Whether you have packed your bags to leave for the holidays, or you’re simply exploring your dream destination, we know one #thng to be true. You’ll need quotes on travel to use as Instagram captions. 

A picture is worth a thousand words – Fred R. Barnard

Without a kicka$$ quote about travel, your Stories and static posts (do they still count?) are incomplete. So, I sat down to find the best travel quotes for you.

Quotes on travel to go with your incredible Instagram posts

From short travel quotes to funny travel quotes, I give you a mixed bag of quotes. Use them to inspire your fernweh, start your journey as a full-time travel blogger, or simply add them as a caption on Instagram. The choice is yours.  

1. Wherever you go, go with all your heart! – Confucius

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

3. Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul. ~ Jamie Lyn Beatty

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4. Travelling: It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

5. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.- Dalai Lama

6. Don’t be the person who is too busy when you’re young and too tired when you’re old.

7. It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

8. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.– Saint Augustine

9. Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.

10. When preparing to travel, lay out all of your clothes and all of your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. – Susan Heller

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11. Work-Travel-Save-Repeat.

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12. Travel, because money returns. Time doesn’t.

13. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. — Anita Desai

14. Let’s wander where the Wi-Fi is weak. 

15. Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

16. One life. One world. Explore it.

17. Travel is the healthiest addiction.

18. Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.

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19. A true traveller’s journey is never complete.

20. I want to make memories all over the world.

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21. Friends that travel together, stay together.

22. A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you.

23. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African Proverb

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24. 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

25. One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are. —Edith Wharton

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

27. It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. — Rumi

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

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29. Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled. – Prophet Mohammed

30. When something good happens, travel to celebrate. If something bad happens, travel to forget it. If nothing happens, travel to make something happen.

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31. Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

32. Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. –H. Jackson Browne Jr.  

33. If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. — Seth Godin

34. Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind.

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35. Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets. ~ Oscar Wilde

36. The world is changed by your example, not your opinion. ~ Paul Coelho

37. Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.- Doug Ivester

38. Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

39. Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. — Erol Ozan

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40. Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.

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41. With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.– Sandra Lake

42. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the trip. – Babs Hoffman

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

44. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. —Lao Tzu

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

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

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47. Travel far enough, you will meet yourself. – David Mitchell

48. The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.

49. Take only memories, leave only footprints. 

50. It’s bad manners to keep an adventure waiting.

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51.The earth has music for those who listen. —Shakespeare

52. An adventure is only an inconvenience, rightly considered. —G.K. Chesterton

53. I wish I had never gone travelling. Said no one ever.

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54. It is better to travel well than to arrive. – Buddha

55. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.- T.S Eliot

56. To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.-Freya Stark

57. People forget years and remember moments. – Ann Beattie

58. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.- Jim Rohn

59. As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.– Winnie The Pooh

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60. To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.—Hans Christian Anderson

Feel free to copy-paste these quotes on travel

We all have different memories of travel, and photos are one of the best ways to capture and save them forever.

But when it comes to sharing those adventures with your community on Instagram or Twitter or Tumblr, we all stumble. So, I curated quotes on travel (that resonated with me). 

Pick the one that speaks to you and go forth and create!

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