20 of Our Favorite Quotes About Travel

At Winner, we’re more than just Philadelphia Airport parking – we’re lovers of travel as well! Here are some of our favorite quotes about travel, from a wide variety of insightful individuals:

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

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten

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

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France

What’s your favorite quote about travel?