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Quotes About Traveling that Will Make you Wanna Pack Right Now

Lots of people say that through traveling you get the chance to discover yourself. And I can’t agree more! Throughout my experience as an AIESECer, I had the chance to meet people from around the world and even though I haven’t traveled to more that three or four counties so far, I discovered myself through all these international people that were in my hometown thanks to AIESEC.

 If we could be able to travel often enough this could bring peace to the world.

I am so in love with traveling, experiencing new things and getting to know people from other cultures! I think that there is something so powerful about traveling, than if we could be able to travel often enough this could bring peace to the world.

It is true that traveling abroad, to new cultures, is not for everyone. But most people are wanderlust addicted. So for those people – me included – I’ve spend some time to find one of the best quotes about traveling that will make you wanna pack your bags right away.

quotes about traveling

Best Quotes About Traveling that Will Make you Wanna Pack Right Now


“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkein


“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo


“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 colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”  – Terry Pratchett


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


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust


“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” – Isabelle Eberhardt


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


“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton


“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” – Judith Thurman


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


“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen


“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” – Pascal Mercier


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


“Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler” – Ira Levin


“Nothing can be compared to the new life that the discovery of another country provides for a thoughtful person. Although I am still the same I believe to have changed to the bones.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“A wise man travels to discover himself.” – James Russell Lowell


“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” – Alain de Botton


“After weeks on the road, listening to a language you don’t understand, using a currency whose value you don’t comprehend, walking down streets you’ve never walked down before, you discover that your old “I,” along with everything you ever learned, is absolutely no use at all in the face of those new challenges, and you begin to realize that buried deep in your unconscious mind there is someone much more interesting and adventurous and more open to the world and to new experiences.” – Paulo Coelho


“Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.” – Robert M. Pirsig


These are one of my favourite quotes about traveling. There are a lot more out there, of course, so feel free to feed your wanderlust with some more quotes about traveling via goodreads. As I said in the beginning of this article, I truly believe that traveling could bring up the best of us and make us better people.

How do you feel about traveling and which quotes about traveling are your favourites?

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  • all these quotes are amazing.

  • Belial

    I don’t have the quotes about travelling, I just travel. I disagree with Coelho. I often understand the language being spoken and I always know the value of currency. Travelling your own country is also very educational.

    • Couldn’t agree more. I think that it’s best to first discover your own country and after that raise you traveling goals to the next level. Also I think that in most cases is actually cheaper to travel inside your country.