Inspiration, Travel

49 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

28/11/2015
Wanderlust

Ah travel. The mere thought of a faraway land and adventure is guaranteed to set off a case of itchy feet and prolonged wanderlust.

So to kindly pass on our affliction, here are 48 travel quotes to inspire wanderlust – because we all need adventure!

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

“I have learned this strange thing, too, about travel: one may return to a place and, quite unexpectedly, meet oneself still lingering there from the last time.” – Helen Bevington

“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

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

“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

“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

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”  Rumi

“The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.” ― Rosita Forbes

“Every journey is personal. Every journey is spiritual. You can’t compare them, can’t replace, can’t repeat. You can bring back the memories but they only bring tears to your eyes.” ― Riana Ambarsari

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

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

Travel quotes to inspire

“It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free.” – Mae Chevrette

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

“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” ― Kate Douglas Wiggin

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

“Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.” ― Libba Bray

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist. That is all.” Oscar Wilde

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde

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

“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

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

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

“The great glory of travel, to me, is not just what I see that’s new to me in countries visited, but that in almost every one of them I change from an outsider looking in to an insider looking out.” ― Clara E. Laughlin

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected for the rest of my life.” – Michael Palin

Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected for the rest of my life.”

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Where you come from does matter — but not nearly as much as where you are headed.” ― Jodi Picoult

“I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one’s life and sigh.” ― Isabella L. Bird

“The desert doesn’t care who you are, and neither does anyone or anything who lives in it.” ― Deanne Stillman

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

“You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” ― Sue Fitzmaurice

“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

Paris is always a good idea.

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

“Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” – Dalai Lama

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

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

“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you only have the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

“Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.” – Hannah Arendt

“Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.” – Hannah Arendt

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it is over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” – Mary Oliver

“A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” – Henry Rollins

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

“To live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth – not from place to place, but through the poignant strangeness of time.” ― T.L. Rese

“You have to taste a culture to understand it.” ― Deborah Cater

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

“One of the greatest thing about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.” – Edith Wharton
"One of the greatest thing about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are." - Edith Wharton

What’s your favourite travel quote? We’d love to hear it!

Wishing you lots of itchy feet and happy travels.

xx

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  • Mackenzie Glanville 10/12/2015 at 11:13 am

    “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta there were so many quotes there to give me itchy feet, one day, oh the things I will do, the places I am yet to even know exist, it excites me. I am sure I would have many stories to tell then.