Travel Quotes are the best because words and images can be so powerful! My collection of 50 best travel quotes below are all quotes that really resonate with me personally and inspire me to keep on traveling as much as I possibly can. We all need a little motivational pick-me-up now and then to keep us doing what we do best. When everyone you know is settling down with hubbies, babies and taking instagram-able family days out instead of climbing mountains and exploring exotic far-flung destinations… it makes you wonder if you’re on the right path.

I find myself asking questions like “will my wanderlust take me on a path to fulfillment or just lead to a dead end?.” Deep down I know the answer… that yes I am on the right path… FOR ME. Suppressing my wanderlust would simply make me sad.

Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world

So if you’re a woman with wanderlust like myself or you’re a nomad at heart but you just haven’t had the time, money or motivation to travel as much as you’d like to, now might be a good time to read what I consider to be the 50 best travel quotes to inspire you to just… go, do & be!

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1. “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

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2. “Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.” – Gayle Foreman

3.“Let your wonder guide the way.” – Anonymous

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4. “I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.” – Nyssa P. Chopra

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

6. “The journey is the destination.” – Dan Eldon

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7. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

8. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

9. “There’s always a way if you’re not in a hurry.” – Paul Theroux

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10. “I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.” – Charles Bukowski

11. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

12. “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert

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13. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

14. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

15. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

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16. “Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.” – Jason Mraz

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

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

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19. “One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

20. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

22. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

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23. “A good traveler leaves no track.” – Lao Tzu

24. “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

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

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26. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

27. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

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

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

30. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller

31. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac

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

33. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” – Oscar Wilde

34. “You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport.” – Pauline Frommer

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

36. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

37. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” – Anonymous

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38. “My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.” – Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty

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

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40. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

41. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

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42. “The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.” – Anderson Cooper

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

44. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

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

46. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

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48. “Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

49. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

50. “In life some people trip and some fall but some take that trip and make a beautiful dance out of it.” – Rob Dyrdek


I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my collection of 50 best travel quotes for women with wanderlust! What was the best travel quote for you? If there’s a great one that’s not on my list, that really inspires or motivates you to travel more, further, longer or better… please share it in the comments section below. Also let me know which number above is your favorite travel quote (just cos I’m nosey like that).

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