30 Wanderlust-Inducing Travel Picture Quotes to Inspire You to Just Go


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Every once in a while, we need a sweet reminder to spark our wanderlust. And there’s nothing as inspiring as and more powerful than reading the perfect quote that seems to leap out of a page, as if it had been written especially for you, beckoning you to see the world. 

Often, these quotes resonate with us because they stoke our inner longing to travel or they bring back fond memories. Whatever it is, certainly it is one of life's simple joys to find the right words that our wandering hearts and restless souls exactly feel about life, adventures, travel, and experiencing the world. 

So here you go: Coupled with some of my favorite photos from my travels, here are 30 wanderlust-inducing travel quotes to inspire you, once and for all, to just go.



Travel Picture Quote We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more by Pico Iyer
"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more." - Pico Iyer (Nacpan-Calitang Twin Beach El Nido, Philippines | 2014)

Travel Picture Quote 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 by Jawaharial Nehru
"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 (Xinshe, Taiwan | 2013)
Travel Picture Quote We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us by Anonymous
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” -Anonymous (Sagada, Philippines | 2012)


Travel Picture Quote You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination by Roman Payne
 “You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
-Roman Payne (La Union, Philippines | 2015)



Travel Picture Quote For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return by Leonardo da Vinci
“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." -Leonardo da Vinci (Batanes, Philippines | 2014)



Travel Picture Quote Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt by Anthony Bourdain
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” -Anthony Bourdain (Baguio City, Philippines | 2013)



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 by Hans Christian Andersen
“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 Andersen (Matinloc Shrine, El Nido, Philippines | 2015)



Travel Picture Quote The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun by Christopher McCandless
“The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” -Christopher McCandless (Benguet, Philippines | 2012)



There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar by Chuck Palahniuk
“There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.” -Chuck Palahniuk (Survivors' Island, El Nido, Philippines | 2014)



The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way by Anonymous
"The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way." -Anonymous (Clark International Airport, Philippines | 2014)



Travel Picture Quote Wherever you go, go with all your heart by Confucius
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius (Senado Square, Macau | 2014)



Travel Picture Quote Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all by Helen Keller
“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller (Shimizu Island, El Nido, Philippines | 2014)




Travel Picture Quote Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller by Ibn Battuta
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” -Ibn Battuta (Everland Theme Park, South Korea | 2014)




Travel Picture Quote One fine day, it will be your turn. You will leave homes, cities and countries to pursue grander ambitions. You will leave friends, lovers and possibilities for the chance to roam the world and make deeper connections. You will defy your fear of change, hold your head high and do what you once thought was unthinkable: walk away. And it will be scary. At first. But what I hope you’ll find in the end is that in leaving, you don’t just find love, adventure or freedom. More than anything, you find you by  Isa Garcia via InfiniteSatori.Org
 “One fine day, it will be your turn. You will leave homes, cities, and countries to pursue grander ambitions. You will leave friends, lovers, and possibilities for the chance to roam the world and make deeper connections. You will defy your fear of change, hold your head high, and do what you once thought was unthinkable: walk away. And it will be scary. At first. But what I hope you’ll find in the end is that in leaving, you don’t just find love, adventure, or freedom. More than anything, you find you.” – Isa Garcia via InfiniteSatori.Org (La Union, Philippines | 2015)




Travel Picture Quote I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world by J.A. Redmerski
 “I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.” -J.A. Redmerski (Middle of the Sea, El Nido, Philippines | 2014)




Travel Picture Quote There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars by Jack Kerouac
 "There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars." -Jack Kerouac (Taichung, Taiwan | 2014) 




Travel Picture Quote There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them by Jo Walton
 "There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them." -Jo Walton (Bohol, Philippines | 2010)





Travel Pictture Quote People don’t take trips, trips take people by John Steinbeck
“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” -John Steinbeck (Gyeongbokgung Palace, South Korea | 2014)




Travel Picture Quote A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step by Lao Tzu
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” -Lao Tzu (Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand | 2013)



Travel Picture Quote Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures by Lewis Caroll
"Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures." -Lewis Caroll (Helicopter Island, El Nido, Philippines | 2012)



Travel Picture Quote I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world by Mary Anne Radmacher
 "I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." -Mary Anne Radmacher (Zambales, Philippines | 2008)




Travel Picture Quote Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing Can Substitute Experiences by Paolo Coelho
“Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing Can Substitute Experiences." -Paulo Coelho (Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines | 2013)




Travel Picture Quote Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end by Pico Iyer
“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” -Pico Iyer (Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan | 2015)



Travel Picture Quote Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail by Ralph Waldo Emerson
 "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson (Nami Island, South Korea | 2014)




Travel Picture Quote Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." -Ralph Waldo Emerson (Nami Island, South Korea | 2014)




Travel Picture Quote 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 by Ray Bradbury
 "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 (Batanes, Philippines | 2014)





Travel Picture Quote Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving by Terry Pratchett
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” -Terry Pratchett (Puerto Galera, Philippines | 2015)



Travel Picture Quote "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams by Oprah
"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." -Oprah Winfrey (Aboard Cebu Pacific Airlines | 2014)



Travel Picture Quote Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover by Mark Twain
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain (La Union, Philippines | 2015)



Travel Picture Quote Travel is rebellion in its purest form. We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate. We, sometimes, choose never to come back. – TripRebel Manifesto
"Travel is rebellion in its purest form. We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate. We, sometimes, choose never to come back." -TripRebel Manifesto (El Nido, Philippines | 2014)


And now, over to you! What did you like best among the featured travel picture quotes in this post? What's your favorite travel quote? :) 

40 komento

  1. Great Selection of inspiring quotes!!!
    Every Sunday I post a new travel quote on my Twitter and Facebook page and I was running out inspiration. Can I borrow some ideas from you?
    And also loved the photos, especially from the Philippines!

