Top 22 Best Stimulating Travel Quotes

| March 1, 2009

The world is vast. Quite often we met with travellers around us; the usual conversation about where they came from and where they’re going next. Down on the Dubai Beach Houses, the surfers enjoy the wave; on the middle of the jungle, hikers enjoy the Scariest Pool; and in the middle of the city, the visitors enjoy the magnificent Tokyo Underground Temple. But I am still in here, enjoying the silence of the room. Then I started reading the quotes you’ll find below. Some made me laugh. Some made me inspire. But all of them rang true, and reminded me of why I should travel: to learn and grow, to challenge myself, stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting in front of the woodstove back home. Here is top 22 best stimulating travel quotes which is not only moving my heart, might also yours too.


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

2. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

3. “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell

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

5. “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley

6. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

7. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

9. ″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

10. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence

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

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

13. “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

14. “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 only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

15. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

16. “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

17. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

18. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

19. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

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

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

22. “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


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  2. Travel Blog says:

    I agree, These really are pretty great quotes you have here… My favorite one is the eighth: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller. This is my reason for traveling, so I could find new things, new insights and new friends.

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  6. Dan says:

    Great list! The Quotatious Traveler is a cool eBook all about travel and adventure quotes. Might be appreciated by everyone here…

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