101 Best Travel Quotes: Inspiring & Motivational Traveling Quotations

101 best travel quotes

Here are our top 101 travel quotes of all time, from some of the most influential people of our time. We find inspiration and motivation in the actions, discoveries, achievements, journeys and experiences of others. It’s from these people we can develop a desire to break out from our comfort zone and embark on our own path of discovery and create our own journey.

I personally got inspired to travel from a close friend, although I had always wanted to travel to distant places and experience other cultures, it wasn’t until I had learnt from his experiences on his return that I knew I could do this myself. So I did travel, I have never looked back and my journey has profoundly changed me.

Top 20 Best Travel Quotes

1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
– Mark Twain

Mark Twain Travel Quote

2. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lau Tzu


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


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


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

6. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
– David Mitchell


7. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey.”
– Pat Conroy


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


9. “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


10. “A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
– Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu Travel Quote

11. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
– Buddha


12. “Not all those who wander are lost.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien


13. “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


14. “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.”
– Dalai Lama


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

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


17. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”
– Ghaniya Dewi Arassyi


18. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
– Helen Keller


19. “So much of who we are, is where we have been.”
– William Langewiesche


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


Top 21 to 41 Best Travel Quotes


21. “A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles.”
– Tim Cahill


22. “When you’re travelling, 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


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


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

Anita Desai Travel Quote


25. “Live your life by a compass not a clock.
Stephen Covey


26. “Once you have traveled, 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


27. “The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.”
– Paul Theroux


28. “Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.”
– Nicolas Bouvier


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


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


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


32. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
– Henry David Thoreau


33. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
– Anthony Bourdain


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


35. “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


36. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
– Unknown


37. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”
– Rosalia de Castro


38. “Life is a journey, not a destination.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Travel Quote

39. “Certainly, 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


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


Top 41 to 61 Best Travel Quotes


41. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
– Hans Christian Anderson


42. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
– Jawaharlal Nehru


43. “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


44. “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
– Edmund Hillary


45. “Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.”
– Brian Chesky


46. “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
– T. S. Eliot


47. “Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.”
– Tom Freston


48. “Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.”
– Ernest Hemingway


49. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”
– Eugene Fodor


50. “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.”
– Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy

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


52. “Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.”
– Meghan Markle


53. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”
– Anais Nin

Anais Nin Travel Quote

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


55. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
– Erol Ozan


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


57. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost


58. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.”
– Melody Truong


59. “Life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.”
– Simon Raven


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


Top 61 to 81 Best Travel Quotes


61. “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


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


63. “The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”
– Chris Humphrey


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


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


66. “Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.”
– Jaime Lyn Beatty


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


68. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.”
– Freya Stark


69. “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 Terán


70. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.”
– Mohamed


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


72. “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”
– John D. Rockefeller


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


74. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
– Cesare Pavese


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


76. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
– Oprah Winfrey


77. “Travel is like knowledge. The more you see, the more you know you haven’t seen.”
– Mark Hertsgaard


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


79. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”
– Rudyard Kipling


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


Top 81 to 101 Best Travel Quotes


81. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.”
– Hilaire Belloc


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


83. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
– Henry David Thoreau


84. “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


85. “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


86. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories can be found between the pages of a passport.”
– Unknown


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


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


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


90. “There are seven days in a week and “someday” isn’t one of them.”
– Benny Lewis


91. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
– Henry David Thoreau


92. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
– Wendell Berry


93. “Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”
– Ray Bradbury


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


95. “Blessed are the curious, for they will have adventures.”
– Lovelle Drachman


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


97. “And 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, in dimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”
– Pico Iyer


98. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
John Augustus Shedd


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


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


101. “The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
– Samuel Johnson

So there you have it, our 101 favourite travel quotes of all time. The people behind these quotes have certainly inspired us here at Thailand Travel Hub to travel and motivated us in our own journey’s of discovery and we hope they inspire you too. Feel free to share with friends and family, maybe together we can inspire others too.

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