Inspirational Travel Quotes

30 inspirational travel quotes

I always get really excited when I read inspirational travel quotes! In this article, I’ll share 30 of my favorite quotes.

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

2. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

3. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

4. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.5. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

6. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

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

8. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

9. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

10. “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

11. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

12. “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” – Louis Armstrong

13. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – unknown

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

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

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

16. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times” – unknown

17. ”Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” – unknown

18. “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen

19. “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

Oprah Winfrey20. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

21. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Agustine of Hippo

22. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain

23. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

24. “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

There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die25. “There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die” – unknown

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

27. “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

28. “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

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

30 inspirerende quotes over reizen30. Just go.

And of course, there are so many more awesome travel quotes! What are your favorite travel quotes?

Check my board filled with inspirational travel quotes on Pinterest.

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As a girl from a small town in the Netherlands, I always dreamed of traveling. I thought it would always be a dream, but nowadays, I travel 6 to 8 months a year and I hike thousands of miles on the most beautiful hiking trails. On this website you can read all about my favorite destinations.

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