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Best Travel Quotes: The 100 Most Inspirational Travel Quotes Of All Time

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Travel quotes are inspiring. Travel quotes usually come from people who traveled the world and can share their knowledge. Travel quotes help us to keep that wanderlust flame alive.

Yes, we know that travel quotes can sound cheesy, but honestly, who doesn’t love inspiring travel quotes? They really spark a flame into many travelers’ hearts (ours included) to continue this adventure of traveling the world.

And while some of these inspirational quotes about travel are pretty dreamy, others are completely down-to-earth.

But we also had a hard time choosing only 100 among the best travel quotes because all of them somehow fueled our wanderlust.

That’s why there are travel quotes about traveling the world, travel quotes about exploring unknown places and living amazing journeys, and – our favorite – famous travel quotes that are inspiring.

In fact, they’re ridiculously inspiring and will help you to seek the beauty this world has to offer.

Best Travel Quotes

As said, we had a hard time choosing the most inspiring travel quotes because there are lots of excellent wanderlust quotes.

And after gathering them all, we decided to create multiples articles with quotes about travel. (Yay!)

So stay tuned because we’re preparing lots of inspirational travel quotes posts that you’ll love. And yes, we’ve been pretty cheesy in the last couple of months, but c’ mon. It isn’t all that bad, right?

Anyway, below you’ll find a bunch of short, long, down-to-earth, famous, and inspirational travel quotes. Don’t forget to tell us in the comments which travel quote is your favorite!!

Oh, and feel free to share these images on your social media. Enjoy!

Looking for the best travel quotes? Read on!

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Inspirational Travel Quotes

100. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher (How can anyone be the same having seen the moon shine in Paris? Oh, this is one of the most inspirational travel quotes.)

99. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell (It sounds like a cliche, but you really learn things about yourself when you travel that you wouldn’t know about if you would always stay in your comfort zone.)

98. “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb (That’s what we always say. Go see it yourself, even if it’s for once.)

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Famous Travel Quotes

97. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta (The most perfect travel quote for travel bloggers like us!)

96. “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

(Mark Twain hit the nail on the head with this quote about traveling the world.)

95. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener (Hit the road, but don’t be afraid of what the world has to show you. You won’t find a comfortable bed and neatly prepared food everywhere, and that’s fine!)

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Quotes About Traveling The World

94. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli (This is one of those travel saying that get you thinking about everything you experienced on the road that words won’t ever live up to.)

93. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – Melody Truong (One of our favorites quotes about wanderlust.)

92. “The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into
unknown lands.”
– Sir Richard Burton (Don’t you agree? There’s something so exciting about packing and leaving. Can’t explain.)

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Adventure Quotes For Travel Inspiration

91. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop (Always. From a soft adventure in your hometown to climbing the Sulphur Mountain in Banff, adventure is always worthwhile.)

90. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho (We love Paulo Coelho quotes about wanderlust. He is so inspiring!)

89. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide (Couldn’t agree more. If you’re tired of those touristy sites, don’t be afraid to take another path. We have found fabulous venues by doing this.)

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Quotes With Travel Inspiration

88. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous (This isn’t just one of those wanderlust quotes. This is a wake-up call. The world is vast and there’s so much beauty in it. Go see that beauty by yourself!)

87. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller (She says so much in so little words.)

86. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac (If this isn’t one of the best inspirational quotes about adventures, we don’t what it is then.)

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Short Travel Quotes

85. “Don’t listen to what they say, go see.” – Anonymous (And feel.)

84. “Work, travel, save, repeat.” – Anonymous (Because life is a cycle. But it’s up to you what happens after “work”.)

83. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss (Short and to the point. One of the most awesome travel quotes.)

82. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn (And it really is.)

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Best Quotes For Travel

81. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous (We hate when people ask us why we’re trying to escape life by traveling so much. Little do they know that we don’t want life to escape us.)

80. “So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langewiesche (Because wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.)

79. “The earth has music for those who listen.” — Shakespeare (Travel quotes inspiring us to travel since the 17th-century and beyond.)

78. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien (Bruna is a LOTR sucker. Seriously, she loves it so much she asked me if we could name our son Frodo. Anyway, this is a great quote about travel but isn’t her favorite Tolkien saying. More on that below.)

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Travel The World Quotes

77. “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.” – Montel (We already find too many excuses because we’re often afraid to try. So travel with no regrets.)

