Solo Travelling Quotes

Having travelled solo for more than two decades, sometimes all we need is a good travel quote to empower and motivate us.

Feel inspired to travel with travel quotes to begin your solo travels. And if you're on the road and need a dose of inspiration to get motivated about your trip again, get empowered with these lonely travel quotes, the perfect solo travelling quotes. 

Quotes for travelling alone

Inspiring Quotes For Travelling Alone

Unsure if you can travel solo or just need a boost of inspiration to help you finally plan and book that trip? Feel inspired to start travelling with these empowering travel quotes to propel your wanderlust and leave those fears behind.  (Find more travel quotes here)

Quotes for travelling alone

  1. “You don't need to know it all. Just take the first step and the rest will become clear as you move forward.” – Girl about the Globe.

Quotes for travelling alone

2. “You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice.

Quotes for travelling alone

3. “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!” – Unknown.

Quotes for travelling alone

4. “Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty. 

Quotes for travelling alone

5. “Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman.

Quotes for travelling alone

6. “The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand.

Quotes for travelling alone

7. “If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime.” – Unknown.

Quotes for travelling alone

8. “Sometimes your own transportation is a leap of faith.” – Margaret Shepard.

Quotes for travelling alone

9. “Seek adventures that open your mind.” – Girl about the Globe.

Quotes for travelling alone

10. “The goal is to die with memories not dreams.” – Anonymous.

Quotes for travelling alone

11. “Life is an adventure. Take risks.” – Anonymous. 

Quotes for travelling alone

12. “I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list.” – Susan Sontag. 

Quotes for travelling alone

13. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Douglas Ivester.

Quotes for travelling alone

14. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela.

Quotes for travelling alone

15. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar.

Quotes for travelling alone

Lonely Travel Quotes On The Road

Solo travel will leave you feeling liberated, empowered and full of confidence but there may be moments on the road when you need some extra encouragement to keep going especially if periods of loneliness hit you. These traveling alone quotes are for you when you need a pick-me-up during your solo trip. 

Quotes for travelling alone

16. “Traveling forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky..” – Cesare Pavese.

Quotes for travelling alone

17. “I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone because they reflect more.” – Thomas Jefferson. 

Quotes for travelling alone

18. “Sometimes you have to stand alone. Just to make sure you still can.” – Anonymous.

Quotes for travelling alone

19. “A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu.

Quotes for travelling alone

20. “A sense of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.” – Mandy Hale. 

Quotes for travelling alone

21. “The greatest bliss is being able to sit alone and be completely at peace. Needing no one. Needing nothing.” – Fearless Soul. 

Quotes for travelling alone

22. “I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” – Oscar Wilde. 

Quotes for travelling alone

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

Quotes for travelling alone

24. “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Quotes for travelling alone

The Transformation of Travel Quotes

Solo travel is transformational. Not just on an outward level but on an internal one. You may leave for a trip feeling lost and uncertain of your path in your life, but you're guaranteed to return with more clarity and feel happier with life. These quotes are a representation of the transformation of travel. 

Quotes for travelling alone

25. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin.

Quotes for travelling alone

26. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

Quotes for travelling alone

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

Quotes for travelling alone

28. “You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice.

Quotes for travelling alone

29. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust. 

Quotes for travelling alone

30. “Just because my path is different, doesn't mean I'm lost!” – Unknown. 

Quotes for travelling alone

31. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Quotes for travelling alone

32. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau.

Quotes for travelling alone

33. “Once the travel big bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin.

Quotes for travelling alone

34. “Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.” – Hannah Arendt. 

Quotes for travelling alone

35. “We are all lost stars, trying to light up the sky.” – Adam Levine.

Quotes for travelling alone

36. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins.

Quotes for travelling alone

Inspiring People

I hope these quotes for travelling alone have inspired you to travel solo, whether you are looking to plan a solo trip or are already on the road and need a boost. To inspire you even more, here are some inspiring women to make you want to get out of your comfort zone. 

Roz Savage – Adventurer & Campaigner 

Roz had the perfect life: a job, a husband and a little red sports car but forward five years and she was divorced, homeless and alone in a tiny rowing boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean… Read Roz's interview here. 

Ginger Kern – TEDx Speaker & Global Shaper

Ginger is the inspiring founder behind the Traveler’s Mindset, a movement to get people out of their comfort zone and into the zone where the magic happens. A TEDx speaker and Global Shaper as part of the World Economic Forum, Ginger speaks at events around the United States to share how Americans can travel, live, and work abroad. Watch Ginger's TEDx speech here. 

Quotes for travelling alone

If They Can Do It, So Can You!

Cherie King

Cherie King (aka The Travel Bee) is an inspiring young woman. Having encountered many difficulties as a deaf traveller, she decided to document her travels on her blog: The Flight of the Travel Bee to enlighten others about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. * Read Cherie's interview

Hollie Carr

Hollie Carr is an author, TEDx speaker and co-founder of Rainmaker Foundation – a community dedicated to making the world a better place for all. Hollie is also a solo female traveller and it was during her trip to China to teach English that she discovered life-changing Chinese insights  which became the inspiration behind her book – An Invitation to the Life of Your Dreams. * Listen to Hollie's TEDx talk

Quotes for travelling alone

Great Women Travellers

wollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
An eighteenth-century British novelist, philosopher and advocate of women’s rights. Her way of travelling influenced Romantic writers and Mary is considered is a ‘modern’ heroine.

 

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Frances Kemble
Known for her stand against the harsh treatment of slavery, after a two-year tour to the Americas in the nineteenth-century. Frances set up a hospital for those in need whilst dealing with her own mental illness.

 

kingsleyMary Kingsley
A British Explorer who travelled to West and Central Africa at a time when women did not take dangerous trips to exotic locations. Mary influenced European ideas about Africa and its people in the Nineteenth-Century.

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