Short Travel Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Marcel Proust

Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.     

Henry David Thoreau

Travel is seeking the lost paradise. It is the supreme illusion of love.     

Anais Nin

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

Take only memories, leave only footprints.     

Chief Seattle

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.     

Andre Gide

Let your memory be your travel bag.     

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home.     

Freya Stark

Perhaps we share stories in much the same spirit that explorers share maps, hoping to speed each other's journey, but knowing that the journey we make will be our own.     

Gloria Steinem

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.     

Danny Kaye

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.     

Walter Mitty

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

Henry Miller

The grand tour is just the inspired man's way of heading home.     

Paul Theroux

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.     

Thomas Jefferson

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

George A. Moore

Travel penetrates your consciousness, but not in a rational way.     

Milton Glaser

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

Francis Bacon