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101 Perfect Travel Captions for Insta

101 Perfect Travel Captions for Insta

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There is just something great about travel quotes, don’t you agree?  I mean, they inspire us to dream and want to explore.  Not only that, but they can be so inspirational as well.

We love captioning our Instagram account with fun travel quotes as well.  Honestly, that is what inspired us to create this list of travel captions for Insta.  We wanted to make it easy for you to incorporate some of the best travel captions into your account as well.

These captions are meant to inspire you to get out and see the world, and truly think about your place in it.  That’s why we have included so many different types.

We have also included short travel quotes for those of you who want to get right to the point.  We also have some happy journey quotes if you want to wish someone well on their journey.

Of course, it would be boring to just have a list of quotes, so we have taken the liberty of telling a little personal story with some and putting several of these quotes onto fun backgrounds for you.  Feel free to use those as well.

Enjoy, friends!

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Travel Captions for Insta

All of these travel captions for Insta will help you to convey your love of travel and inspire wanderlust in your followers.  Find the ones that truly speak to you and that allow you to make a personal connection with them.

We find that these are the best travel captions to use.

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. Catch the trade winds in your sails, explore, dream, discover. -Mark Twain

Could this quote by Mark Twain be any more true?  Personally, I don’t want to look back 20 years from now and regret all of the things I could have down.

The time to start living your life is right now!

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travel Caption for Insta by 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. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt. – Anthony Bourdain

It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us. – Oberyn Martell, Game of Thrones

We definitely don’t want to be like “most of us”.  This is the reason that Marty and I choose to put travel first and foremost in our lives.

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

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

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

Oh, how often we take things for granted.  I will never forget the first time we traveled internationally.  I remember the feeling of awe and excitement. I want to feel like that every day!

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

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 ConroyTravel 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

How true is this?  I recently spoke about this on our Instagram stories, describing how I love to relive the joys of my travels over and over again.

We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. – T. S. Eliot

short travel quotes

When a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.- Drew Bundini Brown

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

This is one of the best travel captions in my opinion.  So often, we expect the place we are visiting to conform to us when in reality, we should be conforming to it.

We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate -Pico Iyer

Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

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

To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation. – Unknown

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

This is one of the awesome travel captions for Insta that is just so very true.  Travel truly does change you. I know it has us!

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

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

I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world. – Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Our footprints always follow us on days when it’s been snowing. They always show us where we’ve been, but never where we’re going. – Winnie the Pooh

This is your planet. You really should come and see it sometime. -G. Adventures

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. – Albert Einstein

Traveling-it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller. -Ibn Battuta

This quote definitely rings true for us.  We started our blog thanks to the stories that we wished to share.

Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation. – Gayland Anderson

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

Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living. -Unknown

happy journey quotes

You need not even listen, just wait… the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself. -Franz Kafka

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 always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question. – Harun Yahya

This is a one of the best travel captions there is.  Why would you stay in one place when we have the ability to be anywhere?

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

The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Happy Journey Quotes

Wherever you go, go with all of your heart. -Confucius

This is one of my favorite happy journey quotes.  Wishing someone the gumption to go with all of their heart speaks volumes.

Paris is always a good idea. -Audrey Hepburn

happy journey quotes-Paris is always a good idea

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. -Anita Desai

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find not. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. -Ernest Hemingway

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 Andersen

Not all those who wander are lost. -J.R.R. Tolkien

Another one of my favorite happy journey quotes.  I actually have this on several prints that are displayed in my home and office.

Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you. -Erick Widman

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

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

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

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. -Unknown

short travel quotes-we travel not to escape life, but so life won't escape us

There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly? – Erin Hanson

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

Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate. -J.R.R. Tolkien

The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. -W.B. Yeats

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away – Unknown

This is one of the happy journey quotes that you share with that friend or loved one that you love traveling with.

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

May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home. -Trenton Lee Stewart

It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you could go. -Bob Proctor

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. -Oscar Wilde

happy journey quotes

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships were built – John A. Shedd

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

Short Travel Quotes

Things don’t have to be wordy to get the point across.  That’s why we love this list of short travel quotes.  They give you just enough words to get the point across.

Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. – Lovelle Drachman.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills

I love to travel, but hate to arrive. – Albert Einstein

Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves. – Euripides

Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves. -Henry David Thoreau

short travel quotes

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

Oh man, do they ever.  I love how my mind is rejuvenated and full of curiosity when I am visiting a new place.

I’m not lost, I’ve just temporarily lost sight of my destination. – Unknown

A year from now, you will wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. – Anon

I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t have any roots, and I am thankful for my feet!

Do not dare not to dare. -C.S. Lewis

Adventure is worthwhile -Aesop

Oh, the places you will go. -Dr. Seuss

I mean, is this not one of the best short travel quotes?  Dr. Seuss certainly had a way with words!

Life is short and the world is wide.

Collect moments, not things

Don’t count the days, make the days count. -Muhammad Ali

travel captions for insta

It is better to travel well than to arrive. -Buddha

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

This is another one of the short travel quotes that resonates with me.  It is so true!

The journey itself is my home. -Matsuo Basho

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

The best dreams happen when you are awake. -Cherie Gilderbloom

Once a year, go someplace you have never been. -Dalai Lama

My favorite thing is to go where I have never been. -Diane Arbus

Yes!  We love exploring new places.  It just sparks that curiosity and allows you to see the world through different eyes.

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. -Douglas Ivester

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal. -Paulo Coelho

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

To live will be an awfully big adventure. -Peter Pan

best travel captions

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. -Louis Armstrong

Travel expands the mind and fills the gap. -Sheda Savage

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions. -Peter Hoeg

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled. – Mohammed

Do you all agree with this one?  I know I do.  You can gain so much knowledge and life experience through travel!

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

Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view. – Unknown

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. – Paul Theroux

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. -Albert Einstein

Little by little, one travels far. -J.R.R. Tolkien

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. -Hilaire Belloc

happy journey quotes

Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator. -Robert Orben

So much of who we are is where we have been. -William Langewiesche

Again, travel truly changes you.  We love the people that we have become because of our exposure to the world.

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

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

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

How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew? – Ernesto Che Guevara.

Final Thoughts On Travel Captions for Insta

As you can see, there are so many great travel captions for Insta.  We have only scratched the surface with this list of the best travel captions.  I hope you found exactly what you needed whether it was short travel quotes or happy journey quotes.

Be sure and come back often as we will continue to update this post.

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About the Author

Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures.  While she is a professional educator by day, her passion for travel has her jet-setting all over the world during her free time. 

Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blog, That Texas Couple.  Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

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