Best Travel Quotes To Fuel Your Wanderlust

In order to spread good travel spirit, we have created an ultimate list of inspirational travel quotes, that would let you travel the world as you scroll down and read the beautiful words shared by talented wordsmiths such as Mark Twain, the Dalai Lama, Paulo Coelho, and Helen Keller, amongst others.

Sometimes, all we need is a little external motivation and a leap of faith!

There’s something incredibly beautiful about travel quotes. No matter whether you’re stuck at home or at work, or juggling with life’s challenges, or maybe daydreaming about an escape – travel quotes can always lighten up your mood, tickle your wanderlust and inspire you to break free from the mundane, to explore the world out there.

Time and again, authors and philosophers, novelists and politicians, actors, and social workers have always agreed that one can’t live a sedentary life and traveling is an essential human activity to be indulged in.

 

Sometimes, their words can just motivate you to take a step out of your comfort zone, and once you hit the road, you’d cherish every moment of your journey.

Here are the best travel quotes for you:

1. “The World Is a Book and Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only a Page.” – Saint Augustine

 

2. “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” – J.r.r. Tolkien

 

3. “Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing at All” – Helen Keller

 

4. “Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints” – Chief Seattle

 

5. “The Real Voyage of Discovery Consists Not in Seeking New Landscapes, but in Having New Eyes.” – Marcel Proust

 

6. “Never Go on Trips with Anyone You Do Not Love.” – Hemmingway

 

7. “Traveling – It Leaves You Speechless, Then Turns You into a Storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

 

8. “If You Think Adventure Is Dangerous, Try Routine, It’s Lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

 

9. “Stop Worrying About the Potholes in the Road and Enjoy the Journey.” – Babs Hoffman

 

10. “Jobs Fill Your Pocket but Adventures Fill Your Soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

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11. “A Good Traveler Has No Fixed Plans, and Is Not Intent on Arriving.” – Lao Tzu

 

12. “There Are No Foreign Lands. It Is the Traveler Only Who Is Foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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13. “Two Roads Diverged in a Wood, and I Took the One Less Traveled By.” – Robert Frost

 

14. “Once a Year, Go Somewhere You Have Never Been Before.” – Dalai Lama

 

15. “Wherever You Go Becomes a Part of You Somehow.” – Anita Desai

 

16. “I’m in Love with Cities I’ve Never Been to and People I’ve Never Met.” – Melody Truong

 

17. “This Wasn’t a Strange Place; It Was a New One.” – Paulo Coelho

 

18. “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

 

19. “We Travel for Romance, We Travel for Architecture, and We Travel to Be Lost.” – Ray Bradbury

 

20. “People Don’t Take Trips, Trips Take People.” – John Steinbeck

 

21. “Travel is Never a Matter of Money but of Courage.” – Paulo Coelho

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22. “A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step” – Lao Tzu

 

23. “Live Life with No Excuses, Travel with No Regret” – Oscar Wilde

 

24. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

 

25. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

 

26. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

27. “Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you.” – Erick Widman

 

28. “It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go.” – Bob Proctor

 

29. “If we travel simply to indulge ourselves we are missing some of the greatest lessons life has to offer.” – Unknown

 

30. “Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.” – Sheda Savage

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31. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

 

32. “I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.” – Seneca

 

33. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

 

34. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

 

35. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

 

36. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

 

37. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” – Hilaire Belloc

 

38. “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

 

39. “Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.” – Sheda Savage

 

40. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben

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41. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

42. “Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you.” – Erick Widman

 

43. “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” – Trenton Lee Stewart

 

44. “If we travel simply to indulge ourselves we are missing some of the greatest lessons life has to offer.” – Unknown

 

45. “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

 

46. “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 Brown

 

47. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

 

48. “Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.” – Unknown

 

49. “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

 

50. “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

 

51. “Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg

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52. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

53. “The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

 

54. “Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

 

55. “Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

56. “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

 

57. “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.

 

58. “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

 

59. “Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation.” – Gayland Anderson

 

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

 

61. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

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62. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde

 

63. “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

 

64. “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

 

65. “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

 

66. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

 

67. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

 

68. “A wise traveler never despises his own country. – Carlo Goldoni

 

69. “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

 

70. “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

 

71. “I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” – Albert Einstein

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72. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

 

73. “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

 

74. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

 

75. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

 

76. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

 

77. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

 

78. “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

 

79. “The journey, not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

 

80. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

 

81. “Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view.”– Unknown

 

82. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

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83. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

 

84. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

 

85. “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

 

86. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

 

87. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide.

 

88. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

 

89. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman.

 

90. “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer!” – unknown

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91. “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

 

92. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

93. “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

 

94. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

 

95. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

 

96. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

 

97. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

 

98. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

 

99. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

 

100. “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

 

101. “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” – Gaby Basora

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Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.

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