85 Travel quotes to fuel your wanderlust

85 Travel Quotes To Fuel Your Wanderlust!

Do you find yourself daydreaming about far-off foreign lands, wishing for adventure and an escape from the daily grind? Do you yearn to feel connected with a new, exciting culture, explore captivating places or enjoy the peace away from everything familiar? It’s times like these that we need a little travel inspiration.

As Mark Twain said: “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” With this in mind, we’ve compiled 85 of our favourite inspiring travel quotes to spark your inner explorer and fuel your wanderlust! 

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85 Inspirational Travel quotes:

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

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

3. “Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time” – Hannah Arendt

4. “I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad” – George Bernard Shaw

5. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart” – Confucius

6. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Hellen Keller

7. “The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see” – G.K. Chesterton

8 .”Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times” – Unknown

9. “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

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10 .”Some journeys can be only travelled alone” – Maxwell Maltz

11. “You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself” -Franz Kafka

12. “Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate” – J. R. R. Tolkien

13. “Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn

14. “Never go too long without watching a sunset” – Atticus

15. “Our footprints always follow us on days when it’s been snowing. They always show us where we’ve been, but never where we’re going” – Winnie the Pooh

16. “Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” – Michael Palin

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

18. “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

19. “A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not why ships were built” – John A. Shedd

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20.”The best view comes after the hardest climb” -Unknown

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

22. “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God” – Kurt Vonnegut

23. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect” -Paul Theroux

24. “The goal of my life is to tie adventure to my feet, stock memories in my pocket, hold imagination in my palms like fairy dust and sprinkle it on my tales” – Mitali Meelan

25. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

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

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

28. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met” – John Green

29. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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30. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train” – Oscar Wilde

31. “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere” – Mae West

32 .”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

33. “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, and sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” – Mark Twain

34. “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

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

36. “Looking in the mirror, I saw a joyful face. And this happy girl was just about to go on a trip, with a one-way ticket in her bag. Life was a never-ending journey” – Nico J. Genes

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

38. “If an ass goes travelling, he’ll not come home a horse” – Thomas Fuller

39. “To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation” – Unknown

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

41. “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

42. “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure” – Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

48. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch

49. “Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

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50. “Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories” – Ray Bradbury

51. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world” – Mark Jenkins

52. “To travel is to live” – Hans Christian Anderson

51. “It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free” – Mae Chevrette

52. “Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view” – Unknown

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

54. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist” – Oscar Wilde

55. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” – Beverly Sills

56. “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

57. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost” – Ray Bradbury

58. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you” – David McCullough Jr

59. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home” – Dagobert D. Runes

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60. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see” – Carew Papritz

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

62. “Once you have travelled, 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. “Not all those who wander are lost” – R. R. Tolkien

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

65. “Life is short and the world is wide” – Unknown

66. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world” – Dame Freya Madeline Stark

67. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life” – Dolly Parton

68. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself” – Matthew Karsten

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

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70. “I love to travel, but hate to arrive” – Albert Einstein

71. “If travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end” – Pico Iyer

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

73. “I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love” – Benjamin Disraeli

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

74. “Add life to your days, not days to your life” – Unknown

75. “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

76. “Cover the earth before it covers you” – Dagobert D runes

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

78. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao Tzu

79. “Wanderlust (n.) a strong desire or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world” – UnKnown

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80.”Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you” – Unknown

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

82. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal” – Paulo Coelho

83. “You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place” – Miriam Adeney

84. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt” – Anthony Bourdain

85. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart” – Helen Keller

Final Thoughts

When it comes to feeling the urge to explore, there’s no denying that a good travel quote can pack a serious punch. We hope our selection of wanderlust-inducing quotes helps you daydream about your next great adventure and get motivated to start planning your next trip!

Thanks so much for stopping by; I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read and make it to the end! I have lots of exciting new content in the next few weeks, so make sure you pop back to catch up! 

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Happy travels!

85 Travel quotes to fuel your wanderlust
85 Travel quotes to fuel your wanderlust

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