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Short Quotes On Travel To Inspire Your Journeys

Updated: Jul 6, 2022

These short quotes on travel are perfect for sparking your wanderlust! They are short enough that they leave a bit to the imagination, but also powerful enough that they deliver a strong message. These short quotes on travel are some of our favorite quotes to get inspired by because they are so simple, yet make you think so deep.


Short quotes on travel to inspire

We’ve been on many trips together in the past years traveling around the world. Every time we start planning a trip, we look for inspiration to get us in the mood of a new adventure. This can come in the form of videos, blogs, stories, and a lot of the times through travel quotes!

For each travel quote, we offer our perspective of what the quote means to us for our personal travel journey. However, we encourage you to take your time reading these quotes and understand how these quotes apply to your own future travels. Use them to make a positive change in your life and get out on your next road trip with some real inspiration!


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Short Quotes On Travel

We’ve put together our favorite short quotes on travel that will inspire your journeys for tomorrow and years to come. Let's go through the list together!


“To travel is to live” – Hans Christian Andersen

There have been times in all of our lives when we’ve felt stuck, unable to get out of a rut and daily grind. In these moments, we are not truly alive but rather going through the motions. The most beautiful thing in the world is when you’re able to break free of that monotonous routine and go on an adventure. For us, that first adventure together was a turning point of positivity in our lives. It could be for you too!


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“Collect moments, not things” – Aarti Khurana

This is one of our favorite travel quotes of all times! What a perfect concept. In a continuous consumer world, it is easy to get caught up in buying new items to make you happy. However, those things will just lead to fleeting happiness for a moment. Instead of chasing that momentary bliss, we suggest chasing a new adventure. Those travels on the road will come with endless memories that you will cherish forever and be able to reflect on when you return home. Those connections and happiness will last forever rather than just a few days. It is actually scientifically proven that travel makes you happier!

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“Life is short. The world is wide” – Mama Mia


There is so much to explore around our beautiful earth. You could travel to every country and still not see half of what’s out there. Never take our planet for granted. Live every day to its fullest!

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“Take only memories, leave only footprints” – Chief Seattle

This is one of the inspiring travel quotes for the true adventurers! When you’re out on your next hike in the wilderness, think about this one. Wherever you go, make memories that last a lifetime but also remember to preserve the natural environment that makes those moments so special. When you only take pictures and remember the best parts of your travels, you are ensuring that other travelers in the future will be able to enjoy those same special moments.

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“Don’t quit your day dream” – Neely Duncan

We love this quote because it relates to our personal travel journey. We decided to quit our 9-5 jobs in pursuit of travel. It was a huge risk financially, but it has been a blast so far traveling around the world and following our dreams. We wouldn’t trade it for the world. Our day dreams have now morphed into our reality and we don’t plan on ending that dream anytime soon!

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“Sunsets are always free” – World Wild Hearts

If you know us, then you know sunsets are one of our favorite things in the world! No matter where you are traveling, you can always count on a new sunset scene to end your day on the road. It’s always a special moment to be able to relax with a view over the city you just explored or the valley you just hiked up. We’ve seen too many colorful and spectacular sunsets in our journeys together to count. And the best part? They have always been free!

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” – Confucius

No matter what you do in life, it’s important to go all in and put your full effort into it. There’s no point in traveling with your mind somewhere else. You won’t experience all the beauty around you. Think of all the moments you will miss if you are just thinking about your next destination while you’re on the road. Live in the moment, give your all, and good things will come. Your life will become clearer and you will have many more memories to cherish! Confucious has some of the most famous travel quotes ever.

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“If it scares you, it may be a good thing to try” – Seth Godin

Getting out of your comfort zone is so important when traveling. You must push yourself to overcome your fears. As long as it is safe to do so, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and try something new. If you are scared to do it, it generally means that is a gap in your current knowledge or comfort level. Just try it. Whatever it is. You might find you like it and the new experience may even change your life! And if you don’t, then at least you gave it a shot and know yourself better.

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“Wander without reason”

You shouldn’t have to have a reason to travel. To travel is to live and living means being in the moment. Don’t let your past or future guide you. Rather, listen to your heart and let your soul guide you!

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“Some people are so poor, all they have is money” – Patrick Meagher

In our opinion, this is one of the greatest and most unique travel quotes of all-time because it speaks to the true mentality of a traveler. Money can only take you so far in life. Of course, it’s important to have enough money to cover your basic needs and stay healthy. But beyond your basic needs, you don’t need all the “extras” that come with increased buying power. Instead of focusing on earning an endless amount of money, we suggest you focus on earning an endless amount of memories. And travel is the best way to earn those authentic memories. Try it for yourself!

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“If traveling was free, you would never see me again” – Anonymous

The fact is, you do need a little bit of money to travel. Although you can travel on a very small budget you still need a little bit to buy that plane, boat, or train ticket to get where you need to go. You also need to eat and stay when you get there. If this was all free, then everyone in the world would travel full-time! However, if you want to travel more, then you just need to prioritize that when it comes to your daily spending in life. Save up for that next adventure and you’ll thank yourself for it later!

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“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao Tzu

This is one of those travel quotes for your wanderlust. Sometimes life can feel like it’s all coming down on you at once. There are 99 problems that you need to solve and there’s no time to do it. But in these modern times, that is a reality of living. It’s important not to let those problems bring you down. Travel can teach us a lot about how to overcome those problems. By just taking your first step and booking your flight, you make a commitment that will lead you down the path. Then, you step on that plane. Then, you step on that bus. Each step brings you closer to your end destination and the only thing you need to worry about is taking each step as it comes. Don’t let anything else weigh you down!