65+ 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 65+ of the best travel quotes of all time, including famous travel quotes, short travel quotes, funny travel quotes, road trip quotesadventure quotes, journey quotes and more inspirational quotes about traveling and exploring 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

21. “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”

Funny Travel Quotes

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

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

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

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

26. “Travel is my therapy.” – Anonymous

Travel With Friends Quotes

27. “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

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

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

30. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton (this is a great traveling together quote)

Road Trip Quotes

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

road trip quotes and sayings

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

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

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

quotes about road trips

Travel and Adventure Quotes

35. “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

36. “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

37. “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

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

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

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

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

42. “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

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

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

45. “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

46. “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 (this is one of my favorite exploring quotes)

Best Quotes about Travelling in General

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

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

49. “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

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

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

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

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

54. “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

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

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

Journey Travel Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

62. “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

63. “Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.” — Simon Raven

64. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

65. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown.” – Freya Stark

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

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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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