(Updated 1/31/20) These travel planning quotes are meant to calm you. And inspire you! When preparing for a trip, everything can seem overwhelming. If you’re learning to travel solo–and sometimes even if you’re experienced–the process can be daunting.
TravelSmart Woman was launched to help you overcome doubts, gain confidence, and make the leap into solo travel. For those of us who were raised in the 60s or 70s, we may still wonder about the stigma of going alone.
Good news! Solo travel is one of the top travel trends, especially for women. Read “Solo Travel Statistics: Are You Ready to Join the Numbers?” to learn how more and more people are deciding to see the world on their own terms.
There are lots of ways to travel solo–no one is expecting you to leave home tomorrow with a rucksack holding a toothbrush and change of underwear. (Unless you want to, that is…) I’m not incredibly bold, but my wish to see the world overcomes my shyness.
We’ll find a way for you to see the world, too!
Here’s a travel planning quote to get you started!
Why a travel planning quote, you ask? Because so many would-be solos get stuck on this step. They don’t know how to begin, so they get discouraged, and just stop. But when we chunk it down, planning becomes less intimidating. And each time it gets a little easier. I daresay, it starts to become fun to design a trip the way YOU want it.
Will there be mishaps? For sure!
Let me be completely honest: Travel is never 100% smooth. Never. Along the way, we forget to pack something; lose our way; eat something we shouldn’t have; develop a blister; or miss a connection. Some things we can prevent, others are out of our control. Travel planning can only do so much…
Believe me when I say these unexpected situations can turn out to be our best memories. Forgot to bring toothpaste? Great! Now you can find a market or pharmacy and try the local brand. (I found one in France that I loved so much, I brought six tubes home!)
Lost? Step into a shop or bar and ask for directions. While you’re at it, ask where for their favorite restaurant. Bad street food? You’re covered, because you brought your own remedies.
Ready to start? Great!
There is no need to dive in head first. Use these travel planning quotes to begin. Give yourself time to wrap your head around the idea of solo travel. Think about what’s holding you back. What information do you need? What can you learn about traveling alone? How can you become comfortable with it? Make a list. Search this website for articles. Google.
You’ll get there. I got there, and so have many others. Remember: If I can do it, so can you! (Read my story.) Email me if you’d like to know more about an aspect of solo travel.
Here are some blog posts to help you begin to learn the basics of travel planning: