There’s something to love about inspirational quotes. They are concise and to the point, yet, they can be quite powerful and have you pondering your life. Out of the endless list of quotes, we’ve compiled a list of 20 inspirational travel quotes that speak to us and we hope they inspire you to get out and travel as well.


20 Inspirational Travel Quotes to Live By - "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius


Wanderlust: a strong desire to wander and explore the world.

– German Origin


Collect moments. Not things.

– Unattributed

This quote is so very true.  We are more engaged in the experience of our travels and not so much getting the souvenirs from each place.  It’s the “moments” that we remember, not the “things.”


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


20 Inspirational Travel Quotes to Live By- "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." - Anonymous
“Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown


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

– Augustine of Hippo


If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.

– Paulo Coelho

We’re always ready for our next adventure and the day-in and day-out of our normal work routine “kills” us. Like many, we live for our weekends and vacations that, unfortunately, we are wishing our life away working our 9-5 jobs.


Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.

– Anonymous


Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.

– Lawrence Block

This is spot-on! I don’t know how many times we have happened upon something in our travel adventures that wasn’t planned and they are always the most memorable moments.


20 Inspirational Travel Quotes to Live By - "Travel makes one modest. You see what tiny place you occupy in the world." - Gustav Flaubert
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert


Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

– Seneca


My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.

– Diane Arbus

There’s something exhilarating about going to somewhere new and we try to go to someplace different at least once a year.


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

– Marcel Proust


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

– Mark Twain

You never know what tomorrow brings so don’t make excuses, instead figure out a way to do the things you want to do. Obviously, for us, that’s to travel more and see the many sights this wonderful world has to offer.


20 Inspirational Travel Quotes to Live By - "So much of who we are is where we've been." - William Langewiesche
“So much of who we are is where we’ve been.” – William Langewiesche


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

– Dalai Lama


Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

– Unknown

Definitely something we all need to be reminded of, no matter what your passion is.  With how many hours the typical person works it’s easy to forget to make a life that you enjoy when work can be so draining.


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

– Susan Sontag


Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

– Neale Donald Walsch

It’s so easy to continue to live the life we are accustomed to, but you learn so much once you step out of your security bubble.  With travel, it can be a little scary to venture out of your country that you know and understand so well, but when you do it’s so enriching to learn the different cultures and what each place offers, you’ll be itching to go somewhere else to do it all over again.


20 Inspirational Travel Quotes to Live By - "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." - Unknown
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

Do you have a favorite travel quote?  We’d love to hear it, feel free to let us know in the comment section below or shoot us an email.

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Amy Blandford
Amy Blandford
5 years ago

Here are two good travel quotes:
1. Wanderluster: a collector of experiences, not things.
2. Be a traveler, not a tourist.

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