Travel Quote of the Day Archive

Travel Quote of the Day publishes a different travel quote every day to provide travel inspiration for those who yearn to explore the world. These travel quotes range in source from the world's greatest authors, to icons of popular culture, prominent recording artists, and the occasional blogger.

Traveler Without Observation

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings” – Moslih Eddin Saadi | Travel Quote of the Day

Strike Out On New Paths

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success” – John D. Rockefeller | Travel Quote of the Day

The Weather Is Here, I Wish You Were Beautiful

“The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful.
My thoughts aren’t too clear, but don’t run away.
My girlfriend’s a bore, my job is too dutiful.
Hell nobody’s perfect, would you like to play?
I feel together today.

Well now that’s just the start of a well-deserved overdue binge.
Meanwhile back in the city certain people are starting to cringe.
His lawyers are calling his parents.
His girlfriend doesn’t know what to think.
His partners are studying their options.
He’s just singin’ and orderin’ drinks.

The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful.
The skies are too clear, life’s so easy today.
The beer is too cold, the daiquiri’s too fruitiful.
No place like home, when you’re this far away.
I’m feeling better today.

He’s goin’ back to New York, pack it up and let everyone know.
It was something that he should have done such a long time ago.
Still time to start a new life in the palm trees.
Ah, Billy Clyde wasn’t insane.
And if it doesn’t work out, there’ll never be any doubt,
that the pleasure was worth all the pain”

– Jimmy Buffett | Travel Quote of the Day

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Travel Has Momentum

“If travel has momentum and wants to stay in motion, as I mentioned earlier, then adventure has the gravitational pull of a black hole. The more you do it, the more you find a way to keep doing it” – Josh Gates | Travel Quote of the Day

The Advantages Of Travel

“These are the advantages of travel, that one meets so many men whom one would otherwise never meet, and that one feeds as it were upon the complexity of mankind” – Hilaire Belloc | Travel Quote of the Day

You Come Back Humbled

“Yeah, that’s my experience. Humbling to the point where you have major regrets about some of the stupid things you said, some of the things you thought were right. You keep going to these countries, and it’s like, you forgot the lesson from the last time. Because the first person you encounter kind of bitch-slaps […]

I Travel Light

“I travel light. But not at the same speed” – Jarod Kintz | Travel Quote of the Day

Running Away Doesn’t Do You Any Good

“The trip doesn’t exist that can set you beyond the reach of cravings, fits of temper, or fears … so long as you carry the sources of your troubles about with you, those troubles will continue to harass and plague you wherever you wander on land or on sea. Does it surprise you that running […]

Geography Doesn’t Mean Much

“Geography doesn’t mean much until you have traveled over it” – Saber Ben Hassen | Travel Quote of the Day

You Were Meant To Be Here

“There might have been things I missed,
but don’t be unkind.
It don’t mean I’m blind.
Perhaps there’s a thing or two,
I think of lying in bed.
I shouldn’t have said,
but there it is.

You see, it’s all clear,
you were meant to be here,
from the beginning”

– Emerson, Lake & Palmer (From the Beginning) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Live And Travel

“I was young. I was newly married. And I had worked like a dog. I just wanted to live and travel” – Sarah Michelle Gellar | Travel Quote of the Day

Be Brave. Take Risks.

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience” – Paulo Coelho | Travel Quote of the Day

Travel Without Moving An Inch

“My grandfather says that’s what books are for,” Ashoke said, using the opportunity to open the volume in his hands. “To travel without moving an inch” – Jhumpa Lahiri | Travel Quote of the Day

Only To Amuse Americans

“There, Clover found the “gardens and great trees and old cottages…so beautiful” that seeing them exhausted her. It was as if, she joked with her husband, “this English world is a huge stage-play got up only to amuse Americans. It is obviously unreal, eccentric, and taken out of novels” – Natalie Dykstra | Travel Quote […]

Man’s Own Last Measure

“Memory is each man’s own last measure, and for some, the only achievement” – William Least Heat-Moon | Travel Quote of the Day

The Next Phase Of Space Travel

“The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel” – John Glenn | Travel Quote of the Day

Willin’ To Be Movin’

