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Inspiring Vacation Quotes For Your Next Instagram Caption

Creating the perfect caption to accompany a picturesque vacation photo on Instagram can be challenging at times. After all, did your vacation even happen if it didn’t post on Instagram?! That is why we have rounded up the best inspiring vacation quotes for your next Instagram caption.


You have spent endless hours planning the perfect vacation. Whether it is a bucket list adventure to a far-off place or a weekend getaway to explore a small town, your bags are packed, and it’s time to go. Naturally, your friends and family are anxiously awaiting your next post to see where your journey is leading and to ensure you are having a good time. After finding a gorgeous photo of your vacation, it is easy to draw a blank or find the words to capture the moment accurately.

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Don’t waste any more of your vacation time struggling to create the ideal Instagram caption. Often a single quote can best articulate the feelings that surround a photograph. We have rounded up some of the best travel quotes to help you create the perfect vacation Instagram caption.

The Best Travel Captions

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

“Once a year, go somewhere you have never before.” – Dalai Lama

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.” – Anthony Bourdain

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

“Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Seuss

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

 “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”

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

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -Agustine of Hippo

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

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The Greatest Adventure Captions

“Adventure is out there.” – Up

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”  Helen Keller

“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

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anaïs Nin

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I do believe it’s time for another adventure.”

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

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” Anthony Bourdain

“Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity, and reminds us how much we all have in common.” – Deborah Lloyd

“Say yes to a new adventure.”

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

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” – Anita Desai

“My favorite thing to do is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

“Trains are wonderful…To Travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches, and rivers, in fact, to see life.” – Agatha Christie

” It feels good to revisit old places.”

“There’s a first time for everything.”

“I would gladly live out of a backpack if it meant I could see the world. “

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”- Paulo Coelho

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

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“Just grab a friend and take a ride together upon the open road”- A Goofy Movie

“A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles.” Tim Cahill

“We all have that one friend who is either on a road trip or planning a road trip or thinking about a road trip or talking to people who are on road-trip or posting quotes about road-trip.” – Crestless Wave. I am fairly confident that I am this friend. 

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

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

“Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.” – Unknown

“Friends that travel together, stay together.” – Unknown

“Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas.” – Thelma and Louise

“Sometimes all you need is a great friend and thirst for adventure.” – Unknown

“Good friends follow you anywhere.” – Winnie the Pooh

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

 “Everyone needs this friend that calls and says, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.” – Unknown

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

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The Beauty Of Travel Captions

“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark

“Constantly searching for views that take my breath away.”- Unknown

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

“If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water!” – Loran Eisley

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

Helen Keller

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

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

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.”

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

“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone” – Katie Thurmes

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them” – Jo Walton

“Take only memories, leave only footprints ” – Chief Seattle

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself” – Wallace Stevens

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

Fun Flying Captions

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

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

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

“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.” – Charles Bukowski

“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” – Al Gore

“I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.” – Jean Kerr

“Catch flights, not feelings.”

“Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark

“When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as to how you take it.” – Charles de Lint

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Vacation Quotes For Instagram

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”- Stacy Westfall

“Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.” – Jon Bon Jovi

Oh The Places You’ll Go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” -Lawrence Block

“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

“Always take the scenic route.”

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

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“All is well in my happy place.”

“Vacation Vibes.”

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Motivational Travel Captions

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

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” — Oscar Wilde

“Travel far enough; you meet yourself.”- David Mitchell

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

“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.”

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

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

” Travel is not a reward for working, it is education for living.”

“I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

“All Your dreams come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” Seneca

“I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.” Louise Hay

“It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.”- Anthony Bourdain

 “When you think positive, good things happen.” Matt Kemp

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

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Funny Vacation Captions

“Are We There Yet” – Every child on every road trip

“Sometimes, the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“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

“All I need is a three-month vacation four times a year. That’s really not asking for much.”

“It’s bad manners to keep a vacation waiting.”.

“Vacation calories don’t count.”

“Work, Travel, Save, Repeat”

“Happiness is not having to set the alarm for the next day.”

“Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.”

“People will travel anywhere for good food.”

“Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.” – Anthony Bourdain

“Forever wandering where the WiFi is weak.”

“All I want is someone to look at me the way I look at a travel brochure.”

 “The only thing I love more than traveling is eating. So why not do both at the same time?”

“Some beach, somewhere. There’s a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growin’ and a warm breeze a blowing. I picture myself right there, on some beach, somewhere.” – Blake Shelton

” A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” Robert Orben

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Road Trip Captions

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

“Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.”- Emma Chase

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

“It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! It is not like we have somewhere to go.” – John Green

“Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.”-Unknown

“Road trips require a couple of things: A well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes-oh, and directions.”- Jenn McKinlay.

“God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.” – Isak Dinesen

“Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out that there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.” – Unknown

“Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Kilometres are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometres.” – George Carlin

“And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere” – Emery Lord

“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous, and absolutely liberating.”  Aaron Lauritsen

“That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.” – John Green

“I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me.”- Walt Whitman

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Family Trip Quotes

“The best gift you could have given your child/ren is a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll

“The road is there. It will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”— Chris Humphrey

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

“Road were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius

“You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” – Steve Rushin

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.”- Byrd Baggett

“Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.”- Unknown 

“We had no idea we were creating memories. We thought we were just having fun!”

“If you open the car door and an entire Target snack aisle falls out, it was a good road trip.” – Consistently Curious 

“Some roads aren’t meant to be traveled alone” – Unknown

“It doesn’t matter how old you are, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised nine-year-old, given $100.”-Unknown

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb

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

“According to the map, we’ve only gone four inches.”- Dumb & Dumber

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

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