56+ Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Next Trip!

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Yes, I love motivational travel quotes.

Every time I go on vacation, I look up some travel quotes because they are so much fun to read and some of them really hit the spot!

There are so many types of travel-related quotes, like the ones inspire you to take your first solo trip, about finding yourself or some funny travel quotes. In this post I will share some of the most inspirational travel quotes and my favourite ones.

Inspiring Travel Quotes

1.”Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.”– Paulo Coelho

2. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”– Paul Brandt

3.”No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.”– Chuck Thompson

4.”A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”– Lao Tzu

5.”Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.”– The Dalai Lama

This travel quote inspires us to embark on an adventurous journey to a location we are unfamiliar with. I really like this one because every time I travelled to a new place, the excitement and cultural differences of a new location will refresh my minds and changed the way I see things.

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6.”One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”– Henry Miller

7.”We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.”– Hilaire Belloc

To travel is to fulfil our curiosity about a country, the people, the culture and the food!

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

This is my Top 3 favourite travel quotes. I agree with this quote more and more as I travel.

9.”Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.”― Michael Palin

The one and only “infection” I would welcome in my life!

10.”There are far, far better things ahead than we leave behind.”– C.S. Lewis

Don’t be afraid to let go.

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11.”Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”– Gustave Flaubert

Yes! This is how I feel every time I at an airport. I can totally relate this.

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

When we arrive in a new town, we will be eager to explore everything and look forward to it.

13.”I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world.”– Mary Anne Radmacher

It is difficult to deny that every time we visit a new location, we are inundated with new experiences and cultures that change us forever.

14.”I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”– Harun Yahya

Why stay on the same place when you can travel far and wide to explore?

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

It is no doubt that travel shapes us as travellers into good storytellers.

16.”Wherever you go…go with all your heart.” – Confucius

This phrase is quite similar to the famous ” Focus on the now” quote. It means be present and enjoy the moment while you are travelling.

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

17.“Live your life by a compass not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

Explore more and worry less!

18.“Vacation calories don’t count.” – Anonymous

Yuppp! Let’s forget about diets while travelling and instead indulge in the country’s delicacies!

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

Travel bucket list, anyone?

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

This travel quote is very inspiring not only for travel but for life too.

21.“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” – Jack Kerouac

Live your life to the fullest because YOLO (You Only Live Once).

22.“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” -T.S Eliot

23.“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

I admire this philosophical quote a lot. It’s not that the destination makes you happy. What makes you happy is how you explore the destination.

24.“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller 

25.”The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen 

You can always chase the dream of travelling the world no matter how old you are.

26.”Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn

YES! After my trip to Paris, this quote is always on my mind and I couldn’t wait to visit again soon.

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Paris is always a good idea.

27.”Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

I totally agree with this. When we travel, we learn about the country and culture, and the experience becomes a part of us in some way.

28.”The goal is to die with memories not dreams”

You can create numerous priceless memories through travel.

29.”Never get so busy to make a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

30.”A hangover suggests a great night, jet lag suggests a great adventure” – J.D. Andrews

31.“Forget champagne and caviar – Taste the world instead!”– Hostelgeeks

You will become addicted to the world once you have tasted it.

32.“I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.”– Ricky Skaggs

Another motivating quote for life and travel. Although we have no control over what has transpired, we can always change how we feel about the situation.

33. “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”

This travel quote is simple. Just do it!

34.”Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.”

When travelling, do everything you want and come back with no regrets.

35.”See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

36. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg  

37.“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

38.“Life is short and the world is wide.”

This quote is not only an inspiring travel quote but also reminded us to take on opportunities to explore the world.

39.”Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Another favourite quote of mine!

40. ” Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind.”

41.“When a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.” – Drew Bundini Brown

42.”To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Travel is also a way of living.

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

Every trip’s end marks the beginning of the next journey. I like how this quote can be so inspiring not only for travel but also for life in general.

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44.“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

Observe how people live in different cultures and countries to perhaps alter your perspective.

45.”To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation.” – Unknown

46.”Jobs fill your pockets, adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty

Adventure is what makes us alive!

47.An Investment in Travel is An Investment into Yourself”- Matthew Karsten

No doubt! Traveling has the highest return on investment.

48.“The world is not in the books and maps, it’s out there.” ― Hobbit

This famous travel quote is from a movie The Hobbit that is so inspiring.

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

Travel enriches the soul.

50.“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller 

Like many travel quotes, this implies that after every trip, we will gain a new way of seeing this world.

51.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

52.”Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”

Travel is an experience that is so incomparable to any other things in life.

53.”A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.”– John A. Shedd

The same way that travel is a means of getting around the world.

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

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Not all who wander are lost.

55.“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.”– Robert Orben

56.“I followed my heart and it led me to the airport” – unknown.

This travel quote is fun yet inspiring. Follow your heart, and you will know exactly what you want.

These are all the top motivational travel quotes that will inspire you to take your dream trip! Which one is your favourite?