70 Travel Quotes To Fuel Your Wanderlust And Inspire Your Next Trip

Arrivederci! 70 Travel Quotes That’ll Have You Packing Your Bags

January 8, 2021 Updated August 4, 2021

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Grab your bags and your passport — we’re going… somewhere! OK, OK, we might not be jetting anywhere right this minute, but we can probably agree that we all wish we were headed to an exciting locale for new adventures. Because even when we can’t travel (example: basically all of 2020), we’re thinking about it. And planning it. We’re building up our Pinterest boards, mentally packing our suitcases, and dreaming about all of the incredible food we’re going to try. Oh, and we’re poring over epic travel quotes that further serve to fuel our wanderlust. Anyone who has been “bitten by the travel bug” understands that it isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way of life.

You may be thinking, But wait, how can we afford all of this hypothetical travel? Well, fortunately, travel doesn’t have to be expensive. There are myriad ways to save money on a vacation (yes, even on a trip to Disney with your kids). Or, hey, if you’re in desperate need of a new skyline, you could consider cracking into your rainy day fund. That’s to say nothing of local, low-cost travel opportunities, like hitting the beach.

So, don’t let worry deter you from your travel dreams. Instead, let the following curation of travel quotes remind you that travel is always worthwhile.

Short Travel Quotes

  1. “Cover the earth before it covers you.” — Dagobert Runes
  2. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” — John Steinbeck
  3. “The journey matters more than the destination.” — Tony Fahkry
  4. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too uncomfortable.” — Carew Papritz
  5. “Go where you feel most alive.” — Unknown
  6. Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” — Stephen Covey
  7. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” — David Mitchell
  8. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” — Dalai Lama
  9. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” — Buddha
  10. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius
  11. “Life is short, and the world is wide.” — Unknown
  12. “Paris is always a good idea.” — Audrey Hepburn
  13. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” — Susan Sontag
  14. “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” — Diane Arbus
  15. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” — Anita Desai
  16. “Not all those who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. “So much of who we are is where we have been.” — William Langewiesche
  18. “Travel is my therapy.” — Unknown
  19. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” — Ray Bradbury
  20. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” — Hilaire Belloc

Travel with Friends Quotes

  1. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” — Tim Cahill
  2. “I have found out that there is no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” — Mark Twain
  3. “There is a whole world out there. Pack your backpack, your best friend, and go.” — Unknown
  4. “There is an unspoken bond you create with the friends you travel with.” — Kristen Sarah
  5. “You can pack for every occasion, but a good friend will always be the best thing you could bring!” — Unknown
  6. “We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. “The more I traveled, the more I realized fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” — Shirley MacLaine
  8. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” — Izaak Walton
  9. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people 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
  10. “Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas.” — Unknown
  11. “Good friends follow you anywhere.” — Winnie the Pooh
  12. “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” — Charles M. Schulz
  13. “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — African proverb
  14. “A good friend listens to your adventures. Your best friend makes them with you.” — Unknown
  15. “No road is long with good company.” — Turkish proverb

Inspirational Travel Quotes

  1. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  2. “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” — Gustave Flaubert
  3. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” — Unknown
  4. “Traveling: It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Idb Battuta
  5. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. 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
  6. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” — Augustine of Hippo
  7. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” — Unknown
  8. “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. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
  9. “I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet, and I’m gonna see the world.” — It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey
  10. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
  12. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” — Susan Heller
  13. “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly, you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” — Bill Bryson
  14. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” — Martin Buber
  15. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” — Unknown
  16. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” — Douglas Adams
  17. “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” — Christopher McCandless
  18. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” — Lao Tzu
  19. “A traveler is really not someone who crosses ground so much as someone who is always hungry for the next challenge and adventure.” — Pico Iyer
  20. “I travel because I’d rather look back at my life, saying, ‘I can’t believe I did that,’ instead of, ‘if only I had.’” — Florine Bos
  21. “Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind.” — Marty Rubin
  22. “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” — Angelina Jolie
  23. “If you are 32, physically fit, hungry to learn to 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 cook. Learn from them… wherever you go.” — Anthony Bourdain
  24. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” — Henry Miller
  25. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” — Anais Nin
  26. “Happy is the soul that has a friend. Happier is the soul that trusts in the truth of the heart of a friend. Happiest is the soul that knows the solemnity of friendship and honors its laws.”Ogwo David Emenike
  27. “True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past.” — Seth Brown
  28. “I am not the same, having seen the moonshine on the other side of the world.” — Mary Anne Radmacher
  29. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent in the office or mowing your lawn.” — Jack Kerouac
  30. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” — Gustave Flaubert
  31. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” — Chief Seattle
  32. “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” — Sir Richard Burton
  33. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” — Jennifer Lee
  34. “You need not even listen, just wait… the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself.” — Franz Kafka
  35. “Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.” — Sheda Savage