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25 Travel Quotes to Inspire your Next Adventure

It usually only takes us a few days to wind down from our last trip before we’re figuring out how to make the next one happen!

While we’ve done a lot of traveling in the past several years, there are still so many more places we want to see. We hope you’re as inspired by these quotes as we have been!

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“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”

― Pablo Picasso

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

―Gustave Flaubert


“Traveling is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

― Miriam Beard


“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”

— Mark Twain

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“Let the world change you and you can change the world”

― Ernesto Guevara

“A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”

― Pico Iyer

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

— Aldous Huxley

“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.”

— Anthony Bourdain

“He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.”

— Dutch Proverb

“Every hundred feet the world changes.”

― Roberto Bolaño

“…Home lies in the things you carry with you everywhere and not the ones that tie you down.”

― Pico Iyer 

“I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.”

— Anthony Bourdain 

“I finally felt myself lifted definitively away on the winds of adventure toward worlds I envisaged would be stranger than they were, into situations I imagined would be much more normal than they turned out to be.”

― Ernesto Guevara 

“You may delay, but time will not.”

—Benjamin Franklin

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.”

— Shirley MacLaine

“Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”

– Alan Keightley

“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.”

― Maya Angelou

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

― Bill Bryson

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!'”

― Hunter S. Thompson

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“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”

— Freya Stark

“People you meet create the paradise you find.”

— Robin Esrock

“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

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

— Susan Sontag

“Travel sparks your imagination, feeds your curiosity and reminds us how much we all have in common.”

―Deborah Lloyd

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

―Dalai Lama