Best 100 Inspirational Travel Quotes

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Paris is always a good idea.

Audrey Hepburn

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

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Our footprints always follow us on days when it’s been snowing. They always show us where we’ve been, but never where we’re going.

Winnie the Pooh

Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.

Michael Palin

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

Dalai Lama

Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation.

Gayland Anderson

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away.


It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.

Oberyn Martell, Game of Thrones

To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation.


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

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

Freya Stark

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.

Charles Dudley Warner

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

St. Augustine

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Samuel Johnson

The journey, not the arrival matters.

T. S. Eliot

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

Benjamin Disraeli

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow! What a Ride!”

Hunter S. Thompson

Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.

Lovelle Drachman

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

James Michener

I want to shake off the dust of this one-horse town. I want to explore the world. I want to watch TV in a different time zone. I want to visit strange, exotic malls.

Homer Simpson

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

I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.


He who does not travel does not know the value of men.

Moorish proverb

Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer!


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

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.

Samuel Johnson

All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.

Paul Fussell

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

Martin Buber

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

Moslih Eddin Saadi

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu

 A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

John Steinbeck

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

Tim Cahill

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

Lao Tzu

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Mark Twain

You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.

Miriam Adeney

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.

G. K. Chesterton

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.

Gaby Basora

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.


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


I’m not lost, I’ve just temporarily lost sight of my destination.


I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.

Paul Theroux

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

Franz Kafka

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.

Hilaire Belloc

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.

Jawaharial Nehru

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

Gustave Flaubert

Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.

Sheda Savage

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

Robert Orben

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

W.B. Yeats

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

Marcel Proust

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

Erick Widman

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

Trenton Lee Stewart

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.


It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go.

Bob Proctor

If we travel simply to indulge ourselves we are missing some of the greatest lessons life has to offer.


It is probably a pity that every citizen of each state cannot visit all the others, to see the differences, to learn what we have in common, and come back with a richer, fuller understanding of


Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions

Peter Hoeg

When a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.- Drew Bundini Brownbest inspirational travel quotes


‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non-percent of.

Louis C.K

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

Susan Sontag

Wise as you have become, with so much experience, you must already have understood what these Ithacas mean.

Constantine Cavafy

Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.

Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.

Anthony Bourdain

To see the world, things dangerous to come to. To see behind the walls, draw closer. To find each other. And to feel. That is the purpose of life.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.

Hans Christian Andersen

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.

Oscar Wilde

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is your planet. You really should come see it sometime. –

G Adventures

There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly?

Erin Hanson

The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.

G.K. Chesterton

Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘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

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

I love to travel, but hate to arrive.

Albert Einstein

I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world.

Mary Anne Radmacher

How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew?

Ernesto Che Guevara.

Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.


To travel is to live.

Hans Christian Anderson

So much of who we are is where we have been.

William Langewiesche

Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view.


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples 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

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

Dagobert D. Runes

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.


Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

Jack Kerouac

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

Henry Miller

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.

Pat Conroy

Not all those who wander are lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

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

Lin Yutang

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Dolly Parton

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

Andre Gide.

A year from now, you will wish you had started today.

Karen Lamb

A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but its persistence.

Jim Watkins

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.

Clifton Fadiman

What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.

William Least Heat Moon

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.

Paul Theroux

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.

Freya Stark

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Marcel Proust

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

Rudyard Kipling

Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.

Henry David Thoreau

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.

Lillian Smith

I have worn the dust of many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime. I have the memories of many foreign adventures, but to forget them, would surely be a sin. So, breath in the dust, and keep the memories in.

Rowland Waring-Flood

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

Harun Yahya.

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.

Mark Jenkins

A wise traveler never despises his own country.

Carlo Goldoni

A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships were built.

John A. Shedd

Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.

Aldous Huxley

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.

Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.

D. H. Lawrence

We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.

Pico Iyer, Why we Travel

We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot

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.

Jawaharial Nehru

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.

Anatole France

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.

Robert Frost

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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.

Richard, ‘The Beach’ (Alex Garland)

Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Cesare Pavese

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

Miriam Beard

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


Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.

Paul Theroux

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.

Elizabeth Drew

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