Inspirational Travel Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old inspirational travel quotes, inspirational travel sayings, and inspirational travel proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.     

Tim Cahill

For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim's time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.     

Aldous Huxley

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.     


He who would travel happily must travel light.     

Antoine de St. Exupery

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, 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.     

St. Augustine

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.     


Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we'd probably learn twice as much.     

Lucy R. Lippard

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.     

Thomas Fuller

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.     

Henry David Thoreau

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

Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.     

Anthony Bourdain

Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one's imagination.     

Ross Morley

And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it's a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.     

Pico Iyer

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.     

Martin Buber

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.     

Samuel Johnson

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Henry Miller

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.     

Peter Hoeg

Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel's immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.     

Ralph Crawshaw

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

Francis Bacon

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.     

Gustave Flaubert

Travel opens us up, exposes us to new people and places. New thoughts, new ways of being and a larger feeling of connection. And, the best part is, that it makes us appreciate our home that much more.     

Erin Kouvas

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

Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.     

Anne Sophie Swetchine

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

Mark Twain

Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.     

Roy M. Goodman

The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.     

Agnes Repplier

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

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.     

Anais Nin

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends. The mind can never break off from the journey.     

Pat Conroy

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.     


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

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.     

George Moore

Travel doesn't become adventure until you leave yourself behind.     

Marty Rubin

When a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.     

Drew Bundini Brown

Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.     

Joe Abercrombie