The 17 Most Inspiring and Thought-Provoking Travel Quotes

If you love to travel, these quotes will reinforce your wanderlust.  If you’re the type to skip travel because of the minor hassles involved with a trip, some of these inspiring quotes may help you escape that mindset and get on with experiencing the world.

Which of these quotes are your favorite?  Or do you have a favorite I didn’t include?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Robert Louis Stevenson: "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” Photo of butterfly in Iguazu Falls region, The Honeymoon Guy.
Robert Louis Stevenson: “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” Photo of butterfly near Iguazu Falls, Brazil, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Robert Louis Stevenson: "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move…” Photo of paragliders at Pilatus Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Robert Louis Stevenson: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move…” Photo of paragliders at Pilatus Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland, ©The Honeymoon Guy.

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Anatole France: “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” Photo of sunset at Kruger National Park, South Africa, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Anatole France: “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” Photo of sunset at Kruger National Park, South Africa, ©The Honeymoon Guy.

 

Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.” Photo of Palawan, Philippines, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.” Photo of Palawan, Philippines, ©The Honeymoon Guy.

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J.R.R. Tolkien: "Not all those who wander are lost." Photo of cheetah in Kruger National Park, South Africa, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
J.R.R. Tolkien: “Not all those who wander are lost.” Photo of cheetah in Kruger National Park, South Africa, ©The Honeymoon Guy.

 

Aldous Huxley: “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Photo of Mondsee, Austria, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Aldous Huxley: “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Photo of Mondsee, Austria, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Mary Anne Radmacher: "I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." Photo of full moon over Salzburg, Austria, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Mary Anne Radmacher: “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” Photo of full moon over Salzburg, Austria, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Robert Frost: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” Photo of Maui, HI, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Robert Frost: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” Photo of Maui, HI, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Rudyard Kipling: "The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." Photo of South African winelands, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Rudyard Kipling: “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” Photo of South African winelands, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
St. Augustine: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Photo of Sandia Peak, NM, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
St. Augustine: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Photo of Sandia Peak, NM, ©The Honeymoon Guy.

Henry : "Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." Photo of Pinnacle Rock, Bartoleme, Galapagos Islands, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Henry David Thoreau: “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” Photo of Pinnacle Rock, Bartoleme, Galapagos Islands, ©The Honeymoon Guy.





Susan Sontag: “I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.” Photo of sun rising over clouds at Haleakala Mountain, Maui, HI, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Susan Sontag: “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” Photo of sun rising over clouds at Haleakala Mountain, Maui, HI, ©The Honeymoon Guy.

Freya Stark: “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” Photo of Paris, France, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Freya Stark: “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” Photo of gargoyle atop Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, ©The Honeymoon Guy.


Benjamin Disraeli: “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” Photo of sea turtle at Black Rock, Maui, HI, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Benjamin Disraeli: “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” Photo of sea turtle at Black Rock, Maui, HI, ©The Honeymoon Guy.

Aldous Huxley: “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” Photo of Kruger National Park, South Africa, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Aldous Huxley: “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” Photo of Kruger National Park, South Africa, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Mark Twain: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." Photo of Cristo Redentor in Brazil, The Honeymoon Guy.
Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” Photo of Cristo Redentor in Brazil, ©The Honeymoon Guy.
Ernest Hemingway: “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Photo of Kruger National Park area, South Africa, by The Honeymoon Guy.
Ernest Hemingway: “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Photo of Kruger National Park area, South Africa, ©The Honeymoon Guy.

Which of these quotes are your favorite?  Or do you have a favorite I didn’t include?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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