160 Adventure Quotes And Travel Captions For Instagram [+ Photos]

Adventure is defined as “an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks” (Merriam Webster). If you’re thinking about going on an adventure, these awesome adventure quotes and travel captions will get you inspired and in the mood to do some exploring and adventuring of your own.

Any new opportunity can be considered as an adventure – even if you don’t leave home! Exploring and hiking in your neighborhood, starting your own business, trying out a new adventure sport, or taking a quick solocation to recharge can all be looked on as adventures – it just depends on your mindset.

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The love of adventure we had as children can often leave us when we’re adults, due to the pressures of…well…adulting! Working, paying the bills, looking after pets and kids…they don’t leave much time for adventuring – but that spirit is still inside you, you just need to create the space to get out there and find it again.

Read on to see our favorite famous adventure quotes, short adventure quotes, and adventure captions for Instagram

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Adventure Quotes & Travel Captions For Instagram

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

  2. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun
    Christopher McCandless

  3. The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself
    Myles Munroe

  4. Because in the end, you won’t remember the times you spent in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain
    Jack Kerouac

  5. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign
    Robert Louis Stevenson

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  6. I urge you; go find buildings and mountains and oceans to swallow you whole. They will save you, in a way nothing else can
    Christopher Poindexter

  7. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness
    Mark Twain

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

  9. Adventure is worthwhile in itself
    Amelia Earhart

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  10. Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion
    Robert Macfarlane

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

  12. Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you
    Marcus Purvis

  13. Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride
    Anthony Bourdain

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  14. Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it
    E.A. Bucchianeri

  15. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!
    Hunter S. Thompson

  16. Venture belongs to the adventurous
    Navjot Singh Sidhu

  17. I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well
    Diane Ackerman

  18. 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
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  19. Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure
    Drew Houston

  20. And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later
    Randy Komisar

  21. Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures
    Lovelle Drachman

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  22. A traveler is really not someone who crosses ground so much as someone who is always hungry for the next challenge and adventure
    Pico Iyer

  23. So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry
    Jack Kerouac

  24. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open
    Jawaharlal Nehru

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

  26. Nothing lives long, only the earth and mountains
    Dee Brown

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

  28. If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans. When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man
    Wilfred Noyce

  29. The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling

  30. It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves
    Sir Edmund Hillary

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  31. We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man
    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  32. Live your life by a compass, not a clock
    Stephen Covey

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

  34. Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you
    David McCullough Junior

  35. To travel is to live
    Hans Christian Andersen

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

  37. Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure
    Emily Wing Smith

  38. To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure
    Freya Stark

  39. Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do
    Amelia Earhart

  40. Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind
    Marty Rubin

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

  42. If you want to train for big mountain endeavors, spend time in big mountains
    Jimmy Chin

  43. 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

  44. The journey matters more than the destination
    Tony Fahkry

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  45. I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable
    Carew Papritz

  46. There are 30,000 days in your life. When I was 24, I realized I’m almost 9,000 days down. There are no warm-ups, no practice rounds, no reset buttons. Your biggest risk isn’t failing. It’s getting too comfortable. Every day, we’re writing a few more words of a story. I wanted my story to be an adventure, and that’s made all the difference
    Drew Houston

  47. Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times

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

  49. I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain
    Andrew Garfield

  50. Kids are curious, and if you don’t lose that, then everything is an adventure
    Diane Greene

  51. Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty
    Victoria Erikson

  52. If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try
    Seth Godin

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

  54. Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books
    John Lubbock

  55. There is no certainty; there is only adventure
    Roberto Assagioli

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  56. How wild it was, to let it be
    Cheryl Strayed

  57. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step
    Lao Tzu

  58. One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm
    Ella Maillart

  59. Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits
    Pico Iyer

  60. When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  61. Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure
    J.K. Rowling

  62. We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag
    Jeremy Glass

  63. You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions
    Karen Blixen

  64. To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure
    Freya Stark

  65. Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking, and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand – because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy. There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it
    Charlotte Erikson

  66. And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul
    John Muir

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  67. To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self
    Søren Kierkegaard

  68. An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered
    G.K. Chesterton

  69. Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once
    Karen Gibbs

  70. Adventures don’t come calling like unexpected cousins calling from out of town. You have to go looking for them

  71. Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world
    Seanan McGuire

  72. One of the inescapable encumbrances of leading an interesting life is that there have to be moments when you almost lose it
    Jimmy Buffett

  73. Make everything an adventure. Otherwise, it will suck
    Nita Morgan

  74. The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down
    Jeanne Moreau

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

  76. Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit
    Edward Abbey

  77. Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul
    Jaime Lyn

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  78. To live would be an awfully big adventure
    J.M. Barrie

