Best Travel Quotes We Can Retire Forever (And What to Use Instead)

Puerto Vallarta Mexico

If there’s anything that the travel social media world has taught me, it’s that people are suckers for a good quote. However, it has also taught me that people are lazy and lack originality. That’s the only conclusion I can reach after having seen the same quotes circulated what must surely be thousands of times. In an effort to rid ourselves of these forever, a cleansing purge of vocabulary, I want to share the worst offenders as well as offer some alternatives to the best travel quotes that I think deserve a little more recognition.

Taj Mahal India

“Best” Travel Quotes We Can Retire


“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown


“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – Melody Truong


“Collect moments, not things.” – Unknown


“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain


“People don’t take trips… trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

Grand Canyon Arizona

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


“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag


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


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


“Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” Dalai Lama

Zebra Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania

Alternative Travel Quotes to Use Instead


“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac


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


“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind” – Marty Rubin


“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens


“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman


“We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

Dubrovnik Croatia

“Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.” – Unknown


“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher


“Travel is only glamorous in retrospect” – Paul Theroux


“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill


“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty



What other best travel quotes should be added to the lists?

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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