1.) “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

2.) Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

3.) “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

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

5.)  “Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else – above all, a travel bureau – arrange everything before-hand?” – Richard Aldington

6.) “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.” – Emile Ganes


7.) “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

8.) “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Black 

9.) “It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.” – Gustave Flaubert

10.) “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

11.) “I had a desire to see something besides my own shores, if only to be content to return to them someday. If I wish to live in my native land and love her, it should not be out of ignorance.” – Margaret George

12.) “Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta


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

14.) “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel, until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

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

16.) “If at some point you don’t ask yourself: what have I gotten myself into? Then you’re not doing it right.” – Roland Gau

17.) “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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


19.) “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that and I intend to end up there.” – Rumi

20.) “Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” – Isabelle Eberhardt

21.) “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

22.) “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

23.) “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” – Ray Bradbury


24.) “A ship is safe in the harbor. But that’s not what ships are built for.” – John. A Shedd

25.) “Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.” – Joe Abercrombie

26.) “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

27.) “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” – Lawrence Durrell

28.) “How you live your life is up to you. You have to go out and grab the world by the horns. Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you.” – Sarah Reijonen


29.) “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia De Castro

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

31.) “When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.” – Helen Hayes

32.) “Travelling, one accepts everything; indignation stays at home. One looks, one listens, one is roused to enthusiasm by the most dreadful things because they are new. Good travellers are heartless.” – Elias Canetti

33.) “One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.” – Ella Maillart

34.) “Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” – Al Gore


35.) “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!” – Chief Seattle

36.) “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

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

38.) “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

39.) “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

What about you, which ones are your favorite travel quotes?


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