Travel Quotes

Yes, yes, and yes! I love every one of these quotes.

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."

- Lao Tzu

"an opportunity to move to places that are more exciting than the places we are leaving we do, and so will you. It's a habit worth having."


"Can miles truly separate you from friends...If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"

- Richard Bach

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

- Mohammed

"He who would travel happily must travel light."

- Antoine de St. Exupery

"Hey, Pancho, get out of Dodge, the climate has changed."


"I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself."

- James Baldwin

"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."

- Benjamin Disraeli

"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey."

- Pat Conroy

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

- Henry Miller

"The rewards of the journey far outweigh the risk of leaving the harbor."

- unknown

"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see."

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

"Traveling is about changing your mind set....most of all, it means being Free."

- Alec Gordon

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by."

- Robert Frost

"Which shall is be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?"

- Sterling Hayden

"You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."

- Richard Bach

"You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself"

- Buddha

". . .the grand tour is just the inspired man's way of heading home."

- Paul Theroux

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."

- Lao Tzu

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. "

- Martin Buber

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."

- J. R. R. Tolken

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

"I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart. "

- Colette

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."

- Susan Sontag

"I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience -- and laughter."

- Susan M. Watkins

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

- Caskie Stinnett

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there."

- unknown

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home."

- James Michener

"It is almost axiomatic that the worst trains take you through magical places."

- Paul Theroux

"Let your memory be your travel bag."

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."

- Benjamin Disraeli

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

- Henry Miller

"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. "

- Jack Kerouac

"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey."

- Fitzhugh Mullan

"Stripped of your ordinary surroundings ... you are forced into direct experience."

- Michael Crichton

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes. "

- Marcel Proust

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

- Aldous Huxley

"Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going."

- Paul Theroux

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

- Miriam Beard

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. "

- Anatole France

"When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere."

- Rumi

"You cannot travel within and stand still without."

- James Lane Allen

"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."

- Boris Pasternak

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection."

- Lawrence Durrell

"Traveling longer thinking that where you live is the only place to live."

- Alec Gordon

"Traveling is...about meeting others who are traveling and then miraculously meeting again in the last place on earth you ever thought you'd see them."

- Alec Gordon

"Traveling is...learning to be comfortable where you are no matter where you are."

- Alec Gordon

"Traveling is...about being forced to change the way you speak & the way you think, adapting to any situation."

- Alec Gordon

"Traveling is...learning that there's a different way to do things."

- Alec Gordon

"One should strive to achieve; not sit in bitter regret."

- VNV Nation

"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."

- Vincent Van Gogh

"Without uncertainty and the unknown, life is just a stale repetition of outworn memories."

- Deepak Chopra

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."

- Anonymous

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

- Andre Gide

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Saint Augustine

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

- John A. Shedd

"The most important things in life aren’t things."

- Linda Godeau

"Nothing unexpected or wonderful is likely to happen if you have an itinerary in Paris filled with the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower."

- Anthony Bourdain

"... you’re never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one."

- Anthony Bourdain

"In the end, you’re just happy you were there — with your eyes open — and lived to see it."

- Anthony Bourdain

"Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown."

- Anthony Bourdain

"The journey is part of the experience — an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca."

- Anthony Bourdain

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Avoiding unhappiness ... is not the road to happiness."

- Hector and The Search For Happiness