100 Inspiring Short Travel Quotes Best For Instagram Captions

Traveling has changed the lives of many people. Some people were cured of their depression, others gained a new perspective in life, and several found the courage to take the leap of faith, all inspired by the experienced they had in traveling.

In this blog post, I share short travel quotes from people who have experienced traveling. These 10 to 20-word travel quotes contain pieces of advice, insights, and realizations that I hope can also inspire you in your life and in traveling in general.

Inspiring Short Travel Quotes Best For Instagram Captions

Feel free to use these short travel quotes to express your love for traveling on any of your social media accounts, like Instagram. I categorized these quotes so you can find the one you are looking for easily.

Short travel quotes about the sea

Lovely sunsets, the serene sunrise, the soft sand on the beach, and the sound of the crashing waves – we all love the sea. In the Philippines, where my home is, there are a lot of beaches and the sea. It is a marvelous blessing that we all enjoy. I hope that you visit us someday, especially in Cebu. We will be so glad to share with you our natural beauty.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.

Vladimir Nabokov

The beauty of expression is so akin to the voice of the sea

George Matthew Adams

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach

Anne Spencer

The beach and I are two things that get along really well.

Maryse Mizanin

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.

Karen Blixen

Mountain short travel quotes

Mountains are such a wondrous place. It is a place filled with so much spectacle and awe-inspiring scenery. If you haven’t heard or seen an epic phenomenon called the sea of clouds in the mountains, you better do! Because it is the most magnificent sight that you’ll ever perceive in your life. 

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Muhammad Ali

I can’t tell people to love mountains. They have to find their own way.

Reinhold Messner

The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.

John Ruskin

We can climb mountains with self-love.

Samira Wiley

If you live in the mountains, you long for the trees and the lakes.

Mitt Romney

Mountains are like the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter who anyone is or what they do.

Jimmy Chin

Check out my hiking story, in which I had my first mountain travel experience. The mountain where I experienced it was Mount Pulag. Check out my Mount Pulag guide if you want to learn more about it. 

Short travel and exploration quotes

One reason why I love to travel is to explore. There’s just a whole world to behold, and settling to one spot on it seems unreasonable for me. What’s good about “exploring” is that it helps us become a better version of ourselves because we discover new things. Things that give meaning and excitement to life every day.

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. 

Aldous Huxley

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

Martin Buber

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Saint Augustine

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.

Frank Borman

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

About adventures short travel quotes

Adventures make us feel alive! Not only that, it can make us smarter, forge new friendships, learn new skills, and, most importantly, reduce stress! If I could only do adventure all my life, I definitely would do it. Because they help me to become the best of me, mentally, socially, and physically. Do you agree it happens to you too?

Adventure is worthwhile.


The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. 

Oprah Winfrey

It’s never too late in life to have a genuine adventure.

Robert Kurson

I get up in the morning looking for an adventure. 

George Foreman

Adventure without risk is Disneyland.

Douglas Coupland

The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.

Christopher McCandless

There’s a call to adventure. It’s something in the inner psyche of humanity.

Gary Gygax

Adventure with a purpose is what we do.

Travis Kalanick

I love the challenge of any adventure. 

Ginger Zee

It’s not a real adventure when you have to pay for it.

Edmund Hillary

Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.

Alfred North Whitehead

Inspiring short travel to nature quotes

Nature is just one perfect place to heal our souls. I remember when I was so stressed at work just a day in the forest vanished all my burnout and tiredness. 

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous. 


Nature is the art of God.

Dante Alighieri

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare

Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.

Daniel Boone

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

William Wordsworth

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

Edward Abbey

A forest bird never wants a cage.

Henrik Ibsen

Forest bathing really helped me release all my grudges and frustrations from everyday sh*t that I got from the government, office, or even daily commute. Besides, it helps us heal, it also makes us healthier; The sunshine, the fresh air, etc., make our body improve.

Short travel quotes telling travel as an education

Traveling is a form of education. When we travel, we see a new culture, new technology, or a new way of life. Some are better, and some are worst. They give us ideas and broaden our minds. Sometimes, traveling makes us see the truth about the world beyond the twisted reality that we see on social media and television.

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

George A. Moore

You get educated by traveling

Solange Knowles

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience. 

Francis Bacon

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.

 Paul Theroux

The best education I have ever received was through travel.

Lisa Lingss

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

Thomas Fuller

Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.


