The 50 most inspiring travel quotes of all time

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1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

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

3. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

4. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

5. “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell

6. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac

7. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

8. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

9. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

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

11. “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley

12. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

13. “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

14. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

15. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

16. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

17. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence

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

19. “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

20. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

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

22. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

23. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

24. “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

25. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

27. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

28. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

29. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

30. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

31. “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

32. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

33. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

34. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

35. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

36. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

37. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

38. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

39. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France

40. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

41. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

42. “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

43. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

44. “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark

45. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

46. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

47. “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G. K. Chesterton

48. “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

49. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

50. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

What travel quotes did we miss? Which one was your favorite? Please leave a comment below!

**UPDATE: Partly inspired by this article and its hundreds of thousands of readers, Matador has published our first book, No Foreign Lands. The book takes 100 of the most memorable travel quotes ever spoken or written, and juxtaposes them over striking travel images from Matador’s extended community of photographers. Learn more here.

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  • http://www.rucksackwanderer.com/ Tim Patterson

    My personal favorite is the last, by Mark Jenkins. Totally true.

  • http://www.lemurworks.com/lola Lola Akinmade

    Tim – Great intro to the article!

    #8 – “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

    That rings so true for me as well.

  • http://matadortravel.com/travel-community/cedric-pieterse Cedric Pieterse

    51. When you get back from your travels, and tell your friends of all the interesting people you have met in obscure bars and hostels. Only to realise after years of travel, you are the guy they talk about. Cedric Pieterse

  • Michael Coldham-Fussell

    # The thought of travelling should not restrict the travelling of thought.

  • http://www.getlostmag.com Justin

    I came across the below quote a number of years ago and wrote is down. I think it was written by a philosopher pre Christ but it still resonates today.

    “There is no happiness for him who does not travel… Living in the society of men, the best man becomes a sinner… Therefore wander! The fortune of him who is sitting sits; it rises when he rises; it sleeps when he sleeps; it moves when he moves. Therefore wander!”

  • Lou Novacheck

    A man’s mind grows narrow in a narrow place.
    – Samuel Johnson

  • http://www.keepingpaceinjapan.com Turner

    That’s definitely true, Cedric – it’s the contrast with non-travelers that really makes me think each time I go home.

  • martha

    Traveler’s heart
    Never settled long in one place
    Like a portable fire

    Basho (1644-1694)

  • http://bravenewtraveler gordon seasly

    i like a line in a John Prine song–“The water tastes funny when your away from home-but only the thirsty-hunger to roam”

  • http://www.itravelnet.com/blog/notes.html James

    Great compilation of quotes. I’m finding this one to be true as the years go by:

    36. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

    To add to the list:

    I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.

    – George Bernard Shaw

  • http://idreamnowtravelblog.com/ Jonathan

    Thank you very much. I enjoyed this post tremedously. A must read for all travelers. I will be back for more very soon.

  • David Banghart

    May all your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you.

    – -Edward Abbey

  • monroe

    No matter where you go, there you are. – Buckaroo Bonzai

    If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. – G Harrison

    Make voyages! Attempt them! There is nothing else. -T. Williams

  • http://wanderingseeing.blogspot.com Michael Childress

    Hilaire Belloc
    I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

    Phil Cousineau
    We travel as seekers after answers we cannot find at home, and soon find that a change of climate is easier than a change of heart.

    Russian Proverb
    Go – not knowing where. Bring – not knowing what. The path is long, the way unknown.

    Glenn Clark
    If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

    Tennesee Williams
    Make voyages. Attempt them … there is nothing else.

  • Joe Harris

    Always go onward; returning to a favored place you will only find your old footsteps washed away.

  • Hadar

    “The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees.”

    – Marcel Proust

  • http://www.rucksackwanderer.com/ Tim Patterson

    I like that one, Hadar.

  • Brooke

    “A wise traveler never despises his own country”. This is so true!

  • http://lizzies-travels.blogspot.com/ Adam Donkus

    One from my Army days is “Home is where I hang I my hat”.
    Not sure I can pick a favorite from the list since there are so many great quotes. But the ones from Mark Twain tend to stick with me.

  • http://narfettedoessouthamerika.blogspot.com Cat

    “He who chooses his own path needs no map”
    Queen Kristina of Sweden

  • http://completeandcreative.com Terry

    Love it. Perfect read for those who are fans of travel AND literature.

  • http://www.keepingpaceinjapan.com Turner

    Climbing to 5,000 hits, Tim – impressive.

  • http://www.traveltourismdirectory.com/ Alison

    “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

    i love it. must read for all travellers!

  • Hilladelph

    “May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”

    “Remember you are over the edge of the wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.”

    both J.R.R. Tolkien

  • http://www.backpackerplanet.dk Kenneth Nielsen

    The famous danish author Hans Christian Andersen said:

    “To travel is to live”

  • Justin Hubbard

    Because how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives- Anne Dillard

  • David

    “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us…”

  • Jean

    I came across one several years ago by Dan Eldon, a young reporter/traveller who was killed in Somalia.

    “The journey is the destination.”

  • Arbeitsvermittlungsmitarbeiterdrehstuhl

    Hi!

    One of my favorite quotes about traveling is from the german writer Erich Kästner. I’m from Germany and will try to translate it for you. First the original in german:

    “Aber was kommt schon dabei heraus, wenn sie alle in fremde Länder reisen? Nichts. Sie tragen ja doch wie Zinnsoldaten ihr bisschen Standort mit sich herum.”
    Erich Kästner (1904 – 1974)

    Translation:
    “But then again, what is the result, when they all travel to foreign countries? Nothing. They still carry their own little land like tin soldiers”

    The reason i find this one so good is because what is important is not the location where you travel, but the ability to let your mind travel. It’s not necessary to go to foreign countries to mind-travel, it’s just the easiest way.
    Whatever you do at the place where you live has consequences to your familiar enviroment. So it’s much harder to change yourself at the place where you live. It’s probably the most difficult journey.

  • http://www.communityofsweden.com/Pages/Mypage/mypage.aspx?userId=329 Cedric Pieterse

    ^WOW! That is a long name!^^^^

    What on earth does that mean?

    Very curious….

  • James Norris

    I blurted this out while on a train with friends…

    ‘not to travel would be an insult to the genius that is the human eye’

    thats a good set of quotes you have their :)

  • http://www.lolaakinmade.com Lola Akinmade

    Tons of great quotes guys! Thanks for sharing and keep ‘em coming.

  • http://www.harwig.wordpress.com wim harwig

    I would like to add the next :

    —–think that it is indeed more worthwhile taking the road less traveled. You are sure to suffer, hurt, curse and get frustrated. But in the end you’ll always come out the other end with more than a tale. You’ll have spot in your memory that will always take your breath away every time you revisit it.

    Written by Rob Thomson in his blog ; http://www.14degrees.org/en/?p=263

  • Ken Thompson

    Travel to other countries makes us humans come face to face with ourselves and makes us realize that we are mirror images of persons in other countries. They may just do things differently from the way we are accustomed.

  • Pat

    Family and financial commitments have been a restriction.
    Still I long to go……..

  • hanting

    A personal favourite that inspired my first solo backpack trip down south to Peru, where I eventually found myself in Bolivia a week after I was supposed to be back home…

    “Of the gladdest moments in human life, me thinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.
    Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Home, one feels more happy.
    The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood…
    A journey, in fact, appeals to Imagination, to Memory, to Hope – the three sister graces of our moral being.”

    – Sir Richard Francis Burton, 1856

  • Number Fifty-Two

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

  • Julie

    “When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to
    step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two
    things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you
    will be taught how to fly.”

    ~Barbara J. Winter

  • http://www.gmail.com Julie Bosevska

    “Adventure is a path. Real adventure — self-determined, self-motivated, often risky — forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind — and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

    “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • http://www.mydaytrip.com/users/profile_otheruser/128 Michaela Lola

    Though it wasn’t specifically written about travel, I find this quote by Salman Rushdie an all-purpose tool for inspiration, be it for writing, traveling or just life in general:

    “Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things–childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves–that go on slipping , like sand, through our fingers.”

    Another thing I like is a line from stairway to heaven which goes:
    “Yes there are two paths you can go by
    but in the long run
    There’s still time to change the road you’re on”

    I put it on whenever I feel stuck because it reminds me that you can still make new choices and change your life…that your present circumstances do not determine your future..

    p.s. Dear Arbeitsvermittlungsmitarbeiterdrehstuhl,

    I live in Germany and my boyfriend that your name means “swivel-chair-of-an-employee-of-an-unemployment-agency”

    Love the creative uses of the German language! My favorite is “gymbagforgetter” (turmbeutelvergesser)!

  • Taylor

    “You either get the point of Africa or you don’t. If you can’t get past the fear of animals, poverty .. the juggernaut of nature, then you probably won’t. But if you do stand in it and smell it and listen to it, … then it will be one of the biggest, most profound and powerful things you ever feel. It will fill the wet evenings and dark mornings. It will mark your card and have you on call-back for ever.”

    I know it’s not about travel in general, but it’s one of my favorites and I think it applies

  • T. Patridge

    Travel turns all the fairy tales and stories into reality.

  • Mike K.

    If you come to a fork in the road….. Take it.
    Yoga Berra

  • http://www.lemurworks.com/lola Lola Akinmade

    “Travel is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases,”…..William Hazlitt

    “It’s an experience we shall always remember, or an experience which, alas, we shall never forget.”….Julius Gordon

    “Travel for the young is a part of education, for the old, a part of experience.”….Francis Bacon

  • Kellea Croft

    I am inspired… this is a great compilation of great people and aspired knowledge. Great going guys..

