200 Travel Quotes To Feed Your Wanderlust

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

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The farther I travel, the closer I am to myself. Andrew McCarthy

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Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac

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Getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself. Maxime Lagacé

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

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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J.R.R. Tolkien


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Collect moments. Not things. Unknown

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I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list. Susan Sontag

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I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility. Jack Kerouac

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Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

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We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust swirling and dancing in eddies and whirlpools in infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. Paulo Coelho


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Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca

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He who does not travel does not know the value of men. Moorish proverb

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Who lives sees, but who travels sees more. Ibn Battuta

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The best dreams happen when you’re awake. Cherie Gilderbloom

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A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. Lao Tzu


The Best Travel Quotes

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I love to travel, but hate to arrive. Albert Einstein

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. Freya Stark (Game of Thrones

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. Walt Whitman

What is more melancholy and more profound than to see a thousand objects for the first and the last time? To travel is to be born and to die at every instant. Victor Hugo

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Mark Twain

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac

People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. Joseph Campbell

To travel is to take a journey into yourself. Danny Kaye

A tourist sees what he came to see; a traveler sees what he sees. Thibaut

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I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it. Alexander Sattler

Vagabonding is about time – our only real commodity – and how we choose to use it. Rolf Potts

The slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries. Rolf Potts (Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World)

It is fatal to know too much at the outset: boredom comes as quickly to the traveler who knows his route as to the novelist who is overcertain of his plot. Paul Theroux

Traveling hopefully into the unknown with a little information: dead reckoning is the way most people live their lives, and the phrase itself seems to sum up human existenec. Paul Theroux

Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am. Voltaire


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

Traveler, there is no path, paths are made by walking. Antonio Machado

If you really want to learn about a country, work there. Charles Kuralt

Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. Aldous Huxley

Travel, which is like a greater and graver science, brings us back to ourselves. Albert Camus

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

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

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they really are. Samuel Johnson

Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am… Michael Crichton

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Traveling – it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land. Ibn Battuta

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

Part 2. Travel Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous (Jack Kerouac, Marcel Proust, Helen Keller, etc.)

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Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves. Euripides

Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho

Once a year go somewhere you have never been before. Dalai Lama

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

Paris is always a good idea. Audrey Hepburn

He who would travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Unexpected travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. Kurt Vonnegut

It is better to travel well than to arrive. Buddha

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Lao Tzu

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love, Amazon book)

If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future? Stephen Hawking

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. George Harrison (The Beatles, Any Road)

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on. Led Zeppelin (Stairway to Heaven)

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. Jack Kerouac (On the Road)

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac

The world is a book and he who don’t travel only read one page. St. Augustine

I never knew of a morning in Africa, when I woke up and was not happy. Ernest Hemingway

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

I could have gone on flying through space forever. Yuri Gagarin (First human to journey into outer space)

The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home. Christopher Columbus

I did not write half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed. Marco Polo

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

Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. Asian proverb

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled. Mohammed

Short Travel Quotes

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To travel is to live. Hans Christian Andersen

All of life is a foreign country. Jack Kerouac

Travel far enough, you meet yourself. David Mitchell

We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope. Rolf Potts

Travel teaches toleration. Benjamin Disraeli

The journey is the destination. Dan Eldon

Everywhere you travel to, be fully there. Lailah Gifty Akita

Everybody has a unique path to travel. Lailah Gifty Akita

The road never ends… only our vision does. Amit Reddy

No matter where you go, there you are. Buckaroo Banzi

What is life, without a little risk? Sirius Black (Harry Potter)

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Risk is the salt and sugar of life. Freya Stark

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Unknown

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Unknown

It feels good to be lost in the right direction. Unknown

If not now, when? Unknown

Life is short and the world is wide. Unknown

Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure. Unknown

Work, travel, save, repeat. Unknown

Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world. Unknown

Don’t listen to what they say, go see. Chinese proverb

Adventure is worthwhile. Aristotle

Oh, the places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss

The journey is my home. Muriel Rukeyser

Make voyages! Attempt them. There’s nothing else. Tennessee Williams


Inspirational Travel Quotes

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The goal is to die with memories not dreams. Unknown

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. Anatole France

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist quotes)

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

Wanting to travel reflects a positive attitude. You want to see, to grow in experience, and presumably to become more whole as a human being. Ed Buryn

Vagabonding is about using the prosperity and possibility of the information age to increase your personal options instead of your personal possessions. Rolf Potts

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

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? Caroline Myss

Part 1. A lot of us first aspired to far-ranging travel and exotic adventure early in our teens; these ambitions are, in fact, adolescent in nature, which I find an inspiring idea. Tim Cahill

Part 2. Thus, when we allow ourselves to imagine as we once did, we know, with a sudden jarring clarity, that if we don’t go right now, we’re never going to do it. And we’ll be haunted by our unrealized dreams and know that we have sinned against ourselves gravely. Tim Cahill

What I find is that you can do almost anything or go almost anywhere, if you’re not in a hurry. Paul Theroux

