Travel Inspiration

Inspiring Travel Quotes – Just Grab Your Passport And Go

My current passport is a little bruised, broken, weathered, and torn. So when I was watching (read: binging) Sorry Girls this morning and I came across this old video about passport covers, I had every intention of actually making the passport cover and showing it to you.

In other words, my last-minute DIY attempt looked bad and you don’t want to see it.

On the bright side, I ended up gathering a lot of beautiful passport quotes – words that I gobbled up and let simmer in my head. By the end of the day (after skimming through hundreds), I wanted to pack my bags and go somewhere. Anywhere.

I really hope these passport quotes help you get inspired for your next trip.

Update: Thanks to a reader, I recently found this Etsy travel shop that sells stunning printables of some of these passport quotes (but they’re cheekier versions which I’m all for). I’m definitely buying several of these digital prints (they’re so chic) and adding them to my home office desk for a pop of sass. I’ll link the shop here if you’re interested!

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15 Passport Quotes To Add To Your Passport Cover

I’m all for Southern hospitality…
  • “Just go. It’s bad manners to keep your passport waiting.” – Anonymous
  • “It’s been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast.” – Julie Burchill
  • “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” – Anonymous
  • “I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.” – Anonymous
  • “The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home.” – Rolf Potts
Well said.
  • “You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport.” – Anonymous
  • “All you need is love and a passport.” – Anonymous
  • “If you look like your passport photo, you probably need the trip.” – Anonymous
Me. Everyday.
  • “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” – Steve McCurry
  • “Wishlist: more pages in my passport than in my passbook.” – Sumathi Vilvaraj
We are citizens of the world…
  • “Relationship status: In a relationship with my passport.” – Anonymous
  • “Every stamp embedded on her passport was a collection of stories she could never retell.” – K.A.
  • “My passport is screaming to be stamped.” – Anonymous
  • “A passport is the key that unlocks the world.” – Anonymous
  • “Home is where your passport is.” – Anonymous

Did you enjoy this list of passport quotes? I found most of the anonymous passport quotes in the depths of Pinterest and Tumblr so if you know the original author, send me an email. I’d love to credit them!

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  • Nandih A.
    January 16, 2019 at 2:28 AM


    All of the quotes you wrote are so motivated and makes all travelers excited to grab their passport to visit the world. !!!

    Do you have quotes for wildlife lovers and adventure seekers?

    Best wishes,

    Greeting from Madagascar

    • anshula.varma
      January 16, 2019 at 10:51 AM

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Nandih! Here’s one from one of my favorite authors-

      “Africa – You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, in the midday heart, you can see blisters in the atmosphere. When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world.” – Jodi Picoult

      xx – Anshula

  • Tina Reiser (Tina Travels)
    January 19, 2019 at 2:12 AM

    Great post! I’m even more inspired to travel now 🙂

    Liked “I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.”, and “If you look like your passport photo, you probably need the trip.” the most though I think 😀

  • Jenni / Out in the Nature
    January 20, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Fun post, but the first image with “Just go” got me. In two short words it captures the essence of my favourite travel quote ever: “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

  • Sweta Papaiyawala
    April 2, 2020 at 8:07 AM

    Fantastic post. In love with your words and descriptions.


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