Inspiring Travel Quotes by Women

  1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
  2. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
  3. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart
  4. "The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand.
  5. “You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.” - Kirsten Hubbard
  6. “Say yes and you'll figure it out afterwards” - Tina Fey
  7. “My Coach said I run like a girl, and I said if he ran a little faster he could too.” Mia Hamm
  8. “Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.”- Madeline Bridges
  9. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Maya Angelou.
  10. “Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” –Lovelle Drachman
  11. “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
  12. “Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” ― Holly Morris
  13. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ― Anita Desai
  14. “You have to taste a culture to understand it.” ― Deborah Cater
  15.  “To shut your eyes is to travel.” ― Emily Dickinson
  16. “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
  17. “I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest” – Junko Tabei
  18. “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” – Karen Blixen
  19. “Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.” ― Roseanne Barr
  20.  “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” ― Kate Douglas Wiggin
  21. “Living in a vacuum sucks. – Adrienne Gusoff
  22. “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
  23. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. –Katharine Hepburn
  24.   “Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient…” ― Grace Lichtenstein
  25. “What gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we all have.” ― Elizabeth Benedict
  26.  “The real work of an expedition begins when you return.” – Louise Arner Boyd
  27. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” —Amelia Earhart
  28. “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” – Agnes Repplier
  29. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller
  30. “One thing that I love about traveling is feeling disoriented and removed from my comfort zone.” ― Sarah Glidden
  31. “You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” –Isadora Duncan
  32. "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any." – Alice Walker
  33. "There is a woman at the beginning of all great things." – Alphonse De Lamartine
  34. “I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.” –Cheryl Strayed
  35. “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’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts
  36. "And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more." – Erica Jong.
  37. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” — Freya Stark
  38. “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
  39. “I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.” ― Daphne du Maurier
  40. “A hotel room all to myself is my idea of a good time.” ― Chelsea Handler
  41.  “As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” – Virginia Woolf
  42. “Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” -Coco Chanel
  43. "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship." – Louisa May Alcott
  44. "I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." – Amelia Earhart
  45. "Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs." -Susan Sontag
  46. “Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.” – Paula Bendfeldt
  47. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller
  48. “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
  49. “I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.” ― J.A. Redmerski
  50.  “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey
  51. “Will I ever get over the pull I feel to both of these places?” ― Sara Ferguson
  52. “They say the sky is the same everywhere. Travellers, the shipwrecked, exiles, and the dying draw comfort from the thought[.]” ― Virginia Woolf
  53. “Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.” – Fanny Burney
  54. "I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." - Diane Ackerman.
  55. “A trip is what you take when you can’t take any more of what you’ve been taking.” – Adeline Ainsworth
  56. "Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you." - Heidi Johnson.
  57. “I have learned this strange thing, too, about travel: one may return to a place and, quite unexpectedly, meet oneself still lingering there from the last time.” – Helen Bevington
  58.  “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew
  59. "It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." – Marilyn Monroe
  60. “You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” - Coco Chanel
  61. "Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion." -Oprah.
  62. “If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?” – Valentina Tereshkova
  63. “One should learn patience in a foreign land, for_this is the true measure of travel. If one does not suffer some frustration of the ordinary reflexes, how can one be sure one is really traveling?” – Gertrude Diamant
  64. “The Chinese say that there is no scenery in your home town. They’re right. Being in another place heightens the senses, allows you to see more, enjoy more, take delight in small things; it makes life richer. You feel more alive, less cocooned.” ― Jane Wilson-Howarth
  65. "I am a journalist and a ‘new woman’ if that term means that I believe I can do anything that any man can do." – Annie Londonderry
  66. “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.” – Anne Sophie Swetchine
  67.  “The journey is my home.” — Muriel Rukeyser
  68. “Home is where the backpack is” ― Savannah Grace
  69. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." – Eleanor Roosevelt
  70. “Think, Travel, Celebrate, Charm, Decorate, Dress, Live - colorfully” –Kate Spade
  71. "Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?" – Erma Bombeck.
