I admit that I am a quotes addict. Quotes sometimes help me to focus on the important things in life – and they remind me how to deal with certain situations. They represent what matters in life – and can help you when you struggle. Here are some of the best wanderlust quotes.

Wanderlust quotes that inspire to travel and explore the world – find 111 quotes that inspire me and maybe these travel quotes inspire you, too.

1. “Better an oops than a sorry.” (which also makes number 1 of quotes to live by and can be applied to travels as well)

2. “And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.” Shanti

3. “Maybe it won’t work out, but maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”

4. ”Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” Jaime Lyn

5. ”Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure.”

6. “When your intuition is roaring loud – follow it.”

7. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.”

8. ”Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

9. ”Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.”

10. ”Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.” 

11.” You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” Sue Fitzmaurice

12.” It’s time for a new adventure.”

13. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” Mary Anne Radmacher

14. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it is not what ships are built for.” John A. Shedd

15. “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be a top priority.” Richard Branson

16. ”Do more than just exist.”

17. ”As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” Winnie the Pooh

18. “We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” J.K.Rowling

19. “At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.” Arthur Frommer

20. “Paris is always a great idea.” Audrey Hepburn

21. “I have an insane calling to be where I am not.”

22. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” Jack Kerouac

23. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Gustav Flaubert

24. “We can crawl to a rooftop and inhale the lights below and stars above as we laugh and forget the world we left on the ground.”

25. ”Adventure awaits, go find it.”

26. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker 

27. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” Wallace Stevens

28. “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat”

29. “The journey not the arrival matters.” T.S. Eliot

30. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds.  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

31. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” Randy Komisar

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

33. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

101 “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” - Travel Quotes to inspire your wanderlust
101 “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” – Travel Quotes to inspire your wanderlust

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

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

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

37. ” Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.” Thomas Fuller

38. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Agustine of Hippo

39. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” Bill Bryson

40. “Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

41. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” Lawrence Block

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

43. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all the familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” Cesare Pavese

44. “Life is short and the world is wide”

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

46. “Life is a journey. Make the best of it.”

47. “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

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

49. “Travel does the heart good.”

50. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Aldous Huxley

51. “Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.”

52. “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

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

54. “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul.”

Travel Quotes: “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul.”
Travel Quotes: “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul.”

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

56. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” Greg Child

57. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.” Dag Hammerskjold

58. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” M. H. Clark

59. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” John Steinbeck

60. “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” Friedrich Nietzsche

61. “Mountains are only a problem when they are bigger than you. You should develop yourself so much that you become bigger than the mountains you face.” Idowu Koyenikan

62. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts. It even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” Anthony Bourdain

63. “Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”

64. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” Suzanne Collins

65. “The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.” Marianne Williamson

66. “Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.” Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

67. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” T.S. Eliot

68. “If you never step forward, you´ll always stay in the same place.”

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

70. “Because when you stop and look around, this world is pretty amazing.”

71. “Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected for the end of my life.”

72. “If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s lethal.” Paul Coelho

73. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” Stephen Covey

74. “Not all those who wander are lost.”  J.R.R. Tolkien

75. “Be the girl who decided to go for it.”

76. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” Oscar Wilde

77. “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

78. “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.”

79. ” I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life, and I decided to live it.”

80. “Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.” 

81. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

82. “Just go.”

111 Travel Quotes “Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers.”
111 Travel Quotes “Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers.”

83. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” Barry Finlay

84. ” You will never be completely at home again because your heart will always be elsewhere.”

85. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books.” John Lubbock

86. “I go to seek a great perhaps”  John Green

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

88. “Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process, but it will lead you to a better view.”

89. “There are far better things ahead than the ones we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis

90. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, and sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

91. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is, play it safe.’’ – Casey Neistat

92. “Let´ go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean.”

93. “Because she chooses to see the world in bright, bold colors.”

94. “Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”

95. “Drop your fears and let the world surprise you.”

96. “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

97. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

98. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Aldous Huxley

99. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.”

100. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

101.  “Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers.”

102. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” Confucius

103. “Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan.”

104 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Mark Twain

111 Travel quotes to inspire your wanderlust_ Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain
111 Travel quotes to inspire your wanderlust_ Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain

105. “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” Henry Rollins

106. “Then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.”

107. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” Maya Angelou

108. “The beautiful thing about fear is, when you run to it, it runs away.” Robin Sharma 

109. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. 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

110. “The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”

111. “I have got the dreamer´s disease.”

If you are looking for some inspiration, read Nina´s inspirational African proverbs.

Hopefully, these travel quotes have inspired you as well and lifted your mood (they definitely lift my mood).

Safe travels!

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