Adventure & Travel Quotes 

106 Adventure and Travel Captions & Quotes for a healthy dose of Wanderlust Inspiration!

We love a good quote (who doesn’t), they can be powerful, transformational tools. 

Whether you’re going away for a day or two or leaving for a long term adventure, an adventure quote always goes well with the journey and so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites (106 of them!) into this list.

They also make great captions for your instagram posts! Do tag us if you post with them we’d love to see your content @penelopethetruck 🙂  

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Our favourite quote, first heard at a talk with the late Doug Scott he said ‘“If you lose your dreams, you lose your mind” and this really struck true with us. 

Second favourite, and our tag line for our channel is “Follow your dreams, they know the way” by Kobi Yamada. 

What are your favourites?

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman

“Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”― Amelia Earhart

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

“The journey matters more than the destination.” – Tony Fahkry

“All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” – Bob Bitchin

“There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop.” – Bill Bryson

“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous, and absolutely liberating.” – Aaron Lauritsen

“When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” – Steve Rushin

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

“The greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.” – Emma Chase

“Design a life that you are inspired to live.” – Annette White

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

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ― Mark Twain

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

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchet

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” ― J.K. Rowling

“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travels’ sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” – Robin Sharma

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

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

“One’s destination is a never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Mao Tzu

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror.” – Byrd Baggett

“When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much as which road you take, but how you take it.” – Charles De Lint

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he came to see.” – G.K.Chesterton

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“Getting lost is not a waste of time.” – Unknown

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“Kids are curious, and if you don’t lose that, then everything is an adventure.” – Diane Greene

“Every day is an adventure, and no two days are ever alike.” – Scott Borchetta

“It’s bad manners to keep an adventure waiting.” – Unknown

 “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.”― Carew Papritz

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

“My favourite thing to do is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

“If you’re not lost, you’re not much of an explorer.” – John Perry Barlow

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” – Lao Tzu

“In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” – Charles M. Schultz

“I’d rather look back at my life, saying ‘I can’t believe I did that’ instead of ‘if only I had’.” ― Florine Bos

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure.” – Drew Houston

“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

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

“And just like that we’re on our way to everywhere.” – Emery Lord

“A traveler is really not someone who crosses ground so much as someone who is always hungry for the next challenge and adventure.” ― Pico Iyer

“I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sandberg

“Your Imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” — Lovelle Drachman

“Getting lost is sometime the best way to find yourself.” – Maxime Lagace

Every day, we’re writing a few more words of a story. I wanted my story to be an adventure.” – Drew Houston

“Be free, and live life fully.” – Carline Shaw

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

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

“If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be a top priority.” ― Richard Branson

“Travel is like an endless university, you never stop learning.” – Harvey Lloyd

“As soon as I saw you, I knew adventure was going to happen.” – A. A. Milne

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin

“Travel is the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” – Brenna Smith

“One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.” ― Ella Maillart

“Travel is like knowledge. The more you see the more you know you haven’t seen.” – Mark Hertsgaard

“Travel is still the most intense mode of learning.” – Kevin Kelly

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” — David Mitchell

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

“Never get so busy making a living, you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” ― David McCullough Jr.

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”― Lao Tzu

“The world is big, and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” — John Muir

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.” — Freya Stark

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

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

“If happiness is the goal, and it should be, then adventures should be a priority.” – Richard Branson

“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn

“I’m really in the mood for a long drive with no real destination.” – unknown

“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.” – unknown

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” – unknown

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” – W.M. Lewis

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”  – unknown

“If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.” – Patrick Rothfuss

“Traveling is about finding those things you never knew you were looking for.” – unknown

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” — George Eliot

– George Eliot was the pen name of the author Mary Anne Evans who started her writing career at 37 (which is late for the Victorian era) under a man’s name, so her books could be taken seriously! These words give us the motivation to ignore the age-excuse… so now why not? 

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – John G. Shed

“Don’t be that person who is too busy when you’re young and then too tired when you’re old.” – unknown

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will” – unknown

“Making memories one road trip at a time.” – unknown

“Goodbyes are sad, and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”― Ernie Harwell

“The world is not in your books and maps; it’s out there.” — Gandalf

“Follow your own path.” – unknown

“Life movies pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller

That’s all from me, I hope you enjoyed our collection of adventure & travel quotes – if you have any to add, pop them in the comments! 

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