This article has a long list of quotes about traveling. Read on, pack and go!
The other day I was surfing the web and discovered some really inspiring quotes about traveling. I felt curious and started to look around for more. Let me tell you that what I found was really interesting.
Some quotes express exactly what I have felt for years. Others express the idea of travel in a completely new level. Moreover, some have a metaphorical context. They can be applied to travel or to life in general.
I thought it was nice to share with you guys my findings. I am sure you are going to end as delighted as me. So, if you don’t have travel plans for the near future (I already have plans for a bargain vacation next month, wink, wink), get pumped up and start to plan!!
Enjoy, my dear friends!!
Quotes about Traveling
1. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.
2. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
3. I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson
4. 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.
5. A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
6. Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
7. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
8. Travel penetrates your consciousness, but not in a rational way.
9. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
10. Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
11. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
12. What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways
13. A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
14. To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
Charles Horton Cooley
15. Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.
16. Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.
17. I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.
18. Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.
19. He who would travel happily must travel light.
Antoine de St. Exupery
20. I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
21. Once you have traveled, 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.
22. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
23. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.
24. 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.
25. Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.
26. A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
Moslih Eddin Saadi
27. I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.
28. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.
29. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
30. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
31. The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
32. A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
33. We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.
John Hope Franklin
34. Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
35. I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.
Rosalia de Castro
36. We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.
37. I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.
38. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
39. A wise traveler never despises his own country.
40. Adventure is a path. Real adventure- self-determined, self-motivated, often risky- forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind-and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.
41. Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
42. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
43. The longest journey a man must take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart
44. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
Robert Louis Stevenson
45. Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.
46. Travel has made me more aware of me. I learn more about myself while on the road than anywhere else. It’s given me the I can make it happen attitude
47. A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
48. 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.
48. I can’t get enough of wandering. Or the earth. Some of us carry an inherent need to explore. Textures. Fragrances. Sounds. Air. Shadows. Movement. Patterns. Light.
49. Travel brings power and love back to your life.
50. Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends. The mind never breaks off from the journey.
51. I just want to go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow.
52. 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.
53. When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier.
Catherynne M. Valente
54. It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough – to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.
54. Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.
55. You can recreate yourself as many times as there are cities in the world. I think is for that reason we all love to travel.
56. Traveler, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.
57. People don’t take trips, trips take people.
58. I would gladly live out of a suitcase if it meant I could see the world.
59. If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet he said.
60. The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
61. Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.
Jamie Lyn Beatty
62. Traveling is the great true love of my life. I am loyal and constant in my love of travel. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about he impossible, colicky, restless newborn baby – I just don’t care what it put me trough. Because its mine. Because it looks exactly like me.
63. You know that voice in your head telling you to travel? Listen to it. Because 10 years from now you’ll wish you had.
64. Travel is more than having a destination in mind; it’s discovering a place in your heart you’ve never been before.
65. I travel because I need to, because my wild, adventurous spirit can’t live according to “the norm.” I travel to regroup, to reinvent myself, to be the best me I can be, to find joy in the ordinary and peace in exploring. I travel to be.
66. And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it is a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed to familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.
67. You get a strange feeling when you leave a place like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again.
68. My confession is I fall in love with so many places. I’m always half broken-hearted by goodbyes. And I do not believe in non-attachment. There’s no passion inside of that. I believe in burning and longing. And I believe we leave tiny pieces of ourselves in every place we’ve loved.
69. You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
70. If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be a priority.
71. Travelers are dreamers who make their desires for adventure a reality.
72. Traveling is about finding those things you never knew you were looking for.
73. Please understand. I have been wanting to leave ever since I figured out there are roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.
There you have it! Tons of encouraging quotes about traveling to get you ready for your next trip.
I hope the verses have helped to cement your love for travel, exploration, and adventure.
What is your favorite quote about traveling? Let me know in the comments section below.
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