101 Ultimate Travel Quotes That Would Fuel Your Wanderlust
There are days when you'd wake up to see the snow clad peaks just outside the window, listen to the birds chirping, and walk out to see a flowing stream. You'd be accompanied by strangers for breakfast who'll have amazing stories to share with you, and you too, will have something interesting to say! Once you wrap up your meal, you all will head out in the forest trails to collect firewoods, while some might go to the nearby local school to spend some time with the kids. Some may stay back and cook lunch for all, and a few might go for fishing! In the evening, you’ll all gather by the fire, singing songs in your own language - and dancing to the tunes! You’d savor the tastes of world class cuisine, and sleep under the starlit sky, getting drunk on the eerie vibes of the place!
Sounds incredible, doesn't it?
Away from the chaos and cacophony of the normal life, we all have our fair share of dreams - we all want a blissful life, with adventures and experiences that can make a mark on our journey! If you are one such wanderlustful person, wanting to break free and travel endlessly, then 'Welcome to the Club, Mate'!
Here are 101 fascinating travel quotes by explorers, travelers, poets, philosophers, scientists and learned men, who all agreed to the fact that traveling makes us richer and helps us to grow in ways that are unimaginable!
1# “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta.
2# “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times." - Asian Proverb.
3# “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” - Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker.
4# “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen.
5# 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.
6# “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide.
7# “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” - Roy M. Goodman.
8# “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller.
9# “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.
10# “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain.
11# “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens.
12# “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen.
13# “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” - Dalai Lama.
14# “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty.
15# “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman.
16# “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”- Buddha.
17# “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes.
18# “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton.
19# "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee.
20# “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” - Gustav Flaubert.
21# “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar.
22# “He who would travel happily must travel light.” -Antoine de St. Exupery.
23# “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca.
24# No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang.
25# “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” -Jack Kerouac.
26# “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain.
27# “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle.
28# “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” - Martin Buber.
29# “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - Augustine of Hippo.
30# “Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien.
31# “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert.
32# “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block.
33# Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
34# “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” - Irving Wallace.
35# “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”- Anaïs Nin.
36# “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” - Lao Tzu.
37# “If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.” – Paulo Coelho.
38# We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru.
39# “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.
40# “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” -Tim Cahill.
41# “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” - Benjamin Disraeli.
42# “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” - Suzanne Collins.
43# “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” - Aldous Huxley.
44# Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey.
45# “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop.
46# “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it's not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd.
47# “Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” - Alan Keightley.
48# “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” - John Green.
49# “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” - Confucius.
50# “Travel far enough, you meet yourself” - David Mitchell.
51# “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” - Henry Rollins.
52# “You don’t have to be rich to travel well. ” – Eugene Fodor.
53# “Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.
54# “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. 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.
55# “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho.
56# "Travel, at its best, transforms us in ways that aren’t always apparent until we’re back home. Sometimes we do leave our baggage behind, or, even better, it’s misrouted to Cleveland and is never heard from again.” - Eric Weiner.
57# “Two roads diverged in a wood and me – I took the one less traveled by.” - Robert Frost.
58# “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac.
59# “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrate it for everything that it is.” - Mandy Hale.
60# “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” - Paul Theroux.
61# “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher.
62# “At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.” – Arthur Frommer.
63# “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark.
64# I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” - Robert Louis Stevenson.
65# “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai.
66# “Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.” – Karen Gibbs.
67# “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” - Oscar Wilde.
68# “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” - Izaak Walton.
69# “I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.” – Nyssa P. Chopra.
70# “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag.
71# “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou.
72# “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world” – Mark Jenkins.
73# “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu.
74# “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to” – Alain de Botton.
75# “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury.
76# “A person susceptible to 'Wanderlust' is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” – Pico Iyer.
77# "Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind” – Marty Rubin.
78# “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.
79# “We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment” – Hilaire Belloc.
80# “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.” – Gayle Forman.
81# “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things” – Henry Miller.
82# “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” – Mohammed.
83# "Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” – William Blake.
84# “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula K. Le Guin.
85# A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck.
86# “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” – Pascal Mercier.
87# “The journey itself is my home.” – Bashō Matsuo.
88# “I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” – Paulo Coelho.
89# "The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” – Agnes Repplier.
90# “Travel empties out everything you’ve into the box called your life, all the things you accumulate to tell you who you are” – Claire Fontaine.
91# “Travellers understand, instinctively and by experience, that travel and adventure change and elongate time, even while navigating the deadlines of airline and train departures.” – Paul Sheehan.
92# “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.
93# “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett.
94# “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust.
95# “The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.” – Anderson Cooper.
96# “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless.
97# “Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” – Neil Gaiman.
98# “Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” – Ryū Murakami.
99# “There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.” –Charlotte Eriksson.
100# “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin.
101# “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” – Judith Thurman.
Like a friend has mentioned, "Traveling is a decision before a destination," I believe that all it takes is just that one second of igniting the courage to step out, and once we do so, there's no looking back! No matter whether it's the first ever solo trip, or a gap year abroad, or maybe a volunteering trip or just another journey of exploration - head out, and it's gonna be amazing!
So all you wonderful people stuck in life there - set yourself free, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return!