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.
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!
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Safe Journey Quotes for Travellers and Loved Ones Alike!
Here we go, then- a whole host of the best safe journey quotes and sayings I could find.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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Who doesn’t love another excuse to eat more cake? 😉
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.
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.
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.
Humility is one of travel’s greatest gifts. Earning the prize is well worth the risk of stepping out into the world.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This is another of my favourite quotes.
If you’re desperate to travel, don’t let fear stand in your way.
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.
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.
If you’re hooked on travel, like so many people are, then you’ll keep doing it, regardless of the risks involved.
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.
Here’s another top safe travels wish that someone on the road would surely love to receive.
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.
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.
Now I’d love to hear from you!
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