76. “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.” – Robert Louis Stevenson (Sometimes we feel exactly like this. We need to be in movement. Do you also feel that way?)

75. “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert (That’s for sure. You realize the world doesn’t revolve around you, and that there are always people with bigger problems than you.)

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Best Travel Quotes Of All Time

74. “When overseas you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen (And that goes from misconceptions to history and prejudice. Really.)

73. “Little by little, one travels far.” – Anonymous (Yep, no need to rush to see 195 countries in 12 months. Not realistic and not cool with the planet. Or yourself.)

72. “Travel is not a reward for working, it’s education for living.” – Anonymous (This travel quote is so precise. When you travel, you learn about way more than history. You also learn about respecting other cultures and traditions. It’s so fulfilling.)

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Exploring Quotes

71. “The world is big, and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir (Life is short, and the world is vast. What are you waiting for?)

70. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley (This travel quote is right in 99.99% of the time.)

69. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” — Seth Godin (Needless to say more, right?)

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Quotes On Travel + Awesome Travel Quotes

68. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” —Rachel Wolchin (We’re born to move.)

67. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett (Ha! Can’t say it doesn’t speak to us.)

66. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.”
Robert Frost (Remember: don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.)

65. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag (Tell me about it.)

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Wanderlust Quotes

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept of to.” – (Bruna’s favorite travel quote ever)

J.R.R. Tolkien

63. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes (We noticed this was happening to us after our trips. Every trip changed our perspective about things, even if just a little. You can never be or think the same as before.)

62. “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

(When we were younger, we thought we could see everything out there. We grew older to realize we simply won’t visit many beautiful places because that’s just life. But there are a few that we certainly won’t miss.)

61. “Wanderlust: a strong desire to wander and explore the world.” – (The definition of the word is in itself a great wanderlust quote, right?!)

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Best Friend Travel Quotes

60. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill (Couldn’t agree more. For us, this is one of the best travel with friends quotes.)

59. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac (And more importantly, when you have your best friend right next to you.)

58. “Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.” – Anonymous (Because those are the best things one can have.)

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Quotes Travel And Plans

57. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin (What do you seek?)

56. “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.” – Maya Angelou (A great reply to Mark Twain’s travel quote above.)

55. “Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan.” – Anonymous (Don’t call it a dream to visit a place. Call it a plan, and make it happen.)

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Solo Travel Quotes

54. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark (For us, this is one the best solo travel quotes.)

53. “Not all girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains, and no fear.” – Anonymous (Because solo female travelers are finally hitting the road more often. Go girls!)

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Travel Quotes For Couples

52. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton (We can definitely vouch for that!)

51. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ― Marcel Proust (We also use this travel quote as a motto for our relationship.)

50. “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 (Oh, yes. This is without doubts one of the most realistic travel couple quotes.)

49. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg (It really does. Love. Generosity. Friendship. Empathy. ♥)

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Adventure Travel Inspiration

48. “Wherever you are, whatever you do, be in love.” – J Rumi (Because life is too pretty not to be in love. Whatever you’re in love with.)

47. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali (Don’t live by counting down the days. You’re losing precious time.)

46. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block (And these things are usually the ones we will remember the most.)

45. “Veni, Vini, Amavi. We came, we saw, we loved.” – Anonymous (Love and travel quotes walk hand in hand.)

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Inspirational Quotes About Adventures

44. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury (And we travel to keep memories, not dreams.)

43. “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.” – Anonymous (Oh, such a good and unpretentious feeling.)

42. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” – Anonymous (Remember: your right direction is different than other’s. Don’t compare yourself to other people.)

41. “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.” – Anonymous (This travel quote might seem too dreamy, but that’s exactly what Bruna did when we met.)

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Traveling Caption For Instagram

40. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” – Unknown (We keep all our passport as souvenirs.)

39. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck (As you travel you realize you have really no control of things. Things just happen as they will.)

38. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho (Be the change you want to see in the world.)

37. “A camera teaches you how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange (We couldn’t choose a better World Traveling Caption for Instagram than this one.)

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Quotes About Travel

36. “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

(Explore. Dream. Discover. This could be an inspirational travel quote by itself.)

35. “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.” – Ray Bradbury (Live for the present because life is happening now.)

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Anthony Bourdain Quotes On Travel

34. “If you are twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn to be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors, if you have to. Find out how other people live and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”

(Because we can learn so much from people in the most faraway places.)

