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Best 50 Travel Quotes of all times (#14 is my Absolute Favourite!)

I love travel quotes as they always inspire me to plan my next trips :) My affinity with travelling and exploring was born when I watched my first Indiana Jones movie. I was around 8 years old and entirely fell in love with the way he would travel to far away lands and have the most amazing adventures. It still took me another 10 years until I was allowed to travel on my own though. Once I finally turned 18, I went to Malta with my best friend. We stayed around one week in two different hotels and had an awesome time exploring the island and its rocky beaches. From there on I was hooked and decided I want to go travelling forever!

Nowadays I still love all sorts of travel from fancy hotel & city hopping in Europe to exploring remote beaches in South East Asia. And I’m a huge fan of adventure travel and sports such as surfing, skiing, canyoning, rafting, caving, hiking and really just being in nature. To get inspiration for adventure travel read this one for a 7 m fall in white water rafting in New Zealand and to learn about the cultural differences in Europe read this one for travel lessons learned.

And here are my favourite 50 travel quotes that will make you want to want to quit your job and start your adventure of travelling and exploring the world. Don’t forget to share some of the travel quote tweets to inspire more people to travel :)


Best 50 Travel Quotes of All Times

Adventure & Travel Quotes

1.  “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” — William Feather

2. “Somebody ought to tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.” — Michael Landon (my 2nd favourite adventure & travel quote)

3. “It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life and in change there is power.” — Alan Cohen

4. “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

5.  “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin

6. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S Eliot

7.  “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.” — Steve Pavlina

“Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.” — Steve Pavlina Click To Tweet

8. “Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.” — Annie Besant

9. “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 we only seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru

10. “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.” — John Amatt

11.  “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

12. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho Click To Tweet

13. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

14. “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 (my favourite travel quote!)

15. “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller Click To Tweet

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

17. “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

18. “If you can’t live longer, live deeper.” – Italian Proverb

19. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

20. “I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” — Diane Ackerman

21. “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” — W. M. Lewis

22. “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.” — Wilfred Peterson

23. “Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.” — Alan Sachs

24. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” — Ambrose Redmoon

25. “Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!” — Friedrich Nietzsche

Best 50 Travel Quotes of All Times

Life & Travel Quotes

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

27. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

28. “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

29. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

31. “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

32. “Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.” — Henry David Thoreau

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

34. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

35. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been. Travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

36. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn Click To Tweet

37. “A man does not climb a mountain without bringing some of it away with him, and leaving something of himself upon it.” – Sir Martin Conway

38. “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Kahlil Gibran

39. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

40. “You lose sight of things, and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel

41. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

42. “Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

43. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

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

45. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

46. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.” — George Eliot

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” — George Eliot Click To Tweet

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

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

49. “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

50. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

Bonus Life / Travel Quote

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs

What’s your favourite travel quote? Let me know in the comments :)

Did you see how lots of travel quotes also perfectly relate to everyday life? Just read some quotes and you are motivated for the day ahead :) To read mindfulness quotes instead of travel quotes, click here.

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  • Lavonnia

    Those are very unique. Thanks for sharing.

  • Logan

    These are so good and make me want to go somewhere! Like now! haha I love that Mark Twain quote, too! Such a good one.

  • Jolina

    Yeah, #14 is absolutely true. I like #12 too. Unfortunately I can’t quit my job to travel the world (it’s what pays for my adventures lol!) but I am happy I get to go at least once a year. Travel is such an important part of life and living!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    All these quotes are really inspiring. However, if I had to choose only one, I’d choose #12. The quote from Paulo Coelho. He is one of my favorite inspirational authors. I do not wish to wither and die from doing routine tasks day after day!

  • Neely Moldovan

    Oh I lvoe these! They would make great wall art!

  • kirstin morabito

    This just gave me inspiration to travel somewhere! Unfortunately, im a new mom and travel wont be in my vocabulary for a while! But a girl can dream!

  • Heather Johnson

    What a great list of quotes! I am so ready to do some traveling with my kiddos this summer.

  • Liz Mays

    I love the inspirational travel quotes. I’m looking to take lots of interesting trips within the next couple of years. Exploration will be a priority!

