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Are you looking for unique travel quotes?

Usually when I Google this phrase the same 10 quotes from Pinterest show up about a thousand times each.

We get it, the world is a book and those who don’t travel read only one page. A ship is safe in harbor but that’s not what they’re built for. I know.

Unfortunately, these travel quotes are actually good but they lose absolutely all of their meaning and impact when you see them over and over and over again.

I’m not going to lie, ever since I was a kid I’ve loved quotes, and discovering beautiful ones has always been something that I enjoy. If you’re looking for unique travel quotes for your blog posts, Instagram account, or just some good old fashioned inspiration, this list is for you.

They’re all made with love into bite-sized Pinterest graphics so they’re super easy to share as well. Scroll through, check ’em out, and then comment below to let me know which ones are your favorite.


1. P. Saarikoski

This is one of my favorite travel quotes because I love poetry and I love hiking. I discovered this on a plaque in the Sofia subway system and I’ve had it in my mind ever since.


10 Unique Travel Quotes


2. Fernando Pessoa

This one isn’t super travel specific but it really does just make me want to get up and get out and chase down even my craziest dreams. I saw this quote painted on a wall in a coworking space in Belgrade.


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Another great quote from this Portuguese poet is his poem called “If, After I Die.” I think it perfectly captures that wanderer’s spirit that we’re all born with.


10 Unique Travel Quotes


3. Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

This quote captured my attention many years ago.

I actually forgot it and had to search online for months before I was able to find it again. This is one of the earliest quotes that inspired me to seek a life of full time travel.


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4. Eric Weiner

This unique travel quote comes from one of my favorite travel books.

The Geography of Bliss is billed as “One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World.” It’s funny, it’s real, and it’s definitely worth a read. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book.


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5. Ben Montgomery

Another travel book I’ve read recently was Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. This is the true story of a 65 year old grandma from Ohio (home state represent) who set out to hike the Appalachian trail in the 1950’s.


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6. Mary Oliver

This beautiful quote by Mary Oliver is from the poem “The Summer Day.” However, I first stumbled upon it while reading the book “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed, which chronicles her 1,100 mile solo trek along the Pacific Crest Trail. Read it, and then get inspired to take your own adventure!


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7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Have you seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

This movie was made with travelers in mind. It’s chill, it’s beautiful, it has great music and it will definitely inspire you to chase that dream you’ve been putting off for years. This is one of my favorite quotes from the film, said by a character who works as a travel photographer.


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8. Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a book about a shepard boy who follows his dream in search of an ancient treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. It has adventure, magic, true love and everything you could want from a travel novel. This quote says it all.


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9. Stephen Colbert

Not all unique travel quotes need to be super deep and meaningful.

I’ll finish this list with one of my favorites from late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert, who sums up my relationship with my home state perfectly.


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My Favorite Unique Travel Quotes

I’ve always enjoyed reading and sharing impactful quotes and I hope the list of unique travel quotes can help you find what you’re looking for.

Pin ’em, share ’em, and get inspired to travel the world!

Then, check out more interesting reads like our experience with the South American suicide shower or get inspired by my friend Jordan, who followed his dream and travels the US full time… while living in his Prius.


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