33. “Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico, and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonald’s? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.”

(Remember: if it scares you, it should be a good thing to try.)

32. “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”

(Perhaps, this is the best travel quote for the Netflix moment we live in.)

31. “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.”

(Travel should change you. Just remember to leave something good behind. Anthony Bourdain was a beautiful soul with a talent to translate what traveling means for so many. His inspirational travel quotes are the best ones.)

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Fun Quotes About Travel

30. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket and that’s kind of the same thing.” – Anonymous (That’s exactly what we said last time we booked a trip.)

29. “There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die.” – Anonymous (We refuse to believe that.)

28. “Oh, darling, let’s be adventurers.” – Anonymous (Of all kinds.)

27. “I need a six months vacation. Twice a year.” – Anonymous (Who doesn’t?)

Pssst: If you enjoyed these fun quotes, you’ll love these travel puns and hilarious travel memes.

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Maybe this isn’t the best travel quote, but we bet you can relate to it

Travel Quotes For Inspiration

26. “What you have to decide…is how you want your life to be. If your ending was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. So don’t be afraid, be alive.” – Sarah Dessen

(Oh, this is such a great inspirational travel quote!)

25. “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” – Louis Armstrong (Many, many times!)

24. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” – Mohammed (But please, don’t start competing on who visited the most countries. That’s not the point here.)

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Quotes On Exploring The World

23. “Life is a journey. Make the best of it.” – Anonymous (Every day.)

22. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty (And we hope you’re lucky to find a job, like us, that fills your soul too.)

21. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen (One of the best short travel quotes.)

20. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” – Anonymous (Agreed!)

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Travel Memories Quotes

19. “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 (Bruna is often homesick for places she hasn’t been to yet.)

18. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle (Be a responsible tourist and make the world a better place. ♥)

17. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai (Some places more than others, but they all become part of you somehow.)

16. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Douglas Ivester (Then you know something isn’t right.)

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Quotes About Traveling The World

15. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do —
especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”
-William Least Heat-Moon

(On the road, you’re anonymous.)

14. “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 (Ha! Can’t say he’s lying.)

13. “I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.” – Nyssa P. Chopra (This travel quote represents us 100%)

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Inspiring Travel Quotes

12. “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

(Traveling changes your perspective about so many aspects of your life and the world.)

11. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc (Travel fulfills the soul.)

10. “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 (Urgh! You can’t do that! We don’t even know if there’s a tomorrow. Live today.)

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Quotes About Adventure

9. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd (We said it before and well say it again: We’re born to move.)

8. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” – Paulo Coelho (Have you read The Alchemist? Paulo Coelho sprinkles good travel quotes through the pages of this incredible book.)

7. “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 (Such as inspiring travel quote! You don’t have roots. Let’s get moving.)

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Traveling Quotes About Exploring

6. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something
sensational to read on the train.”
– Oscar Wilde (We never travel without our travel diary either.)

5. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine (One of the most famous old world traveling quotes.)

4. “Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux (So true! In essence, traveling is much more than enjoying a new place. It requires lots of planning, carrying, and worrying. It’s not only a bed of roses.)

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Quotes Of Motivation And Quotes About Life

3. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman (Traveling to Ireland can make you happy, but if you’re not happy with yourself, it will only be temporary.)

2. “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrate it for everything that ite is.” – Mandy Hale (Be grateful for your life and don’t compare yourself to others. You’re amazing the way you are.)

1. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee (We left one of the best travel quotes to the end. Why? So we can inspire you to always seek what you love. Always.)

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You might also want to get some inspiration from these ancient travel quotes.

Wrapping up on inspirational travel quotes

We hope you enjoyed reading these inspiring quotes about travel as much as we enjoyed gathering them. Be sure to spread some love and share these quotes on exploring the world with your friends too.

Oh, and we already told Bruna’s favorite quote is #64. Frank’s is #47, so now we want to know what’s your favorite travel quote. Please, comment below with your answer. We’d love to hear from you!

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Saturday 25th of May 2019

My favorite one is “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

Bruna Venturinelli

Monday 27th of May 2019

Hey Steve, thanks for your comment! I can totally see why this is your favorite. So inspiring!

Kristine Gadsby

Saturday 11th of May 2019

This is a great post thanks for finding all these cool travel quotes!!!

Bruna Venturinelli

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Thanks, Kristine! Glad you liked it!