40 Travel Alone Quotes To Help You Get Out There!

Looking for some inspiring travel alone quotes?

To venture out on a solo adventure is one of life’s greatest endeavors. I’ll never forget my first backpacking trip where I was able to off to Europe with just a backpack and dreams.

It was these solo travel quotes that pushed me forward, and hopefully they will inspire you too!

The Best Travel Alone Quotes

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“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

-T.S Eliot

“If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.”

– Gusteau, Ratatouille

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.”

– Anita Septimus

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

— The Dhammapada

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by.”

– Robert Frost

You can, you should, and if you‘re brave enough to start, you will.”

— Stephen King

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”

– Lao Tzu 

I want adventure in the great wide somewhere.”

Belle, Beauty and the Beast

I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s going to happen or who I’m going to meet, where I’m going to end up.” 

– Jack Dawson, Titanic

To live would be an awfully big adventure.” 

– Peter Pan

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My Favorite Quotes About Traveling Alone

(Travel Alone Quotes 11-20)

Life is about courage and going into the unknown.”

Cheryl, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“Tourists went on holidays while travelers did something else. They traveled.”

― Alex Garland, The Beach

“How wild it was, to let it be.”

Cheryl Strayed, Wild

It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.”

 – Cheryl Strayed, Wild

The biggest risk in life is not taking any risks.”


Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”

 –Benjamin Disraeli

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

–Neale Donald Walsch

Do you want to take a leap of faith, or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone.”

Sado, Inception

“When in Rome, live as Romans do; When elsewhere live as they do elsewhere”

– Saint Ambrose

Don’t let danger control you. Embrace a challenge—you never know where it will take you. Just don’t go around visiting elephant graveyards, okay?”

Mufasa, The Lion King

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The Best Solo Female Travel Quotes

(Travel Alone Quotes 21-33)

“Not all girls are made of sugar and spice, and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear.


Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.”

Rapunzel, Tangled 

“I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told.  I decided I was safe.  I was strong.  I was brave.” 

Cheryl Strayed, Wild

I’m gonna buy a one-way ticket on a west bound train
Gonna have my breakfast with some pink champagne
Gonna sail the ocean, gonna spread my wings
Gonna climb that mountain, gonna do everything.

-Leann Rimes

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”

– Edward Abbey

 “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Air, mountains, tree, people. I thought: this is what it is to be happy.”

– Sylvia Plath

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” 

 Babs Hoffman

You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.”

― Kirsten Hubbard

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 best dreams happen when you’re awake.”

As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are.” 

– Unknown

I was never going to go if I waited for someone to come with me.”

– Unknown

“Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”

 Alan Keightley

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More Solo Travel Quotes

(Travel Alone Quotes 33-40)

Freedom. Only those deprived of it know what it really is”

– Timothy Cavendish, Cloud Atlas

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

– John C. Maxwell

“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”

– Randy Komisar

“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

“The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.”

— John Muir

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook, learn from them – where you go.”

– Anthony Bourdain

You have to go through those mountains and valleys – because that’s what life is: soul growth”.

– Wayne Newton

“I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.”

– Storm Jameson

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What other travel alone quotes would you add to this list? Let us know!

About Natasha

Natasha is the co-founder of The World Pursuit. She is an expert in travel, budgeting, and finding unique experiences. She loves to be outside, hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow on her snowboard, and biking. She has been traveling for over 10 years, across 7 continents, experiencing unique cultures, new food, and meeting fantastic people. She strives to make travel planning and traveling easier for all. Her advice about international travel, outdoor sports, and African safari has been featured on Lonely Planet, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest.

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