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The 70 best travel quotes, that will awaken your inner wanderlust

If you’re looking for the best travel quotes, you got them. After travelling for over 2 years, we came across many travel quotes which we can relate to more than ever. This is our collections of 70 best travel quotes we collected over the years and we are sure that you will love them as well.

One of the best travel quotes for us are the ones which really make you feel the urge to book a trip right away. Thats’ why we picked the best travel quotes out there to inspire you to travel even more.

Whether you need a little bit of motivation for your next trip or even about inspirational quotes, there are many travel quotes that can help you to really think about your life. Travel quotes can also to teach you something about yourself. We love travel quotes which sprinkle your soul and awaken your inner wanderlust.

FAMOUS TRAVEL QUOTES

Are you ready for the best travel quotes of all times? I am sure that you must have read at least one of them while surfing the Internet. They are truly the most inspirational quotes out there. And don’t forget to PIN the ones which resonate you the most.

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

2.“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

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3.“You’ll never know unless you go.” – Rob Lloyd

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

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5. “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen

6. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

 7. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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8. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” – Unknown

9. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

10. “Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”

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11. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde

12. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

 13. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Unknown

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14. “Collect Moments, Not Things.” Unknown

15. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

16.“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” – Mohammed

FUNNY TRAVEL QUOTES

During our travels we encountered many funny situations and these are one of the best travel quotes which make us really laugh, because there are really true. Especially the one about public transportation (You will see, once you visit any South American city).

17. “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

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18. “You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system.” – Erol Ozan

19. “The best way to know a city is to eat it.” – Scott Westerfeld

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20. “But that’s the wonderful thing about foreign travel, suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most basic sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross the street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryan

ADVENTURE TRAVEL QUOTES

We as human being are really not meant to be sitting around and staring at the wall. We are meant to wander, explore new things and live adventurous life. Ever since I came across the travel quote “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all” by Helen Keller, it changed my life. This was for me one of the best travel quotes I have found 2 years ago.

22. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” Unknown

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 23. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

 24. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

25.“Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.” Unknown

26. “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”Anonymous

27. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

 28. “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. 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

 29If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

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 30. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

 31. “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” – Henry Rollins

32. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

33. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

LIFE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

 34. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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35. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

36. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

37. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

38. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

BEAUTIFUL WORLD TRAVEL QUOTES

39. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

40. “I was not born for one corner. The whole world is my native land.” – Seneca

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41. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

42. “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

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

44. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” – Paulo Coelho

TRUELY DEEP TRAVEL QUOTES

45. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

46. “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

47. “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

48. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. 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

49 “… long-term travel does not have to be a crazy fantasy … it can be a realistic option instead.” – Earl Baron

50. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends.
You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

FRIENDS QUOTES

 51. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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52. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

 53. “Life is meant for good friends and great adventures” – Anonymous

 54. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” ― Melody Truong

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 55. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

56. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

57. “You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.” – Shakuntala Devi

BEST QUOTES ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF

58. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”― David Mitchell

59. “If you can’t live longer, live deeper.” – Italian Proverb

60. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

61. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

 62. “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” – Agnes Repplier

63. “Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” – Art Buchwald

TRAVEL THE WORLD QUOTES

64. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

65. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

66. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

67. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

68. “… travel allows us to escape the everyday formalities, giving us a sense of ownership over our lives.” – Caz & Craig Makepeace

69. Life is short and the world is wide.” Unknown

70. “Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.” – Gayle Foreman

I hope that you enjoyed the collection of the best travel quotes. I am sure, that there are plenty quotes about travel here that resonate with you. Do you also feel inspired by travel quotes? If we didn’t mention one of your favourite ones, let us know 🙂 If you want even more travel quotes then click here for over 2000 inspiration quotes.

Which TRAVEL QUOTE is your absolute FAVOURITE ONE?

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About the author
Since I was little I always wanted to see the world. Travel to new places, get to know new cultures, see how other people live. I love beaches and I love discovering tropical destinations. That is why, together with my partner Nico, we created this blog to share with you the most beautiful beaches and stunning holiday destinations which we visited during our travels.

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