84 Travel quotes for anyone with a case of wanderlust.

Quotes about travel describe everything from an impromptu day trip to the globetrotting adventure of a lifetime.

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The best travel quotes in the world are of the world.

Whether your idea of travel is a weekend road trip or a months-long Homeric adventure, the journey holds purpose for you.

Some of us travel to relax, and others to enjoy specific activities like snorkeling or hiking. Others travel to see new worlds or learn new languages. We have different names for types of travel, too—like sightseeing, tourism, and globetrotting.

You can learn more about what travel means to you with these memorable quotes about travel. Travel quotes also serve as inspiration to push you out the door when you need it.

Wanderlust is like hunger. It starts with a rumble of curiosity, and if left unattended, it turns into an all-consuming force that will drive you wild until you satisfy it. Get inspired now with the best travel quotes, then let Adobe Express help you use them in fun Instagram posts, posters, and flyers before, during, and after your journey.

Inspirational travel quotes to fill your sails.

There are key phrases you pass through when planning a trip. First, your wanderlust grows into a pang you can’t ignore. You put a budget together and decide it’s finally time to get going. You start planning, and excitement builds … but then, you look over the crest of your euphoria and see the downward plunge of the roller coaster pre-departure loose ends.

If you’re traveling to a different country and don’t speak the language, for example, you suddenly wonder, how well will you navigate signs? You also start asking, will your budget be enough? Have you thought of every plan B for missed flights, buses, and trains? Will you get all your work done before you leave?

The best travel quotes are the inspirational ones that remind you why you set sail in the first place. Choose your favorite quotes to use as a regular reminder of your “why.”

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

Henry Miller

Are you excited about going to a new place, or more excited about specific experiences you’ll have there?

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

Seneca

Use this educational Seneca quote on a poster for a classroom or on a flyer for something like a language learning course.

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Saint Augustine
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Andre Gide

Travel takes courage, especially when flying solo or going to new places with a change of language. The only way to experience something great, though, is to push outside your comfort zone.

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
I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.”

Alexander Sattler

We all have friends who spend entire paychecks on trips. Where we travel, how often, and at what cost all tell us something about our priorities.

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”
Lawrence Block
The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
Christopher McCandless
Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”

Asian Proverb

No number of photos of a famous place will ever satisfy the desire you have to see it.

When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.”

Clint Borgen

You can also learn more about yourself when you venture outside of your daily routine. This quote can make for an interesting opener in a letter you write to friends while abroad.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Travel quotes for Instagram that you’ll want to share.

The vibe of your Instagram feed might be just for friends and family, or you might be a maestro of hashtags who shares content with a growing community of followers. Travel quotes for Instagram cover the gambit from inspiring “live out of a suitcase” influencers to people taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip they’ve planned for ages. How do you find the right Instagram travel quote for you?

Instagram travel quotes are short by necessity, but they pack incredible meaning in a few words. Peruse this curated list of the most inspiring, shortest, and most Instagrammable travel quotes to find the one that instantly clicks. Then, let Adobe Express help you make Instagram posts or stories of all the photos you’re about to share, because there’s no better place for your favorite vacation photos than Instagram.

The world is a canvas to the imagination.”

Henry David Thoreau

What better quote than this one to use in a collage or carousel of colorful photos from multiple destinations?

To travel is to live.”
Hans Christian Andersen
Take only memories, leave only footprints.”
Chief Seattle
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Travel is a lesson in humility for a lot of us. What does it feel like to be the foreigner when you travel?

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.”
Wallace Stevens
Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.”

Oscar Wilde

Share this in an Instagram story with photo evidence of one of the most outlandish things you’ve done while traveling. No regrets, right?

Oh the places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss
Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

Ibn Battuta

There are so many stories to tell after a major trip. If you write cards or letters during or after the trip, watch how you turn into a storyteller with each incredible experience.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

Jacques Cousteau

If you took one trip that turned you into a travel addict, and haven’t stopped traveling since, this Instagram travel quote is perfect for you.

With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.”
Sandra Lake
Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.”

Peter Hoeg

The friendships you make while traveling have a unique energy to them. Can you tag some of your travel friends in an Instagram post with this quote?

People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
John Steinbeck
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Funny travel quotes that rouse a knowing laugh.

Travel is inspiring and some of the best social media content in your feed comes from the trips your friends and family take. You love browsing the photos and dreaming of the destinations, don’t you?

