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50 most inspiring travel quotes of all time

It’s time to take your wanderlust to new levels with our list of the most inspiring travel quotes of all time. From iconic poets and authors to philosophers and national proverbs, we’ve compiled only the wisest, most inspiring quotes that are pretty much guaranteed to get you planning your next trip as soon as you’ve finished reading…

1. “To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.” – Frantz Fanon

2. “Nothing develops intelligence like travel.” – Emile Zola

3. “One must travel to learn.” – Mark Twain

4. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream.” – Ray Bradbury

5. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten

6. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

7. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

8. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

9. “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.” – Bill Bryson

10. “Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.” – Amin Maalouf

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

12. “To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo

13. “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

14. “Oh, the places you’ll go!” – Dr Seuss

15. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

16. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

17. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourists sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

18. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

19. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

20. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

21. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

22. “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do.” – Gayle Forman

23. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

24. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

25. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read a page.” – St. Augustine

26. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

27. “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

28. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – JRR Tolkien

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

30. “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide

31. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

32. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

33. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

34. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

35. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

36. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you’d be better staying at home.” – James Michener

37. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

38. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll

39. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

40. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

41. “Only one who wanders finds new paths.” – Norwegian proverb

42. “Through we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. “The further I go, the closer to me I get.” – Andrew McCarthy

44. “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

45. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” Jack Kerouac

46. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.” – Penelope Riley

47. “Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more.” – Arab Proverb

48. “If you think adventure is dangerous try routine. It is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

49. “Travel teaches tolerance” – Benjamin Disraeli

50. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

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