Travelling is not just a hobby, it's a way of life, a transformative journey, and a lifelong love affair with the world. From the thrill of setting foot in a new city to the serenity of exploring remote places, there is always adventure and a lesson await.

Some might say that travel will change your perspective about the world and your way of living, but for me, travel changed my life. If I hadn't ventured beyond my comfort zone and travelled abroad, I wouldn't have met Bruno, my husband.

Phi Phi Island in Thailand

As someone who started travelling at a very young age, I can assure you that the craving for exploring unknown places and adventure never fades, it only gets stronger. We all say our passion is travelling, but the truth is that we've all been bitten by the travel bug, and the only cure is to keep booking our next trip.

That is why I've compiled this list of the best travel quotes for fellow wanderers to inspire your next adventure. And for some added fun, there are some funny quotes about travelling.

Best Quotes About Travel  

  1. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home” -  Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

  2. “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, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

  3. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” - Lao Tzu

  1. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” -  Marcel Proust

  2. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.” -  Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

  3. “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” - G.K. Chesterton

  4. “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.” - Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad

  5. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson's Essays

  6. “I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

  8. “I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” -  Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

  9. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” -  Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters

  10. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” - James A. Michener

Learning to cook traditional food in Crete in Greece
Learning local dish in Greece
  1. “Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.” - Paul Theroux

  2. “No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.” - Patrick Rothfuss

  3. “Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.” - Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

  4. “Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down” - Ryu Murakami, Coin Locker Babies

  5. “Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler” -  Ira Levin, Rosemary's Baby

  6. “The journey is part of the experience - an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca.” - Anthony Bourdain, A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

Travelling on a ferry in British Columbia, Canada
Travelling on a ferry in British Columbia
  1. “Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you - or unmaking you.” - Nicolas Bouvier, The Way of the World

  2. “It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” - William Hazlitt

  3. “But you can travel on for ten thousand miles, and still stay where you are.” - Harry Chapin

  4. “I don't know what I shall do. I just want to go away and look at people and think.” - Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio

Inspiring Quotes about Travelling

  1. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine

  2. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

  3. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” -  Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

  4. “I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.” - Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

A girl standing on a Island in BC, Canada
  1. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” - Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974

  2. “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” - Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

  3. “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

  4. “because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars...” - Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  5. “Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.” - Ma Jian, Red Dust: A Path Through China

  6. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life” - Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  7. “Travelling shouldn't be just a tour, it should be a tale.” -  Amit Kalantri

  8. “There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.” - Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: In Search for The Great Perhaps

  9. “When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier. That does not mean it IS brighter and lovelier; it just means that sweet, kindly home suffers in comparison to tarted-up foreign places with all their jewels on.” -  Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Ring Road in Iceland
A girl walking on an empty road in Iceland
  1. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” - Wendell Berry, A Place on Earth

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

  3. “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. ” - Agnes Repplier

  4. “I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.” - Thomas Jefferson, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Vol 11, January 1787 to August 1787

  5. “The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it's easy to fall off.” -  Anderson Cooper

  6. “You have to try different things, meet different people, and travel to new places in order to grow.” - Kunal Kapoor

  7. “A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.” - Lin Yutang

  8. “The man who seeks to educate himself must first read and then travel in order to correct what he has learned.” - Casanova

Lake Orta, one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy
Lake Orta in Italy
  1. “Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else - above all, a travel bureau - arrange everything before-hand?” - Richard Aldington, DEATH OF HERO

  2. “People who don't travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what's in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” - Martin Yan

  3. “Focus on your destination but enjoy every sacred moments of the journey” -  Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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  1. “Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  2. “I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” - Albert Einstein

  3. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” - Anita Desai

  4. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” - Rumi Jalalud-Din

  5. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” - David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Venice in Italy
Venice in Italy
  1. “I read; I travel; I become” - Derek Walcott

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

  3. “One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” - Henry Miller

  4. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” - Buddha

  5. “To travel is to live” - Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

  6. “Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” -  Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  7. “Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.” - Erol Ozan

  8. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” - Confucius

  9. “Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.” - Mason Cooley

  10. “You get educated by traveling.” - Solange Knowles

  11. “The journey itself is my home.” - Matsuo Basho

  12. “Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Maxims and Reflections

  13. “So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don't be sorry” -  Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angels

Qobustan in Azerbaijan
Qobustan in Azerbaijan
  1. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” - Paul Theroux

  2. “A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind.” - Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

  3. “But the beauty is in the walking -- we are betrayed by destinations.” - Gwyn Thomas

  4. “Everything will be alright in the end so if it is not alright it is not the end.” - Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  5. “Every hundred feet the world changes” - Roberto Bolaño, 2666

  6. “I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.” -  Charles Bukowski

  7. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” - Martin Buber

  8. “The best traveler is one without a camera.” -  Kamand Kojouri

  9. “I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.” -  J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never

  10. “He travels the fastest who travels alone.” - Rudyard Kipling

  11. “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” - Lawrence Durrell

Kurdistan in Iraq
Kurdistan in Iraq
  1. “Ships are my arrows, the sea my bow, the world my target.” - Robert Thier, Storm and Silence

  2. “I didn't know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful.” -  Justina Chen Headley

  3. “The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.” - Werner Herzog

  4. “Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” -  Lovelle Drachman

  5. “Everywhere you travel to, be fully there.” -  Lailah Gifty Akita

  6. “Adventure begins with a thought, decision and action.” - Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

  7. “Some journeys can only be traveled alone.” - Ken Poirot

Funny Travel Quotes 

  1. “There are two kinds of travel: first class and with children.” - Robert Benchley, Pluck and Luck

  2. “Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled” - Alex Garland, The Beach

  3. “Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?” - Erma Bombeck

  4. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” - Rudyard Kipling

Mijas, a beautiful village in Spain
Mijas in Spain
  1. “I wish travel therapy was covered by my health insurance.” - Unknown

  2. “You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.” -  Erol Ozan

  3. “Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.” - Henny Youngman

  4. “I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.” - Michael Palin

  5. “Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.” - Al Gore

  6. “Two great talkers will not travel far together.” - George Borrow

  7. “What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?” - George Carlin

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

  9. “Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.” - Al Boliska

  10. “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

Diving in Belize
Underwater world in Belize
  1. “You can't control the past, but you can control where you go next.” - Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

  2. “I love to travel but hate traffic and planes. I wish I could just beam myself anywhere instantly.” - Jordan Ladd

  3. “When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.” - Helen Hayes

  4. “The Wanderlust has got me... by the belly-aching fire” - Robert W. Service, Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

  5. “This wasn't a strange place; it was a new one.” - Paolo Coehlo

  6. “I crossed a time zone and I feel younger already. If I keep traveling west, I can become immortal.” - Jarod Kintz

  7. “The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.” - Russell Baker

  8. “Don’t worry about the world ending today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” - Charles M. Schulz

  9. “Travel has a way of making the world a much smaller place.” - Janna Graber, Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World

Harry Rocks in Dorset, England
Harry Rocks in Dorset
  1. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven't seen, how much I'm not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” - Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

  2. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable” - Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

  3. “I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down airport concourses carrying bags” - Guy Clark

  4. “Backpacking is the art of knowing what not to take.” - Sheridan Anderson