57 Best Road Trip Quotes for Your Instagram Captions

Published on May 27, 2021
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Hey there, again, it's great to see you. Here you are for more inspiration, cool! This time I've collected the best road trip quotes for your Instagram captions, use them wisely. 😉
I won't share with you my experience and how each quote relates to my life, I see this everywhere and personally I find it quite boring and annoying to filter out the stuff I'm looking for in between all that talking. I hope you're ok with me just to jump in it in medias res..

Short Road Trip Quotes

1. “All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.”  
/Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll/
2. “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
/Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes/
3. “It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! . . . It’s not like we have somewhere to go.”
/John Green, An Abundance of Katherines/
4. “The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.”
/Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip/
sunset - roadtrip quotes
5. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”
/Angela N. Blount, Once Upon an Ever After/
6. “And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere.”
/Emery Lord, Open Road Summer/
7. “Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.”
/Thelma & Louise/
8. “Just grab a friend and take a ride, together upon the open road.”
/The Goofy Movie/
9. “Adventure is out there.”
10. “We’re almost there, but nowhere near it. All that matters is that we’re going.”
/Gilmore Girls/
motorbike sunset roadtrip quotes
11. “I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.”
/David Bowie/
12. “If we wait until we are ready, we will be waiting for the rest of our life!”
/Lemony Snicket/
13. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”
/T.S. Eliot/
14. “Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.”
/Tom Stoppard/
15. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.”
/Oscar Wilde/
16. “The road goes on forever and the party never ends.”
/Robert Earl Keen/
17. “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.”
/Wallace Stevens/
18. “Still, round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”
/J. R. R. Tolkien/
19. “There are no mistakes. Only new paths to explore.”
/Gregory David Roberts/
20. “I guess the lesson is you can’t go everywhere. You should still go everywhere you can.”
/Charles Finch/
car on the road
21. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”
/George Harrison/
22. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
/Lao Tzu/
23. “No road is long with good company.”
/Turkish Proverb/
24. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”
25. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”
/Jerry Seinfeld/
26. “If you’re not lost, you’re not much of an explorer.”
/John Perry Barlow/
27. “Adventure, without it, why live?”
/Hortense Odlum/
28. “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.”
/Jaime Lyn/
29. “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.”
/Bob Bitchin/
car in the forest
30. “The road less traveled is the road to adventure.”
31. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
/Helen Keller/
32. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
/Oprah Winfrey/
33. “There’s nowhere to go but everywhere…”
/Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll/
34. “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”
/Diane Arbus/
35. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
/Susan Sontag/
36. “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”
/Margaret Lee Runbeck/
37. “One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.”
/Henry Miller/
hitchhiker roadtrip quotes
38. “Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere.”
/Orhan Pamuk, The New Life/
39. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
/Erol Ozan/

Longer Road Trip Quotes

40. “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
/John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America/
motorbike siluohettes
41. “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.”
/Rosalía de Castro/
42. “There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop.”
/Bill Bryson/
43. “Because 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, Tamed/
44. “Fifty years from now, when you’re looking back at your life, don’t you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?“
45. “I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.”
/Caleb Johnson/
46. “If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.”
/Brad Paisley/
47. “Every journey is simultaneously a beginning and an ending: I was leaving my old life behind and starting on a road trip to find a new me.”
/Debi Tolbert Duggar, Riding Soul-O/
48. “In 1903 the Wright brothers invented airplanes, because in 1902 they took a road trip across the country with their family.”
/Bill Engvall/
49. “We all have that one friend who is either on a roadtrip or planning a roadtrip or thinking about a road-trip or talking to people who are on a roadtrip or posting quotes about a roadtrip.”
/Crestless Wave/
50. “It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9 year old was given $100.”
51. “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.”
/Emile Ganest/
52. “Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person.
/Yvon Chouinard/
scribble journey
53. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
/Walt Disney/
54. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
/Mary Anne Radmacher/
55. “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/
56. “An adventure is never an adventure when it happens. An adventure is simply physical and emotional discomfort recollected in tranquility.”
/Tim Cahill/
57. “I wonder why it is that when I plan a route too carefully, it goes to pieces, whereas if I blunder along in blissful ignorance aimed in a fancied direction I get through with no trouble.”
/John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America/
I hope you loved these road trip quotes as much as I loved to collect them for you and keep an eye out if you are a quote junkie because there is more to come, this much I can promise. 😉
About the Author
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