10 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

It’s hard to explain – the urge to travel. The hunger in your gut for a feeling that you don’t even know exists yet; the daydreams of places you’ve never seen. When we’re stuck at our desks and craving life on the road, we turn to some of our favorite quotes to fuel our quench for adventure. Scope our 10 favorite travel quotes below, then pack up the tent and hit the road. Share your favorite quotes in the comments below!

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

― Anita Desai

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

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

– Unknown

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”

– Mohammed

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

― Pico Iyer

“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go.”

—  Lisa St Aubin de Terán

“When you’re traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

—  William Least Heat-Moon

“Traveling-it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

—  Ibn Battuta

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all of your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”

—  Cesare Pavese

“Later, I’ll look back and recognize this rush of excitement as my first glimpse of what exactly it means to travel alone in a faraway land: I can go anywhere. I can do anything. And the all-important: I can be anyone.”

—  Rachel Friedman

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”

—  Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

“The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.”

—  Wally Lamb


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