  • Anton Verwey

    ” I have seen, tasted and touched many places. This has made me realize, how small, how connected, how wonderful the earth is “….. Anton Verwey

  • Louise Webb

    Here is a poem I found in Arizona Magazine years ago. I like a road that doesn’t know just where it wants to go, a road that’s always wandering and turning to and fro…following a winding stream, or curving round a shore. Making loops upon a hill to reach the valley floor. I feel akin to vagrant roads for I like best to roam not knowing until evening comes what place I call my home. BY: Rachel Hartnett.

  • http://www.sinfronteras.be Sinfronteras

    Travel Light:

    “Own only what you can carry with you, know language, know countries, know people.
    Let your memory be your travel bag.”

    – Alexander Solzhenitsyn -

  • http://www.sinfronteras.be Sinfronteras

    Another one I liked from Saint Augustine:

    People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.

    – Saint Augustine –

  • http://www.bellingham-subdued-excitement.com Beverly

    Travel like there is no tomorrow….

  • http://www.MarinTraining.com Emmanuel B

    My favorite travel quote is missing from this list:

    “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”
    John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic, 1928

  • Alli

    “Stripped of your ordinary surroundings, your friends, your daily routines, your refrigerator full of food, your closet full of clothes – with all this taken away you are forced into direct experience. Such direct experience inevitably makes you aware of who it is that is having the experience. That’s not always comfortable but it is always invigorating.” Michael Crichton

    This is my favorite travel quote of all time.

  • Nick

    “The journey is the reward.” ~Taoist saying

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  • http://www.legateau.biz Ruddin

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

    Marcel Proust

  • http://lucid.travellerspoint.com Julie

    “The greatest barrier to travel is the door out of your own country. The others seem easier to open”

    Julie Terry

  • Charles Roth

    More lands to travel to, more places and people to see. To talk with, to eat with, to drink with, to laugh with, to share being with them, being with me.

  • Kelly K

    Twain’s always tend to stay with me though I do not believe this one made the list:

    Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one’s little corner of the earth all one’s life.
    -Mark Twain

    Also, “You cannot discover new oceans unless you leave sight of the shore.”
    -Fortune cookie I picked up about 5 years ago

  • Jordan

    A personal favorite from “The Pilgrimage”, by Paul Coehlo:

    “When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don’t even understand the language the people speak. So you are like a child just out of the womb. You begin to attach much more importance to the things around you because your survival depends upon them. You begin to be more accessible to others because they may be able to help you in different situations.

    At the same time, since all things are new, you see only the beauty in them, and you feel happy to be alive.”

  • http://www.computerstorageservices.com Dede

    Great quotes! Makes me want to travel…or at least just get up off of the couch…!

  • Shailendra

    Travelling is physically tiring but mentally refreshing!!

    – Nitin Sharma.

  • Pookie

    I love traveling bc it is fun
    I love traveling in the hot sun
    I love traveling with my feet
    I love traveling ah skeet skeet
    I love traveling here and there
    I love traveling without a care
    I love traveling from here to Rome
    I love traveling back to my home
    Finally when my trip has ended, I left a lot of people feeling offended.

  • http://www.wndrlust.com wndrlust

    “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

    I really like that one.

  • Matty Belfast

    Great list of quotes!

    Don’t you just hate people that generalise and stereotype populations/ countries? The beauty of travelling is that it allows you to make your own mind up, through real experience. Dont listen to hypocracy, if you havent been, you’re not entitled to an opinion! Spent every last penny on travel since i was sixteen – backpacker to the gravestone!!

  • http://N/A Lola

    by traveling-
    understanding
    though understanding-
    friendship
    with friendship-
    peace

  • http://www.mysamuiholiday.com thailand hoiday

    My personal favorite is the first one. Great List!!!

  • Michaela Lola

    “People think that foot pain is a fact of life, but life is actually better than that. ”
    – Richard Swersey, “Me and You and Everyone We Know”

    okaaaaaaaay…not exactly a travel quote, but hey you gotta have happy feet to travel, right?

    “But… there are no time-outs, there’s not enough time for… time-out. ”
    – – Richard Swersey, “Me and You and Everyone We Know”

    …that one was for making the most of the limited time we have…

  • http://tomndiana.blogspot.com/ diana

    i think the original quote pertained to books, but it also can pertain to travel by changing out a word or so…

    so many places, so little time.

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  • http://www.sharonsroadlesstraveled.net sharon

    Thank you ALL. I just started a blog on my life and traveling and was searching for travel quotes .. when I came upon this site. The comments are wonderful.

    http://www.sharonsroadlesstraveled.net

    It’s new and I’m new at it. I’d love some comments and new friends or blogs to read. Loved all the quotes here.

  • http://www.wanderlustandlipstick.com/blogs/whatboundaries/ Lisa

    The one that got me up and moving to travel and to experience the world outside of my own backyard was…

    “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” from Helen Keller.

    Really enjoyed the quotes! Great article.

  • OrbExplorer

    Love the first one (even in my profile!), but all are good and thought provoking. Can’t wait to hit the road….

  • steff

    …travel is the music of my soul…do you want to hum along… (-?)

    ..life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away…

    …partir, c’est mourir un peu..

    I have not been everywhere, but it is on my list! (sontag)

    life is short- travel it well!

    “If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much room.” Howard Jayne

    …live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…
    (emerson)

    Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag! (solzhenitsyn)

    “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” Anais Nin

  • Jon Brandt

    33. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

    I’ve found that to be so true. I made some of my best friends traveling through Europe. Then I took a friend I had for a couple of years with me on a ten day trip, and we wound up having a falling out. It’s crazy how that works out.

  • Brian Emerson

    This one has a bit of a bittersweet aspect, but often true. “There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land agin after a cheerful, careless voyage.” -Mark Twain

  • http://www.latikaroy.org Jo McGowan Chopra

    I am an American who has been living in India for the past 28 years. I run an organization here for kids with special needs (www.latikaroy.org) and we welcome volunteers, so if any of you travelers want to get in touch, please do!

    I love this poem, for its truth and insight:

    When you travel
    You find yourself
    Alone in a different way
    More attentive now
    To the self you bring along,
    Your more subtle eyes watching
    You abroad;
    And how what meets you
    Touches that part of the heart
    That lies low at home

    When you travel
    A new silence goes with you
    And if you listen
    You will hear
    What your heart would
    Love to say.

    A journey can become a sacred thing.

    John O’Donoghue

  • http://www.onnotextiles.com Dagny McKinley

    “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost While there were other quotes that struck me more than this one, I read this in high school and it has always stayed with me, no matter where I hike or what adventures I undertake.

    Dagny McKinley
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  • Steph

    I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. ~Caskie Stinnett

  • http://shakeyourlife.com Marco

    “If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel” — Will Kommen

    “The further your journey takes you, the more dangers you will encounter. The more you dare, the more you win”

    “Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view”

    “A hopeful heart and an open mind are the best travelling companions”

    *I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” — Susan Sontag

    “Look at the stars lighting up the sky: no one of them stays in the same place.” Seneca

    And my best one (it’s long but so true!):
    “So many people live with unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each new day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear crazy. But once you have become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and incredible beauty.” – Alexander Supertramp, aka Chris McCandless

    – Marco, soon on adventure again :)
    http://www.shakeyourlife.com

  • Sara Shepherd

    don’t know who wrote it but something like “remember that foreign countries don’t exist to make you comfortable – they exist to make their own people comfortable”

    also “life is more fun if you get a bit dirty”

  • Adrian Lee

    Perfect article for the post-it bandits out there! Thanks for publishing it.

  • http://in.zorpia.com/djdeep36 Pradeep

    I love travelling.As iam a fresher in cartography my job helps me to travel to many places.here are some of the quotes which i like and also hope you too will like them.

    I dont really know who said this nor do i remember the exact lines but i can summerize the essence as
    “By travelling to places you gather much more knowledge than what you gather by studying (academically)

    When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the
    squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall
    shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know
    ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in. . .-D. H. Lawrence

    My personal favorite is A Sanskrit saying “vasudeva kudumbakam” meaning “the whole world is one family”.
    So there is no country as a foriegn country.The whole world is one.In the shrinking world that we live in, we constantly interact with people of different religions, races and colours. Be it at work or places of entertainment and recreation or places we travel to. And increasingly we realize the need to be more tolerant towards people who are different from us

    Its only by travelling to differnt places that one can understand people. An experienced traveller will respect other people,their religions, races and colours.Only the narrow minded will be a racist.Travel broadens your outlook towards the world thus making us to respect humanity and helping us to be better citizens of this world.”To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries”.Only then will the world be one i.e “the whole world is one family”. Let the ill effects of caste,creed and colour dissappear forever.

    Only then will the world be a better place to live happily

    “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”

    And to crown all this –
    “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles”

  • Clayton Smith

    “Invitations to travel are like dancing lessons from God”. -Kurt Vonnegut

  • Erik_World_tripper

    I’ve really enjoyed these. Sorry if I get any wording or authors wrong. Taking these from memory(which I’ve abused).

    “Cover the earth, before it covers you.” -?

    “The bold may not live long, but the timid never live at all.” -?

    “Envy those colorful travelers, wandering the rainbows of Ireland, laden with nothing but freedom, Forever wandering yet forever Home.”(I like to replace Ireland with Earth, but Ireland is also nice) -Taken from The Seven Year Hitch

  • Erik_World_tripper

    Oh and I forgot

    “The world is my home, and every man in it my brother”-James Michener

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  • http://www.big-mature.cn Siber

    i love this site.p

  • http://www.worldsbestbeaches.net/ brice2b

    My life is all about travels!
    all those quotes sound so true to me… definitely bookmarked! ..just in case I come up someday with some doubts about the nature and purpose of the whole traveling thing (though it's unlikely to occur). they'll keep me inspired…

  • http://www.fame-teens.cn jammarlibre

    I\’l be back… :)e

  • http://www.per-il-mondo.it/ Mondo

    "The Question is not what you look at, but what you see!"
    Henry David Thoreau

  • Liam McMillan

    The real traveler returns home a stranger.

