Who loves an inspiring travel quote?!
Good, me too! What’s your favourite quote about travel?
But why do we need a travel quote to remind us to go out and explore?!
Well, how many times have you heard someone say ‘I’ll travel someday?” Maybe you’ve said it yourself? Maybe you have convinced yourself now is not the right time, it’s too expensive, not the right point in your career? Or maybe you don’t have any single friends to travel with or are waiting to meet ‘the one’ to explore the world with?
Hopefully, these inspirational quotes about travel will help to inspire you just to get out there, like NOW!
Let me tell you one thing. There will always reasons why you should put off travel, a hint at promotion, a promising new relationship… But you risk putting travel off forever. You risk never exploring beyond the deckchairs at that holiday resort or even just your hometown.
If you are that person putting travel off until the ‘perfect time’ (pssst there isn’t one) then these inspirational travel quotes are for YOU.
I’m not saying you should ditch your job if you’re up to your eyeballs in debt, I mean c’mon we have to be realistic here. But if you are financially comfortable then get your bum off the sofa and go see the world! The best thing you can spend your hard earned money on is travel (and there we have our very first quote…)
So read on to discover some of the most inspiring travel quotes that will fuel your wanderlust and give you a kick up the butt to start planning your next adventure.
Now a heads up, there are SO many great travel quotes out there by some incredibly inspirational people. So this is a mammoth list of quotes about travel! 101 to be exact. You might want to go pour yourself a cuppa!
Therefore I’ve split these travel quotes into sections about travelling solo, as a couple, for adventure, with children and about sustainable travel. So feel free to skip to the travel quotes which are most relevant for you!
What you can expect from this article...
101 Of The Best Travel Quotes
General Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust
These are quotes about travel which most people will be able to identify with and should help inspire you to explore regardless of your destination or style of travel.
1 “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
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2 “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
3 “Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars” Cecelia Ahern
4 “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” Anita Septimus
5 “Not all those who wander are lost.” J. R. R. Tolkien
6 “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” Dalai Lama
7 “Happiness is free and available for anyone who wants it. You just have to decide that you deserve it and that you want to achieve it.” Bruce Poon Tip
8 “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” Jack Kerouac
9 “Do not follow where the path might lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
10 “The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” G.K. Chesterton
11 “There are 7 days in a week and someday is not one of them” Rita Chand
12 “It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.” Oscar Wilde
13 “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde
14 “Travel is an emotional purchase” Bruce Poon Tip
15 “Paris is always a good idea.” Audrey Hepburn
16 “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” Mary Anne Radmacher
17 “Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one’s prejudices.” Oscar Wilde
18 “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” Lawrence Block
19 “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” Paulo Coelho
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20 “A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu
21 “I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little.” Alexander Sattler
22 “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddam mountain!” Jack Kerourac
23 “I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” George Bernard Shaw
24 “Travel is the only thing that you buy which makes you richer.” Unknown
25 “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” Anita Desai
26 “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Anonymous
27 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” Mark Twain
28 “Somebody ought to tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.” – Michael Landon
29 “Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.” Libba Bray
30 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens
31 “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” Susan Sontag
32 “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee
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Adventure Travel Quotes
Often we stick to what we know and what we deem as safe. But pushing our boundaries and travelling further and to more adventurous locations can take our experiences to the next level. These inspiring quotes about travelling adventurously will encourage you to push your boundaries!
33 “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller
34 “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” Unknown
35 “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R Tolkien
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36 “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” Karen Blixen
37 “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.” H. Jackson Brown Jr
38 ”Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” Jaime Lyn
39 “Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.” Annie Besant
40 “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams” Oprah Winfrey
41 ”Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” Ewan Mcgregor
42 ”As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” Winnie the Pooh
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43 “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be a top priority.’’ Richard Branson
44 “Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.”
45 “Adventure should be 80 per cent ‘I think this is manageable,’ but it’s good to have that last 20 per cent where you’re right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone.” Bear Grylls
46 “Adventures don’t come calling like unexpected cousins calling from out of town. You have to go looking for them.’’ Unknown
47 “We’re not home-and-hearth people. We’re the adventurers, the Buccaneers, the blockade runners. Without challenge, we’re only alive.”
