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Wondering what are the best travel quotes to inspire wanderlust? Here are my favourite inspirational travel quotes and some surprising ones towards the end of this article.
Why did I decide to have an article gathering the famous quotes about travel that I love and inspire me and my family? Because sometimes, travel quotes say it better.
Because there are some travel quotes by famous people that are truly memorable and can inspire anyone to take at least one trip and to create long-lasting memories.So let yourself be inspired by these motivational travel quotes and decide where you want to go next!
I’ve created many images so that you can share these travel quotes on social media and inspire your friends and acquaintances as well to take memorable journeys. I’ll add more images as I create them.
Everything starts with the first step, and sometimes this initial step is reading quotes that inspire you to travel.
Best travel quotes: my favourite inspirational travel quotes with pictures
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
This is perhaps my favourite motivational travel quote and it is actually part of my family’s tradition.
Ever since our son was born, each year, for his birthday we do that: a new experience, as a family. We go somewhere where we’ve never been before and do something we never did.
We create lasting memories, have fun, and recharge our batteries, even if it’s just one-day trips!
“Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty
Traveling has many benefits – I’ve recently presented you 30 reasons to travel, an article that includes the benefits of traveling, including scientifically proven benefits!
“Take only memories, leave only footprints. – Chief Seattle
Another one of the best travel quotes emphasizing the importance of leaving all places as we find them.
We should be mindful of our planet and never do something that damages it.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
Sometimes it’s all about seeing things from a different perspective, as the next quote on this list of best travel quotes says too:
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
“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
Be bold. Go to new places. Discover! 🙂
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
The beginning may be scary a bit. But give it a try. You won’t regret it!
“All glory comes from daring to begin.” – Eugene F. Ware
If you needed even more motivational travel quotes, then this one by Eugene F. Ware should help you get things going.
“Those outside their door have the hardest part of their journey behind them.” – Dutch Proverb
What a lovely proverb showing the importance of deciding to take the trip. The decision is the first step!
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
So true – we discover so much about us when traveling!
“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves.”- Pico Iyer
So nicely put! I love this and I think it’s one of the best inspirational travel quotes.
“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin
“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn
You know I love Paris – and yes, regardless of the month and time of year, Paris is great! I know that there are people saying you shouldn’t visit Paris, but the city is home to the most visited museum in the world and there are so many things you can add to your bucketlist! You can explore Paris in 1 day or spend a longer period of time here – you won’t regret it.
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous
Ok, maybe not the ONLY thing that makes you reacher. But it truly is one of the best things to do in life!
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous
Another one of my favorite inspirational travel quotes. Yes, travel, see your city and your country to the eyes of a foreigner, go to new places as often as possible.
“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.” – Oscar Wilde
“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
This is one of the most beautiful travel quotes and one that I totally agree with: to travel is to live.
Of course, you live when you don’t travel too, but the amazing feeling you get when you are in a new place, the wonderful discoveries you make – oh, what a great experience!
“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 we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
So many places to visit, so many people to meet, so many cultures to discover. We are such a small wheel in this world!
“Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli
As you get to better understand why different people behave in different ways and live in different manners, your mind opens.
You become more understanding and more tolerant – especially when you discover that, even if you didn’t think so, you may bother others with part of your behavior.
“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” – Edith Wharton
I actually think that people are pretty much the same everywhere: there are kind and warm people, and there are people who tend to cheat others everywhere.
But, while often we concentrate on seeing the worst in people, countries, situations, traveling shows you that there are many kind people across the globe. Perhaps they’re the majority 🙂
That is why this is one of the best travel quotes by famous people that I love!
“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb.
This proverb is a great addition to the above travel quote.
“People don’t take trips… trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
Sometimes, on our travels, we discover that we got to where we needed to go – even if we didn’t know we needed to be there!
“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”
This is one of the best motivational travel quotes: see for yourself how each place is. Travel!
“It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Anonymous
Another one on my list of favorite motivational travel quotes to inspire wanderlust: start to travel – you’ll love it.
And, while you may not be able to visit every place on this earth, you can still see many of them up close – and that experience is priceless!
Seeing a place/construction or a country/city for yourself is the true experience.
Being there, seeing it with your own eyes, experiencing it with all of your senses, will allow you to see what’s really like – not just to have intermediated opinions from articles and media.
“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” – Anonymous
OK, I love to have my house, my car, etc. But I also love to have stories to tell about amazing places and to discover new places to visit from friends and acquaintances!
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St Augustine
Travel is powerful – so, whenever you can visit a place. Your life will be richer.
“The Travel impulse is a mental and physical curiosity. It is a passion. And I can’t understand people who don’t want to travel.” – Paul Theroux
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
If you travel with an open mind, you’ll see beyond prejudices and stereotypes. And you may be surprised by your findings!
You WILL be surprised by your findings!
“Not all those that wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Ask any traveler, and they’ll confirm: we wander, we discover off the beaten path things to see and do. We wander, we discover. And we are not lost, even when we go a bit away from the usual sights and landmarks or famous cities.
On the same topic, here’s another inspirational travel quote.
“Travelers are dreamers who make their desires for adventure a reality.” – Anonymous
“We travel, some of us, forever to seek other places, other lives and other souls.” – Anais Nin
Traveling enriches us in more ways than one.
“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France
Such a lovely inspirational travel quote!
“Travel is a part of education” – Francis Bacon
I consider travel to be an investment – for my entire family. We learn so much when we travel!
Included below are four other motivational travel quotes on the same topic that better emphasize the idea.
“Travel is an investment in yourself.” – Nyssa P. Chopra
“Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.” – Sheda Savage
“To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo
“Travel has a way of stretching the mind.” – Ralph Crawshaw
“Traveling – it makes you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
It’s perhaps hard to believe, but it’s true!
Look at you every time after a trip – and to the stories you tell!
“No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.” – Patrick Rothfuss
“When something good happens, travel to celebrate. If something bad happens, travel to forget it. If nothing happens, travel to make something happen.” – Anonymous
Just travel! 🙂
I’ll say it again: you won’t regret it!
“I’d learned so much from traveling to familiar places that I figured I’d learn twice as much by going to a place I knew nothing about.” – Gerry Abbey
“Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.” – Anonymous
Always and forever. We discover how little we know (once again 🙂 ).
“Traveling is about finding those things you never knew you were looking for.” – Anonymous
One of the greatest inspirational travel quotes out there! And, as strange as it may seem to some people, as you go to more new places, you realize how true the saying above is!
“It is not the destination where you end up, but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.” – Penelope Riley
How can you not be inspired to travel more by this quote?
Another one of my list of favourite inspirational travel quotes – and I’ll only tell you this: my first travel blog (still existing) is called Travel – Moments in Time. And I named it like that years BEFORE I read this quote!
“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux
Yeah, there may be some lows when you travel – perhaps the weather won’t be great or you’ll have a less than perfect experience.
But guess what: there is no perfection at home either.
However, we always remember the best parts – focus on what went right, what we liked, what made us better people.
“Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do, like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman
Traveling is second nature. So natural!
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
“Not all journeys seek an end. Some are their own purpose.” – Una McCormack
“Just as we are never too young for love, we are never too old to travel.” – Salil Jha
Bonus travel quote from a family of travelers
While we may not be famous people, we are people who like to travel and do that as much as possible, while having jobs (I’m a business coach, while my husband works in IT) and a home.
So here are some inspirational travel quotes from us, hoping that these two to Will will make you think of the next place you’re going to visit.