20 Travel Quotes to Motivate Your Next Adventure

Here’s a few travel quotes for you:

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. -St. Augustine

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. -Lao Tzu

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. -Lin Yutang

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

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. -James Michener

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. -Aldous Huxley

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. -Hilaire Belloc

Like all great travellers, 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

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. –Freya Stark

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

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. –Martin Buber

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. –Tim Cahill

Not all those who wander are lost. –J.R.R. Tolkien

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. –Seneca

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed. -Howard Nemerov

Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo. -Al Gore

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How do you feel about travel? Are you able to get away from it all once or twice a year and go somewhere really far from home? Or are you a day-tripper?

I’m a bit of both. We try to drive somewhere like Boston or New York or Rhode Island at least once a year. And maybe every 2-3 years we might go on a cruise or something. But we also go on several small overnight trips that are 1-4 hours’ drive from home.

The way I see it, if you can’t afford to fly all over the world all the time, at least see what’s in your own backyard! If you do some research, you’ll find so many travel opportunities right inside your own state/province/country.

Have YOU seen everything there is to see in your area? Think about the museums, lakes, bridges, lookout towers/points, mountains, valleys, beaches, small towns, and 100 other tourist attractions you are missing out on.

It’s shocking how many beautiful spots there are everywhere. If you can’t afford massive vacations, or have the time to be one of those lucky travel bloggers getting paid to post their pics all over Instagram, then at least check out the secrets that hiding in plain sight within 4 hours of your home.


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    • Lee
    • September 21, 2010

    Hello Shawn,

    Love the quotes, my favourite are:

    No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. -Lin Yutang

    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

    To be blessed with the gift of sight then you travel every day, just open your eyes to the wonderful things that nature has provided for you in the most amazing scenery, whether it be day or night. All you need to do is open your heart and let your soul be touched by the beauty that exist every night in the sky. I can still sit in awe of the night sky and the ocean as it glistens under the stars, the sound of the waves tumbling in, and the soft breeze. I am a night person, less noise. The day can be beautiful too; I think people have forgotten how to go on picnics.

    Take care, wishing you a wonderful day.

      • shawn
      • September 21, 2010

      I know exactly what you mean, Lee. I drive around for my job, and I see some incredible places; I try to get off the beaten path and explore scenic roads…and I even stop and take a picture sometimes. I can burst out in tears at some views. But the night…yes, that’s when I’ve had so many answers to prayers and personal revelations…I really wish I had a balcony outside my bedroom where I could just sit at night for an hour! Amazingly, many people go through life without knowing the moods, feelings, and emotions that go along with such things….

    • Habibabdullah.
    • August 15, 2019

    Super Quotes.

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