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150+ Road Trip Quotes to use for inspiring Instagram captions!

We really love road trips!

We have been on fabulous road trips in the US, including a fabulous Miami to Key West road trip, and around the world.

Two of our favorites were our ultimate Scotland Road Trip and spending 2 weeks in New Zealand campervanning the North and South Island.

So we decided to document 150 + of our favourite road trip quotes (which are also just perfect for Instagram captions).

Check out our Instagram Couple Travel the World for how you can apply them! And, If you love Instagram we developed some kick ass Instagram presets (filters) so you can edit your photos in 1 click!

Road Trip Quotes for Inspiring Instagram Captions

Road trips are the best time to soak up nature, detach from everyday life and just live!

Here are our all time favourite road trip quotes (which will make you want to get up and jump on the road right away!)

When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story – Steve Rushin

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

Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes—oh, and directions –  Jenn McKinlay

If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music –  Edgar Wright

I hate reality shows. But if I had to be on one, I’d have to say ‘Realtree Road Trips’ on the Outdoor Channel-  Blake Shelton

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

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to beDouglas Adams

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey. – Fitzhugh Mullan

We need the tonic of wildness — to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground – Henry David Thoreau


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

If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of youBrad Paisley

You may not find a path, but you will find a way.- Tom Wolfe

Sometimes, it’s only in walking the path that we discover why we are walking at all –  Richard Paul Evans

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

It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home – Aaron Lauritsen

Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long, If you’re going my way,I wanna drive it all night long – Rascal Flatts

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason –  Jerry Seinfeld

Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement Anthony Joshua

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller

Don’t expect the unexpected. Let the unexpected expect you. –  Kiara Maharaj

She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going, but she was on her way. – Jodi Hills

Adventure is worthwhile Aesop

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls. – Anais Nin

The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.
–Sir Richard Burton

Road Trip With Friends Quotes

Road trips are fun but they are even more fun when taken with friends. I am thinking The Hangover, Dumb and Dumber etc – what can be more fun than road tripping and having fun with your mates as you see new places.

Here are our favourite road trip quotes with friends quotes:

That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything – John Green

Road trips with friends is living life on the wild side – Couple Travel The World

They set off and drove up and along Maltsborough road to the sound of AC/DC, played volume level two and a half – Phaedra Patrick

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

Friends that travel together, stay together – Unknown

Sometimes all you need is a great friend and thirst for adventure – Unknown

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable – Unknown

Life was meant to great adventure and close friends – Unknown

Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more – Unknown

There is an unspoken bond you create with the friends you travel with – Kristen Sarah

There is a whole world out there. Pack your backpack, your best friend and go – Unknown


A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you – Unknown

As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen – Winnie The Pooh

Good friends follow you anywhere. – Winnie the Pooh

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way. – Unknown

We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

True friends never apart maybe in distance never in heart. – Helen Keller

Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas. – Unknown

You and me, we are more than friends. We are like a small travel gang! – Unknown

Everyone needs this friend that calls and says, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure – Unknown

A road trip is better with friends – Unknown

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. – Izaak Walton

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

Good times and crazy friends make the best memories. – Unknown

Funny Road Trip Quotes

Road trips are some of the funniest times of our lives. Here are 23 funny road trip quotes (these are great for use on Instagram too!)

Work sucks … I’m going on a road trip – Unknown

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. – Albert Einstein

Vacation calories don’t count – unknown

Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror. – Colin Powell

A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles – Tim Cahill

The best part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination … it’s the fast food along the way – unkown

If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal. – Paul Coehlo

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

Start your road trip off right with one of these funny captions about life on the road:

Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime – Ugo Eze

Life was meant for good friends and great adventure – unknown

I do believe it’s time for another adventure – unknown

When you come to a fork in the road; take it. – Yogi Berra

I travel a lot, I hate having my life disrupted by routine. – Caskie Stinett

Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death – Hunter S Thompson

Life is too short to not go on that spontaneous road trip – unknown

Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure – unknown

I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me – Walt Whitman

Famous Movie Road Trip Quotes

Where better to draw inspiration for your road trip from but one of these famous road trip movie quotes.

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. – Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

You know what would help you sort through these important issues? ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO!!! – Zoolander

According to the map, we’ve only gone 4 inches. – Dumb and Dumber

We’re on a mission from God – Blues Brothers

New Zealand: Why not? – Flight of the Conchords – if you’re planning a New Zealand road trip you should really pay homage to Flight of the Conchords – New Zealand’s 4th most popular parody duo and creators of New Zealand’s greatest travel advertisements just like this catchy slogan.

