Travel quotes bring out the best and the worst in us. Some we’ve grown blind to. Others whisper to that part of our soul that looks to the stars and dreams of more. Beyond just looking pretty on Instagram or Pinterest, travel quotes tap into our shared human history. Our literature. Our thoughts. Our outlooks. Our worlds.
The Best Travel Quotes From Around the World
So here’s a list of the best, most inspiring travel quotes I’ve found after a decade on the road, gathering words and pictures. Some, many, I’m sure you’ve heard before.
Others, I’ve gathered from new writers in their quest to travel and savour the world.
And there’s always room for more. Have a great travel quote you can’t wait to share? Let me know in the comments below.
And any interpretation that’s different from mine? I’d love to hear that too!
Happy reading. Happy travelling.
The Best Travel Quotes: The Top 10 Classics
1 – “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
2 – “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
3 – “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world” – Freya Stark
4 – “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac
5 – “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu
6 – “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert
7 – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St Augustine
8 – “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
9 – “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde
10 – “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
Travel Quotes with a Nautical Theme
11 – “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.”…