25 Inspirational Quotes For Women Who Travel

inspirational quotes for women who travel

Whenever I read yet another list of travel quotes I wonder… Where are the women?

I know for a fact that men are not the only ones with astute insights. I also know for a fact that men are not the only explorers, writers or thinkers in the world. So, where are all the travel quotes by us ladies?

inspirational quotes for women who travel
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I couldn’t find a good list anywhere so I’ve put together these twenty five inspirational quotes for women, by women. Because it doesn’t have to be women’s day for us to celebrate how clever we are, does it?

  • “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
  • “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
  • “While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.” -Anne Tyler
  • “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

inspirational quotes for women

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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

inspirational quotes for women

  • “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 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
  • “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

inspirational quotes for women

  • “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” -Agnes Repplier
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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

inspirational quotes for women

  • “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.” -Anne Sophie Swetchine
  • “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
  • “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Mary Ritter Beard
  • “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” -Susan Heller
  • “As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” -Virginia Woolf

What are your favourite inspirational quotes for women who travel? Did any of these travel quotes resonate with you?

  • So many smart ladies! My favorite quote is the Maya Angelou!

    • Yes, I do love that one! Tolerance is super important and that quote really hits the nail on the head 🙂

  • Such beautiful quotes! It makes me want to go out and travel the world!

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  • I love this! The Miriam Adeney quote is so beautiful!
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    • Beautiful and so true!! After coming back from a long trip it always takes me a while to feel settled again and she put it into words masterfully 🙂

  • “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

    Woah. I’ve just found my new life motto. Thanks for putting this together.

    • Yay, so glad you enjoyed the post Susanna!! That’s a wonderful life motto for sure – seeing the beauty in the ordinary 🙂 xx

  • Ana

    I love traveling so these quotes were great! xxx
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  • I’m always in the search of new quotes, especially related to travel! They keep me so motivated! My favorite from your list is this one:
    “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
    http://whisperwanderlust.com/

  • Melissa

    These are so beautiful and inspiring! Miriam Adeney got it in one – once you’ve got that travel bug it’s impossible to give it up!
    Xx
    melandjona.co.uk

  • Michael Jackson

    Thank you for sharing, let me know more about women, my wife is also she is a living person also very introspective, have the same opinion as what you share, I think if you can come In Southeast Asia, where Sapa Indochinese roof is roofed, once you come here, you will not lose your life. Come here to enjoy the natural life is worth a trip. Thank you !!

  • brave betty

    I must say this quote always makes me smile!

    “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” – Mae West

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