Ready to feed your wanderlust with some of the best inspirational travel quotes the world has to offer? Check out these 10 remarkable quotes from famous travelers along with beautiful images you can share with your travel buddies.
I know I love inspirational travel quotes that have guided me throughout my life, so I thought, why not collect all my favorite travel-related quotes and share them with my readers? From challenging hiking quotes to relaxing beach quotes, stick around to inspire your future adventures.
I have collected these memorable travel quotes that truly mean a lot to me as they have the ability to capture tiny moments of clarity that have inspired and encouraged me to take a leap of faith into the vast travel realm.
The first quote that makes its way onto this list is one of my favorites. Fun fact, this one of my favorite travel quotes is actually what inspired me to start this amazing blog for all of you!
"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." -- Ibn Battatu
I have seen loads of awe-inspiring things that I never thought of detailing and explaining to other people. These travel opportunities have been a blessing and have definitely helped me create a vivid story for all my readers here at Ellie's Travel Tips.
Another one of the top travel quotes is especially true if you are an aspiring solo-traveler. Many (typically that have not tried solo travel themselves) will try to defer you from exploring the world. While it is definitely important to do some research on the top tips for solo travel, you have no reason to fear a place you have never been.
"No place is ever as bad as they tell you it's going to be." -- Chuck Thompson
Have you ever seen your own hometown through the eyes of a visiting tourist? It is very easy to turn your back on places with a bad reputation, but remember, every place in the world has something new for you to explore.
Another one of the top travel quotes is definitely eye-opening if you have ever traveled to a faraway land. After my trip to the southern tip of South America and gazed into the night sky, I quickly gained perspective and realized just how amazing my life truly is.
"I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." -- Mary Anne Radmacher
It amazes me to consider how similar all the places I have visited are, at their core. You still have the moon in the sky, you still have the intense sun rays and nice breezes during the day. To truly experience the beautiful new things somewhere in the world, you must acknowledge the universal similarities.
Next up is a another fantastic travel quote for solo travel hopefuls. While it is great and usually an unforgettable experience to travel with friends and families, sometimes you will be wasting your life while you wait on when they are ready to explore somewhere new.
"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." -- Henry David Thoreau
While we have probably all listen to wise Henry David Thoreau words at one point or another, this quote is especially important to me. Never be afraid or turn your back on traveling alone.
My next favorite inspirational travel quote comes from the worldwide traveler Anna Quindlen. This simple sentence truly changed the way my life was going.
While balancing being a D1 athlete at a BIG10 school and a 3.6 GPA as an engineering undergrad, it was crazy that I still felt my life had no purpose. That is exactly why I started this blog. The one thing I knew brought me happiness and pure bliss in my life was travel. I wanted others to know about how much traveling arouund the world could change their life, so I changed mine to make that happen.
"The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have." -- Anna Quindlen
While this quote is quite simple, Anna's words have made a huge difference in my life. It is sooo easy to watch your short life quickly pass by without accomplishing all of your dreams. Make sure to put yourself out there to live a life that you have only dreamed about.
Next up is a perfect inspirational quote for those that may be given into their doubts and worries just a little too quickly. It can be very easy (speaking from experience) to stay near the popular tourist destinations and attractions. But let me tell you, your vacation will be 100x better and more sentimental if you take the less traveled path.
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." -- Andre Gide
I know that I have totally struggled with getting out of my comfort zone. This amazing, inspirational travel quote may seem obvious, but if you truly dig down deep into your soul, most will realize that they too need to leave their safety nets to discover completely new and compelling areas of the world.
Another great quote was stated by Saint Augustine. While we again, may feel super safe within our bubble, we are not really living and growing when we stick with and where we know. If your lifestyle allows for travel, you must! You will for sure fall in love with the thrilling aspect of discovering a new area or city that will remain unknown to the majority of the world.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." -- Saint Augustine
This quote is another pivotal discovery that I made which prompted my lifestyle change and life's purpose. This quote summarizes all the reasons to start traveling now within a short 15 words stated by Saint Augustine.
This next quote is incredibly accurate. I don't know about you guys, but I am constantly purchasing random stuff I see online through Amazon that I truly, do not need. The good thing about investing in travel is that it will never be a waste of money.
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." -- Anonymous
Money makes traveling and exploring the world possible, but you will truly enrich your life by sharing your life experiences in new cultures. This quote truly epitomizes why it is important to prioritize your money to be spent on travel, no matter your age.
Kinda going along with one of the last travel quotes, these wise words were spoken by Ray Bradbury illustrate why it is oh so important to invest your time and money exploring the world surrounding you. Nothing can replace the thrill of travel.
"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
None of the purchases you make online or the entertainment devices you enjoy can come close to the joy and pure bliss you feel as you discover the world. I know this is definitely true for me, dig deep down into your soul and find out if you need to make a shift in your spending habits to live a more fulfilling life!
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to have a boatload of cash to explore the world surrounding you. Eugene Fodor's wise words highlight that people on really any budget can see the world. While a travel planner with a budgeting section may help, truly anyone has the ability to discover new areas of the world.
"You don't have to be rich to travel well." -- Eugene Fodor
Whether hitchhiking across the United States or booking a cheap weekend cruise for a relaxing getaway, travel is not supposed to be spendy. While it is easy to get sucked into luxurious resorts and their high-price offerings, you can see the world your own way, even with a tiny budget.
That completes my top 10 inspirational travel quotes to live by when planning and experiencing your next thrilling adventure.
At the end of the day, you need to start prioritizing travel as much as you can in your life. As soon as you know it, your life with flash by in a blink of an eye. You do not want to be wondering what could have been or about a small town you could have seen but gave into your worries. What better way to motivate yourself than through travel quotes!?
While I will always advise you to trust your gut, go on and get out in the world to start exploring!