25 Quotes That Will Ignite Your Desire to Travel

Sometimes all we need is a little push in the right direction, whether that is leaving a job that drains us or packing our backpacks and traveling for a little while. But something tells me that if you’re reading this post, there’s probably some wanderlust in you. You are just looking for the right inspiration. And we are about to do that, right here and right now.

For this post, we’ve selected 25 quotes that will awaken your will to travel, discover other places, and enjoy the wilderness in our world. After all, life is too short to passively wait for calls – sometimes you have to take action and find them yourself!

  1. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before” – Dalai Lama
  2. “The longest journey begins with a single step.” – Pantanjali
  3. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes
  4. “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau
  5. “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  6. “Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey
  7. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
  8. “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
  1. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
  2. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell
  3. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” – George Macaulay Trevelyan
  5. “It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” – Saint Francis of Assisi
  6. “It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.” – Matthew Henry
  7. “Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” – George Washington Carver
  8. “You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Paulo Coelho
  1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  2. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir
  3. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir
  4. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
  5. “If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” – Hippocrates
  6. “A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis
  1. “I am extremely happy walking on the downs… I like to have space to spread my mind out in.” – Virginia Woolf
  2. “Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” – Soren Kierkegaard

Choose the one that resonates with you the most and make it the mantra for your next adventure!

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