100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust

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 Looking for inspirational travel quotes? You are in the right place! 

Check out these beautiful quotes designed to pick you up and motivate you to keep living your life to the fullest.

We have been on the road for over five years now, and whenever we feel like we need a little boost of inspiration these travel quotes remind us why we do what we do!

We have finished two working holiday visas in Australia and Canada.

New places always inspire us to discover more and set higher goals.

We sometimes need a small reminder of why we do what we do, and inspiring travel quotes are the best way to motivate us.

The more we have travelled the more we realised what we wanted to do with our lives (well besides more travel haha).

We love to explore new places and hike new mountains with mountain quotes in mind.

Other days we feel like just sitting on the beach and watch the world go by while thinking of our best sunset quotes.

We felt it would also help if we put a list of our all-time favourite travel quotes for you.

You can pin any of these travel quotes to your Pinterest board :-)

We made a mix of unique and common quotes along with some of our own travel quotes.

If you love these please like and share the post! We appreciate it. 

Here are our favourite inspiring travel quotes:

1. ‘Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.’ – David McCullough Jr.

Best Travel Quotes - 'Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.' - David McCullough Jr.

2. ‘Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret – Oscar Wilde 

3. ‘To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen 

To Travel is to Live – Hans Christian Andersen

4. ‘Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ – Andre Gide

5. ‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.’ – Dr. Seuss

‘Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.’ - Dr. Seuss

6. ‘No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.’ – Lin Yutang 

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

7. ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu - Best quotes about life and travel

8. ‘Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.’ – Seneca

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

9. ‘Travel makes us realise what we want to do in life and where we want to go’ – Sunset Travellers

Travel makes us realise what we want to do in life and where we want to go - Sunset Travellers

10. ‘The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.’ – Michael Altshuler

‘The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.’ - Michael Altshuler

11. ‘All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware’ – Martin Buber

Inspirational quote about journey we take in life - All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. - Martin Buber

12. ‘We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.’ – Walt Disney

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths’ - Walt Disney

13. ‘Travel brings power and love back into your life.’ – Rumi Jalalud-Din

Travel brings power and love back into your life.- Rumi Jalalud-Din

14. ‘Take only memories, leave only footprints.’ – Chief Seattle

Take only memories, leave only footprints. Chief Seattle

15. ‘Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.’ – Gustave Flaubert

16. ‘We should travel light and live simply. Our enemy is not possessions but excess.’ – John Stott

We should travel light and live simply. Our enemy is not possessions but excess. - John Stott

17. ‘Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.’ – Brian Chesky

100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust

18. ‘It’s been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life.’ – Seann William Scott

It's been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life. Seann William Scott

19. ‘A small step forward is better than no step at all.’ – Sunset Travellers

Best Quotes To Get You Out And Explore The World - ‘A small step forward is better than no step at all.’ - Sunset Travellers

20. ‘If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.’ – Angelina Jolie

If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is - Angelina Jolie

21. ‘The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. Gilbert K. Chesterton

22. ‘The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.’ – St Augustine

100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust

23. ‘Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.’ – Brian Chesky

‘Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.’ - Brian Chesky

24. ‘Take a moment, look where you are in your life and imagine where you could be.’ – Sunset Travellers

Take a moment, look where you are in your life and imagine where you could be - Sunset Travellers

25. ‘How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.’ – R. Buckminster Fuller

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. R. Buckminster Fuller

26. ‘We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.’ – Author Unknown

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. - Author Unknown

27. ‘Once a year go some place you’ve never been before.’ – Dalai Lama

100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust - Once a year go some place you've never been before - Dalai Lama

28. ‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.’ – Marcel Proust

‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.’ - Marcel Proust

29. ‘Travel with a partner merges your experiences and divides your problems.’ – Sunset Travellers

Travel with a partner merges your experiences and divides your problems - Sunset Travellers

30. ‘Life isn’t about how many breaths you take, but it’s the moments that take your breath away.’ – Will Smith

Life isn't about how many breaths you take, but it's the moments that take your breath away. - Will Smith

31. ‘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

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

32. ‘People don’t take trips – trips take people’ – John Steinbeck

'People don’t take trips trips take people.' - John Steinbeck

33. ‘Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.’ -Roy M. Goodman

Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination. - Roy M. Goodman

34. ‘The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.’ – Wallace Stevens 

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.’ -Wallace Stevens

35. ‘Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.’ – Jamie Lyn Beatty

Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul. – Jamie Lyn Beatty

36. ‘The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.’ – Anna Quindlen

Inspiratinal Quotes To Motivate You To Go And Explore The World - 'The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have.' - Anna Quindlen

37. ‘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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.’― Mark Twain

38. ‘Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.’ – Lovelle Drachman

Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. – Lovelle Drachman

39. ‘If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.’ – Paul Coelho

Quotes about travel, quotes ablout clouds, quotes about sunset. - If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine It’s Lethal. – Paul Coelho

40. ‘Sunsets are not a rare commodity, they come and go every night; so I compare you not to a sunset for you come once in a life.’ – Daniel Cook

Quotes About Travel And Sunset - ‘Sunsets are not a rare commodity, they come and go every night; so I compare you not to a sunset for you come once in a life.’ - Daniel Cook

41. ‘A ship in a harbour is safe, but it not what ships are built for.’ -John A. Shedd

A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. - John A. Shedd - Quote about ships and travel

42. ‘Travel far enough, you meet yourself.’ – David Mitchell

Travel far enough, you meet yourself - David Mitchell

43. ‘If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.’ – James Michener

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

44. ‘To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.’ – Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley

45. ‘A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.’ – Pico Iyer

A person susceptible to ‘wanderlust’ is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation. – Pico Iyer

46. ‘The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.’ – Sir Richard Burton

The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.’ – Sir Richard Burton

47. ‘Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.’ – Jennifer Lee

100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust

48. ‘Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.’ – Ibn Battuta

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.’ – Ibn Battuta

49. ‘Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.’ – Author Unknown

Some of the most inspiring quotes to pursuit your happiness - Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.’ - Author Unknown

50. ‘Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.’ – Jack Kerouac

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.’ - Jack Kerouac

51. ‘All you need to know is that it’s possible.’ – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

All you need to know is that it’s possible.’ - Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

52. ‘The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.’ – Wallace Stevens

100 best sayings about travel and life we should live.