  • Feather

    "There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go."
    ~Tennessee Williams

  • Sohil

    One word – wonderful !

  • S. Watt

    'Those who will not travel have constipation of the mind.', me, today 24.11.08

  • Mary Fletcher

    traveler, yes. Nomad, no.

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  • http://www.atvtirepro.info/guys-facials Melissa

    Interesting web page is, i\’ll see you later one more timec

  • http://dubaiforvisitors.com dubaiforvisitors

    the travel is a life take a ride

  • Kaleila

    When I travel "it's not the sights but the people who make the place!"

  • http://web.zone.ee/rve/50bullet91/map.html Alex

    Hi our little brothers.v

  • JulieN

    You can't have a favourite place until you've seen them all.

    This was from the Qantas magazine for December 2008.

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  • Jakee

    Whe lives sees much, who travels sees more

  • http://vortexsutra.wordpress.com Sandals

    One of my favorites isn't really a travel quote per se. Timothy Leary was talking about an entirely different kind of trip here, but I've always applied it to traveling — the good kind, the kind that doesn't involve pre-packaged guided tours:

    “Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds — their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness — chaotic, confused vulnerability — to inform yourself.” -Timothy Leary

  • hobblehead

    'travel broadens the mind… and loosens the bowels.."

  • http://www.travelphotodaily.com/ Jon

    Steinbeck's comment – “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” is worth remembering when you get at the end of a long lines waiting to get through airport secuirity.

  • Jazz

    These are all so true! I think that number 48 is my fave

  • http://thebrimmingcurve.wordpress.com Capitanhaya

    "She said she cried a little bit every day. Not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short."

    and

    "A traveler's life is one that includes much pain amidst its enjoyments. His feelings are forever on the stretch; and when he begins to sink into repose, he finds himself obliged to quit that on which he rests in pleasure for something new, which again engages his attention, and which also he forsakes for other novelties."
    -Mary Shelley, in "Frankenstein"

    My two all time favourite traveling quotes.

  • Detour

    Enjoyed reading all these and all the comments. I'll add a few, though maybe not travel specific to some, they are to me.

    "What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out – which is the exact opposite." Sartre

    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.
    My little horse must think it queer
    To stop without a farmhouse near
    Between the woods and frozen lake
    The darkest evening of the year.
    He gives his harness bells a shake
    To ask if there is some mistake.
    The only other sound's the sweep
    Of easy wind and downy flake.
    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.
    -Robert Frost

    "Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything." John Steinbeck – Travels with Charley

  • anonymous

    Wherever you are, that is where you will be.

  • http://www.eagletours.com.au/ coach charter

    Great travel quotes are like messages found on the beach; beautiful, timeless, and read at just the right moment. thumbs up!!

  • http://mindfultraveling.com Laura

    I love my country… but I think we should start seeing other people.

    — Bumper Sticker wisdom

  • Leonardo Godoy

    Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift thats why its called the "persent".

  • donna morang

    If your not walking on the edge, your taking up too much space.
    Happy trails.

  • Herb

    Yes there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on…
    Robert Plant/Jimmy Page

  • Spencer Anderson

    A couple of my favorite:

    ” Throughout my travels I have met many people, I even encountered myself ”

    ” The air you smell, the sights you see, the food you taste, the language you hear, and the feeling you get..nothing familiar. That is true freedom “

  • Meg

    A few more….

    The city seen from the bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

    “Can you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here,” asked Alice.
    “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat.
    Lewis Carroll

    and my favorite,
    “I suspect that we ramblers, we motion addicts, suffer from a kind of difference addiction, too. We like to see change, to observe X and Y and then ponder the slope of the line that might be drawn between them. Things change back home; the weather, for example – that creek that floods then recedes. But those places on the other side of various borders – and as I write this I’m just five hours from Mexico – make for the steepest slopes, the largest differences.”
    Mitchell Stevens

  • http://erste.freeweb.si Ripster

    “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

  • Pema

    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

  • http://balkanatolia.wordpress.com Osman

    What a wonderful list! Thanks for the comments everybody! The content is even richer now!

  • http://www.holidays-mauritius.travel Mauritius WHL.travel

    I really like # 2.
    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
    I have learned so much by travelling.

  • Paula

    My favorite its de second one by, St. Augustine

    ” The world its a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ”

    Its so right.

    My own comment: The world its BIG and life its so short, so I’m trying to see it as much as possible before my body starts to age.

  • Charity

    I like this one :)

    “When she packed up to leave, she knew that she was saying goodbye to something important, which was not that bad, in a way, because it meant that at least she had said hello to it to begin with…”
    ~ excerpt from “Agnes of Iowa”, a short story in “Birds of America” by Lorrie Moore

  • http://yourenotfromaroundhere.com/blog/ Steve

    “Most of my treasured memories of travel are recollections of sitting.”
    – Robert Thomas Allen

  • Cait

    “It’s dangerous business walking out your front door.” – J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit (also the name of an Underoath song, haha)

  • Stacy

    Some great wisdom to ponder…

    “To travel is to take a journey unto yourself” by Dena Kaye

  • Bryan

    All you touch and all you see,
    Is all your life will ever be.

    My Tarot teacher gave me that one. I like.

  • Bryan

    On comming home.

    Don’t be sad that things have ended, just be glad they happened.

  • http://www.vivisit.com/ Vietnam Hotel Reservation

    Nice sayings. My very own: “Everyone needs to go somewhere to feel alive. But if you only focus on arriving and don’t know how to appreciate the ‘go’, you are never alive.”

  • Krishna Amin

    I love each and everyone of them! I would also like to add my very own:

    “Hungry for more places and Faces”

  • will

    “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you’ve got to keep moving”- Albert Einstein

  • PJ

    He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.

    (not sure who said that)

  • Anna

    “The fool wanders, the wise one travels”
    –a Welsh proverb

  • http://www.eurapart.com John

    Bryan, Your tarot teacher’s quote is by Waters, Gilmour and Wright of Pink Floyd off their dark Side of the Moon album.
    My favourite music travel quote is Wreckless Eric.
    “When I was just a young boy.
    My mother said to me,
    There’s only one girls in the world for you.
    and she probably lives in Tahiti”

  • Nick

    Would it be possible to add some from the more modern / contemporary travellers, such as Ernest Hemingway, Michael Palin, Alan Whicker and Ewan McGregor or Charlie Borman. It would interesting to compare the difference.

  • Nick

    “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

  • Nick

    “Long Way Round changed us all – it bonded us together and made our dreams come true – and it’s not often something like that happens. So to be given another opportunity to do something like this is amazing.” – Ewan McGregor

  • Carmel

    This quote always reminds me of traveling:

    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away”

  • Kate

    I like the quote, “there are none happy in the world but beings who enjoy freely a vast horizon.” I found it in “Walden” by Thoreau.

  • Mimi

    “Traveling is like falling in love, the world is made new.”

  • sarah

    “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” ~TS Elliot

    “I must be traveling on now, ’cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see.” ~Lynard Skynyrd, in Free Bird

  • Greta

    “Real travel requires a maximum of unscheduled wandering, for there is no other way of discovering surprises and marvels, which, as I see it, is the only good reason for not staying at home.”

    -Alan Watts

  • http://www.brandonmoffitt.com Brandon

    I spent nine weeks backpacking through Europe last summer, and about halfway through I came across a quote that’s stuck with me ever since. It was handwritten on the wooden planks of a mountain hostel high in the Swiss Alps, and many google searches have never pointed me to a source:

    Go far.
    Stay long.
    See deep.
    And may the sun rise twice before you sleep.

    • Mimi

      Brandon, I don’t know the actual person you quoted but I do know It is an indian man. I saw the same quote in a hotel in austria.

  • katie

    It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves-in finding themselves.
    -Andre ‘Gide

    “We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The Labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world”
    -Joseph Campbell, “Power of Myth”

    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
    -Henry David Thoreau,

  • louise keith

    My favourite on the list is #14, particularly the last line. Another great quote is,

    “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” – T.S. Eliot

  • Leti

    Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so identified with all these quotes… I want to cry! My favourites:

    “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

    I always say that the “bichito del viaje” (little travel bug) bite me since I went to Europe. I didn’t know that there was an actual quote.

    “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller : )

  • Arno Quinet

    “…To travel is to own the world”…

    “…By travelling I know I have possessed the world, more completely, more nicely than if I had captured the wole world by buying it or conquering it…”

    “…There is no sense of selfishness in the kind of possession I’m talking about…”

    “…The one who owns the world by travelling doesn’t take away from some one else. No one will be depossessed because you have made the world yours…”

    All these quotes are from a text of the biggest traveller of all…BURTON HOLMES…Not well known, even though he invented the Travelogue, he even has his star on Sunset Boulevard…A real traveller…a real wanderer…

    A quote of minde own…:

    Some people are tourists, some are travellers and some are just “hanging around in the world”

  • robman

    Obviously Cliftons time was before the mass tourism industry took over.

  • Chris

    “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God” – Kurt Vonnegut

  • http://kenziebell.com Mackenzie Merrill

    this is always been a favorite one of mine….

    “trust me, it’s paradise. this is where the hungry come to feed. for mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. so never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. and if it hurts, you know what? it’s probably worth it. -alex garland, from the beach

  • ian

    ” I shall not marvel if they that read this history will not believe my report of them; especially such as have not travelled, for they that have seen little believe not much, whereas they that have seen much believe the more.”

    “Those for whom the end and motive of travel is the passage, who are fixed in a state of transience, are often marginal members of settled societies who have no single home, like the man on the road who appeared out of a hedge, unshaven and dirty, when asked where he was going said to and fro upon the face of the earth for every place was alike to him.”

