If you subscribe to the Wheelchair Travel Newsletter, you’ll notice that I include a different quote in each mailing. Quotes lead us to think, reflect and dream — they are bite-sized ideas that allow us to briefly encounter a different perspective.

This list of the best travel quotes is filled with inspiration and ideas that will encourage you to dream about new adventures and ways to explore the world. Each quote comes with an image, making it easy to share these travel quotes on Instagram, Pinterest or your favorite social network.

Three images of natural landscapes, mountains and forests.

The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.

Gandalf, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
President Eisenhower delivering a message into a microphone.

It is probably a pity that every citizen of each State cannot visit all the others, to see the differences, to learn what we have in common, and to come back with a richer, fuller understanding of America in all its beauty…President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peak of a snowy mountaintop against an early night sky.

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.Ray Bradbury

Anthony Bourdain looking into the distance.

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. It hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you.Anthony Bourdain

Stack of old photographs spread out across a table.

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.Douglas Ivester

Illustration of three moons appearing over a rocky canyon.

The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.

Agnes Repplier
Border patrol officer checking the documents of a woman who is seated in a car with her dog.

The border means more than a customs house, a passport officer, a man with a gun. Over there everything is going to be different; life is never going to be quite the same again after your passport has been stamped.Graham Greene

Man sitting on boat.

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.Hilaire Belloc

Detour sign posted on city street.

Relax. Your unexpected detour could lead to unexpected moments of beauty that otherwise you would’ve missed.Laura Hoffman

Stephen Hawking pictured against an image of the night sky filled with stars.

If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

G.K. Chesterton wearing a hat and eyeglasses.

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.G.K. Chesterton

Mountainous landscape in the light of dawn.

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

Drawing of a rocky outcropping looking over rolling hills.

When a man is a traveler, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.Drew Bundini Brown

Helen Keller sitting on the floor, petting her dog and reading a braille book.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.Helen Keller

Anthony Bourdain looking through the window of a train.

If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.Anthony Bourdain

This list of travel quotes is just the tip of the iceberg, and more will be added regularly. If you know of a quote that should be featured here, please share it in the comments below!

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