18 Inspirational Quotes About Travel That Will Make You Book A Flight ASAP

Ready for your next adventure?
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When you feel like you’re stuck in life, want a change of scenery, feel like something’s terribly lacking, or just need a damn break, the impulse to seek new places and experiences becomes stronger.

Travel is truly one of the most memorable things you can ever get out of life, and the last thing you want to do is to live with perpetual FOMO. Give yourself a break and know that while you may never stay in one place too long, the experience, friends, and memories you can get out of traveling will never leave you. Here are some travel quotes that might just convince you to answer your call to adventure.

  1. “See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” Ray Bradbury [via]
  2. “The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence, there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” Christopher McCandless [via]
  3. “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 [for] all one's lifetime.” Mark Twain [via]
  4. “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 [via]
  5. “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 [via]
  6. “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” Roman Payne [via]
  7. “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 [via]
  8. “But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. 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, [and] you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” Bill Bryson [via]
  9. “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 [via]
     

  10. “There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering [into] empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.” Charlotte Eriksson [via]
  11. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” Pico Iyer [via]
  12. “Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love or dislike, friendship or enmity. Where one city will [raise] a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved, and where we are rejected.” Roman Payne [via]
  13. “Through travel, I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.” Eudora Welty [via]
  14. “The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown...” Paul Theroux [via]
  15. “A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out nor ends when we have reached our doorstep once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable.” Ryszard Kapuscinski [via]
  16. “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 [via]
  17. “It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course, it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.” Danzy Senna [via]
  18. “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 [via]

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