100 Vacation Quotes That Prove Everyone Deserves A Few Days Off

It's time to relax (and unplug!)

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Since quarantine started, all that is on our minds is getting through the workday and making sure we aren’t missing out on anything. It’s about time we need a break (like a real break — not just binge-watching Netflix all day).

We all deserve a little vacation at the moment because staying inside is really getting old.

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So whether you're taking a few days of paid time off of work and heading to the beach or spending the long weekend hiking a mountain, here's a collection of the best vacation quotes that prove everyone deserves a little time off for rest and relaxation.

Funny Quotes About Vacation

The point of going on vacation is to enjoy yourself, and that means laughing once in a while. So here are some funny quotes about vacation that are sure to put a smile on your face.

1. “There should be sympathy cards for having to go back to work after vacation.”

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2. “Reality called, so I hung up.”

3. “I wish travel therapy was covered by my health insurance.”

4. “Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” — Zig Ziglar

5. “It’s bad manners to let a vacation wait!”

6. “Airports: the only place where drinking 8 AM is socially acceptable.”

7. “I love my job only when I’m on vacation.”

8. “My goal is to hit the gym every day I’m on vacation. Usually, I just end up sleeping and drinking beer.” — Gary Allan

9. “Running to the gate is my cardio.”

10. “A plane ticket is the answer. Who cares what the question is.”

11. “Going on a trip. Need about 5 outfits. I’ve packed 35 just to be safe.”


12. “TIP: You won’t get the holiday blues if you just keep booking holidays.”

13. “Can we just skip to the part in my life where I travel the world?”

14. “If anyone is Christmas shopping for me, I wear a size 7-day Caribbean cruise.”

15. “You can’t make everyone happy. You are not a plane ticket.”

16. “Vacation calories don’t count.”

17. “I’ve got 99 problems. But I am on vacation and I am ignoring them all!”

18. “Yeah, working is great…but have you tried traveling.”

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

20. “No matter what fabulous place I visit, I don’t feel like I’m on vacation unless I’m dehydrated and covered with sunscreen.” — Chelsea Cain


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“I Need A Vacation” Quotes

Sometimes we are working so hard that we need a reminder to take a break — life isn’t always about just working hard. Here are some good reasons why a vacation is what you need to feel better and work harder. Maybe some you can use some of these "I need a vacation!" quotes on your boss to convince them to give you a little time off?

21. “After a while, just staying alive becomes a full-time job. No wonder we need a vacation.” — Michael Zadoorian

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22. “Taking a vacation can actually increase the likelihood of getting a raise or a promotion.” — Shawn Achor

23. “I need a vacation, not a stupid weekend.”

24. “I just need a large coffee, a plane ticket, and a bag full of cash.”

25. “I need vitamin SEA.”

26. “I need a vacation so long, I forget all my passwords!”

27. “I feel like most of my problems could be solved with a trip to … anywhere.”

28. “I googled my symptoms. Turns out I just needed to go on a vacay.”

29. “I need a six-month vacation, twice a year.”

30. “Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less, and vacation MORE!!” — Lea Mishell

31. “Neglecting vacation is neglecting success because every success needs accumulated positive energy!” — Mehmet Murat ildan


32. “Vacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options.” — Anne Wilson Schaef

33. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” — Michael Palin

34. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal” — Paulo Coelho

35. “Vacations are necessities, not luxuries.” — Linda Bloom

36. “An upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate.” — Jaime Kurtz

37. “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” — Earl Wilson


38. “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” — Elbert Hubbard

39. “Some of your best ideas come when you’re on vacation.” — Gautam Singhania

40. “Think about it; how do you feel when you are planning a vacation? You feel excited and happy. Your stress level is diminished, and this also affects your work in a positive way.” — John Morgan

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Vacation Quotes From Celebrities

Celebrities and famous icons definitely know a thing or two about the importance of taking a vacation, so here are some famous vacation quotes from celebs to inspire you to take time off.


41. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.” — The Dalai Lama

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42. “I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.” — Ricky Skaggs

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

44. “People don’t take trips. . . trips take people.” — John Steinbeck


45. “When you go all over the world for work, your dream vacation is your bedroom.” — Jack Antonoff

46. “One of the biggest challenges about going on vacation is planning the trip.” — Paul Brodie

47. “My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean.” — Nina Arianda

48. “A vacation helps to relieve stress and boredom, gives us a change of scenery, provides us with adventure, and helps to bring us closer to the people in our lives.” — E. S. Woods

49. “All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

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


51. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” — Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

52. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” — Chief Seattle

53. “Adventure is worthwhile.” — Aesop

54. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost

55. “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” — Earl Wilson

56. “Vacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options.” — Anne Wilson Schaef


57. “After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.” — Kenneth Grahame

58. “When all else fails, take a vacation.” — Betty Williams

59. “In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

60. “I'd rather have a rock in my pocket than a label on my shoe.” — Ross Caligiuri

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Inspirational Vacation Quotes

Sometimes we need a push in the right direction, even when it comes to taking time off for that much-needed vacation. Here are some inspirational quotes about vacation to motivate you to go somewhere new — it just might be your new favorite spot on the map.


61. “Vacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options.” — Anne Wilson Schaef

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62. “Vacation must be more than a word if it is meant to provide a total change of scenery and mindset. While it is recognized that the ideal vacation varies from person to person, or family to family, a vacation should always provide the absence of stress and regeneration of the spirit.” — Byron Pulsifer

63. “A proper vacation does three things. It takes you away from the stresses and demands of your daily life; it gives your body time to heal and rejuvenate; and, it invigorates your mind by returning you to your natural rhythm.” — Sage Wilcox


64. “Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou

65. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

66. “People don’t take trips; trips take people.” — John Steinbeck

67. “The gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” — Sir Richard Burton

68. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” — Anita Desai

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


70. “Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” — Caroline Myss

71. “If you have lost your clarity and purpose, a vacation is a great way to find it again.” — David Fuller

72. “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

73. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” — Henry Miller

74. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” — Jack Kerouac


75. “I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”

76. “It isn’t how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it’s how you spend the time.” — David Brenner

77. “Travel not to find yourself but to remember who you’ve been all along.”


78. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” — Robert Orben

79. “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” — W.B. Yeats

80. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

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Wanderlust Quotes About Traveling For Vacation

The difference between vacation and traveling is the amount of work you put in, but both give the same wonderful wanderlust feeling! Take a look at some of the best wanderlust quotes about traveling for vacation to inspire you to take in the world around you.


81. “Traveling unveils new dimensions of this world not known to the naked eye.” — Wayne Chirisa

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82. “The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist!” — Russell Baker

83. “I travel a lot, I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” — Caskie Stinnett


84. “A wise man travels to discover himself.” — James Russell Lowell

85. “To travel is to live.” — Hans Christian Anderson

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

87. “Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.” — Henry David Thoreau

88. “I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.” — William Hazlitt

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

90. “A travel adventure has no substitute. It is the ultimate experience, your one big opportunity for flair.” — Rosalind Massow


91. “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” — Matthew Karsten

92. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” — Carew Papritz

93. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” — Gustave Flaubert

94. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

95. “When a man is a traveler, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.” — Drew Bundini Brown

96. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


97. “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” — Euripides

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

99. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” — Seneca

100. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.