Get Inspired: Top 20 Best Travel Quotes

Get Inspired: Top 20 Best Travel Quotes

If you are anything like me or someone who might read a travel blog (just a guess), you love quotes about travel.

Short quotes, funny quotes, deep, emotional, inspiring quotes- if they are about travel, I love them. When I’m in a funk, need some motivation, or just want to remember how great travel can be for the soul, I turn to some of my favorite travel quotes. So I thought I’d share the best travel quotes with you, in case you are in need of some reminding or inspiration too!

So here you go, my favorite travel quotes! 


  1. The farther I travel, the closer I am to myself.” – Andrew McCarthy
  2. “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on Earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”Harun Yahy
  3. “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown
  4. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”Mary Anne Radmacher
  5. “You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport.” – Pauline Frommer
  6. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” – Unknown
  7. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “The Journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” – Lao Tzu
  9. “A journey is best measured in friends, not miles.” – Tim Cahill
  10. “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policies and coercion are fruitless.We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” – John Steinbeck
  11. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” – Mohammed or Anonymous depending on the source
  12. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  13. “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”- Proverb
  14. “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. ” – John Mayer
  15. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
  16. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman
  17. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”- Susan Heller (and my mama)
  18. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”- Dr. Seuss
  19. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown
  20. “Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view.” – Unknown

Do you have a favorite? Add it in the comments below!



3 comments to “Get Inspired: Top 20 Best Travel Quotes”

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  1. VA - March 26, 2018 Reply

    I like # 13 – “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”- Proverb. I would add my own twist – better to see something once ‘in person’ than to ‘SEE’ it on TV.
    Yes, NatGeo has some fantastic TV footage, but there’s nothing like being ‘there’ in person.
    Love the blog! Congrats!

  2. Ai Igamoto - February 7, 2018 Reply

    “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” is my favorite! Very inspiring, great piece!

    • Cali - February 7, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Ai! We can all use a little inspiration sometimes! Glad you found one you liked most ?

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