109 Best Travel Quotes to Inspire every Traveler!

Travel Quotes: Best and Funny Collection

Travel quotes are a great way to get inspired. There is a simple reason for that: they keep the travel-mojo going! Some travel quotes are very inspirational, other are cheesy and so overused.

109 Best Travel Quotes to Inspire every Traveler! No doubt, we get it! Whenever you are not able to travel for whatever reason, a travel quote may help you sometimes to get you moving.

There are moments we all need some travel inspiration or extra strength during our travels (especially after doing some common travel mistakes).

We had a look at the endless number of travel quotes out there. There are even plenty of awesome travel-themed decoration as well.

The result is this summary of 109 travel-related inspiration quotes.

Some of the phrases will help you to keep focus, or just give you some positive extra energy. Whether you are right now hitting the road or wishing you would, here is our piece of inspirational travel quotes.

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From cheesy to inspiring Travel Quotes

1. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

2. “Everything you do is based on the choices you make” – Wayne Dyer

3. “Travel like Gandhi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.” – Rick Steve

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

5. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn” – Dr. Maxwell

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

7. “Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.”

8. “Wake up and be awesome!” – Code Hostel Edinburgh, a cool hostel in Edinburgh.

Wake up and be awesome!

9. “Travel far enough you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

10. “Life is better when you smile!”

My favorite smile? Yours! A beautiful travel quote at Yim Huai Khwang Hostel

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

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

13. “I want/ I love/ I do/ I can is the best way to build your phrases, your days, and all your life!”

14. “The urgent things are not the most important ones.”

15. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Paul Brandt

16. “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling”. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

17. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzky

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take". –Wayne Gretzky

18. “And I said to myself: “What a wonderful world”. ”

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

20. “Do all things with love!”

Do All Things With Love!

21. “When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back.”

22. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” –Charles Swindoll

23. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for.” – John A. Shedd

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

25. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

26. “Create a life you don’t need a vacation from.”


27. “The journey is my home.”

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

29. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” –Jim Rohn

30. “Life is a journey, not a destination.”


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

32. “I can’t change yesterday, but I can change today!”

33. “Don’t count every day, make every day count.”

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

35. “Today is your day! Your mountain is awaiting! So… get on your way. ” – Dr. Seuss

36. “Never stop exploring.”

Never Stop Exploring!

37. “Better to see something once than to hear about it hundred times.”

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

39. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

40. “There are a lot of adventures out there waiting for you to live them.” – Matt

41. “A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” – George M. Moore Jr.

42. “Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

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

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

45. “Enjoy the little things”

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

47. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

48. “Choose to make a difference. – its the way we work, the way we live, and the way we are!” We at Hostelgeeks are big fans of this travel quote.

49. People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

50. “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.”

– Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

51. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”

– Suzanne Collins

52. 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

53. “Life is like a camera: you focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negative and if things do not work out, take another shot”


54. “Little by little, one travels far.”

– J.R.R. Tolkein

55. “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.”

56. “You know all those things you always wanted to do? You should go do them. ”

57. “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you got.”

58. It was love at first flight.

It was love at first flight.

59. “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrate it for everything that it is.”

– Mandy Hale

60. “Home is where your story begins.”

Home is where your story begins

61. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

62. “Raise your words not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunders.”

63. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

64. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.

65. “At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.”

– Shanti

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

67. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”

68. “Don’t try to be perfect, just try to be better than yesterday.”

69. “Add life to your days, not days to your life.”

70. “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.”

71. “We all start as strangers.” – great instagram caption for hostels and hotels!

72. “If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”

73. “Life is short and the world is wide.”

74. “I don’t know the question, but travel is definitely the answer.”

75. “Go where your dreams take you.”

76. “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”

– Harun Yahya

77. “Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”

78. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent in the office or moving your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

– Jack Kerouac

79. “Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.”

80. “It feels good to be in the right direction.”

81. “I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.”

82. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go further, go together .”

– African proverb (and travel quote we love)

83. Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.

84. “Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before.”

– Dalai Lama

85. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

86. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

– Neale Donald Walsch

87. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”

– Izaak Walton

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

88. “It is not down in any map, true places never are”

– Herman Melville

89. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

90. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ”

– travel quote by Aldous Huxley

91. “In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”

92. “Travel leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

– Ibu Battuta

93. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”

– Seth Godin

94. “If not now, when?”

95. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket.”

96. “If I loose myself, I loose it all.”

If I loose myself, I loose it all - Travel Quote to get inspired!

97. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world”

98. “Travel can be the most rewarding forms of introspection.”

– Lawrence Durrel

99. “You are limited only by your imagination”

100. “There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them”

101. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions”

102. “Find joy in the ordinary”

103. “It’s called present. Open & use it!”

It's called present - open it & use it!

105. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”

– Samuel Johnson

106. “We can’t choose where we come from, but we can chose where we go from there.”

107. “Travel is still the most intense mode of learning. ”

– Kevin Kelly

108. “Of all the books in all the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport”

109. Is life not a process?

Life is a process!

110. Work Travel Save Repeat

111. Hostels are the home away from home.

112. The Journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

113. Not all those who wander are lost

114. “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. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

– Anthony Bourdain

115. It is not down in any map; true places never are.

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

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

118. The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

119. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

120. Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living

121. A true traveler’s journey is never complete

122. If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

123. If there is no way, create one.

124. Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

125. Die with memories, not with dreams.


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