20 Safe Travel Quotes

Here are some of the best safe travel quotes to help you get going on your journey.

These quotes remind us to be careful, but to also take a leap of faith. They are safe journey wishes that will help you to get out of your comfort zone.

Each written quote comes with an image and the words on it so that you can easily pin or save them, and my thoughts and interpretation are added as well.

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1. A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

Quote by Jean de la Fontaine

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

What Jean de La Fontaine is trying to say here, is that we try to avoid certain things, situations, and people by taking a different road in life. Just to find ourselves getting exactly there where we didn’t plan to.

This quote reminds us that sometimes you have to let go of trying to control your destiny too much. Yes, it’s important to be safe, to travel with danger in mind, but at the same time, we ought to live a bit and take sensible decisions when we are out there.

2. Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers…

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Cesare Pavese
Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Traveling isn’t always comfortable, that’s not the reason why we travel anyway. We travel to see the world, to live again and to have some profound experiences.

We put ourselves out there and swim like fish in the river. Forget your worries, just let’s go and enjoy a good trip!

3. Take only memories, leave only footprints.

Quote by Chief Seattle

Take only memories, leave only footprints.

It’s a wonderful quote reminding us to respect other places and cultures. Memories are priceless and while we are out there we make dear friends, but we should always take care to not damage or leave our junk behind.

Cherry the sweet memories later on and harm no one. Next time you are enjoying a relaxing vacation, remember these words.

4. A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for.

Quote by John A. Shedd

A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are build for

Yes, ships are built to take on the rough sea and to take people and things from A to B in a safe manner. The seas and oceans are definitely difficult to navigate, yet nonetheless they take the journey.

Perhaps you can see yourself moving out of harbor and enjoying a wonderful trip. All that without having to worry and feeling fear. Take it a step at a time. I guarantee you that it can only get easier.

Visualize a safe flight, boat ride, road trip, etc. before you take on your trip. Your consciousness will shift towards a secure and more relaxed mind set during your trip. Subsequent trips will be easier!

Years of struggle to travel fearlessly, can be turned into optimistic years of exploration and fulfillment!

5. The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Quote by Samuel Johnson

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Yes we are dreamers, but occasionally, we need to think more realistically.

The movie “The Beach” took on the topic of dream destination and safety really well. In the movie, young people discover this perfect island in the pacific, a real paradise.

Soon, however, after countless beach parties, reality sets in when one of their teammates is attacked by a shark and the drug mafia is trying to get rid of them and their doings on the island.

So, yes, I believe that we have a right to travel, but we should be smart when we do that.

Don’t blindly trust people, not everybody is good people. When something is too good to be true, it is that. Use the internet to stay updated to avoid getting scammed.

6. Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence

Whichever path you take, and it might be a long one or a short one, make it all yours. Learn to enjoy your trip, don’t think of what could go wrong. Just be yourself for once.

Yes, we should make sure to stay harp, but the reason we travel is to also discover the world in the way we see fit.

If you are new to traveling the world, try to start out with a simple destination. A place that you can relate too and a destination which excites you.

This will help you to get into the flow of traveling, and experience will make you an expert in time.

7. A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

Quote by Moslih Eddin Saadi

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

Try the following exercise: Go into a park or find a place where you can sit and watch the people around you.

You will notice families, couples, children playing, and you will also notice the way people move, talk and roam about.

Then think about yourself, how you appear to others. Is there a difference on how you walk around at home VS in a new destination? Most probably yes.

At home, we are certain, walk straight ahead and in confidence. On a holiday or when we travel, we may appear like someone who’s looking for something. We look around and appear less sure of ourselves.

When you are in a new place, try to be conscious of how you appear to others. Hawkers and scammers look out for people who seem to be unsure and who appear lost. This knowledge and experience, in time, will make you less of a victim in foreign places.

In time, you will have an antenna, and you will be able to smell scammers from afar when traveling.

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

Quote by Andre Gide

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

This quote is a bit like the quote No. 4 from John A. Shedd.

You have to go out there to see the world. You need to take some risks or else you will be never able to grow!

Trying to keep yourself and your loved ones always in a safe, same environment, will backfire in time. How else are you and them suppose to learn and develop further?

9. Do the difficult things while they are easy…

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Take it a step at a time. This also applies for travel, not just your life in general. A good traveler knows when something is too much, and overwhelming.

