Best Inspirational Long Term Travel Quotes

I (Paul Heller) love collecting the Best Inspirational Long Term Travel Quotes for my Fifty Plus Nomad blog. I spend hours searching to find quotes that:

  • Reflect how I feel about a place or a travel-related issue
  • Add a new or exciting perspective to a discussion about a place or issue, even if I disagree with the author’s viewpoint.
  • Make me laugh, cry, or smile.
  • Perfectly capture a place, emotion, or issue.

I don’t include quotes about unknown places or travel experiences.

All my blog posts lead with a quote relevant to the post’s subject. I frequently post quotes on my Facebook group: Long Term Traveling and Living Abroad Over 50.

In addition, I have added several previously unseen quotes I discovered while putting together this page.

I hope you enjoy these Best Inspirational Travel Quotes as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

Let me know if you have any additional quotes to add to this page.

19 Value of Long Term Travel Quotes

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” 
Ibn Battuta

“A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”
Pico Iyer

“Sometimes it’s time to get away from it all and experience things in a completely different way.”
Kim Mance

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
Anita Desai

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

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

Wandering, I love the thrill of unknown paths. I am a nomad. I am a wanderer. I am a drifter. Why do I keep on drifting? Yes, I wish I knew why? I am not aware of the reason myself. Why do I keep on drifting?”
Avijeet Das

“Travel the world and the seven seas, Everybody’s looking for something.”
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

“While the tourist usually hurried back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than the rest, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the Earth to another.
Paul Theroux

“We travel because we need to. Because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity”
Jonah Leher

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

“I traveled the most inefficient way possible and it took me exactly where I wanted to go.”
Andrew Evans

¨The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.”
Agnes Repplier 

¨We travel not to escape life, but for life not to flee us¨.

¨I think it’s part of my personality. I love to travel. I love different cultures and philosophical perspectives on things.¨
Martin Henderson

Keep your eyes open to the world, because you never know what’s coming- you could miss it if you close your mind.”
Annie Daily

“Having spent a third of my life traveling overseas I’ve found that the world is filled with love and joy and beautiful people. If you’re going to be at odds with the world, you’re probably a person who doesn’t have a passport and lets commercial news media shape your worldview. If you get out there, you gain empathy for the other 96% of humanity. If you find something, not to your liking, change your liking!”
Rick Steves

“To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.”
Charles Horton Cooley

“I want to look at a map and be able to remember how I was transformed by the places I’ve been to, the things I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. I want to come home and realize that I have not come home whole but have left a piece of my heart in each place I have been. This, I think, is what is at the heart of adventure and this is why I plan on making my life one.”
Becca Martin

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
W.B. Yeats

“Fear is only temporary. Regret lasts forever..”

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear..”
Jack Canfield

5 Humorous Long-Term Travel Quotes

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
Oscar Wilde

“Worst thing about being a tourist, is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist!”
Russell Baker

“Don’t worry about the world ending today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” 
Charles M. Schulz

“I want someone to look at me the way I look at a travel magazine!”

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: “Is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, “Hey, don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we kill those people.”
Bill Hicks

10 Long Term Travel Quotes by Great Authors

“Once you have traveled the voyage never ends: The mind can never break off from the journey.”
Pat Conroy

“It is almost axiomatic that as soon as a place gets a reputation for being paradise it goes to hell.”
Paul Theroux

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
Henry Miller

For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.”
Aldous Huxley

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
JRR Tolkein

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did do.”
Mark Twain

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 Anderson

“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 – wherever you go.”
Anthony Bourdain

Stuff your eyes with wonder. Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world! It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
Ray Bradbury¨

“Travel and a change of pace impart new vigor to the mind.”

22 Inspirational Long-Term Travel Quotes

“Time flies. It is up to you to be the navigator.”
Robert Orben

“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.”

“I need to move around a bit. To shuffle my surroundings. To wake up in cities I don’t know my way around and have conversations in languages I cannot entirely comprehend. There is always this tremendous longing in my heart to be lost, the be someplace else, to be far far away from all of this.”
Beau Taplin

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali

“I want to make memories all over the world.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of someone else’s thinking.”
Steve Jobs

“I am not giving up. I am just starting over.”

“Some people are meant to be actors. Some people are meant to be dancers. Maybe I am meant to be a traveler.

There are far, far better things ahead than we leave behind.”
CS Lewis

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

“I travel because I’d rather look back at my life, saying ‘I can’t believe I did that’ instead of ‘if only I had.”
Florine Bos

“Travel has taught me everything.”
Carly Skelton

“Getting lost is just another way of saying ‘Just exploring'”
Justina Chen

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”
Diane Arbus

“Is there anything, apart from a really good chocolate cream pie and receiving a large unexpected cheque in the post, to beat finding yourself at large in a foreign city on a fair spring evening, loafing along unfamiliar streets in the long shadows of a lazy sunset, pausing to gaze in shop windows or at some church or lovely square or tranquil stretch of quayside, hesitating at street corners to decide whether that cheerful and homey restaurant you will remember fondly for years is likely to lie down this street or that one? I just love it. I could spend my life arriving each evening in a new city.”
Bill Bryson

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it life.”
Robin Sharma

“The difference between people who realize their dreams and the rest of the world is not about the richness of the wallet. It’s about that ones read about distant lands and dream of adventures for the whole life, and others one day look up from the book, get up from the chair and are going to meet their dreams.
Wojciech Cejrowski

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.

“Traveling can be dangerous but so can be staying at home. We never know what lurks around the corner, and all you can ever do is step forth boldly, and embrace whatever comes your way.”

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.”
Lovelle Drachman

“This is the journey of your life. Don’t try to explain it to others, because only you can see it.”
Nitin Namdeo

 “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood, and age only matters if you’re a cheese.
Rick Steves

“We’re still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That’s the old metaphor: You’re born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude. … A more appropriate metaphor for aging is a staircase. The upward ascension of the human spirit, bringing us into wisdom, wholeness and authenticity.
Jane Fonda

“Sunshine is more health-giving than pills and potions: and travel in foreign lands is a mental tonic, which feeds the mind even if it empties the pocket.”
Alec Tweedie

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Paul Heller has been a lifelong avid traveler and language learner and teacher, Even as a child, he told Santa Claus that he wanted to visit all the children worldwide. At seven years old, Paul wanted to retire to Mexico. At eight, he memorized the name, capital, location, and some facts about every country worldwide. At twelve, he found a book "Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring" and started developing his own itinerary for a future round-the-world trip. He remained obsessed with travel; after getting a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and working as an administrator, He spent his vacations going to different countries around the globe studying language, touring, and volunteering. In 1994, he quit his job and lived in Russia as a volunteer English instructor. He discovered that he loved teaching languages. In 2004, he decided to make a living out of his travels and founded a community of people who love to travel just like him. He developed 5 three-hour classes about living and traveling long-term worldwide which he taught in over 50 adult education programs throughout the US. After his parents passed, he realized his dream of traveling around the world; cruising and touring some of the most remote places like the North Atlantic, Patagonia, and Oceania; and learning new languages (he knows Spanish, Italian, French, and Russian). Paul encourages everyone to learn foreign languages. He knows that it can be frustrating and slow but that anyone can learn a language if they put in the work and, most importantly, learning a language is well worth the time and effort because it opens up a whole new set of people, ideas, and cultures. He is currently spending the next chapter of his life in Mérida, México. He is excited about using this blog and his classes and workshops to inspire and equip fellow Fifty Plus Nomads with the language, cultural, and psychological skills necessary to be successful and happy long-term travelers and expats over 50.

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