My Ultimate List Of 51+ Solo Travel Inspirational Quotes

As an avid traveller, I’m always excited to search for travel-alone quotes. I used to Google them and save them on my phone and on Pinterest all the time. That’s why I want to share some inspirational quotes from my favourite solo travels.

For those travelling alone for the first time, some of these quotes will provide inspiration for your next trip. You can also use these travel-alone quotes for social media captions, blog posts, inspiration, and an adventure travel bucket list.

Remember that you only live once!

Some think quotes are lame, but I think that we live by words and stories, and with every new trip plan, each new adventure starts somewhere in your head and heart, and there must be something that drives you.

And when you can’t feel that adventure-seeking driving force from the outside, then you need to look for a little bit of inspiration. I’ve done this so many times, and somehow, it worked.

And it motivated me to look for new adventures, find the means to make my travel plans a reality, and so much more.

As I’m writing these lines today, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have travelled to over 60 countries, on five continents without a belief that I can make it happen. It works a bit like magic, but it does work. And I hope it works for you, too.

So what are the best words ever said about travelling alone?

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Solo travel quotes

Planning your first solo adventure? Here are my favourite solo travel quotes to keep my spirits up, even when my travel plans don’t meet reality.

‘Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.’ – Buddha

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‘Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.’ – John Mayer

‘Not I, nor anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.’ -Walt Whitman

‘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

‘The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.’ – Alan Ashley-Pitt 

‘The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.’ – Alan Ashley-Pitt

‘When the traveller goes alone, he gets acquainted with himself.’ – Diane Von Furstenberg

‘When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.’ – Diane Von Furstenberg

I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone because they reflect more.’ — Thomas Jefferson

‘Some journeys in life can only be travelled alone.’ – Ken Poirot

‘I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.’ -Storm Jameson

‘There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.’ – Mandy Hale 

‘Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient.’ – Grace Lichtenstein

‘When you’re travelling with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart because there’s no other way to preserve it.’ — Shauna Niequist

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you” – Caroline Myss

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do” – Henry Ford

“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

“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

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

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

‘Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvellous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.’ – Jacqueline Boone

‘You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown; you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.’ – Ella Maillart

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

‘I learned my strengths and weaknesses. I experienced the exhilaration of the ups and the despairs of the lows and most of the feelings in between. I gained courage, and I learned it myself ‘ – Ann Stirk

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

‘Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.’ – Mary Ritter Beard

‘For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.’ – Robert Louis Stevenson

‘There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.’ – Robert Louis Stevenson

“There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” —C.S. Lewis

“A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” – Isabelle Eberhardt

‘Travel -The Best Way To Be Lost And Found At The Same Time.’ – Brenna Smith

‘If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.’  – Cesare Pavese

‘Travel Doesn’t Become Adventure Until You Leave Yourself Behind.’ –Marty Rubin

‘Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ – Andre Gorde

‘You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to know you.’ – Unknown

‘Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.’ – Gayle Foreman

‘Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try it at least once.’ – Unknown

‘As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!’ – Unknown

“The best trip is the journey you take in finding yourself.” – Angela Vallely

“Traveling solo took away my irrational fears.”

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” – Mary Oliver

‘Life is short, and the world is wide; the sooner you start exploring it, the better.’ – Simon Raven

‘Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations.’ – Suzy Strutner

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

‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.’ – Neale Donald Walsch

‘Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.’ – Gustave Flaubert

‘Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.’ – Matthew Karsten

“It’s amazing how many different roads we can take, but they all lead home.” – Jewel E. Ann

“You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly.” —Colin Wright

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” – David McCullough Jr

“This is the journey of your life. Don’t try to explain it to others because only you can see it.” – Nitin Namdeo

 “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

“If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

Iulia Vasile

Iulia is a travel expert, blogger, engineer, freelance copywriter, and a curiosity-driven personality. She sees travel as the ultimate tool for self-improvement and personal growth, and that's the main topic of her blog,

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