52 Solo Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Next Adventure

There’s something soul-enriching about traveling by yourself and enjoying your own company.

Whether you’re traveling solo with a group or spending a day or two on your own,  these solo travel quotes  will inspire you to…just go.

Ready for solo travel? We have tips for traveling alone, what to do when you’re feeling homesick, and tips for hotel room safety.

Grab your travel journal and write some of these quotes in it! 

Here are 52 inspiring solo travel quotes.

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

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

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

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” — John Mayer

“A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” – Isabelle Eberhardt

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

“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

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

“The journey of life is amazingly beautiful if you take it as a fearless adventure.” – Debasish Mridha

“When a thing beckons you to explore it without telling you why or how, this is not a red herring; it’s a map.” – Gina Greenlee

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

“Keep good company – that is, go to the Louvre.” Paul Cezanne

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

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

“Always choose the window seat. We often forget there’s magic of flying. But what it brings to our lives is undeniably the stuff of dreams.” – Timi Nadela

“Sometimes the best journeys are those, that start when we do not plan, continue how we do not expect and are taking us places we do not know.” – Aisha Mirza

“Life is a journey with almost limitless detours.” – Ken Poirot

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

“I used to be a pedestrian before, now I am the rider on the same road.” – Piyush Paudyal

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anaïs Nin

“This is the journey of your life. Don’t try to explain it to others, because only you can see it.” – Nitin Namdeo

“The goal of my life is to tie adventure to my feet, stock memories in my pocket, hold imagination in my palms like fairy dust and sprinkle it on my tales.” – Mitali Meelan

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

“It seemed an advantage to be travelling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others… Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion’s questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.”  – Alain de Botton

“I am of course lost in this journey I’m on, but I do remain confident, though I am lost it will be a great adventure, this adventure will surpass my wildest imagination. So call me a fool, but I’m happy to be lost.” – Micheline Jean Louis

“Looking in the mirror, I saw a joyful face. And this happy girl was just about to go on a trip, with a one way ticket in her bag. Life was a never ending journey.” – Nico J. Genes

“The best trip is the journey you take in finding yourself.” – Angela Vallely

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

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

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

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“Travel far enough to meet yourself!” – Unknown

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

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

“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

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“This is the journey of your life. Don’t try to explain it to others, because only you can see it.” – Nitin Namdeo

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient.” – Grace Lichtenstein

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

“Walk your own path and be yourself.” – Joanne Nussbaum

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” – Rumi

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

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

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

“My spirit gets nourished in faraway places. Sometimes I wonder if it’s a biological need, perhaps a biological flaw, that compels me to seek the excitement and challenge that comes of being in a place where nobody knows me.” – Rita Golden Gelman

“Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” – Miriam Adeney

“A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” – Pico Iyer

“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

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

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

‘You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.’ – Ella Maillart

Now that you’ve seen our list of solo quotes, are you ready for your next solo adventure? Leave us a comment below!

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