Words and images are powerful. They have the power to shift perspectives and ignite change. Here is a collection of the 10 best travel quotes to inspire and motivate you to pack your bags and start exploring! From century old explorers to modern day sayings, let these words inspire you to live the life you’ve always wanted.


“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

-         Gustave Flaubert


“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”

-         Judith Thurman


“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

-         Andre Gide


“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”

         Freya Stark


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

        Marcel Proust


“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”

-         Henry David Thoreau


“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

-         Donald Patrick "Pat" Conroy


“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


“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by.”

-         Robert Frost


“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”


-         Cesare Pavese