  • Lisa

    Great quotes, but the pictures are my favorite. Beautiful!

  • Divya

    Well, this just makes me want to get up out of my office and go travel! Beautiful reminders why traveling is truly the best experience in life :)

  • Robin

    I swear I read beyond the first one – but the first one really got me! Someone once told me that it was so funny watching me interact with the world because I always acted like I was seeing ordinary things for the first time. It’s always stuck with me because I really do always try to find things to enjoy in every moment – I’ll take a million pictures while I walk somewhere, or I’ll take the pretty way home instead of the fastest way.
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  • Oh these make me want to pack a bag and start traveling! I will have to put some of these on my wall so I can get motivated to plan some trips!

  • Francisca Ramos

    There were so meaningful quotes. I really like “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.” — Steve Pavlina. We never know how short or long our life will be. We need to live and complete all our plans before it’s to late. Traveling is fun and seeing new places. People can learn something from every travel.

  • Theresa Bailey

    These are great. I haven’t heard all of them before and reading this in the morning was a good start to my day.

  • Jessica Wagner

    I love this post! Nothing is better than travel in my book, cheers to adventure love!! XO

  • Mardene Carr

    Wow, this is quite a post. Thanks for taking the time to compile this list

  • Nicole Gore

    Definitely, want to get and go now! These are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing got my

  • Ali Rost

    These are awesome! Makes me want to buy a plane ticket and go somewhere new. My two favorites from above were #29 and #36. Well .. and I can’t forget to include #27 from Seneca .. I’ve been reading a lot of his work as of late!

  • David Elliott

    These are great quotes. And the Mark Twain or was awesome. He’s always fun. But my favorite here was the Anais Nin one. Life shrinks or expands with how we deal with fear. It’s so true.

  • Dusica

    “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S Eliot is my favorite
    Nice post and great photos :)

  • Sondra Barker

    These are such great and inspiring quotes. I love to travel so I can definitely identify with many of these. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cynthia Nicoletti

    Such great quotes. They all are so true. I can relate for sure.

  • Jane Foster

    These are absolutely unique quotes, never heard before, definately more useful for motivating kids and youngster inorder to explore more in their life, very inspiring , feel as to just move away from home and beauty of world, very informative and unique quotes. Thanks for sharing such beautiful quotes

  • Mark Hopes

    Awesome quotes, never heard before, the best i liked is all but if asked for one out of all will be the “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”. Feel like to travel and explore just right away.

  • Chelsea Elizabeth

    Some great quotes! I’m quite obsessed with quotes and really enjoyed reading through these! Thanks sharing

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    Number 14 is definitely a good one, my favourite is number 11, it’s important to go out of your comfort zone every once in a while!

  • Elizabeth O.

    Don’t you just love to travel! It’s one of the best things in life. It makes me feel free and fulfilled!
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  • Carol Cassara

    I enjoyed reading all the quotes. I love to travel especially with my husband. We love exploring new places together and gaining experiences as well.

  • Dana Vento

    These are the best inspirational travel quotes ever (in my opinion). Get motivated to explore the world with these memorable quotes from famous travelers.

  • Noblandmakeup

    I like number 7. So many times we keep putting off the things we want to do until it’s too late. Sometimes you just need to get out there and do it.

  • Agness of aTukTuk

    I couldn’t agree more with these quotes, Nadine! Awesome post!

  • Shannon Patterson

    I love traveling and every single one of these quotes are so true. I especially love #16. It takes courage to leave your comfort zone and experience something new, but it’s so worth it!

  • Connor Barrett

    Found reading all these quotes really uplifting! Just shows you how you can live life to the full and how, by sticking to routine too often, you forget to live!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti

    Enjoyed reading your list of quotes. I love them. They are so true. I love #7 So many times we keep putting off the things we want to do until it’s too late. this is so me and I really have to stop it :)

  • five little doves

    Amazing quotes but number 44 is my favourite, it’s one of my favourite quotes, not just about travel but about life in general. What a feel good post!
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  • Wynne

    These are all very amazing quotes! Although I must say, number 23 is my favorite!

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