That’s when you should just take it slow and reconsider your plans, take it a step at a time.

This quote also reminds us that things are at times easier when we are younger because we are fearless in those younger years. That’s why traveling with children is so beneficial because kids learn early on to deal with the world around them.

10. 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.

Quote by Rosalia de Castro

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.

Too much worrying when traveling can be paralyzing. If you are the type who tends to overthink things, then this is your quote.

Put yourself out there! Doing so will act like a therapy to help you live your life easier again.

There is nothing as freeing as to just get up one day and decide to travel to a new destination on that same day. It’s exhilarating and I wish you all that life had to offer. You just have to dare!

11. Run from what’s comfortable…

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.

Rumi
Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.

Take it from Rumi, a Persian Philosopher and Poet who lived some 700 years ago. No matter how much you try to control your life, it just won’t work.

It’s much easier to go with the flow, to dare do things and getting out there. Leave your safe harbor, get out of your routine, have a blast, let your soul wander our earth.

Yes, there will be potholes and that’s ok. We have to fall and get up again and each time we learn something out of it again, just like a toddler who’s learning to walk.

12. Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Quote by Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

When we are in our normal lives, we tend to feel great, perhaps even bold about the place we take in this world.

Yet, if you have ever taken a flight in an international airport, you will know that feeling that may overcome you when you hear all those languages, and see all the people that come together in one place, from all over the world.

It is truly humbling in my opinion, and I start to feel silly about myself.

To feel humble is a good thing. It puts you back in place and reminds you to pop that bubble. That’s why traveling can be such an eye-opening experience.

13. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

Quote by Henry David Thoreau

13. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

Life is not always a 100 percent transparent. Walking day and night is the natural norm.

And so, it also goes with travel.

There is nothing like a blueprint of a destination because things and people always move and change. Nothing is always the same.

So, we can follow a guide, but to successfully get around we will need to leap into the dark. That’s the last bit of the mystery. The thing that you couldn’t have guessed when you got to this new place because you have to experience it on your own.

Imagine you get to a strange town on a road trip and everything is close, but you are hungry. You didn’t expect that to happen. We experienced something like this when we traveled Styria because food places over there open after 3 pm.

14. Life is a great adventure … accept it in such a spirit.

Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Life is a great adventure … accept it in such a spirit.

Teddy, as he was called affectionately, was a wise man.

The world has so much to offer and there will always be ups and downs. What would the ups feel like without downs? How can we appreciate home if we have not seen the world?

With all that in mind, you can still enjoy a safe trip.

15. May the road rise up to meet you…

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

If you know someone dear to you, who’s planning a longer trip, then this Irish Blessing is for you to keep.

Wish them a save journey, good luck, bon voyage with all your heart. This may be your son or daughter, your mother or parents or a dear friend.

It will help you and keep them save in your heart.

16. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Quote by Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

That quote is the essence of all travel quotes.

Whatever you do, wherever you go, travel to a place with an open heart.

You will attract not only a better experience for yourself, but also radiate your energy and vibes to others that you meet on your journey.

An honest smile and an enjoyable trip go hand in hand.

17. Adventure is worthwhile.

Quote by Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.

Do you know why a daring adventure is worthwhile?

Because, it makes you feel alive again!

It doesn’t matter your age or where you come from, we humans inherently love adventure because our minds are stimulated, and we get to see and experience something new and exciting.

Secret destinations and not that well reported places feel like a huge adventure. Just taking a boat ride down a river can conjure that feeling of adventure.

18. I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

Travel in itself can be a hobby. You do it to get from A to B but to move about and see, feel the world.

It makes you feel alive again.

If you have been feeling depressed or heavy, I recommend a short trip somewhere.

When I didn’t feel well, I did that, and it helped me to cope and to feel better about myself. It doesn’t have to be far, just going out to another part of town or your district is already a gigantic start and a step taken in the right direction.

19. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

Quote by John Muir

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

There is something about playing as a kid in the outdoors, coming back with dirt under the finger nails. It helps you to feel connected to the world.

We tend to forget about this when we grow older. Dirt roads can be so freeing!

It’s ok to walk down a muddy path in a forest, there is no reason why you should feel embarrassed. The earth, air, and water and all the plants and beings in this world are part of our existence.

And you need to let go and live again…

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