53. ‘Work, Travel, Save, Repeat’

Work, Travel, Save, Repeat

54. ‘The journey not the arrival matters.’ –T.S. Eliot

‘The journey not the arrival matters.’ –T.S. Eliot

55. ‘Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

56. ‘Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.’ – Seneca

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca (2)

57. ‘And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.’ – Randy Komisar

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar

58. ‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.’ – Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen Keller

59. ‘One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.’ – Henry Miller

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. - Henry Miller

60. ‘All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.’ – Martin Buber

'All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware' -Martin Buber

61. ‘Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.’ – Thomas Fuller

Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse. – Thomas Fuller

62. ‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.’ – Agustine of Hippo

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

63. ‘Not all those who wander are lost’. – J.R.R. Tolkien

100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust

64. ‘Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.’ – Lawrence Block

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

65. ‘Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

66. ‘Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends.’ – Cesare Pavese

Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. - Cesare Pavese

67. ‘Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.’ – Irving Wallace

Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. - Irving Wallace

68. ‘We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.’ – Anaïs Nin

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.- Anaïs Nin

69. ‘ Life is a journey, enjoy every second of it as the time passes fast.’ – Sunset Travellers

Life is a journey, enjoy every second of it as the time passes fast - Sunset Travellers

70. ‘He who would travel happily must travel light.’ -Antoine de St. Exupery

He who would travel happily must travel light. -Antoine de St. Exupery

71. ‘I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.’ – Mark Twain

 

Ispirational quotes to live your life to the fullest. - I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.- Mark Twain
72. ‘A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.’ – Tim Cahill

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. -Tim Cahill

73. ‘Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.’ – Benjamin Disraeli

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. - Benjamin Disraeli

74. ‘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 Keroua

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 Keroua

75. ‘The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.’ – Oprah Winfrey

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. - Oprah Winfrey

76. ‘Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.’ – Alan Keightley

Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. - Alan Keightle

77. ‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart.’ – Confucius

100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust - Wherever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius

78. ‘A great way to learn about your country is to leave it’. – Henry Rollins

A great way to learn about your country is to leave it. - Henry Rollins

79. ‘You don’t have to be rich to travel well.’ – Eugene Fodor

You don’t have to be rich to travel well. – Eugene Fodor

80. ‘Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.’ – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Own only what you can always carry with you known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag. - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

81. ‘When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.’ – Susan Heller

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. - Susan Heller

82. ‘Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by.’ – Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by. - Robert Frost

83. ‘There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.’ – Jack Kerouac

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. – Jack Kerouac

84. ‘Live your life by a compass, not a clock.’ – Stephen Covey

100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust - Live your life by a compass, not a clock. - Stephen Covey

85. ‘Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrate it for everything that it is.’ – Mandy Hale

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrate it for everything that it is. - Mandy Hale

86. ‘Go and explore the world, life is too short to spend it in an office.’ – Sunset Travellers

Go and explore the world, life is too short to spend it in an office. -Sunset Travellers

87. ‘Everything you do is based on the choices you make.’ – Wayne Dyer

Everything you do is based on the choices you make.- Wayne Dyer

88. ‘I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.’ – Mary Anne Radmacher

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. - Mary Anne Radmacher

89. ‘To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.’ – Freya Stark

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – Freya Stark

90. ‘I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.’ – Robert Louis Stevenson

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. - Robert Louis Stevenson

91. ‘Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.’ – Anita Desai

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.- Anita Desai

92. ‘Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.’ – Karen Gibbs

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once. - Karen Gibbs

93. ‘I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.’ – Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train. - Oscar Wilde

94. ‘Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret’. – Oscar Wilde

Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret. – Oscar Wilde

95. ‘Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.’ – Izaak Walton

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. - Izaak Walton

96. ‘I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.’ – Nyssa P. Chopra

‘I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations. - Nyssa P. Chopra

97. ‘People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.’ – Edmund Hillary

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. - Edmund Hillary

98. ‘You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself.’ – Franz Kafka

You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself. – Franz Kafka

99. ‘We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.’ – Hilaire Belloc

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment. - Hilaire Belloc

100. ‘Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.’ – Sheda Savage

100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes That Will Leave You With Wanderlust

 

There you have it!

Some of the most inspiring travel quotes.

After years on the road, it is hard sometimes to remember why you started travelling in the first place, therefore we always look back at some of these travel quotes to remind us that it is all worth it.

‘If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.’

If you weren’t thinking about travelling by now we hope that you have at least booked a flight.

All in all, travel has been an amazing eye-opening experience for both of us.

Be sure to pin your favourite images of all of these travel quotes to your Pinterest board.

Or just share it with a friend who needs to get out there!

If you enjoyed these travel quotes we also like these lovely Irish Sayings which put a lot of things into context. 

All the best and safe travels,

Steve and Sabina

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Sunset Travellers

Steve and Sabina are couple travel bloggers who have been travelling the world for the past 4 years. Having moved from Ireland -> Australia -> Ireland -> Canada we have had a great few years on working holiday visas in Australia and Canada. Find us everywhere @SunsetTravellers Thanks for stopping by our website. Have a great day!

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