15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

Sometimes, a picture says a thousand words. And sometimes, a travel quote inspires our soul.

Together, 14 lifestyle & travel bloggers share their favorite travel quote and why.

For some of us, adventure comes from trying something new and for others, its traveling to a different place. Whatever your wanderlust is, we hope these travel quotes inspire you. Each photo below belongs to the respected owner unless otherwise stated. Please be sure to check out their sites and be inspired to explore!

15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel — as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them — wherever you go.” ~Anthony Bourdain

Contributor: Miranda from Miranda the Adventurer
Miranda is a California-based travel blogger and YouTuber, who loves animals, exploring the world, and delicious vegan food! You can also follow her on YouTube!

Miranda says: I love this quote because it emphasizes the learning and opportunity that travel can bring. People often over think things when it comes to travel and this quote poetically sums up why you should just go for it!


15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul”

Contributor: Olivia from The Lost Gurl
My name is Olivia and I blog over at the thelostgurl.com. I love talking and daydreaming about travel destinations all over the world! My goal is to save enough money to fulfill my need to travel, and travel around the world! You can follow Olivia on Instagram and Pinterest!

Olivia says: Traveling is good for a person’s soul. The memories we make, the people we meet we will never forget which will keep us happy. Adventures make you take risks and when you take risks you find out what your capable of. 


15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it.” ~ Alexander Sattler

Contributor: Karen from The Epicurious Explorers
Hello, I’m Karen Palamittam from Mumbai, India. I have passion for photography and love to explore new places. I’m currently on a break after working for almost 9 years and working on my blog. You can read more about me on my blog, which I share with my twin sister. It is about our love for travel, photography and food. You can follow Karen on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Karen says: It’s my favorite because I agree with it completely. I’d rather spend money to travel and see more places than on materialistic stuff. This is a pic of Anjuna Beach, Goa,India. Goa is one my favorite destinations.


15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

Adventure is out there. ~UP

Contributor: Justine from The Iridescent Wings
With a passion of travel, food and photography, Justine Alonzo is the founder of The Iridescent Wings. She loves to share things to do and places to eat in Southern California, Europe, Asia and beyond. You can pursue her website for inspiration or watch her YouTube channel as you chase adventures near and far with her. You can also follow Justine on Instagram and Facebook!

Justine says: Up has a lovely theme of going out and following your adventurous spirit. This quote encompass the idea that wherever life takes you there is an opportunity to learn and discover.


15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

I would rather die of passion than boredom.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Contributor: Katherine from Slightly Savvy
I’m Katherine, and I started my blog, Slightly Savvy, as a way to document the transition from college to post grad and how to tackle the public relations industry. The most important thing to me is being super honest and authentic on my blog. I’m also 23, live in Sarasota, Florida and have a little white husky named Tallie. You can find her on Instagram and Pinterest.

Katherine says: I love that quote because it speaks to a fear I think we all have of not doing what we love and wasting our time. Travel is something that excites me, motivates me, and inspires me to do what I’m passionate about.


15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do”

Contributor: Laura from Wander with Laura
Laura is a food lover travelling through Australasia and South East Asia. Follow her journey on her travel blog Wander with Laura. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter!

Laura says: I love this quote because it’s hard to justify doing what you want sometimes! Responsibilities at home, settling down and being too afraid are ties that most people feel at one time or another but this quote always reminds me that life is short and now is the time to do those amazing things. So save up and live your dream however you can! The attached image is from Roy’s Peak, Wanaka in New Zealand – it’s definitely one of the most spectacular places I’ve visited in the last few months!


15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

Not all who wander are lost.”

Contributor: Paige from The Roaming Red Head
I am Paige I am a twenty five year old newbie travel blogger. I have traveled since I was sixteen and haven’t even scratched the surface on what I have left to see. You can follow Paige on Instagram!

Paige says: I have spent the last 5 years traveling and have been asked constantly what I am trying to gain or why am I trying to find myself. This quote to me shows that traveling is something that brings me great joy and I don’t need to be finding myself to lead this life. The picture above is special to me because I had dreamed of going to Paris since I was ten and when I finally made it there three years ago it was magical and this is the picture I took when I first saw the Eiffel Tower and cried.


15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list” ~Susan Sontag

Contributor: Lacee from Lacee Does Life
Lacee is a full-time teacher and blogger. Her blog, Lacee Does Life focuses on lifestyle, budgeting, travel, and blog tips. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter!

Lacee says: Travel makes life exciting. I want to see as many places as possible!


15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

Fill your life with adventure, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”

Contributor: Danielle from The Taste Team
Danielle is a freelance writer and owner of The Taste Team, LLC, a platform for travel and food writers to publish about local dining, travel, and entertainment. She’s a free spirit who’s passionate about being able to do what she loves- travel and write. When she’s not on the run or stuffing her face, she’s somewhere reading, spending time with loved ones, working out, watching movies, catching sun at the beach, or walking the aisles of the health food store. Visit The Taste Team’s website and follow us on social media to see all our team’s travel adventures and foodie finds. You can also follow The Taste Team on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Danielle says: I love this quote because it’s telling of my own views on life as I’ve grown and matured. The quote is how I live my life, and the reason behind my blog. To tell my stories and allow fellow bloggers the same opportunity.Tangibles are only temporary, and there are many things money just cannot buy. If there’s anything that I can give to my future family, I want to give them the experience. I want to expose them to different cultures, foods, and customs. I feel like it’s hands on education that can be passed on. That’s way more valuable than anything you can purchase and try to preserve. Though this is a stock photo of Dubai, it’s one of my favorites from my Travel Vision Board. The photo encompasses many of the things I love; the beach, beautiful architecture, and a progressive city. Dubai is on my bucket list, and thanks to so many accessible travel options it’s easily attainable. 