  • http://www.gladpike.blogspot.com Sara

    One of my favorite authors is Herman Hesse, who said in Demian, “One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect, the whole world feels like home for a while.”

    I have felt home all over the world.

  • trish

    I love that frost piece – I’m reading this on the winter solstice too

  • Kira

    It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
    -JRR Tolkein

  • Kana

    Great list! I love Mark Twain’s… “Explore. Dream. Discover”

    But this one’s missing:
    “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station”.
    Lisa St. Aubin De Teran

  • http://trushots.blogspot.com/ Trudy

    Great compilation. All very inspiring to me as a traveler.

  • Mireille Grovier

    This web site is beautiful. When my family and I travel I tell them that we are doing so as “God’s Ambassadors.” Travel is the best of all possible educations. Learning a bit of the languages of the places we will be visiting is a wonderful exercise for our minds. I am presently in the process of compiling, for self-publication, a book of prayers and meditations for travelers.

  • Kelli

    Great quotes!

    Another of my favorites:

    “I am not the same having seen the moon rise on the other side of the world.”
    ~Mary Ann Rademacher

  • http://www.tabs-examinedlife.com/ Tabatha Smith

    Great quotes! I like this one:
    ‘My country is the world and my religion is to do good.’
    – Thomas Paine

  • A Broad Abroad

    “As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.” – Margaret Mead

  • Lengthy but Worth the Time

    An excerpt from “Travels with Charley” by Steinbeck. Lengthy but worth the time I think:

    When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured hat greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. Four hoarse blasts of a ship’s whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet tapping. The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the hot palms and the churn of stomach high up under the rib cage. In other words, I don’t improve; in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear disease is incurable. I set this matter down not to instruct others but to inform myself.

    When the virus of restlessness begins to take possession of a wayward man, and the road away from Here seems broad and straight and sweet, the victim must first find in himself a good and sufficient reason for going. This to the practical bum is not difficult. He has a built-in garden of reasons to choose from. Next he must plan his trip in time and space, choose a direction and a destination. And last he must implement the journey. How to go, what to take, how long to stay. This pat of the process is invariable and immortal. I set it down only so that newcomers to bumdom, like teen-agers in new hatched sin, will not think that they invented it.
    Once a journey is designed, equipped, and put in process, a new factor enters and takes over. A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity, different from all journeys. It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. A journey is a person in itself; not two are alike. And al plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. Tour masters, schedules, reservations, brass-bound and inevitable, dash themselves to wreckage on the personality of the trip. Only when this is recognized can the blow-in-the-glass bum relax and go along with it. Only when do the frustrations fall away. In this a journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. I feel better now, having said this, although only those who have experienced it will understand.

    – John Steinbeck

  • http://azroadtrips.com Nichole

    My favorite quote is the J.R.R Tolkien one.
    “Not all those who wander are lost.”

    Thanks for the great list. I’m going to link to this post on my travel blog.

  • Brian Onyango

    I love these thanks Lola!

  • Al

    Great quotes! I’m looking for an African saying (perhaps a quote) that goes something like ‘If you want to travel quickly, go alone; if you want to travel far, go together.’ If anyone has any info on this please blog back or email to myemail.1999@yahoo.ca Thanks!
    Al

  • Patricia

    a favorite that I quote often I first saw on a Gap advertisement on a bus shelter in NYC … don’t know who (if anyone) else to attribute it to …

    “Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.”

  • Melissa: a random crafter

    These are great. A favorite of mine has always been: “The true voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust. It reminds me that I can “travel” a long way even if I don’t go very far.

  • casey

    These are awesome.

    One of my favorites:

    “Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.”
    -Jan Myrdal

  • http://trekktheworld.blogspot.com/ Priyanka Telang

    hey I have used it for my travel blog…its attractive and easy….

  • Kevin

    I like this one

    “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”

    Judith Thurman

  • gumball

    “We travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape us”

    written on the wall in a hostel in amsterdam. :)

  • pankaj kr.rai.

    Travelling transforms existing world into real world.

  • http://www.gangsta.com crispyy

    traveling is like a box of chooclates, u neverr no wat ur gunna get or where its gunna go

  • http://www.justinprime.com/greattrainride/ Sarah

    “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegu

  • Jude

    Great travel quotes .. my favourite is

    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

  • Judith Elledge

    When I was attending college and having a diffcult time, a friend of mine sent me a card which read ” To try and fail is OK, not to try at all is a failure.” This has stay with me for 30yrs. I will always be grateful to my friend.

  • http://www.joanhallcollage.com Joan Hall

    How about….
    “I have not been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
    -Susan Sontag

  • http://matadortravel.com/travel-community/elizabeth-zito Elizabeth

    This is really cool!

    I’ve always tried to carry this sentiment with me:

    “These beautiful days must enrich all my life. They do not exist as
    mere pictures – maps hung upon the walls of memory – but they
    saturate themselves into every part of the body – and live always.”
    ~ John Muir

  • K.Mandeep Singh

    We shall not cease from exploration;
    We shall not cease from exploration;
    And at the end of all our exploration
    Is to arrive where we started,
    And know the place for the first time.

    T.S. Eliot

  • K.Mandeep Singh

    The main purose of travelling is not todiscover new landscapes but to invent new eyes.

  • http://www.travelindia-guide.com mohit-india

    Wonderful Quotes. Love them all.

  • Dina

    As an aspiring travel writer I want to thank you for this article. I actually printed it out and cut some of the quotes out to put around my desk, to remind me what I am striving toward. I know that there will be difficult times, but it will undoubtedly be worth the journey.

    Thanks again!

  • Helga

    Dear Elizabeth,

    This is beautiful. I hadn’t come acroos this quote before. Thanks.

  • http://ellehctur.wordpress.com/ Ellehctur

    I love it! I used few of it in my personal blogs http://ellehctur.wordpress.com/. Thanks for sharing this wondeful insight.

  • Marcin

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

    When i read that, this quote comes to mind “The world is a book, and those who travel have only read the first sentence of every page”, quite saddening =/ Its ashamed you cant meet all the people everywhere you go!

  • http://www.sibagu.com Greg Pringle

    I think you missed this one:

    The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say.

    The Road goes ever on and on
    Out from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    Let others follow it who can!
    Let them a journey new begin,
    But I at last with weary feet
    Will turn towards the lighted inn,
    My evening-rest and sleep to meet.

  • Kata

    One my travel i always have this in mind. My favorite quote :)

    Follow your Bliss !!

  • eMouse

    Some quite nice quotes out here.
    Another of my favs:

    “Journeys end in lovers’ meeting; every wise man’s son doth know” [Shakespeare]

  • http://miguellasala.dphoto.com Miguel

    What gives value to travel is fear. It is the fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country we are seized by a vague fear, and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. This is the most obvious benefit of travel. At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being. We come across a cascade of light, and there is eternity. This is why we should not say that we travel for pleasure.
    — The Notebooks
    Albert Camus

  • http://www.miataylor.com Mia

    Great quotes! Thanks for the compilation!

  • http://dphelps28.wordpress.com Daniel Phelps

    This is an awesome list! I hope you don’t mind that I borrowed some for my blog (dphelps28.wordpress.com). Here is one of my faves:

    Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. ~Ray Bradbury

  • http://www.travellulu.blogspot.com Luana

    One of the best quotes is an extract from Amyr Klink book:

    A man must travel. By his own, not through stories, pictures, books or TV. He’s got to travel by himself, with his eyes and feet, to understand what is his. To one day plant his own trees and value them. Knowing the cold to enjoy the heat. And the opposite. Feel the distance and absence of shelter to be well under his own roof. A man must travel to places that he does not know to break this arrogance that makes us see the world as we imagine it, and not simply as it is or can be. That makes us teachers and doctors of what we have not seen, when we should be students, and simply go see ”

  • Levent Yapan

    A person visiting a country for the first time must not put any labels on anything, he should just enjoy observing”

  • http://www.DivorceYourTravelAgent.com Kristie Dean

    Thanks for this comment – it is wonderful. It really sums up how I feel about travel, and it is nice to know others feel the same way.
    And, thanks for the initial post – an amazing collection of quotes to inspire me. I have a travel blog as well, and I love seeing others write about my passion!

  • Maribel

    Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. -Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  • http://jasminewanders.wordpress.com/ Jasmine

    My favorite travel quote is by Isabelle Eberhardt:

    A subject to which few intellectuals ever give a thought is the right to be a vagrant, the freedom to wander. Yet vagrancy is deliverance, and life on the open road is the essence of freedom. To have the courage to smash the chains with which modern life has weighted us (under the pretext that it was offering us more liberty), then to take up the symbolic stick and bundle, and get out! The healthy wayfarer sitting beside the road scanning the horizon open before him, is he not the absolute master of the earth, the waters, even the sky?… His estate has no limits, his empire no law. No work bends him toward the ground, for the bounty and beauty of the earth are already his.

    To have a home, a family, a property or a public function, to have a definite means of livelihood and to be a useful cog in the social machine, all these things seem necessary, even indispensable, to the vast majority of men, including intellectuals, and including even those who think of themselves as wholly liberated. And yet such things are only a different form of the slavery that comes of contact with others.

  • Emily

    “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be obtained by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
    – Mark Twain

  • Tsepel

    Thanks for this post! Truly inspiring.

    One of the authors is spelled incorrectly – Jawaharial Nehru – I’m assuming you’re meaning the first Prime Minister of India? His name is spelled “Jawaharlal”

  • Giselle

    “for I must be traveling on now, ’cause there’s to many places I’ve got to see”

    -Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • http://al-terity.blogspot.com/ Alterity

    great list – i wish i could pack my bags and leave right now….

