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30 Best Solo Travel Quotes (Traveling Alone)

Nothing beats the feeling of having the world all to yourself. The excitement and fear intermingle, making it hard for a solo traveler to move ahead.

But no worries, we have got 30 best solo travel quotes about traveling alone, to inspire your next solo adventure.

Solo Travel Quotes

1) I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city. It is as if I had become invisible. – Storm Jameson

2) Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone. It also pushes you out of the zone of other’s expectations. – Suzy Strutner

 

3) To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – Freya Stark

4) Some journeys can only be traveled alone. – Ken Poirot

5) I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone because they reflect more. – Thomas Jefferson

6) Traveling solo does not always mean you are alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime. – Jacqueline Boone

7) 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

8) I had chosen to leave and live alone in a foreign country. And in fleeing thousands of miles across the Pacific, I chose myself, and a chance at a different future. – Alison Singh Gee

9) 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

10) 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

11) 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

12) I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone because they reflect more. – Thomas Jefferson

13) When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself. – Liberty Hyde Bailey

14) The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. – Henry David Thoreau

15) Not I, nor anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself. – Walt Whitman

16) Embrace the beauty of your solo journey. – Mandy Hale

17) The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude. – Paul Theroux

18) To travel is to take a journey into yourself. – Danny Kaye

19) Travel only with thy equals or thy better; if there are none, travel alone. – Dhammapada

20) No matter where you are, you are always a bit on your own, always an outsider. – Banana Yoshimoto

21) Don’t be scared to walk alone, don’t be scared to like it. – John Mayer

22) He travels the fastest who travels alone. – Rudyard Kipling

23) Loneliness, tenderness, high society, notoriety, you fight for the throne and you travel alone. – Bob Dylan

24) The first rule of travel is that you should always go with someone you love, which is why I travel alone. – Andrew O’ Hagan

25) Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

26) The only thing I love is travel, and maybe one or two people. – Anonymous

27) I would gladly live out of a suitcase if it meant I could see the world. – Anonymous

28) I have got a crush on the world. – Anonymous

29) I travel a lot. I hate having my life disrupted by routine. – Caskie Stinnett

30) Traveling alone doesn’t mean living lonely. It is when you travel alone you are most open to others. – Salil Jha

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30 Best Funny Travel Quotes

How to portray the feelings of travel-fun in words? Sometimes, it can be difficult to look at the bright side when you have to go through the airport security and wait for 45 minutes for your baggage.

But if you look at your travel misadventures, oftentimes there are some wise experiential gems that you can pick up and perhaps even laugh about.

Below is our pick for 30 best funny travel quotes, to make you quit your job and have some fun.

Funny Travel Quotes

1) 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

2) When you come to a fork in the road; take it. ~ Yogi Berra.

3) I dislike feeling at home, when I am abroad. ~ George Bernard Shaw

4) I travel a lot, I hate having my life disrupted by routine. – Caskie Stinett

5) I have been to almost as many places as my luggage. – Bob Hope

6) A cruise ship is a floating town of lazy people. – Garrison Kellor

7) It is easier to find a traveling companion than to get rid of one. – Art Buchwald

8) It is impossible to travel faster than light, and certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing off. – Woody Allen

9) Gosh that takes me back… or forward. That is the trouble with time travel, you never can tell. – Dr. Who

10) Airplane travel (in the economy class) is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo. – Al Gore

11) Kilometres are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometres. – George Carlin

12) People travel to faraway places to watch in fascination the kind of people they ignore at home. – Dagobert D. Runes

13) A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – John Steinback

14) Travel plans are dancing lessons from God. – Kurt Vonnegut

15) Jet lag is for amateurs. – Dick Clark

16) If we were meant to stay in one place. We’d have roots instead of feet, he said. – Rachel Wolchin

17) The world is your treadmill, run all over it. – Anon

18) Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. – Robin Sharma

19) Forget champagne and caviar, taste the world instead. – Anon

20) I am a travel addict on the way to recovery, Ahaan! I am on my way to the airport. – Anon

21) It is bad manners to keep vacations waiting. – Anon

22) Unless you are my backpack, yes I can live without you. – Anon

23) To reduce stress I sit in one corner and read book. Just Kidding. I read books on my flight. – Anon

 

24) My friends having babies, and I am like, “which country am I going to next?” – A popular meme

25) Gypsies don’t travel and move. They wander and groove. – Anon

26) Why catch feelings, when you can catch flights? – Anon

27) I prefer to be an incurable travel addict than being a sedentary morphine druggie. – Anon

28) If you do not wake up in strange beds everyday, you are traveling wrong. – Anon

29) You think you are dying? No darling, its travel asphyxia. – Anon

30) I don’t pay rent, my suitcase is my home. – Anon

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30 Best Short Travel Quotes

Need some inspiration to explore the wide expanse of the earth? Here we have compiled the best short travel quotes to get you inspired to hit the road or maybe board the plane.

These quotes are easy to memorize and share. Travel, discover, and explore!

Short Travel Quotes

1) “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

2) “Traveling makes one modest, you see the tiny space you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

3) “I haven’t been everywhere, but it is on my list.” – Susan Sontag

 

4) “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

5) “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

6) “Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

7) “The world is a book and those who do no travel read only a page.” – St. Augustine

8) “Not until we are lost, do we begin to find ourselves!” – Henry David Thoreau

9) “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac

10) “I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little.” – Alexander Sattler

11) “Travel far enough and you’ll meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

12) “Man cannot discover oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

13) “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

14) Travel is never a matter of money, but a matter of courage. – Paulo Coelho

15) You must go on adventures to find where you truly belong. – Sue Fitzmaurice

16) Little by little, one travels far. – J. R. R Tolkien

17) The World is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. – John Muir

18) Travel is the most intense mode of learning. – Kevin Kelly

19) Explore the World with an open mind, a sturdy carry-on, and clothes that don’t wrinkle. – Madeline Albright

20) With age comes wisdom, with travel, comes understanding. – Sandra Lake

21) The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G. K. Chesterton

22) Travel tends to magnify all human emotions. – Peter Hoeg

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

24) There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. – Robert Stevenson

25) All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

26) The more I traveled the more I realized that my fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. – Shirley Maclaine

27) Travel brings power and love back to your life. – Rumi

28) Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled. – Abu al-Qasim Muḥammad

29) If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll

30) We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, we travel to be lost. – Ray Bradbury

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Lessons Learned from Traveling the World & Living Abroad

Saying that travel helps you grow sounds like such a cliché. However, it happens to be the truth. Before re-settling in Canada with my family, I have spent over a decade living abroad.

During that period, I learned a lot of things about life that cannot be learned in a classroom. Lessons about appreciating others, being grateful for what you have, living in the moment, enjoying your own company, and getting to know yourself can only be learned by being out there and experiencing the world.

Traveling the World & Living Abroad

Depending on who you are and what you have experienced, the lessons learned from traveling can be very different. During every new trip, you will either learn something new or reinforce lessons learned from previous travels.

Each trip will have its own impact and will continue to shape your personality. Here are six valuable life lessons you can learn from traveling the world or living in a foreign country.

Related: 30 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes

1. How to Be Curious

As adults that worry about their career and reputation, we must stick to routines and cannot afford to make a mistake. Mistakes cost time and money, and we always have to stick to what we know works.

As adults, we often forget that it is important to aim for self-growth and always be open for learning and experiencing new things. Traveling remind us of the importance of curiosity, because being a tourist is like being a curious child.

When you visit a country you have never visited before, you are looking only at a corner of the world that you know nothing about. This gives you an amazing opportunity to be innocent, poke and explore.

Most people give up curiosity in adulthood, and that is something we mustn’t forget because we need in our life because it makes our mind active, opens up new worlds and possibilities, and brings excitement into your life.

2. How to Appreciate People

If you keep spending your time with the same people, always sticking to the same spots, you will forget how to appreciate others. You will see your friends and family as “them again,” and you’ll forget the things that make them so beautiful and great.

