These are my favorite adventure quotes that inspire travel. Shared by the most incredible authors and public figures, these quotes will spark your wanderlust when you need that extra boost.

When it comes to getting out and exploring the world, I can always use a little extra push of inspiration. I’ve bookmarked many of these quotes over the year as they always speak to me at different times.

Whether I’m needing inspiration to explore foreign lands or need to be reminded of how an adventure can challenge me to grow, these quotes do it for me.

I hope you’ll be inspired by these adventure quotes to get you outdoors, to take that solo adventure, and explore more of our beautiful world.


Adventure Quotes To Inspire You

1. “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” — Anthony Bourdain

2. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ― Mark Twain

3. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ― Helen Keller

4. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” — Anthony Bourdain

Adventure Quotes

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

6. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” ― Amelia Earhart

7. “The farther I travel, the closer I am to myself.” — Andrew McCarthy

8. “Being exposed to the existence of other languages increases the perception that the world is populated by people who not only speak differently from oneself but whose cultures and philosophies are other than one’s own.” — Maya Angelou

9. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey

10. “It seemed an advantage to be traveling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others…Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion’s questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.” — Alain de Botton | Find my full list of Alain de Botton quotes here.

40+ Adventure Quotes To Inspire You to Travel

11. “All good things are wild and free.” ― Henry David Thoreau

12. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” — Rumi

13. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.”— Casey Neistat

14. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question.” — Harun Yahya

15. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

16. “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”— Elizabeth Gilbert

17. “Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient.” — Grace Lichtenstein

18. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” — G.K. Chesterton

19. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost


One of my favorite adventure quotes:

20. “Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true every-where, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure.” — Maya Angelou


21. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” ― Rachel Wolchin

22. “It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true selves. The furniture insists that we cannot change because it does not; the domestic setting keeps us tethered to the person we are in ordinary life, who may not be who we essentially are.” — Alain de Botton from “Art of Travel

23. “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” — Cherie Gilderbloom

40+ Adventure Quotes To Inspire You to Travel

24. “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” — Rumi


One of my favorite adventure quotes about getting outdoors:

25. “Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.” — John Muir


26. “The world is a book and he who don’t travel only read one page.” — St. Augustine

40+ Adventure Quotes To Inspire You to Travel

27. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” — Sue Fitzmaurice

40+ Adventure Quotes To Inspire You to Travel

28. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu

40+ Adventure Quotes To Inspire You to Travel

29. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” — Benjamin Disraeli

40+ Adventure Quotes To Inspire You to Travel

30. “How wild it was, to let it be.”— Cheryl Strayed

31. “The journey matters more than the destination.” ― Tony Fahkry

32. “I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.” — Jack Kerouac

33. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”Sir Edmund Hillary

34. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” — J.K. Rowling

35. “The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.” — Anthony Bourdain

36. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”— Seth Godin, check out his blog for more.

37. “Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train. There is an almost quaint correlation between what is in front of our eyes and the thoughts we are able to have in our heads: large thoughts at times requiring large views, new thoughts new places.” — Alain de Botton

38. “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”— Mae Jemison

39. “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

40. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”John Muir

41. “Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” — Paulo Coelho

42. “There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties.” — John Muir

40+ Adventure Quotes To Inspire You to Travel

43. “Wanting to travel reflects a positive attitude. You want to see, to grow in experience, and presumably to become more whole as a human being.” — Ed Buryn

44. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” — Susan Heller

45. “See how small you are next to the mountains. Accept what is bigger than you and what you do not understand. The world may appear illogical to you, but it does not follow that it is illogical per se. Our life is not the measure of all things: consider sublime places a reminder of human insignificance and frailty.” — Alain de Botton


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