25 Inspirational Travel Quotes

I love travel quotes, they inspire and motivate me to dream, travel and explore the wonderful world and create new memories.

Here are some of my favorite travel quotes, hope these kindle the travel bug in you as much as it does it to me.

  1. “The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” – Saint Augustine
  2. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving” – Lao Tzu
  3. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see” –K.Chesterton
  4. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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
  5. “Not all those who wander are lost” –R.R. Tolkien
  6. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron
  10. “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart
  11. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. I spent a large part of my youth traveling the world as a hippie. And what money did I have then? None. I barely had enough to pay for my fare. But I still consider those to have been the best years of my youth. The great lessons I learned has been precisely those that my journey has taught me.” – Paulo Coelho
  12. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, no matter how small. And in return, life and travel – leaves marks on you.Most of the time, those marks on your body or not heart are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt – Anthony Bourdain
  13. “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” – Lawrence Durell
  14. “To my mind, the greatest rewards 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 take for granted.” – Bill Bryson
  15. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you come from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Mary Ritter Beard
  16. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” –  Lao Tzu
  17. “It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”  –  Ernest Hemingway
  18. “The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home  – and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.” – Rolf Potts
  19. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.’ – Susan Sontag
  21. “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with different point of view. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – Scott Fitzgerald
  22. “You will never be completely at the home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. This is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” – Miriam Adeney
  23. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber
  24. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do- especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold you against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon
  25. We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can , in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” –Pico Iyer