Inspirational Travel Quotes For Women

Inspiration Travel Quotes to inspire women to travel and hike

I bet you have never heard of a solo traveller and solo travel blogger not having written a post about inspirational solo travel quotes? Well you have just met one! I thought it was about time that I rectified that blogging faux pax.

I have been travelling solo since 2010 and to this day I still refer to inspirational solo travel quotes for inspiration and encouragement to travel solo, explore new places, take new adventures, meet new people and to try new things. I have recently begun hiking solo as well, and the solo hiking quotes really help to inspire me since I’m a real newbie at that.

Contrary to popular belief, travelling solo and being alone does not mean being lonely. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Travelling solo teaches you to believe in yourself and your abilities, not to mention that it provides such an incredible feeling of freedom. You will never truly feel like a grown up until you have travelled somewhere alone.

Have I convinced you to travel alone yet? Are you ready to give solo travel a try? If you are still on the fence, let me help to inspire you to take that first step into solo travel.

Inspiration solo travel quotes to inspire women to solo travel


  1. “Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, but it pushes you out of the zone of others expectations.” – Suzy Strutner

2. “Don’t be scared to walk alone, don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer

3. Travelling solo means getting to know the real you.

4. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

5. Travel far enough to meet yourself – Anonymous

6. Twenty years from you you will be more disappointed by the things that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

7. Travelling solo does not always mean you are alone. You meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.

8. The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until the other is ready.

9. “Sometimes one day in a different place will give you more than 10 years of life at home.” – Anatole France

10. “Travel only with thy equals or betters; if there are none travel alone.” – Buddha



11. There is a big world out there don’t wait for someone to take you hand. Just go.

12. You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you

13. As you travel solo being responsible for yourself, it is inevitable that you will discover how capable you are.

14. “Don’t ever accept anyone’s preconceived limitations. If there’s something you want to do, there isn’t any reason you can’t do it.” – Amy Dodson

15. Revel in the act of wandering alone.

16. “Sometimes you just need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone, to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.” – Robert Tew

17. If you are waiting for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime.

18. The question is “who isn’t going to let me?”. It’s “who is going to stop me?”

19. “One travels more usefully when alone because he reflects more.” – Thomas Jefferson

20. “And if I’m flying SOLO at least I’m flying FREE. To those who ground me, take a message back from me. Tell them how I’m defying gravity.” – Wicked

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

22. the beginning of the adventure of finding yourself is to lose your way.

23. “Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself.” – Walt Whitman

24 “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

25. “She remember who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Delia

26. “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

27. Travel far enough to meet yourself.

28. “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” – Mae West

29. “Some journeys can only be travelled alone.” – Ken Poirot

30. It is easier to appreciate and cherish life when you’re all alone in a faraway land.


Hiking solo is very similar to travelling solo, except that hiking solo allows you to become one with nature. Like doing anything alone, certain precautions have to be taken, but once you have that all under control you won’t every regret taking at least one solo hike!

Inspiration and the benefits of hiking for the mind, body and soul
  1. “There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going.” – Beverly Sills

2. “The world reveals itself to those who travel on feet.” – Werner Herzog

3. Wonder, wander, repeat.

4. “Hiking is a bit like life: the journey requires you to put one foot in front of the other….again….and again….and again. And if you allow yourself opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.” – Unknown

5. The hills have a power to soothe and heal which is their very own. No man every sat on the top of a hill and planned a murder or robbery, and no man came down from the hills without feeling in some way refreshed and better for his experience.

6. It feels good to be lost in the right direction.

7. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few are dirt.” – John Muir

8. “The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” – Henry David Thoreau

9. “To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” – Mary Davis

10. “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer

11. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

12. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

13. I have a restless spirit. The need to roam and explore this earth is in my soul.

14. “Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

15. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience, can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

16. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

17. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

18. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

19. Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.

20. “Work at your job and make a living. Work on yourself and make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

Inspiration and encouragement quotes for women and girls

Phew….I finally did it! My main goal for completing this post was to hopefully inspire and encourage others to take a risk and to live their best life. We have been living in such difficult times and sometimes we need a reminder or two to keep on going.

I admit, that I’m not much of an instagrammer or media geek, but feel free to “steal” any of these captions to use on your social media whenever you need an inspirational travel quote for women.


Kelly xo


24 thoughts on “Inspirational Travel Quotes For Women

  1. kavitafavelle

    I collect travel quotes too! I love your focus here on the quotes that encourage and inspire solo travellers!

    Here’s one of my favourites back at you:
    “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

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  2. Agnes

    It’s great that you’ve been traveling solo for so many years and gained so much experience, getting to know people and sharing tips on how to travel solo. An excellent compilation of beautiful and deep thoughts about traveling! My favorite travel quote is “Twenty years from you you will be more disappointed by the things that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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  3. Catherine

    Wilderness IS a necessity of human spirit, I love that quote! I can’t agree more that you can learn so much from solo travel. I love that you are encouraging women to take the leap and plan a solo trip. This is a wonderful collection of inspiring quotes.

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      1. Catherine

        Yes! I traveled solo through Europe for several months after university and I learned so much about the world, self-reliance, and gained a great sense of independence. I hope my kid will do the same!

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      2. Just One Passport

        I feel that solo travel is the best way for a person to grow and learn and get to learn how independent and self-reliant they actually are. I wish my kids would have done it when they were younger. If I had to do it again, I would definitely encourage them to go on at least one solo trip


  4. Kiara Williams

    I’ve always loved to collect quotes, especially when they have something to do with travel. My favorite from this batch is “The world reveals itself to those who travel on feet.” – Werner Herzog.

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  6. Nicole Anderson

    What a fabulous collection of quotes to provide some inspiration. As someone who loves getting out of cities and exploring nature across different lands, this particular quote is one of my favorites:
    “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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