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25 Inspirational travel quotes that’ll trigger your next adventure!

25 Inspirational Travel Quotes to trigger your next adventure

As any passionate traveller will tell you, travel quotes can be a great source of inspiration or be a right Debbie Downer. If you’ve ever come across an ‘inspirational’ travel quote that made you feel like crap because you had a job and didn’t live out of a backpack, you’ll know exactly what I mean! But don’t worry, you don’t have to read about giving up your job or living out of a backpack to feel truly inspired to travel. Here are my all-time favourite inspirational travel quotes that’ll trigger your next adventure, enjoy!

1. “I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it.” ― Alexander Sattler

I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of hit_travel_quote

2. “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” ― Bill Bryson, Author of ‘Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe’ (and loads of other awesome travel books!)

3. “Travelling. It’s about opening the mind and challenging the soul.” ― Unknown

Travelling It's about opening the mind and challenging the soul_travel_quote

4. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” ― Mark Twain, Writer of ‘Innocents Abroad’

5. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ― Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India 1947- 1964

We live in a wonderful world_travel_quote

6. “Uncertain as I was as I pushed forward, I felt right in my pushing, as if the effort itself meant something. That perhaps being amidst the undesecrated beauty of the wilderness meant I too could be undesecrated, regardless of the regrettable things I’d done to others or myself or the regrettable things that had been done to me. Of all the things I’d been skeptical about, I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.” ― Cheryl Strayed, Author of ‘Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail’

7. “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” ― Agnes Repplier, Writer

The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life_travel_quote

8. “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, Essayist, Novelist and Travel Writer

9. “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” ― Asian Proverb 

Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times_travel_quote

10. “Traveling carries with it the curse of being at home everywhere and yet nowhere, for wherever one is some part of oneself remains on another continent.” ― Margot Fonteyn, Greatest classical Ballerina of all-time

11. “Travel brings power and love back to your life.” ― Rumi, 13th Century Poet 

Travel brings power and love back to your life_travel_quote

12. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw, Psychiatrist, Activist and Author

13. “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” ― Gaby Basora

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14.  “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” – Mohammed, Prophet in the Islamic religion

15. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher, Author of ‘Lean forward into your life’

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world_travel_quote

16. “Travel is at its most rewarding when it ceases to be about your reaching a destination and becomes indistinguishable from living your life.” – Paul Theroux, Author of ‘Ghost Train to the Eastern Star’

17. “New York is always a good idea” – Unknown

New York is always a god idea_travel_quote

18. “Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy, New York Times bestselling Author

19. “If we were meant to stay in one place we would have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin

If we were meant to stay in one place we would have roots_travel_quote

20. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of U.S president Franklin D. Roosevelt and Former American spokesman in the U.N

21. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin, Comedian, Actor and Travel Presenter

Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life_travel_quotes

22. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” – Ray Bradbury, Fiction Author

23. “I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non percent of.” – Louis C.K., Comedian, Actor, Writer and Producer

I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non percent of_travel_quote

24. “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” – Kate Douglas Wiggin, Educator and Author

But my all-time favourite ‘go to’ travel quote (and general life mantra) is this…

25. “Life is an adventure…dare it!” – Mother Teresa, International Missionary

Life is an adventure dare it_travel_quote

Do you have any favourite inspirational travel quotes? Share them below and maybe I could include them in a part two? :)

Mel x

About the author

Hi! I'm Mel a full-time Marketeer and part-time adventurer. I’m a British travel blogger who loves nothing more than immersing myself in different cultures and exploring new places. My goal is to inspire all of you office dwellers to follow your travel dreams whilst still working your 9-5.