123 Travel Quotes to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Emily Hogoboom
12/12/2018
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We all have a desire to travel. But sometimes we need a little motivation to get our wheels turning.

These 100+ travel quotes will inspire your future travels and help you describe that sense of wanderlust that’s so hard to articulate.

 

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

 

you dont have to be rich to travel well quote

 

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

 

people dont take trips trips take people quote

 

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

 

we travel not to escape life quote

 

4. "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller

 

one destination is never a place quote

 

5. “Your past experiences will flavour your future ones, that is human nature.” – Deborah Cater

 

your past experiences will favour your future ones quote

 

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

 

a journey of a thousand miles quote

 

7. “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.” – Rosalía de Castro

 

i see my path but i dont know where it leads quote

 

8. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

 

we wander for distraction quote

 

9. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

 

two roads diverged in a wood quote

 

10. “The bold adventurer succeeds the best.” – Ovid

 

a bold adventurer succeeds the best quote

 

11. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

 

if you are not willing to risk the unusual

 

12. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

always do what you are afraid to do

 

13. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

the purpose of life is to live it

 

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

 

to travel is to discover that everyone is wrong quote

 

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

 

one doesnt discover new lands

 

16. “Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

plunge boldly into the thick of life

 

17. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Buber

 

all journeys have secret destinations

 

18. "Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures." - Lovelle Drachman

 

blessed are the curious

 

19. "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag

 

i havent been everywhere quote

 

20. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch

 

life begins at the end of your comfort zone quote

 

21. "Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

 

not all those who wander are lost

 

22. "Oh, the places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss

 

oh the places youll go quote

 

23. "Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." - Dalai Lama

 

once a year quote

 

24. "Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else." - Lawrence Block

 

our happiest moments as tourists quote

 

25. "Take only memories, leave only footprints." - Chief Seattle

 

take only memories quote

 

26. "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page." - St. Augustine

 

the world is a book quote

 

28. "Travel far enough, you meet yourself." - David Mitchell

 

travel far enough you meet yourself quote

 

29. "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

 

travel is more than the seeing of sights quote

 

30. "We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if we only seek them with our eyes open." - Jawaharlal Nehru

 

we live in a world that is full of beauty quote

 

31. “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

 

the gladdest moment in human life quote

 

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

 

travel makes you modest quote

 

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

 

traveling it leaves you speechless quote

 

34. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

 

to travel is to live quote

 

35. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

 

the most beautiful in the world is quote

 

36. “The journey, not the arrival, matters.” – T.S. Eliot

 

the journey not the arrival matters quote

 

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

 

travel and change of place impart new vigor quote

 

38. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

 

no one realizes how beautiful it is to travel quote

 

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

 

life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all quote

 

40. “Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.” – Thomas Fuller

 

travel makes a wise man better quote

 

41. “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

 

to my mind the greatest reward and luxury to travel quote

 

42. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

do not follow where the path may lead

 

43. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

 

traveling is a brutality quote

 

44. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

 

we travel some of us forever quote

 

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

 

a good traveler has no fixed plans

 

46. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antione de St. Exupery

 

he who would travel happily must travel light quote

 

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

 

a journey is best measured in friends quote

 

48. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

 

like all great travelers i have seen more than i can remember quote

 

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

 

remember that happiness is a way of travel quote

 

50. “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 safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

 

twenty years from now you will be more disappointed quote

 

51. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green

 

Im in love with cities Ive never been to quote

 

52. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

 

wherever you go go with all your heart quote

 

53. “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” – Henry Rollins

 

a great way to learn about your country quote

 

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

 

it is not down in any map quote

 

55. “Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

 

own only what you can always carry with you quote

 

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

 

when preparing to travel quote

 

57. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paolo Coelho

 

travel is never a matter of money

 

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

 

there was nowhere to go but everywhere quote

 

59. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

 

live your life by a compass quote

 

60. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

 

tourists dont know where theyve been quote

 

61. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

 

adventure is a path quote

 

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

 

i am not the same quote

 

