Solo travel quotes can inspire your wanderlust and get you to take that life changing step.
I’ve been a solo traveller for years and I love it, but I know for many people, especially women, travelling solo may be tricky or even challenging.
Solo travel for me means, first and foremost, that I can travel with less limitations and more freedom.
It helps you grow as a person. It inevitably involved all sorts of exciting and adventurous and liberating and breathtaking and awesome experiences.
I could talk about all the advantages of solo travel for hours, but sometimes what one really needs for motivation is a really good quote.
The solo travel quotes below can be great as affirmations that will encourage you to travel solo, or at least get you to think about how taking a trip on your own can change your life 😉
Quotes about solo travel
“You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you!”
“Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.” — Jacqueline Boone
“Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!”
“As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!”
“Traveling solo means getting to know the real you!”
“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” — John Mayer
“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz
Quotes to read if you’re not ready to travel alone
“Waiting for the perfect moment to travel? It is here right now!”
“If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime!”
“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that — that’s what life is. You might be really good.” – Amy Poehler
“One day you’ll wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now”. – Paulo Coelho
“There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss
“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“Without new experiences something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert
“Some journeys can be only travelled alone!” – Ken Poirot
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac
Solo travel is a life changing experience
“A person needs at intervals to separate themselves from family and companions and go to new places. You must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.” – Katharine Butler Hathaway
“Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations.” – Suzy Strutner.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.” – Paul Theroux
“I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.” – Thomas Jefferson
“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware”. – Martin Buber
“Some journeys take you farther from where you come from, but closer to where you belong.” – Ron Franscell
“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown.” – Freya Stark
“The best trip is the journey you take in finding yourself.” – Angela Vallely
“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” – Edith Wharton
“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
“I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” – Storm Jameson
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. 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
Solo travel quotes for confidence & courage
“Just because my path is different, doesn’t mean I am lost!”
“This is the journey of your life. Don’t try to explain it to others, because only you can see it.” – Nitin Namdeo
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
“Don’t ever accept anyone else’s preconceived limitations. If there’s something you want to do, there isn’t any reason you can’t do it.” – Amy Dodson
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley
Inspirational travel quotes
“Sometimes one day in a different place will give you more than 10 years of life at home.” – Anatole France
“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
“If you never go, you will never know!”
“Travel far enough to meet yourself!”
“Travel is as much a passion as ambition or love” – Letitia Elizabeth Landon
“Go solo, go far!”
“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain
“Just go” 😉
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