“I’ve been from Tucson to Tucumcari,
Tehachapi to Tonapah.
Driven every kind of rig that’s ever been made.
Now I’ve driven the back roads
so I wouldn’t get weighed.
And if you give me weed, whites, and wine,
then you show me a sign.
I’ll be willin’ to be movin'”

– Little Feat (Willin’) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Giant Alien Visitor

“I had long ago learned that when you are the giant, alien visitor to a remote and foreign culture it is sort of your job to become an object of ridicule. It’s the least you can do, really, as a polite guest” – Elizabeth Gilbert | Travel Quote of the Day

A Trip To Burger King

“I never needed much, and I never thought I’d get more than what I had. A trip to Burger King was the biggest thing in the world to me. Heaven” – Dave Grohl | Travel Quote of the Day

Betrayed By Destinations

“But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations” – Gwyn Thomas | Travel Quote of the Day

Windows Must Remain Firmly Closed

“As anyone who’s ever taken an Ethiopian bus knows, there is an unwritten rule that the windows must remain firmly closed” – Tahir Shah | Travel Quote of the Day

No Sensation Left

“The trip from Portland to New York City was like climbing Mount Everest without oxygen. It went on and on, and by the time you reached your destination, there was no sensation left in your extremities” – Kristin Hannah | Travel Quote of the Day

If I Were Flying

“If I were flying, I would travel to a perfect place. A place with frosted cakes and beautiful flowers and excellent trees to climb and absolutely no doldrums” – Kyo Maclear | Travel Quote of the Day

Got To Have A Change Of Scene

“Seems I’ve got to have a change of scene.
‘Cause every night I have the strangest dreams.
Imprisoned by the way it might have been.
Left here on my own or so it seems.
I’ve got to leave before I start to scream.
Someone’s locked the door and took the key.
Feelin’ alright,
not feelin’ too good myself.”

– Dave Mason (Feelin’ Alright) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Go Now. Go Far.

“Don’t wait for another’s permission. Go now. Go far” – Andrew Evans | Travel Quote of the Day

Ready For Me In All Lands

“My spirit has pass’d in compassion and determination around the whole earth. I have look’d for equals and lovers an found them ready for me in all lands, I think some divine rapport has equalized me with them” – Walt Whitman | Travel Quote of the Day

The Boys Who Finance Your International Travel

“‘Really. You don’t have to do this.’ ‘Sure I do,’ he said. ‘I found my Wish.’ ‘God, you’re the best,’ I told him. ‘I bet you say that to all the boys who finance your international travel,’ he answered” – John Green | Travel Quote of the Day

The Biggest Adventure

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams” – Oprah Winfrey | Travel Quote of the Day

One City Gives You Gifts

“This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just […]

Shut Up, Live, Travel

“So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry” – Jack Kerouac | Travel Quote of the Day

Wake Up In A Hotel Room

“Floaters in my eyes,
wake up in a hotel room.
Cigarettes and lies,
I am a child, it’s too soon.

The porter smiles to me a smile
I’ve bought with a couple of gold coins.
A sign that I’ve been caught.

I have dreams of orca whales and owls,
But I wake up in fear
you will never be my dear friend”

– Regina Spektor (Hotel Song) | Travel Quote of the Day

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What You Find In The Hotel Bar

“As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels, and many times I’ve been in a town where the only entertainment to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby” – Beau Bridges | Travel Quote of the Day

Places You Haven’t Heard Of

“There are more places you haven’t heard of than you’re heard of!’ I loved that” – Jonathan Safran Foer | Travel Quote of the Day

Consume Foreign Adventure

“That we leave our homes, that we step through our doors to the world, that we travel our whole lives not because we want to collect exotic T-shirts, not because we want to consume foreign adventure the same Western way we consume plastic and Styrofoam and LCD TVs and iPads, but because it has the […]

To Travel Is To Evolve

“To travel is to evolve” – Pierre Bernardo | Travel Quote of the Day

Grab The World

“How you live your life is up to you. You have to go out and grab the world by the horns. Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you” – Sarah Reijonen | Travel Quote of the Day

Tokyo Safe City

“Tokyo is a very safe city. At night it becomes quiet the way New York never does” – Rick Kennedy | Travel Quote of the Day

