35 Timeless Safe Travel Quotes for Reassurance On the Road

Looking for some reassuring safe travel quotes? Here are 35 of the best out there. Check them out!


I hope you get value from the safe travel quotes in this post!

My mum worries about me a lot when I travel.

And I don’t blame her!

I mean, I just spent 10 months or so in Australia.

If I wasn’t dodging wildfires and floods, I was getting far too close for comfort to deadly snakes…

Honestly, though, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world. There’s potential danger lurking everywhere.

Scary, right?

But don’t worry! The good news is that you’ll be totally fine 99% of the time. Almost everybody who goes travelling comes away unscathed.

To quell any lingering concerns a little more, though, I’ve put together a bunch of safe travel quotes.

Seeking reassurance about your safety (or someone else’s) when travelling?

Keep reading for a selection of timeless quotes about safe travel!


This lyric seemed a good way to start off these safe journey quotes!

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Here we go, then- a whole host of the best safe journey quotes and sayings I could find.


“Safe Travels, Don’t Die, Don’t Die”

— Lisa Hannigan (from ‘Safe Travels’)

This one’s from a song I first heard when hitch hiking in New Zealand. It was almost funny listening to it in the car of a total stranger, with all the hitch hiking horror stories ringing in my ears.

Now I sing it to myself whenever I hit the road. It seems like just the sort of song my mum would sing to me!


“The world is waiting for you. Good Luck. Travel Safe. Go!”

— Phil Keoghan

In reality, nothing more needs to be said.

Travelling can be dangerous, but so can staying at home. We never know what lurks around the corner. All you can ever do is step forth boldly and embrace whatever comes your way.


“And the purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

— Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1: 1884-1933

I love this travel quote.

It speaks to everything I wasn’t from life- to lean into fear and create incredible memories in the process.


“A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

— John A. Shedd

It’s tempting to wrap yourself in cotton wool and do everything possible to avoid coming into harm.

But where there’s risk, there’s reward. An over-sheltered life stops you getting the most from it. You feel unfulfilled as a result.

Travelling is a great way to shed yourself of that predicament.


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

— Mark Twain

This Mark Twain quote shares many of the same ideas.

Safety Shmafety. Wrapping yourself in cotton wool is never going to get you an adventure.

What you sacrifice by prioritizing safety over everything else isn’t worth it.

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A funny safe travel quote to lighten things up a bit!


“The more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe. Eat cake.”

— Unknown

Who doesn’t love another excuse to eat more cake? 😉


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

— Paulo Coelho

Travelling is a big deal! It takes courage to hit the road and risk encountering the demons in the dark.

Thankfully, the rewards far outweigh the costs.

Here’s more about the advantages and disadvantages of travel.


“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

Rumi will forever be an amazing source of quotes.

I love this one. It’s inspiring- it speaks of letting loose, not giving a toss, and taking a leap of faith in spite of any concerns you have.


“Distance means so little when someone means so much.”

— Unknown

People tend to worry less about the safety of those they don’t care about!

The worry and concern you or a loved one is experiencing is a product of love and affection.


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

— Gustave Flaubert

Humility is one of travel’s greatest gifts. Earning the prize is well worth the risk of stepping out into the world.


Trust in the world to keep you safe! Most of the time it’ll be on your side.


“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”

— Roman Payne

The world has a habit of seeming more dangerous than it actually is.

For worried loved ones out there, travelling isn’t half as scary as it might appear to be!


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

— Helen Keller

Adventures rely upon an element of risk, uncertainty, and danger.

They’re defining features of it. Without them, the experience of travel is far less valuable.


“Everything will be alright in the end so if it is not alright it is not the end.”

— Deborah Moggach

One way or another, almost everything works itself out!

Coming into harm’s way when you’re on the road might not be fun. You might get hurt, sick, or upset, but you’ll come through it.


“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”

— J. M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

Of course, believing you’ll be safe won’t always make it so.

Nobody knows what’s in store for them!

But having faith that you’re on the right path, in spite of the risks involved, may be enough to keep you out of trouble. Ironically, bad things can be more likely to occur when you’re overly scared.


“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”

— Babs Hoffman

Don’t dwell too much on the dangers involved. Everywhere in the world, including your home, can be dangerous.

Focus on them too strongly and your travels will start to seem too perilous. You’ll be unable to enjoy the ride.


I don’t know who said this safe trip quote, but I like it! Beat back the ghosts of insecurity in your coming travels.


“Remember that true contentment comes from stepping out into the unknown and beating back the ghosts of insecurity.”

— Unknown

Humans are geared towards safety and security. It’s a matter of survival!

On the other side of fear lies reward, though. Taking a gamble and entering anything uncertain, such as travel, is well worth it.


“May angels fly with you wherever you roam and guide you back safely to family and home.”

— Traditional Irish blessing

Of the safe travel wishes that I’ve come across, this is one of the loveliest! It’d make an awesome message to give to someone about to hit the road.


“But he’d learned long ago that a life lived without risks pretty much wasn’t worth living.”

