Best Round the World Travel Quotes


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

  • Reflect how I feel about an issue
  • Add a new or interesting 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.

My blog posts lead off with quotes 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 Round the World Travel Quotes as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

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

10 Inspirational Round the World Travel Quotes

“Life is short and the world is wide.”

“I measure life with countries, not years.”

“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.”
Angelina Jolie

“I’m shaking this dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I am going to see the world.”
George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 (played by Jimmy Stewart)

“And I think to myself what a wonderful world.”
Louis Armstrong

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

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”
Harun Yahya

“Live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.”
Jack Kerouac

I get to travel around the world and meet all of these amazing people, and they’re singing my songs! And to me, that’s crazy.”
Kina Grannis

“To live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth – not from place to place, but through the poignant strangeness of time.
T.L Rese

6 Value of Round the World Travel Quotes

“The shortest way to yourself is around the world.”

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far you can go.”
TS Eliot

“Travel today is ticking things off: ‘Whew, I’ve done Machu Picchu, now I can get drunk.’ It used to take three weeks to get people in the right frame of mind, to un-brainwash them. Now it would take three months to get people’s heads straightened out… It’s a real problem now—people don’t know how to enjoy life. They want hedonism, short-term thrills.” Turn Right At Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

“To understand what’s going on in the world, you have to see the world.”
Aerin Lauder

 “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

8 Thought-Provoking Global Perspective Quotes

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and the soul of its people.

¨”In the developed world, hundreds of millions of us now face the bizarre problem of surfeit. Yet, our brains, instincts, and socialized behavior are still geared toward an environment of lack. The result overwhelm on an unprecedented scale.”
Martha Beck

“After a lifetime of world travel, I’ve become fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.
Jim Herndon

“While tourism is often resource-intensive, it is a major driver of poverty reduction in developing countries.”
Arancha Gonzalez

“The answer to the world’s problems today is not to turn inward. We simply have to seize every opportunity to promote understanding between countries and across cultures. And there’s no better way to do that than to explore the world with an open mind, a sturdy carry-on, and clothes that don’t wrinkle.”
Madeleine Albright

“It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough – to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.”
Anthony Bourdain

“Travel has a way of making the world a smaller place.”
Janna Graber

 “Everybody should come here. Everyone should see how complicated, how deeply troubled, and yet at the same time, beautiful and awesome the world can be. Everyone should experience, even as the clouds gather, what’s at stake, what could be lost, what’s still here.”
Anthony Bourdain

8 Quotes About Globalization and Travel

“Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that’s not comfortable for the average person.”
Herbie Hancock

“All the airports kind of feel and look the same now. Some are more beautiful, some are less beautiful, but for the most part you’re going to find a Starbucks in every airport. You’re going to get your coffee and the ‘USA Today’ or ‘New York Times’ in every airport.”
Jason Reitman

“Not that I dislike McDonalds, but things must be pretty bad in Moscow if people are willing to wait three hours for large fries.”
Mark Patinkin

“My feeling is, music is a more eloquent international language than Coca-Cola or McDonalds.¨”
Paul Horn

If you’re totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you.”
Jimmy Carter

The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.”
Fredric Jameson

Every day one reads meretricious babble about ‘globalization’ and the abolition of frontiers most of it amounting to little more than celebration of the worldwide availability of Wheel of Fortune.
Christopher Hitchens

“When I went around promoting ‘Crumb,’ there would be days I’d wake up in, like, Houston or Cleveland, and I’d step outside the hotel and get no idea where I was. It all looks the same: one big corporate, consumer theme park. It’s all, ‘Here’s the Starbucks, and here’s the Gap, and we’ll go over to Banana Republic and the Cineplex.”
Terry Zwigoff

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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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