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The Ultimate List of Inspirational Travel Quotes

If you thinking of traveling or need some encouragement, here is the ultimate list of inspirational travel quotes!

Travel Quotes

  1. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
  3. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd
  4. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling
  5. “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
  6. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  7. “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon
  8. “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
  9. “I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.” – David Attenborough
  10. “Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  11. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson
  12. “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
  13. “Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – JRR Tolkien
  14. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
  15. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
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  17. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton
  18. “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides
  19. “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin
  20. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
  21. “Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.” – W. H. Auden
  22. “Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor” – Seneca
  23. “You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel
  24. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro
  25. “I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.” – Lord Dunsany
  26. “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.” – Daniel J. Boorstin
  27. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
  28. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller
  29. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ” – Anatole France
  30. “I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” – David Rockefeller
  31. “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
  32. “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
  33. “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury
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  35. “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
  36. “After a lifetime of world travel I’ve been fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.” – Jim Harrison
  37. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” – James Michener
  38. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
  39. “Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams
  40. The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen
  41. “Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” – Thomas Fuller
  42. “Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.” – Louis L’Amour
  43. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese
  44. “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
  45. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
  46. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan
  47. “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
  48. “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” – John Muir
  49. “Without travel “I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life.” – Lauren Hutton
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  51. “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin
  52. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
  53. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed
  54. “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  55. “”Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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
  56. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
  57. “The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.” – Amelia E. Barr
  58. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
  59. “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.” – Anne Sophie Swetchine
  60. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
  61. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  62. “We live in a wonderful 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.” – Jawaharal Nehru
  63. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux
  64. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain
  65. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” — Moslih Eddin Saadi
  66. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” — Pat Conroy
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  68. “Hitler didn’t travel. Stalin didn’t travel. Saddam Hussein never traveled. They didn’t want to have their orthodoxy challenged.” — Howard Gardner
  69. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” —Freya Stark
  70. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg
  71. “The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.” – Britney Spears
  72. “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen
  73. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.” – Elizabeth Drew
  74. “Certainly, 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
  75. “There is no happiness for the person who does not travel. For Indra is the friend of the traveler, therefore wander!” – Brähmann
  76. “One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.” – Richard Burton
  77. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron
  78. “He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.” – Sinclair Lewis
  79. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
  80. “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart
  81. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni
  82. “I travel the world, and I’m happy to say that America is still the great melting pot – maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean.” – pPhilip Glass
  83. “One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide
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  85. “Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them, to live with them, to love them, till they have become a part of life and life’s recollections.” – Augustus Hare
  86. “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” – Martin Yan
  87. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling
  88. “You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there”. – Yogi Berra
  89. “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.” – Emile Ganest
  90. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman
  91. “Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.” – Sargent Shriver
  92. “To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.” – Philip Andrew Adams
  93. “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide
  94. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle
  95. “In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.” – Ivanka Trump
  96. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw
  97. “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
  98. “I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.” – Steve McQueen
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  100. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Pamela Goldoni
  101. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard
  102. “Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.” – Robin Leach
  103. “Adventure without risk is Disneyland.” – Doug Coupland
  104. “An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.” – Norma Shearer
  105. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux
  106. “If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport”. – George Winters
  107. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace
  108. “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” – Charles Kuralt
  109. “No matter where you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzi
  110. “While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.” – Anne Tyler
  111. “We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character” – Henry David Thoreau
  112. “People don’t take trips . . . trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
  113. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
  114. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
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  116. “People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.” – St. Augustine
  117. “There is one voyage, the first, the last, the only one.” – Thomas Wolfe
  118. “NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman
  119. “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus
  120. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy
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