Top 50 best travel quotes to inspire wanderlust

February 08, 2023

 Let's get inspired to travel the world and enjoy the journey 

Do we all agree that one of the best feelings in the world is traveling? There’s nothing more liberating, satisfying, and exciting than choosing a destination, saving money, planning the route, packing your bags, and having a blast.  

That’s why today, I’m going to inspire you with a compilation of 50 phrases from different authors (some unknown), so that this year you make lots of trips, collect experiences, and create memories with your adventure partners or even alone. 

Remember that the most important rule of traveling is to enjoy the process and the journey and always treasure every memory. 


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

2. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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

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

5. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes  


5. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes 

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

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

8.  “Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.” – Unknown 

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

10. “Sandy toes, sunkissed nose.”  


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

12. “Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.”  

13. “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” 

14. “Collect moments, not things.” 

15. “We don’t need objects; we need adventures.”  


16. “Work, travel, save, repeat.” 

17. “Don’t let fear get in the way of the life you are meant to live.” 

18. “Go where you feel most alive.” 

19. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer 

20. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien  


21. “Travel is the healthiest addiction.” 

22. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m going. Are you coming with me?” 

23. “The journey is my home.” – Muriel Rukeyser 

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

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


26. Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

27. “Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.” 

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

29. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” 

30. “I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”  


31. “Don’t listen to what they say, go see” – Chinese Proverb 

32. “Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell.” 

33. “The world is big, and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir 

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

35. “Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”  


36. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West 

37. “A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles.” – Tim Cahill 

38. “I want to make memories all over the world.” 

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

40. “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul.”  


41. “Adventure is worthwhile” – Aesop 

42. “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton 

43. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley 

44. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine of Hippo 

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


46. “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb 

47. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber 

48. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” 

49. “Travel – the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” – Brenna Smith 

50. “People don’t take trips — trips take people.” – John Steinbeck  

Travel fills us with joy and makes us feel many emotions; it opens our minds and brings us closer to ourselves and those who accompany us.  

A sound, a memory, a word, a movie, a moment... the inspiration to follow your dreams can come from anywhere. And if it involves traveling, much better. Share these quotes to inspire others. 

Which quote motivated you to make the trip of your dreams?

Me encanta vivir nuevas experiencias y aprender de los constantes cambios de la vida. Amante de las nubes, los árboles, los animales y el fútbol. Creo que siempre hay algo bueno en cada día.


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