15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

The world is a book, and those who don’t travel read only one page.”
~ Saint Augustine

Contributor: Krista from Krista Aoki
Krista inspires others to live a purposeful life, travel, and build a beautiful, successful blog on her lifestyle and travel blog at http://kristaaoki.com. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Krista says: You grow more as a person with every page of a book you read. The same is true when you travel. Seeing more places and the way communities interact truly teaches you and opens your mind to what you may have thought was previously impossible. Do you create the opportunity for yourself to travel? You truly have no idea how very, very diverse this world and its cultures can be until you throw yourself at them like a frisbee with no course. It’s beautiful to experience. See what else the book of life has to offer. Travel.


15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~Ibn  Battuta

Contributor: Krista from Krista Aoki!

15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

Life’s journey to the grave isn’t about arriving safe and sound, but skidding in sideways shouting WHAT A RIDE!”

Contributor: Kylie from Between England and Iowa

Kylie is a British expat travel writer currently living in the USA. Her blog Between England & Iowa  is full of tips and advice on the American Green Card process, expat life, local travel and worldwide short break itineraries! Kylie can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Kylie says: For me, this quote sums up what my travels are all about! We only get one shot at life and I plan to travel to as many places as possible and have every experience I can! Whether it being swinging into canyons or swimming with sharks, I will embrace it with open arms! Life is one big adventure!


15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

For once you have tasted flight you will walk with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”

Contributor: Handel, Carmen, & Charles from Wellington World Travels
We are Handel, Carmen & Charles Wellington, and we’ve been traveling since 2009. We write about our world travels, family adventures, and expat experience. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Handel, Carmen, and Charles say: Once we experienced traveling and saw the other culture, It motivates and inspires us to explore more. We will always want to be on the road to see the different tourist attractions, get to know different people and culture, taste the different exotic foods, and try various adventures. And if we are not traveling, we are always planning our next trip, looking at different travel guides and destination photos, and looking for your next flight…


15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.” ~Jack Kerouac

Contributor: Asia from Navigable World
Asia is a blogger, virtual assistant & online ESL teacher who lives in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona with her fiancé, rescue dog, & chinchilla. You can follow her on Instagram!

Asia says: I adore this quote because it’s a powerful reminder that too many people get caught up in the day to day and forget to build a life for themselves outside of work and responsibilities. It reflects my own story, so it’s important to me and a passage that I can really identify with!

15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.” ~Anonymous

Contributor: Danielle M. from The Witty Wife
Danielle is a loving wife, traveler, and loves to inspire others to try new things. She spends her time writing, practicing yoga, pressing Jesus, and watching sunsets. Check her out on Instagram and Pinterest for more travel inspiration.

Danielle says: Travel has shaped who I am and what my future holds. This quote inspired me from the beginning to realize that life is short and travel is not an escape or just a destination, it is a way to make life meaningful. I encourage you to take a leap of faith and see what is out there. This world is just too big to only travel a short distance.


15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~Helen Keller

Contributor: Danielle M. from The Witty Wife

Travel changes us, it shapes us, it becomes a part of us. Click To Tweet

A big thank you to all of the contributors for these travel quotes. May your joy for travel and adventure continue to grow each passing day!


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We hope these quotes have inspired you to take that extra step and see the world. Whether its down the street or across the ocean, journey wherever your heart desires.


15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

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32 thoughts on “15 Travel Quotes To Inspire Wanderlust

  1. Love that Anthony Bourdain quote. It’s why I didn’t end up getting married until I was in my late 20s. I wanted to live the single life and get out there and do things and SEE things and experience things!

  2. I loved this. Me and my husband are going to Jamaica in May, and we had to make some tight financial decisions in order to go. I’ve been frustrated with money things, but in reality we’re perfectly fine and going to Jamaica! Thanks for the reminder that travel is way better than things that eventually just go away. <3

    • Hi Lauren! I know how tough the money thing can be when it comes to travel. My hubby and I work on one income but we are making the most of it! Have an amazing time in Jamaica!

  3. I love these! I must say my little wanderlust is kicking up a little since the weather is getting nicer. I love the one about dying of passion instead of boredom.

  4. Love the St. Augustine quote! Travel is such an eye opener I think – it’s like the ultimate teacher in the school of life because it takes us out of our comfort zones and into adventures that touch our hearts, minds and Souls.

  5. Love this post! The quotes give me tingles for the want of travel!
    It has been about two years since I went to India, upon returning I was lusting for more, but since has subsided!

  6. “Fill your life with adventure, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” This is something that we are trying to do more as a family. We try to make the mundane things in to memories.

  7. Very inspirational. Especially the one about filling your life with adventure and not material things. I rather spend my money on travel than anything else. Travel blogging has opened my mind to appreciating the little things.

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