40 Incredible Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Warning: You're going to want to book your next trip.

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Travel is capable of changing us in so many ways. No matter where you go, you're bound to meet new people, try new things, and have new adventures. To put it simply, there's a reason why people save for months and years in order to visit someplace new. So whether you're headed across the globe or to the next town over, you'll want to read these thought-provoking travel quotes from the world's most inspiring wordsmiths. These travel quotes will remind you of all of the reasons long TSA lines and overcrowded flights are worth it—as well as all of the countless ways your life stands to improve when you leave your comfort zone. Use these quotes about travel as inspiration to enjoy yourself or as motivation to book your next trip. Adventure awaits!

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

— Anita Desai

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."

— Susan Sontag

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."

– Lewis Carroll

"I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."

— Carl Sandburg

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

— Neale Donald Walsch

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

— Helen Keller

"Adventure is worthwhile."

— Aesop

"Live your life by a compass, not a clock."

— Stephen Covey

"You don't have to be rich to travel well."

— Eugene Fodor

"Not all those who wander are lost."

— J.R.R. Tolkien

"I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine."

— Caskie Stinnett

"Take only memories, leave only footprints."

— Chief Seattle

"The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have."

— Anna Quindlen

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

— Saint Augustine

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."

— Lewis Carroll

"So much of who we are is where we have been."

— William Langewiesche

"Travel far enough, you meet yourself."

— David Mitchell

"Wander often, wonder always."

— John Travers

"Oh the places you'll go."

— Dr. Seuss

"Life is short and the world is wide."

— Simon Raven

"Travel is never a matter of money but of courage."

— Paulo Coelho

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

— Gustav Flaubert

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

— Amelia Earhart

"Jobs fill your pockets; Adventures fill your soul."

— Jaime Lyn Beatty

"Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures."

— Lovelle Drachman

"Live your life by a compass not a clock."

— Stephen Covey

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

— John A. Shedd

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

— Lao Tzu

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

— Marty Rubin

"I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven't seen, how much I'm not going to see, and how much I still need to see."

— Carew Papritz

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."

— Confucius

"I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."

— Mary Anne Radmacher

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

— Aldous Huxley

"If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: it's lethal."

— Paulo Coelho

"See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security."

— Ray Bradbury

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself."

— Danny Kaye

"The journey itself is home."

— Matsuo Bashō

"The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends."

— Shirley MacLaine

"To travel is to live."

— Hans Christian Andersen

"Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone."

— Wendell Berry

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