30 Best Travel Quotes for Travel Inspiration

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Travel quotes are far more than memes. They’re more than fleeting thoughts. They paint a picture, tell a story, touch your heart, and remind you of your inner nomad.

What type of traveler of you? Luxury traveler? Volunteer vacationer? Family planner? No matter your style, goals, or plans, surely your trip is meaningful to you in many ways.

Keep scrolling to see some of the best travel quotes for travel inspiration. Once you’re finished here, take a look at our collection of 50 Inspirational Quotes About Volunteering & Giving Back!

1.  “Great things never come from comfort zones.”

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

3.  “People don’t take trips. Trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

4.  “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

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5.  “We travel not to escape life but for life to not escape us.” – Anonymous

6.  “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.” – Rick Warren

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

8.  “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

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9.  “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things for the first time 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

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

11.  “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

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12.  “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

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

14.  “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” – Chinese Proverb

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

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16.  “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

17.  “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

18.  “Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

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

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20.  “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

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

22.  “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

25.  “It’s a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it.” – JD Andrews

26.  “Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

27.  “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

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28.  “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

29.  “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” – Euripides

30.  “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

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Now that these travel quotes have you inspired, bursting at the seams with wanderlust, and ready to book flights, like, yesterday… let’s go!

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Tell us in the comments below! (Or share with us your favorite travel quotes!)

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