Once it’s your turn to travel, though, there are always some unglamorous hiccups. Funny quotes about travel tease out the tougher parts of a trip, like overspending a budget or traveling with people who aren’t the best travel buddies.

Travel has so much magic to it that even these funny travel quotes rouse smiles. Choose your favorites from this list and share them in cards to family or in social posts you share.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”

Mark Twain

Quit vegetating and go travel somewhere.

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
Susan Sontag
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the trip.”

Babs Hoffman

This cute travel quote is helpful to remember the next time you have flight delays.

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
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

Use this quote on a poster and it can be a constant reminder to never let yourself idle in your comfort zone.

There are two kinds of travel: first class and with children.”
Robert Benchley
Paris is always a good idea.”

Audrey Hepburn

This short, cute travel quote is great for a banner at a bon voyage party. Even if the destination isn’t Paris, the message is clear: Taking a trip is always worthwhile.

Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas and take your next trip in kilometers.”
George Carlin
See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
Ray Bradbury
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

Mark Twain

Travel is like the insecticide to an infestation of lazy thinking. Travel more and see how it expands your mind in ways you never imagined.

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

Gustave Flaubert

This memorable travel quote works perfectly on a poster with a graphic or photo of the globe.

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
Paul Theroux
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Family travel quotes—from touching to “touché.”

Traveling with family conjures a special kind of magic. There are few people in the world who can annoy us so much, and yet we still adore them. That makes traveling together a seesaw of going nuts and having the time of our lives.

Your role on a family trip changes over time, from the backseat of the car on family trips as a kid to the adult who treats Mom and Dad to a flight somewhere fantastic. There are elements of family travel that never change, though. There’s always a moment when you’re begrudgingly awake but together at the crack of dawn. There are evenings when no one realizes it’s time to call it a night. There are photo-ops galore, and always more memories made than you could count.

Family travel quotes bottle that magic into something you can use in a card or letter, post on Instagram, or to keep in your head—just like the memories you make.

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

Hodding Carter

If you have kids and take vacations as a family, thinking about what each trip does for a young person’s frame of mind is a huge part of planning.

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”
Leigh Hunt
Travel is rich with learning opportunities, and the ultimate souvenir is a broader perspective.”

Rick Steves

This travel quote can be as meaningful for a child on a poster as it can be in a collage of memories of major adventures taken as an adult.

The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.”
Og Mandino
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.”
Shanti
Every day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”
Charles R. Swindoll
This is my road. I’m so happy you came and traveled with me.”

Rachel Hartman

This family travel quote works for families with small kids and for those traveling together as adults. What a sweet sentiment to put in a letter or card, don’t you think?

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

Put this into context. What activities that are “normal” at home change for you when you experience them away from home? What small details, when altered, make something feel totally new?

Life is too short not to go on that spontaneous road trip with your family.”

Fred Connors

Not every trip has to be exotic or flashy for Instagram. Often, it’s more important just to be together and have fun.

When you travel with your children you are giving something that can never be taken away: experience, exposure, and a way of life.”
Pamela Chandler
A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.”
Tom Lichtenheld
Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.”

Donna Hedges

Having family to travel with is also the best reason to never say never to a dream trip or destination.

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Travel quotes for couples with a shared sense of adventure.

Would you take a trip with a new partner to get to know one another? Would you take a trip to shake things up after years of daily routines? Maybe you already travel with your partner, and these famous citations are the travel love quotes that define your chemistry.

Whatever your case, traveling as a couple creates shared experiences that are unforgettable.

Go catch the sun with these superb travel quotes for couples. Pick your favorites to use as social media banners, Instagram posts, and cards or letters to family and friends. You’ll want to document the next adventure every way you can.

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

Ernest Hemingway

Travel is wonderful, but it’s also stressful. Travel is insightful for couples as well as individually, because your partner will see you in every state.

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, see them as they are.”

Samuel Johnson

This thought-provoking travel quote is also true of your romantic relationship. Use travel to anchor the reality of your relationship—because it will expose how things really are.

A couple who travel together, grow together.”
Ahmad Fuadi
May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”
Trenton Lee Stewart
Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.”
Ugo Eze
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”
Hilaire Belloc
Travel brings power and love back to your life.”

Rumi

If you’re in a long-term relationship and haven’t felt excited about life at home recently, travel as a couple can act as a defibrillator of excitement.

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.”

Dalai Lama

Make this a rule for a romantic relationship, and the benefits will compound year-over-year.

I’ve fallen in love with adventures, so I begin to wonder if that’s why I’ve fallen for you.”
E. Grin
As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.”

