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Who doesn’t love inspirational travel quotes? They capture brief moments of simplicity and highlight hidden truths about adventure and life. Fascinating travel quotes remind us that we are not alone in this world when we feel an overwhelming sense of joy at the sight of a snow-drenched mountain range or that perfect sunset.

For those of you who love to explore, you know exactly what we’re talking about. We’re all united by our passion for travel!

Without further adieu, here are some of our favorite travel quotes, paired with spectacular images from adventures throughout Idaho. We guarantee this list will inspire you to pack your bags and journey into the unknown.

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

A lit tent beneath a mountainside at night.
Camping at Elephant’s Perch.

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

Two people snowshoeing on a mountain.
Snowshoeing through Idaho’s wilderness and taking in the views.

3. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” – Anonymous

A man paddling a kayak at a spring.
Paddling at Thousand Springs.

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

A family of four looking out over a river in the winter.
A view of Big Springs during the cold winter months.

5. “We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.” – Anonymous

A woman standing beneath a towering waterfall.
SUPing at Shoshone Falls.

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

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A scenic view of the Tetons in the winter.

7. “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

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Exploring Idaho’s backcountry near the Sawtooth Mountains.

8. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

The sun setting behind a long bridge.
A view of Perrine Bridge at sunset.

9. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

A girl looking out over a winter landscape.
Breathing in fresh mountain air near Lake Cascade.

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

A man reading a book at next to a lake.
Relaxing at Elephant’s Perch.

11. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

A picture of sand dunes in the summer.
Bruneau Sand Dunes in the summer.

12. “I travel to be replenished with beauty, for travel makes the beauty of this world seem like a Christmas that never ends.” ― Carew Papritz

The sun rising as a hiker climbs a mountain in the snow.
Sunrise at Pine Creek Pass near Victor.

13. “Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.” ― Libba Bray

A man hiking through a dense forest.
Exploring the Sawtooth Wilderness.

14. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

A scenic view of trees from roadway in the winter.
Exploring the wilderness near Cascade Reservoir.

15. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bison feeding in a valley in the winter.
Bison feeding in Swan Valley on the way to Victor.

16. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream.” ― Ray Bradbury

A man hiking a mountain.
Hiking up Mt. Borah

17. “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

A man looking at a waterfall in the winter.
Admiring a frozen Upper Mesa Falls.

18. “Travel moulds a man, people mould his wisdom, and experiences mould his life.” – Suljit Lalwani

A stand up paddle boarder and a kayaker paddling beneath a large bridge.
SUPing under the Perrine Bridge.

19. “A wise man travels to discover himself.”― James Russell Lowell

A man looking into a canyon.
Checking out the views at Bruneau Canyon. Photo Credit: Idaho Bureau of Land Management

20. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway

A hiker taking in the views at Mt. Borah.
Climbing Mt. Borah.

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Published on March 4, 2016