Backpacking Quotes and Captions

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With the world gone topsy-turvy due to the pandemic that is COVID-19, leisure travel is still not allowed in almost every part of the world. All we can do at the moment is to remember the good old days – times when we are free to travel. Even better than remembering is the hope that we’ll all be able to go outside again with no restrictions, hopefully, in a year or two’s time.

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For now, we can find solace in backpacking quotes. Words of the wise. Of people who understand the necessity of us humans to seek novel experiences through foreign lands. Quotes that will remind us of the thrill of getting lost in an unfamiliar city in search of an off the beaten, albeit, fairly-known destination. Check out this t-shirt with fun travel quotes.


I solo backpacked for 4 years from Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, to South America. It’s the best year of my life. I’ve met so many amazing people, I’ve grown so much on the road and understood myself more.

If there’s one piece of advice that I’ll give to anyone, it’s definitely to take a solo trip. It doesn’t have to last months, a few weeks is enough to get to know yourself, think quietly, and meet people from all over the world.

To travel the world is to learn new things about yourself, about the world. Here is a compilation of backpacking quotes to get you motivated via @quotesgasm
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“My soul is in the sky.”

— William Shakespeare

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”

— George Harrison

“According to the map, we’ve only gone four inches.”

— Dumb & Dumber

The open road is a beckoning, strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself”

— William Least Heat-Moon

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

— Angela N Blount

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.”

— Rosalía de Castro

“To travel far, there is no better ship than a book.”

— Emily Dickinson

“Bring me the sunset in a cup.”

— Emily Dickinson

“As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly; you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life and travel leave marks on you. Most of the time, those marks on your body or on your heart are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”

— Anthony Bourdain

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”

— Anthony Bourdain
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These are a handful of backpacking quotes that will motivate you to travel more often and when the world has recovered from this pandemic.

We really hope that in this simple way of sharing some travel quotes with you, we’re able to re-ignite your passion for travelling.


Looking for inspiration to travel alone? Perhaps your friend, boyfriend, or spouse won't go? It's totally fine! Backpacking alone is a beautiful and very exciting thing to do just by yourself. Check out these backpacking quotes for motivation via @quotesgasm