    Happy travels :-D

    Nat

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    1. Hello, Nat! Thanks so much! Feel free to use any of the travel pictures here. :) Hopefully, it would serve as an inspiration to your readers as well. :) Glad you liked the photos from the Philippines! Happy travels to us!

      Burahin
  2. Some great quotes!

    I'm seeing a lot of love for east Asia in your photos.

    Is that where you focus your travels?

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    1. Hey, Chris! I'm currently based in the Philippines so yeah, you'll see a lot of photos from Southeast Asia here! :)

      Burahin
  3. Some great quotes in there! I haven't read some of them before. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Tracie. I stumbled upon some great quotes I haven't read before myself. So stoked to share it with everyone. :)

      Burahin
  4. A lot of these are going straight to my social media channels. Thanks a bunch! HA ;)

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    1. My favourite quote is the classic one by Mark Twain ... Sail away from safe harbour.

      Burahin
    2. Sanket, hahaha! Share all you want so we can inspire as many people as we can to just go and travel! :)

      Burahin
    3. Hello, Michael! Indeed, that one's a classic favorite. :)

      Burahin
  5. I collect travel quotes too--you've got most of my favorites here!

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    1. We need all the inspiration we can get. :) Glad I nailed some for you, Tamara!

      Burahin
  6. These are great! love them all - such inspiration :). My favourite is definitely 'Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all'. Far too many people spend their lives in one place and then regret it when they wake up one day and realise they wasted so many years! That won't be any of us lot! :) Great post, Gabby

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    1. That's my current wallpaper, Gabby! Indeed, we are blessed to be moving into the direction of our dreams and that is to wander to our hearts' content. Hope to bump unto you along the road someday! Sending sunshine wherever you are and will be. :)

      Burahin
  7. Loved this! Sharing on my blog's facebook page and coming back to it whenever I start to forget how incredible the world can be.

    www.whileimyoungandskinny.com

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    1. Yes, feel free to share, Dannielle! We need to inject some inspiration to whoever we can. :) Travel quotes are a great reminder when times are tough. Happy travels, my dear! :)

      Burahin
  8. Lovely quotes & beautiful photos :)
    Simone
    www.theaussieflashpacker.com

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    1. Thank you, Simone. So pleased you love them! :) What's favorite among the bunch?

      Burahin
  9. Certainly inspiring! and the pictures of the Philippines are incredible. Really makes me want to go back!

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    1. Ana! Please, come back soon! Would love to travel with you to El Nido!! Hahaha! :)

      Burahin
  10. These words and amazing photos are so inspiring, just what I needed on a rainy Monday morning!

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    1. I go back to this post as well when days are gloomy. :) Thank you for the kind words! Happy travels, guys!

      Burahin
  11. Hi! Super love this post! As in :) Nice quotes, inspiring and nice photos.

    TumugonBurahin
  12. Makes me want to book a flight asap! Thank you for inspiring us! :)
    www.jacquelineuy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacq! Are you still in Taiwan? Where are you headed next? :)

      Burahin
  13. I am not a great fan of quotes, especially these days when there are so many floating around. You seem to have collected enough to last a lifetime of travel.

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    1. Well, we all need a little inspiration sometimes. :) Thanks for dropping by, Lyn!

      Burahin
  14. Thanks for sharing. I am a big quote person and love these (some I've heard before and some were new). Happy travels!

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    1. What are some of your favorites? Thanks, Alyssa! Happy travels to you as well.

      Burahin
  15. I love, "Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures." -Lewis Caroll (Helicopter Island, El Nido, Philippines | 2012). I now have a 3 year old and we love exploring the world together. The person she is becoming is already shaped by her adventures :)

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    1. Kudos to you for sharing your wanderlust to your daughter at her early age! Someday soon, she'll be making her way around the world with her own adventures and I know you're going to love it. :) You'll be one proud momma!

      Burahin
  16. This is my favorite kind of blog post, because I feel so GOOD after reading them! Your pictures are beautiful - I think I'll be back soon to read more about the experiences that accompany them! Out of this list, I think my favorite is short and sweet: "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." Lovely post. <3

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    1. Beth, you don't know how much your words and appreciation mean to me. Indeed, these feel-good posts are the bomb! :)

      Burahin
  17. I love all the quotes, especially 'We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.'

    But, I love the pictures taken around the Taichung area. I attended that flower festival, too!!

    Constance - http://foreignsanctuary.com/

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    1. Constance, thanks for dropping by! When did you go to the Xinshe Flower Festival? It was so breathtaking! Made me love Taichung even more. I plan to come back this year. Are you based in Taiwan?

      Burahin
  18. These are the type of quotes that when I want to read them, I just want to get on a plane right away!

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    1. There's no stopping you, Sophie! Let's chase adventures!

      Burahin

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