  72. “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” -Mary Kay Ash
  73. “If I were flying, I would travel to a perfect place. A place with frosted cakes and beautiful flowers and excellent trees to climb and absolutely no doldrums.” ― Kyo Maclear
  74. "Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of option B." - Sheryl Sandberg
  75. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -- Margaret Mead
  76. "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." - Coco Chanel 
  77. “There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.” -- Amelia Earhart
  78. “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
  79. “Travel is as much a passion as ambition or love.” – L.E. Landon
  80. “To me travel is a triple delight: anticipation, performance, and recollection.” – Ilka Chase
  81.  “The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home.” – Freya Stark
  82. “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
  83. “I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” – Storm Jameson
  84.  “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
  85. "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." – Anne Frank
  86. “The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.” – Colette
  87.  “Trips do not end when you return home – usually this is the time when in a sense they really begin.” – Agnes E. Benedict and Adele Franklin
  88. “Surely one advantage of traveling is that, while it removes much prejudice against foreigners and their customs, it intensifies tenfold one’s appreciation of the good at home.” – Isabella L. Bird
  89. “When traveling abroad if you see something you yearn for if you can afford it at all, buy it. If you don’t you’ll regret it all your life.” – Ilka Chase
  90. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" --Mary Oliver
  91. “You are only given one life, one chance at fully living it … take risks, believe in your dreams, explore the world and her people, live out loud!” ― Danell Lynn
  92. “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
  93. “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
  94. “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
  95. “Statuettes of drunken sailors, velvet pictures of island maidens, plastic seashell lamps made in Taiwan. What contempt the people who think up souvenirs have for other people.” ― Diane Johnson
  96. “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
  97. “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
  98. “We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road – the one “less traveled by” offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.” – Rachel Carson
  99. “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
  100. “They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me. I want to do things— I want to walk the rain-soaked streets of London, and drink mint tea in Casablanca. I want to wander the wastelands of the Gobi desert and see a yak. I think my life’s ambition is to see a yak. I want to bargain for trinkets in an Arab market in some distant, dusty land. There’s so much. But, most of all, I want to do things that will mean something.” – Lisa Ann Sandell
  101. “It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free.” – Mae Chevrette
  102. “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
  103. “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
  104. “You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel
  105. “Without travel “I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life.” – Lauren Hutton
  106. “The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.” – Amelia E. Barr
  107. “The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.” – Britney Spears
  108. “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart
  109. “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.” – Emile Ganest
  110. “In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.” – Ivanka Trump
  111. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Pamela Goldoni
  112. “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
  113. “While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.” – Anne Tyler
  114. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
  115. “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
  116.  “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
  117. “Life shouldn’t be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, ‘WOO-HOO, what a ride!’” – Mavis Leyrer3
  118. “I [had] added another small piece to the pages of the atlas that were real to me.” Evelyn Waugh
  119. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” Anais Nin
  120. “Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.” Hypatia
  121. “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” Judith Thurman
  122. “For me the essence of travel is seeing how other people live around the world; to gain understanding and dispel fear of otherness.” Natasha von Geldern
  123. “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
  124. “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  125. “I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  126. “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin
  127. “There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic: this was usually Valentina’s first impulse. Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you’ve misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world.” ― Audrey Niffenegger
  128. “No matter where you are, you’re always a bit on your own, always an outsider.” ― Banana Yoshimoto
  129. “Explore the crazy, embrace the wild” Lisa Messenger
  130. “The person you have known a long time is embedded in you like a jewel. The person you have just met casts out a few glistening beams & you are fascinated to see more of them. How many more are there? With someone you’ve barely met the curiosity is intoxicating.” ― Naomi Shihab Nye
  131. “It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.” ― Danzy Senna
  132. “When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier. That does not mean it IS brighter and lovelier; it just means that sweet, kindly home suffers in comparison to tarted-up foreign places with all their jewels on.” ― Catherynne M. Valente
  133. “I suspected, however, that I wasn’t homesick for anything I would find at home when I returned. The longing was for what I wouldn’t find: the past and all the people and places there were lost to me.” ― Alice Steinbach
  134. “I didn’t know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful.” ― Justina Chen
  135. “My restlessness makes me a far better day-to-day traveler than he will ever be. I am infinitely curious and almost infinitely patient with mishaps, discomforts, and minor disasters. So I can go anywhere on the planet—that’s not a problem. The problem is that I just can’t live anywhere on the planet.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  136. “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. ” ― Agnes Repplier
  137. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!” ― Penelope Riley
  138. “For anyone who wanted to throw away his watch, along with his past, this was the place.” ― Peggy Kopman-Owens
  139. “Here was something I already knew to be true about myself: Just as there are some wives who will occasionally need a break from their husbands in order to visit a spa for the weekend with their girlfriends, I will always be the sort of wife who occasionally needs a break from her husband in order to visit Cambodia. Just for a few days!” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  140. “I keep going back as if Im looking for something I have lost back to the motherland, sisterland, fatherland back to the beacon, the breast the smell and taste of the breeze, and the singing of the rain.” ― Heather Nova
  141. “Traveling-to-a-place energy and living-in-a-place energy are two fundamentally different energies” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  142. “I had a desire to see something besides my own shores, if only to be content to return to them someday. If I wish to live in my native land and love her, it should not be out of ignorance.” ― Margaret George
  143. “Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” ― Jodi Picoult
  144. “I knew then that I wanted to go home, but I had no home to go to–and that is what adventures are all about.” ― Trina Schart Hyman
  145. “Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.” ― Lucy R. Lippard
  146. “Whenever you go on a trip to visit foreign lands or distant places, remember that they are all someone’s home and backyard.” ― Vera Nazarian
  147. “We are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known” ― Carson McCullers
  148. “She watched the gap between ship and shore grow to a huge gulf. Perhaps this was a little like dying, the departed no longer visible to the others, yet both still existed, only in different worlds.” ― Susan Wiggs
  149.  “I had long ago learned that when you are the giant, alien visitor to a remote and foreign culture it is sort of your job to become an object of ridicule. It’s the least you can do, really, as a polite guest.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  150. “It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri
  151. “Well, if you ask me what’s so special about this place.. aku akan bilang, most of the time, beauty lies in the simplest of things.” – Winna Efendi
  152. “Where you come from does matter — but not nearly as much as where you are headed.” ― Jodi Picoult
  153. “I know it’s not strictly sex that accounts for my straying the motive usually attributed to men. I think it’s just too tempting to have two lives rather than one. Some people think that too much travel begets infidelity: Separation and opportunity test the bonds of love. I think it’s more likely that people who hate to make choices to settle on one thing or another are attracted to travel. Travel doesn’t beget a double life. The appeal of the double life begets travel.” ― Elisabeth Eaves
  154. “London on your own actually seems more exotic than Egypt on a tour.” ― Laura Fraser
