115 Travel Quotes: Inspirational & Adventure Quotes

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115 Travel Quotes: Inspirational & Adventure Quotes:

As an avid traveler, blogger and vlogger, I’ve come across a ridiculous amount of travel quotes in my time. There are adventure quotes, short travel quotes, travel with friends quotes, and lengthier tomes that tell you a story. There are travel quotes that you find everywhere, and also a fair few unique travel quotes that don’t often see the light of Pinterest.

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I picked a handful of them to bring you the best travel quotes to inspire your next trip, and make you feel #worldy. Let me know which one is your favourite by adding them to your Pinterest boards, or sharing them on Facebook.

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115 Travel Quotes: Inspirational & Adventure Quotes

1. Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.

2. A storm was coming but that’s not what she felt. It was adventure on the wind and it shivered down her spine – Atticus.

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

4. Travel far enough, you meet yourself – David Mitchell

5. If you want something you’ve never had, you’ll need to do something you’ve never done – JD Houston.

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6. The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends – Shirley MacLaine

7. Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble on one thing in pursuit of something else – Lawrence Block

 8. Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by – Robert Frost

9. There’s a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we’ve left it – Colum McCann

10. Life doesn’t end after sunset – unknown

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11. Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station   — Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

12. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough – Mae West

 13. A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander – Roman Payne

14. Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock Ben Hecht

15. To travel is to take a journey into ones self – Danny Kaye.

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16. Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things—air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky—all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it  — Cesare Pavese

17. Personally I like going places where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anybody, don’t know my way around and don’t have any delusions that I’m in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home – Michael Mewshaw

18. 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

19. I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” – Paulo Coelho

20. All the best people have their head in the clouds – Lexi Forrest

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21. I didn’t know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful – Justina Chen

22. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley

23. Not all those who wander are lost – J R R Tolkien

24.How safe do we want to be? How much of ourselves are we willing to give up for it? Sarah Hepola

25. Let’s never grow up, okay? – unknown


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26. You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next – Kirsten Hubbard

27. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all – Helen Keller

28. Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions – Albert Einstein 

29. Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest – Freya Stark

30. Life is short and the world is wide – Simon Raven

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31. You’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you Chuck Palahniuk

32. I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it – unknown

33. Travel empties out everything you’ve into the box called your life, all the things you accumulate to tell you who you are – Claire Fontaine

34. Whereever you go becomes a part of you somehow – Anita Desai.

35. From one concrete jungle to another, we’re really not that different – Lexi Forrest.

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36. This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one – Paolo Coehlo

37. Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than moving planes, ships or trains – Alain de Botton

38. The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready – Henry David Thoreau

39. If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and 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 eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go – Anthony Bourdain

40. People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home – Dagobert D. Runes

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41. Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen – Benjamin Disraeli

42. Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to Alan Keightley

43. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary – Jim Rohn

44. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment – Hilaire Bellog.

45. I’ll miss being this close to the ocean, the only sea back home is a sea of people – Lexi Forrest.

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46. You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. – William Hazlitt

47. And then there is the most dangerous risk of all. The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later – Randy Komisar

48. Every time you leave home, another road takes you into a world you were never in. New strangers on other paths await. New places that have never seen you will startle a little at your entry. Old places that know you well will pretend nothing changed since your last visit John O’Donohue

49. There was no way I was born to just pay bills and die – unknown

50. The edge of the world is right underneath your feet – Lexi Forrest

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51. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect – Paul Theroux

52. There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there – Emma Bombeck

53. Do not follow where the path may leave. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson

54. People forget years and remember moments Ann Beattie

55. Jetlag is for amateurs – Dick Clark

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56. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts – Mark Twain

57. The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself – Wallace Stevens

58. 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

59. The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off – Anderson Cooper

60. Lets get lost – unknown.

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61. One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind – Charles Dickens

62. Catch flights, not feelings – unknown

 63. Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once – Karen Gibbs

64. Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures – Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

65. You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination – unknown.

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66. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not – Ralph Waldo Emerson

67. There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave – Charlotte Eriksson

68. Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain – Jack Kerouac

69. As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen – Winnie the Pooh

70. Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself – unknown.

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71. It is not down in any map; true places never are – Herman Melville

72. Life isn’t about the number of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away – Maya Angelou

 73. 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 Heat-Moon

74. 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

75. Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean – unknown.

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

77. I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question – Harun Yahya

78. We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open – Jawaharial Nehru

79. Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down –  Ryū Murakami

80. You will find us where the city meets the ocean – Lexi Forrest.

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81. Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost – Erol Ozan

82. Love her but leave her wild – Atticus

 83. I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world – Mary Anne Radmacher.

84. Blessed are the curious, for they will have adventures – Lovelle Drachman

85. Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone – Neale Donald Walsch


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86. Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey – Pat Conroy

87. Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show – Unknown

88. The best dreams happen when you’re awake – Cherie Gilderbloom

89. Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was – Jodi Picoult

90. Sometimes the dirtiest roads can lead to the most beautiful things – Lexi Forrest.

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

92. Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs – Amin Maalouf

93. One way to get the most out of life, is to look upon it as an adventure – William Feather

94. I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth – Steve McQueen

95. When the sun has set, no candle can replace it – George R R Martin.

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96. Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost – Erol Ozan

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

98. Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. 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 – Anthony Bourdain

99. I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world – George Bailey

100. Let’s spend our lives chasing sunsets – unknown.

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101. The goal is to die with memories, not dreams – Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha

102. Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end  Pico Iyer

 103. Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you – unknown

104. Oh, the places you’ll go – Dr Seus

105. Touristing: The art of being a tourist – unknown.

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106. 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

107. Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving – Terry Pratchett

108. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu

109. Certainly, 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

110. 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 Bradbury

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111. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe – Anatole France

112. Paris is always a good idea – Audrey Hepburn

113. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken – Frank Herbert

114. 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

115. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore – Andre Gide

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Lexi Forrest is an experienced luxury traveler who has a passion for scenic destinations. She's traveled to 25+ countries over the past 10 years.