Favorite Travel Quotes

Traveling tends to make you a philosopher of life.

After seeing how others eat, work and live (whether well or poorly) … and how villages, towns and urban centers organize themselves (whether well-organized or a chaotic jumble) … and how all this affects your view of your place in the universe, you cannot help but marvel at how travel and exploration alter you forever.

Here, then, are some of my favorite quotations:

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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

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

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

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

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

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

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

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

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

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle