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Ultimate top 10 inspirational travel quotes for women by women

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Ultimate top 10 inspirational travel quotes for women by women

If you’re a female traveller looking for inspiration or a little extra motivation to hit the road this post is DEFINITELY for you! Here are the ultimate top 10 inspirational travel quotes for women by women.

Let’s go girls! 😉


1) “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” ― Maya Angelou, American Poet

Mel doing the Porto Bridge climb playfully doing bicep curls as a celebration of getting to the top of the bridge with the quote: “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass" by Maya Angelou the American Poet across the top of the picture

2) “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States

Mel with her arms out in excitement in front of the Grand Canyon with the quote “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” by Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States

3) “Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell.” ― Libba Bray, American Writer

Mel with her back to the camera looking out towards Angkor Watt at sunrise with the quote: "Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell." by Libba Bray

4) “A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” ― Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss Explorer

Mel walking down a wooden walkway with wooden sea houses in the background on an island in Cambodia with the quote: “A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” by Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss Explorer at the top

5) “Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” ― Holly Morris, American Author

Mel looking back at the camera at the top of the Snowdon Summit with lakes and peaks in the background with the quote: “Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” by Holly Morris, American Author at the top

6) “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” ― Kate Douglas Wiggin, American Educator and Author

Mel on a blue boat looking out at the sunset in Cambodia with the quote: “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” by Kate Douglas Wiggin, American Educator and Author at the top

7) “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, American Historian

Mel on top of a sand dune with her legs crossed in the Dubai desert with the quote: “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” by Mary Ritter Beard, American Historian

8) “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” ― Anita Septimus, Psychotherapist

Mel smiling in front of Conwy harbour town in Wales on a sunny day with the quote: “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” by Anita Septimus, Psychotherapist

9) “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey, American Media Executive, Actress, Talk Show Host, Television Producer and Philanthropist

Mel looking over her shoulder on a boat in front of Halong Bay in Vietnam wearing a blue dress with the quote: "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." by Oprah Winfrey, American Media Executive, Actress, Talk Show Host, Television Producer and Philanthropist at the top

10) “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver, American Poet

Mel with her arms out in front of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland from behind with the quote: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" by Mary Oliver, American Poet

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Which of these inspirational travel quotes for women are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below! 😊

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Hi, I’m Mel! The adventure-seeking vegan travel blogger behind Footsteps on the Globe. On this blog you'll find my latest adventures, travel inspiration as well as tips and tricks on how to be vegan around the world. You don’t have to give up being vegan to follow your travel dreams and I’m here to show you how!