50 Best Travel Inspirations for the Modern Traveller

by gregor

Last Updated on May 3, 2022 by gregor

Some quotes make you want to change the world. Others get you up on your feet and encourage you to visit new places. Whether you are taking a voyage of discovery on the jagged peaks of Mt. Everest or marveling at the dissipating waters of Angel falls,… Here are the 50 best travel quotes to inspire you.

50 Best Travel Inspirations for the Modern Traveler


  1. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”

―Jalaluddin Rumi

  1. “The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

―Lao Tzu

  1. “You don’t have to be Rich to travel well”

 ―Eugene Fodor book

  1. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.”

―Paul Theroux.

  1. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. “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

  1. “I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.”

― Seneca

  1. “Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.”

―Robin Leach

  1. “Life is a journey and not a destination.”

—Lynn H. Hough

  1. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else”

―Tom Stoppard

  1. “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”

 ―Lawrence Durrell

  1. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”

 ―Michael Palin

  1. “Now no way can I stray; Save back to England, all the world’s my way”

―William Shakespeare

  1. “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.”

―Emile Ganest

  1. “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.”

―Agnes Repplier

  1. “Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled.”

 ―Alex Garland

  1. “A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants”

―Lao Tao

  1. “Through travel, I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”

 ―Eudora Welty

  1. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.”

―Tom Stoppard

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

―Penelope Riley

  1. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

―Saint Augustine

  1. Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before.”

―Richard Aldington

  1. “The journey not the arrival matters.”

 ―T.S. Eliot

  1. “We wish to learn all the curious, outlandish ways of all the different countries so that we can “show off” and astonish people when we get home”

―Mark Twain

  1. Travel is the ultimate inspiration.”

―Michael Kors

  1. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.”

―Hans Christian Andersen

  1. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

―Susan Sontag

  1. “They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me.”

 ―Lisa Ann Sandell

  1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

―Helen Keller

  1. “To travel is worthy of any cost or sacrifice”

―Elizabeth Gilbert

  1. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore”

―Andre Gide

  1. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

―Bill Bryson

  1. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

―Oliver Wendell Holmes

  1. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”

—Lawrence Block

  1. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

―Gustave Flaubert

  1. “Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.”

―John Ruskin

  1. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

―Marcel Proust

  1. “A journey is best measured by friends rather than miles”

―Tim Cahill

  1. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before”


  1. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

―Ray Bradbury

  1. “He who would travel happily must travel

―Antoine de St. Exupery

  1. “When overseas you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting.”

―Clint Borgen

  1. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

―Mary Anne Radmacher

  1. “Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, and know people. Let your memory be your travel

―Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  1. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”


  1. “Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.”

―Tennessee Williams

  1. Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

―David Mitchell

  1. “We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”

—John Steinbeck

  1. “Life is a journey and not a destination.”

— Lynn H. Hough

  1. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.”

― Anonymous

The next time you’re on the road make sure to bring these inspirations with you. You’ll come back broad-minded, confident, relaxed, and knowledgeable. Be global


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