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99 Awesome Trip with Friends Quotes

Is there anything better than travelling with friends? We don’t think so, either! Whether you want to cruise along still rivers, hike to incredible sites like Machu Picchu, spot the Big Five on a safari, or just relax on a beach, everything’s better together – including travel! There’s so much to say about how amazing it is to travel with friends, so we decided we’d leave it to the experts. Here, we’ve put together a list of our 99 favourite quotes about travelling and friendship!

  1. “As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.”– Winnie The Pooh

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

3. “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.” – Unknown

4. “There is an unspoken bond you create with the friends you travel with.” – Kristen Sarah

5. “Friends that travel together, stay together.” – Unknown

6. “A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you.” – Unknown

7. “You can pack for every occasion, but a good friend will always be the best thing you could bring!” – Unknown

8. “Life by the water is always better, especially with a few good friends in tow.” – Unknown

9. “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

10. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

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“You can pack for every occasion, but a good friend will always be the best thing you could bring!” | © Priscilla Du Preez/Unsplash

11. “Everyone needs a friend that will call and say, ‘Get dressed, we are going on an adventure.’” -Unknown

12. “When traveling life’s journey, it’s good to have a friend’s hand to hold on to.” – Unknown

13. “The more I traveled, the more I realized fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

14. “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” -Edith Wharton

15. “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.” – Unknown

16. “Wanderlust isn’t about running away from it all.  It’s about experiencing the outside to discover the inside.” – Unknown

17. “True friends never apart maybe in distance never in heart.” – Helen Keller

18. “We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

19. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

20. “Friendship isn’t about being inseparable…it’s being separated and knowing nothing will change.” – Unknown

Three women with their backs to the camera with their arms in the air
“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love” | © Simon Maage/Unsplash

21. ”Having a best friend is like having your own little corner of the world to escape to.” – Unknown

22. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

23. “Good times and crazy friends make the best memories.” – Unknown

24. “Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas.” – Unknown

25. “Good friends follow you anywhere.” – Winnie the Pooh

26. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

27. “Everything you do is based on the choices you make” – Wayne Dye

28. “Travel like Gandhi, with simple clothes, open eyes, and an uncluttered mind.” – Rick Stev

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

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

Three people on a cliff in Joshua Tree, California
“Good friends follow you anywhere” | © Cynthia Magana/Unsplash

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

32. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Paul Brandt

33. “The urgent things are not the most important ones.” – Unknown

34. “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling”. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

35. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

36. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” –Charles Swindoll

37. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

38. “Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

39. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

40. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown

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“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal” | © Asaf R/Unsplash

41. “Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

42. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” – Confucius

43. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

44. “Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

45. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” – Chinese Proverb

46. “Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity, and reminds us how much we. all have in common.” – Deborah Lloyd

47. “Life is like a camera: you focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negative and if things do not work out, take another shot.” – Unknown

48. “Little by little, one travels far.” – J.R.R. Tolkein

49. “You know all those things you always wanted to do? You should go do them.” – Unknown

50. “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrate it for everything that it is.” – Mandy Hale

Two women sharing a blanket by a river
“Little by little, one travels far” | © Chad Madden/Unsplash

51. “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert

52. “At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.”– Shanti

53. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Unknown

54. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes

55. “Add life to your days, not days to your life.” – Unknown

56. “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.” – Island Company

57. “We all start as strangers.” – Unknown

58. “If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson

59. “Life is short and the world is wide.” – Simon Raven

60. “I don’t know the question, but travel is definitely the answer.” – Unknown

Two women sitting on a dock on a foggy day
“Life is short and the world is wide” | © KaLisa Veer/Unsplash

61. “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”– Harun Yahya

62. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent in the office or mowing your lawn.”– Jack Kerouac

63. “Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.” – Unknown

64. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go further, go together.”– African proverb

65. “It is not down in any map, true places never are” – Herman Melville

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

67. “In the end… we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” – Lewis Carroll

68. “Travel leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”– Ibu Battuta

69. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Unknown

70. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Three people on a cliff in Masada National Park, Israel
“Travel leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” | © Robert Bye/Unsplash

71. “There are seven days in the week, and someday isn’t one of them.” – Unknown

72. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg

73. “Find joy in the ordinary.” – Unknown

74. “It’s called the present. Open & use it!” – Unknown

75. “Travel is still the most intense mode of learning. ”– Kevin Kelly

76. “Travel is better with friends.” – Unknown

77. “As with any journey, who you travel with is more important than the destination.” – Unknown

78. “Only the people you don’t know well enough seem normal. Every person you know well enough is odd, weird and different. This is called friendship!” – Unknown

79. “There are no strangers in this world, only friends I haven’t met yet.” – Unknown

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

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“Travel is better with friends” | © Helena Lopes/Unsplash

81. “Having a best friend is like having your own little corner of the world to escape to.” – Unknown

82. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” – Unknown

83. “Of all the books in all the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport” – Unknown

84. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”– Anthony Bourdain

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

86. “A true traveler’s journey is never complete.” – Unknown

87. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Glenn Clark

88. “If there is no way, create one” – Unknown

89. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”– Benjamin Disraeli

90. “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” – Unknown

Three friends in shorts and hoodies walking outdoors
“If there is no way, create one.” | © Stephan Seeber/Unsplash

91. “So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langewiesche

92. “We are all travellers in the wilderness of the world, and the best we can find in our travels in an honest friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

93. “You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you.” – Unknown

94. “An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart, and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

95. “True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past.” – Seth Brown

96. “Wherever it is you may be, it is your friends who make your world.” – Chris Bradford

97. “When you get lost in a really strange place, nothing is more comforting than finding your friend whom you trust and can show the way.” – Toba Beta

98. “Happy is the soul that has a friend. Happier is the soul that trusts in the truth of the heart of a friend. Happiest is the soul that knows the solemnity of friendship and honours its laws.” – Ogwo David Emenike

99. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.” – Anais Nin

Do you have a favourite quote about travelling with friends? Tell us in the comments!

Maggie is a life-long traveller who, after three years abroad, has returned home to Toronto, where she works as a Content Editor at TourRadar. When she's not reading, writing, or dreaming about her next trip, she can usually be found cooing over other people's dogs or hunting down Mexican food.

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