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70 Inspiring Quotes About Travel

Travelling is an amazing experience and you can learn so much from different cultures and places. Here are 70 inspiring quotes about travel to get you motivated and excited to start your journey to a new place.  

Inspiring Quotes about Travel 

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  

Andre Gide

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

Jennifer Lee 

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

Saint Augustine

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”  

Dalai Lama

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  

J.R.R. Tolkien

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”   

Tim Cahill

“You need not even listen, just wait, the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself.” 

Franz Kafka

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question”  

Huran Yahya

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all”  

Helen Keller

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

Gustav Flaubert 

“Take only memories, leave only footprints”  

Chief Seattle

“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”

Douglas Ivester 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  

Lao Tzu

“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

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.”  

Hilaire Belloc

”Travel far enough to meet yourself.” 

David Mitchell

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

Mary Anne Radmacher 

“Traveling it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”  

Ibn Battuta

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”  

Mark Twain

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”  


“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”  

Anita Desai

“There is an unspoken bond you create with the friends you travel with.” 

Kristen Sarah

“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

“Jobs fill your pockets, adventures fill your soul.”  

Jaime Lyn Beatty

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.”  


“To travel is to live”  

Hans Christian Andersen

”The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  

Marcel Proust

“Do not dare not to dare.”

C. S. Lewis 

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

Lao Tzu

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world & the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Gustave Flaubert 

“An Investment in Travel is An Investment into Yourself.”

Matthew Karsten 

“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.”  

Freya Stark

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller 

“Never go on trips with anyone you don’t love.”  

Ernest Hemingway

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”


“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”  

Ursula K. Le Guin

“The more I traveled, the more I realized fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.”

Shirley MacLaine 

“Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.”  

Sheda Savage

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

James Michener

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  

Neale Donald Walsh

“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

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.”

Benjamin Disraeli 

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


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

Robert Louis Stevenson

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” 

Izaak Walton

“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” 

Robert Orben

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

Martin Buber

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” 

Ray Goodman

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”  

Robert Louis Stevenson

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.”  

Paulo Coelho

“Jet lag is for amateurs.”

Dick Clark 

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

Marcel Proust 

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people 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

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”  

Oprah Winfrey

”Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.” 

Thomas Fuller

“It’s not about the destination, It’s about the journey.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.”  

Lovelle Drachman

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”  

Babs Hoffman

“Oh, the places you’ll go.”  

Dr. Seuss

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”  

Rumi Jalal ad-Din

“I get a friend to travel with me. I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.”

Leonardo DiCaprio

“Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you.” 

Erick Widman

“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

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”  

Jack Kerouac

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

Melody Truong

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.”

Jamie Lyn Beatty 

“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. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 

Mark Twain

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

Anaïs Nin

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”  

Trenton Lee Stewart

Wrapping Up  

We hope you enjoyed these memorable quotes about travel and that they provided you with a dose of motivation to start your next journey.  

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For more motivation, check out our collection of quotes about change and self-love.

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Dani Rhys
Dani Rhys

Dani Rhys has worked as a writer and editor for over 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and Education, and has also studied Political Science, Ancient History and Literature. She has a wide range of interests ranging from ancient cultures and mythology to Harry Potter and gardening. She works as the chief editor of Symbol Sage but also takes the time to write on topics that interest her.