61 Best Travel Quotes to Inspire You: The Ultimate List

Travel quotes can be powerful. Really, all quotes are powerful: be they inspirational quotes or motivational quotes, other people often find the words that we wish to say. Through quotes, we have been inspired to move mountains, to travel, to take action, and to strive to live a better life.

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Rounding up the best travel quotes

Dave and I have been gathering travel quotes for years and we thought it was about time we brought them all together.  Feel free to pin, save, tweet, and post on your own social media. Let's spread the word of love, travel, and adventure. We need it now more than ever!

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Best Travel Quotes in the World

When Dave and I were searching for what we wanted to do with our lives, more than a decade ago, we read a lot of books and magazines for inspiration.  I remember clipping out cards from Oprah Winfrey's “O Magazine”, which had some very powerful quotes. We would put them up all over our house. On the refrigerator, in the bathroom on our mirrors…everywhere. They were used to motivate us to find our purpose in life. Eventually we found our purpose, and quotes played a large part in that. Since then, we've always looked to travel quotes for inspiration. Since starting our travel blog, we've found that some of the most inspiring quotes in the world are related to travel.

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Adventure Travel Quotes

Since we love a great adventure, we thought we'd start by sharing travel quotes that inspired us to push through, keep going, and have the freedom to travel the world. Even when the going got tough. Enjoy!

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it's lethal”

“Great things never came from comfort zones.”

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“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

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“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey”

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“Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.”

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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

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“Travel doesn't become adventure until you leave yourself behind”

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“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

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

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“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.”

Inspiring Travel Quotes

People often wonder what the purpose of travel is. How does travel make life richer and why does it resonate so much with so many people? These travel quotes inspire us to make more out of our travels than just a vacation. They ignite a spark that makes us want to understand the world and ourselves.

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“I would rather own a little and see the world, than own the world and see a little of it.”

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 “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

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


“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake.”

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“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets”

“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”

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“People don't take trips, trips take people.”

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

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.”

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“Don't listen to what they say, go see” ~ Chinese Proverb

Inspirational Quotes related to Travel

As the year comes to an end, we wanted to bring something positive to round out a difficult and divisive time. We went through old travel quotes to find the most inspiring quotes that can actually make people think and take action. People are often moved by words, and we hope these wise words from others help you find a clear vision for your future. Some of these quotes are directly related to travel, while some are good life lessons all around. Either way, we love them all!


“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”

“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.” ~ I think in today's society this couldn't be more true. Lately we all have opinions, but it is time for us all to start being the example of who we want and to live our lives.

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” ~ We often have preconceived notions of what other countries are like. Travel helps us to understand and learn about different cultures and ways of life. This travel quote couldn't ring more true.

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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Travel often opens our eyes to different ways of thinking and understanding the world. We as travel bloggers love to preach what we have learned to the world, but we also need to live by example. That is something we strive to work on every day.


“Don't quit your day dream.” – One of the things Dave and I are most thankful for is the fact that we never stopped dreaming. We didn't become professional travel bloggers until our mid 30s. If we settled (like we were supposed to in life) we'd still be working at our jobs thinking we weren't allowed to have dreams once we reached a certain age. Never stop dreaming.

“There's a sunrise and sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.” ~I love this quote because you don't have to travel to enjoy a sunset. Too many of us wait until we are abroad to appreciate life and nature. Get out there now and start living today. From home!

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

“If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.”

“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.”

“Without new experiences something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”

“Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.”

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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~Mae West

The Joy of Travel: Travel Quotes

And sometimes travel quotes can simply be about pure joy. I don't think we have ever felt more joy in life than when we were travelling and truly connected to this world. When we travel, we feel alive and these inspiring quotes capture that feeling.

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“This heart of mine was made to travel this world”

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“I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way”

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“Let's find some beautiful place to get lost”

“I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met.”


It's a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it.”

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“You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul.”

Wandering Travel Quotes

Not all those who wander are lost. In fact, wandering can help you find yourself, or find that person you lost many years ago. Travel ignites a wanderlust in us all. I think humans were born to travel. We are explorers at our core. We're always dreaming, searching, and looking to discover new worlds and new possibilities. Take a wander with us through these travel quotes to inspire wanderlust.

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“I want to make memories all over the world”


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“Someday I'm going to be free and I'm going to travel the world”

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“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”

“It doesn't matter where you're going, it's who you have beside you.”

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“Traveling is not something you're good at. It's something you do, like breathing.” ~ Gayle Foreman

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“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”


“Let your memory be your travel bag.”

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“It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

“Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.”

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“Travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” ~Brenna Smith


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“Travel has a way of stretching the mind.”





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“Oh, the places you'll go.”

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”

“People don't take trips, trips take people.”

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”


“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.”

“The journey is my home.”

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“Travel… the best way to be lost and found at the same time.”

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“Where to next?” ~ And as the quote above says, “Where will you travel next? How will travel change you and how will you change the world?”

All images belong to ThePlanetD and are from our travels around the world, to seven continents and 105 countries.  The travel quotes themselves belong to the credited author. It is so much fun to match photos with words, and if you have a favourite photo that you think would match a good travel quote, send it on to theplanetd@gmail.com. We'll share it on our Facebook page and be sure to tag and mention your blog and Facebook too!

What are your favourite travel quotes?  Share it in the comments below. 

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