136 Best Travel Quotes of All Time (Including for Solo, Digital Nomads & Female Travelers)

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27 Best Quotes for Solo Travelers

(Because one doesn’t have to be the loneliest number.)

“No matter how you travel, it’s still you going.”  – Jeff Goldblum

“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”  – Freya Stark

“It seemed an advantage to be traveling 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, The Art of Travel

“Some journeys in life can only be traveled alone.”  -Ken Poirot

“Becoming free is learning about yourself; the scared and the insecure, the brilliant and the bold. Embrace both and the journey is yours and yours alone. No longer are you following another’s directions and your path and purpose will present themselves. Only then might you find another wandering soul doing the same thing, who can walk with you but on their own journey. All of a sudden you might find a shared passion and a wrinkled map on the trail that makes sense.”  -Riitta Klint

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”  -Oscar Wilde

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”  -Cesare Pavese

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”  -Anna Quindlen

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”  -William Least Heat Moon Young woman traveler in skirt standing in ancient temple

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”  -Chief Seattle

“Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag”  -Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

“Conventional wisdom tells us… we take our baggage with us. I’m not so sure. Travel, at its best, transforms us in ways that aren’t always apparent until we’re back home. Sometimes we do leave our baggage behind, or, even better, it’s misrouted to Cleveland and is never heard from again.”  -Eric Weiner

“Everything you do is based on the choices you make”  -Wayne Dyer

“At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.”  -Arthur Frommer

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself”  -David Mitchell

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret”  -Oscar Wilde

“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

“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

“I learned my strengths and my weaknesses. I experienced the exhileration 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

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”  -Wendell Berry

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”  -Ayn Rand

“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”  -Mae C. Jemison

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.”  -Diane Von Furstenberg

“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’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”  -Mary Louise Alcott

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”  -Lao Tzu

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”  -Henry David Thoreau

26 Best Quotes About Adventure

(If you need help getting off the couch, these quotes will help you do it.)

“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

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.”   – John Hope Franklin

“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.” – Gloria Gaither

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” – Martin Buber

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