350 Instagram Travel Captions That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

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Whether you just came back from an epic trip and are looking to show off your memories on social, or you’re stuck at home daydreaming about your next vacation, these Instagram travel captions are sure to spark wanderlust and help boost your engagement!

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Viral Instagram Travel Captions

They say writer’s block is when your imaginary friends refuse to talk to you or really, it’s because writing is hard work and you’re just lazy.

Regardless of which, Instagram is supposed to be fun and writing captions shouldn’t be a chore. Let’s dive straight in and help you draft the perfect post!

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Best Travel Quotes

  1. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
  2. Living my best life one plane ticket at a time.
  3. Tans and jet lag fade, but memories last forever.
  4. My new routine: Journey. Explore. Discover. Repeat.
  5. In a committed relationship with my passport.
  6. What’s on my bucket list? Everywhere.
  7. My favorite thing to do is to go where I’ve never been.
  8. I decided to skip ahead to the part of my life where I travel the world.
  9. Prepare yourself for a million photos. Sorry not sorry.
  10. I want to make memories all over the world.

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  1. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
  2. I follow my heart and it usually leads me to the airport.
  3. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – Melody Truong.
  4. It feels good to be lost in the right direction.
  5. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien.
  6. All you need is love and a passport.
  7. Life is not meant to be lived in one place.
  8. Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.
  9. The only trip you will regret is the one you didn’t take.
  10. Life is a trip. Plan your next vacation.

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Short Travel Quotes

  1. Travel is my therapy.
  2. Ready? Set? Go!
  3. Catch flights, not feelings.
  4. Keep calm and travel on.
  5. BBN. Be back never.
  6. Work, save, travel, repeat.
  7. Let’s get lost.
  8. The world is waiting.
  9. Eat well, travel often.
  10. Wander often, wonder always.
  11. Travel mode: Do not disturb.
  12. Do not disturb.
  13. Memories in the making.
  14. Love at first flight.
  15. Views on views.

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  1. My sweet escape.
  2. Heaven on earth.
  3. Time to explore!
  4. Travel more, worry less.
  5. When in doubt, just travel.
  6. I’m not lost, I’m exploring.
  7. Bon voyage!
  8. Head in the clouds.
  9. Top of the world!
  10. Work hard, travel harder.
  11. One life. One world. Explore it.
  12. Take me anywhere.
  13. Permanently out of office.
  14. “Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark.
  15. Find a beautiful place and get lost.

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  1. I read, I travel, I become.
  2. My home away from home.
  3. Born to explore the world.

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  1. Sunshine and good feelings.
  2. Sandy toes, sun kissed nose.
  3. Collect moments, not things.
  4. Salt in the air. Sand in my hair.
  5. Pics or it didn’t happen!
  6. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle.
  7. You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul.

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  1. Sky above, sand below, peace within.
  2. Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes.
  3. My favorite color is sunset.
  4. Traveling is like a chocolate box. Doesn’t matter what you get. All is good.
  5. Love is the food of life, travel is the dessert.
  6. You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination.
  7. This heart of mine was made to travel.
  8. Here’s to the next stamp on my passport!
  9. If traveling was free… BYE!
  10. If traveling was free, you’d never see me again.

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  1. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m going. Are you coming with me?
  2. At the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.
  3. Paradise isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.

Happy Travel Quotes

  1. This is my happy place.
  2. I’ve found my happy place.
  3. Happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new.
  4. Happiness is looking down at your next destination from your plane window.
  5. “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.
  6. Don’t worry. Beach happy.
  7. Happiness is landing in a new country.

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  1. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket and that’s kind of the same thing.” – Joel Annesley.
  2. Tired feet, happy heart.
  3. Happiness is planning a trip with the ones that you love.

Inspirational Quotes for Traveling & Motivational Travel Quotes

  1. Let your dreams take flight.
  2. Live that life people write novels about.
  3. “Don’t listen to what they say, go see.” – Chinese Proverb.
  4. Don’t listen to what they say, go and see it for yourself.
  5. We have nothing to lose and a world to see.
  6. Be afraid. And do it anyway.
  7. The world is yours to explore.