A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

When you meet that special someone and discover you both love travel, the future before you glows with exciting possibilities.

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

Anita Desai

Wherever you go together becomes part of your relationship, too. Reflect on that together after a trip as a couple.

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

Seth Godin

Travel with a partner can be scary, but that can also mean it’s something to try.

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Travel with friends quotes to caption photos, fill collages, and inspire more trips.

Road trips after graduation, backpacking to learn a language, and trips to find yourself alongside your best friend can become the stuff of legends.

It’s fun to jump on the bandwagon, too, when a friend is going somewhere and you want to tag along. Travel with friends is that easy—if you share a passion for adventure, taking a trip together gives you a sense of familiarity that contrasts in an unforgettable way with the new places you experience together.

Choose your favorites of these quotes about traveling with friends, and they can serve as the perfect captions for your Instagram stories along the way.

Good friends follow you anywhere.”
A.A. Milne , Winnie the Pooh
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 , Tom Sawyer Abroad
The more I traveled, the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.”

Shirley MacLaine

Travel with friends makes better friends of those you travel with, and offers the opportunity to make new friends in unlikely places, too.

I get a friend to travel with me … I need somebody to bring me back to who I am.”

Leonardo DiCaprio

One of the best parts about traveling with friends is the time together without other distractions.

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

Are you “that friend?” If you aren’t, you should become that friend’s co-pilot.

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”
Tim Cahill
Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks 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
No road is long with good company.”

Turkish proverb

Another benefit to traveling with friends is having company during the pleasant and the tough parts of a trip. No airport layover feels quite as long with a good friend by your side.

Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas.”
Callie Khouri , Thelma and Louise
In life, it’s not where you go—it’s who you travel with.”

Charles M. Schulz

Sometimes, it’s hardly about the destination. It’s about the time spent together and the memories made.

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. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

The next time any friend of yours says “travel,” you should say, “let’s go.” Put this on a poster and keep it in sight as a reminder.

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

Marcel Proust

Experiencing and discovering places through your friends’ eyes opens yours to new perspectives, too.

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Travel alone quotes for the bona fide adventurers.

Traveling alone is for true adventurers. Not only do those who travel alone often choose destinations off the beaten path, they also venture into new aspects of themselves on the way.

Travel alone quotes highlight the value of spending time solo and they celebrate the full control over every aspect of a trip when it’s yours. They send us off with affirming “safe travel” quotes, and they’re perfect for banners and flyers at a bon voyage party, too.

Choose your favorite travel quotes about solo journeys, then make them your own. They’ll quickly inspire your next adventure.

Adventure is worthwhile.”
Aesop
The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

Henry David Thoreau

When you travel alone, you don’t have to wait for anyone. Use this travel quote on a poster to encourage you to take any adventure you dream up.

Not all who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

Not all who wander are lonely, either. Traveling alone is the favorite way to travel for some people.

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”
Danny Kaye
Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning.”
Harvey Lloyd
Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

David Mitchell

Consider journaling or writing letters to friends and family while you travel so you can capture things you learn about yourself along the way.

So much of who we are, is where we have been.”

William Langewiesche

Some places and some trips we have to experience solo for them to form us the way they ought to.

Life is a journey, not a destination.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
Dame Freya Madeline Stark
He who would travel happily must travel light.”

Antoine de St. Exupery

Sometimes, that means traveling light on company, too.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Neale Donald Walsch

If traveling alone seems like a stretch for you, that’s more reason to do it.

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.”

Matthew Karsten

This is a great message to put on a flyer for any kind of travel offer, especially if it supports solo travelers.

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Tips when using quotes about travel.

Where can you use travel quotes? The short answer is “anywhere.” For the travel quotes that are so good you just have to share them, think about:

Exercise: Find your travel style.

Take this quiz to discover what travel style you have. This will help choose the best travel quotes for your brand of adventure.

Ask yourself:

What's most important on a trip? Choose from: exploring cultures (1), relaxing (2), adrenaline-packed activities (3), or landmarks (4).
What kind of accommodations do you prefer? Choose from: simple rentals or guest houses (1), resorts (2), camping (3), or upscale hotels.
What activity is most your style on a trip? Choose from: cooking class (1), lounging (2), hiking or expeditions (3), historical tours (4).
How do you like to document your travels? Choose from: journaling and photos (1), Instagram posts (2), videos (3), photo albums (4).

Total your points. Then see which is your type of travel:

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