Travel Quotes

Found these great travel quotes on Kana Tyler’s blog.

Travel Quotes.

By land or by sea… a collection of favorites!

  • “Embrace the detours.” ~Kevin Charbonneau
  • “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~Susan Sontag
  • “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~Henry Miller
  • “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” ~Susan Heller
  • “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~Martin Buber
  • “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” ~Charles Kuralt
  • “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao Tzu
  • “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing.’” ~Daniel J. Boorstin
  • “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” ~G.K. Chesterton
  • “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” ~ Paul Theroux
  • “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” ~Lawrence Block
  • “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” ~Herman Melville
  • “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
  • “The journey not the arrival matters.” ~T.S. Eliot
  • “The Journey is my home.” ~Muriel Rukeyser
  • “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” ~Mohammed
  • “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” ~William Shedd
  • “Let your memory be your travel bag.” ~Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” ~Oscar Wilde
  • “The type of luggage you carry says a lot about you. For example, if you’re carrying someone else’s luggage, it says you’re a thief.” ~Dave Barry
  • A passport, as I’m sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly. ~Lemony Snicket

And my all-time favorite, by my sister (then age six) after encounters with the various push-buttons, pull-chains, foot-pedals, and other toilet mechanisms of Europe:


  • “I can flush in any language!” ~Karin Dwelle Jones

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