Unleash Your Wanderlust With Inspiring Travel Quotes

Travel Inspiration

Looking for some amazing travel quotes to inspire your next RV trip? You’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve collected some of the best nature and travel related quotes out there. Whether you need a reminder of how much you adore the ocean or some inspiration to go boondocking in the forest, we’ve got you covered with these beautiful travel quotes.

Mountain Travel Quotes

There is nothing quite like a peaceful hike up a mountain. The work to get there, the stillness all around, and the view at the summit all come together to create an experience that you’ll look back on fondly even as you trudge through the humdrum of everyday life. 

Here are some quotes to help motivate you to get back to the mountains as soon as you possibly can:

  • “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” –John Muir
  • “I learn something every time I go into the mountains.” –Michael Kennedy
  • “Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air, and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” –David McCullough.
  • “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” –John Muir
  • “The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble—to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills.” –Phillip Connors
  • “I’m a person of the mountains and the open paddocks and the big empty sky, that’s me, and I knew if I spent too long away from all that, I’d die; I don’t know what of, I just knew I’d die.” –John Marsden
  • “I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.” –Mark Obmascik
  • “No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied—it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.” –Ansel Adams
  • “The mountains are a reminder of the power and majesty of nature, and of our own smallness in the face of it.” –Ajaz Ahmad Khawaja

Ocean Travel Quotes

Equally as beautiful and powerful as the mountains, the ocean has some incredible treasures of her own. If you’re yearning to dig your feet into the soft sand while listening to the crash of waves and soaking up the warm sunshine, the quotes below are for you:

  • “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
  • “At the beach – time you enjoyed wasting, is not wasted.” –T. S. Eliot
  • “The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” –Jill Davis
  • “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” –Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” –Robert Wyland
  • “Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” –Christy Ann Martine
  • “After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” –Pam Shaw
  • “There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” –Sarah Kay
  • “At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.” –Sandy Gingras
  • “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” –John F. Kennedy
  • “If everyone could just live near the ocean, I think we’d all be happier. It’s hard to be down about anything knee deep in the sand.” –Crystal Woods
  • “We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.” –Unknown
  • “Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” –Robert Henri

Forest Travel Quotes

What about a stroll through a dense green forest? There’s something about the forest that feels truly magical, and a hike over a moss-covered forest floor will always awaken your senses in ways you didn’t expect. 

Here are a few travel quotes for the forest enthusiasts out there. Use these to inspire your next RV vacation:

  • “Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” –Rabindranath Tagore 
  • “A woodland in full colour is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.” –Hal Borland
  • “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” –Kahlil Gibran
  • “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” –Henry David Thoreau
  • “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” –Shira Tamir

Nature Travel Quotes

Yes, mountains, forests, and oceans are all incredible and majestic, but really, absolutely any little piece of nature you can escape into has something wonderful to offer. Why not use these nature quotes to remind your soul why you need to get outside and explore some more?

  • “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” –John Muir
  • “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books.” –John Lubbock
  • “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” –Sir David Attenborough

Family Travel Quotes

If you love exploring the world, you’re bound to want to show your kids the amazing things the planet has to offer. Some may say there is no point in taking kids traveling, and others may even claim that it’s harmful. We strongly disagree on both points, and the travel quotes below are a perfect representation of our thoughts on the matter:

  • “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” –Trenton Lee Stewart
  • “Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” –Leigh Hunt
  • “Deciding not to travel with kids because they won’t remember is like not reading them books because they won’t remember the stories you read them.” –Anonymous
  • “In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them; they will remember the time you spent with them.” –Kevin Heath
  •  “When you travel with children, you are giving something that can never be taken away… experience, exposure and a way of life.” –Pamela T. Chandler
  • “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.” –Francis Bacon

Travel as Education Quotes

Travel is fun, of course, but that isn’t the only benefit a good adventure has to offer. Traveling is also an amazing form of education. In fact, we can’t think of a better way to learn something new, and the folks who shared these quotes below seem to feel the same:

  • “Not all classrooms have four walls.” –Anonymous
  • “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel—as far and widely as possible.” –Anthony Bourdain
  • “The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.” –Mark Paterson

Adventure Travel Quotes

One of the very best things about RV travel is the fact that everyday is an adventure. With the ability to park your little home-on-wheels anywhere, you never know where you’re going to end up next. 

Here are a few of our favorite adventure travel quotes to help fuel your trip planning:

  • “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” –Christopher McCandless
  • “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” –André Gide
  • “Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” –Lovelle Drachman

Inspirational Travel Quotes 

Yes, travel is an amazing thing no matter where it takes you. From incredible national parks to bustling busy cities, there are a multitude of wonderful things to see in this world, and these inspirational travel quotes are just perfect for expressing the emotions travel fills us with and reminding us all just how much we love to hit the road and go exploring:

  • “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” –David Mitchell
  • “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” –Wallace Stevens
  •  “To travel is to live.” –Hans Christian Andersen
  • “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.” –Oscar Wilde
  • “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” –Gustav Flaubert
  • “The great glory of travel, to me, is not just what I see that’s new to me in countries visited, but that in almost every one of them I change from an outsider looking in to an insider looking out.” –Clara E. Laughlin
  • “So much of who we are, is where we have been.” –William Langewiesche
  • “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” –Michael Palin
  • “Travelling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” –Ibn Battuta
  • “Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” –Isabelle Eberhardt
  • “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” –Bill Bryson
  • “Not all those who wander are lost.” –J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” –John Steinbeck
  • “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” –Rachel Wolchin

Hopefully these travel quotes remind you of your passion for exploration and inspire and motivate you as you plan your next big trip into the great unknown. Where will you go next? We’re sure it will be amazing!