97 Inspiring phrases for millennials who want to travel the world

Millennials or Generation Y , according to Wikipedia, are those born between the 1980s and mid-1990s to early 2000s. If that’s the case, then I would be one of the millennials! We grew up with computers, cell phones and the internet so we find ourselves connected to new technologies. Likewise, one of the characteristics of this generation is the desire to travel around the world, especially in these times when incredible travel videos constantly appear on your screen and Instagram influencers take over your news feed.

I was like that once too, and if I had stayed in my comfort zone, I wouldn’t be where I am now, nor would I have known all those places I once dreamed of. I know you need some motivation and here are some quotes that have inspired me to work harder and travel the world. 

Inspirational quotes for Millennials

  1. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” John A. Shedd 
  2. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet.” –  Anon 
  3. “We must go beyond the textbooks, out onto the trails and into the untrodden depths of the desert and travel and explore and tell the world of the glories of our journey.” –John  Hope Franklin
  4. “I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question. –  Harun Yahya 
  5. “Traveling is brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly unbalanced. Nothing is yours, except the essential things: the air, the dream, the dreams, the sea, the sky, all the things that tend to the eternal or to what we imagine of it.” –  Cesare Pavese 
  6. “I am a passionate traveler, and since I was a child, travel shaped me as much as my formal education.” –David  Rockefeller 
  7. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away.” –  Unknown 
  8. “There is a saying in Tibetan that goes: ‘Tragedy should be used as a source of strength.’ No matter what kind of difficulties, no matter how painful the experience, if we lose hope, that is our real disaster.” –  Dalai Lama 
  9. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads me. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to go there.” –  Rosalia de Castro 
  10. “Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. Because mine is a generation that goes around the world and looks for something that we haven’t tried before. So never turn down an invitation, never resist the unknown, never stop being polite, and never go overboard. Just keep your mind open and absorb the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.” –  Richard, ‘The Beach’  
  11. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still have to see.” –  Carew Papritz 
  12. “Experience, travel, is like education in itself” –  Euripides 
  13. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” –  Dolly Parton 
  14. “Because you are leaving? To be able to return. So you can see where you came from with new eyes and additional colors. And the people there also see you differently. Going back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”  Terry Pratchett
  15. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t get caught up in dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Somehow they already know what you really want to become. Everything else is secondary”. –Steve  Jobs 
  16. “If you are twenty-two years old, physically fit, hungry to learn and to be better, I encourage you to travel, as far and wide as possible. Sleep on the floor if you have to. Find out how other people live, eat and cook. Learn from them, wherever you go. –  Anthony Bourdain 
  17. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all: the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” –  Randy Komisar 
  18. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So she loosens the mooring lines at the bow. She sails away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. It sounds. Discover” –  Mark Twain 
  19. “The world is big and beautiful. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see anything of it. I don’t want to be most of us.”  Oberyn Martell, Game of Thrones 
  20. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safe and sound in a nice, well-preserved body, but rather skidding in a cloud of smoke, completely used up, totally exhausted and proclaiming at the top of your voice: “Wow! What a ride.” –  Hunter S. Thompson 
  21. “There is freedom waiting for you, in the breezes of heaven. And you ask yourself “What if I fall?” Oh, but darling, what if you fly? –Erin  Hanson 
  22. “Time passes without hindrance. When we mess up, we can’t turn back the clock and try again. The only thing we can do is use the present well.” –  Dalai Lama 
  23. “For those who stand still, the world is nothing more than an imaginary place. But for those who move, those who do and those who stir, the world is everywhere, an infinite invitation.” –  Unknown 
  24. “Getting away from the work environment is, in a sense, getting away from oneself; and this is often the main advantage of travel and change”. –  Charles Horton Cooley
  25. “Every day, think when you wake up, today I am lucky to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart towards others; to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I will have kind thoughts towards others, I will not get angry or think badly of others. I will benefit others as much as I can.” –  Dalai Lama 
  26. “The life you’ve led doesn’t have to be the only one you have.” –  Anna Quindlen 
  27. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world.”  Mary Anne Radmacher 
  28. “Two roads diverged in a forest and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” –  Robert Frost
  29. “Blessed are the curious because they will have adventures.”  Lovelle Drachman 
  30. “Traveling is not always pretty. It is not always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; I should change you Leave marks in your memory, in your conscience, in your heart and in your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” –  Anthony Bourdain 
  31. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.”  Jamie Lyn Beatty  
  32. “When a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.” –Drew Bundini  Brown 
  33. “Posses only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag”. –  Alexander Solzhenitsyn 
  34. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” –  Charles Dudley-Warner 
  35. “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from the immediate rewards of travel, the inevitable myriad of new sights, smells, and sounds, but from experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we thought was the one and only right way.” –  Ralph Crawshaw
  36. “We initially traveled to get lost; and we traveled afterwards to meet. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers can accommodate. We travel to take what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where the riches are scattered differently. And we travel, in essence, to become crazy young people again: to slow down time and let ourselves go, and to fall in love again. –  Iyer Peak
  37. “We should return home from adventures, dangers and discoveries every day with a new experience and character” –  Henry David Thoreau 
  38. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that damn mountain.” –  Jack Kerouac 
  39. “People travel to marvel at the height of the mountains, at the enormous waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass through themselves without wondering.” –  Saint Augustine 
  40. “To see the world, dangerous things to arrive. To see behind walls, get closer. To find each other. And to feel. That is the purpose of life.” –  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 
  41. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, enchantment and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can live if we only look for them with open eyes”. – Khawaharial Nehru 
  42. “Once you have traveled, the journey never ends, but is played over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never separate from the journey. –  Pat Conroy 
  43. “We leave something of ourselves when we leave a place, we stay there, even if we leave. And there are things in us that we can only rediscover by going back there.” –  Pascal Mercer 
  44. “In my opinion, the greatest reward and luxury of traveling is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position where almost nothing is so familiar that it is taken for granted.”  Bill Bryson 
  45. “The greatest adventure you can undertake is to live the life of your dreams.” –  Oprah Winfrey 
  46. “Adventure is a journey. Self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, true adventure forces you to have first-hand encounters with the world.” –  Mark Jenkins 
  47. “What you have done becomes the judge of what you are going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you travel, you are what you are at that moment. People don’t have your past to blame you for anything. There are no yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon
  48. “Traveling makes one modest. You see the tiny place you occupy in the world.”  Scott Cameron 
  49. “In both business and personal life, I have always found that traveling inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, landscapes, food and design sensibilities I discover around the world is found in every piece of my jewelry.”  Ivanka Trump 
  50. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent fanaticism, but by showing that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we can become friends” –  Maya Angelou 
  51. “Our battered suitcases were piling up on the sidewalk again; we had a longer way to go. But it doesn’t matter, the road is life.”  Jack Kerouac 
  52. “People who don’t travel can’t have a global vision, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people can’t accept new things because all they know is where they live.” –  Martin Yan 
  53. “I have carried the dust from many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime. I have the memories of many foreign adventures, but forgetting them would surely be a sin. So, breathe the dust, and keep the memories.” –  Rowland Waring-Flood 
  54. “Every trip has its advantages. If the traveler visits better countries, he can learn to improve his own. And if fortune takes him to worse ones, he can learn to enjoy them.”  Samuel Johnson 
  55. “The usefulness of traveling is to regulate the imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things can be, see them as they are”. –  Samuel Johnson 
  56. “You will never be completely home again, because part of your heart will always be somewhere else. That is the price paid for the richness of loving and meeting people in more than one place.” –  Miriam Adeney 
  57. “Fill your eyes with wonder,” he said, “live like you’re going to drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It is more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”  Ray Bradbury 

