15 Travel Quotes that Inspire me

One of my favourite travel quotes reads, travel is the only thing you spend money on that makes you richer. I have loved this quote for as long as I can remember, it truly resonated with me as it has been my personal experience. When I speak of riches, it’s not in gold but in personal growth through exposure to various cultures.

Regular readers of A July Dreamer know I often incorporate travel quotes in most of my travel related posts. I find it amusing that most travel quotes I find have a deeper meaning and are so relatable to me. It is because of this that I decided I would share some of my most used as well-loved quotes about travel. We all get motivation from different places, some of us it’s through life quotes that resonate.

15 Travel Quotes that Inspire me

15 Travel Quotes that Inspire me

Regardless of whether you’re a frequent traveler like me or an avid traveler, there are quotes for everyone. The 15 travel quotes I am incorporating in this article are ones that more than once have been relevant in my travel life. Let me know which of the 15 quotes before speak to you too and which others you would have included.

Live life without excuses and Travel without regrets – Oscar Wilde

Once a year go some place you’ve never been before – Dalai Lama 

Traveling is not something you’re good at, it’s something you do, like breathing – Gayle Foreman.

We travel NOT to escape life but for LIFE not to escape us – Anonymous

If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots  – Rachel Wolchin

15 Travel Quotes that Inspire me

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

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. – Saint Augustine

People don’t take trips, trips take people. – John Steinbeck

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

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

15 travel quotes

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal. – Paulo Coelho

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

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

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. – Paulo Coelho

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Just reading through of all these travel quotes, it has reignited my passion of traveling. Whilst I had no intention of booking anything for summer, I think I just have to now.

What are some of your favourite travel or better yet life quotes? If you’re still thirsty for more inspirational travel quotes, check out these 100 travel quotes.


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  1. June 5, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    I love to travel, it’s something that I’ve been doing ever since I was allowed to leave the house. I think these quotes are more than enough to motivate you to travel!

  2. June 4, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Awesome quotes, I love all of them. My favorite one is this one “Live life without excuses and Travel without regrets”. I love to travel wish I could do it more often.

  3. June 4, 2018 / 12:10 am

    I love the Gayle Foreman and Mark Twain quotes the best. I love that travelling is seen as such a positive aspect of a person’s character.

  4. June 3, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    I love all of these. Travelling is such an incredible experience and something I hope to do more of

  5. Bryanna Skye
    June 3, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    I especially love this one: Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta sooo true!

  6. June 3, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    They are fantastic quotes. There’s not much better than travelling to a new place!

  7. June 3, 2018 / 4:30 am

    These are definitely my live by quotes, my Mom always used to refer to the all who wander are not lost 🙂 I am trying to make traveling something my child loves as much as me!

  8. June 2, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    These are all great travel quotes. I am particularly fond of “We travel NOT to escape life, but for LIFE not to escape us”

  9. sara
    June 2, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    My favorite quote is: We travel NOT to escape life but for LIFE not to escape us – Anonymous and I really wonder who said it first!

  10. June 2, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    That’s a great range of travel quotes. I like this one “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. – Saint Augustine”. I agree it’s eye opening to see new places.

  11. June 2, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    these are some awesome quotes for inspiration 🙂 I love the quotes you shared 🙂 travelling helps you to learn more about the world, people and yourself

  12. June 2, 2018 / 7:17 am

    I love all of these quotes, especially the ones about travel and adventures!! I need to screenshot some of these fir future inspiration!!

  13. June 2, 2018 / 3:12 am

    I love a good motivational or inspirational quote. And about travel? Even better!

  14. June 1, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I love what Rachel Wolchin have said. That’s why I like going to places, I don’t want to have roots! Lol.

  15. June 1, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    If these quotes don’t inspire your to travel more, I don’t know what will. It’s one of the best things to do in life, especially since you gain a deeper understanding of the world.

  16. June 1, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    I love Hnery Miller’s quotes and also Paulo Coelho. In fact I follow the latter on twitter. They make so much sense with everything and very insightful.

  17. June 1, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    My favourite quote is Live life without excuses and Travel without regrets but I seem to forget to follow it at times, so I have it written in my diary as a reminder.

  18. June 1, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    All amazing quotes and making me feel badly that I don’t have anything planned right now. I will think about these and try and take a trip.

  19. June 1, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I am totally with you! That quote about traveling being the only thing that makes you richer is 100% true! Whenever I travel I feel richer when I get home. I love learning about other cultures and I love seeing what other people see.

  20. June 1, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    I LOVE the quote ‘We travel NOT to escape life but for LIFE not to escape us – Anonymous’ – this is wonderful!! Thank you for the inspiration this morning!

  21. June 1, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    I love all of these travel quotes. I collect favorite quotes and I need to add all of these to my collection. I especially like the quote by Oscar Wilde.

  22. candy
    June 1, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    All these quotes are great to read. We love to travel just because we want to see and explore and learn about new places.

  23. June 1, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    These are some fabulous quotes. They make me wish I could travel more. At least we’re going to a few places this summer.

  24. June 1, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    I’ve heard of some of those quotes before. I don’t have any favorite travel quotes. I like travel but it doesn’t inspire me, things like kindness, compassion and acceptance do. A favorite quote of mine is a Dr Seuss quote – “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”.

  25. June 1, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    We try to go someplace different once a year and that is sometimes even local. It is amazing just how many things there are to see right on the east coast. Now that the kids all adults we plan to start branching out more often to overseas travel too.

  26. June 1, 2018 / 11:09 am

    I absolutely loved reading through these, I have become so much more in to travel since having my boys. The first quote you shared is my favourite because that’s exactly how I feel. Travelling and having new experiences with my family has become my favourite thing to do. Memories together like that trump material things like clothes etc. x

  27. June 1, 2018 / 10:55 am

    i like the quote ‘Once a year go some place you’ve never been before’ and this is something I always make sure, although more than once is even better x

  28. Danielle
    June 1, 2018 / 10:28 am

    I love the one about adventure and routine. To be, routine is scary, so I love adventure.

  29. May 31, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    What some wonderful quotes to have around in your life, I have to admit I’ve not thought about travel quotes too much before but I can see how they spur you on.

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