  155. “It’s hard to go. It’s scary and lonely…and half the time you’ll be wondering why the hell you’re in Cincinnati or Austin or North Dakota or Mongolia or wherever your melodious little finger-plucking heinie takes you. There will be boondoggles and discombobulated days, freaked-out nights and metaphorical flat tires. But it will be soul-smashingly beautiful… It will open up your life.” ― Cheryl Strayed
  156. “A five-hour flight works out to three days and nights on land, by rail, from sea to shining sea. You can chalk off the hours on the back of the seat ahead. But seventy-some hours will not seem so long to you if you tell yourself first: This is where I am going to be for the rest of my natural life.” ― Amy Hempel
  157. “This is the way you look at the poorest details of the world resurfaced, after you’ve been driving for a long time — you feel their singleness and precise location and the forlorn coincidence of you being there to see them.” ― Alice Munro
  158. “[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.” ― Elizabeth von Arnim
  159. “Always stay sharp on railways and cruise ships for transit has a way of making everything clear.” ― Anna Godbersen
  160. “There comes a moment when the things one has written, even a traveler’s memories, stand up and demand a justification. They require an explanation. They query, ‘Who am I? What is my name? Why am I here?” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  161. “People move around so much in the world, things get lost.” ― Emma Donoghue
  162. “I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one’s life and sigh.” ― Isabella L. Bird
  163. “The desert doesn’t care who you are, and neither does anyone or anything who lives in it.” ― Deanne Stillman
  164. “Every mode of travel has its signature mental aberration.” ― Mary Roach
  165. “The great glory of travel, to me, is not just what I see that’s new to me in countries visited, but that in almost every one of them I change from an outsider looking in to an insider looking out.” ― Clara E. Laughlin
  166. "Exploring the world is one the best ways of exploring the mind, and walking travels both terrains." ― Rebecca Solnit
  167. “I don’t know how many years it was before I arrived at a formulated philosophy that the happiest thing to do, always, when visiting an individual or a country, is to admit, by word or manner, how much I’m finding there that my life had lacked hitherto” ― Clara E. Laughlin
  168. “Come to think of it, maybe God is a He after all, because only a cruel force would create something this beautiful and make it inaccessible to most people.” ― Raquel Cepeda
  169. “To me, travel is more valuable than any stupid piece of bling money can buy.” ― Raquel Cepeda
  170. “When life gives you twists and turns, Chique Yourself Up in Italy!” ― Barbara Conelli
  171. “That’s because true travel, the kind with no predetermined end, is one of the most selfish endeavors we can possibly undertake-an act in which we focus solely on our own fulfillment, with little regard to those we leave behind. After all, we’re the ones venturing out into the big crazy world, filling up journals, growing like weeds. And we have the gall to think they’re just sitting at home, soaking in security and stability. It is only when we reopen these wrapped and ribboned boxes, upon our triumphant return home, that we discover nothing is the way we had left it before.”― Stephanie Elizondo Griest
  172. “I suppose that every wanderer started in a garden somewhere. So few of us are born into motion.” ― Candas Jane Dorsey
  173. “The natural tenderness and delicacy of our constitution, added to the many dangers we are subject to from your sex, renders it almost impossible for a single lady to travel without injury to her character. And those who have a protector in a husband have, generally speaking, obstacles to prevent their roving.” ― Abigail Adams
  174. “The secret to youth is to fill your mind with beauty! Amen” ― Linda Ballou
  175. “I know I am planning to visit a “land” that is not entirely foreign, only foreign to me. As an adventurer, I am on a journey that I believe will last me my whole life. A new relationship, discovery, or awareness excites me.” ― Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem
  176. “It takes time to see the desert; you have to keep looking at it. When you’ve looked long enough, you realise the blank wastes of sand and rock are teemming with life. Just as you can keep looking at a person and suddenly realise that the way you see them has completely changed: from being a stranger, they’ve gradually revealed themselves as someone with a wealth of complexities and surprising subtleties that you’re growing to love. ” ― Annie Caulfield
  177. “People dream. They talk about escaping from it all. Their friends and family diligently listen and politely ignore it when the ruminations fade into oblivion. So quite a few eyebrows went up when I made this trip a reality.” ― Kristine K. Stevens
  178. “I was 8,569 miles away, 37 butt-numbing hours of travel across seven time zones in the last two days, or was it three? Amelia Earhart, eat your heart out.” ― Kristine K. Stevens
  179. “Wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.” ― Martha Barron Barrett
