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300 Perfect Adventure Quotes For Your Instagram Caption

If you’re planning to post your travels on Instagram, why not pair it with one these perfect adventure quotes for Instagram! Whether you prefer figurative adventures over literal ones, or vice versa, there are plenty of ways to do both. 

Here at GenTwenty we’d love to see what new adventures are filling your cup. The perfect way to do that is through social media. Tag us in your adventure posts this year so that we can see both what you are up to, and which of these adventure quotes for Instagram you used in your post. 

300 Adventure Quotes For Instagram 

In today’s post I’m sharing 125 quotes that would be great for Instagram captions. You’ll find that there is a caption option for almost any adventure that applies to you.

We’ve got captions about the mountains, the beach, taking road trip, and more. I’ve split them up into categories to keep them organized so that you can find what you need quickly. Let’s get to our first category, book quotes.

Book Quotes

There is everything from a children’s book to a title in the self-help genre. This proves that you can have a sense of adventure anytime at any age and you’re in good company when you’re among readers.

Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go

“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” ― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

 “There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.” ― Charlotte Eriksson, You’re Doing Just Fine

 “Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the racks in the world.” ― Seanan McGuire, Down Among the Sticks and Bones

 “Let us not become so cautious that we forget to live.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls

 “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” ― Barry Finlay, Kilimanjaro and Beyond

Interesting Travel Quotes

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

“Travel far, travel wide, and travel often.” – Unknown

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

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

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

“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown

“Life is short and the world is wide.” – Unknown

“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

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

“The journey, not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot

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

“Travel is an investment in yourself.” – Unknown

“Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do, like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

“Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.” – Jan Myrdal

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

“Travel is the healthiest addiction.” – Unknown

“Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” – Unknown

“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'” – Lisa St. Aubin de Terán

“Travel far, travel wide, and travel without regret.” – Unknown

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi

“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

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

“Travel far, travel often, and travel without regrets.” – Unknown

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” – Unknown

“Travel is the only thing you can spend money on that will make you richer.” – Unknown

“Travel is the best teacher. The only way to an open mind is by taking a plane out into the open world.” – C. JoyBell C.

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

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

Movie/TV Quotes

We love movies and TV shows for their entertainment value, but they can also help us curate content. These are some great quotes that would fit an Instagram adventure post.

Life moves pretty fast. if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

My thirst for adventure will never be quenched!”Puss In Boots

“We’re on the brink of adventure, children. don’t spoil it with too many questions.” – Mary Poppins

“Adventure is out there.” Up

“To live would be an awfully big adventure.”Peter Pan

“I want adventure in the great, wide somewhere.”Beauty and the Beast

 “Carpe diem. Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”Dead Poets Society

“Live each day like it could be your last. Drink it in. Be adventurous, be bold, but savor it. It goes fast.”Captain Fantastic

“We came here to lose ourselves and find adventure.”Emily In Paris

 “The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.”Lord of the Rings

“Adventure is out there!” – Up (2009)

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan (2003)

“It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.” – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” – The Princess Diaries (2001)

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“Life’s a journey that goes round and round, and the end is closest to the beginning.” – The Amazing World of Gumball (2011-2019)

“To boldly go where no one has gone before.” – Star Trek (1966-2017)

“Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990)

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” – The Hobbit (1977)

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” – The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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

“The adventure is always worthwhile.” – Amelia Earhart

“It’s a new world, Arthur. You don’t have to be a part of it if you don’t want to be.” – Westworld (2016- )

“We’re all stories in the end.” – Doctor Who (2005- )

“Adventure isn’t hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day-to-day obstacles in life.” – John Amatt

“Sometimes the greatest adventure is simply a conversation.” – Amadeus (1984)

“Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.” – Mercedes Lackey

“There is no certainty. There is only adventure.” – Roberto Assagioli

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs, 2015)

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Alice in Wonderland (1951)

“We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Life is an adventure, and there is no script.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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

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

“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

“The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.” – The Hobbit (2012)

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

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

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

Song Lyrics

Song lyrics are my favorite things to quote in a post. There are some great choices here for a post about adventuring on the open road, traveling to your destination, new experiences and more.

