Instagram captions for travel

70 Inspiring Instagram Captions for Travel

As the Instagram app launched on Oct. 6, 2010, it quickly racked up 25,000 users in one day. Created by Kevin Systrom, the popular photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation. Instagram rapidly grew to 1,000,000 users in one month.

Hmmm, who wouldn’t love that growth?

Instagram currently has 1 BILLION monthly users and 500 MILLION daily users! That’s a lot of photos to scroll through and like!

With the popularity of Instagram, learning how to maximize your feed among the millions of others is key. If you are posting daily, then coming up with new and uplifting Instagram captions for trips can be a challenge.

Instagram Captions for Travel and Life

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Instagram captions for travel
Instagram Captions for Travel

Do you LOVE to take pictures and your camera or phone seems to be a natural extension of your arm? Do you have a penchant for travel? Not only does travel teach you lessons about life and gratitude and happiness, but it also is a great opportunity to capture the world in photos for Instagram.

I started collecting the best Instagram captions for travel pictures to share with you. You’ll find Instagram captions for travel and fun Instagram captions for the beach along with gratitude, happiness, “You are Awesome” quotes to add some uplift and encouragement, and Instagram captions for life in general.

Travel Quotes and Instagram Captions

If you are looking for the best captions for Instagram about travel to ensure your post stands out, you’re in luck. I am always perusing the internet and Pinterest for captivating and cool Instagram captions for travel photos and life.

Instagram captions for travel
Instagram Captions for Travel Pics

Someday I’ll write a book about my life, and travel will be one of my favorite chapters…

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? ~ Transformers

Every moment in life is captured with one click.

We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Just go.

Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. ~ Ibn Battuta

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

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

According to the map, we’ve only gone four inches. ~ Dumb & Dumber

No one you have been and no place you have gone ever leaves you. The new parts of you simply jump in the car and go along for the rest of the ride. The success of your journey and your destination all depends on who’s driving. ~ Bruce Springsteen

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. ~ T. S. Eliot

Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret. ~ Oscar Wilde

The best views come after the hardest climbs.

Wish for it. Hope for it. Dream for it. But by all means: Do it!

Roads were made for journeys not destinations.

Wherever you go go with all of your heart. ~ Confucius

I wish travel therapy was covered by my health insurance. 

I follow my heart and it leads me to the airport.

Do you ever just feel homesick for travel?

Stay calm and adventure on.

Never go too long without watching a sunset.

Oh darling, let’s be adventurers!

Instagram Hashtags for Travel Pics

#ilovetravel #travelawesome #beautifuldestinations #discoverearth #familytravel #travelandlife #lifewelltraveled #discovervacations #divine_worldplaces #earthlandscape #explorewithme #exploremoretoday #letsadventuretogether #bestcitybreaks #earthpix #ilovetravel #travelawesome #timeoutsociety #familytravels #hellostoryteller #familytravelblog #favoriteplaces #letsadventure #somewhereanywhere #simplyjolaynetravels #fabulouslife #omgcute #bucketlist #travellovers #wonderfulplaces #neverstopexploring #wheretofindme #thebestdestinations #travelideas #travelobsessed

Awesome Instagram Captions for the Beach

Instagram captions for travel
Instagram Beach Caption

Ocean is my favorite color.

How to have a beach body: 1. Have a body. 2. Go to the beach.

Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach.

The beach is calling and I must go.

The only BS I need in my life is Beach and Sunshine!

All I need is Vitamin Sea!

Life, love and the pursuit of the next beach trip.

If life is a journey, the beach is my destination.

The answer may not be at the beach, but we should at least check!

Life is simple. Just add water.

Beach rules: relax, unwind, and enjoy.

The beach—the only place where salt lowers your blood pressure.

All good things come in waves.

Instagram Captions for the Beach Hashtags

#vitaminsea #vitaminsea🌊 #vitaminsea💙 #vitaminseavibes #beachdays #beachday #adayatthebeach #beachyvibes #lifebythebeach #sunset #sunsetviews #californiabeaches #beachphotography #colourfulworld #beachcolors #beautifuldestinations

Inspiring Instagram Captions

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Gratitude Captions for Instagram Travel Photos

All good things start with gratitude. ~ Natalie Ruiz

Count your blessings. You are one of a kind. There’s no one in the world like you. You are amazing. ~ Richard Simmons

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. ~ Lionel Hampton

Gratitude inspires happiness. ~ Bonnie Parkins

Be obsessively grateful.

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles. ~ Anonymous

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind. ~ Roy T. Bennett

Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful. ~ Anonymous

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. ~ Kristin Armstrong

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but also the parent of all the others. ~ Cicero

All that we behold is full of blessings. ~ William Wordsworth

Grateful Hashtags for Instagram Captions

#gratitudeattitude #gratitude #insistonhappiness #gratitudequotes #gratitudepractice #gratitudedaily #thankyouthankyouthankyou #thankyoufollowers #gratitudejourney #gratefulmindset #thankfulquotes #blessings #littlebitsoflife #ofsimplethings #starteachdaywithagratefulheart #gratefulheart

Do you need a Gratitude Journal?

