Words and images are powerful. They have the power to shift perspectives and ignite change. Here is a collection of the 100 best travel quotes to inspire and motivate you to pack your bags and start exploring! From century old explorers to modern day sayings, let these words inspire you to live the life you’ve always wanted.

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Best Travel Quotes

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Top 20 Travel Quotes

1.“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

2. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

 3. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert

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

5. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”

6.”Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”

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7. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” -Jack Kerouac

8.“All you need to know is that it’s possible.” -Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

9. “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen
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10. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

11. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” -Wallace Stevens

12. “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat”Travel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

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

14. “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

15. “Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.”

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16. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

17. “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.” – Jawaharial Nehru

18. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

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

20. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

Top 21 to 50 Travel Quotes

21. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller

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22. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller

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

24. “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”Travel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

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

26. ” Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.” – Thomas Fuller

27. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -Agustine of HippoTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

28. “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

29. “Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. TolkienTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

30. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” -Lawrence Block

31. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

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33. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” -Irving Wallace

34. “Life is short and the world is wide”

35.“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”-Anaïs Nin

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

37. “Life is a journey. Make the best of it.”Travel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

38. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” -Antoine de St. Exupery

39. “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

40. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”Travel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

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

42. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre GideTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

43. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” -Benjamin Disraeli

44. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” -Suzanne Collins

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

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46. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” -Aldous Huxley

47. “Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.”

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

49. “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul.”

50. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”Travel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

Top 51 to 100 Travel Quotes

51.“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” -Alan Keightley

52. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

53. “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

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54.“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” -Chief Seattle

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

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56. “Oh the places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

57. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” -Confucius

58. “Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan”

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59. “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” -Henry Rollins

60. “Then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.”

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

62. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well. ” – Eugene FodorTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

63. “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.”

64. “Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag” -Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

65. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai LamaTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

66. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”   -Susan Heller

67. “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

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

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69. “Conventional wisdom tells us… we take our baggage with us. I’m not so sure. Travel, at its best, transforms us in ways that aren’t always apparent until we’re back home. Sometimes we do leave our baggage behind, or, even better, it’s misrouted to Cleveland and is never heard from again.”   -Eric Weiner

70. “The goal is to die with memories not dreams”

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

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72. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac

73. “Live your life by a compass not a clock.” -Stephen CoveyTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

74. “ With the right mindset and spirit, only the sky is the limit”

75. “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrate it for everything that it is.” -Mandy Hale

76. “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

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77. “Everything you do is based on the choices you make”- Wayne Dyer

78. “There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die”Travel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

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

80. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” -Mark Jenkins

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

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82. “At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.” –Arthur Frommer

83. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself” -David Mitchell

Travel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.84. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

85. “It feels good to be in the right direction.”

86. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya StarkTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

87.“A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for.” -John A. Shedd

88. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” -Robert Louis StevensonTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

89. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

90. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

91. “Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.” – Karen GibbsTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.92. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” -Oscar Wilde

93. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” -Izaak Walton

 94. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” -Oscar WildeTravel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.

95. Life is a journey, not a destination.”

96.  “I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.” – Nyssa P. Chopra

97. ” Veni, Vini, Amavi. We came, we saw, we loved.

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98.”People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” Edmund Hillary

99. ” “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.”

100. ” I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it” Travel Quotes | Looking for inspiration? Check out this curated list of the 100 most inspiring quotes of all time.


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  • Number 17 is the quote I always tell myself when Im unsure if I should do something but I had not heard the second part of that quote before. I love so many of these quotes and use them to inspire me to travel more.

  • Elaine J Masters

    I pinned the Andre Gide quote. Several of these are new to me. Lovely pictures too.

  • london_unattached

    my favourite is this one
    “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

    There is no answer is there…

  • Teacaketravels

    What a lovely post for the New Year! I don’t want to be that girl, dying on her deathbed, regretting everything I never did. Here’s to an amazing 2016, conquering your anxieties, grabbing fear by the balls and going for it!

    • Same to you @TeacakeTravels:disqus. Wishing you a kickass 2016. Love following your adventures!

  • Jempi

    Love this post! My favourite one is number 12 – it’s like ordering a dish at the Chinese rest 😉 – this quote is so true. reading these quotes gives me inspiration and a lot of motivation for the new year. Cheers, Jempi

  • Melody Pittman

    Wonderful quotes for sure. Everyone has a dream but most people are content to leave it as just that, a dream in their head only Life is short and we must do whatever we can to ensure that we have lived our life to its fullest by whatever makes us happy and whole. Therefore, my favorite is #16- “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”

    • YES! We always say that whatever you want in life, pursue it relentlessly!

  • Andrea Leblang

    I love these quotes! So inspiring. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you” is my personal favorite 🙂 So very true!

  • Lesley

    Number six is my favorite. I feel like it’s the reason I started traveling so frequently. I don’t want to miss opportunities now because I’m too focused on making money or “working”.

  • Mags

    Excellent reminders for the new year. I love a the inspiration. I’ve heard most of these before, but there were a couple new ones. I’ll be pinning those!

  • Uncover Your Caribbean

    Tried to choose a fave. Couldn’t. Love them all! How inspirational 🙂

  • Yöeme Hömari

    Quote #2 is mine. I posted it to FB a while back and now I’m surprised to see it as a meme all over the internet.

    Yoeme Homari

  • Some excellent travel quotes listed. Mine has always been … “Don’t Think About What They Say … Go See!” 🙂