Traveling together will help you remember why you are so close, and traveling alone will help you remember how much you care about them.

Traveling is always an excellent opportunity to make new contacts, and meet new friends. It doesn’t matter if you don’t form a lifelong relationship with someone you met. The value in talking with strangers is allowing you to see them at their best.

You will see how different people are and most of them will gladly help you with something if you are a complete stranger. Traveling will undoubtedly strengthen your faith in humanity, and remind you how good people can be.

3. How to Enjoy the Moment

When you’re always trying to meet deadlines, you often forget about enjoying the moment and just cherishing the present. Traveling remind you that you should sometimes take things slow.

A great meal takes hours to cook. A good book can take a whole day to read. And who even knows how much time you need to stand in front of a painting in a museum before you realize its true beauty?

When you are in a foreign country, and everything is new, you will observe carefully and cherish every moment. At that moment you will realize that are a lot of amazing things around us (even at home) just if you see them the right way.

Although you sometimes don’t see things the right way, the moment you do will help you realize it was worth the wait.

4. How to be Responsible

At home, you feel secure, and you often don’t have to make the hard decisions alone. As a traveler, you will put yourself in uncomfortable situations – you might get lost, struggle with a foreign language, and say “I don’t know”, and apologize more often than you’re used to.

You will make mistakes and wrong turns, but you will learn how to rely on yourself and be responsible for your acts.

Read: 9 Smart Tips to Travel on a Student’s Budget

5. How to Better Know Yourself

As a traveler, you open yourself up to a whole new world. Instead of sticking to your same old routine, you can ignore impositions and expectations, and start listening to your own thoughts and feelings.

Changing your environment will help learn how to understand yourself and discover what really matters to you.

6. How to Be Grateful

At home, you often take things for granted. When you stay long enough in a foreign country, you will start to miss things. You will yearn for your bed, the food you can buy just around the corner, or some music you can hear on every street.

You will suddenly start appreciating your home more and realize that you have been living a pretty good life.

Traveling the world opens your eyes, gives you a valuable frame of reference and provides you a way to see things from a different perspective. Eventually, you will discover that it’s really the small things that give us joy in life.

Author Bio

Brandon Miller is a registered immigration consultant and a Canadian who re-settled in Canada with his family after traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. His traveling experience has given him a deeper understanding of the world and himself.

25 Best Lao Tzu Travel Quotes (Tao Te Ching)

I love Tao Te Ching and often re-read it. This rather small and compact book is full of Taoist wisdom. More so, as a wanderluster myself, I find great connection with Lao Tzu’s spirit of wandering and yet staying still within.

Below is my selection of 25 favorite Lao Tzu travel quotes on setting on a journey, traveling without any fixed destination, and on arriving.

Lao Tzu also known as Lao Tze

I hope you enjoy them and find personal meaning in them as I did.

Lao Tzu Travel Quotes

1) “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

2) “I drift like a wave on the ocean,
I blow as aimless as the wind.
I am different from ordinary people.”

3) “To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.”

4) “The way to do is to be.”

5) “Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.”

6) “The further one goes, the less one knows.”

7) “If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.”

8) “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

9) “The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.”

10) “There is a time to live,
and a time to die
but never …to reject the present moment.”

11) “A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

12) “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”

13) “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

14) “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

15) “To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go”

16) “He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.”

17) “Do you have the patience to wait till the mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving till the right condition arises by itself?”

18) “Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have.

19) “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

20) “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on to things and gained by those who let go.”

21) “Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.”

22) “A good traveler leaves no tracks.”

23) “Every step is on the path.”

24) “To be worn out is to be renewed.”

25) “The road you can talk about is not the road you can walk on.”

26) “The Sage travels all day yet never leaves his inner treasure or peace.”

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5 Monastery Stays Which Brings Wanderlust In You

The Art of Traveling is not just about exploring new places and chasing after the experiences. Travel accommodation (where you stay) also has a key role in bringing the wanderlust in you.

I am a traveler who looks forward to life-changing experiences rather than luxurious travel. And, this time I ended up in search of some unique ‘monastery stays’ which are open to travelers and allows them to explore age-old traditions and cultures.

Even though monastery stays are not much popular among travelers, it opens a great opportunity for travelers to have a close encounter with the customs and lifestyle of monastery communities who are living isolated from the outer world. It is fascinating, to say the least.

Monastery Stays

Here is the list of five monastery stays from around the world which are open for travelers and that invokes an inner wanderlust in you.

Hemis Monastery, India

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Hemis monastery is one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas on the foothills of Indus valley, located few km away from the popular tourist spot Leh, in North India.

The main attraction of Hemis monastery is the Hemis festival, a cultural celebration of colorful dances and unique rituals of Buddhist monks which is conducted every year in the month of June or July.

Tourists can have a stay at this monastery if informed beforehand and get an insight into the Buddhist culture from the friendly monks.

 

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Read: 30 Best Inspiration Travel Quotes

Kopan Monastery, Nepal

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Kopan monastery comes second in the list of monastery stays, established in Kathmandu, the downhills of the Himalayas in Nepal.

It provides facilities for travelers to stay in their adobe and be a part of their community as a guest. They also provide meditation courses for travelers who are interested.

Travelers can walk around the monastery to feel the calm and serene ambiance, can meditate in the gardens or meditation halls, visit the prayer wheels and communicate with the monks to know about their customs and rituals.

Read: 30 Awesome Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Wanderlust

Sanctuary of the Madonna Di Pietralba, Italy

The third monastery stays on the list is the Sanctuary of the Madonna Di Pietralba in Italy which is beautifully located between Nova Ponente and Monte San Pietro with an astonishing backdrop of snow-covered Dolomite valleys.

Thousands of pilgrims come to visit here annually to worship the miraculous statue of Lady of Sorrows. Sanctuary of the Madonna Di Pietralba has a history which dates back to 18th century.

Being a tourist you can enjoy the pristine atmosphere of the chapel by immersing in its historical stories; enjoy trekking, golf and mountain bike tours during summer; can visit the religious sites connecting to the sanctuary.

New Norcia Benedictine Community, Australia

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New Norcia Benedictine community is located in the monastic town called New Norcia in Western Australia. This monastery was found by Spanish Benedictine monks in the year 1847.

They welcome tourists to experience their monastic life and to explore the New Norcia town. They conduct day tours for visitors which includes visiting the Abbey church, an old Flour mill which dates back to 1879 and other activities.

There are self-guided tours where one can learn the Benedictine community’s history in the art gallery; experience the 1500-year-old tradition of the community in their private chapel; visit the New Norcia hotel and taste a glass of Abbey wine.

 

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Sisters of Nazareth Convent, Israel

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Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Jerusalem, Israel has got interesting historical facts. The convent was built by a group of French nuns who came to Jerusalem in 1881. Later archaeological evidence was discovered in the convent premises, which includes underground rooms, built walls and rooms which dates back to the 1st century AD.

The area where the convent was built was a Jewish burial site in the Roman period. Today this convent runs a school for deaf and blind kids and they also provide accommodation for pilgrims.

Travelers can stay here and experience the peaceful atmosphere and they can visit the Jewish remains after taking an appointment. 

Have you ever thought how life would be for a person who lives in a monastery leading a religious life? What would be there perception about travel?

Travel is about exploring places, exploring the culture and exploring people. If you are a traveler who seeks for unique travel experience, then never miss a chance to stay in a monastery at least once in your travel life.

Related: The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

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Author Bio

Sneha Thomas is a budding travel blogger and a freelance travel writer for hire, who is out on her travel shoes to explore the world after finishing her Pharm.D graduation.

Her writing and marketing skills have helped her quickly land clients. When she isn’t writing you can find her traveling to cultural and offbeat destinations. 

You can learn more about Sneha on her travel blog at Earth’s Tenant and join in her travels at her Instagram stories.

Top 40 Travel and Tourism Niches: Which One Are You?

