64 Inspiring Travel Quotes To Encourage Exploring

Traveling is wonderful for the soul. And so is getting out there and exploring. But sometimes we need a little bit of encouragement to get out there and explore and travel! Which is why I have compiled what I believe are the most inspiring travel quotes to encourage exploring.

When you are looking through these travel quotes I highly recommend that you take note of any that inspire you.

The ones that call to you and really spark that wanderlust within you! And then make note of those quotes so you can refer back to them when you need some encouragement and motivation to start exploring this beautiful world.

So let’s get into these travel quotes to encourage exploring!

64 Inspiring Travel Quotes To Encourage Exploring

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64 Inspiring Travel Quotes To Encourage Exploring

Travel quotes for your wanderlust:

  1. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
  2.  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu
  3. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
  5. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  6. “If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
  7.  “The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
  8. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Andre Gide
  9. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
  10. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
  11. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone” – Katie Thurmes
  12. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it” – Yogi Berra
  13.  “The steward just asked me if I was not afraid to travel alone, and I said, “Why, it is life.”  Emily Hahn
  14. “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere”  Mae West
  15. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop
  16.  “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them” – Jo Walton
  17.  “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson
  18.  “Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live in?” — Caroline Myss
  19. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
  20.  “Oh the places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss
  21. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  22.  “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  Mary Oliver
  23. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway
  24.  “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” – Anita Desai
  25.  “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
  26. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
  27. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
  28. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” ―Paul Theroux
  29. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” ―Harun Yahya
  30. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  31. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery
  32. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible.Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go” – Anthony Bourdain
  33.  “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”  Ayn Rand
  34. “You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” — Daranna Gidel
  35. “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb
  36.  “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
  37. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty
  38.  “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
  39.  “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” — Marie Beyon Ray
  40.  “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho
  41. “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”   — John A. Shedd
  42. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
  43.  “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.”  Caroline Myss
  44. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anaïs Nin
  45. “You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.”  Sue Fitzmaurice
  46. “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda
  47. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen
  48. “When you’re traveling with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart, because there’s no other way to preserve it.”  Shauna Niequist
  49. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
  50. “Traveling makes one modest — you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”   — Gustave Flaubert
  51. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”  – Henry Miller
  52. “I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”  Amelia Earhart
  53. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson
  54. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
  55. “Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.”  Hannah Arendt
  56. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
  57. “Adventure should be 80 percent ‘I think this is manageable,’ but it’s good to have that last 20 percent where you’re right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone.” – Bear Grylls
  58. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg
  59. “Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman
  60. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll
  61. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener
  62.  “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
  63.  “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen
  64. “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

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