Everyone needs a bit of motivation and inspiration now and then. A wonderful quote is sometimes the best way to get inspired. Words have the power to make changes and shift perspectives. We love to read travel quotes! They are a great source of motivation. The explorers and adventurers of yore have given us much food for thought in the form of best travel quotes and inspirational travel quotes!

You will find travel quote about journey, adventure, friends and destinations. Here are some inspirational travel quotes that are sure to fuel your wanderlust. From explorers of the past to modern-day gurus, we have tried to cover a few of our favourite and best travel quotes.  It might make you pack your bags and set out to see the world around you. For those who have already been bitten by the travel bug, some extra stimulation doesn’t hurt! Finally, even if not travel, these sayings might inspire you to come out of your comfort zone and do something that you are born to do!

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Most Inspiring Travel Quotes

  1. When was the last time you did something for the first time. – John C. Maxwell

This quote inspires us to do all the crazy stuffs we have done. I am very scared of water. Agni simply inspires me with this quote before I go all out for any water sports. Before doing the scuba diving at Andaman, I was out of my wits. But I did it. Be it playing with the snow at Tsomgo Lake near Gangtok or shouting at top of our lungs at the Rupin Pass summit, we try to do things that we have not done before.

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

To be honest, I am totally awed by the life of his Holiness Dalai Lama. His words are like gospel to me. When he says so, every year, Agni and I always travel to a place where we have never been before. And in this way, we continue to grow.

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama inspiring travel quotes

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  1. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Travel for the simple joy of it. Not for the reasons like peer pressure, getting the best social media posts or simply because everyone is doing so. There is a subtle joy in the journey. Travel without prejudice and without being judgmental.

  1. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world - Famous travel quotes

Only when you see the mighty mountains, the vastness of the seas and the magnanimity of nature, only then you can truly understand our place in the world. Travel has made us grow, it has made us grateful and humble – something no other thing could have done.

  1. It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. — Asian Proverb

  2. 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

This is perhaps one of the best quotes by Bourdain. It portrays all that is true about travelling without glorifying the glamour that is associated with travel these days. Travel is not about the perfect Instagram pictures where ladies sway around in their beautiful looking dresses and men looks perfect in with their six-pack abs. Travel is not only about taking the perfect sunset photos. Travel is not about glamour and fashion. Travel is anything but all these.

The photographs that you see everywhere are the best ones. Even this blog puts up only the best ones. But there are moments in travel that are not that great. There are long queues, missed flights, no sleep, dirty toilets and other mishaps. But whatever the experience is, good or bad, it shapes us into the person we are.

  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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.― Mark Twain

Mark Twain Best Travel Quotes

Yes, I had been waiting long for the perfect moment to do what I loved to. That moment actually never came until I realized that each moment is perfect for doing the thing I love. You just have to start off, begin the journey. Rest all will fall into place.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust      famous travel sayings

  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. Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. – Ernest Hemingway    inspirational travel sayings

  7. All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. -T.E. Lawrence

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

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

  10. 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

Mark Twain famous travel quotes 

You cannot really sit at a corner and learn about the world and its people. Mark Twain has such great insight into travel and it shows in his quotes.

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

  2. Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

Do not lose you sense of wonder. Marvel in the little joys of life. Not only it will mak you travel better, but also your life. Nothing can beat the thrill of travelling for us. We are happiest when we are travelling and exploring the world.

  1. 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

  2. The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

  3. And then I realized adventures are the best way to learn. – Anonymous

adventure quotes

Adventure does not only means indulging in all the outdoor activities that gives you an adrenaline rush. Adventure is trying something that you have never done before. Eating a local delicacy or finding a new alley in the old city can be a great adventure. When I tried silkworms at Bodoland, it was definitely an adventure for me.

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

  2. When overseas you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting. – Clint Borgen        famous travel sayings

  3. The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt

  4. Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you. – Erick Widman

The quote by Erick Widman is directed to all those who have forgotten the simple joys of travelling while trying to capture and document the destinations. Once in a while, put away the camera or phone, stop taking down notes, and simply soak in the place.

  1. If we travel simply to indulge ourselves we are missing some of the greatest lessons life has to offer. – Unknown

  2. There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly? – Erin Hanson      famous travel quotes

  3. Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  4. 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

Famous Travel Quotes showing the importance of travel

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

  2. Life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better. – Simon Raven

  3. We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost. – Ray Bradbury      We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost

  4. Take vacations, go as many places as you can, you can always make money, you cant always make memories. – Anonymous

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

  6. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. – James Michener

Best Travel Quotes and sayings

We totally agree with Michener. If we do not meet new people, reject their customs and traditions, we better remain at home. If e choose to live in our own castle, then it is no point in travelling to a new place. You can simply do that by a flick of a channel nowadays. We travel to meet new people, experience a new culture and taste various cuisine. And of course, in all our explorations, respect the people and their traditions.

