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10 Inspirational Travel Quotes

Today I turn 30 years old, and I never thought I’d be celebrating such a milestone birthday in a foreign country. I’ve learned a lot over the past 8 months in Europe about what truly makes me happy in life. It’s true what they say that you can have anything you want in the world, just not everything. :)

Frugal travel has morphed into a way of life for me. I love exploring, meeting new people, and living life outside of a hotel room. I live for the solitude of long train rides, the rush of taking that perfect photo, and hearing the stories of the people I meet along the way.

The quotes you will find in this blog post have made me smile, laugh, and think. The past 30 years of my life haven’t gone at all like I thought they would, but I’m incredibly grateful and happy for all of the opportunities I have been given. I truly believe that life is what you make of it, and I cannot wait to see where the next 30 years of my life takes me. :)

10 Inspirational Travel Quotes

“Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

“Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.” – Robin Leach

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin

“The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by.” – Robert Brault

“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

“Adventure without risk is Disneyland.” – Douglas Copeland

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

What are your favourite inspirational travel quotes?

Krystal Yee

Krystal Yee is a travel blogger and personal finance expert with substantial media credits to her name. Lover of off-beat travel, hiking, French macarons, barefoot shoes, and her iPhone. Excel spreadsheet addict. She is currently living in Vancouver, plotting her next adventure.



Love these quotes! A good friend of mine and I celebrated our bdays by hiking the Incal Trail together to Machu Picchu. I have gotten addicted now to travelling somewhere for my birthday. Last year I went to NYC for my bday. :)


I can’t read Chinese by the way, but here:

遙知馬力日久見人心 Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long period of time, you get to know what’s in a person’s heart.


These are some great quotes. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” I’m strong believer in this quote; why I began traveling at a young age. Thanks for the post!

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First time having visited this website, found the quotes very motivating, good work! Enjoy traveling and exploring!