These 100+ traveling-alone quotes are bound to spark your wanderlust for a solo travel adventure. I know many solo travelers that can attest to how traveling alone is one liberating experience. Not only does it open your eyes to see the world from a different perspective, but you learn you’re more capable of things you didn’t realize you could do.
Whether this is your first solo travel trip or you are more seasoned, reading quotes can be uplighting. Here I have compiled an extensive list of traveling alone quotes to give you a boost of encouragement to embark on one of the most life-changing journeys.
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Why Travel Solo
Over the years solo travel has become increasingly popular. Solo travel is empowering and molds you into a more courageous person when facing a new part of the world alone.
My first solo travel trip to the United Arab Emirates still today has been the most memorable out of all my explorations. During my excursions alone I dealt with the good and bad, but I realized I am far more capable to handle any unexpected situation.
Being alone gave me a nudge out of my timid comfort zone and made me one confident traveler.
102 Traveling Alone Quotes
Traveling alone is one adventure I recommended everyone experience at least once in their lifetime.
These epic traveling-alone quotes are sure to ignite your wanderlust if it’s your first solo trip or one of many.
Solo Travel Quotes
1| “Travel far enough to meet yourself!” -Unknown
2| “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” – Mandy Hale
3| “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” — Buddha
4| “Traveling alone doesn’t always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.”- Jacqueline Boone
Solo Trip Quotes
5| “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”- Maxwell Maltz
6| “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!”-Unknown
7| “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”-Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
8| “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.”-John Mayer
9| “I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.”-Daphne du Maurier
10| “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.”- Agnes Repplier
11| “A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without familiar in order to be open to influences to change.” – Katharine Butler Hathaway
Travel Alone Quotes
12| “A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” – Isabelle Eberhardt
13| “When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey
14| “It’s a long ride home with nothing but me for company. I bore myself sometimes. Not often. Just now and again.” – A.J. Hartley & David Hewson
15| “Not I, nor anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman
16| ‘When you’re traveling 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
17| “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
Short Solo Travel Quotes
18| “Go solo, go far.” –Unknown
19| “Some journeys can be only traveled alone.” –Kein Poirot
20| “Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury
21| “If you never go, you’ll never know.” – Unknown
22| “Live your life by a compass, not a clock”-Erica Jon
23| “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
24| “You will never be alone if you like the person you are with!”- Unknown
25| “Anything we fully do is an alone journey.” — Natalie Goldberg
26| “Walk your own path and be yourself.” – Joanne Nussbaum
27| “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch
Quotes About Travelling Alone And Finding Yourself
28| “You have to get lost before you can be found.” – Jeff Rasley
29| “I learned my strengths and my weaknesses. I experienced the exhilaration of the ups and the despairs of the lows and most of the feelings in between… I learned courage and I learned it myself” – Ann Stirk
30| “The best trip is the journey you take in finding yourself.” – Angela Vallely
31| “As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!”- Unknown
32| “You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane Von Furstenber
33| “I have traveled many roads in my life. Some were imbued with pain and I needed to avert my gaze. Others were so beautiful that I would have remained there forever. But always, at some point in these routes, I reached a place where I encountered myself.” – Pablo Holmberg
34| “Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient.” – Grace Lichtenstein
35| “I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.”-Thomas Jefferson
36| “You have to get lost before you can be found.” – Jeff Rasley
37| “Traveling solo means getting to know the real you!”- Unknown
Motivational Quotes For Planning A Solo Trip
38| “If you are waiting for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime.” –Unknown
39| “It is pointless to embark on any journey if you do not believe yourself worthy of the destination.” – Anthon St. Maarten
40| “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan
41| “Sometimes the best journeys are those, that start when we do not plan, continue how we do not expect and are taking us places we do not know.” – Aisha Mirza
42| “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” – Oprah Winfrey
43| “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
44| “This is the journey of your life. Don’t try to explain it to others, because only you can see it.” – Nitin Namdeo
45| “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.”– Carew Papritz.
Quotes About Solo Travel And How It Can Change You
46| “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” –Marty Rubin
47| “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
48| “I learned my strengths and my weaknesses. I experienced the exhilaration of the ups and the despairs of the lows and most of the feelings in between… I learned courage and I learned it myself” – Ann Stirk
49| “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
50| “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.”- Ella Maillart
51| “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
52| “I’m more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, that I am necessarily on a bed. It’s weird being here. It feel like I’m standing next to my real life.” – Henry Rollins
53| “A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”– Pico Iyer
Quotes Proving Solo Travel Makes You Stronger
54| “As you move outside of your comfort zone, what once was the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.” – Robin S. Sharma
55| “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
56| “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
57| “Life is a journey with big rocks to climb, little ones to trip over, and milestones to mark where we have been.” – David Cuschieri
58| “Mapmaking: You’re on the path and have already begun to morph – so has the road. The journey has chosen you. The only way out is forward and through.” – Helen S. Rosenau
Quotes On How Solo Travel Changes Your Perspective
59| “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert
60| “Some journeys take you farther from where you come from, but closer to where you belong.” – Ron Franscell
61| “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
62| “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small and in return, life – and travel – leaves a mark on you.” – Anthony Bourdain
63| “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
64| “Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.”- Unknown
65| “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 Joli
Solo Trip Quotes
66| “You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you!”- Unknown
67| “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
68| “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
69| “I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” – Storm Jameson
Quotes About Traveling Alone For Self Discovery
70| “Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of other’s expectations.” – Suzy Strutner
71| “Sometimes the journey has to be traveled alone in order to appreciate the strengths that lie deep inside of you.” – Steven Aitchison
72| “Travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.”– Brenna Smith.
