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J.R. Tolkien

Inspirational Travel Quotes

There are those of us that have always been suckers for inspirational travel quotes or quotes in general. Finding inspiration and meaning in quotes has always been what draws people to them. Quotes speak to our joys, love, excitement, along with our heartbreaks, anger, and loss.

In life’s most difficult times, quotes have been that crutch that keeps us strong. They can give us words when we can’t find any of our own. These words can ground us when we least expect it and strengthen us when weak. It can define what we didn’t realize we felt and, at times, open our hearts to what we didn’t understand.

In travel, the power of quotes excels. Quotes become screensavers, artwork, and home décor. Also, quotes put into words our love for wandering. The exhilaration and the awe we experience, resulting in beautiful reminders to be humble and gracious in the places we are privileged to experience. Furthermore, they help us appreciate the beauty and the reality of what the world has to offer. May these quotes inspire your wanderlust and, as a result, create quotes for yourself and others.

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Wanderlust A Strong Desire to Travel, A Strong Longing for or impulse toward wandering


Craigievar Castle Scotland, UK
Craigievar Castle

Live your life by the needle of a Compass, not by the hands of a clock”.

Ryan from Wanderers compass

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

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

IBN Battuta

“And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”

Louis Armstrong

“Oh, the places you will go.”

Dr Suess

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

Jennifer lee

“Don’t tell me how educated you are; tell me how much you have traveled.”

unknown
Sokol Fortress, Croatia Inspiration
Sokol Fortress, Croatia

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

sainte augustine

“We travel not to escape life; but for life not to escape us.”

unknown

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”

anthony bourdain

Nobody can discover the world for someone 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

I think food, culture, people, and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.”

anthony bourdain

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.”

fitzhugh mullan

Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints.”

chief seattle

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

marcel proust

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

gustave flaubert
Siglufjörður, Iceland Quote inspiration

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” 

matthew karsten

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”

babs hoffman

“Fear is only temporary Regrets last forever.”

unknown

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” 

Dougland ivester

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

Dalia LAMA

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventure fills your soul.”

Janice Lyn Beatty

“Do not dare not to dare”

C.S. Lewis

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
Burg Linn Castle, Germany Castle quote inspiration
Burg Linn Castle, Germany

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can ever go back to its old dimensions.”

oliver wendell holmes

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”  

confusius

Paris is always a good idea.”  

audrey hepburn

Travel is not always pretty. It is not always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts; it even breaks your heart. But that is ok. 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

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is on the most pleasant sensations in the world.”

Freya stark

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

unknown

“The gladdest moments in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.”

sir richard burton

Only those who risk going too far can possible find out how far one can go.” 

T.S. eliot
Netherland Windmills Inspiration
Windmills Netherlands

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”

ralph waldo emerson

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 familiar it is taken for granted.”

bill bryson

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.”

peter pan

Travel is not reward for working, it is education for living.”

unknown

“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

Travel The best way to be lost….and found…at the same time.”

brenna smith

I followed my heart, and it led me to the airport.”

unknown

The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.”

paula coelho
Athens, Greece Inspiration
Temple of Zeus

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

andre gide

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.

clifton fadiman

Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.”

thoomas fuller

I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.”

carew papritz

Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.”  

jacqueline boone

“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”

unknown

“Once 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

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask; the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

nora roberts

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

wayne gretzky
Ghent
Ghent, Belgium

We travel because we need to because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds have changed, and that changes everything.”

from wondrous wanderlust

If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk-in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.”  

anthony bourdain

I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

robert louis stevenson

“I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

mark twain

You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”

eugene fodor

If you reject the food, ignore the customs. Fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”

james michener

Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance.  Nothing is yours except essential things-air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. All things tending towards eternal and what we imagine of it.”

cesare pavese

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.”

Charles Dudley warner

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
Sheep grazing in a pasture in Scotland Great peace
Grazing sheep in Scotland

   “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in others 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

Travel messes you up but in all the good ways. It leaves you always craving more, an addiction that can never quite be met. Every place, every trip, every person is a new adventure, pulling you deeper into the love of wanderlust. Your heart begins to hurt when your standing still, and your mind begins to itch over the idea of new places you haven’t been. Fill your soul with misadventures and traveling, and you will live a fulfilled life.”  

unknown

Once you learn to see the wonder and value in things, you will never be bored.”

steve brock

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.”

Robert frost

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

henry miller

To travel is to live.” 

hans christian anderson

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.”

wallace stevens

“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

Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.”

anonymous

Blessed are the curious for they shall adventures.”

lovelle drachman

“Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes, and an uncluttered mind.”

rick steves

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”

anais nin

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”

anna quindlen

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did do.”

H Jackson Browne

Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”

asian proverb

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

martin buber

I  travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” 

caskie stinnett
Florence, Italy
Florence Italy

I haven’t been everywhere, but it is on my list.”

susan sontag

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”

moslih eddin saadi

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

Robert louis stevenson

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.

moorish proverb

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 is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” 

Mark twain

Great things never came from comfort zones.”

anonymous

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate, And though I oft have passed them by, A day will come at last when I, Shall take the hidden paths that run, West of the moon, East of the sun.”

J.R.R. Tolkein
Tulips Netherlands
Tulips Netherlands

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