“Head out on the highway. Lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way.” – Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild

“Wanna feel the warm breeze. sleep under a palm tree. feel the rush of the ocean. get on board a fast train. travel on a jet plane, far away.” – Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway

“I’ve got my ticket for the long way ‘round, the one with the prettiest of views, it’s got mountains, it’s got rivers, it’s got sights to give you shivers, but it sure would be prettier with you.” – The Carter Family, When I’m Gone

“Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree? I travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something.” – The Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams

“On the road again, I just can’t wait to get on the road again. The life I love is makin’ music with my friends, and I can’t wait to get on the road again.” – Willie Nelson, On the Road Again

“I know that you’re out there somewhere waiting on a deeper connection now i’m looking to my left searching on my right cause we could be the greatest adventure, I’m ready but it’s all an adventure that comes with a breathtaking view walking a tightrope with you.” – Michelle Williams, Tightrope

“You got a fast carIi want a ticket to anywhere maybe we make a deal maybe together we can get somewhere.” – Tracy Chapman, Fast Car

“Sunrise there’s a fire in the sky never been so happy never felt so high and I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise”. – Zac Brown Band, Knee Deep

“If you get onto the next train to somewhere you never been if you wanna ride in a fast car and feel the wind in your hair darling just look beside you oh, I’ll go with you anywhere.” – Passenger, Anywhere

“We’re gonna be so far gone some place we ain’t never been before finding a favorite song we’ll end up right where we belong you know that sun is shining we’ll keep driving, doesn’t matter where ’cause we got that open highway leading our way as long as you are there.” – Jesse McCartney, We Can Go Anywhere

“Now let us drink the stars, it’s time to steal away let’s go get lost right here in the USA.” – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roadtrippin

 “Roam if you want to roam around the world.” – B-52’s, Roam

“Life’s a journey that we’re on, meant to be explored.” – “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay

“I wanna run, I want to hide, I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside.” – “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2

“So if you want to join me for a while, just grab your hat, come travel light, that’s hobo style.” – “Hobo’s Lullaby” by Woody Guthrie

“Born to be wild, we can climb so high, I never wanna die.” – “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf

“There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.” – “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

“See the world in green and blue, see China right in front of you.” – “Vertigo” by U2

“For a destination far away, I’d like a one-way ticket, not a return to yesterday.” – “One Way Ticket” by The Darkness

“Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long.” – “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane

“Take the long way home.” – “Take the Long Way Home” by Supertramp

“I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain’t always gonna be gold.” – “Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi ft. MGMT

“On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair.” – “Hotel California” by Eagles

“I want to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep.” – “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra

“Somewhere beyond the sea, somewhere waiting for me.” – “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin

“I’m gonna soak up the sun, gonna tell everyone to lighten up.” – “Soak Up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow

“Take me anywhere, take me wherever you go.” – “Anywhere” by Passenger

“Highway to the danger zone, ride into the danger zone.” – “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins

“Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough.” – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

“Get your motor running, head out on the highway, looking for adventure in whatever comes our way.” – “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf

“I’m on top of the world, hey.” – “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons

“I’m on my way, from misery to happiness today.” – “I’m on My Way” by The Proclaimers

“Sail away with me, what will be will be.” – “Orinoco Flow” by Enya

“Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again.” – “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver

“The road is long, with many a winding turn, that leads us to who knows where, who knows when.” – “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by The Hollies

“Oh, the places you’ll go, there is fun to be done!” – “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Lyrics adapted from the book)

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – “Lost Boy” by Ruth B.

“We’ll be counting stars.” – “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic

“I’m gonna let it shine, this adventure of mine.” – “More” by Usher

“I’m setting off, but not without my muse.” – “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne

“We got to hold on, ready or not, you live for the fight when that’s all that you’ve got.” – “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” – “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland

Inspiring Quotes

I don’t know about you, but I love an inspirational quote. This will be the biggest section in today’s article. By posting one of these as a caption, or even a graphic post, you may even inspire your followers to plan their next trip or finding new adventures.

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

“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” – Lloyd Alexander

“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” – Roy T. Bennett

“I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive.” – Anonymous

“Everything you can imagine, nature has already created.” – Albert Einstein

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin

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

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” – John C. Maxwell

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

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

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books.” – John Lubbock

“Then I realized that to be more alive, I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

“You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” – Wilfred Peterson

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

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” – Trenton Lee Stewart

“Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Irving Wallace

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you but so you can see the world.” – David McCullough Jr.

