Inspirational Travel Through Words

Travel Through Words

Travel is a life-changing experience that takes us out of the daily grind and to new and exciting places. Through the years, authors and poets, travel writers, and philosophers capture the essence of a destination in quotes that are meant to inspire. Travel quotes help us remember places we have been and spark ideas of places we want to visit.  We hope these twelve destination quotes inspire your wanderlust - because travel is more than therapy it is good medicine for the soul!


“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”
- Truman Capote

Venice’s charm has been maintained to this day.


“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” 
- Claude Monet

There is nothing like France in the summer.


“There is no nightlife in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not nightlife. That is delaying the day.”
- Ernest Hemingway

Granada, Spain. You’ll be eating late.


“The most amazing thing about Iceland is not Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe or that Iceland uses 99% renewable energy. It is the fact that the most popular restaurant in Iceland is a hot dog stand.”
- Hallgrimur Helgason

Yes, a hot dog stand in Iceland.


“Hawaii is like an isolated jewel set in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. And like facets of a gem, the islands have their own unique qualities. Travelers who take the time to look beyond their obvious beauty will discover a chain of islands that is at once lush and stark, modern and ancient, simple and exotic.”
- Rita Ariyoshi

The Hawaiian Islands.


“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.”
- John Muir

The vast expanse of Alaska with Mt. Denali in the background.


“The Galapagos Islands are probably the most famous wildlife-watching destination in the world. And no wonder - it’s almost impossible to exaggerate the sheer spectacle of the place that provided inspiration for Charles Darwin’s ground-breaking theory of natural selection.”
- Mark Carwardine

The Galapagos Islands most famous resident, the Blue Footed Booby.

The USA 

“Route 66 is the essence of Americana: The Mother Road as America’s Main Street, embodies the core small-town values of America, with its Mom-and-Pop stores, its vintage service stations, motels, and diners. It is also a representation of freedom, a roaming, mobile, and automobile-oriented society, where new horizons for personal growth and experiences can always be found.”
- Austin Whithal

Kicks on Route 66. America’s first highway.


“On a summer night, I have sat on the balcony drinking Ouzo, watching the ghosts of Greek Heroes sailing past, listening to the rustle of their sail cloths and the gentle lapping of their oars… and lain alongside Pythagoras watching him study the myriad of triangles in the constellations twinkling above us. Whether it was Crete, the heat, the Ouzo, or a combination, it is unequaled anywhere other than Santorini, in my humble opinion.”
- Phil Simpkin

Find your Greek paradise.

Bali, Indonesia 

“Life, religion, and art all converge in Bali. They have no word of their language for ‘artist’ or ‘art’. Everyone is an artist.”
- Anais Nin

Find yourself in Bali, Indonesia


“If you want to see paradise on Earth, come to Dubrovnik.”
- George Bernard Shaw

Dubrovnik. Nothing more to say.


“It may be said of some very old places, as of some very old books, that they are destined to be forever new. The nearer we approach them, the more remote they seem: the more we study them, the more we have yet to learn. Time augments rather than diminishes their everlasting novelty, and to our descendants of a thousand years hence it may safely be predicted that they will be even more fascinating than to ourselves. This is true of many ancient lands, but of no place is it. so true as of Egypt.”
- Amelia Edwards, One Thousand Miles Up the Nile

Ancient and mythological Egypt.