25 of the most inspiring travel quotes

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.  St Augustine


Who doesn’t love a quote?  Quotes inspire us, makes us dream big, encourages us, keeps our feet planted on the ground, and keeps us going.  Travel quotes work in the same way.  I like reading and sharing travel quotes on Instagram and here are some that I have shared. They are all my favorites so I am listing them in random order.   I have added the link of the person who wrote the quote so that you can get to know them as well.

1)  “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”.  St Augustine

2) “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

3)  “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

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

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


6)  “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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

8)  “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. ” – Unknown 

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

10)  “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

Life is an adventure

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

12) “I don’t know where i am going but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan

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

14)  “If  you think adventure is dangerous, try routine.  It’s lethal. ” – Paulo Coelho 

15)  “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” –Rudyard Kipling 

beach holiday

16)  “The journey is the destination.” ― Dan Eldon

17)  “You’ll miss the  best things if you keep your eyes shut. ” – Dr Seuss

18)  “We travel not to escape life.  We travel for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

19)  “Please be a travel, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s in front of you.  Those are keys to understanding the amazing world we liv in.”  – Andrew Zimmern

20)  “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd

Tall ship

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

23)  “Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli

24)  “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides

25)  “I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” – David Rockefeller

travel by boat

So there, 25 travel quotes that I hope will inspire you to take a journey,  discover new places, meet people, be curious about another culture, taste all sorts of food and just simply enjoy traveling.

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