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

Have any favourite inspirational travel quote I missed? Drop me a message in the comments below! If you loved these then head over to here to see more 🙂




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  • Reply Kim August 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I really enjoyed reading these quotes. My favorite is #6. I can really relate to it. I’m definitely pinning this post to refer back to the quotes so thank you !

  • Reply lexie August 22, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I love this post, the inspirational messages that you want to relay to us are so important especially to us who travels a lot. my favourite on is Do more than just exist! super love it 🙂

  • Reply digital travel guru August 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I love travel quotes and you have put together some of my fav’s and some that I have not read before.
    This one is one of my best ones ”Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” great post and quote photos.

  • Reply Emma @ theweekendabroad.com August 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Love this! I especially love the quote “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” – Anonymous. Thank you!

  • Reply Alicia August 22, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I love Lao Tzu’s quote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I think the first step is the hardest, but so important. Such courage to get started!

  • Reply Shaily August 22, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Nice collection of travel quotes! .. ‘A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for’ – my favourite. Saved the page to bookmarks for travel motivation. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Reply Yesh August 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

    This is like the greatest hits list of travel quotes!
    My favourite by far is:
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
    ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

  • Reply Helene August 23, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I love “travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”! It reminds me to spend money on experiences and not material things. I try to, anyway:) I might have to borrow some of these for my Insta motivation mondays, if you don’t mind:) It’s a great collection! Thanks for sharing:)

  • Reply Farah August 23, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Such inspiring quotes to start out my day.. 🙂 I love them and have them on my wall to make me smile everyday. Such a beautiful blog post.

  • Reply lisa August 23, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Love, love, love these! I have to agree with the Travel Guru, that is my best quote too. Those pictures make me want to just go and pack my bags.

  • Reply WhodoIdo August 23, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    So many good quotes! I love travel quotes! This is the one for me… “To travel is to live” Fantastic post!

  • Reply Mel | The Wandering Darlings August 23, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Soooo many awesome quotes and loads I’ve not read before. 1 and 13 are my favourite ones. Number 16 is my family’s motor although they can be cheesy I think you’ve picked some real winners here

  • Reply Rahat Aror August 23, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Agreed exactly these are the best travel quotes to inspire people for travel. My best quote is people don’t take trips trips takes people

  • Reply Ambuj Saxena August 24, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Loved the compilation of travel quotes… I have a huge bucket list and love going back to these quotes to keep the spark alive! My favourite quote keeps changing with time but the quote: “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for” is my all time go-to- quote for inspiration!

  • Reply Sandy August 28, 2017 at 2:23 am

    I love these kind of posts! Always gets me excited for my next big trip! I really like no.39 <3

    • Reply bettertogetherhome August 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Sandy 🙂

  • Reply Alex from Better Together Home August 30, 2017 at 5:58 am

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