Travel and Adventure Quotes: The Ultimate List

After I graduated from college, I said no to the idea of a conventional desk job. Instead, I took a job in Italy, created a Travel Blog and set out to see the world. While I wouldn’t want things any other way, I’d be lying if I said there aren’t hard days and days when I don’t know exactly I’m doing. Today is one of those days. After sitting in front of my computer for hours editing the same post only to end up with a finished product I couldn’t stand, I began tugging at that particular string of self-doubt that causes everything to unravel.

“I’d be lying if I said there aren’t hard days and days when I don’t know exactly what I’m doing.”

Thirty minutes and one Starbucks run later, I found myself back in front of my computer. This time, I was headed down the rabbit hole that is the inspirational quote section of Pinterest. While you can probably find at least ten people at any given time who will attest to my disdain for “Live. Laugh. Love.” type generic sentiments, I ended up stumbling upon a few of my all time favorite travel quotes. Buzzing off of caffeine and re-pins, I dug up some pictures from my favorite adventures and paired them with the ultimate list of travel and adventure quotes.

When you don’t have a conventional job or lifestyle, it’s easy to question your decisions. It’s important to remind yourself that feeling lost is an inevitable part of creating your own path, and that’s ok.


“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not things to show.” – Unknown

“Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air.” -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

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

“Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” – Unknown

“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

“Be curious, not judgemental.” – Walt Whitman

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

“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” J. R. R. Tolkien

Attitude is the difference between and ordeal and an adventure.- Bob Bitchin

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

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

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The greatest affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off-balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

“The only way to get the most out of life is to look at is as an adventure.” – William Feather

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin

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

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