Traveling and discovering the world is one of the best things about being a human. Travel quotes are some of the most inspiring and exciting words you will read. Especially if you're sitting at your desk in anticipation of the next trip.

We're inquisitive beings who wish to seek out adventure while learning a new language and culture.

Travel excites the senses and recharges the brain.

To inspire you to travel more and explore the world, we've put together our 101 best travel quotes from around the world.

Here is our 101st and favorite travel quote for 2019:

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

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Short Travel Quotes

1. The goal is to die with memories not dreams.
Unknown Author
2. Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.
Paulo Coelho
3. Live your life by a compass, not a clock.
Stephen Covey
4. If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.
Paulo Coelho
5. I love to travel, But hate to arrive.
Albert Einstein
6. Adventures are to the adventurous.
Proverb
7. Travel broadens the mind.
Proverb
8. They say travel broadens the mind; but you must have the mind.
G K Chesterton
9. The Sun himself cannot forget his fellow traveller.
Unknown Author
10. He travels fastest who travels alone.
Proverb
11. Don't cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
Dr Seuss
12. A good traveller leaves no track.
Lao Tzu
13. You don't have to be rich to travel well.
Eugene Fodor
14. Not all those who wander are lost.
J R R Tolkien
15. Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.
Roy M Goodman
16. Take only memories, leave only footprints.
Chief Seattle
17. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.
Christopher McCandless
18. There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.
Jack Kerouac
19. Travel far enough, you meet yourself.
David Mitchell
20. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
Anita Desai
21. Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.
Erol Ozan
22. Every hundred feet the world changes.
Roberto Bolaño
23. A wise man travels to discover himself.
James Russell Lowell
24. Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.
Jack Kerouac
25. Men travel faster now, but I do not know if they go to better things.
Willa Cather
26. There is no land unhabitable nor sea innavigable.
Robert Thorne
27. The bold adventurer succeeds the best.
Ovid
28. With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.
Sandra Lake

Funny Travel Quotes

29. People don't take trips, trips take people.
John Steinbeck
30. Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.
George Carlin
31. In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.
Robert Benchley
32. No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.
Chuck Thompson
33. Travelling 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
34. Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
Jack Kerouac
35. If we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet.
Rachel Wolchin
36. Vagabonding begins the moment you stop making excuses, start saving money, and begin to look at maps with the narcotic tingle of possibility.
Rolf Potts
37. When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
Susan Heller
38. Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator. Travel light and you can sing in the robber's face.
Juvenal
39. An an Englishman does not travel to see Englishman, I retired to my room.
Laurence Sterne
40. A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.
Lin Yutang
41. A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Moore
42. Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.
Asian Proverb

Travel Quotes for Couples and Friends

43. 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
44. A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.
Tim Cahill
45. One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.
Edith Wharton
46. A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
John Steinbeck
47. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
Rolf Potts

Life Travel Quotes

48. Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.
Unknown Author
49. Travel brings power and love back into your life.
Rumi
50. Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain
51. If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
Paulo Coelho
52. Imagine a new story for your life and start living it.
Paulo Coelho
53. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ernest Hemingway
54. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost
55. An adventure is only inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
G K Chesterton
56. Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.
Oscar Wilde
57. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
58. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
59. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Gustave Flaubert
60. A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
61. Vagabonding is about using the prosperity and possibility of the information age to increase your personal options instead of your personal possessions.
Rolf Potts
62. The road is there. It will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.
Chris Humphrey
63. 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
64. The traveller need have no scruple in limiting his donations to the smallest possible sums, as liberality frequently becomes a source of annoyance and embarrassment.
Karl Baedeker
65. The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.
Rich Ridgeway

Love for Travel Quotes

66. We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.
Anais Nin
67. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
Anatole France
68. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
Unknown Author
69. Quit your job, buy a ticket, fall in love, never return.
Unknown Author
70. Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
Paulo Coelho
71. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust
72. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Mark Twain
73. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
Dalai Lama
74. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
Augustine of Hippo
75. The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.
Sir Richard Burton
76. I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher
77. To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
Freya Stark
78. Wanting to travel reflects a positive attitude. You want to see, to grow in experience, and presumably to become more whole as a human being.
Ed Buryn
79. I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met.
John Green
80. 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
81. The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing'.
Daniel J Boorstin
82. 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
83. In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
Robert Runcie

Inspirational Travel Quotes

84. Don't die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.
Steve Pavlina
85. Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
Ibn Battuta
86. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.
Babs Hoffman
87. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.
Hilaire Belloc
88. 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
89. Remember at all times that while you are seeing the world, the world will see you.
Benjamin Rush
90. Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.
Ewan Mcgregor
91. You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.
Sue Fitzmaurice
92. If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands but a continent that joins to them.
Francis Bacon
93. Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.
Eudora Welty
94. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
Lin Yutang
95. Travel like Gandhi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.
Rick Steves
96. 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
97. I always love to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the church, to preserve all that travel by land, or by water.
Jonathan Swift
98. To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
Robert Louis Stevenson
99. Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
Francis Bacon
100. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
André Gide