30 Quotes About Travel That Will Inspire Your Wanderlust

25+ Best Quotes About Travel

Finding the right words to describe the experience of traveling can be hard, but there’s something to be said about all of the beauty and joy that comes from it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone down the Google rabbit hole searching for “travel quotes” that adequately convey a recent trip—so I’m hoping this post helps your own search.

Whether you have 100 stamps on your passport or you’re still dreaming about your first international getaway, these heartfelt quotes about travel and adventure certainly ring true. Use them to find inspiration to start planning a trip or simply to spark memories of a past excursion. (Pro Tip: these quotes also make great travel captions for Instagram.)

The Best Quotes About Travel

1. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.”
— John Green

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

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

4. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
— Dalai Lama

5. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” —Unknown


best travel quotes

6. “Happiness is planning a trip with the ones that you love.”
— Unknown

7. “Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.”
— Unknown

8. “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

9. “To Travel is to live.”
— Hans Christian Andersen

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


Best Travel Quotes

11. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
— Gustav Flaubert

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12. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
— Anita Desai

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

14. “Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.”
— Unknown

15. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
— Helen Keller


Best Travel Quotes

16. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
— Rumi

17. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.”
— Matthew Karsten

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18. “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
— Ibn Battuta

19. “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.”
— Unknown

20. “The only trip you will regret is the one you do not take.”
— Unknown

Best Travel Quotes

21. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.”
— Sue Fitzmaurice

22. “Travel is the most intense mode of learning.”
— Kevin Kelly

23. “Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.”
— Unknown

24. “It doesn’t matter where you are going, it’s who you have beside you.”
— Unknown

25. “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.”
— Sir Richard Burton

26. “Travel far enough to meet yourself.”
— David Mitchell

27. “Good things come to those who book flights.”

28. “So much of who we are is where we have been.”
—William Langewiesche

29. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”
— Lewis Carol

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

31. “I have found out there is no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
— Mark Twain

What are your favorite travel quotes? Leave them in the comments below!

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  1. June 6, 2019 / 9:03 pm

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

  2. June 6, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    My favorite “So much of who we are is where we have been.”

  3. Blair
    June 11, 2019 / 12:09 am

    The Mark Twain quote is one of my favorites. It’s the reason I booked a trip to Iceland with my now fiancé 6 weeks into dating. Had to find out if he was a good adventure buddy real quick.

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