Inspirational Travel Quotes

Inspirational Quotes for each week of the year

Travel is about discovery – discovery of ideas, people, climes, and one’s own deeper self. The heat and dust and chatter and fulfillment and learning are fruits of travel, available to all.

The present curation of quotes is intensively mined from numerous sources. Outpourings of ancient and modern minds alike are collated in random order to heighten your desire for travel and newer experiences.

So let’s check out these 52 travel musings for as many weeks in a year to trigger your travel points:

  1. “There's a book that tells you where you should go on your vacation. It's called your checkbook.” – Author Unknown

  2. “Travel like Gandhi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.” – Rick Steves

  3. “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

  4. “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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

  6. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

  7. “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon

  8. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

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

  10. “He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” – Dutch Proverb

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

  12. “Once a year go somewhere you have never been before.” – Dalai Lama

  13. “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

  14. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

  15. “Just get on any major highway, and eventually it will dead-end in a Disney parking area large enough to have its own climate, populated by large nomadic families who have been trying to find their cars since the Carter administration.” – Dave Barry

  16. “Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor” – Seneca

  17. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

  18. “I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.” – Lord Dunsany

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

  20. “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

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

  22. “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

  23. I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. – James Baldwin

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

  25. “NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman

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

  27. “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

  28. “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

  29. “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

  30. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

  31. “People don’t take trips… trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

  32. 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.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

  33. “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

  34. “After a lifetime of world travel I’ve been fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.” – Jim Harrison

  35. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

  36. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

  37. “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” – John Muir

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

  39. “Hitler didn’t travel. Stalin didn’t travel. Saddam Hussein never traveled. They didn’t want to have their orthodoxy challenged.” — Howard Gardner

  40. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

  41. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

  42. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw

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

  44. "I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." — Mary Anne Radmache

  45. “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

  46. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron

  47. What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

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

  49. “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell

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

  51. “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.

  52. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck


Published On: Thursday, August 6th, 2015