50 Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Convince You To Go On That Trip You’re Thinking About

These 50 inspirational travel quotes are some of my all time favourites, and will no doubt leave you with the urge to pack up your bags and go exploring!


I really love reading inspirational travel quotes. I find myself looking at them daily on dozens of Instagram accounts that I follow, itching with that travel bug that bit me many years ago.

They really help keeping me motivated me when it comes to saving up money to spend on my next adventure. I hope you will find some that will give you that extra push you might need to  go and experience your own epic adventures!

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Inspirational Travel Quotes Susan Sontag
Cliffs on the Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sydney, Australia

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

2: “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

3: “Collect moments not things” Unknown

4: “Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the things you did.” – Mark Twain

5: “A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu

Inspirational Travel Quotes
1 of the 4 Minarets at the Taj Mahal

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

7: “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”Babs Hoffman

8: “Seeing something once is better than hearing about it a hundred times. Doing something once is better than seeing it a hundred times.” Lisa See

9: ” People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

10: “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

Inspirational Travel Quote Prince Ea
Sunrise Boat Tour on the Ganges

11: “The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.” – Prince Ea

12: “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.”Pat Conroy

13: “Not all those who wander are lost.” J. R. R. Tolkien

14: “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

15: “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”Caskie Stinnett

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles Tim Cahill
4 Amigos at Tiu Kelep Waterfall, Lombok, Indonesia

16: “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

17: “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Unknown

18: “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” Lawrence Block

19: “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”Paul Theroux

20: “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” Robert Louis Stevenson

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself Wallace Stevens
Cliffs off Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia

21: “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” Wallace Stevens

22: “It’s time to start living the life you’ve only imagined.”Henry James

23: “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

24: “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

25: “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny space you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

James Michener inspiration quotes
Old Market in Lombok, Indonesia

26: “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

27: “Be brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Cohelo

28: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.”Martin Buber

29: “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

30: “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” Susan Heller

Oh, the places you'll go Dr. Seuss
Hammerstone Sandblow, Fraser Island, Australia

31: “Oh, the places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

32: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

33: “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” – Unknown

34: “The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask.” – Jeff Johnson

35: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching
Bungee Jumping in Whistler

36: “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.” Gerard Way

37: “Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett

38: “I think it is very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” – Olivia Wilde

39: “If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.”Paulo Cohelo

40: “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.”  Dalai Lama

It feels good to be lost in the right direction. inspirational quotes
Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

41: “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” Unknown

42: “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

43: “The more I see, the less I know for sure” – John Lennon

44: “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

45: “All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over.” – Tony Wheeler

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer
Ceiling in Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

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

47: “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

48: “Travelling 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, sea, the sky.” – Cesare Pavese

49: “I took the road less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

50: “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” Gaby Basora

Tavelling is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown
Preah Kham Temple, Cambodia

Let me know which one of these are your favourite! Or if you know any other great quotes that I haven’t included in my list 🙂

Happy Travelling,




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