Are you looking for some travel inspiration to fuel your wanderlust? We have compiled a list with our favourite road trip quotes that will definitely inspire you to hit the road.
We love going on a road trip, just to get in our car and start driving. We will see where the road will take us. We regularly take road trips, in Europe, Africa and even North America. The open road, seemingly going nowhere but will take us to the nicest and sometimes undiscovered places. The below list of quotes about road trips has inspired us over the years to go out again. They are in no particular order.
We hope that these quotes about the road will provide you with some great travel inspiration. And feel free to pin these photos with road trip captions to your pinterest boards for further inspiration.
Road trip quotes: 50 Inspirational quotes about the road
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll
“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton
“The open road is there, it will away be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” – Chris Humphrey
“Let’s go on a road trip and like it, not dread it! There are no barriers, there is no fear.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
“I many not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams
“Map out your future, but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the whole trip.” – Jon Bon Jovi
“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount
This is so true for any road trip. We love to start driving in just a general direction but are open to any detours. And we have discovered some beautiful gems on those detours. That’s why one of our favourite quotes on road trips is “Put down the map and get wonderfully lost” and this is of course what we often do while road tripping. And it also counts for the next quote just below.
“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan
“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” – Jerry Seinfeld
“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman
“If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music.” – Edgar Wright
This is one of the road trip captions which hits the nail right on the head. Good driving music makes a road trip so much more special. For instance, we love good country music while driving through the Great Karoo in South Africa or on the vast open roads of Namibia. We even have a special song on driving on a specific road in Namibia, which is “Hotel California” from the Eagles and this is for us one of the top things to do in Namibia. This shows that some quotes about the road are so true.
“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
“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” – Aaron Lauritsen
“And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere.” – Emery Lord
“Do not follow where the path may lead. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
“If you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” – Steve Rushin
“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius
The whole point of a road trip is to enjoy the road. Can you imagine all the beautiful things you will miss when you only think about the destination and not everything that is happening while getting there. It’s one of the best road trip quotes that shows what road tripping is all about.
“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.” – Byrd Baggett
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman
“Life is beautiful if you are on the path to somewhere.” – Orhan Pamuk
“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’m not lost. I’m exploring.” – Jana Stanfield
This is on of those funny road trip quotes that is worth mentioning. Too many people think you are lost when you stop at a random place far away from the tourist path. It’s at that point that a true road trip starts, when you start exploring, in my humble opinion.
“I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” – Paulo Coelho
“Wherever you go becomes part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai
“Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
“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
“Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.” – Anthony Joshua
“There is a strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the sun will rise again tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen
“Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.” Thelma and Louise
There are a few road trip movie quotes that are worth mentioning and this one from the movie Thelma and Louise is one of them. Sean and I have often felt like being in the middle of nowhere while on road trip, especially when driving through some parts of Southern Africa and especially when driving in the southern part of Namibia.
“Still around the corner, they may wait. A new road or a secret gate. And though we pass them by today, tomorrow we may come this way and take the hidden paths that run towards the Moon or to the Sun.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
“You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.” – Florida Georgia Line
“I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm, throw the sense of time out the window.” – Miriam Toews
“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman
“Fifty years from now, when you’re looking back at your life, don’t you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?” – Sam Witwicky
“If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
“I love to travel, but hate to arrive.” – Albert Einstein
“You may not find a path, but you will find a way.” – Tom Wolfe
“If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.” – Brad Paisley
“Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard
“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” – Alain de Botton
“It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! … It’s not like we have somewhere to go.” – John Green
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac
“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” – David Mccullough
“Jobs will fill your pockets but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty
“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” – Neil Gaiman
“There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to keep moving, to never stop.” – Bill Bryson
“I climb behind the steering wheel, I drive off immediately without once looking back; it’s a long journey but it leads to freedom.” – Corinne Hofmann
“Driving at night is about communicating with lights.” – Lukman Pambra
This was our list of your favourite and for us, best road trip quotes. What is your favourite quote on the list? Or did your favourite quote about the road not make the list? Let us know in the comments.