Sometimes, we all just need a good motivational pep talk to inspire us to get out there and see the world. We let so many excuses get in the way of us following our dreams, and it helps to remind ourselves why we should ignore them. Here are some of my favorite quotes about why it’s important to travel, what you benefit from it, and why you should go NOW.


1. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

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

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

4. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

5. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.” – Mark Twain

6. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

8. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

9. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

10. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

11. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

12. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships were built.” – John A. Shedd

13. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” – Dr. Seuss

14. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” -Danny Kaye

15. “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” -Martin Yan

16. “Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – JRR Tolkien

17. “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere.” – Belle, Beauty & the Beast

18. “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

19. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

20. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller