Post the best travel photos with these clever vacation captions.

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff
February 24, 2018
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In the age of witty tweets and clever Instagram stories, it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to be a wordsmith no matter what sort of social media post you’re crafting. Luckily, going on vacation makes it just a little easier to produce attention-grabbing content. After all, you’ve already got the breathtaking travel photos working in your favor.

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So what you need now is a colorful caption to boost those likes — and maybe even snag some new followers who are lusting after your jealousy-inducing travels. From cute, vacation-inspired captions to funny quotes about travel and trending travel hashtags, there is a vacation caption for every type of trip, destination, and traveler. 

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These are 39 of the best travel captions for Instagram

Travel Captions

It’s about the journey, not the destination. But maybe it’s a little bit about the destination…#[insert location]

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

Keep calm and travel on.

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

Vacation Captions

Salty air, sun-kissed hair *insert sun and wave emojis*

The tan will fade, but the memories will last forever.

Life’s a beach.

Time for some Vitamin Sea *insert beach emoji*

An adventure a day keeps the doctor away.

I never met a sunset I didn’t like *insert sunset emoji*

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

Time to seas the day.

Pool hair, don’t care!

Up, up, and away… *insert airplane emoji*

Out of Office *insert waving hand emoji*

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Instagram Travel Hashtags

Travelers can use popular hashtags, including Travel + Leisure’s own #TLPicks, to connect with other Instagrammers with similars interests. Try some of the selections below, or use a third-party app like Focalmark to identify popular, relevant hashtags. 
















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Funny Travel Quotes

“Jet lag is for amateurs.” — Dick Clark

“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'" — Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

“Wander often, wonder always.” — John Travers

“Never stop doing things for the first time." — Anonymous 

“Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.” — Island Company  

“When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.” — Anonymous 

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