  • Michelle

    “Throughout history by going to far places and seeing strange sights men have prodded their imagination. They have found amazement and delight and have reflected that life back home need not be what it has been. They have learned that…there is more than one way to skin a cat, that there are more things in heaven and earth than was dreamt of in their philosophy, that the possibilities of life are not exhausted on Main Street…Travel has been the universal catalyst. It has made men think faster, imagine larger, want more passionately.” Daniel Boorstin

  • Anoek

    “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway…”

  • http://www.sibagu.com Greg Pringle

    No one who has ever known the joy of hunting impressions of strange peoples and strange lands in the out-of-the-way corners of the world can ever feel quite free again, for he hears always a compelling voice that “calls him night and day” to go forth on the chase once more.

    Kendall Elizabeth Kimball

  • http://nikkiborawski.posterous.com/ Nicole Borawski

    Another great quote – one of my favorites – “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” ~James Baldwin

  • Hulabalula

    To travel is to live
    – HC Andersen

  • http://discoveringithaka@blogspot.com Michele

    “Thinking is the best way to travel.” ~The Moody Blues

  • http://www.campusbyte.com Jay Willingham

    I am always looking for interesting quotes to post on twitter when I don’t have anything interesting to say HAHA

    Jay

  • Maryjane

    great quotes. my favorite is i’m sure misquoted here and i can’t remember who said it, but….

    “When I get toward the end of my life, I want to look back and see that I’ve lived not only the length of it, but the width of it as well.

  • http://www.qimo4kids.com/ Franklin

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that.

  • aadil elgadiri

    Travel made me the saddest person on earth! Still it’s my only reason for living.

  • http://www.beatravelbee.com Joya

    These are great quotes and I have some of them on my own list and some additional ones that you can read on my blog beatravelbee.com

  • http://avisoo.wordpress.com/ avisoo

    very interesting! my favorite is no.30.. “better stay at home”

  • http://www.primovacations-elite.com diane

    and dont forget that getting there is half the fun!

  • http://www.alongdesire.com Dennis David

    This sensual yearning for knowledge, this insatiable wanderlust, this long desire.

    Anatole France

  • Laura

    “There is a good time coming. Be it ever so far away.”

    -Doyle’s Pub, Dublin, Ireland

  • Deb

    These are wonderful. I can’t get enough of a quote that real.ly says something profound

  • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

    Excellent, wonderful collection. I am writing a post about my experience at the Four Seasons and wonder which to use. Thank you!

  • Elizabeth

    Found another one! Made me come back to this article –

    Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

    Saint Augustine

  • Chris

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

    And thats what makes an incredible journey

  • seba

    This is stunning and true!

  • Ru

    There Is little difference between being lost and exploring

    – Dan Eldon

  • Oliver Taylor

    personally i think you should quote yourself on this list because its by far the best

    Why I travel: to learn and grow, to challenge myself, stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting in front of the woodstove back home ~ Tim Patterson

  • Henk

    I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it. – Rosalia de Castro

  • V. LEO

    It doesnt matter what you’ve found when you reached Ithaca, but the journey you did to get there…

    – K.P. Kavafis

  • Dan

    Great list! The Quotatious Traveler is a cool eBook all about travel and adventure quotes. Might be appreciated by everyone here…

    http://www.TheQuotatiousTraveler.com

  • Matt Bays

    John Steinbeck said, “People don’t take trips; Trips take people.”
    How true…

  • http://sakarimcgregor.blogspot.com Sakari McGregor

    “Not a journey anymore. Not an outing or an interlude. Seeing the world; Not taking a trip, not traveling with a start and a finish, but living my life. Life is movement.” – Paul Theroux

  • Denise Blais

    Who wrote?

    “Travel is the enemy of bigotry”

  • DJ-Tazzy-Taz

    Thank you for these amazing quotes! They are giving me itchy feet!

  • http://countryroutes.shutterfly.com prashant Sharma

    When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.

  • http://www.pimsleur-language.com Bill the Foreign Language Guy

    Nice travel quotes. Some are really funny as well. I like Anatole France’s idea. Let’s restore harmony after years of work!

  • http://PlatesUSA.com Edwood

    St. Augustine’s quote (“The World is a Book”) is my favorite. This quote, spelled out in License Plate letters, can be seen here…

    http://www.platesusa.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=LPART71&Category_Code=ARTSIGNC

    cheers!
    -Ed

  • Carol Foreman

    This is one of my favourite travel quotes:
    “He didn’t see differences. Only variety. He travelled well.” This is from Anne-Marie Macdonald’s novel Fall on Your Knees.
    Please check this quote for accuracy – not sure I have it word for word. Cheers.

  • Nussy

    Thank you so much for these quotes.Now I’m off to Ethiopia!

  • http://www.prolificliving.com Farnoosh

    A wonderful, wonderful list. Thank you for pulling this together. I so enjoyed it and will be using some of these in my travel blogs!!

  • Ron

    At home I dream that at Naples, at Rome, I can be intoxicated with beauty and lose my sadness. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting identity, from which I had fled .

    R.W. Emerson

  • Liezel

    Traveling is the discovery of once self!!

  • lauren

    When you travel, it’s not like you take a part of each place away with you;
    Rather, it’s as if you leave a part of yourself there, like a part of you forever belongs to that place – the time, the people, and the things you saw; and over time, it gets burned deeper into your soul. You eternally belong to it

  • Skye Marshall

    As long as your free, you will be able to sail the seas.

  • la vie belle

    These quotes inspire me, as a traveler,restless and on the move it feels good to feel home in someone elses thoughts…

  • Kalpana

    “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

    ‘Journey not the arrival matters’.

    Our life itself is journey. Let’s travel.

    What puzzles me when i travel is the way geography has molded different cultures, lifestyles, beliefs.

  • Sandra

    This one is for my fellow white knuckle flyers…

    “There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.” – Orson Welles

  • http://www.gtrot.com Brittany Gtrot

    Great list! It makes me want to pack my bags and hit the road!

    “I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.” Thomas Carlyle

    Happy Travels
    @gtrot
    http://www.facebook.com/brittany.gtrot

  • http://www.traveljunkiejulia.com Julia Dimon

    “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

    I particularly appreciate that quote. As a travel writer, I try to always be conscious of my aim to bringing new ideas, places, and people to my readers, as opposed to use my experiences as cocktail conversation. Travel is first and foremost for yourself, not for anybody else.

    If you have a moment, please look at my own travel blog, at http://www.traveljunkiejulia.com. I have done extensive traveling, (I’ve traveled around the world four times, across over 80 countries, and through six continents!) and think I can offer some advice on travel in all different corners of the world.

  • http://www.gensantos.com bariles

    A rolling stone gathers no moss.

  • http://www.webtrafficsolutions.ca Murray

    This is my favorite quote, but the entire post is a very interesting and insightful read.

    “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

    I also enjoyed reading the several comments to this post. I will definately refer others to this site.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Murray.

  • Claire Hughes

    @ Oliver Taylor,

    i completely agree, and this was the first thing that came to my mind when i read the introduction too. The ‘reasons i travel’ by yourself [Tim Patterson]
    … should be made number 51.

  • Claire Hughes

    I personally like to say:

    I will retell parts of my travels, but they’re in my mind for me…
    It’s not a quote. nor anything phillosophical, but it reminds me, that i travel for me, not for others and not to simply re-list the places to other people.

  • James King

    I always liked:

    He who does not travel, who does not read, who does
    not listen to music, who does not find grace in
    himself, she who does not find grace in herself, dies
    slowly. -Pablo Neruda

  • Agostina

    I hope you have enjoyed Uruguay ;)

  • Robert Bailey

    My own Personal Quote on Travel & Adventure –

    For me Travel is an Education ” it open’s our heart & Soul” ” It puts us in a position of Risk, having to entrust ourselves in strangers” and the elements of Nature ” .

    “It give’s us New life experience’s both Positive and Negative that we can learn from ” The world is an amazing place, disrespect it at your own peril ”
    Adventure begins from the day we are born ” Life…. Embrace it ,Feel it, and live it! because once its gone its gone :) Robert Bailey

  • David

    A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country guided by blind impulses of curiosity is only a vagabond. -Oliver Goldsmith

  • Jeremy

    ” I love traveling ”

    -You and I

  • Christian Peper

    You are not here to make friends. You are here to make waves. Jesus was a rebel.

  • http://www.theblindfactory.com.au/home Kath Stuart

    Don’t do unto others what you can do today hehehe

  • ANDREA

    I agree on all those. I think traveling is beyond the scenes and places. The experience truly what matters. Bringing joy to our hearts and peace to our minds takes the value of a great travel.

  • http://accentinns.com/blog/ John Espley

    Great piece. I’ve certainly heard a few in my time working in the hotel business!

  • wahid

    nice one,
    When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.

    • mamta mehta

      I don’t know what traveling because i never acknowledged it i just feel it ………. its not about making friends and feeling comfortable with them. Its all about be one of them and tackle the situation weather they are good or bad and always try to make them in your side so u can learn more and more

  • Carine Haddad

    Good article, the quotes are picked in a great multi-cultural inspiration and thinking diversity !

    Traveling makes a person know himself better, you can actually feel the bound between the wide world and your inner self .
    it’s amazing .

  • Kiwi Kate

    “What gives value to travel is fear. It is a fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country, we are seized by a vague fear and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. I look upon it more as an occasion for testing.” Albert Camus.

