These are the best inspirational travel quotes ever (in my opinion). Get motivated to explore the world with these memorable quotes from famous travelers.
I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I love inspirational travel quotes. They capture little moments of clarity that highlight truths about travel, adventure, and life.
Great travel quotes remind me that the emotions I’ve felt traveling the world for the past 4 years have been experienced by many others.
We’re all connected by a love for travel!
Here are my favorite travel quotes, paired with images from my adventures.
I hope they inspire you to pack up everything and head out into the unknown, to explore the farthest reaches of our planet and your soul, to see the world for what it really is.
Browse them when you need motivation to make travel a priority in your life.
1: “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop
2: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
3: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
4: “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
5: “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
6: “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
7: “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson
8: “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
9: “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
10: “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous
11: “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
12: “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
13: “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen
14: “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain