23 Inspiring Travel Quotes that Will Feed Your Wanderlust

Feed your sense of adventure and inspire your inner explorer.

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Jack Kerouac, author

“In the end, you won’t remember the time you spend in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that mountain.” —Jack Kerouac

Forget fancy hotels—these are the castles you can rent on Airbnb.

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David Mitchell, author

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

You’ve heard about the Grand Canyon, but have you heard of these natural wonders?

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Robert Louis Stevenson, author

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

You need to visit these Southeast Asian destinations in your lifetime!

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T.S. Eliot, poet

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” —T.S. Eliot

Find out how to greet someone in different countries.

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Jawaharlal Nehru, former prime minister of India

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventure that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” —Jawaharlal Nehru

We’ve rounded up the most remote places on Earth!

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Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group

“If happiness is the goal—and it should be—then adventure should be a top priority.” —Richard Branson

Indulge your inner Anglophile with our countdown of the top London attractions.

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The Dalai Lama

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” —The Dalai Lama

Taking a trip with a Canadian airline? Here’s how to make your next flight as cheap as possible.

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Ursula K. Le Guin, author

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

If your motto is go big or go home, plan a visit to these record-breaking destinations.

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Nev Schulman, TV host

“You know, you need the downs to appreciate the ups. Going on the adventure or taking that risk is important.” —Nev Shulman

Take a look inside the world’s most expensive hotel room.

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Amelia Earhart, aviator

“Adventures is worthwhile in itself.” —Amelia Earhart

These are the most gorgeous hotels in Canada.

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Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

“The traveller was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing’.” —Daniel J. Boorstin

Check out the most quirky roadside attractions across Canada.

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Danny Kaye, actor

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” —Danny Kaye

Don’t miss our ranking of the most affordable European capital cities.

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Frank Borman, astronaut

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” —Frank Borman

Find your spirit year-round at one of these island destinations.

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Terry Pratchett, author

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” —Terry Pratchett

You’ll want to try these mouth-watering Asian street foods.

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Andre Gide, author

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves—in finding themselves.” —Andre Gide

Find out why Italy is the world’s best country for road trips.

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Wendell Berry, author

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” —Wendell Berry

Read up on these travel tricks that will change everything.

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T.S. Eliot, poet

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” —T.S. Eliot

Be sure to check out the most colourful towns in the world.

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Anais Nin, writer

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” —Anais Nin

We’ve rounded up the places in Canada every Canadian needs to visit.

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R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor

“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.” —R. Buckminster Fuller

Inspired by these travel quotes but don’t currently have a passport? Don’t worry—pay a visit to British Columbia’s remote Calvert Island.

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Jack Kerouac, author

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” —Jack Kerouac

Feed your wanderlust with these gorgeous beaches with the clearest water!

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Anthony Bourdain, chef

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.” —Anthony Bourdain

Find out how Anthony Bourdain changed how the world eats.

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Aldous Huxley, writer

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

Don’t miss these inspiring adventures across Canada.

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Maya Angelou, poet

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” —Maya Angelou

Inspire your wanderlust even more with these gorgeous travel photos.

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