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30 of the Best Travel Quotes


Travelling can be taxing, difficult and tiring. In spite of the cost, regardless of resources and no matter where life takes me, I will always revere travel. Travelling has taught me so much about myself and the world around me and I never want to take that for granted.

Here are 30 travel quotes sure to inspire you to get out there to see the world.


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

2. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu

3. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

4. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

5. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi

6. “The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” ― G.K. Chesterton


7. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

8. “I read; I travel; I become” ― Derek Walcott

9. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ― Gustave Flaubert

10. “I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

11. “Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.” ― Ma Jian, Red Dust: A Path Through China

12. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop


13. “To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

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

15. “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without travelling.” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

16. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Historical, Literary

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

18.“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.” ― Erol Ozan


19.“One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller

20.“The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo

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

22. "I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.” ― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

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

24. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” ― Paul Theroux


25.“The journey itself is my home.” ― Bashō Matsuo

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

27. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo

28. “I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more." (Letter to John Banister, Jr., June 19, 1787)” ― Thomas Jefferson,

29. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”― Anonymous

30. “Just go!” ― Elaisha Jade


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