Need some travel inspiration? Read 12 thought-provoking travel quotes to get you ready for your next travel adventure.

If you are a regular reader of Write Change Grow, you’ll know that I love to travel. Traveling is part of who I am. Today I wanted to share some thought-provoking travel quotes with you.

I hope they fill you with a sense of inspiration and wonder and the urge to buy a plane ticket!

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Let’s dive into 12 travel quotes to help get you on your next adventure.

To travel is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye

For someone who travels a lot by herself, this one is particularly meaningful.  When you travel by yourself, you get reacquainted with who you truly are. You meet yourself up close and personal. Travel helps you appreciate just how strong and confident you are.

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

This one is quite haunting. It’s a reminder that we can’t run away from ourselves because we take our baggage with us. The great news – we can take the beautiful too.

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

This is the best quote for a traveler and a writer because we love to be left speechless by incredible things and we love to tell stories!

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

Travel when you are totally immersed in it when it is part of you, changes you and you see the world differently. We should always embrace a new way of seeing.

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I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world” – Mary Anne Radmacher

This quote reminds me of an amazing night in Vernazza on the Cinque Terra in Italy.  There was a full moon and my room overlooked the sea. It was glorious. At the end of the night after a fantastic dinner, I sat on my balcony and stared transfixed at a massive moon reflecting on the sea in front of me. Magic!

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are” – Edith Wharton

The world can be a harsh place. We don’t need to leave our dining rooms for that, we can just turn on the nightly news. But the world is also a kind, caring, and supportive place. Traveling helps you see and appreciate the kind.

Travel broadens our perspectives. Suddenly, the palette with which we paint the story of our lives has more colors.” – Rick Steves

I think I love this one because it paints a picture in my mind of how amazing travel can be and that makes me feel joyful.

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Travel brings power and love back to your life.” – Rumi

Power and love – how true. This is exactly what travel feels like for me.

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We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

When I told a close friend back in 2003 that I was going to travel for several months, she asked me ‘What are you running away from?’ I told her I wasn’t running away from anything. I wasn’t running away from life, I wanted to live it!

Travel is still the most intense mode of learning.” – Kevin Kelly

I have learned so much from traveling. I’ve learned when to be brave when it’s necessary to back down and in particular when I should listen to my intuition. You also learn a lot about other people when you travel with them. If you want to know if a partner’s right for you, go away together and go through a few hardships on the road – you’ll know pretty quickly one way or the other!

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.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

This quote might be about travel but opening our eyes and our hearts is about embracing and celebrating life. Remember there is no end to the adventures you can have.

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Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in a way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

You don’t have to experience the world in the way you have been told to. Sweet, sweet words about travel, life, and how wonderful and powerful it is to be yourself.  You can and should experience the world in your own unique way.

I hope this post has inspired you to get out there and see this amazing world of ours!

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