19 Solo Travel Quotes To Inspire An Epic Adventure

solo travel quotes to inspire an epic adventure

Last year I was scrolling through the Internet for travel quotes when I had two thoughts: Umm why are none of these by women and why aren’t there ANY quotes about solo travel? And it’s not as though I purposely set out to write a book that would fill the quota for both, but ten months later here we are.

Every chapter, every word was infused with the stories and advice I WISHED I’d had before I started travelling solo. I realised that unintentionally in doing that (all the infusing like a wordy cup of Tetley’s) I’d created some quotes of my own. So without further ado, I’ve cherry-picked some of the best solo travel quotes from Girl, Solo – A Modern Guide To Travelling Alone and gathered them here for your viewing pleasure.

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Looking for inspiring travel quotes to read before your first solo trip? In this post I share 19 quotes about solo travel from an ACTUAL traveller and tips and tricks for travelling solo. #solotravel #travelquotes


Tips for travelling alone for the first time

In 2016 I took my first solo trip, and let me tell you I was scared out of my damn mind. I felt like I had no idea how to actually travel alone for the first time. But somehow I mustered up every ounce of courage I could find (which at that point was not a lot) and flung myself headfirst into the unknown. 

Four years on I’m STILL travelling solo, and have ventured to the US, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, German, Japan and the Phillippines alone. Now, I want to help you take on the world solo too.

Although I’ve learned a lot since 2016, I remember how those first few precarious steps felt. I desperately wished I had someone to ask about the little questions, even the big ones. Sometimes I still think about how much easier life would have been if I’d had one place to go for the essentials. 

That’s what led me to write Girl, Solo – A Modern Guide To Travelling Alone an ebook packed with tips, stories and resources for the first time solo traveller. Already women are putting the lessons in the book into practice. Like Katie, who travelled solo from Canada to Thailand or Meagan who’s planning her solo trip from Texas to London.

Girl, Solo - A Modern Guide To Travelling Alone book review

If you want to travel the world solo I know you can do it. And these inspiring solo travel quotes are just the beginning.


Quotes about travelling alone for the first time

If you’re thinking about taking your first trip alone these solo travel quotes will inspire you to chase your dreams. Remember adventure is EXCITING!

Solo travel quote - a solo trip belongs to you and you alone

One thing I know for sure? Travelling solo has the power to free your soul.

A solo trip belongs to you and you alone, so embrace the fact you get to make it your own. 

Although the people I’ve met while travelling solo have all been different, most of us crave the same thing: connection.

One of the most beautiful things about solo travel is that childlike wonder that takes your breath away when you experience something new. 

The great thing about solo travel is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. So always bring it back to what will make YOU happy.


Quotes about solo travel and timing

These solo trip quotes are for the little nagging voice in your head that keeps telling you to wait until next year, every damn year. 

Quote about solo travel, don't let another year pass you by

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and when all is said and done, you’ll be counting down the days until you can go again.

If you spend your precious and limited time waiting for the right person to travel with, then – before you know it – life will have passed you by.

Know that I haven’t met a single person who regretted their decision to travel. The only regret I’ve heard has been wishing the could have started sooner, or stayed longer. 

Don’t let another year pass you by. Sure the world isn’t going anywhere. But you are. You have no idea how your life and circumstances might change. 


Fear about solo travel quotes

If you’re scared about taking your first solo trip that doesn’t mean it isn’t for you. These quotes about solo travelling despite your fear will encourage you to take action.

Go courageously in pursuit of your drams. It's what solo travel is all about

Feel the fear and book the flight anyway. You’ll figure it out.

Travelling alone is one of the best ways to see the world. It challenges you to think outside the confines of the every day. It forces you to step outside your comfort zone. And, most importantly it teaches you to embrace your own company.

Being terrified and doing it anyway will be one of the best decisions you ever make.

Not everyone can travel. But if you’re able to, and if you want to, don’t let fear stop you from unwrapping this incredible gift.

Regularly take steps outside of your comfort zone. Go courageously in pursuit of your dreams. It’s what solo travel is all about.


Solo female travel quotes

Solo female travel is on the rise and with increasing access to resources, transport and uh… the INTERNET there’s no better time than now to give it a go for yourself!

If you spend your life waiting for permission, you'll never truly know what you're capable of

Solo travel gives you permission to be whoever you want to be.

You, avid adventurer, are steering this ship. While at first the thought of that immense amount of power in your hands might feel like a burden. It’s not. It’s a beautiful treasure for you to keep. 

If you spend your life waiting for permission, you’ll never truly know what you’re capable of.


Safe travel quotes

Need to reassure yourself or worried (but loving) friends and family – hit them/yourself with these safe travel quotes.

Solo travel is a first class ticket to the most empowering beautiful adventure

If you’re wondering whether or not solo travel is for you, my advice would be just to try it. Remember that at some point in your life, everything was new or scary.

Solo travel is a first-class ticket to the most beautiful, empowering adventure.


Need more solo travel inspiration?

These solo travel quotes are here to inspire you to #bookthattrip, but if you’re still feeling fearful about travelling alone for the first time it might be time for some extra support. 

My ebook Girl, Solo – A Modern Guide To Travelling Alone was created for aspiring adventurers just like you. It’s packed with stories, advice and handy tips that every solo traveller needs to know BEFORE they go. 

Girl Solo A Modern Guide To Travelling Alone

In the book, I go into detail on:

  • Tips to get over pre-travel nerves
  • How to develop confidence and overcome your fears of going it alone
  • The proven methods I use to land cheap flights every time
  • The best destinations for first-time solo female travellers
  • Ways to save money and prolong your travels

… and more!

There are even four FREE bonuses that come with the book to help you take everything you learned and put it into practice. Yup, by this time tomorrow you could actually be planning your trip! 

Right now it’s at an introductory offer of only £19.99 for the 125-page ebook PLUS the four bonuses: your very own printable travel planner, a solo travel resource guide with £££ of savings, a carry on essentials guide and a pre-travel guide. You can grab your solo travel ebook bundle here.


Do you have any favourite solo travel quotes? What is your inspiration for travelling alone?

Let me know!