Going Home

“I love to speak with Leonard. He’s a sportsman and a shepherd. He’s a lazy bastard, living in a suit.
But he does say what I tell him, even though it isn’t welcome. He just doesn’t have the freedom to refuse.
He will speak these words of wisdom, like a sage, a man of vision. Though he knows he’s really nothing, but the brief elaboration of a tube.
Going home without my sorrow. Going home sometime tomorrow. Going home to where it’s better than before.
Going home without my burden. Going home behind the curtain. Going home without the costume that I wore”

– Leonard Cohen (Going Home) | Travel Quote of the Day

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In My Comfort Zone

“This would become a lifelong pattern, sitting in my comfort zone high above the world in some sort of self-imposed exile” – Peggy Kopman-Owens | Travel Quote of the Day

Few Travelled

“Few travelled in these days, for, thanks to the advance of science, the earth was exactly alike all over. Rapid intercourse, from which the previous civilization had hoped so much, had ended by defeating itself. What was the good of going to Peking when it was just like Shrewsbury? Why return to Shrewsbury when it […]

Most Civilized And Luxurious

“The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious way one could travel to America in the late 1930s” – Maureen O’Hara | Travel Quote of the Day

I Like Adventure

“I like adventure” – Marc Garneau | Travel Quote of the Day

Essential Sense Of Landscape Values

“It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the […]

Stray Cats And Squirrels

“My wife and I have so much fun when we travel and find anything… like stray cats and squirrels” – Eric Roberts | Travel Quote of the Day

Pack Up, Don’t Stray

“Pack up,
I’m straight.
Oh, say.

Wait, they don’t love you like I love you.
Maps, wait!
They don’t love you like I love you.

Made off,
Don’t stray.
My kind’s your kind.
I’ll stay the same.

Pack up,
Don’t stray.
Oh, say”

– Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Maps) | Travel Quote of the Day

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The Rockiest Roads

“The rockiest roads lead to the highest peaks” – Anonymous | Travel Quote of the Day

Anything Is Possible On A Train

“Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories” – Paul Theroux | Travel Quote of the Day

Stop Strangers At Random

“Calcutta’s the only city I know where you are actively encouraged to stop strangers at random for a quick chat” – Tahir Shah | Travel Quote of the Day

Some Sort of Route

“But wherever there is man, there must be some sort of route” – Robert Edison Fulton Jr. | Travel Quote of the Day

Tales of Adventure

“Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated, they had rendered a large service to the course of literature: they had removed the stigma, for the most part, from the word novel” – Carl Clinton Van Doren | Travel Quote of the Day

No Strangers Here

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met” – William Butler Yeats | Travel Quote of the Day

Can’t Find My Way Home

“Come down off your throne and leave your body alone,
somebody must change.
You are the reason I’ve been waiting so long,
somebody holds the key.

Well, I’m near the end and I just ain’t got the time.
And I’m wasted and I can’t find my way home”

– Blind Faith (Can’t Find My Way Home) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Your Trip Is Ended

“Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended” – Bill Toomey | Travel Quote of the Day

Why You Cannot Rest

“Wanderers eastward, wanderers west, know you why you cannot rest? ‘Tis that every mother’s son travails with a skeleton. Lie down in the bed of dust; bear the fruit that bear you must; bring the eternal seed to light, and morn is all the same as night” – A. E. Housman | Travel Quote of the […]

Why Buy Good Luggage?

“Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel” – Yogi Berra | Travel Quote of the Day

This Is How You Travel

“I kept staring into the blackness of the woods, drawn into the darkness as I always had been. I suddenly realized how alone I was. (But this is how you travel, the wind whispered back, this is how you’ve always lived.)” – Bret Easton Ellis | Travel Quote of the Day

Like All Great Travelers

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen” – Benjamin Disraeli | Travel Quote of the Day

Bizarre Travel Plans

“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God” – Kurt Vonnegut | Travel Quote of the Day

Learning to Fly

“Well, I started out down a dirty road,
Started out all alone.
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill.
And the town lit up, the world got still.
I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings.
Coming down is the hardest thing.
Well the good ol’ days may not return,
and the rocks might melt,
and the sea may burn.
Well some say life will beat you down,
Break your heart, steal your crown,
So I’ve started out for God knows where.
I guess I’ll know when I get there.
I’m learning to fly, around the clouds,
but what goes up must come down”

– Tom Petty (Learning to Fly) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Traveling Never Taken For Granted

