67 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You to Explore The Globe!

Travel Quotes

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Here are a few inspirational travel quotes that I’ve discovered over the years. You might feel like booking your next flight after reading these… enjoy!

1) “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” -Anonymous


2) “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” -Susan Sontag


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


4) “Traveling: it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” -Ibn Battuta


5) “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St. Augustine


6) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain


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


8) “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” -Caskie Stinnett


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


10) “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” -Robert Louis Stevenson


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


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


13) “Not all those who wander are lost.” -J. R. R. Tolkien


14) “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes


15) “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


16) “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


17) “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” -Matthew Karsten


18) “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” -Shirley MacLaine


19) “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


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


21) “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


22) “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” -Seneca


23) “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” -Helen Keller


24) “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” -John Steinbeck


25) “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” -Lao Tzu


26) “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” -Freya Stark


27) “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” -Martin Buber


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


29) “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


30) “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” -Dalai Lama


31) “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


32) “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


33) “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” -Lao Tzu


34) “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” -Anonymous


35) “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” -Henry David Thoreau


36) “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


37) “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” -Sir Richard Burton


38) “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” -Lawrence Block


39) “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


40) “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” -Paul Theroux


41) “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” -James Michener


42) “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” -Robert Frost


43) “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” -Charles Dudley Warner


44) “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” -Tim Cahill


45) “The journey not the arrival matters.” -T. S. Eliot


46) “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


47) “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” -Benjamin Disraeli


48) “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” -Rudyard Kipling


49) “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


50) “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” -Anatole France


51) “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


52) “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” -John Steinbeck


53) “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


54) “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


55) “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


56) “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” -Chuck Thompson


57) “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain


58) “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” -Herman Melville


59) “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


60) “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” -Peter Hoeg


61) “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” -Anais Nin


62) “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” -Clint Borgen


63) “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” -Neale Donald Walsch


64) “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” -Babs Hoffman


65) “He who would travel happily must travel light.” -Antoine de St. Exupery


66) “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” -Chief Seattle


67) “Oh the places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

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