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51 Travel Quotes

We've scoured Pinterest, Instagram, and the farthest reaches of the internet to collect our favorite travel quotes that are guaranteed to up you wanderlust.

Sources given to the author where possible.

  1. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Marina Richter

  2. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”―Helen Keller

  3. “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda

  4. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

  5. “We have nothing to lose and a world to see.”

  6. Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.”   — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

  8. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

  9. "The journey not the arrival matters." -T.S. Eliot

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

  11. "Eat well, travel often."

  12. “And so the adventure begins.” 

  13. "Oh, Darling, let's be adventurers."

  14. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch

  15. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore.”―Andre Gide

  16. “Constantly searching for views that take my breath away.”

  17. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”  — Nelson Mandela

  18. “Life is not meant to be in one place.”

  19. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”―Erol Ozan

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

  21. "As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen." -Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

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

  23. “Live for moments you can’t put into words”

  24. “Time is precious, waste it wisely.”

  25. “When overseas you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting.”―Clint Borgen

  26. “Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.”

  27. "I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way." -Carl Sandburg

  28. "There is no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this."

  29. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”―Marcel Proust

  30. "Always be brave and wild at heart."

  31. "I do believe it is time for another adventure." -J.R.R. Tolkien

  32. "I googled my symptoms. Turns out I just needed to go on a vacay." -The Wanderlust Within

  33. A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”   — John A. Shedd

  34. “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

  35. “Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

  36. "Not all who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien

  37. "Once a year, go to somewhere you've never been."   Dalai Lama

  38. "Do it with passion or not at all."

  39. 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

  40. “People forget years and remember moments.” — Ann Beattie

  41. "Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”―Gustave Flaubert

  42. "Above all, try something". – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  43. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin

  44. "Die with memories, not dreams."

  45. "If you wait for others, you’ll never go."

  46. "Let’s wander where the Wi-Fi is weak."

  47. “Never lose your sense of wonder.” – Lee Ann Womack

  48. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  — C.S. Lewis

  49. “It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

  50. "To live will be an awfully big adventure." Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

  51. 'So come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever.' Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

Our favorite travel quote on the list is:

“People forget years and remember moments.” — Ann Beattie

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