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Short Travel Quotes: 101 Quotes to Fuel Your Wanderlust

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As cheesy as this sounds, I’m obsessed with short travel quotes. I’m constantly scrolling through Pinterest searching for the best travel quotes and adding them to my boards. In fact, I change the background on my phone to a new inspiring and short travel quote every month.

I often cure my post-travel blues by reading short travel quotes. I even look for motivating, short travel quotes right before I embark on a trip to put me in the perfect travel mood. 

I’ve put together a list of my absolute favorite short travel quotes and I hope that they inspire you to explore more of this beautiful world! 


Short Travel Quotes: 101 Quotes to Fuel Your Wanderlust

These short travel quotes are perfect for your background on your phone, your Instagram bio, or even your Instagram captions. Wherever you use them, may you feel the joy of traveling!

There are so many great short travel quotes.

Inspirational Short Travel Quotes

1. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

2. “The life you’ve led doesn’t have to be the only life you have.” — Anna Quindlen

3. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” — Saint Augustine

4. “Not all those who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

5. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch

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

7. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” — Jennifer Lee

8. “Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once.” — Karen Gibbs

9. “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” — Sir Richard Burton

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

11. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” — Mark Twain

12. “Don’t tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you traveled.” — Mohammed

13. “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience in the world in the way they’ve been told to.” — Alan Keightley 

14. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” — Jack Kerouac

15. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” — Wallace Stevens

16. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” — Martin Buber

18. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

19. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

20. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” — Irving Wallace

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Anonymous Short Travel Quotes

21. “Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.” — Anonymous

22. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” — Anonymous

23. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” — Anonymous

24. “Work, save, travel, repeat.” — Anonymous

25. “Go where you feel the most alive.” — Anonymous

26. “Seek adventures that open your mind.” — Anonymous

27. “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.”— Anonymous

28. “Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” — Anonymous

29. “Collect moments, not things.” — Anonymous

30. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” — Anonymous

31. “Just go.” — Anonymous

32. “I have an insane calling to be where I’m not.” — Anonymous

33. “Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.” — Anonymous

34. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” — Anonymous

35. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” — Anonymous

36. “Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.” — Anonymous

37. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Anonymous

38. “Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure.” — Anonymous

39. “Then, I realized adventures are the best way to learn.” — Anonymous

Here are 101 of the best short travel quotes.

40. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.” — Anonymous

41. Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.” — Anonymous

42. “Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.” — Anonymous

43. “There is still so much to see.” — Anonymous

44. “Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.” — Anonymous

45. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” — Anonymous

46. “Travel. See the world.” — Anonymous

47. Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Anonymous

48. “Travel is life.” — Anonymous

49. “It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go.” — Anonymous

50. “The goal is to die with memories — not dreams.” — Anonymous

51. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” — Anonymous

52. “Don’t listen to what they say, go see.” — Anonymous

53. “Little by little, one travels far.” — Anonymous

54. “Travel is not a reward for working, it’s education for living.” — Anonymous

55. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” — Anonymous

56. “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.” — Anonymous

57. “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.” 

58. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket and that’s kind of the same thing.” — Anonymous

59. “There’s no way I was meant to just pay bills and die.” — Anonymous

60. “Oh, darling, let’s be adventurers.” — Anonymous

61. “Life is a journey. Make the best of it.” — Anonymous

62. “I need a six month vacation, twice a year.” — Anonymous

General Short Travel Quotes

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

64. “I travel a lot. I hate my having my life be disrupted by routine.” Caskie Stinnett

65. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” — Chief Seattle

66. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

67. “To travel is to live.” — Hans Christian Andersen

68. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” — Melody Truong

69. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” — David Mitchell

70. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” — Anita Desai

71. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius 

72. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regrets.” — Oscar Wilde

73. “People don’t take trips — trips take people.” — John Steinbeck

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

75. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Amelia Earhart

76. “Life is short and the world is wide.” — Simon Raven

77. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” — Oscar Wilde

78. Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” — Jamie Lyn Beatty

79. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” — Aldous Huxley

80. “A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.” — Henry Rollins

Here are 101 short travel quotes.

81. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” — Eugene Fodor

82. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” — Paolo Coelho

83. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” — Stephen Covey

84. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” — Susan Sontag

85. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

86. “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” — Sandra Lake

87. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” — Carl Sandburg

88. “You go away for a long time and return a different person — you never come all the way back.” — Paul Theroux

89. “Travel… the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” — Brenna Smith

90. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey

91. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” — Dalai Lama 

92. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” — Frank Tyger

93. “I love to travel but hate to arrive.” — Albert Einstein

94. “Jet lag is for amateurs.” — Dick Clarck

95. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” — Robin Sharma

96. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln

97. “In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.” — Frantz Fanon 

98. “Sometimes when you lose your way, you find yourself.” — Mandy Hale

99. “The only true failure would be not to explore at all.” — Ernest Shackleton

100. “The world is not in your maps and books. It’s out there.” — The Hobbit

101. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” — Danny Kaye

Which one of these short travel quotes is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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