Inspirational Quotes are Everywhere! (But my Favorite are Right Here…)

When Nick and I were heading off on our 15-month trip through South America, Asia, and New Zealand back in 2013, I had this idea in my head that I wanted to start documenting our adventures in a brown leather journal with a wrap-around tie closure (you know, the ones that look very old and very important in movies). Well, of course Nick is a hopeless romantic and he surprised me with the perfect one. And on the first page he wrote something that has since become my all-time-favorite-inspirational-quote… “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” This small act started my very cliché and cheesy love story with inspirational travel quotes that remind me that when I’m old and grey I’ll look back at this time as the best years of my life!

So I’ve put together a compilation of my all-time favorite inspirational travel quotes with my all-time favorite travel photos… enjoy!

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” 
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

 

“What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.” –Robert Brault
“What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.” –Robert Brault

 

“Travel. The best way to be lost… and found… at the same time.” -Brenna Smith
“Travel. The best way to be lost… and found… at the same time.” -Brenna Smith

 

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” – Gustave Flaubert
“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” – Gustave Flaubert

 

“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.” - Unknown
“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.” – Unknown

 

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll
“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll



 

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” – John C. Maxwell
“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” – John C. Maxwell

 

"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." - Paul Coelho
“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paul Coelho

 

"I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things that you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again" - Benjamin Button
“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things that you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again” – Benjamin Button

 

"As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen" - Winnie the Pooh
“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen” – Winnie the Pooh

 

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” - Jack Kerouac
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac



 

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

 

"Sometimes you never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss
“Sometimes you never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

 

"Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them." - Carrie Bradshaw
“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.” – Carrie Bradshaw

 

“Jobs fill your pocket, Adventures fill your soul”  ― Jaime Lyn Beatty
“Jobs fill your pocket, Adventures fill your soul”  ― Jaime Lyn Beatty

 

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” -  Eleanor Roosevelt
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” –  Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller



 

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

 

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman
“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

 

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"Collect moments, not things." - April Peerless
“Collect moments, not things.” – April Peerless

 

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” - John Lennon
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

 

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” – Shel Silverstein

“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Peggy Clement says:

    Just beautiful!

    1. Valerie Wheatley says:

      Thanks Pegs!

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