60 Best Travel Quotes of All Time

Whenever I am in between trips or just need some travel inspiration, I love reading travel quotes.  Reading quotes about travel fuels my wanderlust and motivates me to plan a new trip.  If you are looking for inspiration to explore the world or just plan your next vacation, I have put together 60 of the best travel quotes of all time, including famous travel quotes, short travel quotes, funny travel quotes, road trip quotesadventure quotes, journey quotes, inspirational travel quotes and more quotes about traveling that will make you pack you bags and go!

Best Travel Quotes

Famous Travel Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

Famous Travel Quotes

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

Short Travel Quotes

9. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paolo Coelho

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

11. “Life is short and the world is wide.” – Anonymous

12. “Wherever you go…go with all your heart.” – Confucius

13. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” ― Chief Seattle

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

15. “Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.” – Anonymous

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

17. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

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

19. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” – Anonymous

20. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” —Buddha

Funny Travel Quotes

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

22. “Vacation calories don’t count.” – Anonymous

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

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

25. “Travel is my therapy.” – Anonymous

Travel With Friends Quotes

26. “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

27. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

29. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

Road Trip Quotes

30. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

road trip quotes and sayings

31. ”Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” — Jack Kerouac

32. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.”-Robert Frost

33. “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman

quotes about road trips

Travel and Adventure Quotes

34. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” – Jack Kerouac

One of the Most Inspirational Adventure Quotes about Travel: Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. – Jack Kerouac

35. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” -Sue Fitzmaurice

One of the Best Adventure Quotes: “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” - Sue Fitzmaurice

36. “A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” – Wilfred Peterson

Best Inspirational Travel Quotes

37. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” –Oscar Wilde

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

39. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” -Seneca

40. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” — Anais Nin

41. “We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ―Jawaharial Nehru

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

43. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” -T.S Eliot

44. “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

45. “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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

Best Quotes about Travelling in General

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

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

48. “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

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

50. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” — Paolo Coehlo

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

52. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

53. “The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home — and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.” – Rolf Potts

54. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

Journey Travel Quotes

55. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”― Danny Kaye

56. “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot

57. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

58. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

59. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

60. “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

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

Do you find quotes about travel inspiring? What do you think are the best travel quotes?

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  1. I love quotes and especially travel quotes. I post a travel quote for inspiration or as a reason to travel every week on my FB page. I’m saving this to pull from in future weeks.

  2. I love the Dalai Lama’s quote. I would take it up a notch, and advise folks to go someplace new monthly. A different county or state, if need be. Broaden your horizons. Loving these quotes.

  3. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” is my favourite! Susan Sontag is one of my heroes… You gave me a lot of inspiration, thank you for this list!

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