I want to have a car that attract a woman with shave down below. – Borat


Family Road Trip Quotes

There is nothing more special than going on a road trip with the people that you love the most. Here is 26 of our favourite family road trip quotes:

Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more – Unknown

You and me, we are more than friends. We are like a small travel gang! – Unknown

Making memories one road trip at a time – Unknown

Take only memories, leave only footprints – Chief Seattle

Happiness is planning a trip with someone you love – Unknown

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. – Bob Talbert

Oh the places you’ll go – Dr. Seuss

Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta


The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories [of road trips] – Og Mandino

As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen – Winnie The Pooh

Kids dont remember their best day of television but always remember their best day on the road – Unknown

Lets wander where the wifi is weak – Unknown

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show. – Unknown

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures – Lewis Carroll

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

You and me, we are more than friends. We are like a small travel gang! – Unknown

Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion –  Leigh Hunt

Kid, you’ll move mountains – Dr. Seuss

In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them – Kevin Heath

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. – Amelia Earhart

The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories – Og Mandino

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

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

Where you lead, I will follow, anywhere that you tell me to – Carole King

Sometimes all you need is family and a tank of gas. – UnknownThere are no perfect parents and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way – Dave Willis

Long Road Trip Quotes

What is better than a short road trip? A long road trip of course! Here are 26 of our favourite long road trip quotes to inspire you to get out on the road!

No road is long with good company – Turkish proverb

Life is only half lived if you have never got in a car and driven off on the open road. Bon voyage and have an awesome road trip. – unknown

May you discover beautiful things, as you drive across the world in a car with dings. May you have experiences that change your thinking, as you trundle across to far of lands while traveling

Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead. – Ma Jian

Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes—oh, and directions – Jenn McKinlay

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 Anderson

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more – Pico Lyer


Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn in it into our own story that will live in our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things – Unknown

Kilometres are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometres. – George Carlin

I am a travel addict on the way to recovery. And I’m on a road trip to find the clinic – Couple Travel the World

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself – Stacey Westfall

I have learned that you can go anywhere you want to go and do anything you want to do and buy all the things that you want to buy and meet all the people that you want to meet and learn all the things that you desire to learn and if you do all these things but are not madly in love: you have still not begun to live – C JoyBell

We’ve run around the same circles here again and again, so it’s time you take the road less traveled. You’ll enjoy the break in the repetition, even though it may frighten you. – unknown

If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you – Brad Paisley

There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going – Beverly Sills

The fact is I don’t drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car’s reactions, becoming part of it – Enzo Ferrari

What keeps you going isn’t some fine destination but just the road you’re on, and the fact that you know how to drive. Barbara Kingsolver

Traveling is irritating to me, but not driving. Going to the airport makes me nervous, but when I set out to just take a leisurely drive, it’s blue skies and puffy clouds and time – Edward Ruscha

When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story – Steve Rushin

I encourage people to take the road less travelled, explore the abundant off-beat locations. Take road trips, soak in some breathtaking experiences, and enjoy the scenic landscapes that our country has to offer – Shenaz Treasury

Road trips to me are just such an escape. You listen to your music, and you roll the windows down. You’re usually going to somewhere fun – Amy Purdy

Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip – Jon Bon Jovi

The road is calling and I must go

You can go your own way

Nothing behind us, everything ahead of us, as is everything on the road – Jack Kerouac

Let’s go on a roadtrip …


Girl Road Trip Quotes

Having a solo female road trip or a road trip with your girlfriends can be an empowering experience. Here are our favourite 25 road trip quotes for kick ass females.

If you are a travel couple like us, you might also like to check out Romantic Couple Quotes & couple hashtags to use on Instagram.

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place. – Nora Roberts

You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next – Kirsten Hubbard

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere – Mae West

Oh darling lets be adventurous – Unknown

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

I don’t need any man, I just need my car and the wide open road! – Couple Travel The World

I love places that make you realise how tiny your problems are – Unknown

Road tripping with girl friends will be some of the best times of your life – Couple Travel The World

When you are old and grey, little will matter but you will remember the summer of 1980 and the epic road trip with your girlfriends because memories like this are what life is all about – Couple Travel The World

Just watch all of you men, I’ll show you what a woman can do.. I’ll go across the country, i’ll race across the moon, i’ll never look back – Edna Whyte

The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home. – Freya Stark

A female going on a road trip across country? If that doesn’t scream girl power, I don’t know what will – Couple Travel The World

I don’t know where the rumour about men started but its false, women are certainly the best drivers and the best road trippers! – Couple Travel The World

Travel is as much a passion as ambition or love. – L.E. Landon

She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going, but she was on her way. – Jodi Hills

You may not find a path, but you will find a way.- Tom Wolfe

Anybody can be an explorer if they want to be. You can be an astronaut if you want. Figure out what you want to do, and then go do it. – Helen Thayer

A trip is what you take when you can’t take any more of what you’ve been taking.-  Adeline Ainsworth

The journey is my home. – Muriel Rukeyser

Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul. – Jaime Lyn Beatty

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – Freya Stark

Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world – Marilyn Monroe

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. –  Maya Angelou

Life is an adventure…dare it! – Mother Teresa

If we were meant to stay in one place we would have roots instead of feet. – Rachel Wolchin



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  • MC Miller

    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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Morton Edgin

Monday 29th of April 2019

Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

Couple Travel the World

Monday 29th of April 2019

Hi Morton

So glad you are enjoying our blog and our road trip quotes!

We are on twitter @travellingduo - see you there!