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Best travel quotes to inspire your next trip

A list of the most inspiring travel quotes which we curated for the past few years to induce us that sweet feeling of wanderlust

Inspiring Travel Quotes

Throughout the years we collected the most inspiring travel quotes. We read journals and books in search of new exciting travel quotes which we put together in our scrapbook. We wanted to use our travel quotes to inspire our wanderlust and prepare us for what travelling is really about. We didn't want to just travel for the sake of spending time abroad, we wanted to discover life lessons on the road. Here we are, half a decade later with an amazing collection of travel quotes we now want to share with you. These have been carefully curated throughout the years, from all sort of mediums which inspired us to live life through the means of travels.

We now want to offer them to you, so you can start your own endless adventure, and find your own inspiration.

1. "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius

2. "I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it." - Rosalia de Castro

3. "Ah! Young people, travel if you can, and if you cannot - travel all the same!" - Jules Verne

4. "I have wandered all my life, and I have also travelled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment." - Hilaire Belloc

5. "We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls." - Anais Nin

6. "Travelling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." - Ibn Battuta

7. "A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. - Lao Tzu

8. "I see travelling as a great learning process, and my biggest dream is to travel the world." - Pooja Hegde

9. "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth

10. "We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend." - Robert Louis Stevenson

11. "When travelling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee." - Helen Hayes

12. "The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see." - Gilbert K. Chesterton

13. "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home." - James Michener

15. "We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey." - John Hope Franklin

16. "I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars." - Jacqueline Cochran

17. "A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from." - Lin Yutang

18. "Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. " - Paul Theroux

19. "To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." - Aldous Huxley

20. "Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

21. "Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

22. "Travel is a lot like love." - Alain de Botton

23. "We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city or a new love affair." -Mignon McLaughlin

24. "The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air." - Wilbur Wright

25. "Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond." - Hypatia

26. "Paris is always a good idea." - Audrey Hepburn

27. "You get educated by travelling." - Solange Knowles

28. "Travel teaches toleration." - Benjamin Disraeli

29. "You know more of a road by having travelled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world." - William Hazlitt

30. "You develop sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot." - Shakuntala Devi

31. "What is it we want out of travel? Is it to take snapshots of ourselves in front of famous monuments, surrounded by other tourists? To eat unfamiliar food chosen from unintelligible menus? To earn frequent-flier miles? No. It's to glimpse what life is like somewhere else." - Chris Pavone

32. "The best education I have ever received was through travel." - Lisa Ling

33. "Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love." - Brian Chesky

34. "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." - Tim Cahill

35. "I am learning that in life it is OK to travel in darkness, not knowing what your next move is." - Cobie Smulders

36. "Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones." - Sophie Swetchine

37. "I travel, I read, I write, I have other lives. But when I have a camera, I know that's my country, my island." - Leos Carax

38. "The landscape painter must walk in the fields with a humble mind. No arrogant man was ever permitted to see Nature in all her beauty." - John Constable

39. "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." - Matsuo Basho

40. "The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot." - Werner Herzog

41. "Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." - Gustav Flaubert

42. "I always encourage people to get out there, travel the world, see new things, experience new people, experience new food, experience new culture. What happens is that helps you to grow and be your best self." - Karamo Brown

43. "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine." - Anthony J. D'Angelo

44. "Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially." - Tom Freston

45. "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." - George A. Moore

46. "Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." - Mary Ritter Beard

47. "The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere." - Xun Kuang

48. "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine

49. " If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. " - John D. Rockefeller

50. "Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight." - Daniel Boone

51. "Travelling expands the mind rarely." - Hans Christian Andersen

52. "It is better to travel well than to arrive." - Buddha

53. "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot

54. "I love to travel, but hate to arrive." - Albert Einstein

55. "He travels the fastest who travels alone." - Rudyard Kipling

56. "No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." - Lin Yutang

57. "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware." - Martin Buber

58. "Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

59. "If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears." - Cesare Pavese

60. "The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir

61. "My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness." - Michelangelo

62. "As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life." - Buddha

63. "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." - Khalil Gibran

64. "The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." - Rudyard Kipling

65. "Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley." - Theodore Roethke

66. "Most travel disasters turn into something else: a story of survival, a story of bravery, of heroism, sometimes villainy. You just don't know when it starts where it's going to go because they are unexpected events." - Mitchell Zuckoff

67. "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." - Edward Abbey

68. "Every perfect traveller always creates the country where he travels." - Nikos Kazantzakis

69. "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

70. "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." - William Shakespeare

71. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

72. "Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand." -Henry David Thoreau

73. "Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo." - Al Gore

74. "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

75. "To travel is to take a journey into yourself." - Danny Kaye

76. "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright

77. "Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination." - Voltaire

78. "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir

79. "Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection." - Lawrence Durrell

80. "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." - Robert Louis Stevenson

81. "A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us." - John Steinbeck

82. "Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before." - Dalai Lama

83. "Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience." - Francis Bacon

84. "To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive." - Robert Louis Stevenson

85. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

86. "Never go on trips with anyone you do not love." - Ernest Hemingway

87. "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

88. "Nature is impersonal, awe-inspiring, elegant, eternal. It's geometrically perfect. It's tiny and gigantic. You can travel far to be in a beautiful natural setting, or you can observe it in your backyard - or, in my case, in the trees lining New York City sidewalks, or in the clouds above skyscrapers." - Gretchen Rubin

89. "Travelling is seeing; it is the implicit that we travel by." - Cynthia Ozick

90. "I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars." - Walt Whitman

91. "The travel impulse is mental and physical curiosity. It's a passion. And I can't understand people who don't want to travel." - Paul Theroux

92. "Take only memories, leave only footprints." - Chief Seattle

93. "Even in winter, an isolated patch of snow has a special quality." - Andy Goldsworthy

94. "I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are." - Diane von Furstenberg

95. "No matter how you travel, it's still you going." - Jeff Goldblum

96. "There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips, wells up in the traveller's being." - Patrick MacGill

97. "Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit." - Frank Borman

98. "It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent." - Dave Barry

99. "Colors are the smiles of nature." - Leigh Hunt

100. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

101. "If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all." - Dan Rather

Best travel quotes to inspire your next trip by Cory Varga

Cory Varga - Cory is a published travel writer and award-winning photographer. She travels full time with her husband and is passionate about creating in-depth travel guides. Cory published her first book on Japanese customs and manners, because she's obsessed with everything Japan. She has visited hundreds of destinations and has lived in 7 different countries. Cory is multilingual and an alumna from The University of Manchester.


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Danielle Farideh
02 Feb 2019

These are awesome! Gonna make great Instagram captions too!

Danielle Farideh
02 Feb 2019

These are awesome! Gonna make great Instagram captions too!

02 Feb 2019

Really really REALLY love this. Thanks for the inspiration!