— Tamera Alexander

Just hammering this point home…

A level of risk isn’t a bad thing! In manageable doses, it’s exactly what’ll make life worthwhile.

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“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

— Anthony Bourdain

There’s power in struggle and suffering.

Going backpacking, hitting the road, exploring foreign shores and new horizons will be tough. And, as Bourdain puts it, that isn’t always a bad thing.


“I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.”

— Anthony Bourdain

I love this Bourdain quote too.

It’s tempting to plan travel out to a fine tee.

People try and avoid uncertainty and potential problems at all costs! But, in doing so, they limit themselves and the potential joy of their trip.

Leaving space for unsafety is important for maximizing the rewards of travel.


Try not to worry too much about the potential travel safety concerns. It can distract from the experience.


“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

— Confucius

Constant worry and concern will actively detract from your experience of the road.

Being reminded of the dangers out there isn’t always helpful. It’s distracting, and makes it harder to ‘go with all your heart’.

It’s not about ignoring the danger, but having enough space from them to say ‘I’m okay with that’.


“What you have to decide… is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So don’t be afraid. Be alive.”

— Sarah Dessen

What if today was your last day on earth? That thought alone might be enough to shake someone from their unwillingness to risk their personal safety.

Sometimes jumping off a cliff is the lesser of two evils.


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

— Lao Tzu

This is another classic travel quote that you might have come across elsewhere (here are all my other travel quotes posts!).

It speaks of where your focus should lie when you’re on the road.

It’s about going with the flow, crossing bridges when you arrive at them, and embracing whatever comes your way.


“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.”

— Penelope Riley

I’m not sure you should ever actively seek out danger when you’re travelling.

But avoiding it at all costs is definitely to your detriment.

As Riley puts it in this quote, the errors or judgment and all-round issues you have on the road make the experience all the better in the long run.


“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

— Ernest Hemingway

Travel is all about the day to day experience of exploration.

Like any journey, there will be ups, downs, and twists and turns. Hitting a roadblock along the way every now and again is to be expected! Usually, it’s nothing to be fearful of.


These lyrics from The Beatles seemed perfect for this post about safe travel quotes.


“Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you/ Tomorrow I’ll miss you/ Remember I’ll always be true/ And then while I’m away/ I’ll write home every day/ And I’ll send all my lovin’ to you.”

— The Beatles, All My Loving

There’s no avoiding trouble on the road sometimes. The best anyone can do is to let their loved ones (travellers and those at home) that they love and are thinking of them!


“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.”

— Clifton Fadiman

Encountering ‘trouble’ while travelling is often a simple result of being in a different culture! It’s totally normal, and something you’ll get used to with a bit of time.


“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

— Jennifer Lee

This is another of my favourite quotes.

If you’re desperate to travel, don’t let fear stand in your way.


“Get out, explore. Thrive. Challenge authority. Challenge yourself. Evolve. Change forever.”

— Brian Krans

This Krans quote is more of the same!

Getting out onto the road is an epic challenge, and one that’ll turn you into a better person- maybe even as a result of overcoming threats along the way.


“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

— Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Kerouac, ever the romantic, delivering another banger of a travel quote.

Sometimes, danger or no danger, risk or no risk, all you can do is keep in rolling.


I can 100% relate to this particular safe trip quote. The joy of leaving is as the heart of adventure.


“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”

— Charlotte Eriksson

If you’re hooked on travel, like so many people are, then you’ll keep doing it, regardless of the risks involved.


“Maybe sometimes it’s riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you’re guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.”

— Danny Wallace

This one’s bang on, and repeats a common theme from these safe travel quotes:

Sometimes the greatest danger of all is being unwilling to risk your safety.


“May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you.”

— Traditional Irish farewell

Here’s another top safe travels wish that someone on the road would surely love to receive.


“Do everything, regret nothing.”

— Unknown

Short and simple, this little maxim says it all.

Doing everything and staying safe doesn’t quite go together! Building risk into your life is key to making the most of it.


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

— Andre Gide

Staying safe on the road is all-important.

But so is the willingness to take a risk. Only by doing so can you truly embrace the experience.

Enjoy These Safe Travel Quotes

Safety is always going to be a primary concern of travellers and their loved ones.

Alas, it isn’t always 100% possible. There’s always the potential for trouble when you’re in new places, having an adventure.

Hopefully, though, these safe travel quotes will provide all the reassurance required to keep going anyway! Armed with these safe journey quotes, the risks around the corner might seem a little less worrying for everybody.

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2 thoughts on “35 Timeless Safe Travel Quotes for Reassurance On the Road”

  1. Hi Danny, I am not and never have been a traveler. Mostly due to limited finances and a love of solitude. But, your quotes have shown me why so many people are like ‘road-runners’ enjoying each adventure. I relate to the quote from John A. Shedd. I am an artist and my risks are inside each painting. Loved this article. Henrietta

    • Hey Henrietta! I really appreciate you leaving a comment! Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the article too and totally agree- that John Shedd quote is one of my favourites (whether I apply it to travel or anything else!). Wishing you all the best with your artistic endeavours. Danny

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