  79. Life movies pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it!
    Ferris Bueller

  80. As soon as I saw you, I knew adventure was going to happen
    Winnie the Pooh

  81. Every day is an adventure, and no two days are ever alike
    Scott Borchetta

  82. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore

  83. Life is full of adventure. There’s no such thing as a clear pathway
    Guy Laliberte

  84. Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another
    Ernest Hemingway

  85. A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving
    Lao Tzu

  86. Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it
    Edward Abbey

  87. All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible
    T.E. Lawrence

  88. Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport

  89. The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow
    Aaron Lauritsen

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

  91. 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

  92. Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving
    Terry Pratchett

  93. I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them
    Elizabeth Taylor

  94. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived
    Henry David Thoreau

  95. I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought – “This is what it is to be happy
    Sylvia Plath

  96. Always there has been an adventure just around the corner…and the world is still full of corners
    Roy Chapman Andrews

  97. I had a dream when i was 22 that someday i would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till i came to one of the poles of the earth
    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  98. Cover the earth before it covers you
    Dagobert Runes

  99. adventure quotes runesThe very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure
    Christopher McCandless

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

  101. If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul
    Drew Barrymore

  102. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes
    Marcel Proust

  103. Deep seemed the valleys when we lay between the reeling seas
    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  104. 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 of life
    John Amat

  105. A life lived in fear is a life half lived

  106. A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for
    John G. Shed

  107. 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

  108. Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit
    Edward Abbey

  109. Adventure is worthwhile

  110. I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life
    Tenzig Norgay

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

  112. 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

  113. I love the places that make you realize how small you and your problems are

  114. The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands
    Sir Richard Burton

  115. Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was
    Dag Hammarskjold

  116. All good things are wild and free
    Henry David Thoreau

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  117. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet
    Patrick Rothfuss

  118. Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realize how important it is to use the time I have
    Viggo Mortensen

  119. You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you
    John Muir

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

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

  122. You can’t find happiness at the end of your journey if you didn’t bring it with you all along
    Katrina Mayer

  123. You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!
    Dr. Seuss

  124. Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be
    Steve Pavlina

  125. Adventure is not outside man; it is within
    George Eliot

  126. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them
    Walt Disney

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

  128. To wake in that desert dawn was like waking in the heart of an opal. See the desert on a fine morning and die — if you can!
    Gertrude Bell

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

  130. Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure
    Bob Bitchin

  131. It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad, and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure
    Ernie Harwell

  132. I feel the need to endanger myself every so often
    Tim Daly

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  133. Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods, nothing will ever happen, and your life will never begin
    Clarissa Pinkola Estes

  134. Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can
    Danny Kaye

  135. You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong
    Sue Fitzmaurice

  136. The best view comes after the hardest climb

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

  138. The world is not in your books and maps; it’s out there
    J.R.R. Tolkien

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

  140. The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort
    Paulo Coelho

  141. Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it
    Andy Rooney

  142. Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing
    Barry Finlay

  143. Travel far enough, you meet yourself
    David Mitchell

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  144. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing
    Helen Keller

  145. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again
    Eric Roth

  146. He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary
    Friedrich Nietszche

  147. Be careful going in search of adventure – it’s ridiculously easy to find
    William Heat-Moon

  148. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks
    John Muir

  149. The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far
    Paulo Coelho

  150. The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe
    Casey Neistat

  151. No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time
    Lewis Carroll

  152. Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb
    Greg Child

  153. Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous
    Reinhold Messner

  154. Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures
    Alexandre Dumas

  155. One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure
    William Feather

  156. People don’t take trips, trips take people
    John Steinbeck

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  157. When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen
    A.A. Milne

  158. The mountains are calling and I must go
    John Muir

  159. Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
    That depends a good deal on where you want to get to
    I don’t much care where
    Then it doesn’t matter which way you go
    Lewis Carroll
  160. From a low hill in this broad savanna, a magnificent prospect opened out to us. To the very brink of the horizon we saw gigantic herds of animals: gazelle, antelope, gnu, zebra, warthog, and so on. Grazing heads nodding, the herds moved forward like slow rivers. There was scarcely any sound save the melancholy cry of a bird of prey. This was the stillness of the eternal beginning, the world as it had always been, in the state of non-being … I walked away from my companions until I had put them out of sight, and savoured the feeling of being entirely alone
    Carl Jung

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Final Thoughts About Adventure Quotes

Thanks for reading! Hopefully these awesome adventure quotes have got you inspired to get out there, challenge yourself, experience new sights and feelings, and see more of the world.

Whether you want to live a digital nomad life, go exploring in your own backyard, or simply try something new, adventure quotes have a way of getting you in the mood to actually do the thing – instead of just thinking about it!

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