25 Epic Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure


25 Epic Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

We are now over one month into 2019! If you’re yearning for some adventure, or just need to find a morsel of inspiration to get you planning for that next epic trip, this article is exactly what you need.

Are you stuck at work daydreaming of your next trip, getting a little too comfortable with a Netflix routine or jealous of your friends’ vacation photos on Facebook? Or perhaps you’re already on the road and looking to push things a little further, to embark on more amazing adventures such as:

  • Climbing a mountain to watch an active volcano in Guatemala
  • Dancing to samba music during Carnival in Brazil
  • Eating bratwursts and exploring museums in Austria
  • Swimming with penguins in the Galapagos Islands
  • Seeing the Sahara Desert on camelback
  • Wandering in the medinas of Morocco

    Morocco Sahara Desert Intrepid

Whatever it is we want to do, sometimes all we need is a little spark to light that fire inside of us; to get us to start taking action toward doing what our heart craves. 

For me, quotes have always been a source of motivation, insight and wisdom. Whether it’s in business, in self-development and of course travel. Without further ado, here are

My 25 Favourite Epic Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure:

  1. “What we fear doing most is what we need to do.” - Tim Ferris

  2. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Paulo Coelho

  3. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find how far they can go.” – T.S. Elliot

  4. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” - John A. Shedd

    John A. Shedd Travel Quote
  5. "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

  6. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.” – Carew Papritz

  7. “It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” - J.R.R. Tolkien

    JRR Tolkien Travel Quote
  9. “Any man who can obviously afford a car but genuinely prefers travel or a good library will in the end be much more respected than if he behaved exactly like everyone else.” - Bertrand Russell

  10. “When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys, you don't even understand the language the people speak.” - Paulo Coelho

  11. “It is fatal to know too much at the outset: boredom comes as quickly to the traveler who knows his route as to the novelist who is over certain of his plot.” - Paul Theroux

  12. “A good traveller has no fixed plan and is not intent on arriving.” - Lao-Tzu

  13. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.” - Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama Travel Quote

  14. “The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home -- and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.”Rolf Potts

  15. “Sadly, the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” (“someday I’ll do this, someday I’ll do that”) is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.” Rolf Potts

  16. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” - Anthony Bourdain

    Anthony Bourdain Travel Quote

  17. “The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” - G.K Chesterton

  18. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

  19. “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
    Pico Ayer Travel Quote
  20. “People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.” - Joseph Campbell

  21. "Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road."- Jack Kerouac

  22. “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

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

    John Steinbeck Travel Quote

  24. "Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life and travel leaves marks on you." 
    - Anthony Bourdain

  25. “Traveling gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.” -Ibn Batuta

There are so many profound travel quotes that there’s no way I could include them all in one blog post, but those were my favourites. Do you think I’ve missed a really good one? What are your favourites? Comment below and let me know!

Until next time,
Gary

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