Do you feel like you are coming down with the travel bug again? Has it been awhile since you last took a trip? Maybe you just returned home from one but are already planning your next. If you frequently catch yourself dreaming of faraway places, solitary beaches, and foreign cultures, or you often find yourself feeling like you just want to go somewhere different, you may be suffering from what some would call wanderlust.

Every traveler has experienced the feeling. Wanderlust, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is the strong longing or innate desire to travel around or rove about and it is a real thing. In fact, there is some early evidence that suggests that the feeling of wanderlust may even be genetic. That’s right … it’s in your blood! Of course, the internet helps to fuel our sense of wanderlust, making it as easy as ever to roam the globe by presenting us with an endless stream of information, reviews and personal tales of adventure from destinations all over the world. Social media allows us to travel vicariously through the posts and pictures of our travelling friends. And after all of that if you are still searching for the motivation to get out and explore new places and faraway lands, you can find an ample number of inspirational quotes about travelling that just might be able to do the trick. Luckily, we have done all the hard work for you already. We’ve searched the web thoroughly and put together the following list of quotes that are sure to inspire even the hermits among you to get out and see the world. So whether you are already packing your bags or still surfing thorough travel reviews in need of a little push, these 10 quotes about travelling will surely ignite the wanderlust inside of you.



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


“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things,” – Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch.


“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore,” -Andre Gide, The Counterfeiters.


“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before,” – Dalai Lama, Instructions for Life in the New Millennium.


“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world,” – Mary Anne Radmacher, Lean Forward into Your Life.


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


“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost,” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.


“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls,” – Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin.


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all,” – Helen Keller, The Open Door.


“I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way,” Carl Sandburg.