The 50 Best Travel Inspirational Quotes of all times

We would not shy in conceding that we find some of our travel motivation in inspirational travel quotes.

Here we present you our list of the most inspirational travel quotes from famous travellers and philosophers.

Come and get inspired to come out of your comfort zone and go experience places as we consistently do.

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Best travel inspiration quotes

Travelling – It leaves you Speechless…

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

2. “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

3. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

4. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

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

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Not all those who wander are lost…

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

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

8. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!” – Penelope Riley

9. “The journey not the arrival matters.”-  T.S. Eliot

10. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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We travel not to escape life…

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

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

13. “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

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

15. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor


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A good traveler has no fixed plans…

16. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

17. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

18. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

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

20. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost Emerson

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

22. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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It is better to travel well than to arrive…

23. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

24. “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut

25. “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

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

27. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

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

29. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

30. “The best traveler is one without a camera.”  – Kamand Kojouri

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The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page…

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

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

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

34. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

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


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Wherever you go, go with all your heart…

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

37. “Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” – Isabelle Eberhardt

38. “I read; I travel; I become” – Derek Walcott

39. “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” – Pascal Mercier

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

41. “Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.” – Ma Jian

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

43. “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

44. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” – George Moore

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…

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

46. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer

47. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

48. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

49. “There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.” – Charlotte Eriksson


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Do not follow where the path may lead…

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

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About Manish Samtani

Namaste! I am Manish, the co-founder of our family travel blog Laid Back Traveller. A passionate traveller at heart and now a budding blogger, well.. behind the scene guy mostly. However, for as long as I can remember, the sheer amount of beauty offered in the world has always fascinated me. If anything has made sense to me consistently in this chaotic world, it is the World of Travelling! In 1997, chose not to pursue engineering in spite of clearing an entrance of a top Delhi engineering college and took up (the then not so popular) merchant navy as a profession, albeit with some family resistance, just for the inherent love of travelling & a dream for exploring new destinations. As luck would have it, the best part now is that I get to share my travels with my equally zealous better-half and a sweet out-going daughter. Mail me at manishsamtani@laidbacktraveller.com

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