40 Inspirational quotes for women who travel

Women travel the world all the time, everywhere I go I find inspiring women who travel and love it! And if you’re browsing this website, odds are you are one of them. So to inspire your next journey or simply give you some everyday travel motivation, here are 20 inspring quotes for women wo travel, by women who travel.

  • “As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” -Virginia Woolf
  • “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” -Helen Keller
  • “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
  • “I haven’t a clue as to how my story will end. But that’s all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don’t conclude the road has vanished. And how else could we discover the stars?” – Nancy Willard
  • “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” -Maya Angelou
  • “The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home.” – Freya Stark


  • “While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.” -Anne Tyler
  • “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” — Shirley MacLaine
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.” — Edna Gardner Whyte
  • “I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • “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
  • “A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” -Isabelle Eberhardt


  • “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” -Lillian Smith
  • “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou
  • “An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.” -Norma Shearer
  • “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
  • “As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.” -Margaret Mead
  • “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”— Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “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

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  • “You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” -Daranna Gidel
  • “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” -Elizabeth Drew
  • “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” – Agnes Repplier
  • “Heavy burdens fell away so easily when one is traveling.” – Barbara Hodgson
  • “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
  • “A trip is what you take when you can’t take any more of what you’ve been taking.” -Adeline Ainsworth
  • “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” -Freya Stark
  • “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” -Susan Heller
  • “I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” -Diane Ackerman


  • “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
  • “I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” – Storm Jameson
  • “It’s something rebellious about picking up and leaving buying a one way ticket and not knowing when you want to return.”– Turcois Ominek
  • “It is a strange thing to come home. While yet on the journey, you cannot at all realize how strange it will be.” — Selma Lagerlof
  • “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” — Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
  • “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.” -Anne Sophie Swetchine
  • “Traveling carries with it the curse of being at home everywhere and yet nowhere, for wherever one is, some part of oneself remains on another continent.” -Margot Fonteyn
  • “You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.”— Sue Fitzmaurice

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