100 Best Travel Quotes of All-Time

1. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times” – Anonymous

2. “Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

3. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” -Stephen Covey

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

5. “Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.” – Aristophanes

6. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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

8. “Life is short and the world is wide.” – Anonymous

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

10. “Travel, at its best, transforms us in ways that aren’t always apparent until we’re back home.” Eric Weiner

11. ”Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” – Anonymous

12. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” -Wallace Stevens

13. “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul.” – Anonymous

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

15. “The goal is to die with memories not dreams.” – Anonymous

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

17. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paolo Coelho

18. “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat” – Anonymous

19. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

20. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmas

21. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

22. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

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

24. “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.” – Anthony Bourdain

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

26. ”Life is short and the world is wide.” – Anonymous

27. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

28. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

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

30. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

31. “Do not dare not to dare.” – C.S. Lewis

32. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” -James Michener

33. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” – Anonymous

34. “Oh the places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

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

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

37. “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

38. “I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world.” – George Bailey

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

40. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

41. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

42. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

43. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

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

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

46. “Collect moments. Not things.” – Anonymous

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

48. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

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

50. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

51. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

52. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

53. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

54. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Anonymous

55. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – Anonymous

56. “Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark

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

58. “Then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.” – Anonymous

59. “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

60. “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – Cherie Gilderbloom

61. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world.” – Ray Bradbury

62. “There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die.” – Anonymous

63. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepbun

64. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” – Anonymous

65. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

66. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Douglas Ivestor

67. “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.” – Anonymous

68. “Life is a journey. Make the best of it.” – Anonymous

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

70. “Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.” – Anonymous

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

72. “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

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

74. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

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

76. “So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain

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

78. “Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan” – Anonymous

79. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

80. “Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.” – Anonymous

81. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

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

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

84. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” -Chief Seattle

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

86. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

87. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” -Suzanne Collins

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

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

90. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

91. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

92. “The journey itself is my home.” – Matsuo Basho

93. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

94. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

95. “The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors.” – Phillip Diole

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

97. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark

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

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

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