Not too long ago, travel and adventure meant going out of your small town (be it even to the nearby woods). You left the comfort and safety behind and took significant risks, especially if you traveled solo.

Today, numerous travel niches have become popular, each with its own tourism appeal and unique perspective that it offers.

In this post, I will list the major types of travels that I consider to be broad enough to deserve a mention as a travel niche. These tourism niches have big enough market demand to sustain as an independent category on their own.

Travel Niches & Trends

  • Adventure Travel – Adventure tourism is the fastest growing and biggest travel niche today
  • Nature and Wildlife Tourism (aka Ecotourism) – another trend which will continue to grow
  • Cultural Tourism – traveling for the purpose of exploring various culture, and cultural & world heritage sites 
  • Medical, Dental, & Fertility Tourism – traveling for medical purposes
  • Wellness Tourism – traveling to seek tranquility, healing, meditation, and nature retreats
  • Music (and Music Festivals) Tourism – popular with young adults
  • Culinary Tourism – traveling for food, to eat well is to live well
  • Wine, Cheese, & Beer Tourism – traveling to taste different wines from different regions
  • Nightlife and Party Tourism – traveling to various party destinations 
  • Roadtripping – traveling by car with a group of friends 
  • Extreme Sports Tourism – traveling to mountains
  • Highpointing – Hiking, climbing, or driving to the highest elevation point of a state, country or continent
  • Sports Tourism (Golf, etc.) – either to play or watch
  • Shopping Tourism – traveling exclusively for shopping purposes
  • Religious Pilgrimages – walking, biking, or traveling to religious & spiritual sites

  • Off-the-Grid Travel – traveling to and living off the grid in a minimalistic way
  • Scenic Train Travel – touristy scenic train rides with focus on dining & wining
  • Space Tourism – exploring the outer atmosphere, earth from above, and outer space
  • Bookstores & Literary Tourism – visiting cool bookstores and fictional or real sites related to books and authors
  • Tolkien Tourism – exploration of Tolkien’s middle earth and LOTR related sites
  • Volunteer Travel – traveling & volunteering to work on non-profit charity projects
  • Film & TV Tourism – traveling to various film and TV series filming sites (eg. Game of Thrones)
  • Archaeology & History Tourism – traveling to ancient ruins, archeological sites, and historical places
  • Ghost, UFO, & Haunted Tourism – traveling to haunted places and UFO siting sites
  • Genealogy Tourism – tracing or returning to your roots
  • Jungle Tourism – traveling and camping in the deep and remote jungles 
  • Underwater Tourism – exploring the marine life and ocean through Scuba, Snuba, Snorkeling
  • Shark Tourism – seeking underwater thrills & shark encounters across the globe
  • Rural and Village Tourism – countryside relaxation 
  • Astronomy Tourism – visiting sites that provides excellent views of the stars and night sky
  • Inner city Tourism – exploring your own town or city in great details 
  • Weekend Tourism – traveling every weekend (mostly nearby attractions)
  • Ghetto Tourism – traveling & exploring the living conditions in slums and ghetto

Deviant & Sad Trends

A beautiful ruin 

I was debating at first whether to lost the following sad trends or not? Listing them will give them more exposure, so at first, I thought I will leave them out. But then I thought, these trends are actually growing (financially speaking) so closing my eyes to these problems will not help solve these issues.

The best thing I can do is to use this platform and bring public awareness about these. Some of these may sound harmless or even exciting (drugs and sex for example), but please understand that both drugs and sex causes overall more damage, deaths, and harm to innocent lives (including children).

The best way you can help is first by not participating in them and therefore cutting off the financial incentive. Second, you can be aware that these problems exist and thus help to spread the word. (Fact: Even in Prague or Amsterdam, most of the girls working in the red light district are there against their will via deception, bribery, and manipulation.)

  • Drug Tourism – mostly illegal and unsafe, please use common sense
  • Sex Tourism (Male, Female, Trans) – again, please use common sense. Do not do anything that hurts other humans
  • Dark Voyegeristic Tourism (Underground shady fights, deaths, & stuff) – please do not support or fund this industry by partaking in it. Anyone can be the next innocent victim of it
  • War & Disaster Tourism – visiting sites with tragic past for pleasure (War, disaster, & genocidal sites, Nazi camps, etc.)
  • Suicide Tourism (Important: if you are feeling suicidal, know that you’re not alone and confidential help is available for free. Please seek help. US Helpline | HelpGuide | Resource Center)
  • Hunting Tourism (The Big 5 Games) – traveling to mainly Africa (South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya,
    Zimbabwe, Botswana, etc.) to hunt rare and endangered species such as Elephants, Lions, Rhinos among others. *Hunting* is very common in North America and Europe.

*Hunting is a personal choice. It’s a complex issue and would need an entire blog to discuss the various impacts and issues surrounding it. If you are not a hunter, please do not partake and support this industry.

As a starting point, please follow the first rule of life, do not kill life unless it is for your own or your family’s survival and safety. Also, the above category is about hunting the big animals (man of them endangered and at the point of extinction).

30 Awesome Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Wanderlust

Sometimes, we find ourselves on the road and at other times we seek inspiration for our next adventure. In this blog post, I am going to share with you 30 awesome travel quotes to inspire your wanderlust.

1) Travel made me more aware of me. I learn more about myself while on road than anywhere else. – Jessica Johnson

2) Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there. – Anonymous

3) Take every chance you get in life because some things happen only once. – Karen Gibbs

4) I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land. – Seneca

5) Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. – Anonymous

6) To stay is to exist, to travel is to live. – Hans Christian Anderson

7) 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

8) Certainly travel is more than seeing sights; it is a change that goes on deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – Mary Ritter Beard

9) Time flies, it is up to you to be the navigator. – Robert Orben

10) Live with no excuses, travel with no regrets. – Anonymous

11) Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you’re going next. – Mandy Hale

12) We don’t choose where we come from, but we can choose where we go from there. – Anonymous

13) Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau

14) Roads were made for journeys, not destinations. – Confucius

15) The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

16) Take it all one day at a time and enjoy the journey. – Kristi Bardett

17) I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it. – Mila Bron

18) The middle of a journey is always the hardest. This is where the weak ones panic. Whether you decide to return or press onward, you have a long way to go. So keep your eyes fixed on your goal and keep moving forward. – Salil Jha

19) I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before. – Anonymous

20) Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as Is ever so on the road. – Jack Kerouac

 

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21) Just round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate. – J. R. R. Tolkien

22) I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring. – David Bowie

23) The only trip you will regret is the one you do not take. – Anonymous

24) We are almost there are nowhere near it, all that’s matters is we are going. – Gilmore Girls

25) I travel because I would rather look back at my life and say “I can’t believe I did that” instead of “if only I had…” – Florine Bos

26) You do not need magic to disappear, All you need is a destination. – Anonymous

27) So much of who we are is where we have been. – William Langewiesche

28) You leave marks behind, however small; and in return life and travel leaves marks on you. – Anthony Bourdain

29) It is not a trip or a vacation. It is a second life. – Anonymous

30) Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It is all the wild stuff that happens along the way. – Anonymous

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30 Best Wanderlust Quotes

Here’s to all those wanderers, gypsies, nomads, and adventurers who dare to set foot in unknown realms, let the magic of wanderlust seep into your soul. And those who seek inspiration to wander, below are our selection of the best quotes on wanderlust.