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  1. “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson.
  2. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell.
  3. “Travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten.
  4. Life is short and the world is wide.
  5. Life is short. Book the trip.
  6. The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.
  7. Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.
  8. Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself.
  9. Travel. Your money will return. Your time won’t.
  10. “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.
  11. “Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  12. We wander for distraction, but we travel for purpose.
  13. Go where you feel the most alive.
  14. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch.

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Wanderlust Travel Quotes

  1. My wanderlust is calling.
  2. Wanderlust (n.) a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.
  3. Wanderlust – a desire to travel, to understand one’s very existence.
  4. Never stop your wanderlust.
  5. I’ve got a bad case of wanderlust.
  6. Sorry, I’m too busy wanderlusting.
  7. Wanderlust and adventures await.

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Adventure Quotes

  1. Always say yes to new adventures.
  2. Let the adventure begin.
  3. An adventure a day keeps the doctor away.
  4. Life is better in hiking boots.
  5. Let’s wander where the Wi-Fi is weak.
  6. “Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty.
  7. “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.
  8. “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau.
  9. Adventures are the best way to learn.

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  1. Life without adventure is like pizza without cheese.
  2. “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” – David McCullough Jr.
  3. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey.
  4. Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.
  5. Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.
  6. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart.
  7. “Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman.
  8. It’s bad manners to keep an adventure waiting.
  9. “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller.
  10. Live your life by a compass, not a clock.
  11. Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind.
  12. Oh darling, let’s be adventurers.

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Road Trip Quotes

  1. Life is too short to not go on that spontaneous road trip.
  2. On the road again!
  3. I wish that road trips could pay my bills.
  4. Always take the scenic route.
  5. We’re going on an ad-van-ture!
  6. “Knock, knock!” “RV.” “RV who?” “RV there yet?”
  7. Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.
  8. “No road is long with good company.” – Turkish Proverb.

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  1. “Just grab a friend and take a ride, together upon the open road.” – A Goofy Movie.
  2. Happiness is a road trip with a good playlist.
  3. Road trip hair, don’t care.
  4. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the trip.” – Babs Hoffman.

Looking for more IG travel quotes about road trips? I got you!

Vacation Quotes

  1. Calories don’t count when you’re on vacation.

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  1. Vacation mode: on. Stress levels: off.
  2. Vacay all day.
  3. Vacation state of mind.
  4. The art of doing nothing.
  5. Unwinding under the sun.
  6. Vacation vibes.
  7. I need a six-month vacation twice a year.
  8. I want to vacation so long, I forget all my passwords.
  9. My perfect vacation: feet up, head back, eyes closed.
  10. You know it’s time for vacation when you start looking like the person on your driver’s license.

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  1. Vacations are meant to be shared with the people we love the most.
  2. Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation.
  3. I’ve got 99 problems. But I’m on vacation, so I’m ignoring them all!
  4. It’s bad manners to keep a vacation waiting.
  5. All I need is a 3-month vacation four times a year. That’s really not asking for much.
  6. Happiness is a well-deserved vacation.
  7. I googled my symptoms. Turns out I just needed to go on a vacay.
  8. Already dreaming of my next vacation.

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Family Travel Quotes

  1. Making memories one family trip at a time.
  2. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck.
  3. “Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” – Leigh Hunt.
  4. Sun tans and sand castles.
  5. Forget toys. It’s time to travel!
  6. “Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” – Hodding Carter.
  7. “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.” – Og Mandino.
  8. Family trips are simple, crazy, stressful, fun, and totally worth it.
  9. Weekend getaway with the family is always a good idea.

These additional family travel captions will inspire your next outing.

