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Inspiring Travel Quotes

Some travel quotes are so compelling that they inspire us to pack a bag, spread our wings and set off on a great adventure.

Here are a few favorites that have actually sent us packing.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta

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


“Throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain


“It took me [traveling] the world to learn there’s a universe of possibility…and the choice you make can become the story of your life.” Gregory David Roberts

“We depart the richer for a host of memories, the poorer for the little bit of oneself that one leaves behind on every journey.” Rosita Forbes


“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends. The mind can never break off from the journey.” Pat Conroy

“I am not born for one corner. The whole world is my native land.” Seneca

“Oh the places you’ll go!” Dr. Seuss

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“It’s all about the journey, not the destination.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is no greater joy than an endlessly changing horizon.” Christopher McCandless

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” Tim Cahill

“The pandemic has united us, not only in the effort to keep our families and communities healthy, but also in the effort to protect ways of living and traveling that we thought were immutable in our time.” Jeffries Blackerby


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