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Road Trip Quotes To Inspire Your Journey

Updated: Jun 28, 2022

Looking for great road trip quotes to get you stoked on your upcoming adventure? Or want to find the perfect quote to summarize an epic road trip you’re on right now? You found the right article! In this post, we showcase the best road trip quotes that have inspired our own journeys in the past years. We’ve spent countless hours in the car on the way to our destinations. Sometimes it’s hard to open the door and turn the key, knowing you’ve got hundreds of miles ahead of you.

Road trip quotes to inspire you

But with these road trip quotes, you will be motivated to embrace those moments on the open road and take it all in stride! There’s nothing like breathing in that fresh air away from the hustle and bustle. We’ve found that road trips can bring us an inner peace that is rarely found other experiences. After all, when traveling it’s about the journey, not the destination. And the open road brings the journey to life. You never know what to expect when you’re cruising through forests, deserts, or ocean.

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Road Trip Quotes

The adventure has just begun so buckle up, crank up the tunes, and get your mind blown by our favorite road trip quotes! Feel free to use these quotes and images for your own travel inspiration and to motivate your next road trip.

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

This is so true! In our experience on road trips, it’s best to not only think about the end destination. There have been times that we had to drive 4 or more hours to get to a new hike or city. We’ve even take a 24-hour bus ride before! But it only sucks when we start thinking about how long it’s going to take us to get there. If we enter into the mindset of living in the moment and taking every small experience for what it is, then we start to see the road trip with open eyes. The trees become greener, the sky bluer. It all comes naturally!

Road trip quotes that inspire

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

There’s nothing quite like letting it all go and just driving. Sometimes you don’t even have to know where you are driving to. Our best road trips have come after we just started to drive in the direction of something new. For instance, we drove for miles in the Canadian Rocky Mountains just gazing at the glacial lakes around us until we happened to see an entrance to a small parking lot on our right. We made a stop, realized it was a hike, and took a leap of faith that it would be a good one. When we got to the top, we had the most spectacular views of the entire Rockies! We had no idea we would get to that point, but the road brought us there. It was fate! It's these moments and quotes that bring us the most inspiration.

Road trip quote about freedom

"Happiness is in the journey"

The beautiful thing about road trips is that you can completely let go and see where the open road takes you. Let your soul fly free and don't worry about the little things! The journey is more important than the destination itself.

Happiness road trip quote

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Road trip quotes for adventure lovers

“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

It’s so important to go with the flow and live in the moment on every road trip. You never know where the road is going to take you. If you make a wrong turn, there’s no reason to get mad about it. Rather, take it in stride, see where that road takes you, and if you end up getting lost it may be a good thing! You may discover something new that you never heard of before.

Road trip travel quote

“All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

This poetic travel quote by Jack Kerouac speaks to us on a deep level. You truly don’t need more than the wheels of a car to have a great road trip! You don’t need fancy equipment, a great camera, or a glamorous camping set up. All you need is a vehicle to take you on the journey. Let nature do the rest. Jack Kerouac always has the coolest travel quotes ever!

“Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” – Robin Sharma

Some say that routine can be lethal. We believe that to be true! There’s nothing worse than grinding through a job you don’t enjoy or studying something you’re not interested in. Instead of just getting through it, try spicing things up with a road trip! It could be the best decision of your life. Get out on the open road for a bit, let the world enchant you, and see how your perspective changes when you get back. You’ll be surprised!

Road trip quote no routine

“Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.” – Unknown 

The moments that lead us to our end destination are always the ones that define our trips. There’s something special about the spontaneity that comes with a road trip. You never know what’s going to happen on the road, but when you look back at the end of the trip, we can guarantee that those moments will stick in your mind just as much as the final destination did. Whoever wrote this travel quote should be famous!

Live in the moment road trip quote

“If you’re not lost, you’re not much of an explorer.” — John Perry Barlow

We recommend getting lost on at least a monthly basis. Don’t let yourself get stuck in the ordinary. Continue to push yourself out of your comfort zone and see what happens. It’s the only way you will truly grow as a person and you’ll have a heck of a lot more stories to tell once your road trips are over. True explorers never stay on the same path for too long in their lives!

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“Home is where you park it”

The van life is all about living in the moment and making the world you home. When you’ve got the world at your fingertips, what could ever stop you? Waking up to a new scenery each day is a lifestyle we can all appreciate as travelers!

Van life road trip quote

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Van life road trip quotes

“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

While you may get lost along the road, you will always find what you’re looking for in the end. It may not be the landscape or physical location that is so important, but rather the deeper meaning of why you are going on a road trip. Everyone is motivated by some goal, even if they don’t consciously know it. So, make sure to get out on the open road and just yourself go. You’ll find what you are looking for eventually.

Road leads to nowhere quote

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

A true adventure can only come once you’ve gotten some dirt on your skin! Your road trip shouldn’t be complete unless you need a long shower when you get back. Although you will get sweaty and dirty along the path, your soul will shine with brightness. You will be revitalized and have a great outlook on life. So, get dirty. It’s worth it! Unleash your wanderlust with travel quotes like this.

Road trip quote for travel lifestyle

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

Some people will go through life and experience very few new things. Often times they are either afraid to get hurt or afraid to trust. The unknown can be a terrifying thing. But we say, “Embrace the uncertainty. Live for the unknown”. You have everything to lose and nothing to gain if you only take the safe road. Life won’t wait. You only have one, so live it to the fullest!