20 inspirational travel quotes to live by!

22Happy New Year wanderers!

I am kicking off the new year with some of my favourite, inspiring travel quotes which I hope will fill you with wanderlust and oomph to get you through the cold winter months!


  1. “Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny” Taken from the wonderful The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. Photo taken in Aviemore in Scotland’s beautiful highlands.


2. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

Neale Donald Walsch

Photo taken by Blossom Beauty Project BCN16

3. “There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars, if we were all meant to wish on the same one”

Frances Clark

Photo taken in Barcelona’s El born.


4. “Adventure is worthwhile”


Photo taken in the streets of El Born, Barcelona


5. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”

Helen Keller

Photo taken from Parc Guell, Barcelona


6. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before”

Dalai Lama

Photo taken from Montjuic, Barcelona10

7. “Travel. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller…”

Ibn Battuta

Photo taken on Fornby Beach, Liverpool, England15

8. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”

John A Shedd

Photo taken at 1881, overlooking Port Vell, Barcelona11

9. “Life is a journey, not a destination”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo taken on La Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona


10. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles”

Tim Cahil

Photo taken at the Arc De Triomf, Barcelona


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

Andre Gide

Photo taken at the Blue Lagoon, Malta21

12. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart”


Photo taken at the Cathedral of Barcelona


13. “Not all those who wander are lost”

J R R Tolkien

Photo taken on La Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona


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

Dictionary definition

Photo taken at Valletta, Malta


15. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”


Photo taken in Venice, Italy 8

16. “Take only memories, leave only footprints”

Chief Seattle

Photo taken on La Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona6

17. “Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly”


Photo taken at sunrise on La Barceloneta Beach 9

18. “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself”

Wallace Stevens

Photo taken at La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona


19. “Concrete jungle where dreams are made of”

Alicia Keys

Not technically a travel quote but I just returned from New York and I thought the quote went so well with this capture.

Photo taken at Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, New York City


20. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul”

Jamie Lyn Beatty

Photo taken by Blossom Beauty Lounge BCN at Port Olympic, Barcelona


I leave you with my favourite of the lot. “Adventures fill your soul”

I hope you have enjoyed this article and the thought that has gone into it! Please comment below with your favourite travel, inspirational or life quote.


Thank you

The Wee Wanderer

2 thoughts on “20 inspirational travel quotes to live by!

  1. I love these quotes, especially as there are a few there I’ve never read before The one from – Anon “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” Looking forward to hearing from you more

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