With millions of women already traveling alone every year, it is becoming increasingly popular for women to take a solo trip. Traveling alone can be empowering, enlightening, and rejuvenating. It also means you won't have to deal with some of the hassles of bringing travel companions along.

You don't need a significant other, your best friend or children to see the world. Don't put the items on your bucket list on hold, make them happen now (but make sure to be safe as a solo traveler).

Whether you're thinking of taking your first solo vacation, or if you've already done dozens, here are a few of our favorite inspirational quotes for females with an urge for adventure. Use them to motivate you, as an Instagram caption, or show them to your uncle when he tells you it's too dangerous to travel alone.

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Quotes on the importance of travel

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine

“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

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”
― Anthony Bourdain

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." -Helen Keller

Quotes on traveling alone

"Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness." -Ray Bradbury

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

“Don’t ever accept anyone else’s preconceived limitations. If there’s something you want to do, there isn’t any reason you can’t do it.” – Amy Dodson

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” –Paulo Coelho

Inspirational travel quotes

“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.”
― Charlotte Eriksson

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question” – Harun Yahya

"As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” – Virginia Woolf

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