30 Inspiring Travel Quotes

Thursday, March 28, 2013Ryan Mach

Travel quotes don't only inspire, they also provide great insights that help even the most seasoned traveler widen his perspective on traveling. Memorable ones are a thing of beauty that's timeless, rings true and hits close to home.

Here are some of my favorite travel quotes. They inspire me in more ways than one. I hope they will inspire the traveler in you too. Have a safe and meaningful travel this Lenten season.


“A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

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


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

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

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

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

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

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


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

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

 “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat Moon
“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” – The Dhammapada

“Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.” – George Eliot
“When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.” – Edward Dahlberg

“When you are everywhere, you are nowhere / When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.” – Rumi
“It’s a battered old suitcase and a hotel someplace and a wound that will never heal.” – Tom Waits

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de Saint ExupĂ©ry

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