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59 Epic Wanderlust Quotes that Will Make You Lust for Travel

59 Wanderlust Quotes

There’s just something rad about wanderlust travel quotes to get you fired up to travel.

If you’re looking to have your zest for adventure inspired, look no further than this collection of my favorite travel and wanderlust quotes.

I personally like quotes and proverbs that are short and sweet and give me that je-ne-sais-quois it’s-time-to-get-on-a-plane feeling. I hope you love these wanderlust quotes too, and that they inspire you to pack your bags and go on a crazy travel journey or epic expedition of your own.

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Whether you’re planning a trip, pining or a future potential vacation or mapping out an epic trek, use these wanderlust quotes to stoke your travel fire and start saying yes to adventure. Travel can change the way you see the world, and so can inspiring travel quotes.

Let’s dive right in. Wanderlust…engage!

Here We Cover:

Famous Wanderlust Quotes

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  1. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” -Antoine de St. Exupery

  2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” —St. Augustine

  3. “Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.” — Tennessee Williams

  4. “I tramp a perpetual journey.” — Walt Whitman

  5. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya

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  6. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao Tzu

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

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

  9. “So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac

  10. “Cover the earth before it covers you.” — Dagobert D. Runes/Proverb
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  11. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

  12. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb

  13. “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.” —J.S. Eliot

  14. A traveling fool is better than a sitting wise person. – Mongolian Proverb

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Best Wanderlust Quotes to Inspire Adventure

15. “Wander, and leave a trail of freedom wherever you go.” — Marty Rubin

16. “Wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.” — Martha Barron Barrett

17. “The best journeys are the ones that answer questions that at the outset you never even thought to ask.” — Rick Ridgeway

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18. “The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” — J.K. Rowling

19. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. —Mark Twain

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20. “You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” — Sue Fitzmaurice

21. “Wanderlust is like itchy feet. It’s when you can’t settle down. But Wanderlove is much deeper than that…it’s a compulsion. It’s the difference between lust and love”. — Kirsten Hubbard

22. “What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course.”
― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

23. “Ownership of most things is overrated. Ownership of worldly experience is not.” — Dave Levant

24. “There’s a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we’ve left it.” — Colum McCann


25. “There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.”
― Katelyn S. Bolds

26. “Travel is costly yes, but it pays dividends too.”
― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

27. Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” — Erol Ozan

28. “I am free to go wherever I want for the rest of my life.” — Faith Ringgold

29. “Travel, leave everything, copy the birds. The home is one of civilization’s sadnesses.” — Gustave Flaubert

30. “Explore often. Only then you will know how small you are and how big the world  is.”  — Pradeep Pandiyan

31. “To wander is to be alive.” ― Roman Payne

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Whimsical Wanderlust Quotes

32.“Wanderlust is incurable.” — Mark Jenkins

  1. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” — Marty Rubin

  2. “Travel to unravel.” ― Richie Norton

  3. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

  4. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

  5. “Do no follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. “The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire”

    ― Robert W. Service, Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

  7. “It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.” — Anatole France

  8. You seldom, if ever, get lucky sitting down. – Zig Ziglar

  9. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”― Dorothy Parker

  10. “The earth is round, we shall meet” – African Proverb

  11. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” —Mark Twain

  12. “Jobs fill your pockets, adventure fills your soul.”

  13. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” —Susan Sontag

  14. “We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment.” —Hillaire Belloc

  15. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.”

  16. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” —Paulo Coelho

  17. “Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.”

  18. “Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.” —Anthony Bourdain

  19. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” —John Steinbeck

  20. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” —Winnie the Pooh

  21. “One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it’s worth watching.”

  22. “Travel is still the most intense mode of learning. ” —Kevin Kelly

  23. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

  24. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

  25. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Prousted by Megan TatemGetty Images

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

  27. “I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value.” — Christopher Fry

And there you have it! My favorite wanderlust quotes, all zipped up and ready for you to consume. I hope you loved them. How did I do, did I miss any of your fave travel quotes or sayings? Leave them in the comments below. Bon voyage…fuel your wanderlust baby!

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