Wanderlust Quotes

1) Your feet will take you where your heart is. – Irish Proverb

2) The world is big and I want to have good look at it before it gets dark. – John Muir

3) Let us wander where the wi-fi is weak. – Anonymous

4) 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

5) Born to wander, Born to roam; blame it on my gypsy soul. – Anonymous

6) My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me. – H. W Longfellow

7) Always roaming with a hungry heart. – Alfred Tennyson

8) Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly. – Van Morrison

9) Not all who wander are lost. – J. R. R Tolkien

10) I am restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again. – Anais Nin

11) My favorite thing to do is to go where I have never been. – Diane Arbus

12) Some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without getting lost. – Erol Ozan

13) Wanderlust consumed her; foreign hearts and exotic minds compelled her. – D. Marie

14) A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

15) So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. – Mark Twain

16) The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

17) She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderer, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city. – Roman Payne

18) There is no great joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. – Into the Wild

19) Getting lost is not a waste of time, To travel is to evolve. – Pierre Bernard

20) We wander for distraction. But we travel for fulfillment. – Hilaire Belloc

21) Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

22) Take only memories, leave only footprints. – Chief Seattle

23) The wanderlust has got me… by the bellyaching fire. – Robert W. Service

24) There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. – Charlotte Erikson

25) Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France

26) Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

27) Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it. – Braveheart

28) I suppose that every wanderer started in a garden somewhere. So few of us are born into motion. – Candas Jane Dorsey

29) I followed my wanderlust. It bruised me sometimes and took me to all kinds of highs. – Elisabeth Eaves

30) To move, to breath, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give; to roam the roads of remote; to travel is to live. – Hans Christian Anderson

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The Ultimate Bucket List of Bucket Lists

A bucket list is a collection of goals, dreams, and things that you would like to do within your lifetime or within a certain timeline. This blog is going to be a resource page that anyone can use to pick new ideas for their own bucket lists.

My goal is to inspire you to live a life of purpose, one that is both fun and rewarding. Your bucket list can be small or big, and they can have anything in it. No matter where you start, just start with something. I promise it will be a lot of fun and worth it.

Ultimate Bucket List

Below are our two personal and featured bucket lists. The “Travel Bucket List” has it all and covers travel, wanderlust, food, fun, festivals, and everything in between.

The “Couple Goals” is the list of relationship goals. In true Art of Travel fashion, it is the ultimate couple goals list.

Please feel free to share, steal, muse over, or simply laugh at some of them. {wink}

1. Travel Bucket List

2. Couple Goals (Relationship Goals)

 

US Bucket Lists

1. Travel to all 50 US States (preferably by car)

2. Hike or climb to the Highpoint of each 50 US States

3. Visit all 59 US National Parks

4. Visit all 23 US UNESCO World Heritage Sites

5. Visit all US National Monuments

6. The Ultimate Coast-to-Coast American Roadtrips

7. Visit Top 100 Largest US Cities

8. Run a 5K in each 50 US State

9. Visit the top 100 Largest US Cities

Globetrotting Bucket Lists

1. Visit all 193 UN recognized Sovereign Countries

2. Travel to 100 or more Countries

3. Travel to 1000 or more Destinations all over the World

4. Visit the World’s 100 Largest Cities

5. Run a 5K in 50 Countries

6. Run a Marathon or Half-Marathon in each 7 Continents

7. Visit all 7 Continents and all 5 Oceans

8. Visit the top 100 ancient cities (10,000 BC to present)

(If you are an active bucket-lister and if you would like, you can share your journey and/or list on The Art of Travel blog, just shoot me a message.)

Click on the hyperlink on any Bucket List to view the entire list and learn more about it.

Bucket Lists

What is a bucket list?

Start with a simple list of what would like to do to make your life more interesting and fun. A bucket list is really about living life and sharing your journey with others. Any thought of doing something that inspires you and makes you feel warm inside is a bucket list worthy item. Now, you just have to write it down.

You can call your bucket list anything, such as:

  • Life List or Life Goals
  • Dream List
  • Travel Goals
  • Achievement List
  • Life’s To Do List
  • Couple Goals or Relationship Goals
  • Experiences To Have List
  • Travel Bucket List

Please feel free to bookmark this resource page and check back often, as I will be actively adding to it and updating this page until this turns into a massive “The Mother of all Bucket List of all Bucket Lists.

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30 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes

1. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

2. Live your life by a compass, not a clock.

3. I have an insane calling to be where I’m not.

4. Traveling is my drug of choice.

5. Travel is the only thing that makes you richer.

6. Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly.

7. Adventures may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.

8. Getting lost (somewhere good) is never a waste of time.

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9. Travel begins at the end of your comfort zone.

10. You should experience being foreign at least once.

11. Let’s go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean.

12. Traveling isn’t always about running away from things, sometimes it is about running into what you truly want.

13. We travel initially to lose ourselves, but we continue to travel to find ourselves.

14. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes. But in having new eyes.

15. If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.

16. 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.

17. Traveling is not something you are good at. It is something you do like breathing.

18. To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.

19. Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out that there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.

20. Travel is like knowledge, the more you see the more you know you haven’t seen.

21. A nomad, I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.

22. We have nothing to lose, and a world to see.

23. The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.

24. Live the life, that people write novels about.

25. Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.

26. I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.

27. All you’ve to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over

28. Travel to fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.

29. Man cannot discover oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

30. I ‘d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.

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57 Paulo Coelho Travel Quotes You Will Love

Most of us are perhaps already familiar with Paulo Coelho and his beloved masterpiece “The Alchemist.” I have always admired Paulo for his deep insights into the human nature. He is one of my favorite authors.

Did you know, all of his books (including The Alchemist) are based on his travels and journeys across the world!?

In this blog, I am going to share 57 of my favorites Paulo Coelho Travel Quotes. I am sure these will inspire your wanderlust.

1. “No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of their own prison.”

2. “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still, we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”

3. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

4. “We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

5. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”

6. “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”

7. “Why people are sad? That’s because they are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”

8. “Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.”

9. “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival because life is the moment we’re living now.”

10. “How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”

11. “Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.”

12. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

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13. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

14. “Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

15. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

16. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

17. “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

18. “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

19. “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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20. “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”

21. “Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

22. “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

23. “Certain things in life simply have to be experienced (and never explained).”
― Paulo Coelho, Maktub

24. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

25. “I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I’m a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other.”
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

26. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”

27. “Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now. She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none.”
― Paulo Coelho, Brida

28. “Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live differently.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

29. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

30. “The universe needs none as it travels through endless time. It is the pure Language of the World.”

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31. “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun–and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. If people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment.”

32. “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.”

33. “Don’t listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people’s failures.”

34. “All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.”

35. “A fall from the [tenth] floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.”

36. “Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don’t know what to do with it.”

37. “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”

38. “There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”

39. “Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown, even when we don’t want to and when we think we don’t need to.”

40. “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”

41. “Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

42. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”

43. “When you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.”
― Paulo Coelho, Aleph

44. “People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.”

 

45. “One day you will wake up and realize there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. So, do them now.”

46. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”

47. “There is a force that wants you to realize your personal legend; it wets your appetite with a taste of success.” 

48. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

49. “If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

50. We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called “the mystery”.

51. “Imagine a new story for your life and start living it.”

52. “Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.”

53. “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.”

54. “Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”

55. “Most people see the world as a threatening place and because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.”

56. “Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.”

57. “We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust swirling and dancing in eddies and whirlpools in infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

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The Route of Santiago in The Alchemist

There are very few stories that echo throughout generations to come. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is a tale of wanderlust, resilience, self-discovery, and finding true love. It is the journey of a young boy named Santiago who has the courage to follow his dreams.

While many of us wait for things to get right before we start traveling, this boy embarks on an epic adventure, beats all odds, and finds his treasure. Are you ready to follow your heart?

“People are capable, at any time in their lives of doing what they dream of.” ~ The Alchemist

The Route Of Santiago Alchemist

Santiago’s journey is not only a spiritual discovery of his potential but also a travel saga. He covers three countries in his wake. He crosses Spain, Morocco, and Egypt to get to his destination.

As it is indeed said, “It is not the destination that matters, but the journey.” Let us now give you a glance of the journey that Santiago takes in The Alchemist.

ANDALUSIA, SPAIN

This young boy gave up a sheltered life of family to become a humble shepherd, just because he wanted to see the world. In a cold night, he lies in an abandoned church, with is sheep. Besides him is a sycamore tree whose significant role reveals at the end.

