Travel Inspiration

16 Relatable Travel Quotes (That Will Hopefully make you Say ‘Yup, That’s Me’)

Funny travel quotes are the best. They make you smile and laugh (and smile and laugh some more).

Relatable quotes, on the other hand? They capture a feeling that you’ve already had. I love the latter because they stop to analyze snapshots that you’ve experienced beforehand. They never fail to remind you why you loved or hated a certain moment so much.

So today, I’m sharing the most relatable travel quotes in hopes that at least one strikes a chord and inspires you to take a fresh perspective on your daily adventures. Cheers!

Relatable Travel Quotes

  • “I love to travel but hate traffic and planes. I wish I could just beam myself anywhere instantly.” – Jordan Ladd
  • “Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love because suddenly, all your senses are at the setting marked ‘on.’ Suddenly, you’re alert to the secret patterns of the world.” – Pico Iyer
  • “The more you travel, the better you get at it. It sounds silly, but with experience you learn how to pack the right way. I remember one of my first trips abroad, traveling around Europe by rail, fresh out of high school. I brought all these books with me and a paint set. I really had too much stuff, so I’ve learnt to be more economical.” – Roman Coppola
  • “I want everybody to travel, to travel and not be afraid.” – Dhani Jones
  • “Travel is the best and probably cheapest graduate school you can buy.” – Tom Freston
  • “Because travel has always been such a vital part of myself and so essential to who I am, I have made the decision to continue to put myself back out into the world. And that’s not an easy decision to make.” – Amanda Lindhout
  • “Travel for me is all about transformation, and I’m fascinated by those people who really do come back from a trip unrecognizable to themselves and perhaps open to the same possibilities they’d have written off not a month before.” – Pico Iyer
  • “I have been lucky enough to travel a lot, meet great people in many lands. I have liked almost everyone I met along the way.” – Maeve Binchy
  • “Any time I have any time off, I try to travel.” – Margot Robbie
  • “I travel regularly and have learnt to be very methodical as far as packing is concerned. For example, I always check the weather in advance of where I’m going to ensure that I’ve packed the right clothes.” Paloma Faith
  • “I generally travel with my laptop, a couple of great books, and my iPod.” – Orlando Bloom
  • “You cannot travel within and stand still without.” – James Lane Allen
  • “Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.” Ella Maillart
  • “To be able to travel the world, especially to places I never thought I’d be… it’s really, you know, still fascinating for me.” – Beyonce Knowles
  • “I like the map feature on the iPhone that tells me where I am, because I travel a lot.” – Gary Shteyngart
  • “The best education I have ever received was through travel.” – Lisa Ling
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How many of these quotes can you relate to? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.


  • Dylan
    June 21, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    I love quotes! I must say I can’t relate to many of these except the last one “The best education I have ever received was through travel.” My study abroad experience was one of the best of my life. Thanks for posting!

    • Anshula
      June 25, 2016 at 2:23 PM

      Hey Dylan! If you liked that quote, I bet you would love this one: “Travel is the best and probably cheapest graduate school you can buy.” – Tom Freston xx – Anshula

  • Carly
    June 21, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    I love quotes!!! I have a pinterest board dedicated to them, but i never thought to look for ones about travel! I love this idea!


    • Anshula
      June 25, 2016 at 2:21 PM

      Quotes are wonderful! And travel quotes can really get stuck in your head like a song on repeat, so they can be a powerful tool for motivation! xx – Anshula

  • Vy Tran
    June 21, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    a great mixture of classic and modern quotes, and all completely relatable. The Pico Iyer quote is one that I haven’t read before, and is my favorite!

    • Anshula
      June 25, 2016 at 2:20 PM

      Thanks! I love Pico Iyer’s quotes and writing so much! You should definitely read the Lady and the Monk (my favourite book by him)…it will make you want to snap your fingers and visit (or revisit) Japan! xx – Anshula

  • Lisanne
    June 21, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    I definitely relate with a lot of these quotes!! Great post :).

    • Anshula
      June 25, 2016 at 2:17 PM

      Thank you! I’m glad you found them relatable! xx – Anshula

  • Kathy Haan
    June 21, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    One of my fave quotes about travel is “not all who wander are lost”:D

    • Anshula
      June 25, 2016 at 2:17 PM

      I love that quote! It is my favourite variation of the best line in “All That is Gold Does Not Glitter”. xx – Anshula

  • Kari Guastella
    June 21, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    I love these! I’m feeling so inspired!

    • Anshula
      June 25, 2016 at 2:15 PM

      Thanks Kari! I’m glad you liked them!

  • Kim @ Three Olives Branch
    June 21, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Love these! I too often wish I could just beam myself somewhere without the physical act of traveling. Would be nice!

    • Anshula
      June 25, 2016 at 2:15 PM

      Me too! I’m still waiting for the TARDIS to come into mass production! xx – Anshula

  • kandja sylla
    June 23, 2016 at 7:08 AM

    “Travel is the best and probably cheapest graduate school you can buy.” – Tom Freston. I love this the most! It’s because I personally believe we can learn more through experience. Best platform is through travelling. Gosh, reading this makes me want to pack my bags and leave for another place! xx

    • Anshula
      June 25, 2016 at 2:13 PM

      Haha! I’m glad you feel inspired by these quotes! I’m totally with you on the idea of learning through travel being the best platform. Somehow, after travelling, I’ve become better versed in history, arts, and even the sciences in a way that no lecture has ever taught me. It’s kind of insane. But travel is powerful that way. xx – Anshula


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