trip

210+ Travel quotes

Are you looking for travel quotes that will motivate you? We all need a break from our everyday life. Going on a vacation is fun and fulfilling, but you can gain a lot more by actually traveling, exploring, and being present at the places you visit.

Here are some benefits of traveling. It is better to spend your money on experiences rather than on material things.

The memories it collect are like treasures. They will remain forever and will bring you more happiness than some new clothes or other material things.

Think how good it will feel when you’re old and you look back to see not only an ordinary routine, but also adventures and unique experiences you had gone through, and not only when you’re old, ever a few years from now, you can recall how much fun you had and plan your next adventure. That’s why we have prepared best travel quotes to inspire your next visit.

Here are best travel quotes;

Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.

Anita Desai

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

St. Augustine

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

David Mitchell

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

Anna Quindlen

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.

Lewis Carroll

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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

Gustave Flaubert

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

Lao Tzu

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

Jennifer Lee

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.

Elizabeth Gilbert

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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

Marcel Proust

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

Asian  proverb

I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.

Brian Selznick

It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for someplace that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.

Danzy Senna

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.

Jack Kerouac

Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.

Paulo Coelho
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I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.

Simone de Beauvoir

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

Travel brings power and love back into your life.”

Rumi Jalalud-Din

Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.

Nyssa P. Chopra

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.

Anaïs Nin

I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.

Charles Bukowski

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

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

Clifton Fadiman

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

David Mitchell

If you think adventure us dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.

Paulo Coelho

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.

G.K. Chesterton

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.


I read; I travel; I become.

Derek Walcott

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

Herman Melville

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
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The journey, not the arrival matters.

T.S. Eliot

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.

Pascal Mercier

For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.

Gael Attal

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

Not I, not anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.

Walt Whitman

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

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

Hilaire Belloc

In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.

Anna Quindlen

Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.


To travel is to live.

Hans Christian Andersen

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in 10 seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

Ray Bradbury

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘As pretty as an airport.’

Douglas Adams
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Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
T.S Eliot

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

Henry Miller

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

James Michener
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I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.

Mercedes Lackey

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

Ma Jian

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

Aldous Huxley

Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.

Neil Gaiman
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Adventures don’t come calling like unexpected cousins calling from out of town. You have to go looking for them. 


Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

Jack Kerouac

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve traveled.


To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.

Elizabeth Gilbert

If you can’t live longer, live deeper.

Italian proverb

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

Roman Payne

My heart swings back and forth between the need for routine and the urge to run.


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

Roman Payne

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.

Peter Hoeg

There ain’t no journey what don’t change you some.

David Mitchell

I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Diane Ackerman

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

Erol Ozan

Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.

Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

Always there has been an adventure just around the corner–and the world is still full of corners.

Roy Chapman Andrews

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

Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.

Jodi Picoult

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

James A. Michener

Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…

Jack Kerouac

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Kahlil Gibran

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

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

Seth Godin

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

John Lubbock

I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little.

 Alexander Sattler
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The journey itself is my home.

Matsuo Basho

Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.

Jaime Lyn Beatty

Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.

Tennesse Williams

No reason to stay is a good reason to go.

If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.

C.J. Milbrandt

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.

Roman Payne
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Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.

Irving Wallace

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.

Pat Conroy

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

Robert Frost

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

George Augustus Moore

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.

Joe Abercrombie

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather

No matter where you are, you’re always a bit on your own, always an outsider.

Banana Yoshimoto

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

Self-consciousness kills communication.

Rick Steves
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Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

Ernest Hemingway

Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.

Ryu Murakami

Love is the food of life, travel is dessert.


Inspirational Travel Quotes

You will not regret the things you’ve done, but the things you didn’t do. Traveling is a great opportunity to temporarily get away from your everyday life and look at it from a different point of view. It’s so much easier to deal with issues and solve problems when you look at them from the outside while traveling, you have a lot of time to think without distractions and make healthy decisions. Inspirational travel quotes will help you to get out of your boring routine and enjoy life.

You will have a better perspective with travel quotes and maybe even realize that things are not that bad as he thought in our everyday life, we’re used to doing the same things, meeting the same people, going to the same places. We basically live in our comfort zone. When you travel, you get out of your bubble. You meet new people, other travelers and locals.

You’re exposed to different cultures. You see different landscapes and views, you experience new things. You learn that the world is diverse and it helps you understand people that are different from you. Traveling actually makes you smarter. You learn new things all the time. When you travel, you get into unusual situations and face different challenges.

It makes you push your limits, handle things better, and come up with creative solutions. After all, the best way to learn is through experience. Traveling helps you to know yourself better. You’re out of your comfort zone and get to see your behavior in different situations sometimes even extreme ones.