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  1. Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta travel quotes

The famous Moroccan scholar and explorer had widely travelled the medieval. His thirty years of journey has been chronicled in A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling.

While travelling, we are often wonderstruck at the beauty of the nature or cultural heritage of the place. There are times we think that that we can neither express these feelings by words, nor can capture the marvel on camera. But travelling has its own way of expression. It finds its way through the words of the traveller and we, ordinary people become extraordinary storytellers.

  1. Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination. – Roy M. Goodman

  2. Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. – Jack Kerouac

  3. The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself. – Wallace StevensThe most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself - best travel quotes

  4. Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul. – Jamie Lyn Beatty

  5. 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. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  6. A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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The more we travelled, the more we learnt new things. More boundaries were broken, horizons broaden. Once you have travelled, you cannot go back to the confined cubicle of yours.

  1. The more I travelled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. – Shirley MacLaine

  2. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries - best travel quotes

This is perhaps one of the most appropriate quote of current times. With so much political confusion and religious hatred all around, it is very easy to form an opinion about a place and its people. Travel, because it is by visiting the place, you will come to know how wrong an opinion you had of that country!

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

  2. Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions. – Peter Hoeg

  3. I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see. – Carew Papritz

  4. The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. – Ralph Waldo Emerson      The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going

  5. The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – W.B. Yeats

Top Journey Quotes – Life is a journey after all!

  1. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware. – Martin Buber All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware - Famous travel quotes

  2. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. – Danny Kaye

  3. A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu

Most inspiring travel quotes

This is the motto that we follow while travelling. We do have a roufgh plan in mind, but we are always flexible. Who knows that there might be one more beauty just round the corner that is not written in the guidebooks? When we travelled to Nepal, we completely overhauled our travel itinerary only to see the BistekJatra and SindurJatra at Bhakatpur. And believe me, it was an amazing experience.

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

  2. One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. – Thomas Jefferson  One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more

  3. 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

  4. A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation. – Pico Iyer

  5. Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind. – Marty Rubin Inspirational Travel Quotes and sayings

  6. What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds. When you’re travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. – William Least Heat-Moon

  7. The journey, not the arrival matters. – T.S. Eliot

  8. A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles. – Tim Cahill A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles - friendship travel quotes

  9. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. – Babs Hoffman

If we had to worry about the mishaps that might happen on road, then we probably could never have travelled. Even when we started travelling together, I never used to worry much about what might happen on the road. The joy of discovering the new path, crazier experiences always made me excited before a trip. Hoffman has just hit the nail on head with this quote.

  1. If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. – Dan Rather

Dan Rather’s quote just elaborates on Hoffman’s quote. The uncertainty on the road, make the journey even more exciting!

  1. 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

  2. Travelling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing. – Gayle Foreman

  3. You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself. – Franz Kafka

  4. Travel expands the mind and fills the gap. – Sheda Savage      Travel expands the mind and fills the gap - short travel quotes

  5. Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator. – Robert Orben

  6. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. – Anita Desai

  7. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. – Izaak Walton

Short Travel Quotes

  1. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius Wherever you go, go with all your heart - Confucius Travel Quotes

  2. Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. – Frank Borman

  3. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. – Anonymous Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer - short travel quotes

  4. He who would travel happily must travel light. – Antoine de St. Exupery

  5. One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things – Henry Miller Short travel quotes

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

  7. Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions. – Peter Hoeg

  8. People don’t take trips, trips take people. – John Steinbeck

Famous short travel quotes

Yes, a trip requires a lot of planning. But once you are on the road, these plans always do not stick. The roads make new plans. There can be many situations where meticulous planning does not stay. You simply have to improvise and go with the flow. Let the trip take a hold of you. It will be a real transformative experience.

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  1. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. – Anonymous  We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us - inspirational travel quotes

  2. Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination. – Roy M. Goodman

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

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

  5. It feels good to be lost in the right direction. – Anonymous  It feels good to be lost in the right direction - short travel quotes

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

This quote by Anna Quindlen really motivates us. We are not born to do lead a mundane life. Societal norms often pressurize us to lead a life in a certain way. But that does not mean we cannot do what we love to. It is too easy to believe that whatever we are doing is just right. It is easy to get sucked into the complacency. It is totally upto us to have a life that we love to live!

  1. I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. – John Green

John Green just resonates my feeling. Agni and I totally love to meet new people, talk to them and share life stories with each other.

