Words are magical and so is travel. Mix them together and what do you get? Inspiring and unique travel quotes. Here are the best travel quotes of all time.
Travel is special. It’s something that can inspire. It’s something people long for. Can even be addicted to (we have a name for this: wanderlust). With modern technology, some cash, and some creativity, just about any part of this wonderful rock we live on can be visited.
Some people get the travel bug in their blood and can’t get it out. They can’t wait to get on the road again. To see what’s over that next hill, that next airport, your favorite hotel bed, or that new destination they’ve not been to. For those people, being cooped up at home is tantamount to a prison sentence.
2020 managed to do something unique by essentially destroying huge swaths of the travel industry and in the process crushing the souls of those afflicted with wanderlust. Plans, vacations, trips, future-memories, and more were replaced instead with Zoom calls, virtual tours, and a soulless, extended quarantine. Ugh!
Now, in 2021, there’s hope. With a vaccine being distributed there’s a chance some of us will be able to lift off again. It may not be right away, but soon. And we can’t wait.
To help inspire you as you make your 2021 travel plans we’ve assembled a great collection of travel sayings and quotes. Notably, our collection includes:
- Best Travel Quotes of all time
- Short Travel Quotes
- Unique Travel Quotes
- Business Travel Quotes
- Travel Quotes for Instagram
Wherever you may be on this vast an amazing rock we call earth, happy planning. We hope these inspiring travel words tide you over until you can travel again!
Feel free to pin these quotes, share them on social media and post them to Instagram.
Best Travel Quotes of all Time
Over the years many people have said lots of things. Some have said things worth writing down and saying again. But only a few have said truly legendary travel quotes. Here are the very best travel quotes of all time.
“Just Go” – Author Unknown
We love this epic travel quote because of its simplicity. It states everything you need to know: just go. It’s that simple. Quit coming up with excuses and reasons not to do that epic trip, or see that sight you’ve waited your whole life to see. Just get off the couch, book the trip, and go.
“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul” – Jamie Lyn Beatty
The 9-to-5 job is something most us need to get by in this world. But it’s rare that job will be enough to satiate your soul’s deep hunger for what’s next or new or over the hill. Buried in our genetic code is an unconscious yearning for adventure. It’s why we watch movies, why we read books and yes, why we travel. As Jamie Lyn Beatty tells us, “…adventures fill your soul.” Go have an adventure.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
If there was ever someone faced with adversity it was Helen Keller. Yet, despite her challenges, she managed to maintain a positive outlook on life and never let her disabilities hold her back. Her inspirational travel quote is powerful. Don’t let anything hold you back from the adventure of your life.
“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag
The clever word play in this great travel saying highlights the constant yearning – and intentional yearning mind you – of the adventured. It’s a great quote!
“The trouble is you think you have time.” – Bhudda
This travel quote cuts deep. Life is short, and time flies, don’t waste it. There is so much truth in this quote that you might walk away feeling discouraged, like you have no time left. But, don’t despair. Book that trip right now.
“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times” – Author unknown
No one likes to look at other people’s vacation photos, right? It’s not because we are bad people it’s because we are jealous! We wish we’d went to see the Eiffel tower or that cool winery near Salem Oregon, or did the awesome brewery tours in Grand Rapids, or hiked the Grand Canyon or whatever, right? So quit ogling other people’s IG feeds and GO. Just go, right?
Short Travel Quotes
Why do we travel? Why do we seek that foreign shore? Why must we find out what’s over the hill? I think we all carry the explorer gene buried in us somewhere. The curiosity bug. Whatever you want to call it. It manifests itself more broadly in some and less so in others, but it’s there. Is it in you?
Sometimes we overthink things and we just need to heed that call buried in our soul. You’ve already seen several short travel quotes in other parts of this article but here are our 10 favorite short travel quotes.
10 Best Short Travel Quotes
- “Just Go” – author unknown
- “Travel is life” – author unknown
- “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag
- “The world is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page” – St Augustine
- “Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before” – Dalai Llama
- “So much of who we are is where we’ve been” – William Langewiesche
- “Life is short and the world is wide” – author unknown
- “Don’t count the days, make the days count” – Muhammed Ali
- “Oh, the places you’ll go!” – Dr. Seuss
- “Little by little one travels far” – JRR Tolkien
Unique Travel Quotes
Deeper meaning. Hidden message. Clever turn of words. What do these expressions have in common? They lie at the root of most unusual travel quotes. We’ve assembled some of our favorite unique travel quotes & sayings. We think you will be impressed.
“The Road is Life.” – Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is a frenetic and epic piece of literature that describes the wanderlust-fueled drug-addled nuttiness of the Beat Generation. His now infamous book describes the breakneck journey of a man across our great country. After all, the “Road is Life.”
“Where I lay my head is home.” -Metallica from Wherever I May Roam
Legendary rock band Metallica penned an epic travel song with their late 90’s hit, Wherever I May Roam. The song described the vagabondish nature of a free-spirited individual that’s not bound by conventional societal norms. It may be a rough life, but it’s free. And it’s home.
“The world is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page.” – St. Augustine
Noted theologian and philosopher Saint Augustine was known to turn a phrase, but his most famous travel quote is very clever and chillingly true. At a time when travel was literally difficult in so many ways, the “world” was very small to most people.
The concept of worlds beyond their general region was hard to fathom and left to the select few who had the right mix of money and craziness to take the risk. Yet, St. Augustine managed to get some travel in as well and it helped inform his world view and approach to life.
The Best Business Travel Quotes
Business travelers are a unique breed. While they share a certain sense of wanderlust that most travelers do, they also are quite comfortable with the grind of frequent business travel which can often be not so fun. Here are several business travel quotes that help capture the “glamour” of business travel.
“Never eat the Hampton Inn Buffett” – the CBoardingGroup (us!)
“Never leave your toothbrush in the hotel room…cuz maids” – the CBoardingGroup (us!)
“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect” – Paul Theroux
“You can fly too Philly or from Philly, but never through Philly” – Author unknown
This quote highlights the quirky likelihood of missing your connecting flight on a flight through the PHL airport.
“Never Check a Bag” Author unknown – but we say it a LOT here at the CBoardingGroup
Here are a few more Instagram friendly business travel quotes. Feel free to use them!
Travel Quotes for Instagram
Instagram, the most famous social media app for looking at how good other people’s live are, am I right? Indeed. That’s ok, I guess, just don’t get travel inertia and never actually go anywhere! If you are looking for free Instagram ready travel quotes you’ve come to right place. Check back often as we build out a great collection of travel quotes for Instagram that you can easily download and post to your Insta feed. Boom! Here are a few you can use right now though:
Thanks, be safe and “Just Go!”
Stay tuned for more of the best travel quotes. We continue to add more sayings to our list. If we missed your favorite travel quote, drop us a comment below and we just might add it!
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