155 Best Travel Quotes to Fuel Your Wanderlust & Inspire You to Travel • Iva Says

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155 of the Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time

Sometimes, all we need is life is a bit of motivation to accomplish the things we desire. In that regard, I have spent two days collecting inspirational, famous and simply stunning travel quotes that will surely inspire you to plan your next trip. Regardless of whether you want to travel solo or with friends, I’m certain that you will find your next favorite travel quote below.


I did my best to categorize the travel quotes and make them easier to read. I really hope you’ll have a great time reading these and get inspired to go on an adventure as soon as possible. After all, you know what they say:

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Best Inspirational Travel Quotes

  1. “Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.” ― Ross Morley
  2. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” ― Dalai Lama
  3. “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat.” ― Anonymous
  4. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ― Ibn Battuta
  5. “Collect Moments, Not Things.” ― Anonymous
  6. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” ― Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  7. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Rumi
  8. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” ― Wallace Stevens
  9. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” ― Lewis Carroll
  10. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller
  11. “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” ― Lawrence Durrell
  12. “Travel is like knowledge, the more you see, the more you know you haven’t seen” ― Mark Hertsgaard
  13. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsch
  14. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” ― Ray Bradbury
  15. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” ― Carew Papritz
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Travel Quotes with Friends

  1. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” ― Tim Cahill
  2. “As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” ― Winnie The Pooh
  3. “Friends that travel together, stay together.” ― Anonymous
  4. “Travel is better with friends.” ― Anonymous
  5. “If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together.” ― African proverb
  6. “There are no strangers in this world, only friends I haven’t met yet.” ― Anonymous
  7. “Everyone needs this friend that calls and says, ‘Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.’” ― Anonymous
  8. “Friends, sun, sand, and sea – that sounds like a summer to me.” ― Anonymous
  9. “As with any journey, who you travel with is more important than the destination.” ― Anonymous
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Best Wanderlust Travel Quotes

  1. “Wanderlust (n.): a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.” ― The Dictionary
  2. “A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” ― Pico Iyer
  3. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled. “ ― Mohammed
  4. “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.” ― Anonymous
  5. “Adventure is worthwhile.” ― Aesop
  6. ‘‘Where curious and curiosity keep leading us down new paths.” ― Walt Disney
  7. “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
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  8. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.” ― Mark Jenkins
  9. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ― Buddha
  10. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” ― Anais Nin
  11. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” ― Rudyard Kipling
  12. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” ― Erol Ozan
  13. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” ― Anatole France
  14. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” ― Hilaire Belloc
  15. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” ― Mary Anne Radmache

Famous Travel Quotes

  1. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
  2. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” ― Asian Proverb
  3. “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” ― Buddha
  4. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” ― Chinese Proverb
  5. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” ― Moorish proverb
  6. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu
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  7. “A true traveler’s journey is never complete.” ― jda
  8. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” ― Anonymous
  9. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo
  10. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ― Robert Frost
  11. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” ― Anonymous
  12. “You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.” ― Kirsten Hubbard
  13. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. “ ― Anonymous


Short Travel Quotes

  1. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” ― Buddha
  2. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.” ― Anonymous
  3. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” ― Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker
  4. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” ― Anonymous
  5. “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.” ― Anonymous
  6. “A bad day in Paris is still better than a good day anywhere else.” ― Anonymous
  7. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond, and we cease to be alone.” ― Wendell Berry
  8. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ― Confucius
  9. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ― Lao Tzu
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  10. “Wherever you look, there you will fly.” ―Thai Proverb
  11. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ― Helen Keller
  12. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” ― Chief Seattle
  13. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” ― Jamie Lyn Beatty
  14. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” ― Stephen Covey
  15. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” ― Amelia Earhart
  16. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” ― Caskie Stinnett
  17. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” ― Aldous Huxley

Travel Quotes by Celebrities

  1. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” ― Anthony Bourdain
  2. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and 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 eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” ― Anthony Bourdain
  3. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey
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  4. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” ― Shirley MacLaine
  5. “Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” – Drake
  6. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” ― Randy Komisar
  7. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” ― John Green
  8. “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” ― Chuck Thompson
  9. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell
  10. “The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” ― Chris Humphrey

Travel Quotes by Public and Political Figures

  1. “One travels more usefully when alone because he reflects more.” ― Thomas Jefferson
  2. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” ― Benjamin Disraeli
  3. “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” ― John D. Rockefeller
  4. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” ― Roy M. Goodman
  6. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.” ― John A. Shedd
  7. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” ― Babs Hoffman
  8. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” v Martin Buber
  9. “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
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Travel Quotes by Famous Authors and Poets

  1. “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.” ― Walt Whitman
  2. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” ― Ernest Hemingway
  3. “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw out the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain
  7. “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
  8. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ― Mark Twain
  9. “The journey not the arrival matters.” ― T.S. Eliot
  10. “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
  11. “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
  12. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” ― Jack Kerouac
  13. “Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…” ― Jack Kerouac
  14. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” ― John Steinbeck
  15. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” ― John Steinbeck
  16. “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
  17. “Life isn’t about the number of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away.” ― Maya Angelou
  18. “Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
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  19. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.” ― Oscar Wilde
  20. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.“ ― Oscar Wilde
  21. “Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.” ― Paul Theroux
  22. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” ― Paul Theroux
  23. “If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.” ― Paul Coelho
  24. “One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind.” ― Charles Dickens
  25. “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  26. “Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  27. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” ― Seneca
  28. “Ultimately, I have come to think, travel teaches us about love. It teaches us that the very best we can do with our lives is to embrace the peoples, places, and cultures we meet with all our mind, heart, and soul, to live as fully as possible in every moment, every day. And it teaches us that this embrace is simultaneously a way of becoming whole and letting go.” ― Don George
  29. “One person’s Nowhere is another person’s Everywhere.” ― Don George
  30. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― Andre Gide
  31. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ― Susan Sontag
  32. “You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.” ― Shakuntala Devi
  33. ‘”Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.” ― Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
  34. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” ― Moslih Eddin Saadi
  35. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” ― Herman Melville
  36. “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
  37. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” ― Anna Quindlen
  38. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ― Gustav Flaubert
  39. “Traveling 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 Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” ― Cesare Pavese
  40. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” ― Cesare Pavese
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Awesome Travel Quotes

  1. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” ― Lin Yutang
  2. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” ― Elizabeth Drew
  3. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” ― James Michener
  4. “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
  5. “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” ― William Least Heat Moon
  6. “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” Alain de Botton
  7. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” ― Marty Rubin
  8. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. “Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.” ― Simon Raven
  11. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ― Marcel Proust
  12. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” ― Freya Stark
  13. “Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.” ― Gayle Foreman
  14. “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
  15. “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
  16. “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