I’m a big fan of travel quotes and share some of my favorites quite frequently on social media. But I see the same ones posted so often, that they lack the spark and inspiration they once had.
So, I searched for a collection of new travel quotes about stories, adventures, and the calling of the open road. Some of these are memorized favorites and you may recognize a song lyric or two. And some of these travel quotes were completely new-to-me, igniting that same joy-filled excitement I felt when I first started traveling years ago.
When I’m on a plane or driving unknown roads during a trip, these are the travel quotes and lyrics that come to mind. They’re all Tweetables, so feel free to share the ones that inspire you.
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling. -ShantiClick to tweet
“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” -Roman PayneClick to tweet
“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” -Vera NazarianClick to tweet
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors.” -Terry PratchettClick to tweet
“I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” -Paulo CoelhoClick to tweet
“Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars.” -Jack KerouacClick to tweet
“Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than moving planes, ships or trains.” -Alain de BottonClick to tweet
“The urge to travel feels magnetic. Two of my favorite words are linked: departure time.” -Frances MayesClick to tweet
“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” -Alain de BottonClick to tweet
“Move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food.” -Anthony BourdainClick to tweet
“One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.” -Edith WhartonClick to tweet
“Travel is full of surprises. Perhaps some of the most enjoyable times are those where one comes close to disaster: the risks add spice, and make for great stories when you are safely back home.” -Jane Wilson-HowarthClick to tweet
“You thought too hard. Same with travel. You can’t work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos.” -Gayle FormanClick to tweet
“Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.” -Libba BrayClick to tweet
“A fortress built long ago, Walls made timeless by historic glory. The small girl in the boat slows, To listen to its story.” -Rachel LewisClick to tweet
“Let the sea breeze blow your hair, let the sunset bring tranquility to your heart, let the distant places you travel allow you to explore yourself.” -Somya KediaClick to tweet
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” -Mary Anne RadmacherClick to tweet
“She’s fixing up a potion made of laughter and love, and I will follow the enchanter on the road to the sun.” -Robert PlantClick to tweet
“Slow down, take time, allow yourself to be wildly diverted from your plan. People are the soul of the place; don’t forget to meet them and enjoy their company.” -David duCheminClick to tweet
“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” -J.K. RowlingClick to tweet
“I wanna feel sunlight on my face. I see the dust-cloud disappear without a trace. I wanna take shelter from the poison rain, Where the streets have no name.” -U2Click to tweet
“Life is for deep kisses, strange adventures, midnight swims and rambling conversations.” -Author UnknownClick to tweet
“The greatest reward of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” -Bill BrysonClick to tweet
“I think people spend too much time staring into screens and not enough time drinking wine, tongue kissing, and dancing under the moon.” -Rachel WolchinClick to tweet
“So I learned two things that night: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.” -Margaret GeorgeClick to tweet
“Leaves are falling all around, It’s time I was on my way. Thanks to you, I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay. But now it’s time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way.” -Led ZeplinClick to tweet
In my perception, the world wasn’t a graph or formula or an equation. It was a story.” -Cheryl StrayedClick to tweet
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