66 Short Inspiring Travel Quotes

66 Short Inspiring Travel Quotes to Ignite your Wanderlust Genes

The first time I traveled really far from home was when I volunteered to go to Hong Kong. Actually you could call it the second time because I had been to the Caribbean once before. But that time I was with my sister who had lived there for a few years. So it didn’t feel so much like a new experience since my sister was there and knew the area like a book.

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A skyline view of Hongkong. “You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” ~ Nury Vittachi, Hong Kong: The City of Dreams

But Hongkong was a totally new experience. It was a faraway exotic Asian destination. Not only that, I didn’t know the language. I felt like a stranger in a strange land. Hongkong was pretty far from my home in Southern California. However, in that particular instance, although I traveled alone I did have a business partner who lived there and spoke English.

A Few Hongkong Quotes for a City that Changed My Life

“Give Hong Kong to an Artist. He can use it. It can be poetised.” ~ Baris Gencel

“Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.” ~ Prince Charles

“If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic.” ~ Jackie Chan

“People often refer to Dubai as the Hong Kong of the Gulf, but it’s really more like Vegas.” ~ Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson
Hongkong cityscape at night.

“Life in Hong Kong transcends cultural and culinary borders, such that nothing is truly foreign and nothing doesn’t belong.” ~ Peter Jon Lindberg
“It took Hong Kong 100 years to become what it is.” ~ Liu Xiaobo

“I believe it’s important that Hong Kong does not become another Chinese city.” ~ Richard Li

“Hong Kong has plenty of superlative hotels, amazing food, and cool shopping.” Hanya Yanagihara

“My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate.” ~ Edward Snowden

It’s a great liberating experience to travel. Something everyone should do if they ever get the chance. While you’re at it, why not visit Hongkong?

If you haven’t traveled maybe you should make it a point to travel. You won’t regret it.  Traveling will certainly broaden your outlook on the world. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.


Short Travel Quotes to Inspire your Travel Adventure

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

2. “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustave Flaubert

3. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~ Henry Miller

4. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” ~ Caskie Stinnett

5. “I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

6. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” ~ Dagobert D. Runes

7. “Travel teaches toleration” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli

8. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ St Augustine

9. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.” ~ The Prophet Mohamed

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

11. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide

12. “The journey not the arrival matters.” ~ T.S. Eliot

13. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” ~ Herman Melville

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

Aldous Huxley

15. “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

16. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

17. “People don’t take trips… trips take people.” ~ John Steinbeck

18. “Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.” ~ Ray Bradbury

19. “Not all those who wander are lost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkein

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

Tim Cahill

21. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” ~ Elizabeth Drew

22. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” ~ Hilaire Belloc

23. “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.” ~ Seneca

24. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber

25. “Life is short and the world is wide.”

26. “If an ass goes travelling, he’ll not come home a horse.” ~ Thomas Fuller

27. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” ~ Paul Theroux

28. “A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

29. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

30. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” ~ John Steinbeck

31. “I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” ~ Albert Einstein

32. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

33. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” ~ Freya Stark

34. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~ Susan Sontag

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

Robert Frost

36. “Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” ~ Dalai Lama

37. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai

38. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

39. “Collect Moment, Not Things.”

40. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” ~ Lovelle Drachman

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

42. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” ~ Paulo Coelho

43. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” ~ Rachel Wolchin

Rachel Wolchin

44. “Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”

45. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” ~ Ray Bradbury

46. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” ~ Paulo Coelho

47. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” ~ Paulo Coelho

48. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

49. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~ Henry Miller


50. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” ~ Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

51. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

54. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” ~ Ano

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

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

57. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” ~ Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle

58. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~ Ibn Battuta

59. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction”

60. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustav Flaubert

61 “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” ~ Peter Hoeg

62. “Oh the places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

63. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” ~  Eugene Fodor

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

Babs Hoffman

65. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel ~ not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

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

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