73| “Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin
74| “Without new experiences, something inside of sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert
Inspirational Quotes On Traveling Alone
75| “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
76| “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
77| “The journey of life is amazingly beautiful if you take it as a fearless adventure.” – Debasish Mridha
78| “This life is an enduring and complex journey, but finally I have reached the point in my story where I am appreciative of where I’ve been, proud of where I am, and excited about where I have yet to go.” – Becca Lee
79| “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro
80| “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
81| “To say yes to life is at one and the same thing to say yes to oneself.” Yes– Dag Hammarskjold
82| “Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” – Holly Morris
Quotes About Traveling Alone To Embrace It
83| “It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free.”- Mae Chevrette
84| “It seemed an advantage to be travelling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others… Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion’s questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.” – Alain de Botton
85| “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
86| “It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free.” – Mae Chevrette
Alone Travel Quotes
87| “The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.” – Paul Theroux
88| “I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.” – Cheryl Strayed
89| “The goal of my life is to tie adventure to my feet, stock memories in my pocket, hold imagination in my palms like fairy dust and sprinkle it on my tales.” – Mitali Meelan
90| “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” -Martin Buber
Solo Female Travel Quotes
91| “As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” – Virginia Woolf
92| “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Delia
93| “She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going, but she was on her way.” – Jodi Hills
94| “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein
95| “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”Roman Payne
96| “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou
97| “Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.” – Edna Gardner Whyte
98| “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
99| “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” – Mae West
100| “Looking in the mirror, I saw a joyful face. And this happy girl was just about to go on a trip, with a one way ticket in her bag. Life was a never ending journey.” – Nico J. Genes
101| “I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” -Amelia Earhart
102| “An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other” – Norma Shearer
Traveling Alone Quotes Conclusion
I hope these 100+ traveling alone quotes I have compiled have sparked your enthusiasm for your solo travel adventure. Which traveling-alone quotes inspired you the most?
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I think my favourite one has to be ‘travel to be lost and found at the same time’. What a beautiful idea for a post, really enjoyed reading it. Solo travel can be so scary when you haven’t done it before, but I agree it’s one of my most memorable travel trips too!!
You’re so right Rachel. Traveling solo can be scary for the first time. But when you do it, it is a feeling no one can describe. Thanks for reading.
As a travel lover, these quotas make my day! This is an impressive list!
Thanks so much Boyana for reading. So happy to hear I made your day!
Oh my gosh I love these. I feel inspired just reading them. I travel solo often and feel super empowered by creating my own schedule and doing what I want, and this captures all of that
I completely agree with you Emma. Traveling solo you make your own rules and it is very empowering. Thanks for reading 🙂
I love to read different travel quotes for inspiration, and you’ve put a lot here that I haven’t read before so thank you!
That makes me so happy to hear Krista. Thanks for reading.
Thank you for compiling these quotes and keeping me inspired! It’s been so long since i get to travel. Hopefully we can all go back soon.
I hope we do too Mikaela. Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed them.
I really enjoyed this! So many great quotes that truly resonate and inspire!
So happy you enjoyed them Denise! Thanks for reading.
Love travel quotes, they are so inspirational
Thank you for putting this post together!
So happy to do it Mayrui. Glad they inspired you!
Aw I love these!! Needed a little inspiration. Thank you for sharing 🙂
So glad you loved them Shanelle!
What an amazing list of quotes. I am always looking for posts like these! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Keep on inspiring!
Thanks so much Teri for stopping by. So happy you enjoyed them 🙂
I love these! I am always looking for some good travel quotes for Insta captions or really just to get inspired. Thanks for compiling so many great ones.
Thanks for reading Natalie. I love these quotes too for Insta!
These quotes are amazing! I’d never heard of most of them and I’ll def be referring to this for future insta posts. It’s always so hard to find good solo female travel quotes. My fave is the one by Roman Payne!
So happy you enjoyed them Nina. Glad you can refer to this for your future insta posts!
I need to take the advice of this quote: “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once”.- Unknown
I have yet to travel alone but I think I would like it!
Francesca it is scary at first, but one liberating experience. Since I have gone on many adventures alone. I hope you get to do a solo trip soon. Thanks for reading girl!
Loving this collection of quotes! It gives you some added inspiration to go and travel solo once in a while.
Thanks for reading Krista! Traveling solo changes you so much. You realize your so much more capable of what you though you were.
WORDDD to #95 🙌🙌
Thanks for reading Shafinah! It is a good one!
These quotes are amazing especially for a solo traveler as myself. Thank you for this extensive collection.
Hey Kayy! Thank you so much! Nothing like a good quote about solo travel!