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Wanderlust Quotes To Ignite Your Travels

Updated: Jul 6, 2022

Looking for wanderlust quotes? You found the Mecca! This is the holy grail of wanderlust quotes that you’ve been searching for. Like the lost city of Ciudad Blanca, these travel quotes are rare. Ones that only the true explorers can find. You should be proud of yourself for making it this far. Now, get ready to be inspired for the rest of your life!

Wanderlust quotes that inspire travel

We’ve put together our top wanderlust quotes of all time based on sayings we’ve come across in our own travels. We even made graphics and told short stories of each one so you can find a deeper meaning and understanding of these travel quotes.

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Wanderlust Quotes

These are the best wanderlust quotes in our opinion! They will spark your next adventure, motivate you to explore more, and help you describe how epic your recent trip was. Use these travel quotes and images to fuel your burning fire for travel and keep your inner flame for adventure stoked.

“A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” - Isabelle Eberhardt

Living a nomadic lifestyle can lead to many life lessons. From understanding different cultures to knowing how you can handle and overcome difficult situations yourself. The most important and life-changing lessons can come from when you get lost on an adventure. Being able to find your way and discover something new is what fuels the wanderlust within us all.

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“A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” – Pico Iyer

This is one of the great inspirational quotes about travel. We constantly strive to understand more about the world around us. We generally go into a trip with the goal of learning something about the country we are visiting or seeing new landscapes that we have never encountered before. That’s because we are obsessed with growing as individuals. That feeling of gaining a new understanding and appreciation for life is at the root of all our travels and what makes that lifestyle sustainable for us. If transformation is not appealing to you, then long-term travel may not be what you are seeking.

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“Go where you feel most alive”

Do things that light up your soul. Don’t settle for the ordinary on any trip. If you want to go somewhere new, then go. Try out something new and see what happens. Your soul will thank you for it!

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“It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.” - Aaron Lauritsen

This is one of our favorite wanderlust quotes! There is something magical about across beautiful people in a small town. In this sense, we mean people with beautiful souls who have nothing but the best intentions for everyone they come across. In our experience, the people who live in small towns across the world have a strong connection to family and are usually more welcoming to travelers. It’s a great feeling when you are welcomed into someone’s home. It makes you realize that we are indeed all one.

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“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” - Anita Desai

This is so true and one of the best travel quotes of all time! We’ve lived this, especially during our trip to Peru. There were many moments while hiking in the Andes where we felt a true connection to the local people. Wherever we went, we were welcomed with open arms and felt an immediate human connection. That feeling of connectedness lives within our souls to this day. Now, every time we do a hike to glacial lakes we think back to those magical moments in Peru and the feeling we had after scaling some of the highest peaks in the world.

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“The less I needed the better I felt” - Charles Bukowski

This travel quote is short, but has a very deep meaning. It is true that we don’t need “things” to be happy. In fact, we have been the happiest in our lives when we had very little. Like when we’ve been out camping in the wilderness with nothing but our tent gear. Just us and the trees surrounding us. In those moments, all our worries disappear and the true things that matter come to surface. We find meaning in those pure and effortless moments in nature. And all we need is ourselves.

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“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” - Randy Komisar

Can you imagine waiting your whole life to do what you want? In our minds, that’s basically like volunteering yourself to go to jail. If you’re living that lifestyle, you are surrounded by four walls at all times. Those four walls may not be physical ones, but they are invisible and confine you just the same. Do yourself a favor and remove those walls by letting go. Escape and you will see how your dreams are just at the edge of your fingertips, waiting for you to grab them.

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“The real home of man is not his house but the road. Life itself is a travel that has to be done by foot.” - Bruce Chitin

This travel quote is all about the journey, not the destination. To find true meaning through your wanderlust, it is important to always live in the moment and take things as they come. Know that life is lived in the present, not in the future or the past. What you do in those real moments defines who you are and how you live your life. Nothing before and nothing after. You will only learn that life lesson by trying and getting out there! This travel quote should really be more famous in our opinion. It speaks to the travel mindset on so many levels.

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“Dream like your life depends on it.” – World Wild Hearts

For some of us, our mind has been taken over by wanderlust. We have an astounding thirst for adventure that cannot be tamed. Our lives literally depend on feeding that flame and finding new experiences constantly. Whether those adventures come in nature or exploring a new city or culture. We will never stop wandering and we are ok with that!

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“Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make. So travel often and live life with open eyes and an open heart.” - Katie Gissom

There is nothing more important in travel than going into all moments with an open perspective. You will learn so much more when you go into every situation with a fresh open mind. Never let pre-existing notions guide your understanding of a culture or place. There is a lot of bad information and skewed perspective in the media, so always take it with a grain of salt and come up with your own understandings.

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“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” Anatole France

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