If you’ve found your way to this page it’s either because you are planning your next amazing trip and are looking for some adventure quotes to get you all revved up – or are procrastinating at work. No judgement on the latter, and to be honest I think I know that I was very much procrastinating the day I decided to put this collection of awesome adventure quotes together. You know how you do when you’re looking for some travel inspiration or a little escapism – quotes are such a great starting point. (And if you want to take a look at exactly what articles I was procrastinating over I had three posts and a video on the go in various states of completeness – A Travel Guide for Auckland, an article about Instagram and it’s relation to ‘Influence’ in the travel industry, a guide to the best tours and day trips from Las Vegas and a video showcasing The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in a Minute) – All of which are now live!

Never-the-less, you’re here for a much better reason than to listen to me wax lyrical about the work I should have been doing and so without further ado, here are 50 INCREDIBLE Adventure Quotes that I refer to when I need a pick me up or to get me super excited to head on my next trip to explore our amazing planet!

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The BEST Adventure Quotes to Spark Your Wanderlust

1: “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss
(the first adventure quote on our list is an oldie but a goodie and gives you that sense of childlike wonderment about all the amazing places you could go!)

2: “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

3: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney
(As a Disney geek – I used to work there – Walt was a pioneer of the 20th Century and this wouldn’t be a true representation of the best Adventure Quotes on the planet without a few inspirational words of wisdom from him.)

4:Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty
(this one originally featured in my post about the best travel quotes, but as it’s all about adventures, it is good enough for this list of adventure quotes too!)

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One of the best adventure quotes about travel and people finding themselves and the balance between working and traveling.

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5: “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams” – Oprah Winfrey

6:”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

7: “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”Yogi Bhajan

8: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien

9: “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh
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10: “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” – Ewan McGregor

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

12: “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” – A.A. Milne

13: “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
(and if that isn’t a true comment not only on adventure but also on living life then I don’t know what is!)

14: “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart
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15: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

16: “Adventures don’t come calling like unexpected cousins calling from out of town. You have to go looking for them.” – Unknown

17: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

18: “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”  – Karen Blixen
(Included for the shameless plug about my travels in Africa – my favorite continent – and for the opportunity to promote my ethical wildlife interaction post. Because living among lions is an absolutely incredible experience – even it it is just for one or two nights!)

19: “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

20: “Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.” – Eckhart Tolle

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Another of my favorite travel quotes – and who doesn’t love a swing over a jungle?!

 

21: “My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.” – Brian Blessed

22: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

23: “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” – Drew Houston

24: “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure” – Bob Bitchin

25: “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

26: “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.”   – Richard Branson

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And some of the best travel adventures can be had when you solo travel!.

What is your favorite adventure quote? Let Me know in the comments below!

27: “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

28: “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway

29: “Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” – Anonymous

30: “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

31: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

32: “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

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Such an inspiring travel quotes– I’m not sure if I know yet where I truly belong – but I’m having a great time trying to find out!

 

33: “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life.” – John Amatt

34: “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” -T.E. Lawrence

35: “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

36: “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway

37: “Adventure Awaits. Go find it!” – Unknown

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Get out of your comfort zone – you never know what wonders are out there! Such a simple but inspirational travel quote that can apply to anyone.

 

38: “Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before.” – Richard Aldington

39: “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camers

40: “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

41: “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” – Jack Kerouac

42: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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This is one of my favorite quotes about life!

 

43: “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” -T.S Eliott

44: “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

45: “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

46: “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”

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Go. Travel The World. Seek out adventures. You’re life will be so much richer for it.

 

47: “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

48: “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.” – Mark Jenkins

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

50: “Life was made for good friends and great adventure” – Proverb

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I finished with this one as I think it’s one of the best inspirational adventure travel quotes out there: good friends and adventures, what more could anyone want?!

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And that’s a wrap folks! I have loved putting together my favorite inspirational adventure quotes of all time and I hope you are feeling suitably inspired by them; and maybe have even grabbed a couple for your pinterest boards for ongoing inspiration. (Scroll back up now and use the sharebar on the left if you forgot to pin your fave!)
Let me know which are your favorite inspirational quotes below – or heaven forbid if I have missed your favorite, let me know in the comments and I’ll see if I can add it to the post!

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