6 Powerful Travel Quotes That Have Inspired Me

Quotes are one of those things that I said I’d never write about. I think a lot of what a quote can mean for someone is a very personal thing. They can also be extremely overdone and overshared sometimes. A lot of quotes are skimmable, but there are those few that come along and change your perspective. Since I started my traveling journey, I have been consistently reminded of the quotes that have inspired me, and continue to inspire me. Some of these describe my travel philosophy to a tee, and others are words that just get me. Here are 6 powerful travel quotes that have inspired me:

6 Powerful Travel Quotes That Have Inspired Me

This quote is pretty self explanatory, and it’s one of my favorite more simple quotes. I always feel like I am along for the ride, rather than being in control of it. Even when I am 150% organized, something crazy happens along the way and it makes me appreciate the trip so much more. Almost as if it has a mind of its own. Let the trip just happen. Let adventure and love and endless other possibilities happen. Once you’ve gone on your first trip, there’s no going back to a normal life. And that’s how it all started. The trips always took me.

6 Powerful Travel Quotes That Have Inspired Me

Don’t settle for the ordinary. Travel and explore as much as your mortal self can. I always think “what if I died tomorrow?”, and would I be disappointed with all the places that I didn’t see? I know that money seems to be the major factor in people getting to travel. It sucks, and I wish the world didn’t revolve around money. But taking those trips now, is so worth it. I could have more things, but instead I choose to travel. Things will always be there, but the destinations and memories won’t last forever. Get out there and just live. This quote inspires me to do just that.

6 Powerful Travel Quotes That Have Inspired Me

When I was little, traveling had a profound impact on the person I became. It made me more social, more aware, and more tolerant. I know a lot of people that are afraid to get out of their comfort zone and take a trip. But you learn so much about yourself by traveling the world. I think it’s important at any age to reflect upon the person you are, and to have a positive relationship with yourself. Traveling gives me that sense of wonder and knowledge to be able to look at myself objectively. I’ve learned so much about myself on my adventures, and that’s helped me to create the ultimate relationship; the one in which we have with ourselves.

6 Powerful Travel Quotes That Have Inspired Me

This is another one of those simple quotes that just makes me smile when I read it. That’s really its one and only purpose, and I love it for that. Have you ever had those moments you were trying to get from point A to point B, and you suddenly stumble upon something even better? To be honest, I don’t have many of those moments because I am a very ‘by the book’ and organized person. However, when I do, I can stop and appreciate them so much. That is what being a tourist is all about. That’s the fun in traveling.

6 Powerful Travel Quotes That Have Inspired Me

Traveling solo isn’t for everyone, but I do think everyone should experience it once in their lifetime. And I’m not talking for a day or two. I’m talking a week in a foreign country by yourself. To wake up alone in another city is one of those moments in life that’s unforgettable. It’s actually indescribable too. If I think about this quote for too long, I end up wanting to cry a little. I think about those 2am nights where I am wide awake in bed in London, and just thinking about life at its present moment. Thinking about why I am here in this very bed, alone, but extremely content. It’s one of those rare experiences and feelings.

6 Powerful Travel Quotes That Have Inspired Me

I think a lot of people can relate to this quote. This has to be one of my most favorite things about traveling. No one knows a single thing about you or your past. Now, I don’t have some dark and mysterious past by any means. I am currently probably doing the same thing today as I was yesterday. But I do love the idea that you can literally be whoever you want to be. It’s actually kind of sick if you think about it. I’d really like to try out my fake British accent one of these days! In all seriousness though, traveling allows you to be what you are in the present moment. It doesn’t judge or hold your past against you. It’s just you and the sidewalk ahead.

I hope you enjoyed a sample of some of my favorite travel quotes. Certain quotes affect people in different ways, and these are the ones that have stuck with me throughout the years. Hopefully some of these quotes are new to you, and have begun to inspire you to take that trip you’ve always wanted to.

What is a travel quote that has really impacted you, and why?

30 Comments

  • 2 months ago

    Oh I love these, thank you for sharing! I’ve never heard that last one before but will definitely be saving it. The idea that there are no yesterdays on the road is perfect!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thanks Kathryn! Glad you liked them!

  • 2 months ago

    Travelling is so inspiring, it never leaves you and I honestly think it’s one of the greatest things you can do with your life. I always save travel related quotes, they’re a great motivator.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Yes, I totally agree!! Whenever I want to be motivated, I definitely read allll the travel quotes haha.

  • 2 months ago

    These are such fabulous quotes, Emily! I especially love the one from Lawrence Block because I have found it to be so true throughout my own travels.

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Agreed! Thanks Kasie!

  • 2 months ago

    I couldn’t agree more with the third quote. I feel different every time I travel, it’s almost like a part of me change, my mind and soul are nourished. Cheesy? Maybe but travelling is like food for our soul.

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Haha not cheesy! I totally agree. 🙂

  • 2 months ago

    I haven’t thought about a travel quotes much until now and I’d have to agree with the one that says, “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” I remember travelling on my own for the first time last year and how it made me reflect on how I’ve been living my life and how my relationship is with the people around me. It was just a two-day trip but there’s so much to learn and I’ve met people who have taught me simple yet meaningful life lessons. I love travelling but I’m not much of a frequent traveler… But once I explore, I make sure that it will be worth my time and that it can create an impact in my life. 🙂

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Similar things have happened to me while traveling alone. It’s such a nice time to reflect upon your life and the journey you’ve made. I find that you learn the most about yourself when you’re in unfamiliar places and are uncomfortable. 🙂

  • 2 months ago

    totally inspiring!

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    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you!

  • 2 months ago

    loving the quote and yes that’s so true about travelling
    xoxo
    style frontier

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you!

  • 2 months ago

    I love your outlook on travel- and these amazing quotes!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Ashley!

  • 2 months ago

    These are some amazing quotes! I love the travel one because it is so true and inspiring 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/04/7-signs-your-beauty-addict.html

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you!

  • 2 months ago

    The third one is my favorite. These all make me want to travel now! Now where to go next hehe

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Haha thanks Tina!

  • Belen
    2 months ago

    Travel is one of my passions and I couldn’t agree more with you all these quotes are great! Thanks for sharing!

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    Have a nice day!
    xx

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      You’re welcome!

  • 2 months ago

    These quotes are so inspirational! I really like the Steinbeck one because my travel experiences almost always involve the unexpected…and I love that! ! 🙂

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    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Haha I totally agree! Always expect the unexpected… 😉

  • Gabrielle
    2 months ago

    What a great post; the first and last quotes are my favourites. I’d never heard the last quote before but wow, how powerful – and so, so true!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thanks Gabrielle! I love that one too!

  • 2 months ago

    I love all of these quotes, they’re so inspiring and really what I need to read right now! I think following your heart and doing what scares you is so important. Have a wonderful week! xx

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    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Diana!!

  • 2 months ago

    Love all of these quotes – perfect choice ♥
    And now my wanderlust got even bigger 🙂 haha need to book a trip ASAP 😉

    xxx
    Tina

    http://www.styleappetite.com

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Haha thanks Tina! Glad I could spread the wanderlust! ;p

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