Traveling short quotes about Introspection

One of the best things that traveling did to me was it made me know myself. Traveling gave me endless time to ask myself what’s really important to me, like my goals, the people I care about, and who I am really. Traveling gave my life direction, to live, not just to follow the flow of what they called the “rat race.” Above all, it helped me find my silver lining, my passion.

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

Wallace Stevens

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.

Lawrence Durrell

To travel is to take a journey into yourself. 

Danny Kaye

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

Anais Nin

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.

Liberty Hyde Bailey

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.

Thomas Jefferson

Short quotes about life-changing travel

Because of the new experiences we encounter in traveling, we learn new ways to deal with life. For example, when we see people living happily in a simple life on the farm, we wonder, why aren’t we in bliss yet with the convenient and prosperous life?

Traveling is magical, inspiring, and life-changing. 

Rory Freedman

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

 Ibn Battuta

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.


You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.

Shakuntala Devi

Travel teaches toleration.

Benjamin Disraeli

Traveling solo makes you more responsible.

Tridha Choudhury

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

 Gustave Flaubert

Often, traveling makes us humble and grateful for everything that we have right now. It is just one life-changing moment that could affect us when we travel, and there’s a lot more waiting out there.

Depicting freedom short travel quotes

Another reason why I love traveling is that I can totally go to a place where I’m literally no one – and that’s actually a good thing. Because I can do whatever I want! Also, I can be the changed person I am now without people judging me for my past. Traveling gives me so much freedom to do the activities I want to do. And also liberty from the anxiety-giving society we live in.

Let me be a free man – free to travel, free to stop, free to work.

Chief Joseph

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.

A. B. Yehoshua

Traveling is the only passion that doesn’t need to feel shy in front of intellect.

Lennart Meri

Life of a traveler short quotes

There is no exact way how we can travel, how we can discover new places or people. We are all interested in so many different things. Regardless of wherever we go or how we do it, the most important thing is to follow what is right for ourselves and others.

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. 

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.

Paul Theroux

He travels the fastest who travels alone.

Rudyard Kipling

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. 

Susan Sontag

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

Matsuo Basho

Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.

Nikos Kazantzakis

Travelers never think that they are the foreigners. 

 Mason Cooley

Traveling is seeing; it is the implicit that we travel by. 

Cynthia Ozick

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

Lao Tzu

Short travel quotes telling the reality of traveling

Though traveling could be really exhilarating and generally feels good, sometimes it could be the opposite. It’s just that nothing is perfect in this world. Here are the quotes that tell about the real stuff we might encounter while traveling.

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.

Satchel Paige

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

Rudyard Kipling

The hardest part is to travel, and to be away from your family. 

Glenn Tipton

The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.

Xun Kuang

The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.

Werner Herzog

You cannot travel within and stand still without. 

James Lane Allen

I think once you start traveling, you don’t stop.

Blake Mycoskie

Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it. 

Christopher Heyerdahl

No matter how you travel, it’s still you going. 

Jeff Goldblum

Short expression travel quotes

There are millions of people out there traveling out there now. Here are a few quotes from these travelers, their expressions and thoughts, that I think we can get something with. Some are even really relatable and shareable!

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Caskie Stinnett

Travel is a lot like love.

Alain de Botton

I am living out my adolescent dream of travel and adventure.

Tim Cahill

Travel is a passion. I intend seeing the world.

Anushka Shetty

My ideal travel companions are my family.

Pharrell Williams

I love seeing new places and meeting new peopleI’m sort of addicted to traveling. 

 Erin Heatherton

I love traveling. I love just going about on my own, feeling I have no roots.

Tom Jenkinson

I love traveling, I love waking up in a new city every day.

 Brendon Urie

Traveling is one of my great passions and something I do a lot of.

Sabrina Lloyd

Traveling is not a hindrance for me; it’s something I actually enjoy.

Cobi Jones

I benefit from a change of scenery; it’s always inspiring. 

 Kurt Vile

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’

Robin Williams

I learn much more by traveling by myself.

Roberto Cavalli

Pieces of advice short travel quotes

Lastly, here are the quotes from travelers and famous characters in history which give us travel advice, how we must do it, and how we could get the best of it. The last one is my favorite! Let’s just live without regrets because regret can be the most painful thing we ever have in this life.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.


Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

Ernest Hemingway

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. 

Izaak Walton

It is better to travel well than to arrive


We must travel in the direction of our fear.

John Berryman

Take only memories, leave only footprints. 

Chief Seattle

Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.


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