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

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I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted. Jack Kerouac

Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be. Steve Pavlina

I travel around the world in a way that tries to open my mind and give me empathy and inspire me to come home and make this world a better place. Rick Steves

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. Randy Komisar

Travel is a creative act – not simply loafing and inviting your soul, but feeding on the imagination, accounting for each fresh wonder, memorizing, and moving on… and the best landscapes, apparently dense or featureless, hold surprises if they are studied patiently, in the kind of discomfort one can savor afterward. Paul Theroux

Related: The 10 Lessons to Learn From Traveling (huffpost.com)

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 newspaper will accommodate. Pico Iyer

Part 1. What gives value to travel is fear. It is the fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country we are seized by a vague fear, and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. This is the most obvious benefit of travel. Albert Camus

Part 2. At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being. Albert Camus

Leaving home is a kind of forgiveness, and when you get among strangers, you’re amazed at how decent they seem. Nobody smirks at you or gossips about you, nobody resents your successes or relishes your defeats. You get to start over, a sort of redemption. Garrison Keilor

Part 1. Let’s not travel to tick things off lists, or collect half-hearted semi-treasures to be placed in dusty drawers in empty rooms. Victoria Erickson

Part 2. Rather, we’ll travel to find grounds and rooftops and tiny hidden parks, where we’ll sit and dismiss the passing time, spun in the city’s web, ‘til we’ve surrendered, content to be spent and consumed. Victoria Erickson

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch

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

Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. John Steinbeck

Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul. Jaime Lyn

Funny And Surprising Travel Quotes

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Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin. Bruce Chatwin

Two great talkers will not travel far together. Spanish proverb

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. Ray Bradbury

I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way. Carl Sagan

To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe. Bruce Chatwin

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is about to happen. Winnie The Pooh

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. Paul Theroux

A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car. Emile Ganest

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I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. George Bernard Shaw

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

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. James Michener

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train. Oscar Wilde

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted my routine. Caskie Stinnett

Jet lag is for amateurs. Dick Clark

To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe. Bruce Chatwin

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. Susan Heller

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. Rachel Wolchin

Better to sleep in an uncomfortable bed free, than sleep in a comfortable bed unfree. Jack Kerouac

The best tourist is one without a camera. Kamand Kojouri

Let your memory be your travel bag. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Deep Travel Sayings

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The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. G.K. Chesterton

There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign. Robert Louis Stevenson Click to tweet

Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things. Kahlil Gibran

As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world. Virginia Woolf

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse…and thinks of home. Carl Burns

People say you have to travel to see the world. Sometimes I think that if you just stay in one place and keep your eyes open, you’re going to see just about all that you can handle. Paul Auster

This is the charm of a map. It represents the other side of the horizon where everything is possible. Rosita Forbes

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. Paulo Coelho

Live your life by a compass, not a clock. Stephen Covey

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. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt. Anthony Bourdin

A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. Unknown

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

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When will you begin that long journey into yourself? Rumi

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. Katherine Mansfield

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine

The practice of soulful travel is to discover the overlapping point between history and everyday life; the way to find the essence of every place, every day: in the markets, small chapels, out-of-the-way parks, craft shops. Phil Cousineau

My city and country, so far as I am Antoninus, is Rome; but so far as I am a man, it is the world. Marcus Aurelius

Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

Remember at all times that while you are seeing the world, the world will see you. Benjamin Rush

He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him. Dutch proverb

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. Henry David Thoreau

Wise Travel Sayings

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Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind. Marty Rubin

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. Robert Louis Stevenson

With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding. Sandra Lake

Travelling is discovering. Discovering is learning. Learning is living. Maxime Lagacé

It is not down in any map; true places never are. Herman Melville

To the tourist, travel is a means to an end; to the traveler, it’s an end in itself. Marty Rubin

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. Lin Yutang

I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question. Harun Yahya

He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all. Sinclair Lewis

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Travel’s greatest purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. William Hazlitt

The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home. Rolf Potts

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home. Rolf Potts

Travel can be a kind of monasticism on the move: on the road, we often live more simple, with no more possessions than we can carry, and surrendering ourselves to chance. This is what Camus meant he said that “what gives value to travel is fear” – disruption, in other words, (or emancipation) from circumstance, and all the habits behing which we hide. Pico Iyer

Related: 20 Unforgettable Lessons You Can Learn From Traveling The World (lifehack.org)

Curiosity about the extraordinary in the ordinary moves the heart of the traveler intent on seeing behind the veil of tourism. Phil Cousineau

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey. Pat Conroy

It’s not where you are today that counts. It’s where you are headed. Arthur F. Lenehan

Ownership of most things is overrated. Ownership of worldly experience is not. Dave Levant

A great way to learn about your country is to leave it. Henry Rollins

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. Samuel Johnson

The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home. Freya Stark

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

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

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

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller

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

It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks. Anatole France

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. Thomas Fuller

Wherever you go, go with all your heart! Confucius

Part 3. Conclusion

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

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maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

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