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20 Inspirational Travel Quotes

I LOVE quotes! Before I travel, I look up inspirational travel quotes to get my travel juices going. I also write a few of my favourite ones down to refer to throughout a trip. There are way more inspirational travel quotes than the 20 here, but these are some of my most favourite, and I hope they inspire you.

1. "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine

2. "Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit." - Frank Borman

Frank Borman Quote

3. "Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience." - Francis Bacon

4. "To travel is to take a journey into yourself." - Danny Kaye

5. "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

6. "One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more." - Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quote

7. "The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure." - Christopher McCandless

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

9. “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

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

11. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain

Mark Twain travel quote

12. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux

13. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”Lao Tzu

14. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”Tim Cahill

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

J.R.R. Tolkien wander quote

16. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”Anatole France

17. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”Mark Jenkins

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

Jack Kerouac Quote

19. "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

20. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

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