75 Most Creative Travel Captions for Instagram
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75 Most Creative Travel Captions for Instagram


Travel inspires feelings that are hard to put into words. You make friends out of strangers, fall in love with foods you’d never normally try and experience sights and smells you couldn’t imagine in your wildest dreams. Photos are the first step of capturing your travels, but sharing the magic with your family and friends on social media seals the deal. ‘Pics or it didn’t happen, right? When you can’t find the words to perfectly describe your Instagram post, we’ve got you covered. We scoured the web for the most creative quotes, puns and snippets so you have the best travel captions for Instagram.

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General Travel Captions for Instagram

1. “Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.” — Calibe Thompson

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

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

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

5. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” — Unknown

6. “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand time.” — Asian Proverb

7. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” — Paulo Coelho

8. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

9. “A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

10. “Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” ― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

11. “Wherever you are, be all there.”— Jim Elliot

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Travel Captions for Instagram From Famous People

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

13. “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

14. “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” — Ewan Mcgregor

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Travel Captions for Instagram From Famous Authors

15. “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

16. “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

17. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.”— Robert Frost

18. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” — Oscar Wilde

19. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”— T.S. Eliot

20. “The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.” — Franz Kafka

21. “You need not even listen, just wait…the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself.” —Franz Kafka

22. “The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream.” — Jorge Luis Borges

23. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.” — Hans Christian Andersen

24. “I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” — Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

25. “Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.” — Viktor E. Frankl

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Travel Captions for Instagram on Friendship

26. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” — Tim Cahill

27. “Friends that travel together stay together.”

28. “When traveling life’s journey, it’s good to have a friend’s hand to hold on to.” — Unknown

29.“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C. S. Lewis

30. “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

31. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” — Ernest Hemingway

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Travel Captions for Instagram on Love

32. “Where you are is where I want to be.” — Unknown

33. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

34. “Couples that travel together stay together.”

35. “Let’s wander where the Wi-Fi is weak.” — Unknown

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Solo Travel Captions for Instagram

36. “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”— Henry David Thoreau

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

38. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”— Marty Rubin

39. “The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself.”— Myles Munroe

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Adventure Travel Captions for Instagram

40. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”— Sir Ranulph Fiennes

41. “There are far better things ahead than the ones we leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis

42. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.’’ — Casey Neistat

43. “All good things are wild and free.”— Unknown

44. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” — Lewis Carroll

45. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch

46. “I wanted love, but I also wanted freedom and adventure, and those two desires fought like angry obese sumo wrestlers in the dojo of my soul.” ― Kristin Newman, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

47. “There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” — Erin Hanson

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Beach & Ocean Captions for Instagram

48. “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”— Sarah Kay

49. “My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach.“ — Unknown

50. “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” — Isak Dinesen

51. “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” — Arthur C. Clarke

52. “I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” — Anais Nin

53. “We were mermaid for each other.” — Unknown

54. “This is my resting beach face.” — Unknown

55. “No one likes a shady beach.” — Unknown

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Sassy Travel Captions for Instagram

56. What do you say to an avocado who’s done a good job? “Bravocado!” — Unknown

57. “Tropic like it’s hot.” — Unknown

58. “Beach, please.” — Unknown

59. “Work, travel, save, repeat.” — Unknown

60. “Feeling beachy-keen.” — Unknown

61. “This is my resting beach face.” — Unknown

62. “I’m just coasting along this summer.” — Unknown

63. “Catch flights, not feelings.” — Unknown

64. “It’s bad manners to keep a vacation waiting.”— Unknown

65. “Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation.” — Gayland Anderson

66. “I want someone to look at me the way I look at a travel brochure.” — Unknown

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Happy Hour & Cocktail Captions for Instagram

67. “I wonder if there is a [insert cocktail choice here] somewhere out there thinking about me, too.” — Unknown

68. “The only thing better than one margarita is two margaritas.” — Unknown

69. “Mojitos and me, mint to be.” — Unknown

70. “Move over coffee. Today is a day for champagne.” — Unknown

71. “Stop and smell the rosé.” — Unknown

72. “So, bring me two piña coladas, one for each hand.” — Garth Brooks, “Two Pina Coladas”

73. “It can’t all be sunshine and piña coladas… but it is right now.” — Unknown

74. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky

75. “Why limit happy to an hour?” — W.C. Fields

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