56 Unique Road Trip Quotes and Captions to Pump You Up

Sometimes a good road trip quote is all you need to clear your head. Whether that be across North America, or across Africa these road trip quotes will get you inspired before, during, and after your epic trip. In no particular order here are some of our favorite road trip quotes.

Our Favorite Road Trip Quotes

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“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.

— Byrd Baggett ( a perfect long drive quote!)

“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

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“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out that there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.”

— Unknown

“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”

– Walt Whitman

“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

“The road is there. It will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”

Chris Humphrey

“The two impulses in travel are to get away from home, and the other is to pursue something – a landscape, people, an exotic place. Certainly finding a place that you like or discovering something unusual is a very sustaining thing in travel.”

– Paul Theroux

I could not agree with this road trip quote more. Every time I am home I feel the urge to go travel and pursue something new in life.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”

– Susan Sontag

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”

— Confucius

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”

Babs Hoffman

“Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity, and reminds us how much we all have in common.”

— Deborah Lloyd

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

– Lewis Carroll

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“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”

– Jerry Seinfeld

This is such a funny road trip quote that makes me giggle everytime I read it. In all seriousness though, I do think about this road trip quote when deciding whether to go down a popular path or a path no goes down. Sometimes there is a reason no one is traveling somewhere. It could be less desirable or even scary.

 “Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien

Road Trip Captions

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“One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.”

-Henry Miller (one of my favorite road trip sayings of all time!)

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”

– Douglas Adams

“You may not find a path, but you will find a way.”

– Tom Wolfe

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

― Pat Conroy

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going. It’s who you have beside you.”

— Unknown

“I want to go on a road trip. Just you and me. The highway, the radio, the blue sky, the back roads, and windows down. We’ll talk about everything and nothing. We’ll sing our hearts out, and we’ll make memories we’ll never forget. Just you and me.”

— Unknown

“Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.”

— Emma Chase

“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

“The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”

– Chris Humphrey

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

– Jack Kerouac

“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 it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us always. Because stories are more important than things.”

— Victoria Erickson

You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

-Karen Blixen (One of my favorite Quote about Africa)

 “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

-Helen Keller

“‘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

Inspirational Road Trip Quotes

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“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

-John Steinbeck

“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, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

-T.S Eliot

“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

When I’m on a road trip with friends I remember why I am on the journey I am on. It’s always about the adventure and the people.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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

– Rachel Wolchin

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all”

– Oscar Wildze

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

– Neale Donald Walsch

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”


This is one of the best family road trip quotes that I like to remember when I am traveling with my beloved family. We always have to remember to slow down and remember the good memories, but as always leave nothing behind.

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.”

– Anita Septimus

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”

– Babs Hoffman

“At the end of the day, I understand that life has roadblocks, and life is like school – you’ll be tested; we gotta pass it.”

– DJ Khaled

“I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.”

– Grace Jones

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

– Anthony Joshua

“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the sun will rise again tomorrow.”

― Aaron Lauritsen

All these road quotes go perfect with this photo!

Funny Road Trip Quotes

(Road Trip Quotes 45-55)

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”

― Angela N. Blount

“Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.”

― Dan Rather

“Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.”

— Thelma and Louise

This is a great road trip quote from a movie. It reminds me that you don’t have to go too far to get away from the crowds and into complete solitude.

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”

― Jack Kerouac

“You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.”

— Florida Georgia Line

“At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.”

– Shanti

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“I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm; throw the sense of time out the window.”

– Miriam Toews

This is one of those girl road trip quotes that I love to tell my girlfriends when we are in the car together and enjoying quality time with epic people.

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”

Angela N. Blount

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”

– Bob Marley

These are my last section of road trip quotes and captions so I have to end it with a quote from someone epic!

“When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it.”

Charles de Lint

There you have it guys, our favorite road trip quotes and captions compiled into this post. Hopefully these road will inspire you to get out there, grab your keys and hit the pedal to the floorboard!

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About Natasha Alden

Natasha is the co-founder of The World Pursuit. She is an expert in travel, budgeting, and finding unique experiences. She loves to be outside, hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow on her snowboard, and biking. She has been traveling for over 10 years, across 7 continents, experiencing unique cultures, new food, and meeting fantastic people. She strives to make travel planning and traveling easier for all. Her advice about international travel, outdoor sports, and African safari has been featured on Lonely Planet, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest.

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