He is now in a part of Andalusia, guiding his sheep through pastures and finding the water in the warm temperate region. It is in the dilapidated church that he has dreamed of his treasure. Now, he embarks on his journey.

TARIFA, SPAIN

Santiago comes to Tarifa to sell his sheep’s wool. He wants to test his fate. So, he goes to a gypsy fortune teller. She tells him about his dream of treasure near pyramids and asks him to follow it.

The gypsy strikes a deal with him, that if he finds his treasure, he should share it with her.

Another encounter is due to the Old King. Paulo Coelho draws the similarity from High Priest in the Bible to the Old King in the novel.

He has a breastplate which has glittering stones of Urim (good) and Thummim (bad). The king lends him the stones which will guide his path as omens.

TANGIER, MOROCCO

Sadly, the boy’s money gets stolen. He does not have the means to make his journey to the pyramids. So he stays back at the mountain, working for the glass merchant. He saves all the money from work, planning on buying sheep.

After betrayal from the world, he does not want to follow his dream. But when he has enough money to buy sheep, he sees the stones which the King gave him. He again sets forth on his journey from Morocco to Egypt.

THE OASIS

Nobody knows, which Oasis Santiago stays at during his journey. We do know however that the Oasis mentioned here is either in Morocco or in Egypt.

One of the important twist in the story takes place here. Here, Santiago meets the Alchemist who inducts him to the universal language. From here he sets forth with confidence and his next stop awaits another great move.

AL PAYOUM, EGYPT

Finally, when he reaches the land of Pyramids, he meets the love of his life. In this desert, Santiago finds a kindred soul who encourages him to follow his dreams. Despite his heart’s dilemma, he goes ahead on his journey promising to come back.

THE DESERT, EGYPT

On his way to The Pyramids Santiago does something legendary. When he and the Alchemist are in clutches of the kidnappers, the Alchemist promises that the boy can turn himself into the wind.

The universal language now culminates in the boy’s soul. He turns to the wind and communicates with all natural elements.

THE PYRAMIDS, EGYPT

His ultimate destination is the Pyramids. In his dreams, a big Pyramid was his treasure home.

He digs and digs but finds nothing in the sands. When he meets a man, who exchanges Gold for Santiago’s life, then Santiago realizes that his treasure was in the Old ruined church beside the Sycamore tree.

THE OLD RUINED CHURCH 

In the last scene, we see Santiago digging his treasure under the dark blue sky of night. He chides the wind for not telling him the secret. But it was the journey that should matter to all travelers like it did to Santiago.

Do not wait for a fat bank account or winning a lottery. Imagine like a child, and embark on your dream journey. An adventurous journey has transformation power.

Once you begin, everything will start coming together. As it says in the Alchemist, once you set your heart on a particular mission, the whole universe will conspire together to help you achieve what you seek.

Bon Voyage!

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10 Synonymous Words for Travel Lovers

We often run out of words on what to say. It also happens when we talk about travel lovers or want to impress our nomadic friends. Are you tired of using the same old words? If so, today’s fun post is for you. 

Do you know what a person is called who loves to travel? Travel lover. Yes, but we all know that, and besides, that’s two words, not a one word noun.

Words for Travel Lovers

How about “Hodophile”. If you are saying, “what, a hodophile!” Yes, a hodophile is a person who loves to travel. Now, that’s certainly going to grab your friends’ attention next time you talk to them.

Below are the top 10 simple to pronounce words you should start using to enhance your regular travel vocabulary.

These are nothing like out-of-the-tongue kinda words but refreshing synonyms one should add to their day to day vocabulary.

Globetrotter

Do you know anyone who loves to hop between countries? Or anyone who is a hardcore traveler? Anyone who leaves their tiny footprints across the various continents? Globetrotter is what you call them, and Globetrotting is their religion.

Itinerant

Few of us hate staying in one place. We are people of many lands who live to travel. Itinerant is an apt word for travel lovers who have got a gypsy soul.

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Roadie

Many times we say, let’s hit the road! That is exactly what roadies do, but they accompany bands or musicians and travel in a group. In recent time though, the term has become more generalized and biking groups can be also called Roadies.

Rover

Wandering around might get old after a few days, why not use roving around for a change? Become a Rover aka Travel Lover. 🙂

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Wayfarer

“Catch flights, not feelings” is what the quote says, but what about after you get off the plane? Hop on a car, and move to your hotel, then what?

You need to walk around and discover the destination. All travel lovers are wayfarers in a way.

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Vagabond

Nothing is permanent. And this world is massive to just live in a corner. People who make any place their home are in reality the Vagabonds – the daring nomads, adventurers, and travel lovers.

Also, you might have heard this quote from Saint Augustine of Hippo: “The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Solivagant

Traveling alone is empowering. And when you are brave enough to take on the roads yourself you become a Solivagant. Wandering alone is an unadulterated bliss which travel lovers should try once.

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Travel Buff

Wisdom comes from experience and those who are travelers amass knowledge through traveling. That is what makes them the travel-buffs.

Hodophile

You don’t need an explanation for this word. It is as perfect as it comes. Hodophile – the very word for travel lovers. A Hodophile is “One who loves to travel.”

Grey Nomad

In Australia, a retired old man traveling in a motorhome or caravan is named as Grey Nomad. But why just use it in the context of an old man?

Nowadays the travel lovers who live a nomadic life are often called “Grey Nomads.” (They may or may not have grey hairs though, Lol!)

 

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What are some other words for travel lovers? Comment below and we’ll add to this list. We hope this post cheered you and brought you value. If yes, please share it with your globetrotting friends and tell them they are too young to be a grey nomad. (wink)

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50 Best Couple Travel Quotes: Romantic Travel Quotes for Couples

A couple that takes the initiative to travel together embarks on a journey of discovering not only the world but also his/her partner.

Traveling together tests your patience, flexibility, reaction to stress and unknowns, and ultimately pushes your relationship to another level.

Read: Couple Goals Bucket List

In this blog post, we have compiled 50 beautiful and romantic couple travel quotes that will make you want to pick up your bae and catch a flight now!


1) I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world. – Anon

2) A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – John Steinback

3) Home is not where you are from, it is where you belong. Some of us travel the whole world to find it. Others, find it in a person. – Beau Taplin

4) A couple who travel together grow together. – Ahmad Fuadi

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5) Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live? – Walt Whitman

6) It’s wonderful to travel with somebody you love and we never travel anywhere without one another. – Roger Moore

7) Nothing compares to the excitement of exploring every corner of the earth with the person you love most by your side. – Anon

8) We are the luckiest people in the world. How many couples get to travel together and spend quality time like we do? – Lindsey Gormley


9) As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination. – Anon

10) Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we ‘ll go. And here to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you. – Anon

11) Go the distance, couples who travel together are more likely to stay together and feel more connected. – Anon

12) No road is long with good company. – Turkish Proverb

13) Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

14) I get a friend to travel with me, I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. – Leonardo DiCaprio

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15) I don’t want to be tied down to someone. I want to be set free with someone. – Anon

16) A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. – Tim Cahill

17) You can always make money, but you can’t make memories with your love. – Anon

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


19) I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. – Mark Twain

20) When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. – Helen Hayes

21) Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

22) Home is where the heart is, and my heart is wherever I am at the moment. – Lily Leung

23) That is why best trips like best love affairs, never really end. – Pico Iyer

24) It doesn’t matter where you are going, it’s who you have beside you. – Charles Schulz

25) I don’t want to be tied down with someone, I want to be set free with someone. – Anon

26) Date someone who is a home and an adventure all at once. – Anon

27) Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn in it into our own story that will live in our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things. – Anon

28) The goal is to laugh forever with someone you take seriously. – Anon

29) As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination. – Anon

30) I’ve fallen in love with adventures, so I begin to wonder if that’s why I’ve fallen for you. – E. Grin

31) I would not wish any companion in the world but you. – William Shakespeare.

32) Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you. – John Green.

33) You’re the kind of person I want to be with when I want to be alone. – Eleanor & Park

34) Happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new, with someone you love. – Anon

35) Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime. – Ugo Eze

36) Our journey isn’t perfect but it’s ours…and I’ll stick with you till the end. – Anon

37) The best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. – Lewis Carroll

38) Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck. – Anon

39) As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was about to happen. – A. A. Milne

40) Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever. – Anon

41) A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – John Steinbeck

42) Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. – Antoine Desaint-Exupery

43) We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world & the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. – Robert Louis Stevenson

44) Traveling is the best thing any couple (new or old) can do. That’s how we had the idea of the honeymoon. Newly ed couples going to a new place on their own so that all they could have is each other– Salil Jha

45) What we all want in life, to travel, fall in love, and be happy. – Anon

46) Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost together. – Anon

47) You’d be surprised who the love of your life turns out to be. After all, adventure fell in love with lost. – Mary Oliver

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Top 10 Countries Not Enough Americans Visit

There are hidden treasures all around the world waiting to be discovered. We have compiled a list of ten destinations that are often overlooked by American travelers. These places are worth more than they are given credit for. Don’t believe us? Then travel there and see for yourself. 

MYANMAR


Myanmar is still an underrated destination in the eyes of American Travelers. Most travelers opt out of a vacation to Myanmar because of the difficulty in air travel. There are no direct flights to Myanmar from America. You have to take a flight to Hong Kong or Bangkok, and from there another flight to Yangon.

Aside from the long flights, Myanmar is an exotic Asian country where you can enjoy ancient architecture and magical sunsets. The sunset along the Irrawaddy River is a breathtaking sight to witness – and is the focal attraction for tourists in addition to the Temples in Old Bagan.

BELIZE


Belize is not as popular as its neighbor, Mexico, but it has all the same assets. The primary tourist destinations such as Playa del Carmen and Cancun are hotspots that drag the attention away from nearby destinations. The tiny island of Caye Caulker is on par with these well-known cities.

There are enormous mountains here in addition to Belize’s Barrier Reef. On a journey to Belize, those who want to dive can dive, those who want to hike can hike, and those who want to grab a beer can grab an iced cold one.

NORTHERN IRELAND


In the 1990s, the dispute between the IRA (Irish Republic Army) and Loyalists created international disinterest in the country. But now, it is safe for tourists to travel to Northen Ireland again.

Northern Ireland is loaded with history and spectacular countryside sceneries. The best city around is Belfast, which is modern yet it retains the classic Irish rolling hills. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, an impressive staircase created from an earthquake that reaches from cliff to sea.

AUSTRIA


Switzerland takes away all the tourist glory from Austria. That is why most of Austria remains overlooked by American tourists. You know what makes this country special? The Grand Art Nouveau buildings as well as the ornate palaces, which are evidence of the Habsburg Empire.

Wine lovers will think Austria is heaven since it has some of the richest wine cultures in the world. Not just that, but the stunning architecture that inspired Genius musicians such as Mozart and Haydn, attracts art lovers as well as music lovers to this beautiful country.

ECUADOR


Adventure enthusiasts should buckle up for the trip of their lifetime in Ecuador. The neighboring countries, Peru and the Galapagos Islands, lure all the tourists away.

Traveling in Ecuador is cheap. Plus, the Amazon basin offers you adventurous trails, tumultuous waves, and rough roads. Ecuador is inexpensive and a treasure trove of adventure.

TUNISIA


Tunisia has had a bad reputation since its association with Yemen, Libya, Syria, and Jordan. But now it is safe for tourists to travel to this Mediterranean paradise. The balmy beaches coupled with Ottoman Culture makes Tunisia a unique destination.

The historical Old Town of Medina has a rich cultural history. Taste the delicious French-influenced food with the Ottoman touch or hang out in one of the many buzzing cafés.

MALAYSIA


Americans shun Malaysia and opt for Thailand because they think the culture here is mostly Muslim. People mistakingly believe that this means they cannot drink or they must always be covered. In reality, Malaysia is nothing like that. Malaysia is an open-minded country with a lot of exciting things to offer.

The tropical beaches on the South China Sea are lovely places to sunbathe. The UNESCO World Heritage site, Gunung Mulu National Park, is the primary tourist hotspot.

CUBA


Tourism to Cuba opened for Americans in 2015. If you already watched Fate of the Fast and Furious, then you know that Cuba abounds in historic cars.

Those who love cars and racing can’t find any better place than this. You can hang out in any café, nearly all of which have live music. Or why not take a tour of a cigar factory?

CAMBODIA


According to the Lonely Planet, Cambodia has the most coveted destination – Angkor Wat. Yet, fewer tourists are visiting Cambodia than Vietnam or Thailand.  

It is inexpensive to travel to Cambodia, especially for Americans. Aside from the budget travel appeal, there are also many Buddhist and Hindu ruins other than Angkor Wat which are worth a visit. 

PHILLIPPINES


Any water lover will jump at the first opportunity to visit the Phillippines. American travelers will have to spend one day in the air to get here. The long journey discourages many of the tourists.

But once you are here, the accommodation and food costs are minimal. You can land a four-star hotel room at just $50/night, isn’t that surprising? So, pack your bags and head to the Phillippines. You can do anything involving water here, from snorkeling to cruising.

 

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Story of an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine

Sara Arielle Sherman, a 25-year-old U.S. citizen has decided to change her life and became a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine for two years. Did she have any doubts? Fears? Sure, yes. So, what made her make this important decision?

Read her story as she shares her experience from her peace corps volunteering time in Ukraine.

“Despite how difficult it may be, all volunteers succeed in their service.” – Sara A. Sherman 

Why did you decide to become a Peace Corps volunteer?

I wanted to give an international impression of what an American stands for, and provide my help and services to any other community, neighborhood, organization, or individual person in need.

What is your favorite thing about volunteering?

I mainly work with children here in Ukraine, so my personal favorite part about volunteering is making children smile.

Was it difficult for you to decide to change your country of residence and all your lifestyle for over two years?

As it is for most volunteers, yes. However, if you have the heart and giving mentality, a change of place in order to make a difference doesn’t seem that long.

How did your friends and relatives take the news?

Most of my relatives were extremely supportive, and some of them worried about my safety. Keeping in touch with them regularly helps smooth those tensions!

Why did you choose Ukraine as your destination?

Back in America, I kept up with Ukraine and their current situation in the news. To see the pride and love that the people have for their country is inspiring. I wanted to be a part of the change that Ukraine is undergoing now.

What do you like the most about Ukraine?

The locals here have welcomed me with open arms. So willing to care, support and love me – I have felt as if I was home the whole time.

What is different from what you expected?

I can’t clearly pinpoint what I expected to see here in Ukraine because I wanted to come in with an open mind and heart. However, the overwhelming pride and dedication to volunteer or serve their country even if it is from their own homes.

Is there something that surprised or even shocked you?

I was aware of the history of Ukraine and it being that war has affected almost every family in Ukraine. I understood what they went through in history and how it affected the lives of their children and their children’s children.

However, seeing it in person on the rainy Victory Day this year – the extensive line of men, women, and children all holding flowers to lay on the war memorial stone in the center, most of them crying, most of them elderly, was such an impact to see the effects of the war-torn country.

I was moved by the amount of love and care the people had for each other.

What would you say to people, who are thinking about becoming volunteers?

Peace Corps has always put an emphasis on resilience. The key is, no matter the struggle or hardships you experience, the reward will always turn around to be greater.

The act of resilience – despite how difficult it may be, will allow any volunteer to succeed in their service, and end up making a difference in someone’s life. I would not have chosen another way to live my life at this moment.

If this example encouraged some of our readers to also make the important decision to become a volunteer and see the world while making a difference, check out our Travel Resources page for opportunities to volunteer abroad.

