44 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make You Want To Travel

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Who doesn’t love traveling? From the excitement of figuring out what you should pack to taking that first step off the plane, into a land of unknown wonder, there’s no doubt that travel moves you. I invite you on a virtual journey of fun in the sun, as we look at some of the best travel quotes of all time. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the quotes!

1. “My favorite place in L.A. is Manhattan Beach. It’s an intimate, friendly little beachside city within a city—smaller than most of its neighbors, so it reminds me of a British seaside resort. If my three teenage sons are in town, we’ll play some cricket on the flat, hard sand where the water breaks, just to really confuse the locals!”
Piers Morgan

2. “I love going to the river not only to enjoy nature, but to think about the Los Angeles River’s place in our city’s history and to envision its great place in our future.”
Eric Garcetti

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. “NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.”
Walt Whitman

5. “We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
T. S. Elliot

6. “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

7. “New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody thinks differently, they just don’t know what the hell the rest of the United States is.”
Henry Ford

8. “[Airline food] is the tiniest food I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Any kind of meat that you get — chicken, steak, anything — has grill marks on each side, like somehow we’ll actually believe there’s an open-flame grill in the front of the plane.”
Ellen DeGeneres

9. “The shuttle is the worst $20 you’ll ever save. It adds 90 minutes to whatever a Town Car or cab would have been. You have the unenviable choice between being dropped off last or being dropped off first and having a bunch of losers who can’t afford cab fare and have no friends or loved ones with cars knowing exactly where you live.”
Adam Carolla

10. “I carry the place around the world the world in my heart but sometimes I try to shake it off in my dreams.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

12. “A perfect day in L.A. would focus on my love of Old Hollywood. It would begin with breakfast at the Fountain Coffee Shop at The Beverly Hills Hotel. It’s a perfect time capsule of the late 40s, early 50s. This hotel has literally been a part of my life since before I was born. How? My parents were married in The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom.
I’ve been going to the Fountain Coffee Shop since I was a little kid. I’d go with my father on Saturday. It would be a special treat. I’d always order a “Grilled Russian” sandwich for breakfast or lunch with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. That’s still my habit to this day.”
Matthew Rolston

13. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
Bill Bryson

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

15. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”
Jerry Seinfeld

16. “More and more too, the old name absorbs into me Mannahatta, ‘the place encircled by many swift tides and sparkling waters.’ How fit a name for America’s great democratic island city! The word itself, how beautiful! how aboriginal! how it seems to rise with tall spires, glistening in sunshine, with such New World atmosphere, vista and action!”
Walt Whitman

17. “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”
Andrew Zimmern

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

19. “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
Aldous Huxley

20. “The major advantage of domestic travel is that, with a few exceptions such as Miami, most domestic locations are conveniently situated right here in the United States.” –<a
Dave Barry

21. “People come back from flights and tell you a story like it’s a horror story. That’s how bad they make it sound. They’re like, ‘It was the worst day of my life. We didn’t board for 20 minutes and they made us sit there on the runway for 40 minutes.’ Oh really? What happened next? Did you fly in the air, incredibly, like a bird? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight you non-contributing zero?’”  
Louis C.K.

22. “My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunities.”
Diana Ross

23. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

24. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
Susan Heller

25. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”
Anatole France

26. “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. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

27. “A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.”
Charlie Chaplin

28. “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.”
Jawaharal Nehru

29. “Keep things on your trip in perspective, and you’ll be amazed at the perspective you gain on things back home while you’re away…One’s little world is put into perspective by the bigger world out there.”
Gail Rubin Bereny

30. “One of the gladdest moments of human life, me thinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.”
Sir Richard Burton

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

32. “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.”

33. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”

34. “Only when this is recognized can the blown-in-the glass bum relax and go along with it. Only then do the frustrations fall away. In this a journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
John Steinbeck

35. “At the end of hours of train-dreaming, we may feel we have been returned to ourselves — that is, brought back into contact with emotions and ideas of importance to us. It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true selves. The furniture insists that we cannot change because it does not; the domestice setting keeps us tethered to the person we are in ordinary life, but who may not be who we essentially are.”
Alain de Botton

36. “I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where I couldn’t be.”
John Cheever

37. “Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”
Pico Iyer

38. “I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.”
Steve McQueen

39. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”
Hilaire Belloc

40. “Remember happiness is a way of travel not a destination.”
Roy Goodman

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

42. “Jet lag is for amateurs.”
Dick Clark

43. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.”
Pat Conroy

44. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”
Benjamin Disraeli

What’s your favorite travel quote? Or perhaps you have a good one of your own? Let us know in the comments section below. We’d love hearing from you!


Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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