38 Of The Best Travel Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective

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There’s nothing like a good travel quote to change your perspective on life. Use this list of inspirational travel quotes to inspire your next trip!


38 Of The Best Travel Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life


1.) “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

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

3.) “Not all those who wander are lost.” J. R. R. Tolkien

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

5.) “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.) “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

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

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

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

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

17.) “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

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

19.) “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

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

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

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

23.) “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33.) “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

34.) “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

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

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

37.) “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

38.) “50 Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save Gas. Take your next trip in Kilometers.” -George Carlin

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  1. “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