The 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes Of All Time

Why tell people how educated you are when you can blow their minds with your travel wisdom? Here are 50 travel quotes to share with your entourage!

“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

“Paris is always a good idea.”

– Audrey Hepburn

‘A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.’

– George Moore

“Adventures do occur, but not punctually.”

– E. M. Forster

‘Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.’

– Greg Anderson

‘We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.’

– Erma Bombeck

‘A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.’

– John Steinbeck

‘It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.’

– Ursula K. Le Guin

‘The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.’

– Rudyard Kipling

‘Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.’

– Paul Theroux

‘The Earth is what we all have in common.’

– Wendell Barry

‘A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.’

– Tim Cahill

‘A traveller without observation is a bird without wings.’

– Saadi Shirazi

‘No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.’

– Lin Yutang

‘Curiosity is the one thing invincible in nature.’

– Freya Stark

‘He who does not travel does not know the value of men.’

– Moorish proverb

‘There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.’

– Robert Louis Stevenson

‘He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.’

– Dutch Proverb

‘As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.’

– Virginia Woolf

‘If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.’

– Cesare Paves

‘Great things are done when men and mountains meet.’

– William Blake

‘Journeys end in lovers meeting.’

– William Shakespeare

‘All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.’

– Martin Buber

‘Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.’

– Thomas Fuller

‘It is better to travel well than to arrive.’

– Unknown

‘If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.’

– James Michener

‘I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.’

– Oscar Wilde

‘Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.’

– Unknown

‘All that is gold does not glitter; just as not all those who wander are lost.’

– JRR Tolkien

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

– Mohammed

‘Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.’

– Benjamin Disraeli

‘Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.’

– Henry David Thoreau

‘Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.’

– Jack Kerouac

‘Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.’

– Dalai Lama

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

– Lawrence Block

‘People don’t take trips… trips take people.’

– John Steinbeck

‘A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.’

– Lao Tzu

‘A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.’

– John A. Shedd

‘It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.’

– Ernest Hemingway

‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.’

– Mark Twain

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

– St. Augustine

‘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

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.”

– Dagobert D. Runes

“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

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

– Henry Miller

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

– Freya Stark

“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, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain


“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

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”

– Paul Theroux

“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