50 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes

I’ve got to admit I do love me some good inspirational travel quotes – even though I know people think of them as a bit cheesy!

I’ve always been fond of a personal mantra or two and I love surrounding myself with little inspirational reminders – particularly as I’m trying so hard to save money for travel and for ticking items off of my Bucket List. Of course I love travel too (duh – travel blog!) so quotes that combine both inspiration and travel are always my favourites. The great thing is that many of these can be used as everyday inspirations too – not just for travel.

Here are my 50 favorite inspirational travel quotes; I hope they inspire you too!

Inspirational Travel Quotes

1. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it” – Jack Kerouac

2. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

5. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”  – Robert Louis Stevenson

6. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

Inspirational Travel Quotes

7. “Not all those who wander are lost” – JRR Tolkien

8. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

Inspirational Travel Quotes

10. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” – Anonymous

11. “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.” – Bill Bryson

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

13. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the World” – Mary Ann Radmacher

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

15. “…there ain’t no journey what don’t change you some.” – David Mitchell

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

17. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

18. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

Inspirational Travel Quotes

19. “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer”- Anonymous

20. “The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.” – Augustine of Hippo

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

22. “Travelling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta

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

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

26. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

27. “Adventure is worthwhile” – Aesop

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

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

30. “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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

31. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself” – Cloud Atlas

32. “Leave home, leave the country, leave the familiar. Only then can routine experience—buying bread, eating vegetables, even saying hello become new all over again.” – Anthony Doerr

33. “Better to see something once, than hear about it a thousand times” – Asian proverb

Inspirational Travel Quotes

34. “Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings, with the friends that turned into family” – Anonymous

35. “Surely of all the wonders in the World, the horizon is the greatest” – Freya Stark

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

37. “People don’t take trips, trips take people” – Anonymous

38. “Go where you feel most alive” – Anonymous

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

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

42. ”Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn

Inspirational Travel Quotes

43. ”You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

44. ”Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.”

45. “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson

Inspirational Travel Quotes

46. “Do more than just exist” – Anonymous

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

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

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

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