Road Trip Quotes to Inspire your Trip

Road trips themselves are inspiring, but these quotes… they’ll inspire you too.

Road trips are one of my favorite ways to travel, and I’ve got to say, now more than ever, they are a safer option to explore our incredible world. If you’re looking for some inspiration, a great caption, or just missing the road, these quotes are here to help.

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Road Trip Quotes about the Road

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

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.” – Byrd Baggett

“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” – Aaron Lauritsen

“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat Moon

“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.” – Walt Whitman

“If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.” – Brad Paisley

“Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.” – Unknown

“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

“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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” – Aaron Lauritsen

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

Road Trip Quotes about Adventure

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

“ The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch

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

“Every journey is simultaneously a beginning and an ending: I was leaving my old life behind and starting on a road trip to find a new me.” – Debi Tolbert Duggar

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“Nothing adventured, nothing attained” – Peter Mcwilliams

“Adventure, without it, why live?” – Hortense Odlum

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

“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

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” –Wallace Stevens


Road Trip Quotes about Getting Lost

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” – Unknown

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

“Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns.” – Susan Magsamen

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

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

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

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

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

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

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

Road Trip Quotes about Going Solo

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

“The wise man travels to discover himself.” – James Russell Lowell

“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown.” – Freya Stark

“The journey of life is amazingly beautiful if you take it as a fearless adventure.” – Debasish Mridha

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” — John Mayer

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

“The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.” – Paul Theroux

“It is pointless to embark on any journey if you do not believe yourself worthy of the destination.” – Anthon St. Maarten

“This is the journey of your life. Don’t try to explain it to others, because only you can see it.” – Nitin Namdeo

Road Trip Quotes about Friends and Family

“No road is long with good company.” – Turkish Proverb

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” — Mark Twain

“In Life, It’s Not Where You Go, It’s Who You Travel With” –  Charles Schulz

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

“A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.” – Tom Lichtenheld

“Some roads aren’t meant to be traveled alone” – Unknown

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

“We’re not home-and-hearth people. We’re the adventurers, the buccaneers, the blockade runners. Without challenge, we’re only alive.” – Alexander Elio

“I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” – Paulo Coelho

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going, its who you have beside you.” – Unknown

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

“We all have that one friend who is either on a road-trip or planning a road-trip or thinking about a road-trip or talking to people who are on road-trip or posting quotes about road-trip.” – Crestless Wave

“A passenger on a road journey is in the hands of a driver; a reader embarking on a book is in the hands of a narrator.” – Romesh Gunesekera

I hope this list of road trip quotes has inspired you for your next trip!

Get inspired and reminisce about the open road with these road trip quotes. Let these quotes fuel your wanderlust.
Get inspired and reminisce about the open road with these road trip quotes. Let these quotes fuel your wanderlust.

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