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There’s something about travel quotes. They can be inspirational, thought provoking, or just entertaining to read.

For several years now, I have been creating travel quote images…putting our favorite travel quotes on some of our favorite photos from around the world. I share them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, and now I have rounded up the best of the best into this post.

So, get ready to be inspired. Here are some of our favorite travel quotes and favorite photographs from our travels.

60 Inspiring Travel Quotes


Once A Year Travel Quotes

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

Great words to live by. There’s something exciting about exploring a new place every year. It can be a new country, a new city, or an interesting spot near your hometown.

Memories Once A Year Travel Quotes

#2 “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”

Travel Well

#3  “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

Do Not Dare Not to Dare Travel Quote

#4  “Do not dare not to dare.”

Is there something you want to do that freaks you out? Go for it! Sometimes, the scariest ideas turn into the best travel memories.

Do you dare? If you want to do something crazy and stand on this boulder, check out our post about hiking to Kjeragbolten. 

Mind stretched by a new experience Travel Quotes

#6  “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

Go with all your heart confucius quote

#7  “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Bold Adventure Travel Quote

#8  “Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.”

Our thoughts exactly. When we traveled around the world, we wanted to go on a really big adventure, worthy of such a grand trip. For us, that was trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Tiny Place

#9  “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Life is Short and the World is Wide Travel Quotes

#10  “Life is short and the world is wide.”

Paris is a Good Idea Travel Quotes

#11  “Paris is always a good idea.”

I agree with this 100%. Paris has a hold on me like almost no other place in the world. I could go back again and again.

Make a Life

#12   “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

Jet Lag is for amatueurs

#13  “Jet lag is for amateurs.”

The best dreams happen when youre awake

#14   “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.”


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

Nepali Girl Quote

#16   “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.”

Oh The Places You'll Go Travel Quote

#17   “Oh, the places you’ll go.”

Freya Stark Travel Quote

#18  “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.”

Isn’t that the best? On that first morning in a new place there is so much excitement and anticipation. It’s almost like being a kid again.

World is a Book

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

Adventure is Worthwhile Travel Quotes

#20  “Adventure is worthwhile.”

This photo was taken on the Sani Pass, a beautiful, thrilling ride from South Africa to Lesotho. 

Paulo Coehlo Travel Quote

#21   “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.”

Travel makes you richer

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

Explore Dream Discover Mark Twain

#23   “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.”

Sir Richard Burton Travel Quote

#24   “The gladdest moments, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.”

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone Travel Quotes

#25   “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Collect Moments Not Things

#26   “Collect moments. Not things.”

View from Machu Picchu Quote

#27   “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Make the days count

#28   “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”

Blaze a Trail Travel Quotes

#29   “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

George Bailey

#30   “I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world.”

On My List Travel Quote

#31   “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

This is one of the best travel quotes, especially if you have a serious case of wanderlust.

Learn From Travel

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

Favorite Thing Travel Quotes

#33   “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”


#34   “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Wherever You Go

#35   “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

Risk going too far

#36   “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

This has been one of my favorite quotes for a long time. It pertains to travel, but it also pertains to life. Tim and I compete in triathlons, and while I trained for my first Ironman race, these were words that were very inspirational to me.

Journey Itself is my home

#37   “The journey itself is my home.”


#38   “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

Daring Adventure

#39   “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Find the Beautiful

#40   “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

Happiest moments

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

To Live

#42   “To live will be an awfully big adventure.”

Venice Quote2

#43  “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”

Take half the clothes

#44   “When preparing to travel, lay out all of your clothes and all of your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”

Hemingway Travel Quote

#45   “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

Bill Bryson Quote

#46   “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 reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”

Have you read any books by Bill Bryson? He’s an excellent travel writer, and his stories are humorous and educational and laugh out loud funny.

Not All Those Who Wander

#47   “Not all those who wander are lost.”

secret destinations

#48   “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

Wanderlust Travel Quote

#49   “Wanderlust: a strong desire to wander and explore the world.”

Wonderful World

#50   “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”

We travel not to escape life quote

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

Travel is education for living

#52   “Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.”

Anthony Bourdain Travel Widely Quote

#53   “If you are thirty-two, 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.”

New Way of seeing things

#54   “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Little by little one travels far Travel Quotes

#55   “Little by little, one travels far.”

Climb That Mountain

#56   “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.”

So much of who we are

#57   “So much of who we are is where we have been.”

Don't Be Afraid Be Alive

#58   “What you have to decide…is how you want your life to be. If your ending was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. So don’t be afraid, be alive.”

To say yes to life travel quote

#59   “To say yes to life is at one and the same thing to say yes to oneself.”

Live to Travel

#60 “Live to travel. Travel to live.”

What are your favorite travel quotes? Let us know in the comment section below!

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