Top 20 Best Travel Quotes

I am a fan of all kinds of quotes! I love quotes. They remind me that I am not the first to experience something and those before me just might have some pretty great advice. Quotes can be inspiring or just direct – they make you think and can encourage you do keep on moving in the direction of your goals. Travel quotes are especially fun because people have been traveling since the beginning of man. There have been nomadic tribes, explorers, to diplomatic visits abroad, royal visits, tourism, and the list goes on! So many people before me have come to conclusions about their travels and today, we can quote them on it. Listed here are my top 20 best (most inspirational) travel quotes.

Water-logged Ruins Seaward of the Berm Protecting the Town
Water-logged Ruins Seaward of the Berm Protecting the Town. Photo credit: Glenn Window

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

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

Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns. Photo credit: Glenn Window

3. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t learn. So throw off the bowliness, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”– Mark Twain

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

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Photo credit: Glenn Window

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

6. “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – C.S. Eliot

Pikes Peak Colorado Springs, CO
Pikes Peak Colorado Springs, CO. Photo credit: Glenn Window

7. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the travel is unaware.” – Martin Buber

8. “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” – Martin Yan

Alexander the Great statue in Skopje, Macedonia
Me under Alexander the Great statue in Skopje, Macedonia

9. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

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

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA. Photo credit: Glenn Window

11. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

12. “Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.” – George Eliot


"Tofu Rock" in Taiwan
“Tofu Rock” in Taiwan

13. “The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.” -George Ade

14. “You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.” – Shakuntala Devi

Cuifeng Lake in Taiwan
Hiking at Cuifeng Lake in Taiwan

15. “My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.” – P. J. Abdul Kalam

16. “People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.” – Soren Kierkegaard


Elephant Seal Vista Point Viewing at Piedras Blancas, CA
Elephant Seal Vista Point Viewing – Piedras Blancas, CA. Photo credit: Glenn Window

Elephant Seal Vista Point Viewing at Piedras Blancas, CA

17. “Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.” – Terry Brooks

18. “The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.” – Werner Herzog

William Shatner - Hollywood Walk of Fame
“Hollywood Walk of Fame. A tribute to entertainment artists who have made significant contributions to film, television, theater and the recording industry.” Photo credit: Glenn Window
Robin Williams Imprints
Robin Williams Imprints on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo credit: Glenn Window

19. “I don’t feel restless, I just like to travel.” – Brad Pitt

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


Taipingshan National Forest Recreation
Taipingshan National Forest Recreation sign in Taiwan

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