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50 Best Inspiring Travel Quotes With Images For Dreamers

We’ve compiled a list of the best, most inspiring travel quotes to bring out the inner Rick Steves in all of us.

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Who doesn’t love a good travel quote over the morning coffee to contemplate your next big trip? We have spent years flagging our favorite travel quotes that serve as daily inspiration for us.

We’re hoping you’ll find a few gems in here to share with friends and family alike!

If there’s other travel quotes that you know that we haven’t listed here feel free to add them in a comment below so we can add to this list!


The Best Travel Quotes

1. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

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Acadia National Park, Maine

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

Theodore Roosevelt

2. “My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”

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Fishlake National Forest, Utah

“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”

Sir Winston Churchill

3. Environmental Quotes: “A man who does not have something for which he is willing to die is not fit to live.”

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Death Valley National Park, California | Best Environmental Quotes

“A man who does not have something for which he is willing to die is not fit to live.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

4. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

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Zion National Park, Utah | Best Environmental Quotes

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

Susan Sontag

5. “Trees give peace to the souls of men”

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Sequoia National Park, California | Best Environmental Quotes

“Trees give peace to the souls of men.”

Nora Waln

6. “There is nothing so American as our national parks.”

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Redwood National Park, California | Best Environmental Quotes

“There is nothing so American as our national parks.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

7. “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”

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Acadia National Park, Maine | Best Environmental Quotes

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”

Albert Camus

8. Environmental Quotes: “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”

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Olympic National Park, Washington | Best Environmental Quotes

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”

Henry David Thoreau

9. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota | Best Environmental Quotes

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

John Steinbeck

10. “Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”

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Death Valley National Park, California \ Best Environmental Quotes

“Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”

Muhammad Ali

11. Travel Quotes: “Your focus determines your reality.”

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Sequoia National Park, California | Best Environmental Quotes

“Your focus determines your reality.”

George Lucas

12. Travel Quotes: “Embrace uncertainty.”

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White Sands National Park, New Mexico | Best Environmental Quotes

“Embrace uncertainty.”

Bob Goff

The Most Inspiring Travel Quotes

13. “Whose woods these are I think I know”

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Redwood National Park, California

“Whose woods these are I think I know.”

Robert Frost

14. Environmental Quotes: “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”

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Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

15. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

Sir Rannulph Fiennes

16. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”

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Yosemite National Park, California | Best Travel Quotes

“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”

Abraham Lincoln

17. “Life is a great adventure accept it in such a spirit.”

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Zion National Park, Utah

“Life is a great adventure accept it in such a spirit.”

Theodore Roosevelt

18. “The open road is a beckoning.”

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Redwood National Park, California

“The open road is a beckoning.”

William Least Heat Moon

19. Travel Quotes: “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains.”

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Acadia National Park, Maine

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains.”

John Muir

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

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming | Best Environmental Quotes

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

Hellen Keller

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21. “It is not what we have that will make us a great nation, it is the way in which we use it.”

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Redwood National Park, California | Best Environmental Quotes

“It is not what we have that will make us a great nation, it is the way in which we use it.”

Theodore Roosevelt

22. Travel Quotes: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter.”

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Acadia National Park, Maine

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

23. Travel Quotes: “I speak for the trees.”

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Redwood National Park, California

“I speak for the trees.”

Dr Seuss

24. “All good things are wild and free.”

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

“All good things are wild and free.”

Henry David Thoreau

25. “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.”

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Olympic National Park, Washington

“Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.”

Chief Si’ahl

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26. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”

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Joshua Tree National Park, California

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”

Theodore Roosevelt

27. “The best things in life aren’t things.””

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon

“The best things in life aren’t things.”

Art Buchwald

28.  “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

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Acadia National Park, Maine | Best Travel Quotes

 “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

Theodore Roosevelt

29. “Adventure is worthwhile.”

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

“Adventure is worthwhile”

Aesop

30. “Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.”

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Great Basin National Park, Nevada

“Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.”

Carl Sagan

31. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

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Yosemite National Park, California

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

William Shakespeare

32. “The world’s big and I want to have a good look…”

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Olympic National Park, Washington | Best Environmental Quotes

“The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

John Muir

33. “Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to the people.”

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Olympic National Park, Washington | Best Conservation Quotes

“Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to the people.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

34. Adventure Travel Quotes: “Laws change; people die; the land remains.”

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Olympic National Park, Washington | Best Environmental Quotes

“Laws change; people die; the land remains.”

Abraham Lincoln

35. “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children.”

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Olympic National Park, Washington | Great Conservation Quotes

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Will Pattiz

Co-founder of More Than Just Parks. Husband. Conservationist. Currently living in NYC.

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