Instagram Captions for Travel and Happiness

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Instagram Captions for Travel Together

Happiness is exploring the world with your best friend.

Happiness is a journey not a destination.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou

When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, “Yes, this is how I ought to feel.” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

Happiness is an inside job…but the beach helps!

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley

Happiness Hashtags for Instagram

#behappywithyourself #behappyandsmile #happywithpurpose #insistonhappiness #happinessisachoice #happiness #behappy❤️ #happyday💕#livepositive #laughterisgoodforthesoul #laughteristhebestmedicine #laughter #laugh #nowhining #nowhiningallowed #justbehappy #happyeveryday

“You Are Awesome” Instagram Captions

Instagram captions for travel
Instagram Captions for Travel Photos

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

If you are going to rise, you might as well shine too!

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. ~ Zig Ziglar

If someone asked me to describe you in just two words, I’d say… simply amazing. ~ Unknown

There are only two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein

Somedays you just have to make your own sunshine.

If happiness is the goal—and it should be—then adventures should be a priority. ~ Richard Branson

You might as well be awesome.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Anais Nin

The more I get to know you, the more amazing you become. ~ Yolanda Ridley

Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent. ~ Wendy Flynn

Never underestimate the power of taking small steps! Never underestimate the power of focusing on your OWN steps!

You really are good enough, pretty enough, and strong enough. ~ Al Carraway

You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.

No one is you and that is your superpower.

If you look like your passport photo, you probably need the trip.

“You are Awesome” Hashtags for Instagram

#kindnessrocks #kindnessmatters #kindnessquotes #kindnessiscontagious #distinctanddifferent #kindnessismagic #kindnessisfree #kindnesscounts #kindnessspreads #lovethelifeyoulive #justbeyou #justbeyourself #confidenceiskey #confidenceisbeauty #dailyaffirmations #positivemindpositivelife #youarebeautiful #simplethingsmadebeautiful #fabulouslife #omgcute #happyfaces😍 #happyfaces😊 #smilemore #smile

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Final Thoughts on 70 Inspiring Instagram Captions for Travel…and Life

If you’re looking for inspiring Instagram captions for travel, airport instagram captions, or beach instagram captions to spark courage and fuel your wanderlust, these catchy and quirky quotes are just the ticket! Let these Instagram captions light up your travel dreams, inspire gratitude and happiness, and motivate others to enjoy the journey.

These travel captions are perfect for Instagram (and Facebook); they embody what you and I love most about the journey of exploring the world.

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1 year ago

Beautiful list!! Love package deliveries and fresh bread 🙂 Marnie xx

1 year ago

I love this list! Such a great timely post. It is so important to be grateful.

Alaina Thomas
8 months ago

I think my favorite might be “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” by Oscar Wilde.

8 months ago

Love all these Instagram captions for travel, gratitude, and life posts. Great resource!

Linda (LD Holland)
8 months ago

I love the collections of captions you have for travel, gratitude and life. As I went through, I found myself nodding. And selecting pics that matched several of the captions. So many great words recorded to inspire us!

Jenn Record
8 months ago

Beautifully created! Okay to borrow a couple to share and give you credit?

Jeanine De Diana
8 months ago

These are all fantastic captions and quotes many I knew and some that are new to me thank you so much for sharing these.

8 months ago

Writing inspiring and catchy Instagram quotes can be so challenging. I love that you put this list together. Great ideas!

8 months ago

I love these captions! My favourite is “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take”. Some of my best travel memories occurred because I didn’t stick to my schedule.

Lisa | Waves and Cobblestones

My favorite from your list is: Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret. ~ Oscar Wilde

8 months ago

Love this list! and gosh I love any quote by Oscar Wilde. I’m definitely going to be trying out some of these hashtags!

8 months ago

Thanks so much for this post! I’ve been away from Instagram for so long, just returning slowly now. Good to know about these. Hashtag popularity changes so frequently!

Emma Chave
Emma Chave
8 months ago

Such a great blog as so much of the time is spent thinking of things to write and quotes to share so thank you for this! Very useful!

Midori and Akaash
8 months ago

Thanks for sharing the hashtag strategy as well!

Vanessa Shields
Vanessa Shields
8 months ago

So many great and inspiring quotes to use on IG! Sometimes it’s hard to come up with captions so it’s nice having a list to pull from now and then!

Tracy McHugh
8 months ago

Love all the quotes and pictures!!

8 months ago

These are so much fun! I am embarrassed to say that the Dumber and Dumber quote would totally be me! Fortunately now I can say that jokingly and not seriously cuz I understand maps a bit better now haha.

8 months ago

These quotes are great. I loved “I wish travel therapy was covered by my health insurance. “

8 months ago

What a great list of ideas for IG captions. I’m definitely going to use some of these for my future posts!

8 months ago

Thanks for the tips.

8 months ago

So glad I found this. Thank you for also including hashtags! You’re a life saver!!

8 months ago

Thank you for sharing these helpful tips.

8 months ago

I have such a hard time writing Instagram captions sometimes, so thank you for this list. I will definitely be saving it for future reference.

8 months ago

I loved these captions!! It’s definitely something different. I love + thank you for sharing! 🙂