25 Inspiring Travel Quotes

I’m a sucker for travel quotes! They tend to give great insights and some common ground; after all, we’re all connected by a love for traveling! Besides that, they make me curious to explore more of our great world, so I want to do the same for you. Get motivated to travel the world (even more) by the 25 most inspiring travel quotes!

25 inspiring travel quotes

travel Quote #1

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime

Mark Twain

The remarkable American literature writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is notorious for his wit, humor and strong opinions. He wrote great literature about his own travel experiences that led to insightful quotes, so I start and end with a quote from him.

Travel Quote #2

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Travel quote #3

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, see them as they are

Samuel Johnson

travel quote #4

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind


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travel Quote #6

One of the quotes I can totally relate to, so AMEN TO THAT!

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories

Ray Bradburry

travel quote #7

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

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For me, traveling has broadened my mind a lot. I had a chance to meet great people from all over the world, a lot with who I’m still in touch with too! It allowed me to learn new things, experience the lifestyle of other people and dare myself to get out of my comfort zone. I know it can be hard sometimes if you don’t speak the language, but I think that’s the perfect way to start a conversation with locals; by asking them to teach you some of their language! 

travel quote #9

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

henry miller

travel quote #10

Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone

wendell berry

travel quote #11

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

James Michener

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But that’s also what makes it very exciting, don’t you think?

travel quote #13

A great way to learn about your country is to leave it

henry rollins

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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

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travel quote #16

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

Paul Theroux

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I travel not to cross countries of a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations

Nyssa P. Chopra

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Oh well, and  of course there is always room for a diary & camera..😌

travel quote #19

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before

dalai lama

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At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding

arthur frommer

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Paolo Coelho is definitely one of my favorite writers! Fun Fact: He quit studying law when he knew he was lacking in school to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer. Well, I study law, I’m lacking school, I see some similarities here..? Okay, except for the part that I don’t have his incredible writing skills and don’t have a clue what I want to do with my life besides traveling. 😅 I know it’s not going to be something I can do with a law degree, but I want to graduate anyway since I already made it this far. Well, still many countries to go, so more than enough time to think about the future!

travel quote #22

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self determined, self motivated, often risky – forces you to have first hand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.

Mark Jenkins

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The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience

Eleanor Roosevelt

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travel quote #25

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry
and narrow-mindedness

Mark Twain

Good travel quotes highlight adventures, experiences, emotions and feelings a lot of travelers can relate to. They give us moments of clarity and a connection with travelers all over the world.

What are your favorite travel quotes of all time?
Let me know in the comments!

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