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.

Gustave Flaubert

As soon as I saw you, I knew you would be an adventure of a lifetime.

Winnie The Pooh

The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

Christopher McCandless

I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world.


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 couple who travel together grow together.

Ahmad Fuadi

Books are not about passing time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand.

Alan Bennett

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.

Andre Gide
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We live in a wonderful 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.

Jawaharlal Nehru

He who does not travel does not know the value of men.

Moorish proverb

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

 Mark Twain

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.

Paul Theroux

If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventure should be top priority.

Richard Branson

So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.

Jack Kerouac
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Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.

Steve Pavlina

The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire.

Robert W. Service

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

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.


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

 Lin Yutang

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

Ernest Hemingway

Wherever I go, I will speak of you with love.

Clive Barker

Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life.

John Amatt

There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.

Aaron Lauritsen

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure and go ever upward.

Drew Houston

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

Thomas Jefferson
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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.

Shane Koyczan

Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

J.K. Rowling

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

Erma Bombeck

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

Rosalia de Castro

The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.

Anderson Cooper

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

G. K. Chesterton
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Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.

Roseanne Barr

I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it.


I tramp a perpetual journey.
Walt Whitman

I do not have the slightest clue what I am doing…that’s the adventure…I stopped worrying about it…that’s the beauty.

 Jason King

There’s a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we’ve left it.

Colum McCann

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

Amelia Earhart

Everything will be alright in the end so if it is not alright it is not the end.

Deborah Moggach
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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.

Mark Twain

The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.

Alain de Botton

Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.

Bob Bitchin

Every hundred feet the world changes.

Roberto Bolaño

If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.

Johann Friedrick von Schiller

The person you have known a long tme is embedded in you like a jewel. The person you have just met casts out a few glistening beams & you are fascinated to see more of them. How many more are there? With someone you’ve barely met the curiosity is intoxicating.

Naomi Shihab Nye

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.

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You will be surprised to find out new things about yourself that you didn’t know and decide what and how to improve. The best part of traveling is the people you meet along the way. You get to meet new people from countries around the world who you would never have met in your daily life. You listen to their stories, tell yours, hear various opinions and experience things together with people.

Happiness is greater when shared with others. Traveling may sound scary or too challenging to some people and it’s okay. Just remember that you can choose your own kind of travel. It doesn’t have to be trekking in the mountains, although that could be fun, but you can do anything. Explore cities, just some couch surfing, relax in nature, visit small villages and so on.

You will get more confident and learn what is good for you.

Here are some short travel quotes to motivate you;

Life is full of adventure. There’s no such thing as a clear pathway.

Guy Laliberte

I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.

Charles Bukowski
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The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take a train to Mecca.

Anthony Bourdain

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.

 Roberto Assagioli

The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you’re not a traveler. You’re a fucking tourist.

Guillermo del Toro

The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘YES!’ to your adventure.

Joseph Campbell
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You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system.

Erol Ozan

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott 

That’s the place to get to—nowhere. One wants to wander away from the world’s somewheres, into our own nowhere.

D.H. Lawrence

If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.


The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.

Aaron Lauritsen

Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.

Angelina Jolie

Every journey conceals another journey within its lines: the path not taken and the forgotten angle.

Jeanette Winterson

I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.

Herman Melville

Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.

Nicolas Bouvier

We’re not home-and-hearth people. We’re the adventurers, the buccaneers, the blockade runners. Without challenge, we’re only alive.

Alexander Eliot

He didn’t really like travel, of course. He liked the idea of travel, and the memory of travel, but not travel itself.

Julian Barnes

If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.

Drew Barrymore

If life is journeys then let my soul travel and share your pain.

Santosh Kalwar

Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.

Roy T. Bennett

There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.

Danny Kaye

I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.

J.A. Redmerski

Most of the time, beauty lies in the simplest of things.

Winna Efendi

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.

Michael Althsuler

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

George Eliot
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It is better to fill your head with useless knowledge than no knowledge at all.

Jim Hinckley

We love because it’s the only true adventure.

Nikki Giovanni

The best traveler is one without a camera.

Kamand Kojouri

People don’t take trips, trips take people.

John Steinbeck

Ships are my arrows, the sea my bow, the world my target.

Robert Their

Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.

 Jason Mraz
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Only the road and the dawn, the sun, the wind, and the rain,
And the watch fire under stars, and sleep, and the road again.

John Masefield

Make your life a mission – not an intermission.


Gradually the magic of the island [Corfu] settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen.

Gerald Durrell

May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.

Trenton Lee Stewart

Here I am Rock You Like a Hurricane.

Dave Eggers
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You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.

Karen Blixen

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