33 Unique Travel Quotes

To Inspire Your Next Adventure

Travel quotes to inspire

33 Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Next Adventure

The word cliché comes to mind when we think about the traditional travel quote,  such as “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”  

This is one of the most worn out travel quotes around and sends a shiver up our spine every time we hear it!  

Or yet another we have figuratively heard at least a thousand times… “Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into”… you get my point.  

Although these travel quotes were once unique and inspirational, they have now lost their spark thanks to social media and have become plain old annoying.

So if you’re tired of these overused cliché travel quotes like “the journey of a thousand miles begins with” blah blah f@@king blah, then hopefully after reading this blog you’ll find some sense of refreshment and inspiration.


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33 Unique Travel Quotes

“The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you’re not a traveler. You’re a tourist!”

Guillermo del Toro

“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”

Eugene O’Neill

“We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.”

John Steinbecktravel quotes

“I’m interested in people who have lived, who are searching and questioning.”

Maria Bello

“My whole life I’ve been a seeker, searching for something.”

Mike White

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West

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“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” 

Anita Desai

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

Andre Gide

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” 

Lao Tzu

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

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” 

Mary Anne Radmacher

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” 

Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” 


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“So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry” 

Jack KerouacDesolation Angels

“The journey itself is my home.” 

Bashō Matsuo

“I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.” 

A. RedmerskiThe Edge of Never

“Most of the time, beauty lies in the simplest of things.” 

 Winna EfendiThe Journeys

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

Agnes Repplier

“I didn’t know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful.” 

Justina Chen

“Tourists went on holidays while travelers did something else. They traveled.” 

Alex GarlandThe Beach

“You don’t even know where I’m going.”
“I don’t care. I’d like to go anywhere.” 

John SteinbeckTravels with Charley: In Search of America

“Through travel, I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.” 

Eudora WeltyOne Writer’s Beginnings

“But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.” 

Gwyn Thomas

“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!” 

Penelope RileyTravel Absurdities

“It sounds so far away and different. I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here.” 

Edna FerberGigolo

“The journey not the arrival matters.” 

S. Eliot

“You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.” 

 Kirsten HubbardWanderlove


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“Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.” 

Nicolas BouvierThe Way of the World

“This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” 

Paolo Coehlo

“I may be going nowhere, but what a ride.” 

Shaun Hick

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” 

Bashō Matsuo

“What we find changes who we become.” 

Peter Morville

“What gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we all have.” 

Elizabeth Benedict


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