90 Amazing inspirational travel quotes to fuel your wanderlust!

Inspirational travel quotes

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Nothing evokes feelings of wanderlust quite like a good travel quote. If you are looking for some inspiration then check out some of my favourite inspirational travel quotes below.

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90 Inspirational travel quotes to fuel your wanderlust

90 Inspirational Travel quotes:

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

Gustave Flaubert

The journey, not the arrival matters.

T. S. Eliot

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

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.

George Bernard Shaw

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Hellen keller

The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.

G.K. Chesterton

Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times


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

Some journeys can be only travelled alone!

Maxwell Maltz
Inspirational Travel Quotes

You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself.

Franz Kafka

Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Paris is always a good idea.

Audrey Hepburn

Never go too long without watching a sunset


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

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

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.

Wallace Stevens

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

A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships were built.

John A. Shedd

The best view comes after the hardest climb

Travel Quotes

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Dalai Lama

Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.

Kurt Vonnegut

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.

Paul Theroux

The goal of my life is to tie adventure to my feet, stock memories in my pocket, hold imagination in my palms like fairy dust and sprinkle it on my tales

Mitali Meelan

Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul

Jamie Lyn Beatty

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

Aldous Huxley

I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.

Harun Yahya

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.

John Green

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. 

Robert Louis Stevenson

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde
Inspirational Travel Quotes

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.

Mae West

If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.

Anthony Bourdain

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.

Mark Twain

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

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

Ibn Battuta

Looking in the mirror, I saw a joyful face. And this happy girl was just about to go on a trip, with a one way ticket in her bag. Life was a never ending journey.

Nico J. Genes

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.

Paul Theroux

If an ass goes travelling, he’ll not come home a horse.

Thomas Fuller

To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation.


Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret

Oscar Wilde
Travel Quotes

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

Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.


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

John Steinbeck

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

Susan Sontag

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

St. Augustine

People don’t take trips, trips take people.

John Steinbeck

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Neale Donald Walsch

Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station’.

Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘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
Inspirational Travel Quotes

Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world

Mark Jenkins

To travel is to live.

Hans Christian Anderson

It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free.

Mae Chevrette

Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view.


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

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.

Oscar Wilde

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

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

We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.

Ray Bradbury

Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

David McCullough Jr
Travel Quotes

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

Dagobert D. Runes

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 not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Not all those who wander are lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.

Lin Yutang

Life is short and the world is wide.


To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

Dame Freya Madeline Stark

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Dolly Parton

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself

Matthew Karsten
Travel Quotes

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

Andre Gide

I love to travel, but hate to arrive.

Albert Einstein

And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, 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 Iyer

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

Benjamin Disraeli

I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.

Benjamin Disraeli

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.

James Michener

Add life to your days, not days to your life


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

Cover the earth before it covers you.

Dagobert D runes

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

Martin Buber
Travel Quotes

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu

Wanderlust (n.) a strong desire or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.


Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.


A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.

Tim Cahill

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.

Paulo Coelho

You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. 

Miriam Adeney

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Live your life by a compass not a clock.

Stephen Covey

Don’t quit your daydream

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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