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The 25 Most Inspirational Travel Quotes On The Web

Blog post   •   May 13, 2014 12:25 BST

1. Please be a traveller, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in. – Andrew Zimmern

Please be a traveller, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in. – Andrew Zimmern

2. Travelling: it makes you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

Travelling: it makes you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

3. 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

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

4. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if we only seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharal Nehru

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if we only seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharal Nehru

5. Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny space you occupy in the world. – Scott Cameron

Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny space you occupy in the world. – Scott Cameron

6. Travelling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.

Travelling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.

7. Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli

8. Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. – John Mayer

Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. – John Mayer

9. When in Rome, live as the Romans do. When elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere. – St Ambrose

When in Rome, live as the Romans do. When elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere. – St Ambrose

10. I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it.

I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it.

11. If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

12. If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. – Rachel Wolchin

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. – Rachel Wolchin

13. The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page. – St Augustine

The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page. – St Augustine

14. We travel, not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

We travel, not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

15. The most dangerous risk of all is the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

The most dangerous risk of all is the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

16. It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

17. Travel has made me more aware of me. I learn more about myself while on the road than anywhere else. It’s given me the ‘I can make it happen’ attitude. – Jessica Johnson Travel has made me more aware of me. I learn more about myself while on the road than anywhere else. It’s given me the ‘I can make it happen’ attitude. – Jessica Johnson

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

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

19. Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.

Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.

20. Collect moments, not things.

Collect moments, not things.

21. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

22. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. – James Michener

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

23. Don’t tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you’ve travelled. – Mohammed Don’t tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you’ve travelled. – Mohammed

24. Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.

25. Tourists don’t know where they’ve been; Travellers don’t know where they’re going. – Paul Theroux

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been; Travellers don’t know where they’re going. – Paul Theroux