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.
The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.Gandalf, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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
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
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
Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.Douglas Ivester
The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.Agnes Repplier
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
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.Hilaire Belloc
Relax. Your unexpected detour could lead to unexpected moments of beauty that otherwise you would’ve missed.Laura Hoffman
If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.G.K. Chesterton
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.Marcel Proust
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
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.Helen Keller
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!