10 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Explore The World

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There's nothing like a good travel quote to inspire you to pack your bags and take off on an adventure!

I am a sucker for quotes of any kind, and you can usually find me with a pen in hand when I'm reading ready to underline a favourite quote or jot it down to reference later. It's amazing the power that one or two sentences can hold when you need a little inspiration. 

These are 10 of my faves — by authors, writers, and fellow explorers. 

Do you have a favourite quote? Share it with me in the comment section below! 

View of the Tuscan countryside from Cortona, Italy

"I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little."
—Alexander Sattler

Sunset from the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand 

"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you've traveled."

Rooftops in Rome, Italy

"Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures."
—Lovelle Drachman

Halong Bay, Vietnam at dusk

"So much of who we are is where we have been."
—William Langewiesche

Pink sunset and palm trees on Oahu, Hawaii

"Travel is never a matter of money but of courage."
—Paulo Coelho

View of the Atlantic Ocean from Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, Canada

"The earth has music for those who listen."

The red beach on Santorini, Greece

"Do more things that make you forget to check your phone."

Tiled rooftops in Budapest, Hungary 

"I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine." 
—Caskie Stinnett

New York City from the top of 30 Rock

"I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable." 
—Carew Papritz

The top of Mt Etna, the active volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy

Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Next Adventure

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Creativity is not a competition.
—Autumn Sky Hall

The cost of not following your dream, your heart, or your gut, is spending the rest of your life wishing that you had.

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.
—Hans Christian Anderson

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.
—Seth Godin

Above all, try something.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt

Good things come to those who book flights.
— Unknown

the earth has music for those who listen

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are
—Edith Wharton

“If you look like your passport photo, you probably need the trip.”

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, “Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe”

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”

Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.
—Asian Proverb

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.
—Rachel Wolchin

“My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

"Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin."
—Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The Bhagavad Gita—that ancient Indian Yogic text—says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
—Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat, Prey, Love

“It’s bad manners to keep an adventure waiting.”

After all, one travels in order for things to happen and change; otherwise you might as well stay at home.
—Nicolas Bouvier

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
—Mary Anne Radmacher