  • http://3sharedpaths.com Rebecca

    Great post. This is my favorite quote so far:
    21. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber
    I’ve learned so much from travel and wish everyone great journeys near and far!
    Rebecca

  • http://www.pen2paint.com DJStarr

    A few of my fav travel quotes:
    “There is a great moment, when you see, however distant – the goal of your wandering. The thing which has been living in your imagination suddenly becomes a part of the tangible world.” ~ Freya Stark
    _

    “Good days are to be gathered like sunshine in grapes; to be trodden and bottled into wine and kept to age, to sip at ease beside the fire. If the traveler has vintaged well, he needs to wander no longer, the ruby moments glow in his glass at will.” ~ Freya Stark

  • http://3sharedpaths.com Rebecca

    Love the first Freya Stark quote! It speaks to me. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Scott

    “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  • XuXu

    A Thai monk once told me: “You know why you like to travel? Everywhere you go, nothing belongs to you. When you’re home, you’re weighed down by your possessions.”

    • Anna

      That really resonates with me – thanks for sharing it! If we’re not careful our possesions can possess us…

  • Marco

    Thanks for this post! I’m about to travel and I’m eager to see, taste, smell and understand the places I will be staying… and no, I still don’t know where I’ll be.

  • http://afootaroundtheworld.blogspot.com Sam

    a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step-confucius, not lao tzu…

  • http://www.travel-australia-planning-guide.com Tina – love oz travel

    Love the quotes, travel is an amazing adventure and everyone sees it in a different wonderful way. Thanks.

  • http://www.inspiringlives.org/ jackie@inspirational life stories

    Great work. Thanks for an amazing post.

  • http://www.inspiringlives.org/ jackie at inspirational life stories

    You left out one by Herman Melville in Moby Dick.
    I forgot the exact words, but it has something on “itching for places unknown”.

  • http://rajvargis.blogspot.com raj

    My experience;after all the jouney,while on the bed when thinking about the past ,all visions about the places and sceneries coming ,blinking like in cinemas.Then I think these were all like dreams…Thank you for the quotes.

    • Dan

      I really like that, who said that?

  • Caitlin

    “Beyond the east the sunrise. Beyond the west the sea. The east and west, the wander-thirst that will not let me be.”

    • Tori

      I really love that. Where is it from?

      • emex

        Wander-Thirst, by Gerald Gould

        Beyond the east the sunrise; Beyond the west the sea
        And East and West the Wander-Thirst that will not let me be;
        It works in me like madness to bid me say goodbye,
        For the seas call, and the stars call, and oh! The call of the sky!

        I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue hills are,
        But a man can have the sun for friend, and for his guide, a star;
        And there’s no end to voyaging when once the voice is heard,
        For the rivers call, and the road calls, and oh! The call of a bird!

        Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and day
        The old ships draw to home again, the young ships sail away
        And come I may, but go I must, and if men ask you why,
        You may put the blame on the stars and the sun,
        And the white road and the sky.

  • Priyanka

    I love traveling and I am passionate about it… Thanks for these quotes… and someone said… “If you ask me why do I travel, I would ask you why do you breathe”.. and that’s my favorite if all..!!

  • Anna

    “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” -Buddha

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

  • madhu sethi

    Good list. My favourite one is this:

    I can only say,there we have been: but I cannot say where.
    And I can not say, how long, for that is to place it in time.

    – T.S. Eliot from Burnt Norton

  • Bill Hewlett

    “Travel: broadens the mind, and the behind.” Bill Hewlett 2011

  • karen

    Love all the quotes. I don’t know who said it…..”Life is not measures by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away”

  • http://www.pdw-architects.com tito

    Hi, Lovely page,…
    I love to travel, in couple or alone are preferable,
    u really don’t know what to expect in traveling
    and that the best…

    “Traveling designed not only to know other people and country, good travelers attempted to know himself by the experience of travel”

    Cheers

  • Staci Jay

    i am only 21, but my dreams are to experence almost all of these quotes… traviling to me is like your first love, i will always want it and never forget it! if i had the money i would never stop…i can only hope to live my dream!

  • http://www.tucantravel.com Dawna

    “I have the substance of things hoped for. I have the anticipation of things unseen.” From the Book “Peace Like A River,” by Leif Enger.

    • ashley

      The quote you put is actually taken from the Hebrew Bible.

      “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

  • http://web.me.com/fearles1/ Frederick

    “The wanderer’s danger is to find comfort.”
    –William Least Heat-Moon

  • Maisy

    I am only 16 and have been lucky enough to travel quite a lot already.
    Many of these quotes sum up how I feel about travelling (I love the one from the Thai Monk – wise words)
    I am trying to go on a school trip to South Africa but only 15 people get chosen to go, I have to write an essay on why I should be chosen. These quotes have been helpful, they’re a really good choice.

  • David

    My favorite, from Indonesian photographer:

    “The greatest part of life is to go to places you’ve never been before, and to live dangerously.” – Noran Bakrie

  • Sam

    “Travel is education, it teaches you how fast you spend your money”

  • Kym Garcia

    A quote I love which refers to travel photography is this:

    “Often while travelling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.”
    – Minor White, an American photographer.

    I am currently writing a novel set in East Africa, and I am using some quotes in my story. I’ve enjoyed reading these. I may use one – and credit it accordingly, of course!

  • Kym Garcia

    I’m surprised this Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation is not in your ‘Top 50’!

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

  • http://WorldHomeExchanges.com JenSwap

    “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”
    — Bill Bryson

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  • trevor

    we shall not cease from exploration and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we first started and know the place for the first time–t.s.eliot

  • http://www.thetravellingprince.com Cheryl

    This would have to be true of ALL travel – !! and a quote that is most helpful in travelling successfully….

    “He who would travel happily must travel light”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery – author of The Little Prince

  • http://www.haoyousuixing.com taotao

    I like These quotes a lot,thanks for sharing!

  • David

    Life is a bridge, cross it but don’t build an house on it.
    I can t remember where I heard it…

  • Glenn

    “say that i starved, that i was lost and weary
    that i was burned and blinded by the desert sun
    footsore, thirsty, sick with strange diseases,
    lonely and wet and cold, but that i kept my dream!”

    Everret Rues

  • Mr1111

    I have found my destiny and I must go away.
    I wish that you could come with me.
    I’m sorry, there is just no way.

    This is a time when no one else could understand this part
    of my life that is special,
    but it leaves a gap within my heart.

    I’ve waited for this very day, forever now it seems.
    I need this thing to feel complete.
    It’s in my thoughts, it haunts my dreams
    .
    I do not know just what it is that makes me feel like this,
    I hope I will discover it.
    This is a chance too good to miss.

    I’m sure whatever calls me to this place that I must go,
    has good enough a reason.
    I hate to leave you,
    I love you you know.

    By Ben Mawby

  • Mr1111

    Great quotes! Just thought I would share some of my ‘kinda related’ poems while I am here…

    All eyes on the vagabond
    as he strides across the plain.
    His roads are like the clouds,
    always new, yet full of rain.

    Why does he search? What does he seek?
    I do not think he knows.
    Thats probably what drives him on,
    and on and on he goes.

    Maybe he has strayed off his path
    that he is now trying to find.
    Maybe he shouldn’t of listened,
    when questioning thoughts first entered his mind…

    By Ben Mawby
    .

  • Andrea

    Loved this one – “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

    • http://www.sibagu.com Bathrobe

      Andrea, that’s a nice travel quote, but it’s not exactly a pro-travel quote.

      I must admit that I sometimes wonder what sustains the vision of travel as a kind of religion. To be condemned to be a wanderer on the face of the earth was once regarded as a harsh fate. Is it possible that the travel bug is an itch of the rich — a larger-than-life experience for those who can ultimately fall back on their wealthy part of the world if it all goes wrong?

  • Flavia

    Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”
    –Anthony Bourdain

  • Raina

    Les vrais voyageurs sont ceux-la seuls qui partent pour partir; coeurs legers, semblables aux ballons de leur fatalite jamais ils ne s’ecartent et, sans savoir pourquoi, disent toujours: allons! ~ Baudelaire

  • Vickie

    Didn’t see this one :)

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

    • Sab

      Good one!

  • Vicky L. Ortega

    My favorite is the quote of St. Augustine—The world is a book and those who don not travel read only one page. So true! There are still so many pages I want to explore.

    • Almirdevoe

      I agree sooo much I feel as though my life has been a book closed to these very ideas 

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  • http://www.loveplaywork.com Hannah

    I love quotes that say what you believe much more eloquently than you can even think them! Being lucky enough to travel while running my business helps me keep growing- even though most people think I just like taking lots of holidays!
    Thanks for putting this together

  • Ibr

     Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  • http://idontcarequotes.com Ross

     “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
    -Oscar Wilde

  • Midknight

    The road goes on forever. Duane Allman

  • Kelmac14

    ‎’Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.’ Richard, ‘The Beach’….

  • Rowland Waring-Flood

    I have worn the dust of many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime.
    I have the memories of many foreign adventures, but to forget them, would surely be a sin.
    So, breath in the dust, and keep the memories in.

    Rowland Waring-Flood   2011

    • andrea

      Beautiful quote, is the author you Rowland?

      • Ashy

        Hey I think he is not because he did not answer you. :p but what ever, Great quotes.

    • Polovni Automobili

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      what you had to say.           

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    • Deb

      Rowland, I’m writing a book and may use your quote – is that ok?  The story is about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and if you’d like me to email you when it’s ready, I’d be happy to.  I am Deb@DebDenis.com

      • Jess

        I  climbed part of Mt. Kilimanjaro too! That’s nice your writting a book, what is it called?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KZBOOXAFDA2OYBOFCTAXJJGU5A Juno Mclaughlin

     “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain
     I love this quote :D
    http://touringbuddy.com/

  • Nishit Patel

    “We
    are tourist in this WORLD & GOD is our travel agent. Our entire
    route, Reservation and destinations have been already fixed by GOD. So
    trust him and enjoy the tour”- Nishit Patel

  • Blingand

    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

  • LoveToTravelGA

    Love the T.S. Eliot quotes buried a few months down, so I’ll repeat them here:

    We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to
    arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.

