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50 Travel Quotes To Channel Your Inner Wanderlust

Published on December 7, 2019 7:00 AM EST
50 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Go Out And See The World

There are so many good things about traveling, and these travel quotes will remind you of the magical feeling you get when you experience the world.

Less than a century ago, only the rich were able to go and see the world with their own eyes. These days, traveling is accessible to more people than ever before.

50 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Go Out And See The World

With a few clicks of a button and a passport in your hand, you can be off to an adventure and be on the other side of the world – tasting new foods, experiencing other cultures, and learning from people who have different perspectives than you.

But, traveling can be scary – how are you supposed to walk away from everything you know to a world that’s so unfamiliar?

Today, let’s read a few travel quotes that will inspire you to go out there and see the world.

For more inspiration, be sure to also check out our collection of vacation quotes, these explore quotes, as well as these adventure quotes about traveling the world.

Travel Quotes on Meeting People

1. “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” — Andrew Zimmern

2. “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.” — Anthony Bourdain (See more Anthony Bourdain quotes)

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

4. “I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.” — Hedy Lamarr

Travel Quotes Related to Work

5. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” — Jamie Lyn Beatty

6. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” — Jack Kerouac

7. “Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.” — Anthony Bourdain

8. “There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die.” — Anonymous

9. “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

 10. “It’s important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you’ve got more to feedback into your work. For me, it’s a natural thing.” — Cate Blanchett

Travel Quotes on Going With the Flow

11. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” —  Babs Hoffman

 12. “Traveling is more fun — hell, life is more fun — if you can treat it as a series of impulses.” — Bill Bryson

 13. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” — Lewis Carroll

 14. “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” —  Walt Whitman (See more Walt Whitman quotes)

 15. “I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” — Grace Jones

16. “I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.” — Caleb Johnson

17. “There is no right way to go on an edible journey. You can never tell what is going to be great, so you have to try everything.” — Adam Richman

Travel Quotes on Finding Yourself

18. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves.” — Pico Iyer

19. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”— Henry David Thoreau

20. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine

21. “Travel is so important in its capacity to expand the mind. It’s exciting to start as young as possible – you get to see how other cultures live, challenge your senses, and try different cuisines.” — Natalie Dormer

22. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” — Anais Nin

23. “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

24. “Travel empties out everything you’ve put into the box called your life, all the things you accumulate to tell you who you are.” – Claire Fontaine

Travel quotes on why you should explore the world

25. “Travel is a joy, full of surprises. Perhaps some of the most enjoyable times are those where one comes close to disaster: the risks add spice, and make for great stories when you are safely back home again.” — Jane Wilson-Howarth

26. “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta

27. “Traveling is the great true love of my life… I am loyal and constant in my love of travel. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless newborn baby – I just don’t care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it’s mine. Because it looks exactly like me.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

28. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss (See more Dr. Seuss quotes)

29. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu

30. “Would you still want to travel to that country If you could not take a camera with you. – a question of appropriation.” —  Nayyirah Waheed, Salt

31. “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

32. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” ― Asian Proverb

33. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” — Susan Heller

34. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” — Unknown

35. “The Chinese say that there is no scenery in your home town. They’re right. Being in another place heightens the senses, allows you to see more, enjoy more, take delight in small things; it makes life richer. You feel more alive, less cocooned.”— Jane Wilson-Howarth

Travel Quotes on How Travel Changes You

36. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

37. “Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation.” — Elizabeth Drew

38. “He who has not traveled widely thinks that his mother is the best cook.”— African Proverb

39. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

40. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

41. “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” — Henry Miller

Travel Quotes on the Journey

42. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” — Buddha (See more Buddha quotes)

43. “I travel in so many different ways; I travel high, I rough it…it all depends on who I travel with.” — Diane von Furstenberg

44. “What you do on travel holiday is what your memories are based on. People want to do cool stuff, and this is what will shape your entire experience.” — Ruzwana Bashir

45. “The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”— Samuel Johnson

46. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

47. “Travelling the road, last known is where I want to be.” — Paper Lions

48. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” — Mohammed

 49. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac

 50. “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” —  Dalai Lama

What to Learn From These Travel Quotes

It’s said that traveling can change a person. Your outlook on life can be influenced by seeing other places and learning about other cultures, despite how scary traveling may seem. You can’t be certain of who you’ll meet or where you’ll end up, but what you can be certain of is that who you are at the beginning of your journey will not be the same by the end of it – in a good way.

Traveling is one of the most wonderful experiences any person can have in a lifetime. These travel quotes can give you the push to achieve your own travel goals. So, make a pact with yourself (or with a travel buddy) and experience the world on your own terms. Traveling will broaden your horizons and impact who you are and how you see yourself as a citizen of this planet. And, how others see you. Go!

Which of these travel quotes inspired you to get out there? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to here all about it.

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    Dana

    December 15, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Very inspiring quotes indeed! I love them…

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