Quotes on Solo Travel

  1. Solo travel for life!
  2. Give yourself the gift of solo travel.
  3. Go solo, go far.

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  1. Solo YOLO!
  2. Falling in love with traveling solo.
  3. It might be a little scary, but traveling solo is also very liberating.
  4. Me, myself, and I.
  5. Am I going on an adventure alone? Yes, definitely!

Still scared about flying alone? These solo travel captions will help ease your anxiety.

Couple Travel Captions

  1. Adventures are best served together.
  2. I want to see the world with you!
  3. Happy couples travel together.
  4. Love is being with you anywhere.
  5. You keep me safe. I’ll keep you wild.
  6. Paradise isn’t a place, it’s a feeling… Sometimes a person.
  7. Sunsets with you are much brighter.

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Captions for Traveling with Friends

  1. Traveling is better with friends.
  2. Good times with even better people.
  3. Tired feet, happy hearts.

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  1. Friends, sun, sand, and sea – that sounds like a good summer to me.
  2. The “she” to my “nanigans.”
  3. Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more.
  4. “A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles.” – Tim Cahill.
  5. Nothing makes a good trip more memorable than experiencing it with your best friends.

These other travel with friends captions will make you and your bestie want to pack your bags ASAP!

Travel Puns

  1. I like to travel, plane and simple.
  2. Suite dreams are made of this.
  3. I just a-door this city!
  4. Life is better in slow m-ocean.
  5. Seas the day.

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  1. Sea you later, alligator.
  2. Stick to the sea-nic route.
  3. Craving some vitamin sea.
  4. Girls just wanna have sun. (“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.)
  5. Beach you to it!
  6. I got 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one.
  7. Tropic like it’s hot.
  8. It’s a-boat time we took a vacation!
  9. This place stole a pizza my heart.
  10. This place is rem-arc-able!

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  1. It’s impossible to ruin this view!
  2. These mountains are s-peak-tacular!
  3. It’s important to have a good work-life beer-lance.
  4. Leaving the office on cruise control.

Funny Travel Captions for Instagram

  1. I love those days when my only decision is window or aisle.

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  1. Will travel for food (and a good sunset).
  2. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just want a paycheque to buy plane tickets.
  3. Travel is the healthiest addiction.
  4. Time flies… Until you’re counting down the days to your next vacay.
  5. This is my resting beach face.

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  1. I’m a travel addict on the road to recovery. Just kidding, I’m headed to the airport.
  2. I wish travel therapy was covered by my health insurance.
  3. Work tip: Stand up, stretch, buy a ticket, go to the airport, and never return.
  4. Friend 1: I’m getting a house. Friend 2: I’m having a baby. Friend 3: I’m getting married. Me: I’m headed to the airport.
  5. I’m in a complicated relationship with my suitcase.

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  1. Girls don’t wait for the prince anymore. They pack and travel the world.
  2. Good things come to those who book flights.
  3. People having babies and I’m like: “What country am I going to next?”
  4. Having to unpack my suitcase after vacation is like the ultimate emotional baggage.
  5. I don’t know the question, but travel is definitely the answer.
  6. Reality called, so I hung up.
  7. I want someone to look at me like I look at Google Flights.

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One-Word Captions for Travel

  1. Alive.
  2. Living.
  3. Dreaming.
  4. Daydreaming.
  5. Memories.
  6. Wanderlust.
  7. Wandering.
  8. Exploring.
  9. Moments.
  10. Blessed.
  11. Unforgettable.
  12. Speechless.
  13. Starstruck.

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  1. Nomadic.
  2. Adventures.
  3. Bliss.
  4. Paradise.
  5. Unwind.
  6. Heaven.
  7. Heavenly.
  8. Serenity.
  9. Magical.
  10. Radiant.
  11. Worldly.
  12. Priceless.
  13. Unimaginable.
  14. Surreal.
  15. Breezy.

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  1. Sunshine.
  2. Aquaholic.
  3. Weeeeeeekend.
  4. Breathe.
  5. Namaste.
  6. Vibin’
  7. Holidays.
  8. Vacay.
  9. Sunkissed.
  10. Mermaid.
  11. YOLO!
  12. TGIF!
  13. Fearless.
  14. Happy.
  15. Grateful.

