30 Wanderlust Quotes And Best Instagram Captions For Travel Photos

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Traveling is good for the soul and it's a shame that we can't do it more often. Seeing new places, meeting new people, and trying new foods are just some of the things that we do when we travel. Experiencing a new place can be uplifting and life-changing. As humans, it's something we yearn for. We just crave it.

While we would all like to be able to live a life that is less crazy and hectic, taking photos is just part of the travel experience these days. People simply love to capture special moments and share them with the world by way of social media. That's nothing new, but since Instagram came into our lives, sharing photos is so much more involved, and it all starts with using the best Instagram captions.


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But first, you have to take the perfect photo. If you are traveling, narrowing your pictures down might be a task in and of itself. And then, once you find the photo(s) that you want to share, you have to find the perfect filter. Although, being in a place that requires #nofilter is the ultimate goal. And then comes the really tough part: a caption. 

You are experiencing a new place. You are indulging. You are seeing the world through your eyes, but it looks so different. And you love it. But how do you convey all of those feelings to your Instagram followers? By using the best caption for your vacation. 

We have collected some of the best Instagram captions — specifically, travel captions for Instagram  — giving you some fantastic options to help capture exactly how you are feeling while you're away. The only thing that you have to do is narrow them down (or upload 30 photos so that you can use them all!). 

So, get ready to upload your vacation pictures because these captions are going to help put all of your travel emotions into words. And, in case you were wondering, yes: We're already jealous. Bon voyage!

For the airport, before you arrive at your location...

1. Keep calm and travel on.

2. Wanderlust: A desire to travel, to understand one’s very existence.

3. Wander often, wonder always.

4. "Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return."

5. I do believe it's time for another adventure.

For photos to share once you arrive...

6. It’s about the journey, not the destination. But maybe it’s a little bit about the destination.

7. "Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing." — Dr. Seuss

8. Today is a good day to get lost.

9. Every single moment is an adventure.

10. We have arrived.


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For photos of your impressive travel eats...

11. Calories don’t count when you’re on vacation.

12. I've never met a dessert that I didn't like.

13. A picture is worth a thousand calories.

14. Some people wait a lifetime, for a moment... like this!

15. Get in my belly!

For pictures you take on the beach, or the majestic snow-capped mountains...

16. The water may be salty, but life is sweet.

17. The mountains are calling and I must go.

18. Seas the day.

19. Always take the scenic route. 

20. Paradise doesn't have to be tropical.

For pictures accompanied by inspiring quotes...

21. "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." — Anonymous

22. "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." — Saint Augustine

23. "Travel far enough, you meet yourself." — David Mitchell

24. "Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow." — Anita Desai

25. "Not all who wander are lost." — J. R. R. Tolkien

26. "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." — Andre Gide

27. "I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."  Mary Anne Radmacher

28. "We dream in colors borrowed from the sea." — Unknown

29. "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport." — Unknown

30. "When it comes down to it, it’s pretty simple. Adventure is what you make it. And whether it’s the travel, the discovery or just the feeling of letting go, the only way we’ll ever find out is to get out there and do it. Enjoy the ride." — Travis Rice


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