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50 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Published on February 9, 2020 7:30 AM EST
Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

One of the most wonderful experiences any person can have in a lifetime, these travel quotes will inspire you to go out there and experience the world on your own terms.

It has been said that travel expands the mind and can take us into a journey and where we end up or how it changes us depends on the individual. And after this journey, we may have entered a new phase in our lives or just think differently and gain a new perspective.

Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Below is our collection of travel quotes and sayings that will inspire you to go out there and see the world. Enjoy!

Travel quotes to inspire you to explore the world

1. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” — Buddha

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

3. “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

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

5. “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

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

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7. “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” —  Walt Whitman

8. “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

9. “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

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

Travel quotes to elevate your perspective

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

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

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

14. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

15. “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

16. “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

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17. “Would you still want to travel to that country if you could not take a camera with you? A question of appropriation.” —  Nayyirah Waheed

18. “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

19. “I am become a name; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments, Myself not least, but honor’d of them all.” — Ulysses Alfred Lord Tennyson

20. “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

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Travel quotes to channel your inner wanderlust

21. “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

22. “They change their sky, not their mind, who cross the sea. A busy idleness possesses us: we seek a happy life, with ships and carriages: the object of our search is present with us.” — Horace

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

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

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

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

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27. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” — Dr. Seuss

28. “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

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

30. “Travel Is Not Reward For Working, It’s Education For Living.” — Anthony Bourdain

Travel quotes that will make you want to see the world

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

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

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

34. “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

35. “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 

36. “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

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

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

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

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

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More travel quotes to inspire you

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

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

43. “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

44. “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

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

46. “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

47. “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

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

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

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

What did you learn from these travel quotes?

Look, you only have one life, so live it. Of course, we understand you have to make a living but find a way to blend work and play into one awesome life.

Figure out how to follow your passion and if travel is what you want, then do it! Start making steps towards your travel goals and have a deadline. 

While you travel, journal your thoughts down, and appreciate the moment while you’re traveling. This is a good way to reflect and see what you wrote down after your travels, but hopefully, it won’t be the last time you do.

Did you enjoy these inspirational travel quotes? Which of the quotes is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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