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70+ motivational travel and adventure quotes

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. ∼  Saint Augustine

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

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ∼ Lao Tzu

It’s better to travel well than to arrive. ~ Buddha

Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets. ~ Oscar Wilde

Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind. – Seneca

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life. ~ James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

One of the drawbacks about adventures is that when you come to the most beautiful places you are often too anxious and hurried to appreciate them. ~ C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. ~ Lao Tzu

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius

With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding. ~ Sandra Lake

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.
~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. ~ Zig Ziglar.

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. An all plans, safeguards, policies and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. ~ John Steinbeck

Take only memories, leave only footprints. ∼ Chief Seattle

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast,and you miss all you are traveling for. ~ Louis L’Amour

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ∼ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. ∼ Henry Miller

Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. ∼ Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Life is a journey, not a destination. ∼ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen. ∼ Benjamin Disraeli

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal. ∼ Paulo Coelho

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. ∼ Mary Anne Radmacher

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. ∼ Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. ∼ Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way. ~ Penelope Riley

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~ Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead. ~ Ma Jian, Red Dust: A Path Through China

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. ~ Anita Desai

Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it. ~ Joyce Meyer, Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ∼ Mark Twain,The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

If you never go, you will never know. ∼ Unknown

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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. ∼ H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

The best way to make smaller a big mountain is to climb that mountain; the best way to shorten a long road is to travel on that road! Anything that looks big or long to you is actually because you didn’t go to it, because you didn’t live it! ∼ Mehmet Murat ildan

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. ∼ Izaak Walton

Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. ~ David McCullough

Travel brings power and love back into your life. ~ Rumi Jalalud-Din

I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it. ~ Alexander Sattler

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. ∼ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. ∼ Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. ∼ Gustave Flaubert

Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion. ~ Robert Macfarlane

I wish I had never gone traveling. Said no one ever. ∼ Unknown

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. ∼ Ernest Hemingway

It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. ∼ Unknown

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andre Gide

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. ~ Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

I have found out that there ain’t no super way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. ∼ Mark Twain

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. ~ Paul Theroux

Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul. ~ Jamie Lyn Beatty

Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind. ∼ Unknown

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey ~ Babs Hoffman

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. ∼ Unknown

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. ∼ Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

I read; I travel; I become. ∼ Derek Walcott

Life is a journey and journeys are all about direction. Thank you for your contribution to my direction. ∼ Drishti Bablani, Wordions

Travel far enough, you meet yourself. ∼ David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to thing you control it. ∼ John Steinbeck

Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere. ∼ Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. ∼ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Life is a journey– not only to see the world- to find yourself, your place in the world, and your happiness. ∼ Debasish Mridha

Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant. John Muir, Travels in Alaska

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. ∼ Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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 Kerouac, On the Road

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. ∼ Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. ∼ G.K. Chesterton

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

Life is a journey. Be prepared and you’ll reach your destiny; Be distracted and you’ll suffer a wreck; Have a bad company and you’ll be robbed of your destiny. ∼ Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. ∼ Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. ∼ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson’s Essays

There is nothing safer than flying, it’s crahing that is dangerous. ∼ Theo Cowan

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. ∼ Henny Youngman

We need the tonic of wildness… At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature. ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

May came home with a smooth round stone
As small as a world and as large as alone.
∼ E.E. Cummings

Life is a journey in a jungle where you have to find your way with your own light. If you love the jungle, then the whole world becomes your home. You can never get lost; you become divine. ∼ Debasish Mridha

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. ∼ Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger. ∼ Simone de Beauvoir

But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses. ∼ Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘As pretty as an airport‘. ∼ Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. ∼ Unknown

Travel companies / airlines motto & slogans

Austrian Airlines

  • The most friendly airline
  • Austrian. Like a smile in the sky.
  • Austrian. Fly with friends.

Eastern Airlines

  • We have to earn our wings every day.
  • Eastern Airlines. The Wings of Man.


  • Journeys of Inspiration (from 2009)
  • The Reliable Airline
  • The Flying Dutchman
  • The businessman travels, sends, and receives by KLM (1920s)
  • Bridging the World (1994)


  • Lufthansa. There’s no better way to fly.

United Airlines

  • Life is a journey, travel it well.
  • It’s time to fly
  • Fly the friendly skies of United

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