Wanderlust (noun) : a strong desire to travel.
Wanderlust is an amazing feeling to have. So many of us feel the desire to explore the world and experience new cultures yet few actually act on it. Sadly, life, as we know it, gets in the way.
Whether it’s work, school, finances, or family responsibilities, things just start piling up and we get buried under too much to actually follow the beautiful impulse that is wanderlust. Traveling is so accessible yet can be so difficult to actully do.
But no matter what the situation is that is keeping us from traveling around the globe, people who have truly felt wanderlust can attest to the fact that they just CAN’T stop thinking about the beautiful places they would like to see.
In order to appease your desire to travel, we have made a list of 25 travel quotes that express and feed you wanderlust. Keep reading if you want to be inspired to book that flight or make travel arrangements!
1. When you can’t wait to go somewhere.
“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” — Melody Truong
2. Remember what’s important.
“Collect moments, not things.” — Unknown
3. Getting lost is part of the adventure.
“If you’re not lost, you’re not much of an explorer.” — Unknown
4. Monotony can be dangerous.
“Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” — Unknown
5. When you need to see things for yourself.
“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” — Unknown
6. Wanderlust can affect anyone.
“Not all girls are made of sugar and spice. Some girls are made of adventure, brains, and no fear.” — Unknown
7. Choose to be free.
“I was always the girl who loved seeing the world more than I love being in love. Maybe I haven’t found the right person. Or maybe I was more in love with the world, but if I were to choose between being free or being in love, I always choose to be free.” — AVA
8. Always traveling, always growing.
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” — David Mitchell
9. Find yourself along the way.
“Travel has made me more aware of me. I learn more about myself while on the road than anywhere else. It’s given me the ‘I can make it happen’ attitude.” — Jessica Johnson
10. Live life to the fullest.
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” — Unknown
11. Change is good.
“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” — Unknown
12. Traveling is a reward in and of itself.
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” — Lawrence Durrell
13. You’ll regret staying in one place.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
14. Your destinations become a part of you.
“My confession is I fall in love with so many places I’m always half broken-hearted by goodbyes. And I don’t believe in burning, and longing. And I believe we leave tiny pieces of ourselves in every place we’ve loved.” — Victoria Erickson
15. Do it for the childlike wonder it creates in you.
“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” — Bill Bryson
16. Life is an adventure; live it.
“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” — Helen Keller
17. Answer its call.
“The wilderness is calling, and I must go.” — Unknown
18. Trips take you.
“People don’t take trips…trips take people.” — John Steinback
19. Always seek something new.
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” — Dalai Lama
20. It can be therapeutic.
“Travel is my therapy.” — Unknown
21. The possibilities are endless.
“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
22. We are the foreigners.
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
23. Experience is worth more than anything.
“I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little.” — Alexander Sattler
24. There is so much to see.
“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” — Angelina Jolie
25. Get out of your comfort zone.
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” — Jack Kerouac
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Mehruba Chowdhury is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.