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101 Adventure Quotes and Instagram Captions

101 quotes to use for Instagram captions.

If you’ve spent any time with me or follow my Instagram, you’ll know I’m like a walking, talking, book of quotes. So here are some of my favorite quotes about backpacking, mountains, adventures, facing your fears, and life to live by.

Some quotes are wise words of someone else, some are unknown, and some are mine.

Quotes about Backpacking

Quotes about hiking and spending time in the great outdoors

  1. Carry as little as possible but choose that little with care
  2. Going places with smiling faces
  3. Miles and smiles
  4. I don’t need therapy, I just need to go camping 
  5. I’m just loving the outdoors and sharing that love
  6. Wander where the WiFi is weak for you’ll never know what gems you may stumble across
  7. This is where I want to be. I want to spend my nights camping under the stars, my mornings on the mountain tops, and my afternoons chillin’ lakeside. Is that really asking for too much?

Mountain Quotes

  1. Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat
  2. I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air and the scenes in which pure air is found 
  3. Life sucks a lot less when you add fresh mountain air, a campfire, and some peace and quiet. 
  4. You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you don’t climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident – it has to be intentional – Mark Udall
  5. There is something almost primal about standing atop a mountain, as if you had satisfied some deep and ancient part of human nature which drives us to explore our world and to reach new heights 
  6. Love me and I will move mountains to make you happy. Hurt me, and I’ll drop those mountains on your head
  7. Miles and smiles 
  8. The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble — to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. I produce nothing but words; I consume nothing but food, a little propane, a little firewood. By being utterly useless in the calculations of the culture at large I become useful, at last, to myself.
  9. Mountains, according to the angle of view, the season, the time of day, the beholder’s frame of mind, or any one thing, can effectively change their appearance. Thus, it is essential to recognize that we can never know more than one side, one small aspect of a mountain.
  10. I throw back my head, and, feeling free as the wind, breathe in the fresh mountain air. Although I am heavy-hearted, my spirits are rising. To walk in nature is always good medicine
  11. One of my favorite parts of exploring the outdoors is knowing every day is different and the sky is never the same. I can’t describe the feeling I get when I see a colorful sky, but I know it’s something I never want to live without because the ending to the day just isn’t the same in gray.
  12. The mountains are calling and I must go -John Muir
  13. Take care of the land — someday you’ll be a part of it
  14. You’re off to great places, Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way! —Dr. Seuss

Quotes about Wanderlust

  1. Wherever I roam, nature is the only stranger that feels like home
  2. Colors in the sky enhance every hike
  3. Some say I’ll wish upon a star, wake up far beyond the clouds
  4. Just living was not enough for her, she needed freedom, space, and adventure 
  5. I was born with a spirit that longs to wander, a heart I can’t control, and a mind full of wonder 

Travel Quotes

Quotes to inspire your next travel adventure trips!

  1. I want to drop everything and just travel the world with someone who wants to just as much as I do
  2. A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving 
  3. Travelers are dreamers who make their adventure a reality 
  4. I’m a travel addict on the way to recovery, just kidding I’m on the way to the airport 
  5. You’ll never know until you go
  6. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in this world —Gustave Flaubert
  7. You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for knowing and loving people in more than one place. 
  8. The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are
  9. It is good to have an end to a journey, but it is the journey that matters in the end
  10. In a world of endless possibilities and infinite outcomes, she could never stay in one place for too long 
  11. I can always make more money; I cannot make more time
  12. While traveling in retirement sounds amazing, I can’t wait 30 years to see as much of the world as I can. That probably means I won’t have a massive savings, I’ll start a family later than most if ever, and I won’t ever have what’s deemed as a “normal” job… but I’m ok with that. You can always make more money, you can’t make more time. 
  13. You are only free when you realize you belong to no place — you belong every place – no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great. -Maya Angelou
  14. We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. Some memories will never fade, but it sure is nice taking a stroll down memory lane
  15. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind
  16. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page —St. Augustine
  17. I don’t know where I’m going but I know it won’t be boring —David Bowie
  18. I don’t want to just travel the world, I want to hike it

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    Adventure Quotes

    Quotes and captions to inspire your next adventure!

    1. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure
    2. Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless. Let go of your fear and go after everything you want 
    3. The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days 
    4. Adventure begins with a thought, decision, and action
    5. I just want to get out explore and play with positive people, positive energy, and good vibes. 
    6. I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see very little of it
    7. 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
    8. The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort 
    9. The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear, for new and richer experiences — Randy Komisar
    10. Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you
    11. 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
    12. All those hours exploring the great outdoors made me more resilient and confident
    13. Always say yes to the present moment… surrender to what is. Say yes to life – and see how life starts to suddenly work for you rather than against you 
    14. Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you started 
    15. It’s a fine line where adrenaline for adventure meets fear
    16. Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show
    17. Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul
    18. Make your heart like a lake, with a calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness
    19. What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create. 
    20. Her path may not be what she thought it would be but it was exactly what she needed
    21. We were born to be free, to expand our horizons by going where we have never gone before, and not to hang out in the relative comfort and safety of the nest, the known. There is a place within us that is courageous beyond our human understanding; it yearns to explore beyond the boundaries of our daily life. – Dennis Merritt Jones
    22. A little dose of fear is healthy. It keeps you grounded, humble, and safe
    23. When you get outside in a new season and see things in a new light… it’s like seeing a place for the first time again 
    24. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude
    25. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

    Inspirational Quotes

    1. If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into to your purpose 
    2. Whatever your passion is now is the time to find it. Whatever your purpose is now is the time to pursue it 
    3. Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire
    4. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
    5. If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you 
    6. Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.
    7. We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need in ourselves already. 
    8. In the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going – RM Drake
    9. The mountains challenged her, healed her, and woke up her soul 
    10. A passion whose flame failed to be fanned eventually burns out 
    11. I’m not built for the outdoors but I’m here for it. 
    12. I’ve always had the feeling that nothing is impossible if one applies a certain amount of energy in the right direction. If you want to do it you can. 
    13. Sometimes all it just takes a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and possibilities

    Quotes about Perseverance

    Quotes to inspire you to never give up and keep pushing forward. A lot of these apply to doing things while facing your fears.

    1. The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed 
    2. It was during her lowest of lows she found her greatest strength
    3. She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared, but because she went on so strongly despite the fear. -Atticus
    4. When I get scared I get frustrated. When I get frustrated I feel defeated. When I feel defeated and through the frustration, I find the motivation to push through. 
    5. Pretend you’re not scared and you’re halfway there

    Motivational Quotes

    1. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do
    2. She was afraid of heights, but she was more afraid of never flying -Atticus 
    3. Be not afraid of going slow, be afraid of standing still 
    4. I have discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve 
    5. One can always dream, but how often do your dreams come true? You have to put in the work to make it happen.
    6. Mind over matter
    7. Fake it till you make it
    8. The body achieves what the mind believes
    9. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people
    10. I’m strong enough physically but mentally I’m not there yet. My mind is constantly trying to catch up and keep up with my body. It’s only in putting myself out there in situations where I’m scared sh*tless out of my mind that I know I will become strong enough to overcome my fears, inch by inch, time after time. 
    11. Know your own limits — you’re the only one who can decide that so be realistic and be ok with not meeting your goal if you’re not ready
    12. If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try
    13. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough 
    14. Great things are done by a series of small things put together 

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