By: Nick Callos
Wishing you could travel right now?
We get it.
To get you excited about your next adventure, we’ve compiled a list of funny quotes about travel. It’s all in an effort to brighten your day. From funny quotes from movies to Mark Twain travel quotes, we’ll cover a variety of humorous things people have said about vacationing.
So, here are 25 funny travel quotes. After reading (and lol’ing), you’ll have even more motivation to pack your bags and hit the road.
Funny Travel Quotes That Explain Why You Must Travel (and Inspire You to Hit the Road!)
If you carry a travel writing notebook, record some of these funny quotes about travel. They’ll not only give you a laugh, but they’ll also remind you why travel is so important.
Take these very truthful and funny travel quotes to heart:
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.” –Paulo Coelho
“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” –Robin S. Sharma
“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” -Unknown (this funny travel quote calls us to live in the present)
“There should be sympathy cards for having to go back to work after vacation.” -Unknown
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” –Susan Sontag
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” –Helen Keller
“Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything.” –Steve Martin
Funny Quotes About Flying, Arriving, and Departing
The journey matters most. The anticipation and excitement when moving from point A to B can uplift the soul like few other things. You get to reflect on the memories you’ve just made and prepare for the awesome experiences ahead.
Check out these funny quotes about flying and being in transit:
“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.” –Charlotte Eriksson
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” –Neale Donald Walsch
“The journey itself is my home.” –Matsuo Basho (more insightful than funny, but worth including)
“I need a 6-month vacation twice a year.” -Unknown (but you can buy the t-shirt on Amazon!)
“Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.” –Mercedes Lackey
“There is nothing safer than flying—it’s crashing that is dangerous.” –Theo Cowan
“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” –Al Gore
“Work tip: stand up. Stretch. Take a walk. Go to the airport. Get on a plane. Never return.” -Unknown
Funny Travel Quotes from Movies
Think of some of those great travel movies, like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Up in the Air, and Easy Rider. You’ll find lots of lines in there that are absolute gems.
Below are some funny travel quotes from movies. Memorize them and quote them at the right moment (you’ll certainly get a laugh!).
“That wasn’t flying; that was falling with style.” -Woody, talking about Buzz Lightyear, in Toy Story
“I didn’t come here to make an impression on anybody. I just came here to blow every last cent I had.” -Queen Latifah (as Georgia Byrd) in Last Holiday
“We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round.” -Jack Nicholson (as Edward Cole) in The Bucket List
Bob: “I don’t want to leave.”
Charlotte: “So don’t. Stay here with me. We’ll start a jazz band.”
-Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in Lost in Translation
“We haven’t located us yet.” -Wallace Wolodarsky (as Brendan) in The Darjeeling Limited, when the train becomes unexpectedly lost
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” -Judy Garland (as Dorothy) in The Wizard of Oz
Funny Mark Twain Travel Quotes
To conclude our list of funny travel quotes, we’re including a section for Mark Twain travel quotes. He’s one of my favorite authors, and truly one of the greatest travel writers ever. He also excelled at sarcasm and humor.
Read over these thought-provoking Mark Twain travel quotes if you need inspiration and a good laugh:
“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” -Mark Twain, from Tom Sawyer Abroad
“There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.” -Mark Twain, from “Notebooks & Journals, Volume I: (1855-1873)”
“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” -Mark Twain, from Life on the Mississippi
(And an insightful one): “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain, from The Innocents Abroad
Read Funny Travel Quotes for Inspiration and Smiles
That wraps up our list of funny quotes about travel. We’ll constantly add to this list. Check back periodically to see even more funny quotes about vacation, flying, and more.
We hope reading these funny travel quotes has made you chuckle. Even more important, we hope it motivates you to go explore new places and have unforgettable experiences. That’s what life is all about, right?
Have any funny quotes about travel that you’d like to share. If they’re good, we can add them to the post! Join the community and start the conversation!
About the Author
Nick Callos has always had a passion for reading, writing, and discovering the new and unknown. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Boston College. He currently splits his time between his hometown, Chengdu, China, and the open road. A full-time travel writer, Nick hopes his work can inspire others to explore the world more deeply and enjoy the digital nomad lifestyle.