Favorite Travel Quotes

The Best Travel Quotes on the Internet

I just love a well written and inspiring travel quote and I’m not alone.  I worked with several other travel bloggers to make this list of some of the best travel and motivational quotes floating around the world wide web.  Sit back, grab your coffee and be prepared to get some major wanderlust.  

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These travel quotes will inspire you to take you next trip, make a life change or just appreciate the smaller moments in life.   

Life Begins at the end of Your Comfort Zone

Neale Walsch

This is one of my all time favorite mottos.  My couch is pretty comfortable but very few of my favorite memories were made sitting on that couch (except for a really fun movie night or two – and binge watching Outlander … or watching Eurotrip with a bunch of friends or family Harry Potter marathon … Anyway, I digress).   The moments that we are generally the most proud of in life are the times that we push our comfort zone.  Regardless if it’s taking a chance and asking the pretty girl out on a date, requesting a raise, learning a new sport, singing karaoke, travelling to a foreign country or climbing a mountain – you won’t know what you can do if you don’t try. 

Traveling – it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.” 
– Ibn Batuta 

Submitted by Family Travel in the Middle East

 
Living as an expat for the past 6 years I find this is exactly how I feel.  Whilst “home” for us is Australia and we love to return, every year it feels more foreign to me.  Travel has added so many new dimensions to the way I see the world.  Every new experience adds a new layer of perception – I find myself imagining that I actually live in every place we visit, and how would I feel if this was my everyday life.  It truly changes your perception of home, acceptance and gratitude. 
 

The Road not Taken – by Robert Frost

Submitted by Rachel’s Ruminations 

My favorite travel quote is from the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken.” It’s the last three lines:

I love this poem because it pretty much describes my life, but I also like the mystery of it. It’s not clear whether the “I” in the poem is happy or sad about this decision he made: whether the consequences of that choice were good or bad. I chose the road less traveled by when I joined the Peace Corps, which led me to Malawi, Africa. There I met my future husband, which is why I live in the Netherlands now. My Peace Corps experience also introduced me to my career as a teacher. The message of the poem applies to everything in our lives, doesn’t it? We never know, in any given moment, with any of the dozens of decisions we make every single day – big or little – whether that particular decision could change our lives. Crossing the street to borrow a cup of sugar could lead you to meeting the love of your life, or it could get you hit by a bus. It’s a wonderful thing to ponder, especially while traveling!

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Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. – Jack Kerouac

Submitted by WandermustFamily

 

Jack Kerouac is an inspiration for many travelers with his inspiringwords. His seminal piece On the Road is often listed on the best books for travelers and you can see why from these words! Really what is more important than making time to see the world with your loved ones!

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I Face the Horizon, the Horizon is my Home – Frank Turner

Submitted by :    Horizon Unknown

 

This is a line in a song by English folk singer, Frank Turner, called ‘The Road’. While I traveling through Europe, I had a playlist of Frank Turner on repeat. This quote stuck with me as I like to travel fast – to chase the horizon. These lyrics became so influential to me, that half of my travel blog’s name comes from this song.

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You Will Never be Completely at Home Again

Submitted By: Dream Wander Repeat

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your  heart always will be elsewhere.That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”
– Miriam Adeney

This is my favourite travel quote as it is just so real to me, and it explains my experience of travelling so perfectly. Pieces of my heart now belong in all corners of the globe. From friends and family spread  across the world, to beautiful landscape and cities that have been  home, even though just for a short period. Still, after years of  travelling and leaving bits of my heart behind, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Here’s 10 more of my favorite Travel Quote contenders.  Enjoy!

 

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

Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. – Randy Komisar

If you look like your passport photo.  You probably need a trip.

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

Always take the scenic route

I travel because I’d rather look back at my life saying, “I can’t believe I did that” instead of, “If only I had…” – Florine Bos

To Travel is to Live – Hans Christian Andersen

Work, Travel, Save, Repeat

Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.

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Not all those who wander are lost. -J.R.R. Tolkien

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. -Helen Keller

Life is a journey. Make the best of it.

Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

 Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan

There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die

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

A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for. -John A. Shedd

Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret -Oscar Wilde

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once. – Karen Gibbs

better oops than what if

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way.

 

Last one …

This one is not specifically a travel quote but it’s still one of my favorites and a great one to end on.  I hope I’ve listed some of your favorites and have inspired you to take a chance and do something out of your comfort zone.  Happy Travels!!

We’re a family of 5 (Physician Assistant mom, IT Project Manager Dad, and kids age 4, 7, and 11) taking a gap year from normal life to travel.  For blog posts, locations, and more information on how we did it and how you can to click here.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. wow what a great list!I love the “not all who wander are lost” although I might just be a lost wanderer LOL!

  2. the Mark Twain one you have included is my all time fave, but another is “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  3. Lillie says:

    Ahh, this English teacher recognizes lots of favorites here! You’re reminding me that I have to refresh my Frost lessons… 🙂

  4. Umrah 2019 says:

    My favourite these days ‘Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.’ as I am sick of mobile phone zombies these days.

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