17 Quotes To Spark Some Wanderlust Into Your Life

1. When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back. –Rebecca Solnit

2. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”–David Mitchell

3. “I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

4. “Carry only what you can always carry with you: know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” –Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

5. “To achieve great things you need a plan, and not quite enough time.” –Leonard Bernstien.

6. “There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”–Unknown

7. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”–Anthony Bourdain

8. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw

9. “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” –Anthony Bourdain

10. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life, and travel, leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” –Anthony Bourdain

11. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” –Mark Twain

12. “Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.” –Anthony Bourdain


13. “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.” –Anne Sophie Swetchine

14. “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” –Chuck Thompson

15.“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

16. Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you may have been born in the wrong country. Travel is a smile that leads to a conversation in broken English. It’s the epiphany that pretty girls smile the same way all over the world. Travel is tipping 10% and being embraced for it. Travel is the same white T-shirt again tomorrow. Travel is accented sex after good wine and too many unfiltered cigarettes. Travel is flowing in the back of a bus with giggly strangers. It’s a street full of bearded backpackers looking down at maps. Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was. It’s the rediscovery of walking somewhere. It’s sharing a bottle of liquor on an overnight train with a new friend. Travel is ‘Maybe I don’t have to do it that way when I get back home.Nick Miller

17. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world.” – Ray Bradbury

I hope these quotes have ignited your desire to travel, explore, and add a little wanderlust into your life. What are some of your favorite travel quotes?

1 Comment
  • Elle Kirsten says:

    Love this post and all the contained quotes – especially the Bourdain one! Thanks for sharing and congrats on becoming a Travelette – from what i’ve seen you definitely deserve it 🙂

    If you have a moment i’d love to get your opinion on my travel blog over at thisisyugen.blogspot.com

    Keep up the inspiring work lovely!
    xx Elle

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