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Adventure Quotes: 170 Perfect Travel Captions for Instagram (+ Shareable Images)

Adventure Quotes: 170 Perfect Travel Captions for Instagram (+ Shareable Images)

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So you’re looking for inspiration, eh?

Well you’re in the right place. Whether you’re hunting down the perfect Instagram captions for travel photos or you simply need a motivational boost…

This gigantic list of adventure quotes will be a double shot of wanderlust straight to the soul.

Get ready for the swift kick in the keister you need to bust out of your rut, create an escape plan, and start living your travel adventure. Buckle up, baby! Here we go!

Any of these quotes about adventure hit you in the feels? If so, you have permission to share or re-use my images however you like (just credit me please! 🙏). For even more inspiration, check out these epic explore quotes.

Whether you’re itching for a backpacking adventure or need motivation to sell your stuff and become a digital nomad, this list will do the trick.

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Inspirational adventure quotes

Inspirational adventure quote by Paul Coelho

1. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.”

–Paul Coelho

2. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”

3. “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.”

–Jawaharlal Nehru

4. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

5. “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

inspiring life quote about living life to fullest

6. “The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”

7. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”

-Oscar Wilde

8. “You must go on adventures to find where you truly belong.”

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

10. “The shell must break before the bird can fly.”

–Alfred Tennyson

Inspirational adventure life quote by Anna Quindlen

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

–Anna Quindlen

12. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”


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13. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.”

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

15. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.”

-Irving Wallace

16. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

–Henry David Thoreau

17. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

–Les Brown

18. “Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”

–Frank Herbert

Journey quotes

Martin Buber quote about traveling and adventure

19. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

–Martin Buber

20. “I do believe it’s time for another adventure.”

21. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”

–Mark Jenkins

22. “Let the adventure begin.”

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23. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”

–Lao Tzu

24. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.”

–Steve Prefontaine

25. “Someday I’m going to be free and I’m going to travel the world.”

26. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

–Robert Louis Stevenson

Short adventure quote - “Where to next?”

27. “Where to next?”

28. “Don’t call it a dream…call it a plan.”

29. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”

–Suzanne Collins

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

–Seth Godin

31. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”

32. “Just Go. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the world. It’s waiting for you!”

–Mitchell A. Glass

33. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!”


34. “You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination.”

35. “Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost.”

36. “It’s a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it.”

Life adventure quotes

motivational travel quotes

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

38. “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.”

–Jim Rohn

39. “I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it.”

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

41. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

–George Bernard Shaw

42. “‘Average’ is a life less than you’re capable of.”

–Jon Acuff

43. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

–Helen Keller

44. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”

–Stephen Covey

45. “Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”

–Karen Gibbs

46. “It is not death most people are afraid of. It is getting to the end of life, only to realize, that you never truly lived.”

-Prince Ea

47. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

–Mae West

48. “Add life to your days, not days to your life.”

49. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

-Ernest Hemingway

Live life to the fullest quote by Randy Komisar

50. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”

–Randy Komisar

51. “Life is short. Time is fast. No replay. No rewind. So enjoy every moment as it comes…”

52. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, 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

53. “Life is short and the world is wide.”

54. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

–Mary Anne Radmacher

55. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.”

–Oscar Wilde

56. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”

–Babs Hoffman

New adventure quotes

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

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

58. “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

59. “The best opportunities are found only once you’re already in motion.”

–Ryan Finley

60. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

–Lao Tzu

61. “Find a beautiful place, and get lost.”

62. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

–Dalai Lama

63. “If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”

64. “It’s ok to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”

65. “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.”

–Sir Richard Burton

Robert Frost Quotes

66. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

–Robert Frost

67. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”

–David McCullough

68. “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

69. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”

–Anatole France

70. “A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”

–Pico Iyer

71. “I want to make memories all over the world.”

72. “Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”

–Ray Bradbury

73. “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.”

–Bill Bryson

74. “Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.”

–Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Comfort zone quotes

best comfort zone quote of all time

75. “Comfort zones are where adventures go to die.”

–Mitchell A. Glass ←Does this make me a celebrity?

76. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

–Michael John Bobak

77. “Are you really happy or just comfortable?”

78. “Your comfort zone is your danger zone.”

–Greg Plitt

79. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.”

–Carew Papritz

80. “True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.”

–Adam Braun

81. “The hardest thing to do is leaving your comfort zone. But you have to let go of the life you’re familiar with and take the risk to live the life you dream about.”

–T. Arigo

Comfort zone quotes by Neale Donald Walsch

82. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

–Neale Donald Walsch

83. “The biggest rewards in life are found outside your comfort zone. Live with it. Fear and risk are prerequisites if you want to enjoy a life of success and adventure.”

–Jack Canfield

84. “Step so far outside your comfort zone that you forget how to get back.”

