101 Post-Pandemic Travel Quotes | 2022


The pandemic put a halt to ALL of our bucket list trips and grand escapades, but these 101 pandemic travel quotes will inspire you for all of your epic adventures yet to come, especially as new research shows that travelers are ready to get back on the road and in the air in 2022.

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101 Travel After Pandemic Quotes

The world is slowly but surely opening up, however, there’s still a long way to go to get back to the freedom of 2019-style travel.

If you need travel quotes during the pandemic or for your first trip after the pandemic, these will help keep your wanderlust satiated as you plan for your next trip.

  1. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust
  2. Blessed are the curious, for they will have adventures. – Lovelle Drachman
  3. When one door closes, pack your bags and go where there are no doors. – Unknown
  4. Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel, and your soul ignite. – Unknown
  5. I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see. – Carew Papritz
  6. If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet. – Rachel Wolchin
  7. Travel makes you realize that, no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn. – Unknown
  8. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. – Unknown
  9. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection. – Patrick Rothfuss
  10. Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – Miriam Beard
  11. You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. – Sue Fitzmaurice
  12. Strong and content, I travel the open road. – Walt Whitman
  13. There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this. – Unknown
  14. If you can’t live longer, live deeper. – Unknown
  15. The journey is my home. – Muriel Rukeyser
  16. We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. – Katie Thurmes
  17. Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta
  18. Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Hemmingway
  19. If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal. – Paul Coelho
  20. We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls. – Anais Nin
  21. I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  22. Travel brings power and love back into your life. – Rumi Jalalud-Din
  23. 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
  24. I read; I travel; I become. – Derek Walcott
  25. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  26. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. – Neil Gaiman
  27. To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  28. There ain’t no journey what don’t change you some. – David Mitchell
  29. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security. – Ray Bradbury
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru
  33. 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
  34. The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire. – Robert W. Service
  35. The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown… – Paul Theroux
  36. The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to. – Alain de Botton
  37. Every hundred feet the world changes. – Roberto Bolaño
  38. The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off. – Anderson Cooper
  39. There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed. – Kate Douglas Wiggin
  40. Ships are my arrows, the sea my bow, the world my target. – Robert Thier
  41. Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you. – Nicolas Bouvier
  42. It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home. – Aaron Lauritsen
  43. Any country where I am not bored is a country that teaches me nothing. – Albert Camus
  44. 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
  45. I didn’t know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful. – Justina Chen Headley
  46. Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good. – Saadi
  47. It sounds so far away and different. I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here. – Edna Ferber
  48. Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was. – Jodi Picoult
  49. To travel is to be alive, but to get somewhere is to be dead. – Alan Wilson Watts
  50. I may be going nowhere, but what a ride. – Shaun Hick
  51. Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler. – Ira Levin
  52. One thing that I love about traveling is feeling disoriented and removed from my comfort zone. – Sarah Glidden
  53. Travel is such a wonderful experience! Especially when you forget you are traveling. Then you will enjoy whatever you see and do. Those who look into themselves when they travel will not think about what they see. In fact, there is no distinction between the viewer and the seen. You experience everything with the totality of yourself, so that every blade of grass, every mountain, every lake is alive and is a part of you. When there is no division between you and what is other, this is the ultimate experience of traveling. – Liezi
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. – Asian Proverb
  57. Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions. – Peter Hoeg
  58. It is probably a pity that every citizen of each state cannot visit all the others, to see the differences, to learn what we have in common, and come back with a richer, fuller understanding of America – in all its beauty, in all its dignity, in all its strength, in support of moral principles. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  59. Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. – Alan Keightley
  60. Investment in travel is an investment in yourself. – Matthew Karsten
  61. We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost. – Ray Bradbury
  62. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd
  63. 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
  64. I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question. – Harun Yahya
  65. Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you. – Erick Widman
  66. I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag
  67. Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt. – Anthony Bourdain
  68. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. – Oscar Wilde
  69. It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us. – Oberyn Martell
  70. 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
  71. We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. – T. S. Eliot
  72. Life is short and the world is wide. – Unknown
  73. 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
  74. Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. – Irving Wallace
  75. Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli
  76. 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
  77. At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding. – Arthur Frommer
  78. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. – Anita Desai
  79. Great things never came from comfort zones. – Anonymous
  80. I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations. – Nyssa P. Chopra
  81. It feels good to be lost in the right direction. – Unknown
  82. A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles. – Tim Cahill
  83. To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. – Freya Stark
  84. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine of Hippo
  85. Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled. – Muhammad
  86. And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity, and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end. – Pico Iyer
  87. Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. – Pat Conroy
  88. With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding. – Sandra Lake
  89. The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. – Rudyard Kipling
  90. Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. –  Aldous Huxley
  91. 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. – G.K. Chesterton
  92. The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. – Shirley MacLaine
  93. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. – Babs Hoffman
  94. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Unknown
  95. Paris is Always a Good Idea. – Audrey Hepburn
  96. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama
  97. There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it. – Charles Dudley Warner
  98. The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself. – Wallace Stevens
  99. You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul. – Unknown
  100. People don’t take trips, trips take people. – John Steinbeck
  101. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

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Final Thoughts On Pandemic Travel Quotes

We hope these pandemic travel captions and quotes have inspired you to get traveling as soon as you can. If you need some help deciding where to go, check out our destination page.

For more amazing quotes, take a look at these life journey quotes and these family travel quotes.

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