65 Inspiring travel quotes to fuel your wanderlust

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I absolutely love travel quotes. They are perfect if you need a bit of inspiration or to feed your wanderlust. There is such a huge selection of travel quotes out there that I decided to pick the most inspiring ones and add them all to one blog post. You’ll find quotes to inspire your next trip, travel quotes about finding yourself and quotes that will motivate you to live your life to the fullest.

In this post, I gathered the most famous quotes and the most inspiring travel quotes (and my personal favourites). I hope you’ll find this post inspiring!

The most inspiring travel quotes

1. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” – Mohammed

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

4. “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” –Dalai Lama

5. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

6. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

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

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8. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” ― Melody Truong

9. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” – Rachel Wolchin

10. “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

11. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” ― Mark Twain

12. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

13. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

14. “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

15. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

16. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

17. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

18. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”― David Mitchell

19. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

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

21. “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

22. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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

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

25. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

27. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart” – Confucius

28. “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

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

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

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31. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

32. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” – Anonymous

33. “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times” – Asian Proverb

34. “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

35. “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

36. “The best view comes after the hardest climb” – Anonymous

37. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

38. “Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn

39. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

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

41. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

42. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world” – Mark Jenkins

43. “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 balance. 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

44. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind” – Marty Rubin

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

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

47. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust

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

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49. “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

50. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

51. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

52. When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

53. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

54. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the trip.” – Babs Hoffman

55. “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

56. “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ― Pascal Mercier

57. “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” ― Judith Thurman

58. “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

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

60. “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

61. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

62. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller

63. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

64. “It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.” ― Gustave Flaubert

65. “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” ― Benjamin Disraeli

What’s your favourite travel quotes? Let me know in the comments below.

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