Delayed flights. Lost luggage. Jet lag. A screaming baby in the seat right behind you.

Traveling certainly comes with its share of headaches, frustrations, and sleepless days and nights.

But travel can also lead to some of the most enriching and fulfilling moments you ever experience.

Whether you’re planning your next big adventure or just want to set out on your first new journey, check out these travel quotes that will inspire you to book your trip now. You may even get some valuable tips so you can make the most of your travels ahead.

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Get an education…without the textbooks or boring classrooms

1. I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. ~David Rockefeller

2. Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. ~Francis Bacon

3. You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. ~William Hazlitt

4. Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. ~Thomas Fuller

5. Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting. ~Sargent Shriver

6. The best education I have ever received was through travel. ~Lisa Ling

7. Traveling is my form of self-education. ~Yvon Chouinard

8. Young people should travel, and they don’t. You can’t know if you don’t go. ~Quincy Jones

Expand your worldview

9. People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live. ~Martin Yan

10. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~Aldous Huxley

11. You have to travel globally today to know what’s going on and maintain an edge. ~Yuri Milner

12. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ~Hilaire Belloc

13. The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it. ~Lord Chesterfield

14. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

15. Travel works best when you’re forced to come to terms with the place you’re in. ~Paul Theroux

16. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore. ~André Gide

17. Travel is one of the best anti-war weapons that there are. I’ve been to Iran, and if you’re there you see little kids, cops, old people, cemeteries. Once you see that, you can’t say, ‘Oh, Iran, let’s bomb them.’ ~Viggo Mortensen

18. 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

Learn more about yourself

19. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. ~Danny Kaye

20. When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself. ~Liberty Hyde Bailey

21. Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. ~Eudora Welty

22. What draws me in is that a trip is a leap in the dark. It’s like a metaphor for life. You set off from home, and in the classic travel book, you go to an unknown place. You discover a different world, and you discover yourself. ~Paul Theroux

23. You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself. ~Ella Maillart

24. You don’t have to travel, but I find extended travel to be a helpful tool for reexamining yourself and the constraints you’ve artificially placed on your life. It’s easy to believe everything has to be done one way if you’re always in one place around the same people. ~Timothy Ferriss

25. Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly. ~Ella Maillart

26. Travel far enough, you meet yourself. ~David Mitchell

Become more tolerant

27. Travel teaches toleration. ~Benjamin Disraeli

28. You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot. ~Shakuntala Devi

29. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ~Mark Twain

Get inspiration from others

30. We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own. ~Maria Mitchell

31. All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. ~Samuel Johnson

Reflect…

32. One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. ~Thomas Jefferson

33. Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. ~Lawrence Durrell

34. I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ~Hilaire Belloc

35. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. ~Danny Kaye

36. It is better to travel well than to arrive. ~Buddha

Step up your mindset and expectations of your self-worth

37. If you travel first class, you think first class and you are more likely to play first class. ~Ray Floyd

Meet new and interesting people

38. I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with. ~Hedy Lamarr

Have an adventure

39. Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. ~Aristophanes

40. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

41. The land created me. I’m wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I’m more at home in the vacant lots. ~Bob Dylan

42. 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

43. The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar. ~Marshall McLuhan

44. The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~Saint Augustine

Learn how to travel stress-free

45. Beauty, pleasure, freedom and plenty of sleep: these are the hallmarks of a successful idler’s break. Travel should not be hard work. ~Tom Hodgkinson

See your home with a new outlook

46. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

47. 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

48. Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. ~Mary Ritter Beard

49. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. ~Lin Yutang

50. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

To fall in love with life…

51. Travel brings power and love back into your life. ~Rumi

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