 

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Darjeeling Travel: Tales From City of Hills (Part 2)

The Darjeeling hill station story continues in this next chapter of Darjeeling travel diary. The City of Hills is a hidden paradise full of natural beauty and serenity all around.

I could not sleep the first night because I had luggage to look after. But still, I was refreshed and all set to hit the road. Taxis were waiting in the parking lot of the station. You can simply go up to the drivers and ask around for one who is going to your location.

SILIGURI TO DARJEELING

I choose a guy who was decent looking but Ohh Boy! It took him about an hour to fill up the taxi. Then we finally started the long awaited journey. We drove through Military bases and it was unlike any experience I ever had.

  On my way to the Military Base near Darjeeling

ROADS OF THE HILLS

After driving through the military base, we started our ascent. I had never seen how a city on the hill looks. But once we started ascending, the sight was just “wow.” In the picture below you can see the road that we used to climb higher and higher into the hills.

Roads cut on Hills”

Just at the middle of the mountain we stopped and had breakfast. This was the first time I got a look at the wooden houses which are popular in Hill stations. The little Dhaba (hotel) where we had our breakfast in is in the picture below. Isn’t it cute?

A Cute Little Dhaba

After breakfast, we ascended again, and reached, 6,700 ft above the ground level. The town of Darjeeling is dolled up for everyone to see, there are flower pots decorated in each and every house. Nothing looks prettier than the wooden houses adorned with varieties of flowers. I had kept my GPS on, so when I reached my hotel, I asked my driver to drop me there.

All the taxis head to the Chowrastha or the Market area. But you can ask the driver to drop you at your hotel if it is on the way. After hours of sitting in a jam-packed car, it was hard for me to carry my luggage and climb to my hotel. That is when I learned the first lesson of Hill Station tourism: you have to climb a lot.

Climbing is like walking here. And those who don’t have strong legs will get toned legs if they live here for a month.

 

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THE COMFY HOMESTAY

I stayed at a homestay which I booked online. It was only my second online booking, so I had some doubts. But once I took a look at the hotel my hopes sunk. It wasn’t like I was expecting a 5-star, but I thought at least, no harm in looking for a hotel, right?

I was told to wait, as my room wasn’t ready yet. Then walked in the owner, and I was struck by her beauty. Shoyeta introduced herself and asked if I would care for some coffee. My hopes were dashed, but a coffee sounded heavenly.

A Hot Cup of Darjeeling Coffee

As soon as I said yes to the coffee, the receptionist showed me to my room. And Oh-boy! I was totally wrong. My room gave me a spectacular view of the mountain ranges, and it was more than comfy. The tiny coffee mugs, with all the Sikkimese prints, looked beautiful.

SPINNING CYLINDERS AT DALI

Day one in Darjeeling was uneventful by far, except the lucky room I got. In the afternoon though, I couldn’t sit still. I headed to the nearby Monastery – Dali. It was just a 5-minute walk from my hotel. At the time I visited, about 3:30 pm, there were no tourists around to block the views or photo bomb my pictures.

The High Flag of Dali

Dali was empty, except for the massive furry giants moving everywhere. The dogs here may look scary, but they are harmless. I roamed free in the monastery, and also went to the prayer room. There was an old lady there who was adorable; she let me spin the giant cylinders in the room.

On my way back, I sat in the coffee shop at the monastery. The coffee was from a coffee machine- nothing fancy. However, you get to sit in the open and have a stunning view of the Darjeeling town. After my coffee, I headed back from the Monastery.

My next stop was the Chowrastha market. Even though it is summer in India, Darjeeling is unpredictable. One moment it will be all sunny and the next you see clouds rolling in. If you are a tourist, you can get confused on where to go. I followed a girl, who shared a taxi with me. She led me to the old market, where you can get cheap woolens, cheaper outfits, and the cheapest umbrellas.

Quick tip: If you are traveling to this part of India, do buy one of these because, in Darjeeling, you can get very cold at night. Plus, your clothes won’t dry easily in a cold weather, and it rains here frequently.

JAMMING WITH A STRANGER

After a whole lot of buying, haggling, and burning a hole in my pocket, I got back to my Homestay. Once I cozied myself up with an oversized sweater (which I had bought that day for my Paa), I flipped through a book of mine – “Mrs. Funnybones.”

I couldn’t concentrate because I heard someone playing guitar. I tiptoed to the reception desk, and there he was the receptionist Amrit. He asked me to join him, and then when I made myself comfortable on the sofa, we both started hitting notes together.

I felt over-the-top happy because it was the first time in my life where I was in a strange place, with a complete stranger. Still, never in my life had I felt so free. Our jamming session came to an end when his little angel daughter popped in and asked to go to bed. That was when we bade our goodbyes. But we promised to make a video of us jamming the next day.

The Jamming Session with Amrit

I had to sleep early because the next day was going to be interesting. I was going to see the best scenery of Darjeeling, the sunrise at the Tiger Hills! I quickly filled my stomach with chicken and rice and turned off my bed lamp. The next day was going to be epic….wait for it… Dear Dairy!

Read the first installment of my Darjeeling Travel Diary (Day 1 & Day 2). Trip reports and stories from The City of Hills.

 

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Darjeeling Travel: Tales From City of Hills (Part 1)

My hometown (in Odisha, India) is not just an ordinary town, I wish it were Darjeeling but no, it has to be the town with the highest temperature in the summer. In winter you can get frostbite, in summer you can get sunstroke. Talk about the weather (lol). What can you expect at 50 degrees Celsius?

What can you expect at 50 degrees Celsius? So, this summer I planned to go to a hill station I hadn’t been before. My first choice was Kodaikanal and Ooty, which are in South India. But after scratching those options, I finally went straight to the City of Hills – Darjeeling!

DARJEELING TRAVEL DIARY

My journey started on April 27th. To say the first day of the journey was uneventful would be a big mistake. You know what happened? I had booked my tickets way ahead of time (over two months). I booked lower berths so that I could sleep well. But traveling alone in India makes people think you are helpless.

A guy who had not got his ticket confirmed asked me to change my seat and go to the upper berth. It was so annoying, yet I patiently said: “No, thanks”. He started blowing his bad breath voice louder and louder in my ears and then it started getting on my nerves. It was in the evening around 7 pm when he brought in the railway police and tried taking away my seat. But thank goodness, the Railway Police told him to grow a brain because I already had a confirmed ticket.

GIRLS FIGHT BACK

Later that night, he again picked a quarrel. Now, I was already at my breaking point. I was done being the decent girl, who was quiet as he kept misbehaving with me. I was so done with him now. As he started to quarrel, he was also getting back retorts from me.

The quarrel became so severe that the Railway police came in and helped us cool down. That guy even threatened me, so the Police stayed up all night beside me to ensure I was okay. Now, that is a benefit of being a woman in India. The police were so helpful to me. Four of them stayed close to me so that I wouldn’t face any problems.

The first night of my journey and I was already about to smash someones’ head! But the next day was so much better.

FIRST STOP: HOWRAH

I did not have a direct train to my destination. But you should know that no Hill station in India has direct trains. You need to go to the destination using a shared taxi. The next morning, April 28th, I arrived at Howrah. The weather was “oppressive.” Thankfully, my train was at 11 am, so as soon as I boarded the train, I was all good.

My first step into my compartment and I was like “Whaaaaa!?” It was full of guys, and by guys I mean a whole lot of testosterone in one place makes me uncomfortable. I went straight to my seat, and it was occupied by a gang of rowdy looking North Eastern guys.

But when I said to them it was my seat, and I needed sleep because I had a rough night they were very understanding! Even though they were a lot in number, they agreed to give me my seat and sit uncomfortably.

 

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NO SLEEP (TRAIN WAS FUN)

I wanted to sleep but I really couldn’t! Why? Because the train in which I booked my ticket was not a train but a running Super Market. All kinds of Vendors came, they sold sarees, t-shirts, watches, blankets and all kinds of food, especially the Macher Jhol (fish curry) and rice.