  180. “Every journey has its own traveler. Every dream has its own dreamer. We are all belonged to a specific journey and dream. Some people are currently looking for it, some people are just figuring it out, some people are still lost, and to some they have finally found it.” ― Happy Positivity
  181. “You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” ― Sue Fitzmaurice
  182. “We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.”-Maylin Soong Chiang
  183. “One of the great joys of traveling through Italy is discovering firsthand that it is, indeed, a dream destination.” ― Debra Levinson
  184. “For me, writing stories set, well, wherever they’re best set, is a form of cultural curiosity that is uniquely Scottish – we’re famous for travelling in search of adventure.” ― Sara Sheridan
  185. “These Aussie girls are free to set their own courses in the world, to meander and experiment. Their travels are not bumps along the road – they are life itself. See the world and then come home and decide who you want to be in it, not the other way around, as seems the general trajectory in the U.S.” ― Rachel Friedman
  186. “I want my heart to be the thin place. I don’t want to board a plane to feel the kiss of heaven. I want to carry it with me wherever I go. I want my fragile, hurting heart, to recognize fleeting kairos, eternal moments as they pass. I want to be my own mountain and my own retreat.” ― Anna White
  187. “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
  188. “You can go everywhere, but in the end you run back into yourself.” ― Constance A. Dunn
  189. “I find having your own car is like a passport to the world.” ― Gloria Whelan
  190. “Butterflies have always had wings; people have always had legs. While history is marked by the hybridity of human societies & the desire for movement, the reality of most of migration today reveals the unequal relations between rich & poor, between North and South, between whiteness and its others.” ― Harsha Walia
  191. “Looking back I can see that there have been no breaks from one departure to the next; I start planning again before we’ve even arrived back home.” ― Barbara Hodgson
  192. “It’s something rebellious about picking up and leaving buying a one way ticket and not knowing when you want to return.” ― Turcois Ominek
  193. “Heavy burdens fell away so easily when one is traveling.” ― Barbara Hodgson
  194. “Eleanor was all apologies, but Sarah enjoyed seeing a bit more of the Czech countryside. You probably couldn’t say that you had really seen a country if all you had seen was a city or two. You had to see where the food was grown, what the riverbanks looked like, and what the highway manners of the inhabitants were.” ― Magnus Flyte
  195. “You thought too hard. Same with travel. You can’t work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.” ― Gayle Forman
  196. “Travel is the best teacher. The only way to an open mind is by taking a plane out into the open world.” ― C. JoyBell C.
  197. “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
  198. “Though most tourists accepted the occasional comic misadventure, it was important to them that overall their vacation should be pleasant. When you spend money on a holiday you are essentially purchasing happiness: if you don’t enjoy yourself you will feel defrauded.” ― Alison Lurie
  199. “How you live your life is up to you. You have to go out and grab the world by the horns. Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you.” ― Sarah Reijonen
  200. “I ease into the idea of letting go of control and simply let life take the reins. And when I don’t hold it so tightly, it doesn’t thrash against me so wildly. It calms to a trot and allows me to take in the scenery, experience love, and learn what is important in this world: people, places, memories—not things or perceptions.” ― Sarah Reijonen
  201. “A traveller moves among real people in their own milieu and learns from them, soaking up their wisdom and philosophy, their way of being in the world. A tourist simply hops from one tourist highpoint to another, skimming across the surface, cramming in quantity rather than quality, and comes away with his soul and imagination unchanged, untouched by the wonder of a life lived differently.” ― Roxanne Reid
  202. “While National Geographic magazine had given me a taste of the world, the three-dimensional details of this moment – the tickle of the rain drops, the suck sound of my feet in the mud, the challenge of getting photographs of the monkeys, my immature urge to make the driver wait even longer because he was annoying – would feed me for years to come.” ― Kristine K. Stevens
  203. “Why is it that when Robert Redford-cum-Denys Finch Hatton flies away in the golden glow out of Africa, he is pursuing his destiny? And when I walk away I’m just a chick who’s scared of commitment and on the run, who’s weird for ignoring Glamour magazine’s predictions of my eggs drying up? Learning is an underrated form of liberation.” ― Holly Morris
  204. “While she was in transit, being unattached was exhilarating, but the moment she stopped, so did the high.” ― Whitney Otto
