Travel Quotes To Live By

Words and images are powerful. They have the ability to shift perspectives and ignite change. To help inspire and motivate you, here are my favourite quotes to live by when it comes to travel. These are also great for any travel IG captions. 😉

One of my favourite travel quotes of all time is:

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

If that doesn’t scream crazy motivation than I don’t know what is.

Before Jamie and I left for our 4 month trip abroad, I was finding myself reading more quotes than normal. Some pumped me up, while others got me emotional. I think taking that leap to quit my job and get rid of everything we owned was just such a big step in my life. Reading quotes really got me motivated and I felt at peace with the decision that we chose together.


“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.”
– Sir Richard Burton

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

”Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” – Unknown

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”– Unknown

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

“Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted.”– Unknown

 “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”
– Unknwn

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

“Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts 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

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” ― Unknown

 “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

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

“Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.”― Lovelle Drachman

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

 “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” ― Confucius

“Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan” ― Unknown

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well. ” – Eugene Fodor

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

“The goal is to die with memories not dreams” ― Unknown

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

“ With the right mindset and spirit, only the sky’s the limit”― Unknown

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

“There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die”― Unknown

“The best education I have ever received was through travel.” – Lisa Ling

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

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.― Lao Tzu.

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

“At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.”– Shanti

Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return. – Unknown

I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.– Unknown

Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.– Unknown

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

For real, how many times have you taken an amazing picture for the Instagram then didn’t end up posting it because you couldn’t think of a solid caption? It’s the worst, right? The hardest part of deciding on a caption is capturing the moment in a short phrase.  Everyone loves short, but sweet and maybe a bit of sass in their IG captions, so here are some for my fellow wanderers of the world.

“Work hard, travel harder.”

“I’ve got a bad case of wanderlust.”

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

“Finding paradise wherever I go.”

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”

“Life’s a beach.”

“An adventure a day keeps the doctor away.”

“Pool hair, don’t care!”

“Up, up, and away”… *insert airplane emoji*

Out of Office *insert waving hand emoji*

“BRB, going to soak up some vitamin sea.”

“Eiffel in love in Paris.”

“Girls just want to have sun.”

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

“Reality called, so I hung up.”

“Catch flights, not feelings.”

“Beach, please.”

“Lost at sea? I’m not shore.”

“Wining and dining my way around the world.”

“Life is a beach, I’m just playin’ in the sand.” 

“Life is better in flip flops.” 

“In a relationship with: my passport.”

“Salty hair, sandy cheeks.”


“Left my heart in [city name].”

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”

 Suns out, buns out.

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