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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