48 “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” Walt Disney
49 “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” Ernest Hemingway
50 “Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you.” Richard Aldington
51 “It’s never too late in life to have a genuine adventure.” Robert Kurson
52 “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.” Eleanor Roosevelt
53 “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
Solo Travel Quotes
One of the most common excuses I hear for not travelling is a lack of travel buddies. I too have been in the same position and yes, for some time, I put off travelling. These quotes about solo travel will help to give you that push to go out there alone. You don’t need a travel companion, trust me you will make LOADS on the road. All you need is a little courage! Trust me, YOU HAVE GOT THIS!
54 “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” Henry David Thoreau
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55 “As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.” Robin S. Sharma
56 “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” Danny Kaye
57 “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” Mandy Hale
58 “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” Albert Einstein
59 “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” Mae West
60 “It seemed an advantage to be travelling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others…Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion’s questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.” Alain de Botton
61 “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand
62 “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” The Dhammapada
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63 “The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.”Alan Ashley-Pitt
64 “A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” John A. Shedd
65 “I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.” Daphne du Maurier
66 “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” Ella Maillart
67 “Travel is an investment in yourself.” Unknown
68 “Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.” Hannah Arendt
69 “When you’re travelling with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart because there’s no other way to preserve it.” Shauna Niequist
Quotes About Travel for Couples
Travelling as a couple can make or break you. Bad habits emerge but shared moments bond you together. Travelling with a partner can be one of the most wonderful experiences but always go into it with open eyes and be prepared to be patient and be kind as these great travel quotes remind us.
70 “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” Ernest Hemingway
71 “I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world. Anonymous
72 “When travelling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.” Helen Hayes
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73 “No road is long with good company.” – Turkish Proverb
74 “Go the distance, couples who travel together are more likely to stay together and feel more connected.” – Anonymous
75 “Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Lyer
76 “It doesn’t matter where you are going, it’s who you have beside you.” Anonymous
77 “I have found that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” Mark Twain
Quotes About Travel with Kids or as a family
Travel may just be the best gift you can give your children. Yes, travelling with kids can be stressful but the lessons they can only learn outside of classes may be the most important. Teach your children about diversity, the environment, respect and communication. These quotes about travel with kids may well inspire you to travel as a family and not to wait until the kids have left home…
78 “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
79 “My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunities.” Diana Ross
80 “Travel is the best teacher. The only way to an open mind is by taking a plane out into the open world.” C. JoyBell
81 “How can we ever understand what we are and where we belong in the universe if we haven’t experienced anything outside of our own nation, culture, or history?” Bruce Poon Tip
82 “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” St Augustine
83 “Travel and the younger sort is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.” Francis Bacon
84 “I am a passionate traveller, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” David Rockefeller
85 “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carrol
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86 “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” Dagobert D. Runes
Quotes About Sustainable Travel and Ecotourism
We travel in a world that is affected by mass tourism and global warming. There are whole nations still starving, suffering the effects of war or poor hygiene. There are communities where children don’t get to finish their education and where the threat of contaminated drinking water and disease is a real problem every single day. There is widespread deforestation, over-use of plastic and temperatures rising affecting our delicate ecosystems. We all need to travel responsibly, limit our carbon footprint where possible and help the communities which we visit. these inspiring quotes about travelling in a sustainable, ethical way should help us to travel better.
87 “Travel can transform communities and lives in the world. Imagine if we got to a place where people can go on holidays as their way of giving back.” Bruce Poon Tip
88 As we travel we meet people, learn of their ways and grow in our understanding. We realise that while there are different faiths, cultures and lifestyles, people at the end of the day aren’t so very different from each other. This understanding builds respect and peace. Darrell Wade
89 “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
90 “It wasn’t just the beauty of seeing these magnificent animals in their natural habitat that moved me. It was the passion with which the park rangers and guides spoke of preserving this incredible gift for generations to come, and the way locals spoke of ecotourism as their hope for a better and brighter economic future.” Green Global Travel
91 “Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.” Sargent Shriver
92 “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” Chief Seattle
93 “Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.” Alan Sachs
94 “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem – it is happening here, it is happening now.” Barack Obama
95 “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan'The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.' Robert SwanClick To Tweet
96 “Sustainable development requires human ingenuity, people are the most important resource.” Dan Shechtman
97 “And then I realized adventure was the best way to learn.” Unknown
98 “Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” Ibn Battuta
99 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
100 “It takes a village to save the planet.” Steve Gwenin
101 “There is one issue which will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.” Barack Obama
So there we have it, some pretty amazing inspiring travel quotes that should encourage us all to get up off the sofa and go and see the world!
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