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50 Travel Quotes To Inspire You To See the World

February 22, 2016

Travel quotes often spill over with inspiration; some motivate planning new trips, while others infuse present trips, and some even highlight memories from past trips.

I have made a collection of my most treasured travel quotes, linked with photographs from my trips. Maybe they can inspire you to set foot and head out to explore the unknown, to see and understand how the world really is, learn about new cultures and meet people. They have touched and captured little moments of clarity that highlights the truth about my travel, adventure, and the best life I could have ever imagine as a travel blogger!

All of us are connected with each other for the love of travel, read them and get motivated to make travel a priority in your life.

1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

3. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

4. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

5. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

6. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

7. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

8. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

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

10. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

11. “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

12. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

13. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

14. “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

15. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

16. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

17. “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

18. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

Travel Quote 219. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

20. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

21. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

22. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

23. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

24. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

25. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll

26. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown

27. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

28. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr. Seuss

29. “To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

30. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

31. “I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.” – Albert Einstein

32. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

33. “I was not born for one corner. The whole world is my native land.” – Seneca

34. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” – Saber Ben Hassen

35. “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

36. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

37. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish Proverb

38. “To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo

39. “The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

40. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

41. “If you can’t live longer, live deeper.” – Italian Proverb

42. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi

43. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

44. “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

45. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

46. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

47. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

48. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

49. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

50. “People don’t take trips . . . trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

What are your favorite travel quotes? Please leave a comment below!

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