100 Inspirational Travel Quotes For Solo Travelers - Instagram Quotes When You Travel Solo

I was a solo traveler before meeting my husband. It is exciting and empowering. It will make you learn so much about yourself that you never knew existed. However, as empowering as it is, there are just times that you’ll feel lonely and at the back of your mind, you’d wish someone was with you or you’d wish you were home. There are times that you’ll miss your comfortable bed that albeit being old and a little dusty, you think that the beds from 5-star hotels doesn’t compare to it. You’d miss your mom’s home-cooked meals, your noisy neighbors, you’d miss having a friend you can call at 4 AM just because, and that’s completely normal! I have moments like that too and every time I feel that way, I just read some inspirational quotes and it instantly lifts up my mood!

Here are 100 Inspirational Travel Quotes For Solo Travelers that you can read when you’re scared to start your solo adventures, when you’re already there but you feel lonely, or when you’re back home and itching to start a new trip. Also perfect for your instagram worthy photos from your solo adventures :)

  1. “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 – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

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

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

  4. “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!” -Unknown

  5. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” – Marie Beyon Ray

  6. “Travel is an investment on yourself” -Anonymous

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

  8. “Boldness, be my friend!” -Shakespeare

  9. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

  10. "If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime!" -Unknown

  11. “Dare to live the life you always wanted” -Unknown

  12. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  13. “If you never go, you will never know” -Anonymous

  14. “If you are waiting for someone to travel with you, then you might wait a lifetime” -Anonymous

  15. “I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.” – Ella Maillart

  16. “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

  17. “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 are always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

  18. “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question” – Harun Yahya

  19. “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 in?” – Caroline Myss

  20. “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

  21. “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

  22. “Travel far enough to meet yourself” -Unknown

  23. “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

  24. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”- Anais Nin

  25. “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

  26. “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

  27. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” -Tim Cahill

  28. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn – which is what life is all about.” – Oprah Winfrey

  29. “Watching Sunsets around the world is boring – no one ever said” -Unknown

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

  31. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J. K. Rowling

  32. “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

  33. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”- Helen Keller

  34. “Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” – Holly Morris

  35. “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” – Agnes Repplier  

  36. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark

  37. “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 Jemison

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

  39. “I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.” — Daphne du Maurier

  40. “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”- Mary Ritter Beard

  41. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller

  42. “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.”- Ella Maillart

  43. “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” — Henry Rollins

  44. “Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.”- Libba bray

  45. “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” – Elizabeth gilbert

  46. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley

  47. “When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it is over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” – Mary Oliver

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

  49. “To me, travel is more valuable than any stupid piece of bling money can buy.” – Raquel Cepeda

  50. “Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan” -Unknown

  51. “You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

  52. “You might be poor on money, but rich on life” – Kasper Raunholst

  53. “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” -Alan Keightley

  54. “You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination and a great hostel!” -Unknown

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

  56. “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

  57. “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

  58. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

  59. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac

  60. “The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know” – Socrates

  61. “I was forced to wander, having no one, forced by my nature to keep wandering because wandering was the only thing that I believed in, and the only thing that believed in me.” — Roman Payne

  62. "As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it's inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!" -Unknown

  63. “How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” – Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

  64. "Traveling solo means getting to know the real you!" -Unknown

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

  66. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert

  67. “Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”- Isabelle Eberhardt

  68. "Just because my path is different, doesn't mean I am lost!" -Unknown

  69. "Traveling solo made me a stronger person!" -Unknown

  70. “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

  71. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -Agustine of Hippo

  72. “My alone feels so good — I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.” — Warsan Shire

  73. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

  74. "If you never go, you will never know!" -Unknown

  75. “Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.” – Eudora Welty

  76. "You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you!" -Unknown

  77. “When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey

  78. “I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.” – Thomas Jefferson

  79. "Waiting for the perfect moment to travel? It is here right now!" -Unknown

  80. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” -Lawrence Block

  81. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

  82. “You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, I told him, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.” ― Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

  83. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin

  84. "Some journeys can be only traveled alone!" - Ken Poirot

  85. “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen

  86. “I am willing to put myself through anything, temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.” – Diana Nyad

  87. "Traveling the world on my own made me more confident. I am me now!" -Unknown

  88. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” -Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

  89. “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

  90. “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman

  91. “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” – Ewan Mcgregor

  92. “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

  93. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

  94. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac

  95. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

  96. “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

  97. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

  98. “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

  99. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” -Stephen Covey

  100. “A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are built for.” - Gael Attal


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