Travel Quotes: Short, Funny, Inspirational, With Friends

Travel quotes, like the journeys that inspired them, lead us into more adventures. So much can be learned, not only about your destination and its people but also about yourself when you’re traveling.

Enjoy these insights and take advantage of any opportunity to travel.

Quotes About Travel

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
J. B. Priestley

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

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Mark Twain

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been; travelers don’t know where they’re going.
Paul Theroux

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A world to see quotation.

Best Travel Quotes

I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
John Muir

Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.
Jaime Lyn

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.
Edith Wharton

We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.
Henry David Thoreau

Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.
Irving Wallace

Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.
Gayle Foreman

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Traveling Quotations

We have nothing to lose and a world to see.

Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.
Ewan Mcgregor

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.

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

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
Dalai Lama

John Steinbeck quote on travel.

Funny Travel Quotes

Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
Louis L’Amour

Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.
Mercedes Lackey

As long as we don’t die, this is gonna be one hell of a story.
John Green

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
Susan Heller

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Travel Quotes Funny

Travel makes a wise man better and a fool worse.
Thomas Fuller

Two great talkers will not travel far together.
Spanish Proverb

Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives and the serious part of frivolous ones.
Anne Sophie Swetchine

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

The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.
Russell Baker


Inspirational Adventure Sayings

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

I would gladly live out of a backpack if it meant I could see the world.

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

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
John A. Shedd

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

Inspiring Travel Quotes

You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.
Sue Fitzmaurice

We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.
John Hope Franklin

I’d rather look back at my life and say I can’t believe I did that instead of saying I wish I did that.
Richard Branson

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

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

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

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Mark Twain Travel Quote

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.

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, and sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.

The world around us is real life, and experiencing it is invaluably educational; sitting at home and endlessly going through the same routine over and over again isn’t any more real, but it’s certainly more boring and infinitely more conducive to ignorance.

Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people.

It liberates the vandal to travel–you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.

There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.

Mark Twain quote on Italy.

Quotes on Trips

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

That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.
Pico Iyer

A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.
Daranna Gidel

It is not down in any map; true places never are.
Herman Melville

Good Traveling Sayings

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.
Fitzhugh Mullan

People don’t take trips; trips take people.
John Steinbeck

‘Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
Ibn Battuta

We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.
Gloria Gaither

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To travel is to live.

Around the World Sayings

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aldous Huxley

Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, 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.
J.R.R. Tolkien

When overseas, you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting.
Clint Borgen

Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.

We live in a 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

If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be the top priority.
Richard Branson

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

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships but with the people you meet on them.
Amelia E. Barr

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Journey Quotations

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

Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
Don Williams, Jr.

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.
Isabelle Eberhardt

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
Izaak Walton

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

Are We There Yet?

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

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

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

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Greg Anderson

To get through the hardest journey, we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.
Chinese Proverb

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula K. LeGuin

Never stop exploring.

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Saint Augustine quote on travel.

Explore Quotes

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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

If there were no mystery left to explore life would get rather dull, wouldn’t it?
Sidney Buchman

He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wildlands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
Frank Borman

Explore the unseen.

Exploration Sayings

The mountains are calling, and I must go.
John Muir

It’s a big world out there; go explore.

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

One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.
Richard Burton

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell

Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.
Tim Fargo

The learned is happy, nature to explore; the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
Alexander Pope

Great Travel Quotes

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

I love to travel but hate to arrive.
Albert Einstein

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Benjamin Disraeli

Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else.
Tennessee Williams

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

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown; you travel for the unknown that reveals you with yourself.
Ella Maillart

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.
Francis Bacon

To many people, holidays are not voyages of discovery but a ritual of reassurance.
Philip Andrew Adams

Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.
W. H. Auden

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.
Peter Hoeg

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir

Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.
Ray Bradbury

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
Rudyard Kipling

Wanderlust Sayings

For the born traveler, traveling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy, and the sacrifice of comfort.
Aldous Huxley

Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkein

Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.
Kurt Vonnegut

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

The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire.
Robert W. Service

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

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Hilaire Belloc

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T.S. Eliot

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats

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

The best view comes after the hardest climb.

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, and dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Edward Abbey

New Adventures Quotes

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
G. K. Chesterton

Between every two pine trees, there is a door leading to a new way of life.
John Muir

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.
Mark Jenkins

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness.
John Muir

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

I love the simplicity and freedom of running. A pair of shoes and you are all set to explore new trails.
Rachel Boston

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.
Joseph Campbell

If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.
Buddhist Saying

Good friends and great adventures.

Short Travel Quotes

The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.
William Least Heat-Moon

The journey is my home.
Muriel Rukeyser

The journey, not the arrival, matters.
T.S. Eliot

Travel teaches toleration.
Benjamin Disraeli

Never stop exploring.

Our Nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.

The only journey is the one within.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Life is short and the world is wide.
Simon Raven

Adventure is worthwhile.

Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Yogi Berra

Travel brings power and love back into your life.

I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
James Baldwin

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Touring Quotes

Exploration is curiosity put into action.
Don Walsh

To travel is to live.
Hans Christian Andersen

The world is yours to explore.

To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.
Elizabeth Gilbert

The grand tour is just the inspired man’s way of heading home.
Paul Theroux

Adventure is worthwhile.
Amelia Earhart

He who does not travel does not know the value of men.
Moorish Proverb

Live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.
Jack Kerouac

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
Susan Sontag

Let your memory be your travel bag.

Travel With Friends Quotes

A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.
Tim Cahill

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
African Proverb

It doesn’t matter where you’re going; it’s who you have beside you.

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.
Winnie the Pooh

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.

Just remember, if we get caught, you’re deaf, and I don’t speak English.
Rick Riordan

We were together. I forget the rest.
Walt Whitman

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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