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23 Inspiring Travel Quotes that Will Feed Your Wanderlust

Feed your sense of adventure and inspire your inner explorer.

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Jack Kerouac, author

“In the end, you won’t remember the time you spend in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that mountain.” —Jack Kerouac

Travel quotes like this one are a good reminder to set aside time for our conquering out travel bucket list.

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David Mitchell, author

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

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Robert Louis Stevenson, author

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

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T.S. Eliot, poet

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” —T.S. Eliot

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t look at travel quotes like this one and not be inspired to take a trip: here are the best budget travel destinations of 2019 to help you live your wanderlust to the fullest without breaking the bank.

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Jawaharlal Nehru, former prime minister of India

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

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Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group

“If happiness is the goal—and it should be—then adventure should be a top priority.” —Richard Branson

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The Dalai Lama

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” —The Dalai Lama

While we all want to follow the advice in travel quotes like this one, traveling often can get expensive. Make sure you’re fully utilizing all the secret tricks and tips booking companies don’t want you to know.

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Ursula K. Le Guin

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

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Nev Schulman, TV host

“You know, you need the downs to appreciate the ups. Going on the adventure or taking that risk is important.” —Nev Shulman

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Amelia Earhart, aviator

“Adventures is worthwhile in itself.” —Amelia Earhart

Take a few of our favorite travel jokes with you on your next traveling adventure to make the journey a bit more lighthearted.

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Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

“The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing’.” —Daniel J. Boorstin

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Danny Kaye, actor

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” —Danny Kaye

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Frank Borman, astronaut

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” —Frank Borman

Find your spirit any time of year by taking a trip to one of the Caribbean island vacation destinations that are perfect to beat the winter blues.

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Terry Pratchett, author

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new yees you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” —Terry Pratchett

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Andre Gide, author

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves—in finding themselves.” —Andre Gide

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Wendell Berry, author

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” —Wendell Berry

When you’ve been inspired to take your next trip after reading these travel quotes, be sure to use the 10 travel tricks that will change everything.

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T.S. Eliot, poet

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” —T.S. Eliot

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Anais Nin, writer

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” —Anais Nin

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R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor

“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.” —R.Buckminster Fuller

Inspired by these travel quotes but don’t have a passport? Don’t worry, you can still visit these incredible island destinations without a passport.

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Jack Kerouac, author

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” — Jack Kerouac

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Anthony Bourdain, chef

“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.” —Anthony Bourdain

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Aldous Huxley, writer

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” —Aldous Huxley

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Maya Angelou, poet

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” — Maya Angelou

Travel quotes like this one give us even more reasons to spread our wings and fly. Start with one of these under-the-radar places to visit this year and experience new cultures that have nothing to do with pandering to tourists.

Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.