  1. Don’t listen to what they say. Go see. – Anonymous

  2. Take only memories, leave only footprints. – Chief Seattle

Take only memories, leave only footprints - responsible travel quotes

The quote by Seattle holds true even more nowadays. This one should be followed by all. Travelling is about making memories and not throwing your trash; Clean and green environment always helps

  1. Live your life by a compass not a clock. – Stephen Covey  best travel sayings

  2. Collect moments, not things. – Anonymous

  3. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

  4. Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. – Jack Kerouac

  5. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. – T. S. Eliott  Inspirational travel quotes about journey and life

  6. What is life but one grand adventure? – Unknown

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

Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage - inspirational short travel quotes

We love this quote by Coelho. Well, money does make things easier and we need it to visit places. But even with all the money in the world we will not be able to travel if don’t have the courage to go out of our comfort zone.

  1. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch  Famous travel quotes

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

Though we do not believe in lists, but we totally agree with Susan Sontag. We do not know whether we will be ever able to complete our list in this lifetime, but we do not lose hope. Given a chance, we will visit everywhere!

  1. Spontaneity is what travel is all about. – Zach Anner

  2. Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret. – Oscar Wilde

Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret - inspirational travel quotes

Oscar Wilde has summarized life and travel so well in this small line.

  1. Travel far enough, you meet yourself. – David Mitchell

  2. Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure. – Bob Bitchin

Finally a few adventure quotes about life and adventure.

  1. Adventure is worthwhile. – Aesop

  2. Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. – Irving Wallace

  3. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing - adventure quotes

  4. Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.

  5. Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. – LovelleDrachman

  6. If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s lethal. – Paulo Coelho  Paulo Coelho travel quotes

  7. Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. – Mark Jenkins

  8. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

  9. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey  Adventure travel quotes

  10. Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you. – Ewan McGregor

  11. As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen. – Winnie the Pooh

Adventure travel quotes

Winnie the Pooh just steals my heart with this quote. And I always keep telling this to Agni while reminiscing the first time we met!

  1. 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

  2. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. – Frank Herbert

  3. I love to travel but hate to arrive. – Albert Einstein        Einstein quotes

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

Cities are colourful places. The streets, sounds, smells of the alleys and lanes, the warm people make them interesting. There are some lovely sayings about different cities. Here are a few of them.

Kolkata Quotes

  1. Calcutta’s the only city I know where you are actively encouraged to stop strangers at random for a quick chat. – Tahir Shah    kolkata quotes

  2. Calcutta is not for everyone. You want your cities clean and green; stick to Delhi. You want your cities, rich and impersonal; go to Bombay. You want them high-tech and full of draught beer; Bangalore’s your place. But if you want a city with a soul, come to Calcutta. – Vir Sanghvi

  3. It is as if the people who inhabit the streets, inspired by some mysterious wisdom, realise that the true history of Calcutta has always been written in the invisible tales of its spirits and unspoken curses. – Carlos Ruiz Zafón    Kolkata quotes - calcutta quotes

  4. Where does one go in a tremendous city like Calcutta to find insider information? I recalled India’s golden rule: do the opposite of what would be normal anywhere else. – Tahir Shah

  5. Bengalis love to celebrate their language, their culture, their politics, their fierce attachment to a city that has been famously dying for more than a century. They resent with equal ferocity the reflex stereotyping that labels any civic dysfunction anywhere in the world ‘another Calcutta.’ – Bharati Mukherjee

Varanasi Quotes

  1. Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together. – Mark Twain            Benaras quotes

  2. Enlightenment, and the death which comes before it is the primary business of Varanasi. – Tahir Shah

  3. Here religious feeling reigns supreme, and no sensual thought ever seems to assail these beauteous mingled forms. They come into unconscious contact with each other but only heed the river, the sun, and the splendour of the morning in a dream of ecstasy. – Pierre Loti

  4. What always fascinates me is how the people always seem to step into their own time warp. Each ritual in Varanasi is almost a festival of samridhi and samigri. And the pathways with their narrow gals and steps leading to top stories as steep as a ladder, the staircases is itself a story. – Raghu Rai

  5. The city illuminates truth and reveals reality. It does not bring new wonders into the scope of vision but enables one to see what is already there. Where this eternal light intersects the earth, it is known as Kashi. – Diana L. Eck

Delhi Quotes

  1. I asked my soul: What is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its life.- Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

  2. Yeh sheher nahi, mehfil hai. – Dilli 6

Delhi quotes

So that’s all for now. Please let us know in comments below which one is your favourite. And if I missed your favourite one, let us know. We will include it too!