50 Travel Quotes that Inspire us

We love to travel! We want to inspire others to do the same! Sometimes even the most seasoned road warrior might need a little bit of a kick to start planning that next adventure! We love taking pictures and decided to share some of our best photographs paired with what we feel are the most inspirational quotes.

We love travel quotes that inspire us to travel, so we have paired some great words of wisdom with some of our favourite images, in hopes that we can inspire your next vacation far, far away.

This is our third installment of inspirational travel quotes, so if you like these, you should also check out our first two travel quote features – 25 Travel Quotes that Inspire Us and  25 more Travel Quotes that Inspire Us – if you are still in need of more fuel for your wanderlust.

Our advice? JUST GO!

50 Travel Quotes that Inspire Us:

[1.] “If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” – Anthony Bourdain

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

Happiness is not a destination - Roy M. Goodman

[3.] “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paolo Coelho

[4.] “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

[5.] “You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back.” –  Paul Theroux

“You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back.” - PAUL THEROUX

[6.] “For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.” – Aldous Huxley

[7.] “Travelling 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

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

“I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.”

[9.] “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to 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, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

[10.] “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

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

[12.] “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

[13.] “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” -Lawrence Block

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

[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

[16.] “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

[17.] “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

[18.] “Conventional wisdom tells us… we take our baggage with us. I’m not so sure. Travel, at its best, transforms us in ways that aren’t always apparent until we’re back home. Sometimes we do leave our baggage behind, or, even better, it’s misrouted to Cleveland and is never heard from again.”   – Eric Weiner

[19.] “I cannot make my days longer, so I strive to make them better.”― Paul Theroux

[20.] “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world” – Mark Jenkins

[21.] “I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad” – George Bernard Shaw

[22.] “I wanted kicks—the kind of melodramatic thrills and chills I’d yearned for since childhood, the kind of adventure I’d found as a little boy in the pages of my Tintin comic books.” – Anthony Bourdain

[23.] “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

[24.] “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

[25.] “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Edmund Hillary

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

[27.] “People don’t take trips… trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

[28.] “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and 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 eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

[29.] “We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment” – Hilaire Belloc

[30.] “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

[31.] “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.” -John A. Shedd

[32.] “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves”. – Henry David Thoreau

[33.] “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

[34.] “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

[35.] “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

[36.] “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. 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 even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson

[37.] “Travel is only glamorous in retrospect” – Paul Theroux

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

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

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

[41.] “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 is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land._

[42.] “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Henry David Thoreau

[43.] “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

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

[45.] “Once you have travelled, 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

[46.] “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.” – Seneca

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

[48.] “And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” – Pico Iyer

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

[50.] “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”- Anatole France

Copy of “You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back.” - PAUL THEROUX

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