Best Travel Quotes & Captions To Inspire You

Our favorite collections of Travel Quotes and Travel Captions to inspire you… your next adventure, family trip, or fuel that wanderlust that you have been nursing (like us) for the past year and a half.

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“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.”

I love “collecting” quotes. I write down quotes about travel, quotes about nature, quotes about flowers, quotes about love, quotes about life… On my wall is a quote my son wrote in kindergarten, It inspires me every day… to do better, be better, work on the things that I tug my heart.

Talent doesn’t come easy, It comes with hard work

Travel quotes are a great way to inspire the love of travel – they help cure wanderlust when not traveling and ignite that passion back when you need a push to make that holiday booking. Putting these travel quotes got me ready for some post-pandemic travel. Now that we are vaccinated and the world is starting to open up again. The question is where will we go? So many places… so much on the bucket list! How about you?

Whether you are looking for travel inspiration or a caption for Instagram, I hope this collection of all my favorite inspirational travel quotes, family travel quotes, and Instagram captions gets you excited to explore the world again!

While the words are borrowed, the travel photos are ours… from many travels over the years. I’m hoping to get to more places in the coming future and add more travel memories and travel photos here.

My all-time favorite & Top Travel Quotes

“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.”
Wallace Stevens

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“Memories made together last a lifetime.”
Anonymous

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“Travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.

“Travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.” 

Inspiring Travel Quotes

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
Mark Twain

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
St. Augustine

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
John Steinbeck

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” 
– Mary Anne Radmacher

“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.”
Paul Fussell

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet”
– Rachel Wolchin

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“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”
Jack Kerouac

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”
Moorish Proverb

“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”
Stephen Covey

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.”
Dagobert D. Runes

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”
Lin Yutang

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
Dalai Lama

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go. ”
Dr. Seuss

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…Get on your way! ”
Dr. Seuss

“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.”

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“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.”
Dr. Seuss

“Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.”
Aldous Huxley

“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”
Samuel Johnson

“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, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
Cesare Pavese

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.”
Robert Frost

“Road trips aren’t measured by miles, but by moments.”

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”
Angela N. Blount

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Our list of Road trips around the world will definitely give you some serious road trip goals.

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.”
D. H. Lawrence

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
Freya Stark

“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

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Martin Buber

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
Jawaharial Nehru

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
Paul Theroux

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
Bill Bryson

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
Lao Tzu

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

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

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.”
Charles Dudley Warner

Quotes About Travel with Friends

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”
Tim Cahill

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.”

“No road is long with good company.” 
– Turkish Proverb

 “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” 
Tim Cahill

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” 
– Ernest Hemingway

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
– African Proverb

Quotes About Travel with Friends: “A good friend listens to your adventures. Your best friend makes them with you.”

“A good friend listens to your adventures. Your best friend makes them with you.” 

“You can pack for every occasion, but a good friend will always be the best thing you could bring!”

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” 
– Mark Twain

“As with any journey, who you travel with is more important than the destination.”
African Proverb

“Friends, sun, sand, and sea – that sounds like a summer to me.

“A daring adventure with your best friends might be just what the doctor ordered”

“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.”
A. A. MilneWinnie the Pooh

Why we Travel Quotes and Captions

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
Miriam Beard

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”
James Michener

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
Henry Miller

 “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” 
– David Mitchell

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
Mark Twain

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“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.”
Sandra Lake

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
Wendell Berry

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
Pat Conroy

“Life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.”
Simon Raven

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” 
– Ibn Battuta

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
Maya Angelou

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Family Travel Quotes

A few of my favorite Quotes about travelling with family…

Not all classrooms have four walls.

There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.

A family that travels together, Stays together.

It’s never too early to begin exploring the world”

“Travel isn’t a reward for working, it’s education for living.”
Anthony Bourdain

“There are no perfect parents and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.”
Dave Willis

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
Dolly Parton

“Travel is still the most intense mode of learning.”
Kevin Kelly

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“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.”
Hodding Carter

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J. R. R. Tolkien

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”
Paul Theroux

“A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.”
Tom Lichtenheld

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”
Prophet Mohammad

“The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.”
Og Mandino

“Make a bucket list and fill it with dreams that have no boundaries.”
Annette White

See our bucket list of 100 places and experience with kids around the world

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Wanderlust
(n.) a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world

Gadabout
(n.) a person who travels often or to many different places, especially for pleasure

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.”
Elizabeth Drew

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”
Anatole France

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”
Seneca

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
Aldous Huxley

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Coddiwomple
(v.) To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

Peregrinate
(v.) to travel or wander around from place to place

Travel Captions for Instagram

Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.

Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket.

Up in the clouds on my way to unknown things.

Travel far enough to meet yourelf.

I’ve found my happy place.

Keep calm and travel on.

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Always say yes to new adventures.

What’s on my bucket list? Everywhere.

Take memories, leave footprints.

Don’t listen to what they say, go see.

Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.

Work, Travel, Save, Repeat

It feels good to be lost in the right direction.

Life is short and the world is wide. I better get started.

Will travel for food (and a good sunset).

My new routine: Journey. Explore. Discover. Repeat.

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Fernweh
(n.) A feeling of homesickness for places you’ve never been to. A craving to travel.

Solivagant
(n.) a solitary wanderer

Hodophile
(n.) one who loves to travel

Cheeky Travel Captions

Maybe you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy plane tickets.

I follow my heart … and it usually leads me to the airport.

I don’t know the question, but travel is definitely the answer.

I decided to skip ahead to the part of my life where I travel the world.

Tans and jetlag fade, but memories last forever.

I’m a travel addict on the road to recovery. Just kidding, I’m headed to the airport.

All I need is a 2-month vacation six times a year. That’s really not asking for much, is it?

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Famous Travel Quotes

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
Susan Sontag

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.”
Paulo Coelho

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

“Life’s either a daring adventure or nothing.”
Hellen Keller

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”
Giuseppe Verdi, composer

“It’s really beautiful. It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa.”
Will Smith

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

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“Paris is always a good idea.”
Audrey Hepburn

Quotes About How to Travel

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”
Moslih Eddin Saadi

“The journey not the arrival matters.”
T. S. Eliot

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

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”
Muhammad Ali

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”
Lillian Smith

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

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”
William Least Heat Moon

“A mind that’s stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”
Rudyard Kipling

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”
Freya Stark

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“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us, God.”
John Muir

Our list of Summer in the Mountains posts will definitely give you some ideas for fun Mountain Adventures.

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”
G. K. Chesterton

“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

“People don’t take trips…trips take people.”
John Steinbeck

“A wise traveler never despises his own country.”
Carlo Goldoni

We love exploring locally when we can’t get away to faraway destinations. See some of our local adventures in and around Dallas.

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
Mark Jenkins

“Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.”
Michael Palin

I leave you with this final quote…

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“To travel is to live.”
Hans Christian Andersen

I hope these inspirational travel quotes cure your wanderlust or fuel it by inspiring you to plan that next adventure or family holiday… I know we all need one after the year we have had!

I’ve included a FREE downloadable PDF of all these Travel Quotes and Travel Captions so you can keep them handy.

Do you have a favorite travel quote that inspires you? Make sure to share it in the comments section.

You might also like these collections of quotes:
Best African Proverbs and Quotes
Quotes About Happiness
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