12 Beautiful Pieces of Travel Quotes as Wall Art

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson may have intended for listeners to take away a deeper meaning upon hearing his words of wisdom, but there shouldn’t be a problem with taking them…well, literally. When you can’t jetset around the world, bring the world to you with these, the best travel quotes as wall art!

Picturesque maps of the world. Poignant excerpts from former philosophers. Vibrant wall hangings meant to inspire wanderlust. Keep your dreams of traveling to new and unexpected places alive by filling your home with stylish travel wall art that will have you wondering where you’ll explore next.

Awesome ways to display travel quotes as wall art

1. This inspiring art piece will have you packing your bags in no time

must take adventures

If you’re looking for a daily reminder to get out and travel the world, Marla Rae Ander’s rustic design of this famous quote will do the trick. There’s really only one place this poster print belongs—above your bedpost, so that you can dream of future adventures to come.

Quote: We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.

2. A fancy art print in neutral tones

wanderlust wall art

This modern watercolor print is perfect for those who love neutral, sandy tones or who fantasize about dipping their toes into uncharted seas.

Quote: Wanderlust

3. Words travel lovers should live by

journey laotzu 1000 miles

This print paired with Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu’s profound travel quote is an ideal wall art gift for the globe-trotters in your life. The original artwork, with soft accents of blue and gold, will add a touch of elegance to any room. Get creative and fit it with an 8×10 frame of your choosing!

Quote: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. LaoTzu

4. So much world, so little time

so much world art decal travel quote

These removable peel and stick wall art decal quotes are the perfect pop to add to your little slice of heaven. It’s easy to remove with no residue left behind—perfect for a college dorm or short-term student apartment rental!

Quote: So much world, so little time.

5. For travelers with a never-ending bucket list

everywhere is on my list

Where in the world should you go next? For a more affordable wall art piece with your favorite travel quotes, this affordable print offers all of the wanderlust in one beautifully handmade image. It might be small in size, but it promises the highest quality resolution, thanks to the Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper. As for the actual wayfaring, consider this an artistic push to knock a dream destination off your list.

Quote: I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

6. A decorative reminder to update your passport

passport travel wall decorations

There’s nothing more satisfying than adding a fresh stamp to your travel book. Reminisce your wildest travel experiences with every glance at this oversized canvas hanging. Branded with the unique ink of multiple countries from around the globe, it might just inspire you to add more chapters to your adventure stories!

7. Find a home wherever your travels take you

travel journeys lead you home

Steady explorers will appreciate this travel wall decor, which features a quote that will resonate with anyone who fancies themselves a jetsetter. This perfectly unpolished plaque is made from distressed barn wood and finished with a sleek design of the world map.

Quote: The best journeys lead you home.

8. Time to get packing!

adventure begins wall art

A good adventure always begins with an overpacked suitcase! But if you’d rather admire a charming, handcrafted painting of multi-colored vintage luggage, you’ll want to splurge on this travel-themed painting. With a lovely satin finish and an encouraging quote to top it all off, you’ll be inspired to plan your next escape in no time.

Quote: And the adventure begins!

9. A whimsical sign to help bring out the nomad in everyone

not all who wander wall art

Bitten by the travel bug? You’ll need an art piece to match that spontaneous spirit. This wooden wall hanging is made special by its unique blue and orange color palette, as well as its use of twine for texture. And no adventurer’s humble abode is complete without a quote inspired by fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien to jazz it up.

Quote: Not all who wander are lost.

10. A trendy “craving for travel” wall decal

fernweh definition wall art

Spruce up your apartment or dorm room with a modern statement sticker that literally defines your obsession with traveling. Easy to apply and durable enough to last for years without losing its stickiness or luster, this German wall vinyl is an excellent gift for those who move around a lot (or those who usually experience strong feelings of wanderlust). It’s one of the classiest, simplest pieces of travel wall art we found.

Quote: Definition of “fernweh.”

11. Travel is better than books

st augustine travel wall art

Would this even be a list of the best pieces of travel themed wall art without including a hat tip to St. Augustine? Forever commemorate this inspiring quote with this beautiful art piece, printed on scans of real pages from vintage dictionaries.

Quote: The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

12. Domestic travel has merit, too!

usa photo map

Explore your own country and discover incredible landscapes that other nations envy! From the depths of the Grand Canyon to the crashing waves on Acadia Island, the United States packs a travel punch—and we have a hunch that your besties will love to explore it with you. Write your own travel quotes as wall art!

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You’ll never know when your next big adventure will happen. Until then, surround yourself with the thoughts and aspirational words of those who thrive on venturing into the unknown with this beautiful collection of travel quote wall art.

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Authored by Danielle Murphy

Danielle Murphy is a writer and editor based in New York City. When she isn’t putting pen to paper, she spends her time catching up on Netflix Originals, failing to learn how to cook, and getting lost in fantasy books. She is currently working on the launch of her blog Hold My Book.

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