Best Travel Quotes

Best Travel Quotes

Check out our ultimate list of the best travel quotes perfect to ignite and inspire wanderlust. Some are from world famous writers and travel figures whilst others are from lesser known poets and travellers.


"You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so... get on your way!” - Dr. Seuss 

"If we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet" 

"Boredom comes as quickly to the traveler who know his route as to the novelist who is overcertain of his plot." - Paul Theroux 

"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try." - Seth Godin 

"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." - Les Brown 

“Every hundred feet the world changes” - Roberto Bolaño 

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu 

"If you really want to learn about a country, work there." - Charles Kuralt 

"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures." - Lovelle Drachman 

"Travel far enough, you meet yourself." - Cloud Atlas

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

"Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled." Alex Garland, The Beach 

"Traveling's not something you're good at. It's something you should do. Like breathing." - Gayle Foreman 

"Travel brings power and love back into your life." - Rumi 

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Buber 

I regret travelling around the world; I wish I'd stayed home instead... said no-one ever 

"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry." — Jack Kerouac 

"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it's lethal." — Paulo Coelho 

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

"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives." — Lemony Snicket 

"Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one's imagination." - Ross Morley 

"Paris is always a good idea." - Audrey Hepburn 

"There ain't no better way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." - Mark Twain 

"Traveling is more fun - heck, life is more fun - if you treat it as a series of instances." - Bill Bryson 

"I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail." - Muriel Strode 

"Two roads diverged in the wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost 

"One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things." - Henry Miller 

"There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop." - Bill Bryson 

"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives." - Lemony Snicker 

"Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they've been told to." - Alan Keightley

"People don't take trips - trips take people." - John Steinbeck 

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

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

“We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character” – Henry David Thoreau 

“While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.” – Anne Tyler 

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux 

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy 

“There is one voyage, the first, the last, the only one.” – Thomas Wolfe 

“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there”. – Yogi Berra 

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.” – Elizabeth Drew 

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” — Moslih Eddin Saadi 

“Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams 

“Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury  

"Little by little, one travels far." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"There's no time to be bored in the world as beautiful as this"

"Work save travel repeat"

"If you never go you'll never know" 

"Happiness is traveling around the world"

"The world is too big to stay in one place"

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” – Hilaire Belloc 

“You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel 

“A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.” – Emile Ganest

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron 

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

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg 


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