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

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

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

 “It’s time to remember what it’s like to feel alive.” – Anonymous

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

“But the most beautiful things in life are not things. They’re people, and places, and memories, and pictures. They’re feeling and moments and smiles and laughter.” – Unknown

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

“I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive.” – Unknown

 “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

 “If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.” – Bob Dylan

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

 “Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure.” – Anonymous

 “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

 “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

“The best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” – Anonymous

 “Always there has been an adventure just around the corner, and the world is still full of corners.” – Roy Chapman Andrews

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

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

 “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie

 “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

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

 “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

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

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

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

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

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

 “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale  

 “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

“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

“Adventures don’t come calling like unexpected cousins calling from out of town. you have to go looking for them.” – Unknown

 “A traveler is really not someone who crosses ground so much as someone who is always hungry for the next challenge and adventure.” – Bon Iyver

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

 “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John Augustus Shedd

 “Life is an adventure, not a predicament..” – James Broughton

 “Life is an adventure, not a package tour.” – Eckhart Tolle

 “Adventure is in the eye of the beholder.” – Nanie Andre

 “When you see someone putting on his big boots, you can be pretty sure that an adventure is going to happen.” – A. N. A. Barbra

“What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it.” – Juliette Binoche

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

“Then I realized that to be more alive, I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life.” – Anonymous

“There’s only one place I want to go and it’s to all the places I’ve never been.” ― Nikki Rowe

Adventuring With Loved Ones

While this is a short section, I couldn’t leave out any of the posts about adventures with good friends. Those are often some of the most transformative times in life. Friendship is an adventure in itself.

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

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” – Anonymous

“Friends that travel together, stay together.” —Unknown

Short Quotes

To close our list out, here are a few of the short adventure captions for you to use. These come in handy when you aren’t feeling an inspirational or deep vibe. There are great adventures all around you, you just have to look for them.

“The city is my playground.”

“The city is where dreams are made and realized.”

“Making memories, one adventure at a time”

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

“Let’s go on an adventure.”

“Chase adventure.”

“And so… the adventure begins.”

“What is life but one grand adventure?”

“Oh darling, let’s be adventurers.”

“Collect moments, not things.” – Aarti Khurana

“To travel is to live.”

“Travel more, worry less.”

“Seas the day.”

“The ocean is my happy place.”

“Life takes you down many paths but my favorite ones lead to the beach.”

“Less worries, more sunshine.”

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

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

“I followed my heart and it led me to the airport.”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“Unplug and go on a new adventure.”

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

“Adventure awaits.”

“Embrace the unknown.”

“Explore more, worry less.”

“Create your own sunshine.”

“Life is short, take the trip.”

“Adventure is calling.”

“Escape the ordinary.”

“Dare to wander.”

“Travel far, travel wide.”

“Seek new horizons.”

“Live in the moment.”

“Adventure is out there!”

“Discover the beauty of the world.”

“Adventures make the best stories.”

“Travel makes the heart grow fonder.”

“Find joy in the journey.”

“Explore, dream, discover.”

“Escape and breathe the air of new places.”

“The world is yours to explore.”

“Adventure is the best way to learn.”

“Collect moments, not things.”

“Every day is an adventure.”

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

“Adventure is worthwhile.”

“Live for the moments you can’t put into words.”

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

“Adventure: it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.”

“Adventure is the key to the soul.”

“Adventure is the spice of life.”

“Wander often, wonder always.”

Final Thoughts on Adventure Quotes For Instagram

Remember, the real adventure is to live life in the best way you know how: with a best friend, a loved one, and to see the world as a beautiful place to explore.

That’s the end of our list of 125 adventure quotes for your next captions. What adventures are you going on this summer and fall? Be sure to tag us in your posts so we can see!

About the Author

Kelly Clark

Kelly graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Journalism. Even though it took her a little while to find her career path, she was always meant to be in Communications. She remembers writing poems and songs when she was a little girl and pitching to my parents the reasons why I should have a cell phone when I was a teenager. She currently has a blog ( where she talks about her weight-loss journey, mental health and personal development. Her hope is to encourage and inspire readers and let them know they are not alone. Reading blog posts like that are what helped her in tough times and she wants to pay it forward. She loves dance fitness, listening to music, and creating layouts in her bullet journal. She's a big fan of planning, especially when cute notebooks and pens are involved. Her dream job has changed so much over the years; right now she'd love to co-own a dance studio.