    -from “Little Gidding” in “Four Quartets”

    and    

    I can only say,there we have been: but I cannot say where.And I can not say, how long, for that is to place it in time.- from “Burnt Norton” in “Four Quartets”

  • Tdem

    “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

  • :) grae

    ” A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

  • Sab

    I loved this collection of quotes!!

  • http://nancyandshawnpower.com/pictures-of-cartagena-colombia/ Nancy & Shawn Power

    Travel quotes… our favourite things to read!! :-)

    There are so many great ones but over time # 19 has still remained our favourite! :-)

    N & S

  • http://www.steppingintowonder.com/ Karl – Stepping Into Wonder

    Fantastic quotes! I may end up eventually writing a post about one or two of them on my blog that includes quote-inspired posts.

  • Ezra

    most of them were very similar –discovering the likenesses between people, clarifying your perspective, indulging in the universe– which I think can be done without traveling at all. I prefer the quotations that are slightly anti-travel, especially “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

  • Rafi Abidi

    What I am about to post here isn’t a quote … its a belief – my belief: 
    Life is a journey; travel light.

  • Cagey5

    It’s important to travel with a sense of humout too…

    “I want to shake off the dust of this one-horse town. I want to explore the world. I want to watch TV in a different time zone. I want to visit strange, exotic malls”

     Homer Simpson

  • Alisha_cassandra

    A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships were built.

    • Pietergenerals

      “A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships were built”

    • http://www.fireyourmentor.com/ FireYourMentor.com

      “Not all those who wander are lost.”

      • Mysty

        Duh…already in the list.

  • Denise

    looking for quote something like ….It does not matter the road traveled but who you travel it with?  help? thanks denise

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1008924734 Anne-Marie Janssen

    One of my all time favorite quotes: “you cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” Author unknown. Wish everyone Happy, Safe and Inspiring travels.

  • Thebobster2015

    My own Personal Quote on Travel “For me Travel is an Education. It open’s our heart & Soul and puts us in a position of Risk, having to entrust ourselves in strangers and the elements of Nature .It give’s us new life experience’s, both Positive and Negative that we can learn from. The world is an amazing place, disrespect it at your own peril. Adventure begins from the day we are born ! Life…. Embrace it ,Feel it, and live it! because once its gone its gone” :DRobert Bailey

    • kf

      Awesome! I <3 this!

  • Bexibb

    Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints :)

  • hello

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of
    arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid
    in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
    and loudly proclaiming

    “Wow! What a Ride!”
    — Hunter S. Thompson

  • Kristen Paige10

    I think this is probably my all-time favorite travel-related quote:

    “Let the world change you. Then, you can change the world.”

  • truetraveler

    “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference
    between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we
    travel for fulfillment”  Hilaire Belloc

  • Gallegosroberto777

    To travel is to learn to love things we still don’t know they exist. 
                                                                                                    -Tasting Travels

  • Louise

    To travel is to live 
    – Hans Christian Andersen.

  • Guest

    Nice quotes with a lot of meaning behind them.  When you don’t travel to new places, you aren’t experiencing everything the world has to offer.

  • Guest

    It would be cool if this page had a visitor counter.  Then visitors could have an idea how many people are looking at these quotes.

  • r coltejer

    Travel is joy in the silent and awake.
    -R. Coltejer

  • http://www.facebook.com/bree.millerdraney Breanna Miller-Draney

    “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

    I really like this quote. Me and my hubby are currently on a road trip seeking adventure. Check it out at http://roadtrip-usa.info

  • links

    He wondered what the map would look like of all the steps he had taken in his life and word it would spell.  – (Franz Kafka, the Metamorphosis & Other Stories)

  • links

    He wondered what the map would look like of all the steps he had taken in his life and what word it would spell.  – (Franz Kafka, the Metamorphosis & Other Stories)

  • M420_Snakeshot

    Traveling is not about te places you go to. It’s about the people you meet there.

  • http://www.with.mingandrada.com Ming Andrada

    This is my ultimate quote:

    “Explore, Help, Understand and Love”

  • Skyler

    “Travel and exploration ignites a unique life energy found deep within the realms of oneself “-Skyler Smith

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C2LUDMLDBA5G3GI5D5WEK6FICQ AlexM

    “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.”

  • http://www.thebackpackchronicles.com joan | the backpack chronicles

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve been searching for this travel quotes in a long time. 

  • meetmeinthemuss

    I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. – Mark Twain

  • Stephanitely

    “Life is a highway; I wanna ride it all night long.” – Rascall Flatts

    • Laraby

      Actually Life is a highway is a Tom Cochrane song that Rascall redid, just give props where needed 8)

  • meeeeeeeeee

    These were really helpful. I’m doing an essay on the education gained through travel, and St. Augustine’s quote fit in perfectly.

  • Inksu

    “Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.”

  • Danimelagnason

    so nice…i really like it,..god bless you..more qoutes to write..

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  • Levimurray

    ‘Travel not to escape life, but so life dont escape you’

  • Michael

    Quote 35 – “Not all those who wander are lost.”  is my  all time favourite.

     Although I had always interpreted this as a quote on conformity, not travel. (says the man who always ends up walking in the opposite way to the destination)

  • Missinginaction99

    all time favorite:    “So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”
    -Christopher McCandless

  • http://twitter.com/toniav Tonia Vassilopoulou

     ‘Travelling offers the opportunity to escape our habits of mind and reflect upon our lives from a height we could not have reached in the midst of our everyday lives’ Alain de Botton

  • http://twitter.com/onSanity angelica

    stuck with a bad throat and jetlagged in a small town in the north of Ethiopia… THANK YOU FOR THIS!  just what the doctor ordered

  • Raja

    I like it…

  • Oldernotup

    “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

  • Sarra

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

  • Wandering Hilbo

    If you come to a fork in the road, take it…

  • Vogelstrand Guesthouse

    We can not depend on charm alone to keep our guests happy so we use good coffee as the back-up plan. Vogelstrand Guesthouse, Swakopmund, Namibia…. also known as Brangelina ville.

  • sandy.toes

    Wise as you have become, with so much experience, you must already have understood what these Ithacas mean. – Constantine Cavafy

  • Nemo_of_Erehwon

    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can
    see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the
    people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started
    is not the same as never leaving.”

    Terry Pratchett,

    A Hat Full of Sky

  • http://www.TheWorldOrBust.com TheWorldOrBust

    I like Steinbecks…

  • Naz

    “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another, and no sunrise finds us where left by sunset. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of that tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind to be scattered.”
    Kahlil Gibran

  • Gudrunelin

    “He alone is aware, who has wandered wide” – english translation of Havamal

  • Abrittenour

    “If you don’t know where you are going, then any road will take you there.”
    -George Harrison

  • http://inspirational-quotes-blog.com/ Inspirational Quotes

    Thank you for these excellent quotes.

    Here is one of my favorites :
    “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present”
    Jim Rohn

  • http://ask-fisher.com/ Askfisher

    I read a quote in a newspaper – probably 30 years ago – and I love it. There was no credit given to the author. I would love to use it but want to be sure I am not stepping on anyone’s toes. “What if you planned a trip and the destination was life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” I think that is correct. Thanks – I would love to hear from you.

  • guest

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

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     Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.

  • Batchie_pongz0912

    it is not the destination that counts, it its the journey that matters

  • Ashy

    Great quotes… nice job…

  • http://www.balivillaholidays.com/ Bali Villa Holidays

    This list actually help me for my Facebook Travel Page. draws some like and comments. :)

  • http://www.lplast.com/ kese

    Nice article, fantastic information…

  • Asraf Online

    i like the quote of ( a journey of thousands miles  must begin with a single step) so much.

  • Drew

    Adaptation overrules preparation everytime

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BLUQ7PONA446WVQUGWF3CKSL5Y j w

    Oh my. That was a very nice collection. Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/APDiscounts APDiscounts

    Awesome quotes. Travel is an amazing adventure where the journey is often more rewarding than the destination (“,).

  • Nanclien

    “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

  • http://www.mlquotes.com/ Max Lagace

    I will be travelling next month in Asia.  

    Loved : “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

    Here’s a new one : 
    “The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out.”

  • nomad123

    “To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the
    movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless
    invitation.”

    • Ronja Venus

      Awesome! Who is this one by?

  • http://freepagenumbers.wordpress.com/ Kimberley

    There are some wonderful quotes from ‘Into the Wild’, the biography of Christopher McCandless. 

  • dude

    we do what we can with the time that we have

  • http://www.thenomadicnepali.com/ Sunil Tamang

    Really cool..
    Live dream….with adventure

  • http://www.walkerhomesecurity.com/ home alarm

    thanks for sharing useful quotes:)

  • Ines

    “A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles”. – Tim Cahill.

    • Ines

      I like all the 50 quotes, but I just had to add this one by Tim Cahill. My favourite quotes are byRalph Waldo Emerson and byT.S. Elliott.   

  • Robert

    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
    -Yogi Berra

  • seagrove vacation rentals

    That is right “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

  • Prettyflo52689

    cool!

  • Justice

    No 21. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” by Martin Buber.  is the one i like.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rensyle RenSy Nghi Lê

    “A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from.” – Lin Yutang

  • Brianbike19

    “Nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.  The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.  The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences.”

    —Into The Wild, Jon Krakauer

  • Amazonia

    “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller 

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  • http://www.silverbirdtravel.com/ Silverbird Travel

    Hey we always use your blog to get travel quotes. Thank you for the making it easier for us to find such.

  • Jacques Choiniere

    To travel is not only what you discover in other countries but also rediscover your own. Jacques choiniere

  • Roberto

    “There is no better lesson than travel, for there is no better teacher nor school than the world itself. ” As far as I know, this is of my own invention.

  • Wander

    Mark Jenkins comment really affected me. In a similar vein I would like to suggest my own; 
    What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land…
    Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought. I am not me any more. At least I’m not the same me I was. – Ernesto “Che” Guevera,

  • Artur T.

