54 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust (Shareable Images!)

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The wonderful thing about traveling is that it takes you out of your comfort zone and pushes you into new situations that can challenge and change you. Travel quotes are designed to help inspire just that. 

It’s OK to struggle and have bad days when traveling because more often than not, those turn into the most captivating stories; but it’s always nice to have a handy quote to help re-inspire you and pick yourself back up.

Here are some of our most beloved travel quotes. I hope some of these will encourage you to take the first step, and explore beyond your front doorstep. Have courage and diverge.

There is a whole world of adventure and marvel out there waiting to be discovered.


Travel Quotes: Our Personal Favorites


Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life. – (Movie) Secret Life of Walter Mitty


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. – Maya Angelou


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, Wow! What a ride! – Hunter S Thompson


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Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Not all those who wander are lost. – JRR Tolkein


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. – Unknown


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

You weren’t born to just pay bills and die. – Anonymous


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

A journey is best measured in friends, not miles. – Tim Cahill


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. – Amelia Earhart


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

You don’t have to be rich to travel well. – Eugene Fodor


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. – Anaïs Nin


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Travel far enough, you meet yourself. – David Mitchell


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. – Pascal Mercier


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

To travel is to live. – Hans Christian Anderson


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.  – James A. Michener


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non percent of. – Louis C.K.


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

We live in a wonderful 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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator. – Robert Orben


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you. – Erick Widman


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.  -Miriam Adeney


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. – Moslih Eddin Saadi


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

He who does not travel does not know the value of men. – Moorish Proverb


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land. – Seneca


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Somewhere on your journey, don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view. – Unknown


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

So much of who we are is where we have been. – William Langewiesche


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – Miriam Beard


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. – Paul Theroux


Inspirational Travel Quote

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away. – Anonymous


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. – Oscar Wilde


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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.- Anonymous


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul. – Jaime Lyn Beatty


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet, he said. – Rachel Wolchin


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

The trouble is, you think you have time. – Buddha


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport. – Saber Ben Hassen


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

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


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Every hundred feet the world changes. – Roberto Bolaño


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. – Gaby Basora


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

When overseas you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting. – Clint Borgen


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

He who would travel happily must travel light. – Antoine de St. Exupery


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Those who are afraid of death are afraid of life. – François Lelord


Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Oh, the places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss


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Lina is an award-winning photographer and writer that has been exploring the world since 2001. She has traveled to 100 countries on all 7 continents. Member: SATW, NATJA, ATTA, ITWA



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