Travel Inspiration–37 of our favorite quotes!

  • “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” -Saint Augustine
  • “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”– Confucius
  • “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” -Anais Nin
  • “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” –Aldous Huxley


  • “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” -Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” -Cesare Pavese
  • “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” –John A. Shed
  • “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” –Marcel Proust
  • “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” –Euripides


  • “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” –John Hope Franklin
  • “You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.”    –Daranna Gidel
  • “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
  • “I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” –David Rockefeller


  • “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” –Ray Bradbury
  • “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” –James Michener
  • The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” –Anna Quindlen
  • “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” –Danny Kaye
  • “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


  • “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” –Mohammed
  • “”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
  • “The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.” –Amelia E. Barr
  • “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” –Helen Keller
  • “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.” –Anne Sophie Swetchine

Ayers Rock Under a Blue Sky

  • “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” —Moslih Eddin Saadi
  • “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” –Miriam Beard
  • “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” –Scott Cameron
  • “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” —Lawrence Block


  • “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” –Andre Gide
  • “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” –Pat Conroy
  • “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Laozi
  • “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” -Terry Pratchett

View on Florence Duomo

  • “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” -Ernest Hemingway
  • “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” -Rumi
  • “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”        -Judith Therman
  • “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

Do you have any more favorite travel quotes to add to our list??

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