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Travel Quotes to Inspire Every Journey

Everyone loves a good quote that seems to speak only to them. Here, I have compiled 40 of my favorite travel quotes that I believe will speak directly to your adventuring soul. Feel free to use them for any of your projects.. all I ask is that you credit the author.

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Not all those who wander are lost.  -J.R.R. Tolkien

Travel is the best and probably cheapest graduate school you can buy.  -Tom Freston

By seeing how small the world is, I realize how capable I am. I can conquer anything. Anywhere. Anyone.  -Tawny Lara

Besides, I’m a gypsy at heart and I like to travel around.  -Reba McEntire

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

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.  -Ella Maillart

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.  -R.Buckminster Fuller

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

Ah! Young people, travel if you can, and if you cannot – travel all the same!  -Jules Verne

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating

that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die,

it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other,

we may even become friends.

-Maya Angelou

Paris is always a good idea.  -Audrey Hepburn

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.  -Benjamin Disraeli

The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.  -Ernest Hemingway

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The best education I have ever received was through travel.  -Lisa Ling

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  -Saint Augustine

Where ever you go becomes a part of you somehow.  -Anita Desai

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.  -Marcel Proust

Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly,

you leave marks behind, however small.

And in return, life–and travel–leaves marks on you.

-Anthony Bourdain

Now more than ever I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.  -Isabelle Eberhardt

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.  -David Mitchell

I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found.  -John Steinbeck

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

Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.  -Judith Thurman

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.  -Gustave Flaubert

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.  -Pascal Mercier

Every traveller has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.  -Charles Dickens

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 Andersen

I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.  -Roman Payne

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.  -Pat Conroy

Travelling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing. You can’t work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.  -Gayle Forman

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.  -Aldous Huxley

See the world.  It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.  -Ray Bradbury

You are still young, free… Do yourself a favor. Before it’s too late,  without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it.  One day it will be too late.  -Jhumpa Lahiri

I am free to go wherever I want for the rest of my life.  -Faith Ringgold

The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.  -J.K. Rowling

Wanderlust is incurable.  -Mark Jenkins

To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.  -Bill Bryson

Cover the earth before it covers you.  -Dagobert D. Runes

I hope these travel quotes inspire you to plan that next trip, write that next blog post, or get outside and explore more abundantly.  Be sure to join me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest (links in sidebar) to follow along with my own travelling journey.  Happy trails!



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