100 Travel Quotes that inspire us

We love to be inspired, so when we’re looking for something to help us get excited for our next vacation, there are many great quotes we look to for inspiration. Sometimes even the most experienced travelers need to be reminded as to why they love to travel the world, and it never hurts to look to great writers or famous people who said it better than we could have. This is why we have decided to collect our favourite 100 travel quotes in the same place.

We also love to inspire others to fall in love with travel the same way that we have. Photography and travel are both a big part of our lives, so what we have done is collected some of our favourite words of wisdom related to travel and paired them with some of our own photography to create some great art to share with the world. Sometimes even we need a little bit of a push when it comes to planning our next adventure.

Inspiration comes in many forms, and sometimes you need a little spark to push you to that next goal or destination. This is the fourth installment of our series of travel quotes – 25 Travel Quotes that Inspire Us , 25 more Travel Quotes that Inspire Us and 50 Travel Quotes that Inspire us – so to make it more accessible, we have collected them all in one place in order to make it easier for you to be inspired. These are the 100 travel quotes that inspire us.

What inspires you to travel? Is there a quote that really grabs your attention? If we missed your favourite, please feel free to leave a comment below.

100 Travel Quotes that Inspire Us:

[1.] “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

[2.] “Oh the places you will go” – Dr. Suess

_Oh the places you will go_ - Dr Suess

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

[4.] “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

[5.] “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the law. Climb that goddamn mountain” – Jack Kerouac

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

[8.] “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot

[9.] “Ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

[10.] “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

[11.] “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be” – Douglas Adams

_I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be_ - Douglas Adams

[12.] “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”- Anthony Bourdain

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

[14.] “The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Agustine of Hippo

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -Agustine of Hippo

[15.] “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

[16.] “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

[17.] “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

[18.] “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

[19.] “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, but to go. I travel for travel's sake.”1

[20.] “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

[21.] “All that is gold does not glitter, All those who wander are not lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

_all those who wander..._

[22.] “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 you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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

[24.] “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

[25.] “One day you will wake up and realize there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Cohelo

“One day you will wake up and realize there won_t be anymore time to do the things you_ve always wanted. Do it now.”1

[26.] “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

[27.] “It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey in the end that matters” – Ernest Hemingway

Copy of _I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be_ - Douglas Adams

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

[29.] “I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted, or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored.” – Bill Bryson

[30.] “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

_Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on yo

[31.] “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter” – Izaak Walton

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

[33.] “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”

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

[35.] “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

[36.] “Take only memories, leave only footprints.”– Chief Seattle

[37.] “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

_I haven't been everywhere, but its on my list - Susan Sontag (1)

[38.] “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” -Paul Theroux

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

[40.] “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

[41.] “There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop.” – Bill Bryson

“There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop.” - Bill Bryson

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

[43.] “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” -Benjamin Disraeli

[44.]  “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” -Stephen Covey

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

[45.] “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

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

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

[48.] “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

[49.] “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

[50.] “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” -Martin Buber

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

[51.] “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

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

Happiness is not a destination - Roy M. Goodman

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

[54.] “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

[55.] “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

[56.] “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

[57.] “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

[58.] “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.”

[59.] “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

[60.] “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

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

[62.] “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

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

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

[65.] “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

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

[67.] “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

[68.] “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

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

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

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

[72.] “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

[73.] “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

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

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

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

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

[78.] “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

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

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

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

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

[83.] “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

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

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

[86.] “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

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

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

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

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

[91.] “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._

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

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

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

[95.] “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

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

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

[98.] “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

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

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


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  1. A compilation of best travel quotes. My favorite one is from – Sir Richard Burton “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” Looking forward to hearing from you more

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