I feel we need a dose of inspirational solo female travel quotes by women! It took me a long time to finally step out of my front door and go travelling by myself. I think I just got to the point where I couldn’t take ‘mediocre’ anymore. I tried my hardest to do what others thought would be good for me. That’s not me though. Not at all. I’m so much more than that…and so are you.
A random encounter with a woman on a train finally pushed me to take that leap of solo female travel faith. If you’re here, maybe you’re looking for that push too, to finally jump out of your comfort zone and into something so much bigger and better. And what’s better than taking the best travel quotes about exploring, from the greatest and most inspirational women of our time? These women’s voices are strong, powerful and oh so meaningful. Take comfort from them, then take courage…and leave for the adventure of your life.
Inspirational Quotes about Strength
What better way to start than with some inspirational strength quotes? You need to have some strength to travel solo. Start small with your challenges then let yourself push your boundaries step by step. Eventually you’ll be taking on the big stuff with no sweat.
“I’ve not ceased being fearful, I’ve gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you go too far” – Erica Jong
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage” – Anaïs Nin
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me” – Ayn Rand
“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’re always in the same place” – Nora Roberts
“You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next” – Kirsten Hubbard
Quotes on Adventure
I love solo female adventure travel. In order to progress internally and externally, it’s good to put yourself to the test…even if you’re scared about it. Through challenge we grow. Here’s some quotes about adventure and travel to push yourself further and get out there.
“I knew then that I wanted to go home, but I had no home to go to – and that is what adventures are all about” – Trina Schart Hyman
“One thing that I love about traveling is feeling disoriented and removed from my comfort zone” – Sarah Glidden
“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere” – Mae West
“Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing” – Holly Morris
“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end” – Ursula K. Le Guin
“Wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking” – Martha Barron Barrett
Quotes about Traveling Alone
Many travellers worry about being lonely while traveling alone. Please don’t be worried. Solo travel opens you up to meeting so many people on the road. Locals will want to engage with you and other travellers will be more comfortable coming up to you, if you aren’t with someone else. On the other hand, if you want ‘me’ time, it is easy for it to be all yours. Here’s some beautiful inspirational quotes about why you should go solo.
“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away” – Barbara De Angelis
“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 wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone” – Daphne Du Maurier
“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world” – Freya Stark
“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed” – Kate Douglas Wiggin
“London on your own actually seems more exotic than Egypt on a tour” – Laura Fraser
Funny Travel Quotes
These funny travel quotes about exploring are absolutely brilliant. Britney Spears’ travelling quote tickles me pink the most: bless her. When times are tough or just need a good laugh, read over these to open your mind again and get back on the road (and remind yourself that if Britney survived 2007, you can survive your adventure).
“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money” – Susan Heller
“Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building here after seeing Italy” – Fanny Burney
“Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?” – Erma Bombeck
“Without travel I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life” – Lauren Hutton
“The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff” – Britney Spears
“A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car” – Emile Ganest
Inspirational Quotes About Life and Love
Life is a trip and travel is life. I strongly believe in traveling to improve your inner soul, expand your mind and learn about life through others. These inspirational love and travel life quotes remind us of the beauty of travelling and allowing travel to be your teacher.
“Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing” – Gayle Foreman
“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life” – Agnes Repplier
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls” – Anais Nin
“Travel is as much a passion as ambition or love” – Letitia Elizabeth Landon
‘The most effective way to do it, is to do it’ – Amelia Earhart
“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Inspirational Quotes for Teen Girls
For all my 20-something girls out there, I have so much love and respect for you and I’m super excited about what you are truly possible of. If you’re a young female adventurer and want to go backpacking on your own, read these quotes for travel, take that step and do it girl!
“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
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Mary Louise Alcott
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness” – Diane von Furstenberg
“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination” – Mae Jemison
“Anybody can be an explorer if they want to be. You can be an astronaut if you want. Figure out what you want to do, and then go do it” – Helen Thayer
“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