Short phrases for millennials

  1. “Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must wake up.” –  Frank Herbert 
  2. “Man cannot discover new oceans if he does not have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –  Andre Gide
  3. “So shut up, live, travel, venture, bless and regret not” –  Jack Kerouac 
  4. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” –William  Blake
  5. “A big part of who we are is where we’ve been.” –  William Langewiesche
  6. “In the books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but to my own.” –  Anna Quindlen 
  7. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels from the cage of our personality and go back into the forest, we will tremble with cold and fear. But things will happen to us so that we do not know ourselves. The cold life without lies will rush.” –  D. H. Lawrence 
  8. “Not everything that shines is gold; just as not all who wander are lost.”  J. R. R. Tolkien 
  9. “Traveling makes one modest. You see the minuscule place it occupies in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert 
  10. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” –  Helen Keller 
  11. “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even met myself.”  James Baldwin 
  12. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: It’s deadly.” Paulo Coelho , novelist 
  13. “No matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go.” –  Bob Proctor 
  14. “Neither I – nor anyone else – can walk that path for you, you must walk it for yourself.”  Walt Whitman
  15. “Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.” –Henry  David Thoreau 
  16. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while chasing another.” –Lawrence  Block 
  17. “Just traveling is pretty boring, but traveling with a purpose is educational and exciting.” –  Sergeant Shriver
  18. “There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.” –Beverly  Sills
  19. “It’s good to have an end to travel to, but what matters in the end is the journey.” –  Ursula K. LeGuin
  20. “If you want to travel far and fast, travel light. Take away all your envy, jealousy, unforgiveness, selfishness and fear. –  Cesare Pavese 
  21. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve traveled.” –  Mohammed  
  22. “In the end, we only regret the opportunities we didn’t take.” –  Unknown
  23. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain everything while you give, To walk the roads of remote lands: To travel is to live”. –  Hans Christian Andersen
  24. “I do not travel to go anywhere, but to go. I travel to travel. The big thing is moving.” –  Robert Louis Stevenson 
  25. “We travel to distract ourselves, but we travel to fulfill ourselves” –  Hilaire Belloc
  26. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” –  Seneca 
  27. “This is your planet. You should come see him sometime.”  G Adventures
  28. Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. He who retains the ability to see beauty never grows old.” –  Franz Kafka  
  29. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” –  Robert Orben
  30. “Stop worrying about the bumps in the road and celebrate the journey.”  Fitzhugh Mullan 
  31. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  32. “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read a page.” –  Augustine of Hippo 
  33. “A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” –  Karen Lamb
  34. “Live your life with a compass, not a watch.” –  Stephen Covey 
  35. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been.” – Dalai Lama
  36. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” –  Tom Stoppard 
  37. “I was not born for a corner; the whole world is my homeland.” – Seneca
  38. “Live life without excuses, travel without regrets” –  Oscar Wilde 
  39. “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times” – Unknown
  40. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” –  Lao Tzu


Life is only one, so get out of your comfort zone and dare to go around the world and live all those experiences that will make you a better person.

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