As of the current, travel and life as we knew it is put on hold. Most of us are restricted to the walls of our own home and devices. Many of us had to cancel or postpone travel plans. Some of us may be looking through old travel photos and developing some serious wanderlust blues. 

Well, now more than ever is the best time for those #latergram photos from your last getawayEven though we can’t travel at the moment, we can still inspire our imagination for the future and at least try (HA!) to save some money. 

If you’re looking for travel captions or short travel quotes that AREN’T “not all who wander are lost” *cringes* , you’ve come to the right place. 


Note on diversity in travel media: 

On a more serious note, there is a serious lack of diversity and representation in travel media. White, blonde women like myself dominate the imagery of “wanderlust quotes and inspo” on the internet. This is a vast issue that has been addressed by other WOC bloggers like Oneika Raymond.

That’s why with these graphics I intentionally paired travel quotes with groups that are under-represented in travel media: POC, black women,  Muslim women, gay men. 

 I hope this will inspire more people to travel someday soon, not just ones that look like me. 


Witty travel captions

Travel captions and wanderlust quotes. Asian woman wearing headscarf at a temple.

Big wanderlust energy.

My next escape awaits.

Two wandering soles.

In need of another BAE-cation.

I am apart of all that I have seen and met.

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

Beach, please.

In need of Vitamin SEA.

Leave only footprints behind.

Just because your path is different doesn’t mean you’re lost.

Familiar faces in new places.

Views from cloud wine.

Views and hues of (destination).

Short travel quotes

“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” – Rumi

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

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

“Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.” – Unknown

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

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

“Travel is only glamorous in retrospect” – Paul Theroux

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

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

“I have an insane calling to be where I am not”. – Unknown

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

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

Travel lyrics

Lord Huron lyrics ends of the earth.

“To the ends of the earth will you follow me? There’s a world that was meant for our eyes to see.” – Ends of the Earth by Lord Huron

“Take a withdrawal slip, take all of your savings out. ‘Cause if we don’t leave this town, we may never make it out.” – Sleep on the Floor by The Lumineers

Spend my nights and days before, searching the world for what’s right here.” – Islands by The XX.

“You belong among the wild flowers. You belong somewhere you feel free” – Wildflowers by Tom Petty

“And a lust for life, keeps us alive” – Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey

“Done staying around this old town too long, and it seems like I’ve got to travel on.” – Gotta Travel On by Bob Dylan

“Running wild and running free. Two kids you and me.

and I say hey, Living like we’re renegades.” – Renegades by X Ambassador

Travel with friends quotes

travel captions: Maya Angelou quote "perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry"

“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Unknown

“A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you.” – Unknown “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”– Izaak Walton

“The fastest way to make a friend for life is to travel with a stranger.” – Christina Pfeifer

“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

“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

“No road is too long with good company” – Turkish proverb

Romantic travel quotes

“Be with someone who feels like home and an adventure all at once.” –Unknown

“You’d be surprised who the love of your life turns out to be. After all, adventure fell in love with lost.” — Mary Oliver

“Here’s to all the places we’ve been. And all the places we’ll go. And me whispering again and again I love you.” – John Green

“As soon as I met you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” — Lewis Carroll

Solo travel alone quotes

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

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” –Rosalia de Castro

“The women who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” –Albert Einstein

“I don’t know where I’m going but I promise it won’t be boring” –David Bowie

“Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.” –Mae West

“Traveling solo does not mean you are alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that will last a lifetime. “ – Jacqueline Boone

“You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” –Sue Fitzmaurice

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” – Barbara de Angelis

Road trip quotes

road trip quotes and travel captions

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

“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

“Road trips are measured by moments, not miles.” – Unknown

“Road trips are a temporary taste of freedom from all the fuss and frustration in our lives. That’s why we crave the open road so badly; it’s a chance to let go.” – Unknown

“Happiness is planning a trip with the ones you love”. –Unknown

Family travel quotes

family travel quote "gifts we can give our children are roots and wings" travel captions

“Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” – Hodding Carter

“The world is the best classroom.” –Unknown

“Deciding not to travel with kids because they won’t remember the trips you take is like saying don’t read them books because they won’t remember the stories you read.” – Mum’s Little Explorers

“Oh the places you’ll go!” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Give your kids adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” – Unknown

Safe travel quotes

travel captions and quotes. Anthony Bourdain "travel isn't always pretty" quote graphic

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts. It even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey will change you, it should change you. It leaves makes on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

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

“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss

“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are made for.” – John A. Shedd


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