Ten Travel Quotes That Will Ignite Your Wanderlust

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Travel will always be a form of magic. Exploring this beautiful world, seeing different cultures and immersing yourself in cities and countries you’ve never been before. The world is too big, and we are too small, not to spend our time exploring it.

Something that I love about travelling is that feeling of there always being more to see – there’s always somewhere else to explore, always something else to do – it’s invigorating, and exciting, with adventure always round the corner and incredible days of elation spent chasing it.

I’d love to know your favourite place that you’ve ever travelled – make sure to comment it down below! Until then, however, here are some awesome travel quotes that fill my heart with wanderlust. Enjoy!

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“The best part of airports lie in what they symbolise. Airports are places of bookends: new beginnings and long awaited endings, arrivals and departures, hellos and goodbyes. We start in one city to end in another hundreds or thousand miles away. You enter from a desert and exit into a blizzard. In from winter, out into summer. In from familiarity, out into something completely foreign. Or vice versa. An airport is a place of transit, and not just geographically. I wish there was some sort of time-lapse to show how people change between departures and arrivals. When I arrive back home from being away, I’m never the same person as when I left.”


10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”


10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“All that is gold does not glitter. Not all who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack, go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown, eat interesting food, dig some interesting people, have an adventure, be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your Country differently. You’re going to see your President differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get an idea of what globalisation looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about, I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking twelve miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you on the other end of that flight. A lot of people, Americans and Europeans – come back and go, “Oooooh”. And the lightbulb goes on.”

Henry Rollins

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

Anita Desai

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime”

Mark Twain

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“I read; I travel; I become”

Derek Walcott

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

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

Gustave Flaubert

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“To travel is to live.”

Hans Christian Anderson

10 Travel Quotes for Wanderlust | Adventure | Explore | Live | Life | Happier

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

As I said before, make sure to comment below with your favourite place that you’ve travelled!

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I hope you have a wonderful day,

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  • Really love those quotes, especially the one about airports, I always love to be at airports, train stations… because I always feel surrounded by people who are living an important day in their lives, happy or not so happy. Lovely post!


    • Thank-you so much! I love a good travel quote, they always get me so motivated! I hope you have a most lovely Sunday!

  • I have plans to travel. But nothing in concrete yet. The one about airports hit directly in my heart. Since I’m little I had to say goodbye in them and also… hello to new adventures. I have a love/hate relationships with them hahahaha.

    xx, Melissa

    • Plans are one of the best parts! I love the excitement of deciding where to go next – looking at prices and cities and adventures. It’s all so exciting!

      I know exactly what you mean. That quote is a really special one!

      Thank-you so much for commenting, Melissa! I hope you have a lovely day!

  • “Not all those who wander are lost” has been my favorite travel quote since I first read it. Traveling is my favorite pastime and I wish I had more time and money to travel more often. This summer I’m going to Australia for my honeymoon and I couldn’t be more excited!


    • I’m the exact same! I actually have that quote framed and on my wall, I love it!

      Wow, Australia! That sounds absolutely incredible, I hope you have the best time! Congratulations on your marriage!

      I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

  • Katie Schubert

    My wanderlust never quits, and this just made it worse! Haha, great quotes girl.

    Katie | Willow and White

    • I’m happy to help fuel your wanderlust! Ha!

      Thanks a lot Katie, I hope you have an awesome Monday!

  • Kate

    Such stunning travel photos!

    • Thanks for the lovely comment, Kate! I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

  • The Sunday Mode

    Really love these quotes and they make me want to get on a plane and travel somewhere right now. I’ve been lucky enough to travel quite a lot in my life but somehow it never seems like enough.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Thank-you so much Julia! I know exactly what you mean, the wanderlust bug is always wanting more! Ha! Have a lovely Thursday!

  • Janine Orcullo

    These quotes make me want to go out and explore the world! I appreciate posts like these, it lifts up your spirits and changes the way people view travelling. Thanks for making this post!


    • Thanks for the lovely comment, Janine! I’m happy to have brought some wanderlust to you, ha! Happy travelling! 🙂

  • Samantha

    Just stumbled on this blog. Amazing job Michael! It feel likes you are a veteran in writing and web design. Fantastic!

    • Thank-you so much Samantha, that’s so kind! I hope you’re having a lovely Monday! X

  • Evelina

    Fantastic quotes! Favorite places – England (first visit last September), Hawaii and my dad’s home in Vrboska on the island of Hvar in Croatia.

    • Thank-you so much Evelina! Wow, I bet Hawaii and Hvar were incredible! Where did you visit here in England!? I’d love to know!

      • Evelina

        We visited London, then Bath (stayed at the Pig Near Bath – definitely recommend for lodging and food!!!) and then Oxford. Can’t wait to come back!

        Also love Rome and Tahiti (Honeymooned there almost 25 years ago)

  • Kara Aragon

    Love all of these quotes! Especially “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” So true! I feel like every vacation (especially ones w noticeably different cultures) have changed my life. My favorite place I’ve ever been is Kauai, HI. Yet if I could move anywhere I’ve ever been it would be Puerto Vallarta, MX.


    • Thank-you so much Kara! Omg I can’t wait to visit Kauai! It’s been on my bucket list forever! I hope you have a great start to the week!

  • ellen ross

    I just love these, esp “to travel is to live” <3 Happy monday!

    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  • New follower of your blog! I just wanted to say how beautiful it is. I’m a sucker for aesthetic and your page is dreams! Are all the photos your own?

    Make Life Beautiful Blog

    • Hi Samantha! Thank-you so much for being so kind! I’m so happy you love the blog! Nearly all photos used on this blog are my own, yes!

      I tag when posts use stock imagery (like this one!) in the disclaimer section above the comments but below the tags! You can read about my photo policy here: https://mileinmyglasses.co.uk/disclosure-policy/

      Have a lovely day!

  • Vanessa

    I love to travel and these quotes are so inspiring! They definitely make me want to go out travel more!


  • I really agree with many of these quotes, in particular the one that says I travel I become.

  • Kim

    I love all these quotes and the pictures you chose to go along with them. I’m definitely feeling inspired to travel now!!

    Simply Lovebirds