    “We’re not tourists – We are travelers, We’re not going on holiday – We are going on journey”.  – Me

  • Sabine Sjollema

    YOU FORGOT THE BEST ONE!!!

    “I’m not lost, I’ve just temporarily lost sight of my destination.”
    – Unknown

    love quotes… all of them

  • Hughthomasfitzpatrick

    Not all who wander are lost

  • Photography Schools

    So inspiring <3

  • Chelsi Payne

    life is a journey not a destination

  • chaircom45

    Travel is a beautiful thing not without having to consider every consequences.

  • http://pic-trip.com/ Soizpic

    When people ask me why I travel so much, I always answer that the world is too big to spend one’s life in only one place. So for me this quote is so true: 
    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine. 

  • TRaveller

    You cannot discover new oceans unless you’re willing to lose sight of the shore.

  • Ian Aubrey

    Just a random quote that has always twinged a string deep inside…”Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated. Admittedly, there is the primal shock of the deserts…but when this is gone, the secondary brilliance of the journey begins, that of the excessive, pitiless distance, the infinity of anonymous faces and distances, or of certain miraculous geological formations, which ultimately testify to no human will, while keeping intact an image of upheaval. This form of travel admits of no exceptions: when it runs up against a known face, a familiar landscape, or some decipherable message, the spell is broken: the amnesic, ascetic, asymptotic charm of disappearance succumbs to affect and worldly semiology…”   Jean Baudrillard

  • Ramkris

    Trek the unknown trails, the known gets clearer – Ramky

  • S. :-)

    I love this page. First because it’s written in Uruguay and second because there are many cool quotes, that i really like. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  • Vikram Singh Virdi

    great

  • Tarita Karsanji-Davenock

    “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”.

  • Dịch Vụ Du Lịch Ánh Dương Việt (Vietsuntours)_Danang, Vietnam

    Travel doesn’t mean only moving and seeing but also touching and experiencing!

  • Ime Byahera Villarin

    I love all of the quotes! thank you so much! :)

  • Ruth Sabac-Schmidt

    beautiful travel quotes..thank you!

  • Sue London

    I’ve travelled to many countries alone and relate with all these quotes , it’s a learning experience that can’t beat anything else.

  • Vicky Jain

    ! I Have Found That, If You Love Life…. Life Will Love You Always!

  • Angie Music-Cook Longgood

    Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.

  • Angie Music-Cook Longgood

    Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. By Lovelle Drachman.

  • Nipnoos

    Travel is the only expense that makes you richer.

    • Karen Shakespeare

      l like this quote very much. l wont forget it.

  • Sue London

    Great quotes. Travelling exposes your mind!

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  • Shawn Peterson

    The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
    http://www.townadvisor.net/main.php

  • Ana Larson

    Great article…thanks from sharing and good morning…

  • Katherine Cheng

    From Crowded House (Aust Band): wherever you go, you always take the weather with you…

  • Jamie Harris

    check out http://www.quotesqr.com for awesome quotes.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely fantastic list. I’m writing an essay on why I want to study abroad and this had just the quotes I was looking for.

  • Anonymous

    Very inspirational with some great quotes. No 27 is always my favourite but there are quite a few contenders. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nik Douglas

    awesome stuff, put a smile on my face this morning.

  • Scott McWilliam

    If you expect your destination to be the same as your home – then stay at home.

  • Kelly C Nonmacher

    ” Go where he will, the wise man is at home;.

    his hearth the earth,

    his hall the azure dome.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  • Zoe Natalie Hutchens

    “The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you might miss all the you are traveling for.” – Louis L’Amour.

  • Mallory Sczygelski

    “How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew?” ~Ernesto ChÈ Guevara.

  • Travelista

    “so much of who we are is where we have been” CNN Reporter.

  • The Travel Tester

    I love all of them and often come back to read them. Your post inspired me to feature (travel) quotes on my blog as well: http://www.thetraveltester.com/category/quotes/ I hope you like them too! Have a good day.

  • The Travel Tester

    I love all of them and often come back to read them. Your post inspired me to feature (travel) quotes on my blog as well: http://www.thetraveltester.com/category/quotes/ I hope you like them too! Have a good day.

  • Lise B. Cool

    I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world.

  • Lise B. Cool

    I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world.

  • Steve Pumbaa Sykes

    Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘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

  • Antoinette Marie Zagata

    I’m so grateful for the time I’ve spent in Bali the past couple of years. One definitely seems to change in ways which never cold have happened without travel. <3

  • Matt Hogan

    Awesome Quote collection – I really enjoyed reading it! Here are a few more that I really like too:

    1) “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

    2) “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Augustinus Sanctus.

    • Willow Murphree

      Two of my favorites, especially the 2nd one. :)

  • Matt Hogan

    Awesome Quote collection – I really enjoyed reading it! Here are a few more that I really like too:

    1) “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

    2) “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Augustinus Sanctus.

  • Matt Hogan

    Awesome Quote collection – I really enjoyed reading it! Here are a few more that I really like too:

    1) “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

    2) “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Augustinus Sanctus.

  • Matt Hogan

    Awesome Quote collection – I really enjoyed reading it! Here are a few more that I really like too:

    1) “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

    2) “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Augustinus Sanctus.

  • Matt Hogan

    Awesome Quote collection – I really enjoyed reading it! Here are a few more that I really like too:

    1) “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

    2) “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Augustinus Sanctus.

  • Jilke de Boer

    Beautiful! A quote I saw in New Zealand: “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

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  • Luke Hall

    I love all these quotes, but you missed my absolute favorite one! “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide.

    • Wayne Lin

      I really like that quote Luke – hope you don’t mind me sharing it on Quotesome.

  • Luke Hall

    I love all these quotes, but you missed my absolute favorite one! “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide.

  • Marty Lazer Stano

    Awesome!

  • Marty Lazer Stano

    Awesome!

    • Kim Norman

      Love these!

    • Tom Banks

      Whats up with the sodomy marriage sign? Do you favor other similar activities like polygamy, incest and beastiality? Just asking.

    • Marty Lazer Stano

      Good one Tom! Well, historically, it’s taken the U.S. and its people to quite a long time to change their thoughts and move towards equal rights for black people, then women, and soon gay rights. Equal animal rights are looking much farther into the future. But should they be able to communicate and exercise their rights and consent their desire for sexual relations with humans, then, maybe, beastiality is okay? What do you think?

  • Marty Lazer Stano

    Awesome!

  • Marty Lazer Stano

    Awesome!

  • Liz Tom

    Great collection of quotes! Haven’t been able to travel in a few months and am itching to get back out there.

  • Liz Tom

    Great collection of quotes! Haven’t been able to travel in a few months and am itching to get back out there.

  • Bobbie Otaguro

    I agree with Matt Hogan…AWESOME Collection. I especially like those tell u to go with an open mind and leave all prejudices locked away and forgotten where they ever are.

  • Suzette Fernow

    Great collection! One of my favorites: “We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer, Why we Travel

    • Rhodge Pilapil

      This is the greatest quote about travelling I read so far. Im going to post on my Facebook.

  • Loloano C. Silva

    I was not born just one corner; my home is this whole world. – Seneca

  • Luke Sharam

    “When a man is a Traveler, the world is his house & the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, & all the people are his family” :)

  • Brian McHugh

    it is a hope for something better guiding the footsteps of those who wander.

  • Brian McHugh

    it is a hope for something better guiding the footsteps of those who wander.

  • Deo StoDomingo

    In life, it’s not where you go.., it’s who you travel with…

  • Jacci Linn

    a book quote rather, but still true and great.

    “Jared was in love with Iceland-deeply, madly, irretrievably in love. And like most people in love, Jared was insufferable. He couldn’t shut up about Iceland and how great it was. Soon his friends stopped asking about his trip to Europe.” “…I just had a feeling, that life was better here.” -the geography of bliss.

  • Jacci Linn

    a book quote rather, but still true and great.

    “Jared was in love with Iceland-deeply, madly, irretrievably in love. And like most people in love, Jared was insufferable. He couldn’t shut up about Iceland and how great it was. Soon his friends stopped asking about his trip to Europe.” “…I just had a feeling, that life was better here.” -the geography of bliss.

  • mike travel

    Great collection! Here is one more :-)”Go slow. If you have the time for eight countries, take five. If you’re rushed to take five, take three” – Kate Simon.

  • Bryan J. Zygmont

    I’m not sure that Frost was writing about travelling in the ‘go out and see the world’ sense of the word.

  • Bryan J. Zygmont

    I’m not sure that Frost was writing about travelling in the ‘go out and see the world’ sense of the word.

  • Richard Eaton

    “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.

  • Richard Eaton

    “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.

  • Richard Eaton

    “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.

  • Richard Eaton

    “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.

  • Gabriela Guimarães Alvarenga

    Loved it!

  • Mick

    “Adventure awaits. Start packing.” — Me

  • http://www.fundafunda.com Meryl van der Merwe

    I love St Augustine’s. Just included it in a blog post.

  • http://www.rockytravel.net/ Rocky Travel Blog

    Thanks for this great compilation of travel quotes!

  • Chris

    A donkey who goes traveling will never return as a horse

  • Cate Caruso

    Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Dee

    Travel
    Is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer!

  • Netrate Concepts

    Netrate Concepts
    live life living………travel

  • Tanmay Sharma

    nice qoutes…

  • akash

    if u want to visit kashmir and feel the new world email me haroonakash@gmail.com we have all that you want

  • http://www.symphonyoflove.net/blog BK

    What a fabulous collection of travel quotes. I particular like “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” by Henry Miller. Traveling forges better understanding of places and countries we have yet to set our feet in.

  • Vivian Burcescu

    “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