50 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You to Travel

Daydreaming about the next adventure to far-away tropical beaches or counting down the days to an upcoming road trip? We’ve handpicked 50 travel quotes that will take your wanderlust to the next level.

Let’s be honest: We all love cheesy, inspirational travel quotes. They remind us of the magical moments we have experienced on past trips and make the anticipation of our next holiday even sweeter. Sharing loads of helpful advice, thoughts and experience of avid world-travelers, they might be just be what your globetrotter heart needs to hear.

May these travel quotes inspire you to pick up your passport and book the next flight!


Travel Quotes

50.) “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
— Paul Theroux

49.) “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
Cesare Pavese

48.) “One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
André Gide

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47.) “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
Jack Kerouac

46.) “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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44.) “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”
— Walter, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

43.) “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

42.) “Life is about courage and going into the unknown.”
― Cheryl, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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41.) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

40.) I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s going to happen or who I’m going to meet, where I’m going to end up.”
— Jack Dawson, Titanic

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

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38.) “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

37.) “When in Rome, live as Romans do; When elsewhere live as they do elsewhere”
— Saint Ambrose

36.) “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Air, mountains, tree, people. I thought: this is what it is to be happy.”
— Sylvia Plath

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35.) “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to.”
— Richard Mullin

34.) “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”
— Anais Nin

33.) “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
— Miriam Beard

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32.) “You have to go through those mountains and valleys – because that’s what life is: soul growth”.
— Wayne Newton

31.) “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it?”
— Brian Jackman

30.) “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.”
— Gusteau, Ratatouille

Travel Quotes

29.) “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
— Susan Heller.

28.) “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
— Walt Disney

27.) “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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26.) “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
Miriam Beard

25.) “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

24.) “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
― Unknown

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23.) “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
― Aldous Huxle

22.) “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

21.) “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 leavesmarks 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

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20.) “There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop.”
― Ill Bryson, Neither Here Nor There

19.) As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are.”
― Unknown

18.) “I was never going to go if I waited for someone to come with me.”
― Unknown

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17.) “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

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

15.) “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
― Unknown

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14.) “Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.”
— Mercedes Lackey

13.) “If we were meantto stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet”
— Rachel Wolchin

12.) “People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
— John Steinbeck

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

10.) “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
— Mark Twain

9.) “He who would travel happily must travel light.”
— Antoine de St. Exupery

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8.) “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
— Ernest Hemingway

7.) “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.”
— Wallace Stevens

6.) “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.”
— Jawaharial Nehru

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5.) “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

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

3.) “Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
— Alan Keightley

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2.) “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
— C.S. Lewis

1.) “When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it.”
— Charles de Lint

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