Adventure Quotes: 158 Perfect Travel Captions for Instagram (+ Shareable Images)

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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.

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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

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

-Oscar Wilde

7. “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

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

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

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. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

-Andre Gide

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

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Journey quotes

Martin Buber journey quotes

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.”

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

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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!”

–Confucius

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

we travel not to escape life quote

 

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

–Mae West

Live life to the fullest quote by Randy Komisar

 

47. “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

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

49. “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

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

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

–Mary Anne Radmacher

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

–Oscar Wilde

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

–Babs Hoffman

New adventure quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

 

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

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

55. “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

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

–Ryan Finley

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

–Lao Tzu

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

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

–Dalai Lama

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

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

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

–Sir Richard Burton

Robert Frost Quotes

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

–Robert Frost

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

–David McCullough

65. “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

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

–Anatole France

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

–Pico Iyer

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

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

–Ray Bradbury

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

–Bill Bryson

71. “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

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

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

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

–Michael John Bobak

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

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

–Greg Plitt

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

–Carew Papritz

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

–Adam Braun

78. “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

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

–Neale Donald Walsch

80. “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

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

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

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

–Stan Dale

85. “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.”

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

–Idowu Koyenikan

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Personal development quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

–Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

–John A. Shedd

89. “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

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

–Marcel Proust

91. “The journey is my home.”

–Muriel Rukeyser

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

–Albus Dumbledore

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

–Jamie Lyn Beatty

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

–Agustine of Hippo

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

–Gustav Flaubert

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

–Susan Sontag

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

–Lovelle Drachman

98. “Travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.”

–Brenna Smith

99. “Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.”

 

Short Adventure Quotes

Travel captions for instagram by Carl Sandburg

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

–Carl Sandburg

101. “Adventure is worthwhile.”

–Aristotle

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

–Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

103. “Be fearful of mediocrity.”

–Jonathan Ellery

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

–Jennifer Lee

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

106. “Born to explore the world.”

107. “Don’t quit your day dream.”

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

–Jack Canfield

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

 

Explore the world quote

110. “Never stop exploring.”

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

–Herman Melville

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

–Caskie Stinnett

113. “The journey not the arrival matters.”

–T.S. Eliot

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

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

116. “To travel is to live.”

–Hans Christian Andersen

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

–Anita Desai

118. “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat”

 

Couple adventure quotes

Adventure love quotes

119. “Take me anywhere.”

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

–Peter Hoeg

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

–Ray Bradbury

122. “Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers.”

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

–John Steinbeck

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

–Winnie the Pooh

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

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

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

–Helen Hayes

Lewis Carroll quotes about regret

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

–Lewis Carroll

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

130. “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

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

132. “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

133. “In Life, It’s Not Where You Go, It’s Who You Travel With”

–Charles Schulz

Adventure with friends quotes

Jack Kerouac best journey quotes

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

–Jack Kerouac

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

–Tim Cahill

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

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

–John Green

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

–Penelope Riley

139. “Good friends follow you anywhere.”

–Winnie the Pooh

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

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

–Izaak Walton

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

 

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

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

–Jack Kerouac

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

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

–Anaïs Nin

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

 

Adventure travel quotes

Pat Conroy quotes about journey

148. “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

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

–Marty Rubin

150. “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

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

–Nyssa P. Chopra

152. “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

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

–John C. Maxwell

154. “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

155. “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

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

–Lawrence Block

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

–Freya Stark

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

–Benjamin Disraeli

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