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Beautiful Words as Unique Travel Captions

  1. Fernweh (n.) homesickness for a place you’ve never been to; a feeling stronger than wanderlust.
  2. Sehnsucht (n.) an intense yearning for something far-off and indefinable.
  3. Resfeber (n.) the racing heartbeat of a traveler before embarking on a journey.
  4. Dérive (n.) a spontaneous journey, led only by the spirit of the landscape.
  5. Nemophilist (n.) a person who is fond of forests or forest scenery.
  6. Serendipity (n.) the natural ability of making desirable discoveries by accident.
  7. Coddiwomple (v.) to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.
  8. Gadabout (n.) a person who travels to many different places, especially for pleasure.
  9. Wayfarer (n.) a person who travels on foot.
  10. Solivagant (n.) a solitary wanderer.

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  1. Peregrinate (v.) to travel or wander around from place to place.
  2. Rückkehrunruhe (n.) the feeling of returning home after a trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.
  3. Selcouth (n.) something unfamiliar, unusual or wondrous.
  4. Numinous (adj.) feeling both fearful and awed by what is before you.
  5. Ukiyo (n.) living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life.
  6. Smultronställe (n.) a special place discovered for solace and relaxation.
  7. Onism (n.) the awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience.
  8. Dépaysement (n.) the good or bad feeling that comes from being in a foreign country.
  9. Eleutheromania (n.) an irresistible yearning for freedom.
  10. Yūgen (n.) a profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe that triggers a deep emotional response.

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Throwback Travel Captions

  1. Vacation flashback.
  2. Will I ever stop posting pictures from this trip? Probably not.
  3. I figured it was time for another vacay photo dump.
  4. Here’s an oldie but a goodie.
  5. I’ve got no money, but lots of memories.
  6. Usually, I like to live in the moment. But right now, I’m enjoying the past.
  7. If I had a time machine, this is where I’d go.
  8. Throwing it back to the very best trip.
  9. Tangled up in trip memories.
  10. When the memories hit you.

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  1. Take me back.
  2. Daydreaming about this day.
  3. Waiting to travel again like…
  4. BRB, reliving this day.
  5. Can’t wait to do it all again!
  6. Do you think the beach misses me as much as I miss it?
  7. If I close my eyes, I can still hear the ocean.
  8. This vacation will forever live rent-free in my mind.
  9. I’ll take a one-way ticket back to this moment, please.
  10. I have a whole world in my camera roll.
  11. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes.

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  1. Traveling is the best way to feed the soul and expand the mind.
  2. The best trips are the ones where you don’t make any plans and just see where the wind takes you.
  3. Gone exploring, leave a message after the beep.
  4. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag.

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  1. Constantly searching for views that take my breath away.
  2. “The journey is my home.” – Muriel Rukeyser.
  3. Exploring new horizons, one destination at a time.
  4. Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.
  5. A change of latitude would help my attitude.
  6. So much of who we are is where we have been.
  7. No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.
  8. Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell.
  9. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.
  10. Don’t be that person who is too busy when you are young and then too tired when you are old.

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  1. Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.
  2. I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.
  3. The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.
  4. It can’t all be sunshine and piña coladas… But it is right now.
  5. The only thing I love more than traveling is eating. So why not do both at the same time?
  6. Time flies when you’re having fun.

Famous Quotes About Traveling

  1. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher.
  2. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu.
  3. “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran.
  4. “Travel – the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” – Brenna Smith.

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  1. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai.
  2. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer.
  3. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin.
  4. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine of Hippo.
  5. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta.
  6. “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb.
  7. “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 Conroy.
  8. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc.
  9. “It’s a big world out there. It would be a shame not to experience it.” – J. D. Andrews.
  10. “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss.

And there you have it!

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1 Comment

  1. Essie
    November 14, 2023 / 10:03 pm

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog.

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