30 Travel Quotes to Fuel Your Wanderlust


In a month, I’m turning 30! To celebrate three decades of delight, heartbreaks, and most importantly, adventure, my goal is to churn out as many Top 30 articles as I can to share the bits and pieces I’ve learned and realized for the almost-thirty years I’ve been blessed with. This is the first article of the series; if you have ideas for brilliant and funny topics I should write about, feel free to let me know through the comments. I’m really excited to kick things off — I hope you enjoy reading these!

Love, Ish


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. - T.S. Eliot
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
— T.S. Eliot

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


The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.
–- Amelia E. Barr


You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.
–- Anita Septimus


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


You must keep in mind, however, that the whole point of long-term travel is having more time to move deliberately through the world. Vagabonding is not merely realloting a portion of your life for travel but rediscovering the entire concept of time.
— Rolf Potts


The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.
–- Anna Quindlen


And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.
— Pico Iyer, Why we Travel


The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask. - Rich Ridgeway
The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.
— Rich Ridgeway

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, A Hat Full of Sky


The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
— Michael Althsuler


It’s better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times.
— Proverb


An adventurous life  does NOT necessarily  mean climbing mountains,  swimming with sharks,  or jumping off cliffs.   It means  risking yourself  by leaving  a little piece of you behind  in all those you meet  along the way.  -- Shawna Grapentin
An adventurous life does NOT necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks, or jumping off cliffs. It means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way.
— Shawna Grapentin

He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.
-– Dutch Proverb


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


Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was.
— Nick Miller


People don’t take trips . . . trips take people. -– John Steinbeck
People don’t take trips . . . trips take people.
-– John Steinbeck

Traveler, there is no path
paths are made by walking.
— Antonio Machado, Cantores


Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.
-– Cesare Pavese


There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
— Sir Rannulph Fiennes


Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end. -- Pico Iyer
Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end. — Pico Iyer

Work is how you settle your financial and emotional debts — so that your travels are not an escape from your real life, but a discovery of your real life.
— Rolf Potts


All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
-– Martin Buber


A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
— Lao Tzu


We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. –- Anonymous
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
–- Anonymous

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
-– Marcel Proust


Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
— Vincent Van Gogh


To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
— Bill Bryson


Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow! What a Ride!' —- Hunter S. Thompson
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’
—- Hunter S. Thompson
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