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Travel quotes

Updated on August 8th, 2020

When I’m at home in Australia and dreaming of my next adventures, there’s nothing that gets me more excited than some good ol‘ travel quotes. Whether I’m hanging them up at work to get me through the long days or adding inspirational lines to my Insta feed you will always find me bookmarking my favourites.

If you are you looking to fuel your own wanderlust then read on for my favourite quotes that inspire travel, show you are at home anywhere in the world, words to fuel a couples trip, adventurous spirits and comforts that you will never come home the same person.

Awe Inspiring Travel Quotes

1. “Live for the moments that you can’t put into words.” – Clo Mailen

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

3. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

4. “I travel to be replenished with beauty, for travel makes the beauty of this world seem like a Christmas that never ends.” – Carew Papritz

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5. “Climb the mountain, not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” – David McCullough Jr.

6. “May you never be too busy to stop and breathe under a palm tree.” – Unknown

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

8. “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb

9. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

10. “Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you but I have to go. This is my station'” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

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Quotes that show I’m at home in the world

1. “Home is where the heart is, and my heart is wherever I am at the moment.” – Lily Leung

2. “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

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

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

5. “But I am a born pilgrim. Even when I am feeling really lazy or I’m missing home, I need take only one step to be carried away by the excitement of the journey… I realize that I will never reach my goal by staying in the same place all the time. I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads. ” – Paulo Coelho

6. “All you have to do is pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.” – Paulo Coelho

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7. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

8. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlyle

9. “You must go on adventure to find where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

10. “If we were meant to stay in one place we would have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin

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Quotes to get you excited to travel as a couple

1. “As soon as I saw you, I knew you would be an adventure of a lifetime.” – Winnie the Pooh

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2. “Hold my hand and I’ll go anywhere with you.” – Unknown

3. “Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” – Pico Iyer

4. “You are my home and my adventure all at once.” – Unknown

5. “In life it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” – Charles Schulz

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6. “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

7. “Let’s do this adventure called life together.” – Unknown

8. “What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame but something wild to run with.” – Robert Brault

9. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

10. “I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once, to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world.” – Unknown

11. “When travelling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.” – Helen Hayes

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Quotes to inspire adventure

Don’t think you need to be travelling with someone to have a great time. Check out these quotes about solo travel and adventure.

1. “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide

2. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Laozi

3. “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

4. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

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

6. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by.” – Robert Frost

7. “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to.” – Judith Thurman

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8. “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin

9. “For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.” – Aldous Huxley

10. “If adventures do not befall a lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”
– Jane Austin

11. “Travel is rebellion in its purest form. We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate. We, sometimes, choose never to come back.” – Unknown

12. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” – Paulo Coelho

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Travel quotes which explain why I came home a new person

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

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

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3. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

4. “We travel because distance and difference are the secret tonics of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something inside our minds has changed, and that changes everything.” – Jonah Lehrer

5. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

6. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

7. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” – Unknown

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8. “You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” – Miriam Adeney

9. “With age comes wisdom, with travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake

10. “Like yoga, travel is never complete. It is a lifetime practice.” – The Global Yogini

11. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

I hope these travel quotes have gotten you excited and inspired to go online and book your next trip. Tell me in the comments, what are your all time favourite travel quotes?

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Hello! My name is Erin, the lady behind Curiously Erin. After more than 10 years of travelling and working abroad, I wanted to create a platform where I could share my stories and travels. My goal is to help you live the life you desire and inspire you to travel more.

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