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70 Short Travel Quotes to Inspire You

If you’re planning your next trip, getting over the post-travel blues, or simply scrolling through your phone looking for travel ideas or quotes to inspire you, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of 70 short travel quotes that can inspire your next journey, push you to live your best life, and even find yourself along the way.  

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

Susan Sontag 

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  

J.R.R. Tolkien

“To travel is to live.”  

Hans Christian Andersen

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”  

Paulo Coelho

“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.”  

Wallace Stevens

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

Helen Keller

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”  

John Steinbeck

“Jobs fill your pocket, Adventures fill your soul.”  

Jaime Lyn Beatty

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

Anaïs Nin

“If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.” 

Paulo Coelho

“Collect moments, not things.”  

Aarti Khurana

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”  

Herman Melville

“The journey not the arrival matters.”  

T.S. Eliot

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”  

Chief Seattle

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.”  

Oscar Wilde

“Freedom. Only those deprived of it know what it really is.”  

Timothy Cavendish

“Adventure is worthwhile.” 

Amelia Earhart

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”  

Chinese Proverb

“Life is short. The world is wide.”  

Mama Mia

“Oh the places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss 

“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.”

Sir Richard Burton 

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


“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.”  

Peter Hoeg

“If it scares you, it may be a good thing to try.”  

Seth Godin

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

Martin Buber

“Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.”

Frank Tyger

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


“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”  

Marty Rubin

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

Ibn Battuta

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”  

Eugene Fodor

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

Mary Anne Radmacher 

“Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote.” 

Michael Palin

“Little by little, one travels far.”  

J.R.R. Tolkien

“So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.”  

Jack Kerouac

“Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.”

Gayle Foreman 

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

Babs Hoffman

“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” 

Matthew Karsten

“The biggest risk in life, is not taking one.”  


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

Thomas Fuller

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive.”  

Albert Einstein

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”  

Moslih Eddin Saadi

“Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”  

Leigh Hunt

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”

David McCullough 

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

David Mitchell 

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.”  

Clint Borgen

“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” 

The Dhammapada 

“Live your life by a compass not a clock.”  

Stephen Covey

“Experience, travel these are an education in themselves.”  


“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”  

Margaret Lee Runbeck

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

Jamie Lyn Beatty 

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


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

Gustave Flaubert 

“All travel has its advantages.”  

Samuel Johnson

“Jet lag is for amateurs.”  

Dick Clarck

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”  

Frank Borman

“Climb that goddamn mountain.”  

Jack Kerouac

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” 

Paul Theroux

“The journey is my home.”  

Muriel Rukeyser

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”  

Aldous Huxley

“Embrace the detours.”  

Kevin Charbonneau

“The ideal is to feel at home anywhere, everywhere.”  

Geoff Dyer

“There’s a whole world at your feet.”  

Mary Poppins

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

Andre Gide

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”  

Elizabeth Gilbert

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” 

Tom Stoppard

“We travel to be lost.”  

Ray Bradbury

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”  

Danny Kaye

“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.”  

Sandra Lake

“Travel teaches toleration.”

Benjamin Disraeli 

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

Rachel Wolchin

Wrapping Up  

We hope you found these short quotes inspiring and that they make you want to go out and explore more of the world every day. If you enjoyed them, don’t forget to share them with other travelers looking for some inspiration as well.  

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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.