50 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire You For The Next Trip

50 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire You For The Next Trip

Last updated on January 2nd, 2024 at 11:37 am

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Travelling offers benefits you won’t find in many other activities. While travelling is often associated with fun and merry-making, it is one of the best ways to learn new things. Also, if you are feeling sad, depressed, or even lonely, travelling opens up your world beyond the perimeters of your room.  It exposes you to things and ideas you never knew existed.

Many people travel to free their minds and welcome new thoughts. Some of the world’s sociopolitical problems today can be solved by travelling and interacting with different cultures, races, religions, and more. This kind of exposure is great for your mental health and gives you a deeper understanding and appreciation of a world beyond what you are used to. If you are planning a trip or wondering if it is worth it, these travel quotes will motivate you to see the bigger picture. We have compiled some of the best quotes about travel from celebrities, scholars, philosophers, and other great men and women to inspire you to pack your bags and hit the road!

Best Travel Quotes

“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”


“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

Jennifer Lee

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


“Work, Travel, Save, Repeat.”


“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

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

Ibn Battuta

“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.”

Sir Richard Burton

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


“Life is a journey. Make the best of it by travelling.”


“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

Lao Tzu

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Lin Yutang

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

Helen Keller

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

“A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.”

Henry Rollins

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Aldous Huxley

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”

Eugene Fodor

“I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.”


“When you’re traveling, people don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

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

Andre Gide

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

Lawrence Block

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.”

Irving Wallace

“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

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.”

“Then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.”


“When you travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

David Mitchell

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and 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 eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”

Anthony Bourdain

“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”

Stephen Covey

“Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.”

“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

John A. Shedd

“The goal is to die with memories not dreams. So let’s travel when we are still alive.”


“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.”

Oscar Wilde

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”

Freya Stark

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”

“I love to travel. There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die.”


“Take every chance you get in life, including travelling, because some things only happen once.”

Karen Gibbs

“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

“Life is a trip. Travelling is living twice.”

Omar Khayyam

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

“Collect moments, not things.”


“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

John Steinbeck

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.”

Paulo Coelho

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.”

Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

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

“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

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”

Mark Twain

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“It’s a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it.”

JD Andrews

“We travel not to escape life but for life to not escape us.”

We hope that you now have a better perspective on travelling after reading these short travel quotes. While life can get busy at times, always find a way to escape all the chaos by travelling to places you’ve never been before. And if you ever need inspiration or motivation to take the next step, TurtleQuote.com has life-changing quotes for every situation.

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Nitesh Kuchhal, an IIM Calcutta graduate, is more than an educator—he's a mentor. With a passion for leadership and entrepreneurship, and travel. He has explored over 20 countries. Beyond teaching, he dives into psychology and discusses social issues. Though he is not a history expert, he enjoys learning about it through books, adding a historical touch to his many interests.

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