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19 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

19 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Just in case you aren’t already planning that next trip, here are a few travel quotes to – well, you know – get you in the mood!

Let’s start with the fundamental truth…

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And here’s one of my favorites, from the famous naturalist, philosopher and founder of The Sierra Club, John Muir…

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According to his biographer, Muir felt his mission was to “…save the American soul from total surrender to materialism…”

I like that. A lot.

Which leads directly to this next travel quote.

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And this incredibly perceptive quote from Azar Nafsi, Iranian-American writer and professor of American Literature.

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Yes. I know that feeling.

I love that someone can put it into such perfect words.

I also totally agree with this next quote, from co-founder of WIRED magazine (and travel photographer!), Kevin Kelly.

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I’ve always thought if school children could visit the actual places where dramatic moments in history happened, it would make such a difference.

French school children visit the American cemetery at Omaha Beach…that’s intense.

But think also of what you can learn, just by being open to a new place, trying new food, listening to languages that are not your own.

Now here’s a romantic travel quote that should give you a little “awwwwwwww” moment…

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Next, is a quote from the medieval Berber explorer Muhammad Ibn Battuta, who is regarded as one of the greatest travelers of all time.

Imagine what it must have been like to travel to Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and throughout Asia in the 14th Century! That’s serious adventure.

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Ibn Battuta also wrote that traveling gives you “home in a thousand different places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.”

This next travel quote is from the early Christian philosopher Augustine of Hippo..


That’s pretty deep…

And now, something lighter, that always makes me smile.


(I imagine reading it in my best Mae West voice…)

The amazing Susan Sontag – who also said “travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs”.


She wrote that in 1977, well before the current Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat craze for images.

Think about that for a minute.

And now, for a quote from “your passport”…

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What a great image! Thanks, Artifact Uprising…great supplier of personal travel mementoes that you are!

And I’m feeling this one…

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Yep. What’s that about?

Here’s one of my favorites…which applies to both travel and life, from Andrew Murphy, who I believe is a Professor at the School of English at University of St. Andrews.

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Via Rover@Home’s Pinterest Board

And this…


Rumi, the Persian poet and mystic always breaks through the surface to get at the core…

In the most beautiful way.

Travel brings power and love back to your life…

I’m inspired.

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The quote above has an interesting story…you may have seen it attributed to “The Fault in Our Stars” writer John Green – but in fact it was written by a 13-year-old blogger named Melody Truong.

Cool story if you feel like reading it.

And here’s one I can’t attribute. Anybody?

I can thank The Rays of Sunshine Blog for showing it to me…

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And here’s a travel quote about the gift of travel…

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And another one to make you think.

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Here is something I strongly believe…

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Seriously, this could change attitudes, expectations…maybe the world!

And last but certainly not least…


Want to see even MORE travel quotes? Check out my Pinterest Board on Travel Quotes for more inspiration.

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