“Traveling can never be taken for granted, no matter how meticulous the preparations” – Eugene Linden | Travel Quote of the Day

Everything Looks Brighter

“When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier. That does not mean it IS brighter and lovelier; it just means that sweet, kindly home suffers in comparison to tarted-up foreign places with all their jewels on” – Catherynne M. Valente | Travel Quote of the Day

Travel Is The Best Teacher

“Travel is the best teacher. The only way to an open mind is by taking a plane out into the open world” – C. JoyBell C. | Travel Quote of the Day

A Hospitable Home

“Once you have rid yourself of the affliction there, though, every change of scene will become a pleasure. You may be banished to the ends of the earth, and yet in whatever outlandish corner of the world you may find yourself stationed, you will find that place, whatever it may be like, a hospitable home. […]

Expanse Of The World

“There is more time than there is expanse of the world and so any voyage at last will end” – Ivan Doig | Travel Quote of the Day

A Good Traveler

“A good traveler leaves no tracks” – Lao Tzu | Travel Quote of the Day

Don’t Fly Me Away

“Don’t fly me away.
Don’t need to buy a diamond key to unlock my heart.
You shelter my soul.
You’re my fire when I’m cold.
Just want you to know,
you had me at hello”

– Beyoncé​ (Hello) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Pick A Road At Random

“That’s the way both they and I travel sometimes. Pick a road at random, and when it’s time to pull over, you pull over and hope you can find a place to crash” – Jello Biafra | Travel Quote of the Day

Wanderlust Is Incurable

“Wanderlust is incurable” – Mark Jenkins | Travel Quote of the Day

You Can Travel Anywhere

“I believe the experiences reported in this book are reproducible by anyone who wishes to try. I went to Africa. You can go to Africa. You may have trouble arranging the time or the money, but everybody has trouble arranging something. I believe you can travel anywhere if you want to badly enough. And I believe […]

The Love Of Adventure

“The love of adventure was in father’s blood” – William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody | Travel Quote of the Day

Lingering, Photogenic Death

“After a day on Mykines, I changed my mind about life not going on. A sort of life was going on, beating with a reasonable version of a pulse, but that life consisted for the most part of travelers like myself. There were maybe a dozen of us — one third of the island’s population. […]

In The Boundaryless Forests

“In the boundaryless forests, there’re dancers of nude. Yet in the confines of pasture, there’s promise of food. On which is your side? Ô, but tarry and bide, ere you decide, in both do confide” – Roman Payne | Travel Quote of the Day

Werewolves of London

“I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand,
walking through the streets of Soho in the rain.
He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fook’s,
going to get a big dish of beef chow mein.
He’s the hairy handed gent who ran amuck in Kent.
Lately he’s been overheard in Mayfair.
Better stay away from him,
he’ll rip your lungs out, Jim.
I’d like to meet his tailor.
Werewolves of London
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s.
His hair was perfect” – Warren Zevon | Travel Quote of the Day

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They Travel With Me

“I’ve brought my daughters all over the world. They travel with me. I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship. When I’m home I’m a big-time daddy” – Armand Assante | Travel Quote of the Day

East End of Long Island

“Soon you catch your first glimpse of a vineyard basking in the sun, its broad leaves silently turning sunlight into sugar, ripening vitis vinifera, the European grapes that make the world’s finest wines. For a moment you might imagine you’ve been mysteriously wafted to the French countryside, but no, this is the East End of […]

Off On A Journey

“It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance” – E.A. Bucchianeri […]

Very Much Like Living Abroad

“The desire to become a journalist came really because I very much like living abroad, and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it” – John Pomfret | Travel Quote of the Day

Nothing More Dangerous

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Travel Quote of the Day

Room All To Myself

“A hotel room all to myself is my idea of a good time” – Chelsea Handler | Travel Quote of the Day

I’m Afraid of Americans

“I’m afraid of Americans. I’m afraid of the world. I’m afraid I can’t help it. I’m afraid I can’t. I’m afraid of Americans. Johnny’s in America. Johnny wants a plane. Johnny wants to suck on a Coke. Johnny wants a woman. Johnny wants to think of a joke.
Johnny’s in America”
– David Bowie (I’m Afraid of Americans) | Travel Quote of the Day

