Inspirational Travel Quotes for Travel Nurses

August 17 / Posted by Christi Hintz

Sometimes you need some good inspirational quotes to lift your spirits and keep you going. To that end, we’ve gathered up a bunch of great quotes about travel just for you. These quotes will reinvigorate you with their poetry about the wonders of travel, and help you refocus your efforts of self improvement as a consequence of your amazing career! Read on for some of our favorite quotes on how wonderful it is to travel.


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


“Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw


“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” – Martin Buber


“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” – Euripides


“Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station’.” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran


“The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” – St. Augustine


“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd


“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


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


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


“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


“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


“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert


“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca


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


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


“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah


“Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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


“Conventional wisdom tells us… we take our baggage with us. I’m not so sure. Travel, at its best, transforms us in ways that aren’t always apparent until we’re back home. Sometimes we do leave our baggage behind, or, even better, it’s misrouted to Cleveland and is never heard from again.” – Eric Weiner


What quotes inspire you? Leave them in the comments so we can all enjoy a midweek pick me up.

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