80+ Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust - Wellington World TravelsHere are 80+ travel quotes to inspire your wanderlust.


1. “The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.” – Augustine of Hippo
2. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”
3. “It’s better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”
4. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
5. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
6. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.” – Oscar Wilde
7. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
8. “People don’t take trips. Trips take people.”


9. “If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine – it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
10. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.”
11. “There are seven days in the week, and ‘someday’ isn’t one of them.”
12. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey
13. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
14. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
15. “Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman
16. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
17. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
18. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.”
19. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop


20. “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
21. “Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – TS Eliot
22. “There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die.”
23. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor
24. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten
25. “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn
26. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spend working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac
27. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” – Ray Bradbury
28. “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


29. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” – James A. Michener
30. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
31. “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson
32. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Climon Fadiman
33. “People travel to faraway places to watch in fascination the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes
34. “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” – Edith Wharton
35. “Traveling – it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you stranger in your own land.” – Ibn Battuta
36. “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” -Henry Rollins
37. “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


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38. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
39. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
40. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.“ – Gustave Flaubert
41. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.“ – Mary Anne Redmacher
42. “If an ass goes traveling, he’ll not come home a horse.” – Thomas Fuller
43. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
44. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust.
45. “Travel like Gandhi, with simple clothes, open eyes, and an uncluttered mind.” – Rick Steves
46. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
47. “Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.”
48. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
49. “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
50. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai


51. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – JRR Tolkien
52. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”
53. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan
54. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount
55. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” – Jerry Seinfield
56. “There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.” – Charlotte Eriksson
57. “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


58. “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.“ – G.K. Chesterton
59. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
60. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
61. “Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams
62. “Traveling 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
63. “I love to travel, But hate to arrive.” – Albert Einstein
64. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle


65. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay
66. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
67. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang
68. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman
69. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg
70. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
71. “Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” – Drake
72. “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon
73. “Travel… the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” – Brenna Smith
74. “Travel is like love, 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
75. “It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancholies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.” – Gustave Flaubert
76. “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 so familiar is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
77. “For the born traveler, traveling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort..” – Aldous Huxley
78. “I can’t think of anything that excited a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again.” – Bill Bryson


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79. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
80. “I’ve 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
81. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
82. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
83. “Not I – Not anyone else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman
84. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
85. “I read; I travel; I become.” – Derek Walcott


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What is your favorite travel quote for inspiration? What do you think is the best travel quote of all time? Is there one that inspires you above the rest?



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13 thoughts on “80+ Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust”

  1. Really had to make that one the first one. That hit me hard. I don’t want my book empty. I need/want to travel more, but I always think it is expensive and my money could go towards something else.

  2. These are wonderful and inspirational quotes. I like the Mark Twain one the best as it just says “Don’t wait, do it NOW!”. Take chances and just explore!

  3. These are truly such inspirational quotes to really get adventurous. Live your life by a compass, not a clock, is one quote that truly stood out to me. I am majorly bitten by the travel bug and the quotes are so inspirational

  4. Reading these quotes makes me want to jump on the next flight and just travel nonstop. These are truly such inspirational quotes to really get adventurous. Live your life by a compass, not a clock, is one quote that truly stood out to me. Especially now with COVID-19 and all the regulations, we find so many excuses not to create little safe adventures for ourselves. The truth is that the world is changing and the clock isn’t in our favor with this virus, thus, it’s a now or never moment! Thank you for reminding me of this.

  5. “It’s better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”
    I wonder how could I see the world right now during this pandemic. Travel restrictions stops us from wandering. I hope this pandemic ends soon.

  6. I love traveling, and 2 quotes here I absolutely loved. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” by Freya Stark and “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” by Elizabeth Gilbert

  7. #51 hit me quite hard…whenever our ship are docked on a port that I have not been yet…i use to WANDER around its town or cities,,,try their local beer or some sort bites that are famous on that place,,,but it doesn’t mean that I’m lost


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