50 Short Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Getaway

I know they are a little cheesy, but I love a good inspirational short travel quote. Every day I change out one on my sticky tab while I work from my laptop.

Whether it be a movie, a book, or a real-life quote that I hear in person a short travel quote can stick with me for a long time. Quotes about travel remind me of a great travel memory, and can easily bring back emotions I’ve had while traveling the world. So I wanted to put together my favorite getaway quotes for you to use for your photos and captions.

My Favorite Short Travel Quotes

“Jobs fill your pocket, Adventures fill your soul”

Jaime Lyn Beatty

This short travel quotes – more than anything – always inspires me to getaway.

“My favorite thing to do is go where I’ve never been


One of my favorite weekend getaway quotes there is.

Freedom. Only those deprived of it know what it really is”

– Timothy Cavendish, Cloud Atlas

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook, learn from them – where you go.”

Anthony Bourdain

“If it scares you, it may be a good thing to try”

— Seth Godin

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

 Mary Anne Radmacher

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Getaway quotes go well with this photo!

“The biggest risk in life, is not taking one”


“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all”

Oscar Wilde

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

John C. Maxwell

“I never knew of a morning in Africa, when I woke up and was not happy”

– Ernest Hemingway

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.”

Clint Borgen

“If I’d learnt one thing from traveling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them.Don’t talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.”

― Alex Garland, The Beach

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

– Neale Donald Walsch

This is one of those meaningful travel quotes that is short and sweet.

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.”

– Anita Septimus

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by.”

– Robert Frost

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money

– Patrick Meagher

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well. ”

Eugene Fodor

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and focus on what could go right”

– Annonymous

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday, I believe I never would have done what I did today”

– David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“I travel because seeing photos in brochures wasn’t good enough for me. It was to be there, that was everything”

– Wiremu Ratcliffe

You can, you should, and if you‘re brave enough to start, you will.”

— Stephen King

“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”

– Randy Komisar

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

– Helen Keller

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends

– Shirley MacLaine

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

– Gustave Flaubert

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

– Jo Walton

This is one of those beautiful cute and short travel quotes I love!

“I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Ice Palace

“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I travel around the world in a way that tries to open my mind and give me empathy and inspire me to come home and make this world a better place.

– Rick Steves


Travel far enough, you meet yourself”

– David Mitchell

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

– William Least Heat Moon

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

– Dr. Seuss

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”

Lawrence Block

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

– John A. Shedd

“To Live will be an awfully big adventure

– Peter Pan

Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”

– Michael Palin

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

― Anaïs Nin

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

— Aldous Huxley

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”

— James Michener

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

— Tom Stoppard

“I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.”

— Jack Dawson, Titanic

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

 Robert Louis Stevenson

“One recognizes one’s course by discovering the paths that stray from it.”

— Albert Camus

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“Paris is always a good idea”

— Audrey Hepburn

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give. To roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.”

— Hans Christian Andersen

“A hangover suggests a great night, jet lag suggests a great adventure.”

— J.D. Andrews

This is one another one of those short travel quotes to live by…sometimes…

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.”

— Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.”

— Freya Stark

“The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.”

— John Muir

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

— Wallace Stevens

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

— Mark Twain

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

— Walter Mitty, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one.”

— Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun

Call your mom, without her you would not be traveling today”

— Me (Natasha Alden)

(I couldn’t resist throwing my own short travel quote in!)


What do you think are these short inspirational quotes about travel? Leave a comment with your favorite getaway quote!

About Natasha Alden

Natasha is the co-founder of The World Pursuit. She is an expert in travel, budgeting, and finding unique experiences. She loves to be outside, hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow on her snowboard, and biking. She has been traveling for over 10 years, across 7 continents, experiencing unique cultures, new food, and meeting fantastic people. She strives to make travel planning and traveling easier for all. Her advice about international travel, outdoor sports, and African safari has been featured on Lonely Planet, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest.

Learn more about Natasha Alden on The World Pursuit About Us Page.

2 thoughts on “50 Short Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Getaway”

  1. Nice collection Natasha! I’m a professional photographer and a travel vlogger. I really appreciate the way you share your travel experiences. Keep up the good work!

  2. Great collection! I have one “After a nine our flight , our train rounded the bend and there was Lake Como and I knew I was entering Heaven on Earth.”

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