Most Inspiring Travel Quotes by Women

While female travel is by no means a new trend, in recent years it’s become an unrelenting force. Today – more so than at any other point in history – female travellers are transforming the face of the travel industry. According to recent statistics by the George Washington University School of Business, women make up nearly two thirds of today’s travellers. Not only that, but a whopping 80% of all travel decisions are made by women too. Yep, us ladies love an adventure.

It’s pretty clear that women are reinventing the travel experience, a landscape that was once completely dominated by men. So instead of letting male adventurers inspire our adventures, it’s about time we turn the table and look to fearless females instead. Looking for some inspiring travel quotes by women to fuel your wanderlust? Let these strong, independent women guide your way.

21 of the most inspiring travel quotes by women:

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

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

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is. – Angelina Jolie

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

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

To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. – Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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

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

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

Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest. – Freya Stark

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

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

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of the living. – Miriam Beard

Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing. – Gayle Foreman

The more I travelled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. – Shirley MacLaine

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. – Mary Anne Radmacher

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

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. – Anais Nin

I’ve not ceased being fearful, I’ve gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you go too far. – Erica Jong

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself. – Ella Maillart

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