Choosing to study abroad nearly a decade ago remains the single best decision of my life. It led me to later go backpacking around Europe, intern with an anti-sex trafficking organization in India, study for my Master’s in London, and finally to develop my own tourism company. If there’s any advice I could ever offer to a college student, it’s to definitely study abroad. And so with that in mind, here are a few inspirational travel quotes to help persuade you to study abroad 🙂

1. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

2. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

3. “Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – Paolo Coelho 

4. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”- Mark Twain 

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

6. “I would rather own a little and see the world, than own the world and see a little.” – Alexander Sattler

7. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

8. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one last traveled by.” – Robert Frost

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

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

11. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle 

12. “Not all classrooms have four walls.”

13. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller 

14. “Live the life that people write novels about.”

15. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain 

16. “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

17. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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

19. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill 

20. “When was the last time you did something for the last time.” – John C. Maxwell

21. “Traveling — it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibm Battuta

22. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

23. “Collect moments, not things.”

24. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – Marty Rubin

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

What are some of your favorite inspirational travel quotes? Please share them in the comments!