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70+ of the Best Travel Quotes for 2022

Travel quotes are often filled with enlightenment and inspire us to push our travel limits, to notice and appreciate nature, and to explore new destinations.

The best travel quotes stir the wanderlust in us. Whether we are young or old, tired or down in spirits, a travel quote has the power to help us rediscover ourselves and our curiosity.

Quotations can be misattributed or have no proof of original source. We have done our research and have linked with reliable sources where possible, but we encourage you to explore these writers and discover for yourselves their intimacy with the magic of travel! If you are looking for travel inspiration, here are some quotes to motivate you to go out and explore the world!

General Travel Quotes

  1. “Travel leaves you speechless, then makes you a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta
  2. “Cover the earth before it covers you!” Dagobert D. Runes
  3. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” Misattributed to Mark Twain
  4. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” –Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
  5. “I never stay in one country more than three months. Why? Because I was interested in seeing, and if I stay longer I become blind.”-Josef Koudelka
  6. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” –Misattributed to Jack Kerouac
  7. “It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” Asian Proverb
  1. “The wish to travel seems characteristically human; the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.”-Paul Theroux
  2. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”-Wendell Berry, A Place on Earth
  3. “Traveling is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard, Realism in Romantic Japan
  4. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” –Aldous Huxley, The Art of Seeing
  5. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Prophet Mohammed
  6. “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.
  7. “For the born traveler, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.”-Aldous Leonard Huxley, Brave New World
  8. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”-William Faulkner
  9. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.”-John A. Shedd
  10. “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” Lao Tzu
  11. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” Robert Louis Stevenson

Wanderlust Travel Quotes

Are you a globetrotter filled with the desire to wander the world? Here are the best travel quotes to fuel your wanderlust:

  1. “Wanderlust is incurable.” – Mark Jenkins The Hard Way: Stories of Danger, Survival, and the Soul of Adventure
  2. “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” –John Muir
John Muir has some of the best travel quotes ever
  1. “Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make. So travel often and live life with open eyes and an open heart.” –Katie Grissom
  2. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”-Bruce Chatwin
  3. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hillarie Belloc
  1. “Everyone should see how complicated, how deeply troubled, and yet at the same time, beautiful and awesome the world can be. Everyone should experience, even as the clouds gather, what’s at stake, what could be lost, what’s still here.” Anthony Bourdain
  2. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference” – Robert Frost, Mountain Interval
  3. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”- Ernest Hemingway
  4. “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide
  5. 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
  6. “The journey is part of the experience- an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent.” -Anthony Bourdain
  7. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life- and travel- leaves marks on you.” –Anthony Bourdain
  8. “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”-Anthony Bourdain
  9.  “Not all those who wander are lost.”-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  10. “I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” –Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy
  11. “I collect memories. I look for opportunities to try new things, go to new places, and meet new people all the time.” – Marcel Wanders

Nature Travel Quotes

  1.  “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more” -Lord Byron
  2.  “I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.”- Andy Warhol
  3. “Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time,” –Katrina Mayer
  1.  “Birds have always had the ability to bring me out of a dark space and provide relief in bad times.” Jason Ward
  2. “Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.” Gary Snyder
  3. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” –Albert Einstein
  5. “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” Dr. Edward O. Wilson
  6. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” Robert Frost
  7. “I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.” –David Attenborough

Sustainable Travel Quotes

Sustainable travel is all about leaving behind a positive impact during your travel. Here are inspirational quotes to fuel your sustainable travel endeavors:

  1. “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” –Indegenous American Proverb
  2. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”-John Burroughs
  1. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”-Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “How is it possible that the most intellectual creature to ever walk the planet earth is destroying its only home?”-Jane Goodall
  3. “Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.”Jochen Zeitz
  4. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”-Jane Goodall
  5. “The principles of sustainable development say that we should live within environmental limits and that we should enjoy and aspire to a healthy, just and fair society.” -Will Day
  6. “Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity.” Charles Beresford
  7. “The quality of life rises where the legs are used a little more and the elbows a little less.” Erhard Eppler
  1. “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” – Anne Marie Bonneau
  2. “Local culture may not always be glamorous, but it’s always meaningful.” Nyssa P. Chopra
  3. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure Travel Quotes

  1. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” -Misattributed to John Muir
  2. “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
  3. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
  4. “Maybe there is another who sees life not as a flickering candle but as a torch that can illuminate an undiscovered world.” –Jimmy Buffett
  5. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams..” –Oprah Winfrey
  6. “Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world.” – Seanan McGuire
  7. “Sometimes you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life from your soul.” The Mind’s Journal
  1. “Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.” –Jamie Lyn Beatty
  2. “In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!” –Mehmet Murat Ildan”
  3. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
  1. “Diversion. Distraction. Fantasy. Change of fashion, food, love, and landscape. We need them as the air we breathe.” It’s a Nomad World, Bruce Chatwin
  2. “A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies, and adopting new viewpoints.” Wilferd Peterson

Family Travel Quotes

Traveling with family is fun and thrilling. Whether you are embarking on a trip with parents, kids, or even extended family, this can be a highly fulfilling experience. Here are some amazing family travel quotes to get you going:

  1. “Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” –Leigh Hunt
  2. “There are no perfect parents and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” –Dave Willis
  3. “In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.”-Kevin Heath
  1. “When you travel with children you are giving something that can never be taken away… experience, exposure and a way of life.” Pamela T. Chandler
  2. “A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting and new places.” Tom Lichtenheld
  1. “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” -Anonymous

Dennis Muvaa

Dennis Muvaa

Dennis is a full-time writer and content marketing professional. He loves traveling off the beaten path and is passionate about sharing tips to help people make the most of their travel experience. Dennis also loves sporty cars and soccer.

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