50 Best Travel Quotes - Travel Quotations to Inspire You to Begin Traveling the WorldEveryone loves awesome and inspirational travel quotes – especially if it pushes them to take an adventure and travel the world!

I don’t know if it’s the beautiful backgrounds they’re plastered onto or the inspiration they emit, but the bottom line is that they are always pretty and, for the most part, oh so true.

Sometimes when you travel as much as I do, although you do get some pretty wicked experiences like climbing to the base camp of Everest and discovering underground waterfalls, you tend to lose the “oomph” of experiences.

These following inspirational travel quotes never fail to get me back on the bandwagon (so to speak) so that I can once again fully enjoy the entire experience of traveling.  

Take a look at these top 50 best travel quotes that have inspired me over the years to continue traveling the world, learning new cultures, meeting new people, and ultimately creating the best life I could’ve ever imagine as a travel blogger!

Best Travel Quotes to Inspire You to Travel

  1. “I would gladly live out of a backpack if it meant I could see the world.”
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  2. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes
  3. “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley
  4. “Happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release.” -Nathaniel HawthorneCourage Happiness Best Travel Quotes Everest Jump Tibet China Asia
  5. “Traveling 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, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese
  6. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
  7. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence
  8. “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can loose himself.”Traveling Quotes for Life and Inspirational Backpacking
  9. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins
  10. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France
  11. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
  12. “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
  13. “I’d rather look back at my life and say I can’t believe I did that instead of saying I wish I did that.”The Best World Travel Quotations - Inspiration Backpacking
  14. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery
  15. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry
  16. “Travel makes one modest, you see what tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert 
  17. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” – Anthony Bourdain
  18. “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.” -Gayle ForemanThe Best Inspirational World Traveling Quote
  19. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block
  20. “Travel is freedom… one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It’s recess, and we need it.” – Rick Steves
  21. “We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character” – Henry David Thoreau
  22. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” -AnonymousQuotes on Travel, Inspiration and Life.
  23. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy
  24. “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” – Andrew Zimmern

  25. “If an ass goes traveling, he’ll come home a horse.” – Thomas Fuller
  26. “I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow.”Quotes on Travel and Adventure Quotes
  27. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
  28. “I love to travel, but hat to arrive.” – Albert Einstein
  29. “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
  30. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”One line quote about travel and your passport.
  31. “Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”
  32. “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
  33. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell HolmesInspirational Travel Quotations
  34. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off al your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese
  35. “A journey is best measured in friends, not miles.” – Tim Cahill
  36. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
  37. “Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”Best travelling quotes for inspiration backpacking.
  38. “To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.” – Charles Horton Cooley
  39. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
  40. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville
  41. “I followed the road less traveled…now where the hell am I?!” (Personally one of my favorite travel quotes!!)I followed the road less traveled - inspirational travel quotes.
  42. “And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by a familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” – Pico Iyer
  43. “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.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  44. “It is probably a pity that every citizen of each state cannot visit all the others, to see the differences, to learn  what we have in common, and come back with a richer, fuller understanding of America – in all its beauty, in all its dignity, in all its strength, in support of moral principles.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  45. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”.Best travel quotes to put the world in your book.
  46. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman
  47. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn
  48. “Travel not to find yourself but to remember who you’ve been all along.”Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.
  49. “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats
  50. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”Quotes for the avid traveler.

When you’re looking to find the best inspirational travel quotes, it all comes down to what resonates with you most. Whether you’re on vacation, traveling full time as a digital nomad, or working a 9 to 5 job, travel quotes come in a wide array of shapes and forms. But one thing is for certain, when the perfect inspirational travel quote hits you, it really takes you home to the one place you want to go.

What is your favorite inspirational travel quote that inspires you to travel the world?