When I was done trying to sleep, I woke up and all the guys were giggling in front of me. They started our conversation talking about anything and everything. Our major fun started when a vendor came by. He sold water bottles and before he came near our seats he would give us an imaginary phone call and said: “Hello, Hello!” When we all started giggling, he would come nearer and sell water in all kinds of voices “Pani, PANI, Pani.” All the “Pani” were different, one shrill, one loud, one in a low bass and one falsetto.

These guys were so much fun that I didn’t even have to put on my “ tourist mask.” We laughed we talked and even shared “Paan” – the authentic beetle leaf of India. Soon came the Bridge which is built over the Padma River. I even made a video of it, you can see it on The Art of Travel Youtube Channel.

Bridge over the Padma River

MAKE FRIENDS WHEN TRAVELING

As dinner time came closer, all my packed food was exhausted. Do not blame me, I am a hardcore eater, and I eat when I am bored. So, when one of the guys saw me whining in hunger, he offered me a packet of his snacks. I know, I know, we shouldn’t eat what a stranger offers. But I was so hungry I didn’t give a thought. It was like “do or die”.

These awesome fellow passengers were too adorable for words. One offered to buy me a saree, the other tried to buy me a watch, and the other one was wise and bought me a “Paan.” All in all, my second day of traveling was eventful and fun! You rarely meet such guys in India, but I guess, I was lucky that I did.

THE CITY OF HILL

When my destination arrived, that is Siliguri aka the NJP Station, I didn’t want to leave, but adventure called. Once in the station, I had to find the resting rooms. I had to take a morning taxi to Darjeeling, as nobody drives to Darjeeling from Siliguri at night. That is why I had booked resting rooms online at the NJP Station.

New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri Railway Station

The Railway Police here are helpful and they guided me to the rooms. After two tiring days of travel, I wanted a clean bed. That is exactly what I got. The room was clean, the bed made, clean sheets and the adjoining bathroom was also in good condition.

I breathed a sigh of relief as my head hit the pillow. The next morning when I would see the Hills of my dreams was yet to come. Darjeeling, here I come!

Read next: Darjeeling Travel Diary (Day 3 & Day 4). Trip reports and stories from the City of Hills.

 

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Be Bold For Solo Travel: International Women’s Day

Be Bold For Change (#beboldforchange) was the motto of the 106th International Women’s Day 2017. Even after a century of celebrating this day of women empowerment, gender equality is a still a far-off thing in today’s society.

Instead of waiting for the change to happen on its own, let all the women change for themselves. Come out of your shells and comfort zones, and break the stereotype. There is no better way for a woman to realize her power than traveling solo.

This Women’s Day – be bold enough to travel on your own; go traveling solo! To all those adventurous ladies who have already traveled solo, kudos to you!

Be Bold For Solo Travel

There are a lot of hardships that come your way when you decide to travel alone; maybe it is the concerns of your loved ones or the fear of the unknown. As a woman, we have to deal with a lot of issues (and internal chatter) before embarking on a solo trip.

Here are the top 8 concerns woman face and how to overcome the resistance.

Concerns From Loved Ones


When you want to spread your wings, sometimes they get tied down by the concerns of your parents. Their concern (even though annoying) is explainable and mostly reasonable. With the increase in violence towards women in all spheres, it is only fair that parents get concerned for their daughters traveling alone.

But once you make the decision to travel solo, take your time and explain to your parents. They will surely understand, once you put your plans before them and promise to contact them regularly.

Male Oglers

There is no shutter to the eyes of a male, and even if there were one, they would still stare. When you travel to a new country, it is common for women to get male glances.

That is why before traveling to your destination, do extensive research. Read about the culture and traditions so you can dress in an appropriate way. It is okay to wear shorts and a tank top, wandering around the Parisian Lanes.

But in some places (for example in India or a Muslim country) it is not a good idea to attract unwanted attention to yourself. Even if you see some locals wearing modern western clothing, it is not a bad idea to keep a low profile.

Wherever you travel, always make sure to check first what the local custom and cultures regarding clothing are and pack accordingly. You don’t have to be boring. You can still travel in style as well as comfort without attracting unwanted male attention. Here is a hint: try ethnic clothes. 

Get Over the Pitying


In many places around the world, people think traveling alone is pitiful. They label you as a “sad old soul” who needs a partner to settle down. But women who travel alone know well that the road can be the best partner, and new experiences keep you in good company.

It is not impossible to have a family and travel; you can do both if you have enough patience to balance both. Do not feel sorry for yourself or lonely, and when you feel so, think about why you traveled in the first place. It is easy to use just a patient smile and calm voice to let the people know that you don’t care what they think, but you care about what you want.

Periods When Traveling


Traveling is fun, but the change of weather can mess with your menstrual cycle. You cannot enjoy a beach day with cramps annoying you. And if you are enjoying an African Jungle Safari, then God save you! (Please pack some painkillers, just in case.)

Read: How to Travel like a Pro during Periods

In many countries, there are less than safe and unhygienic conditions. Sometimes you have only a bucket of cold water to deal with your problem. In those troublesome times too, we women do not give up. Though it is better that you plan your trips on dates when you are likely period-free, so you can have fun to the fullest.

 

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Kickass In A New Territory


Solo women travelers are easy targets for desperate men. In countries where men have a chauvinistic mindset, they do not think before pouncing. If you are a beginner, it is better if you avoid dangerous countries like Yemen. In many of the developing countries too, you come across many instances where solo female travelers get abused. Research well, plan and prepare.

Do your research on your destination and rate it on a scale of safety. And if it is above 6/10 then it is okay to take the risk. Once at your destination, put your game face on (reserve a smile for the friendly ones).

A self-defense program comes in handy in case you need to kick ass when the situation arises. Carry weapons for safety with you, like pepper sprays and a penknife just to take your opponent by surprise. And above all look confident even though you are shaking in your boots!

Pack To Look Pretty


After reading this, you must surely want to explore the wild and badass side of your personality. But the biggest superpower of a female traveler is the ability to pack less and travel more. Girls, we know you love to look beautiful. But sometimes blending comfort and beauty is an excellent thing.

A couple of t-shirts, jeans or shorts, jackets, boots and a dress or two is more than enough for your travel wardrobe. Make sure all the combinations work together, so you do not repeat an outfit in your pictures.

Remember there is always that one lovely dress and accessories you buy on your trip to take back home. So, leave some room for them in your luggage as well. Also, do not forget your essential toiletries. You need not carry your makeup kit with you: a Gloss and Kajal will do the trick.

Get Wild and Have Fun


Are you bold enough for a transformative change? If yes, then make your decision and get wild. Traveling alone can get lonely at times and if you meet someone who sets the sparks going, why jinx it by not being prepared?

Please only engage in safe sex. Make sure you put the rubber on and do not forget to take your pills. These small steps give you relief from bigger troubles like STDs and unwanted pregnancy. If you are brave enough to embark on a solo trip, you are brave and matured enough to say “No” if you are not interested. Do the right thing.

Make New Friends


Whether you believe it or not, there are plenty of places around the world where a traveler gets treated like a celebrity. In many places, it is actually easy to make friends; be it an Airbnb or a hostel or a resort. On your way, you meet fellow female travelers. The bond you share becomes stronger when you share your journey and experiences.

This International Women’s Day, add your story to the collection of stories about brave women making bold decisions. Do something and share your stories that will inspire other girls to explore the world on their own.

International Women’s Day

Below are some of the events in March:

1) International Women’s Day Fun Run, Brisbane on March 5th
2) SHEfights – An all-female Muay Thai event in Toronto on March 11th
3) Water for People (a free event in Washington D.C.) on March 8th
4) International Women’s Day Walk in Zurich on March 8th
5) WOW (Women of the World) Festival in London on March 7th

All events focus on the motto of this year’s International Women’s Day: Be Bold For Change! And, one of the best ways to initiate a transformative change is “by traveling”.

 

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