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Have Global Standards

“The idea is to have global standards. There is so much travel that if you just had a regional standard, it would probably ultimately have to be changed” – Gijs de Vries | Travel Quote of the Day

Self-Consciousness Kills Communication

“Self-consciousness kills communication” – Rick Steves | Travel Quote of the Day

Take The World On Foot

“Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, ten miles whopping, fifty miles at the very limits of conception. The world, you realize, is enormous in a way that only you and a small community of fellow hikers know. Planetary scale is your […]

Desire To Become Lost

“Part of the urge to explore is a desire to become lost” – Tracy Johnston | Travel Quote of the Day

Not Entirely Foreign

“I know I am planning to visit a land that is not entirely foreign, only foreign to me. As an adventurer, I am on a journey that I believe will last me my whole life. A new relationship, discovery, or awareness excites me” – Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem | Travel Quote of the Day

Listen To Our Instincts

“We all look back at some time or other and wonder why we didn’t listen to our instincts. Why did we hesitate? Why did we lose our dreams?” – Diane Griffith | Travel Quote of the Day

Walk Down Hollywood Boulevard

“Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star,
and everybody’s in movies, it doesn’t matter who you are.
There are stars in every city,
in every house and on every street.
And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard,
their names are written in concrete.
You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard.
Some that you recognize, some that you’ve hardly even heard of.
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame.
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain”
– The Kinks (Celluloid Hero) | Travel Quote of the Day

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The Three Most Exciting Sounds

“You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are? Anchor chains, plane motors & train whistles” – George Bailey (from It’s a Wonderful Life) | Travel Quote of the Day

Back On The Road, Going Somewhere

“Such people, while useful, even agreeable, to others, are, if truth be told, frequently unhappy – lonely in fact. Yes, they seek out others, and it may even seem to them that in a certain country or city they have managed to find true kinship and fellowship, having come to know and learn about a […]

They Simply Fly Away

“There are people in this world so rich that when it rains they simply fly away on private jets in search of sun” – Peggy Kopman-Owens | Travel Quote of the Day

A Romantic Expedition

“Consider what a romantic expedition you are on; take notes” – Anne Boyd | Travel Quote of the Day

Nothing Like A Pack Of Mules

“There’s nothing like a pack of mules to give one a sense of entourage” – Tahir Shah | Travel Quote of the Day

A Life Of ‘Oh Wells’

“I’d rather have a life of ‘Oh Wells’ than a life of ‘What Ifs’” – Anonymous | Travel Quote of the Day

I’d Love to Change the World

“Everywhere is freaks and hairies,
dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity?
Tax the rich, feed the poor,
till there are no rich no more.

I’d love to change the world.
But, I don’t know what to do.
So I’ll leave it up to you.

Population keeps on breeding,
nation bleeding, still more feeding. Economy.
Life is funny, skies are sunny,
bees make honey, who needs money? Monopoly.

World pollution, there’s no solution.
Institution, electrocution.
Just black and white, rich or poor,
them and us, stop the war.

I’d love to change the world.
But, I don’t know what to do.
So I’ll leave it up to you”

– Ten Years After (I’d Love to Change the World) | Travel Quote of the Day

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They Travelled

“Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled” – Alex Garland | Travel Quote of the Day

Getting There Is Half The Fun

“Anticipation. In love and travel, getting there is half the fun. The lustful impatience, the passionate daydreams, the nerve-wracking waiting… lovers and travelers are all alike when they find themselves on the brink of a new adventure” – Vivian Swift | Travel Quote of the Day

Adventure Is Out There!

“Adventure is out there!” – Ellie (from Up!) | Travel Quote of the Day

If I Had Traveled There

“I could have bought that if I had traveled there” – Nikki Rees | Travel Quote of the Day

Disparagements Of Places

“There is nothing more exasperating than reading in contemporary guidebooks disparagements of places that are deemed to be “seedy.” Do the writers not notice that such places are invariably crowded with people? When a neighborhood is described as “seedy” by some Lonely Planet prude, I immediately head there” – Lawrence Osborne | Travel Quote of […]

See Or Do What You Wanted

“Travel wasn’t fun if you didn’t get to see or do what you wanted; it was merely a different type of work, in a different place” – Chris Pavone | Travel Quote of the Day