85. “If you want to change you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.”

86. “Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffins, you die.”

–Stan Dale

87. “By leaving your comfort zone behind and taking a leap of faith into something new, you find out who you are truly capable of becoming.”

88. “A good portion of the things you want in life is outside your comfort zone.”

–Idowu Koyenikan

Travel captions for Instagram

89. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

–Oliver Wendell Holmes

90. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

–John A. Shedd

91. “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

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

–Marcel Proust

93. “The journey is my home.”

–Muriel Rukeyser

94. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

–Albus Dumbledore

famous adventure quote by Jamie Lyn Beatty

95. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.”

–Jamie Lyn Beatty

96. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

–Agustine of Hippo

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

–Gustav Flaubert

98. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

–Susan Sontag

99. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.”

–Lovelle Drachman

100. “Don’t ask for security, ask for adventure. Better to live 30 years full of adventure than a 100 years safe.”

–Jim Rohn

101. “Fill your life with adventure, not things.”

Short adventure quotes

Carl Sandburg adventure caption for instagram

102. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

–Carl Sandburg

103. “Adventure is worthwhile.”


104. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.”

–Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

105. “Be fearful of mediocrity.”

–Jonathan Ellery

106. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

–Jennifer Lee

inspiring quote about travel

107. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”

108. “Adventure is a path. real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.”

–Mark Jenkins

109. “Don’t quit your day dream.”

110. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

–Jack Canfield

111. “Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.”

Explore the world quote

112. “Never stop exploring.”

113. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.”

–Herman Melville

114. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”

–Caskie Stinnett

115. “The journey not the arrival matters.”

–T.S. Eliot

116. “Then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.”

117. “This heart of mine was made to travel this world.”

118. “To travel is to live.”

–Hans Christian Andersen

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

–Anita Desai

120. “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat”

Couple adventure quotes

Adventure love quotes

121. “Take me anywhere.”

122. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.”

–Peter Hoeg

123. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.”

–Ray Bradbury

124. “Oh darling, let’s be adventurers.”

125. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”

–John Steinbeck

126. “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.”

–Winnie the Pooh

127. “I want to travel the world with you, go to every country, every city, take pictures, and be happy.”

128. “Happiness is planning an adventure to someplace new with someone you love.”

129. “When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.”

–Helen Hayes

Lewis Carroll life adventure quotes

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

–Lewis Carroll

131. “We have nothing to lose, and a world to see.”

132. “Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”

–Pico Iyer

133. “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.”

134. “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

135. “In life, It’s not where you go, It’s who you travel with”

–Charles Schulz

Adventure with friends quotes

Jack Kerouac best quotes about adventure

136. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

–Jack Kerouac

137. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

–Tim Cahill

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

139. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.”

–John Green

140. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.”

–Penelope Riley

141. “Good friends follow you anywhere.”

–Winnie the Pooh

142. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

143. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”

–Izaak Walton

144. “Everyone needs a friend that will call and say, ‘Get dressed, we are going on an adventure.

Inspiring adventure caption

145. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

146. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

–Jack Kerouac

147. “A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you.”

148. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

–Anaïs Nin

Adventure travel quotes

Pat Conroy quote on personal development through travel

149. “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

150. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”

–Pat Conroy

151. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”

–Marty Rubin

152. “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.”

–Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

153. “I travel not to cross countries off a list, but to ignite passionate affairs with destinations.”

–Nyssa P. Chopra

154. “At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.”

–Arthur Frommer

memorable quotes by John C. Maxwell

155. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

–John C. Maxwell

156. “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”

–Bill Bryson

157. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.”

–Carew Papritz

158. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”

–Lawrence Block

159. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”

–Freya Stark

160. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”

–Benjamin Disraeli

161. “Adventure crushes the cobwebs of routine—it reminds you what it feels like to be alive.”

Mitch Glass

162. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”

―Paulo Coelho

163. “I have an insane calling to be where I’m not.”

164. “Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.”

165. “And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.”


Adventure captions for Instagram

166. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” 

David McCullough Jr.

167. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

T.S. Eliot

168. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”


169. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”

Kurt Vonnegut

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

Gustave Flaubert

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Saturday 7th of August 2021

hearttouching quotes thanks


Wednesday 11th of August 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed them! :-)

Shannon Ansbaugh

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Hi, Do you know how I can get permission to use one of your quotes in a memoir? Or is it public domain? It is "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us"


Friday 22nd of January 2021

Hey Shannon, if you'd like to use the image I made of the quote, I ask that you simply give credit beneath the photo with a link to . However, if you just want to use the quote itself, there is no need to give credit to me. I wasn't able to find the original author of the quote. Thanks!


Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Thanks For sharing adventure quotes. I have read many quotes here which had touched my heart.


Wednesday 8th of July 2020

You bet! I'm glad they inspired you!


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