90 Powerful Short Travel Quotes

We are very fortunate that we can experience new cultures and see incredible sights through travel.  

Here are some of my favourite short travel quotes, which I hope will inspire your wanderlust.

Related: 50 Motivation Quotes To Inspire You Today

90 Short Travel Quotes

Not all who wander are lost

#1 – Not all who wander are lost – JRR Tolkien

#2 – We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost – Ray Bradbury

#3 – If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal – Paul Coelho

#4 – Somewhere on your journey, don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view – Unknown

#5 – Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets – Oscar Wilde

#6 = To travel is to live – Hans Christian Anderson

#7 – You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough – Mae West

#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 – Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it – Rick Watson

#10 – Where you come from does matter – but not nearly as much as where you are headed – Jodi Picoult

If you come to a fork in the road, take it

#11 – If you come to a fork in the road, take it – Yogi Berra

#12 – You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul – Anonymous

#13 – All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware – Martin Buber

#14 – Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before – Dalai Lama

#15 – Live your life by a compass not a clock – Stephen Covey

#16 – To say yes to life is at one and the same thing to say yes to oneself – Dog Hammarskjold

#17 – I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train – Oscar Wilde

#18 – Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing – Helen Keller

#19 – Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and a leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#20 – I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world – Mary Anne Radmacher

To travel is to take a journey into yourself

#21 – To travel is to take a journey into yourself – Danny Kaye

#22 – The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – Augustine of Hippo

#23 – The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams – Oprah Winfrey

#24 – Travel has a way of stretching the mind – Ralph Crawshaw

#25 – Life is short and the world is wide – Simon Raven

#26 – Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures – Lovelle Drachman

#27 – If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it – Johnathan Winters

#28 – Life’s a journey, not a destination – Aerosmith

#29 – Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness – Mark Twain

#30 – Someday I’m going to be free and I’m going to travel the world

Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone

#31 – Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone – The Dhammapada

#32 – I wish I had never gone travelling. Said no-one ever! – Anonymous

#33 – Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul – Jamie Lyn Beatty

#34 – Do not dare not to date – CS Lewis

#35 – 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

#36 – To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist – Oscar Wilde

#37 – Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer – Anonymous

#38 – I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake – Robert Louis Stevenson

#39 – The best dreams happen when you’re awake – Cherie Gilderbloom

#40 – Jet lag is for amateurs – Dick Clark

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#41 – All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us – JRR Tolkien

#42 – Paris is always a good idea – Audrey Hepburn

#43 – Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions – Albert Einstein

#44 – One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things – Harry Miller

#45 – If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet – Rachel Wolchin

#46 – I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad – George Bernard Shaw

#47 – All you need is love and a passport – Anonymous

#48 – The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see – GK Chesterton

#49 – The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life – Agnes Repplier

#50 – So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry – Jack Kerouac

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#51 – Borders? I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people – Thor Heyerdahl

#52 – I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question – Harun Yahya

#53 – To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley

#54 – Little by little, one travels far – JRR Tolkien

#55 – Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves – Euripides

#56 – Don’t quit your daydream – Anonymous

#57 – A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for – John A Shedd

#58 – Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe – Anatole France

#59 – The goal is to die with memories, not dreams – Anonymous

#60 – Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness – Frank Tyger

Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions

#61 – Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions – Peter Hoeg

#62 – There is nothing safer than flying; it’s crashing that is dangerous – Theo Cowan

#63 – Fear is only temporary, regrets last forever – Anonymous

#64 – A traveller without observation is a bird without wings – Moslih Eddin Saadi

#65 – Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right – Anonymous

#66 – So much of who we are is where we have been – William Langerwiesche

#67 – Adventure is worthwhile – Amelia Earhart

#68 – Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage – Paulo Coetho

#69 – Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve travelled – Mohammed

#70 – Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go – TS Elio

Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller

#71 – Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller – Ibn Battuta

#72 – Take only memories, leave only footprints – Chief Seattle

#73 – I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list – Susan Sontag

#74 – Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves – Henry David Thoreau

#75 – People don’t take trips, trips take people – John Steinbeck

#76 – Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing – Dr. Seuss

#77 – Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death – Pascal Pensees

#78 – Collect moments, not things – Aarti Khurana

#79 – Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow – Anita Desai

#80 – We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time – TS Eliot

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment

#81 – We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment – Hilaire Belloc

#82 – My favourite thing is to do is go where I’ve never been – Anonymous

#83 – We travel initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel next, to find ourselves – Pico Iver

#84 – Life is a magical journey, so travel endlessly to unfold its profound and heart touching beauty – Debasish Mridha

#85 – A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step – Leo Tzu

#86 – Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience – Francis Bacon

#87 – The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust

#88 – Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation – Gayland Anderson

#89 – Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to life it – Caroline Myss

Short Travel Quote

#90 – A year from now you will wish you had started today – Karen Lamp

These last two short travel quotes just say it all for me.

If there’s one thing I want for my life, it’s not to have any regrets and to try my best to live it as best I can.

What about you? Are you ready to start planning your next adventure? Have a look at my epic Bucket List if you need some inspiration.


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  1. Some excellent quotes in this. I particularly liked ‘People don’t take trips, trips take people.’

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