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25 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You to See the World

Jul 10, 2020 | Travel Tips | 0 comments

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As a travel-loving millennial, it doesn’t take much to convince me to see the world. But, I saw one of the travel quotes by Maya Angelou the other day on Instagram and it’s stayed at the forefront of my mind ever since.

After studying abroad twice in college, I did everything I could to make a location independent income so I could spend my life chasing my passions: travel, new experiences, strangers-turned-friends, and memories so potent they cannot truly be felt in a photo.

Since Ms. Angelou’s words affected me so much, I wanted to share 25 beautiful, inspirational travel quotes with you. I know we can’t exactly pick up our lives and jet around the world right now, but at least we can remember what made it so wonderful that we could in the first place.

Besides, we need something to hold us over until there’s a safe and effective vaccine! Read away, friends. I hope these make your heart beat faster and get you in a positive state of mind. I know they made me feel the same way. 💓

1.

waterfall photo with quote "Not all who wander are lost."

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

2.

Palm tree and beach with quote "Two roads diverged, and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference."

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost

3.

Parc Guell in Barcelona with quote "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

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

4.

New York City with quote "Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”
― Jack Kerouac

5.

Los Angeles with quote "Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

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

6.

Golden Gate Bridge with quote "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."

“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

7.

City in Ukraine with quote "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."

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

8.

Tulip field in the Netherlands with quote "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

9.

Grand Place in Brussels with quote “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

10.

Eiffel Tower with quote "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."

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

11.

Westminster Abbey in London with quote "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

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

12.

Cliffs of Moher in Ireland with quote "Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small, and in return, life -- and travel -- leaves marks on you."

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”
― Anthony Bourdain

13.

Scottish highlands with quote "Travel brings power and love back into your life."

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

14.

Austrian countryside with quote "I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere."

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
― Isabelle Eberhardt

15.

Quaint buildings in a German town with quote "Travel far enough, you meet yourself."

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
― David Mitchell

16.

Colorful buildings on the Amalfi Coast in Italy with quote "We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

17.

Mt Fuji in Japan with quote "We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place...and there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there."

“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

18.

Temple on Angkor Archeological Complex in Cambodia with quote "To travel is to live."

“To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

19.

Rice terraces in Vietnam with quote "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

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

20.

Beach with a rock mountain and a boat in Thailand with quote "Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to..."

“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

21.

colorful houses in Haiti with quote "I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there."

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

22.

Beach and palm trees in the Dominican Republic with quote "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."

“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

23.

Light blue Volkswagen retro van parked on a grassy cliff with quote "Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world."

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

24.

Colorful buildings in the French countryside with quote "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
― Henry Miller

25.

White houses and fuschia flowers in the Spanish countryside with quote "I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."

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

. . .

Once I read Maya Angelou’s quote, which is #10 on this list, I knew I had to search for other travel quotes that would also inspire me despite how badly the travel industry is doing right now. We have a long road of recovery ahead of us, but I also am glad for tourist sites that got the breather they very well needed.

I think these travel quotes also made me feel even more connected to my adventures because of how much I’ve healed from past traumas thanks to them. With every destination, I get closer to the person I was always meant to be. I wish the same for you. ✨

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You can pin any of the quote photos above, and I’ve included the first quote below. For more travel inspo, be sure to check out my Travel Inspiration board on Pinterest!

waterfall photo with quote "Not all who wander are lost."

Hi, I’m Sarah

Welcome to my oasis! I am a writer and budding entrepreneur with a love for caffeine, capital gains, and seeing the world. If I’m not writing, you can find me reading a good book, trying out a new vegan recipe, or adding to my coffee mug collection. My goal in life? To see every country in the world. Come along for the ride!

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