We all know the feeling. That itch you get in your feet, the one that tells you it’s time to go explore. It doesn’t matter where you are, or what’s going on in your life at the moment. The call of travel is a strong one, and it’s hard to resist.

For some people, that call is easy to answer. They can pack up their bags and hit the road at a moment’s notice. But for others, it’s not always that easy. Even if you’re not one to pick up and travel at a moment’s notice, it doesn’t mean that the wanderlust has gone away. Regardless of how you choose to answer the call of travel, it’s never a bad idea to get inspired first.

So what can you do to feel that sense of wanderlust? There are some obvious solutions, like booking your next vacation or planning future travels. But there are also less-obvious ways to inspire yourself, and that’s where this list of short travel quotes comes in.

The following quotes are meant to inspire your wanderlust, make you want to pack up and travel (even if it’s not possible today). Put them on sticky notes around your house. Print them out and tape them up in your work area. Stick one on the fridge or write one on a post-it-note and stick it on your bathroom mirror to remind you how much you love to travel.

Any way you choose to use these quotes, they are meant to inspire your wanderlust and get that need to travel in you going again. Ready? Then let’s begin with the first quote!

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90 Short Travel Quotes

#1 – Not all who wander are lost

– JRR Tolkien

#2 – We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost – Ray Bradbury

#3 – If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal – Paul Coelho

#4 – Somewhere on your journey, don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view – Unknown

#5 – Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets – Oscar Wilde

#6 = To travel is to live – Hans Christian Anderson

#7 – You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough – Mae West

#8 – No-one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow – Lin Yutang

Short travel quotes No one realizes...

#9 – Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it – Rick Watson

#10 – Where you come from does matter – but not nearly as much as where you are headed – Jodi Picoult

#11 – If you come to a fork in the road, take it – Yogi Berra

#12 – You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul – Anonymous

#13 – All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware – Martin Buber

#14 – Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before – Dalai Lama

#15 – Live your life by a compass not a clock – Stephen Covey

#16 – To say yes to life is at one and the same thing to say yes to oneself

– Dog Hammarskjold

#17 – I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train – Oscar Wilde

#18 – Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing – Helen Keller

#19 – Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and a leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#20 – I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world – Mary Anne Radmacher

#21 – To travel is to take a journey into yourself – Danny Kaye

#22 – The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – Augustine of Hippo

#23 – The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams – Oprah Winfrey

Short travel quotes The biggest adventure

#24 – Travel has a way of stretching the mind – Ralph Crawshaw

#25 – Life is short and the world is wide – Simon Raven

#26 – Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures – Lovelle Drachman

#27 – If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it – Johnathan Winters

#28 – Life’s a journey, not a destination – Aerosmith

#29 – Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness – Mark Twain

#30 – Someday I’m going to be free and I’m going to travel the world

#31 – Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone

– The Dhammapada

#32 – I wish I had never gone travelling. Said no-one ever! – Anonymous

#33 – Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul – Jamie Lyn Beatty

#34 – Do not dare not to date – CS Lewis

#35 – Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living – Miriam Beard

#36 – To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist – Oscar Wilde

#37 – Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer – Anonymous

#38 – I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake – Robert Louis Stevenson

Short travel quotes I travel not to go anywhere...

#39 – The best dreams happen when you’re awake – Cherie Gilderbloom

#40 – Jet lag is for amateurs – Dick Clark

#41 – All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us – JRR Tolkien

#42 – Paris is always a good idea – Audrey Hepburn

#43 – Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions – Albert Einstein

#44 – One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things – Harry Miller

#45 – If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet

– Rachel Wolchin

#46 – I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad – George Bernard Shaw

#47 – All you need is love and a passport – Anonymous

#48 – The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see – GK Chesterton

#49 – The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life – Agnes Repplier

#50 – So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry – Jack Kerouac

#51 – Borders? I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people – Thor Heyerdahl

#52 – I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question – Harun Yahya

#53 – To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley

Short travel quotes To travel is to discover that

#54 – Little by little, one travels far – JRR Tolkien

#55 – Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves – Euripides

#56 – Don’t quit your daydream – Anonymous

#57 – A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for – John A Shedd

#58 – Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe – Anatole France

#59 – The goal is to die with memories, not dreams – Anonymous

#60 – Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness

– Frank Tyger

#61 – Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions – Peter Hoeg

#62 – There is nothing safer than flying; it’s crashing that is dangerous – Theo Cowan

#63 – Fear is only temporary, regrets last forever – Anonymous

#64 – A traveller without observation is a bird without wings – Moslih Eddin Saadi

#65 – Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right – Anonymous

#66 – So much of who we are is where we have been – William Langerwiesche

#67 – Adventure is worthwhile – Amelia Earhart

#68 – Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage – Paulo Coetho

Short travel quotes Travel is never a matter of money...

#69 – Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve travelled – Mohammed

#70 – Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go – TS Elio

#71 – Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller – Ibn Battuta

#72 – Take only memories, leave only footprints – Chief Seattle

#73 – I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list – Susan Sontag

#74 – Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves – Henry David Thoreau

#75 – People don’t take trips, trips take people

– John Steinbeck

#76 – Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing – Dr. Seuss

#77 – Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death – Pascal Pensees

#78 – Collect moments, not things – Aarti Khurana

#79 – Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow – Anita Desai

#80 – We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time – TS Eliot

#81 – We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment – Hilaire Belloc

#82 – My favourite thing is to do is go where I’ve never been – Anonymous

#83 – We travel initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel next, to find ourselves – Pico Iver

Short travel quotes We travel initially to lose ourselves

#84 – Life is a magical journey, so travel endlessly to unfold its profound and heart touching beauty – Debasish Mridha

#85 – A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step – Leo Tzu

#86 – Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience – Francis Bacon

#87 – The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust

#88 – Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation – Gayland Anderson

#89 – Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to life it – Caroline Myss

#90 – A year from now you will wish you had started today – Karen Lamp

These last two short travel quotes just say it all for me.

The beauty of travel is that it can be done anywhere, at any time. All you need are a few inspiring quotes to get your wanderlust going and some imagination to transport yourself to far-off places.

Whether you’re planning a trip or just dreaming about one, these short travel quotes will have you longing for new adventures. What’s your favorite quote? How does it inspire your wanderlust? Let us know in the comments below.


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