A Collection of Travel Quotes

Inspirational Travel Quotes

A collection of some of my favourite Travel Quotes

Throughout my lifetime, inspirational quotes have always held special meaning for me. When I dig through the artifacts and memories of my time in Outdoor Education, Leadership Development and Teaching, I always find countless quotes written in the margins of notebooks and journals, attached to photos and highlighted in books. I guess I have always been a collector of these little tidbits of reflection, motivation and inspiration.

I hope you can find reflection, inspiration, motivation and a desire to travel and see the world through the following collection of Travel Quotes. Enjoy.

travel quotes

“Jaunt, Wander, Cruise”.  Gord Parsons (jauntwandercruise.com)


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

The most dangerous risk of all — The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.  Randy Komisar

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. John Steinbeck
Rome will exist as long as the Coliseum does; when the Coliseum falls, so will Rome; when Rome falls, so will the world.  Bede the Venerable
“Our happiness moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” Lawrence Block

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber


“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac
“He who is outside his door already has the hardes part of his journey behind him.” Dutch Proverb

 travel quote life is a portage

“At birth, we emerge from dream soup. At death, we sink back into dream soup. In between soups, there is a crossing of dry land. Life is a portage.”― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
Mark Twain Quote
 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain


 I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc

 “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


adventure monotony

Adventure may hurt you but Monotony will kill you


Once you have traveled. the voyage never ends but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. Pat Conroy

Eat Well Travel Often

Eat Well, Travel Often

paths are sandy

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are sandy.

 travel quotes kerouac

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.― Jack Kerouac

travel quotes Edward Abbey

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”  Edward Abbey
 travel quotes compass

 Live your life by a compass not a clock. -Stephen Covey
I’m beginning to realize that travel doesn’t have to involve large distances and great sums of money. Sometimes a simple jaunt is all that is needed to change my perspective and to satisfy my wanderlust. Gord Parsons (jauntwandercruise.com)







Ski Phat, Bike Phat, Live Phat, Ride Phat- Protect your head at all times. VTHelmetsafety.org
take the long way home
Take the long way home- Richard Davies and Roger Hodgson
The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the “jaunts, wanders and cruises” we’ve taken along the way.

Finally, perhaps my favourite inspirational quote of all…

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
Edward Abbey- The Monkey Wrench Gang

Family Guy, Educator, Lifelong Learner,
Traveller, Tourist, Travel Addict, Excursionist,
Jaunter, Wanderer, Cruiser.

Family Guy, Educator, Lifelong Learner, Traveller, Tourist, Travel Addict, Excursionist, Jaunter, Wanderer, Cruiser.