  205. “Traveling in a third-world country is the closest thing there is to being married and raising kids. You have glorious hikes and perfect days on the beach. You go on adventures you would never try, or enjoy, alone. But you also can’t get away from each other. Everything is unfamiliar. Money is tight or you get robbed. Someone gets sick or sunburned. You get bored. It is harder than you expected, but you are glad you didn’t just sit home.” ― Meg Jay
  206. “You’re not traveling if you already know everything.” ― Erica Bauermeister
  207. “See it, learn it, do it ALL.” ― Jamie McCall
  208. “Travel is a joy, full of surprises. Perhaps some of the most enjoyable times are those where one comes close to disaster: the risks add spice, and make for great stories when you are safely back home again.” ― Jane Wilson-Howarth
  209. “The best thing about flying first class….was that you could be as nutty as a fruitcake and were still treated like the Queen of Sheba.” ― Sarah-Kate Lynch
  210. “I don’t know what I’m doing, or where I’m going, but I do know that I want to do whatever it is and get there soon.” ― J.A. Redmerski
  211. “It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same.” ― Sarah Turnbull
  212. “If the landscape of human emotion were to exist in country, it would be in Italy.” – Lisa Fantino
  213. “They hadn’t much faith in travel, nor a great belief in a change of scene as a panacea for spiritual ills; they were simply glad to be going.” ― Zelda Fitzgerald
  214. “Every journey is personal. Every journey is spiritual. You can’t compare them, can’t replace, can’t repeat. You can bring back the memories but they only bring tears to your eyes.” ― Riana Ambarsari
  215. “A (wo)men travels the world over in search of wht (s)he needs and returns home to find it” ― Barbara Magro
  216. “Gift giving is part of the culture no matter where you are and no matter how long you stay.” ― Christalyn Brannen
  217. “You have not traveled enough,” she said. “Or you’d know that every journey makes its own map across your heart.” ― Sharon Shinn
  218. “One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.” ― Edith Wharton
  219. “Twelve thousand miles of it, to the other side of the world. And whether they came home again or not, they would belong neither here, nor there, for they would have lived on two continents and sampled two different ways of life.” ― Colleen McCullough
  220. “To live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth – not from place to place, but through the poignant strangeness of time.” ― T.L. Rese
  221. “Anticipation. In love and travel, getting there is half the fun. The lustful impatience, the passionate daydreams, the nerve-wracking waiting… lovers and travelers are all alike when they find themselves on the brink of a new adventure.” ― Vivian Swift
  222. “Solo travel…it forces you to trust yourself, question yourself, and in turn, trust yourself even more.” –Brooke Saward
  223. “The curly red lines across the African deserts had the fascination of a magnet, and I hoped fervently that the pioneers who were writing their names over the blank spaces, would leave just one small desert for me.” ― Rosita Forbes
  224. “There are three trips you take to India: the one you think you’re going to have – that you plan for; the one you actually have; and the one you live through once you go back home.” ― Erin Reese
  225. “Travel experiences are emotionally loaded. Often there is excitement and stimulation. The tingle-factor though comes partly from the fact that we’re stressed, just a little.” ― Jane Wilson-Howarth
  226. “You can’t out-travel sadness. I travel not to get away from my troubles but to see how they look in front of famous buildings” – Elizabeth McCracken
  227. “A subject to which few intellectuals ever give a thought is the right to be a vagrant, the freedom to wander. Yet vagrancy is a deliverance, and life on the open road is the essence of freedom. To have the courage to smash the chains with which modern life has weighted us (under the pretext that it was offering us more liberty), then to take up the symbolic stick and bundle and get out.” ― Isabelle Eberhardt
  228. “The urge to travel feels magnetic. Two of my favorite words are linked: departure time. And travel whets the emotions, turns upside down the memory bank, and the golden coins scatter.” ― Frances Mayes
  229. “A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” -Lois Wyse
  230. “It doesn’t matter where you are going, it’s who you have beside you.” –Unknown
  231. “Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.-Carrie Bradshaw” –Candace Bushnell
  232. “I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.” –Cheryl Strayed
  233. “The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.” ― Rosita Forbes
  234. “What is behind you is forgotten. You can’t remember danger and difficulty when it is behind you.” – Wanda Rutkiewicz
  235. “You’ve got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself.” –Iyanla Vanzant
  236. “You must be fearless to take the path less traveled.” -Lailah Gifty Akita