63. “At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader-minded and more understanding.” – Arthur Frommer

 

at its best travel should challenge your preconseptions quote

 

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

 

to awaken quite alone in a strange town quote

 

65. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it’s not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

 

a ship in a harbor is safe quote

 

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

 

i travel not to go anywhere quote

 

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

 

wherever you go becomes a part of you quote

 

68. “I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.” – Nyssa P. Chopra

 

travel not to cross countries off a list quote

 

69. “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

 

travel isnt aways pretty quote

 

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

 

jobs fill your pocket

 

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

 

live life with no excuses quote

 

72. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

 

adventure is worthwhile quote

 

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

 

i travel a lot quote

 

74. “The pleasure we drive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” – Alain de Botton

 

the pleasure we drive from journeys quote

 

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

 

we travel for romance quote

 

76. “A person susceptible to ‘wanderlust’ is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” – Pico Iyer

 

a person susceptible to wanderlost quote

 

77. “Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – Marty Rubin

 

travel doesnt become adventure quote

 

78. “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

 

i travel because it makes me realize quote

 

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

 

there are no foreign lands quote

 

80. “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

its not what you look at that matters quote

 

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

 

the real voyage of discover quote

 

82. “Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman

 

travelings not something your good at quote

 

83. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

 

it is better to travel well quote

 

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

 

a mind that is stretched quote

 

85. “Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.” – Aristophanes

 

why id like nothing better quote

 

86. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown

 

travel is the only thing that you buy quote

 

87. “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diana Arbus

 

my favorite thing is to go where ive never been quote

 

88. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot

 

only those who risk going too far quote

 

89. “The journey itself is my home.” – Matsuo Basho

 

the journey itself is my home quote

 

90. “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

it is good to have an end to journey quote

 

91. “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 reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson

 

i cant think of anything that excites quote

 

92. “Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.” – Unknown

 

travel is not reward for working quote

 

93. “Little by little, one travels far.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

 

little by little quote

 

94. “So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langewiesche

 

so much of who we are quote

 

95. “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

 

broad whoalsome quotes

 

96. “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

 

the use of travel quote

 

97. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg

 

traveling tends to magnify all human emotions quote

 

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

 

when overseas you learn more about quote

 

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

 

stop worrying about the potholes quote

 

100. “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

 

once in a while it really hits people quote

 

101. “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.” – Wendall Berry

 

nobody can discover the world quote

 

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

 

there is no moment of delight quote

 

103. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten

 

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104. “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.” – Samuel Johnson

 

all travel has its advantages quote

 

105. “A true traveler’s journey is never complete.” – Jda

 

a true travelers journey is never compete quote

 

106. “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is, at last, to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

 

the whole object of travel quote

 

107. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

 

some beautiful paths cant be discovered quote

 

108. “You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” – William Hazlitt

 

you know more about a road quote

 

109. “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” – Lawrence Durrell

 

travel can be one of the most rewarding forms

 

110. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G. K. Chesterton

 

the traveler sees what he sees quote

 

111. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends but is played out over and over again in the quietest of chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

 

once you have traveled the voyage never ends quote

 

112. “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.” – Walt Whitman

 

afoot and lighthearted quote

 

113. “I soon realized that no journey carries on far unless, as it extends to the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

 

i soon realized that no journey carries on quote

 

114. “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” – T.S. Eliot

 

we must not cease from exploration quote

 

115. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France

 

wander reastablishes the original harmony quote

 

116. “Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.” – Ross Morley

 

travel is like a giant blank canvas

 

117. “Travel is like knowledge, the more you see, the more you know you haven’t seen.” – Mark Hertsgaad

 

travel is like knowledge quote

 

118. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

 

a traveler without observation quote

 

119. “Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell.” – Paula Bendfelt

 

travel opens your heart quote

 

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

 

if we were meant to stay in one place quote

 

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

 

surely of all the wonders of the world quote

 

122. “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

 

i always wonder why birds choose to stay quote

 

123. “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

a man of ordinary talent quote


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