Travel Sayings and Quotes

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


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

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

Freya Stark

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.     

Lin Yutang

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

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

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

Henry Miller

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

Martin Buber

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.      

Lao Tzu

Not all those who wander are lost.     

J. R. R. Tolkien

When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.      

William Least Heat Moon

A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.      

Katharine Butler Hathaway

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

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

Aldous Huxley

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

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.     

Danny Kaye

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

Gustave Flaubert

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

Ross Morley

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.     

Hilaire Belloc

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.     

Lin Yutang

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

Francis Bacon

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.     

Italo Calvino

Travelling expands the mind rarely.     

Hans Christian Andersen

Once a year, go some place you've never been before.     

Dalai Lama

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.     

St. Augustine

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

Mark Twain