35 Solo Traveling Quotes That Will Inspire
You to Travel Alone

35 Solo Traveling
Quotes That Will Inspire You to Travel Alone

35 Solo Traveling Quotes That Will Inspire
You to Travel Alone

Traveling alone is an empowering and life-changing experience! Solo travel teaches you to enjoy your own company, venture outside of your comfort zone, and be self-sufficient as you grab life by the reins and tackle your travel bucket list. I wholeheartedly believe everyone should travel solo at least once in their life. With that goal in mind, I’ve curated this list of 35 amazing solo traveling quotes to inspire you to travel solo!

Whether you’re a first-time or long-time solo traveler, these 35 solo traveling quotes are guaranteed to motivate and encourage you on your solo journeys.

These solo traveling quotes also make great solo travel Instagram captions. So feel free to copy and paste them into your Instagram posts as you document and share your solo adventures!

You can also pin the quotes to your Pinterest so you’ll have them at your fingertips anytime you want a little solo traveling inspiration!

Now, without further ado, let’s get to the quotes!

Table of Contents

Solo Traveling Quotes to Inspire You to Embark on a Solo Adventure

If you’ve never traveled solo—or if you haven’t traveled solo in a while—you may need a little encouragement to take the plunge!

The quotes in this section will motivate you to say “Yes!” to solo travel and the world of opportunities that await you!

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

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

2)   “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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “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

3)   “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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “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

4)   “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 it?”   –Caroline Myss

Solo Traveling Quotes | “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 it?” – Caroline Myss

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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” – Storm Jameson

6)   “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.”   –John Mayer

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer

7)   “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.”   –H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (P.S. I Love You)

Solo Traveling Quotes | “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.”   – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

8)   “As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!”   –Unknown

Solo Traveling Quotes | “As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it's inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!" – Unknown

Solo Traveling Quotes on Not Waiting for a Travel Buddy

Life is short, and there are too many incredible destinations to visit to delay traveling until you have a travel buddy.

The quotes in this section will inspire you to chart your own path and start making your travel dreams a reality today.

9)   “Never wait for someone to travel with. Book the ticket, take the flight, and go alone.”   –Unknown

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Never wait for someone to travel with. Book the ticket, take the flight, and go alone.” – Unknown

10)   “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.”   –Henry David Thoreau

Solo Traveling Quotes | “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.” – Henry David Thoreau

11)   “If companionship is a mandate for all of our experiences, then we will miss out on many of life’s blessings.”   –Gina Greenlee

Solo Traveling Quotes | “If companionship is a mandate for all of our experiences, then we will miss out on many of life’s blessings.” – Gina Greenlee

12)   “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.”   –Sir Francis Bacon

Solo Traveling Quotes | “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.” – Sir Francis Bacon

13)   “If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime!”   –Unknown

Solo Traveling Quotes | “If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime!” –Unknown

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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.”  – Buddha

Quotes About the Transformative Power of Solo Travel

Solo travel has an incredible power to heal your emotional wounds and transform you into a healthier, more confident, and stronger person.

Whether you’re getting over a breakup, grieving the loss of a loved one, trying to heal old wounds, or just want to become a better, bolder version of yourself.…..you need to try solo travel.

The quotes in this section speak to the transformative, restorative power of solo travel.

15)   “Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations. You’ll discover just how strong you are….”   Suzy Strutner

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations. You'll discover just how strong you are….” – Suzy Strutner

16)   “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!”   –Heather Hakes

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!” – Heather Hakes

17)   “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”   –Rumi

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi

18)   “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”   –Anthony Bourdain

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” –Anthony Bourdain

19)   “There is a kind of magic about going far away and then coming back all changed.”   –Kate Douglas Wiggin

Solo Traveling Quotes | “There is a kind of magic about going far away and then coming back all changed.”   –Kate Douglas Wiggin

20)   “Travel can be an important return to something you’ve loved before—a way to reclaim a piece of who you are.”   Megan Spurrell

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Travel can be an important return to something you've loved before—a way to reclaim a piece of who you are.” – Megan Spurrell

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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”  – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 

22)   “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”   –David Mitchell

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”  –David Mitchell

Quotes About the Benefits of Traveling Solo

As wonderful as traveling with friends, family, and significant others can be, traveling alone definitely has perks and practical benefits.

For example, when you travel solo, you have 100% control over your itinerary, and you’re also able to reflect on your experiences without being distracted by travel companions. On top of that, it’s much easier to snag a seat at a busy restaurant or popular event when you’re traveling solo! (Winning!

The quotes in this section highlight some of the benefits of traveling solo.

23)   “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 

Solo Traveling Quotes | “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

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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.” – Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Some journeys in life can only be traveled alone.” ― Ken Poirot

27)   “The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.”   –Paul Theroux

Solo Traveling Quotes | “The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.” – Paul Theroux

28)   “Sometimes the journey has to be traveled alone in order to appreciate the strengths that lie deep inside of you.”   –Steven Aitchison

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Sometimes the journey has to be traveled alone in order to appreciate the strengths that lie deep inside of you.”  –Steven Aitchison

29)   “Traveling alone was like laundry for my thoughts.”   –Mark Foster

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Traveling alone was like laundry for my thoughts.” – Mark Foster

Solo Traveling Quotes to Combat Loneliness While Traveling Alone

While traveling solo, there may be moments when you feel lonely. But don’t fear the loneliness. Embrace it as an opportunity to learn how to enjoy your own company.

And, remember, even though you’re traveling solo, you’re not actually alone. There are locals and other travelers all around you. And every person you meet is another connection, a potential new friend, and an amazing anecdote waiting to happen.

The quotes in this section will help you combat feelings of loneliness while traveling solo and inspire you to channel those feelings into positive opportunities.

30)   “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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “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

31)   “If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.”   –Maxwell Maltz

Solo Traveling Quotes | “If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

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

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” – Henry Rollins

Solo Female Travel Quotes

As a woman who’s traveled solo all over, I’m a big proponent of solo female travel. I believe every woman should travel solo at least once in her life—if not more!

And solo female travel isn’t limited to just the single ladies. On my travels, I’ve met many solo female travelers who are in dating relationships, engaged, or married.

Also, solo female travel isn’t just for women in their 20s. It’s for all women! Women can, do, and should travel solo at all ages!

So the solo traveling quotes in this section are for the girls!

33)   “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”   –Alan Ashley-Pitt

Solo Traveling Quotes | “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Alan Ashley-Pitt

34)   “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”   Roman Payne

Solo Traveling Quotes | “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” – Roman Payne

35)   “When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.”   –Diane Von Furstenberg

Solo Traveling Quotes | “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

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