28 Powerful Quotes That Inspire Travel

Best Travel Quotes for Travel Inspiration

Sometimes a simple quote or phrase is all it takes to spark action or change in our lives.

We always welcome inspirational words, so we thought it would be fun to share some quotes that have inspired us in the past. Hopefully one or two of them give you the push you need to plan that next adventure. Enjoy!

Travel Quotes that will inspire you to travel.

    1. 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
    2. The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. – Saint Augustine
    3. 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
    4. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. – James Michener
    5. 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
    6. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France
    7. Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. – Michael Palin
    8. A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu
    9. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. – Barbara Hoffman
    10. A wise traveler never despises his own country. – Carlo Goldoni
    11. You seldom, if ever, get lucky sitting down. – Zig Ziglar
    12. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley
    13. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. –  Robert Frost
    14. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! – Henry Ford
    15. Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin
    16. Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne, Winne the Pooh
    17. 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
    18. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard
    19. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. – Gandhi
    20. 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
    21. Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. Maya Angelou
    22. 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
    23. 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
    24. There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it. – Charles Dudley Warner
    25. We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way. – Gloria Gaither
    26. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. – Wayne Gretzy
    27. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson
    28. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. – Lin Yutang

What is your favourite travel quote?

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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.