Travel Quotes

For millennia, travel has been a vital part of human life. These travel quotes demonstrate how it can affect your life as well.

Though we view travel through the lens of our own encounters and the world around us, the desire to spend time somewhere new is not new. For decades, people have traveled across countries and continents.

Traveling is a thrilling experience. While some of us travel for work, many of us are inspired by vacations, which allow us to recharge, reconnect, and get a better understanding of our place in the world.

We’ve gathered the best travel quotes to motivate you to get there, whether you’re heading to a new city for a week, taking a gap year before college, or making a large change.

100+ Travel Quotes to Enjoy Its Thrilling Experience

Not all those who wander are lost.― J.R.R. Tolkien

Not all those who wander are lost.― J.R.R. Tolkien

He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.___Dutch Proverb

He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.___Dutch Proverb

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


We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. – Anonymous

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. – Anonymous

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


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

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

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.___Anais Nin


Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.― Anna Quindlen

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.― Anna Quindlen

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 Anderson

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 Anderson

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.___Mark Twain


I tramp a perpetual journey.― Walt Whitman


Certainly, 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

Certainly, 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

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.― Anita Desai


Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.___Oscar Wilde

Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.___Oscar Wilde

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing in the pursuit of something else.___Lawrence Block


The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire.― Robert W. Service


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

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

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


But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.― Gwyn Thomas


One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.___Edith Wharton

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.___Edith Wharton

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.___Tony Robbins


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


Travel: the best way to be lost and found at the same time.___Brenna Smith

Travel: the best way to be lost and found at the same time.___Brenna Smith

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


It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.― Ursula K. Le Guin

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.― Ursula K. Le Guin

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. 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


Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.___Ibn Battuta

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.___Ibn Battuta

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.___Paul Theroux

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.___Paul Theroux

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.― Robert Louis Stevenson


Travel brings power and love back into your life.___Rumi

Travel brings power and love back into your life.___Rumi

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

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

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


A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.___Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.___Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.___Peter Hoeg

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.___Peter Hoeg

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 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

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.___Martin Buber


The journey not the arrival matters.___T.S. Eliot

The journey not the arrival matters.___T.S. Eliot

I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.― Brian Selznick


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. – William Least Heat Moon


For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.___Aldous Huxley


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


Travel brings power and love back into your life.― Rumi Jalalud-Din


Quotes on Why We Travel

The desire to travel, explore, and experience new things is not new to humanity, but what motivates us to pack our belongings and leave?

These travel quotes are all about the reasons that drive us to visit new places and seek new experiences, whether we travel by vehicle, on foot, by rail, or by air.

I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.__Alexander Sattler


We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.― anaïs nin


Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.― Shane Koyczan


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.___Mark Twain


The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page. – Augustine of Hippo


There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.___Charlotte Erikkson


Wherever I go, I will speak of you with love.― Clive Barker


Travel far enough, you meet yourself.― David Mitchell


To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.___Charles Horton Cooley


I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like the people or hate them than to travel with them.___Mark Twain


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


I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson


So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.― Jack Kerouac


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


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


The journey itself is my home.___Matsuo Basho


Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. – George A. Moore


Focus on the journey, not the destination, joy is found not in finishing the activity, but in doing.___Greg Anderson


I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.― Herman Melville


Once you have travelled, 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


I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. – Mary Ann Radmacher


The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.___Christopher McCandless


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


The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.___Agnes Repplier


Sometimes one day in a different place gives you more than ten years of life at home.___Anatole France


We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.___Kahlil Gibran


Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.___Isabelle Eberhardt


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


Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed pope-mobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.___Anthony Bourdain


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