For me, traveling is not laying on the beach sipping cocktails. Although that can sometimes be lots of fun and relaxing too.
For me traveling is all about seeking new adventures. And these adventures become even more fun when you can share them with a good friend.
That’s why I wanted to share this list with 25 of the best travel quotes with friends.
So they can inspire you to travel more and share adventures and memories with a good friend.
Let’s be honest.
A journey becomes even more beautiful when you can share it.
1.“Life was meant for great adventures and close friends.”
We start this list with one of my favorite travel with friends quotes because let’s be honest, what do you need more in life than a good friend and a great adventure?
Our adventures brought us already to all 7 continents. One of the most memorable adventures we experienced was our cruise to Antarctica. This is a continent that cannot be compared with anything else.
Recently we discovered the Azores. At this moment we haven’t yet planned our next trip which is quite strange for us.
Read also: A complete guide to the Azores islands.
Where is your next adventure taking you?
2. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
Although we’re not keen on organized tours or any other form of mass tourism, except the occasional cruise to spoil ourselves, we are no hermits. We love to socialize and we always have a great time when we meet locals or other travelers during our trips.
With social networks like Facebook, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch after your trip.
The locals were very sociable in the Azores but in bigger cities, it is often not as easy to make a connection.
That’s why we love websites like HiHiGuide where you arrange private tours with locals in major cities around the world.
Such tours are really great to learn more about the city, the culture of the country and the habits of the people.
3. “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
This is so true.
While traveling together you learn to know someone’s flaws.
Spending 24 hours with someone can be quite challenging at times but it will also create memories that last for a lifetime.
4. “There is a whole world out there. Pack your backpack, your best friend and go.”
Although we don’t travel with a backpack anymore I definitely agree with this travel quote.
Impulsive decisions are not always good but they can create really memorable vacations.
I still remember how we changed plans last-minute on a friends trip. Initially, we wanted to stay close to home but because the weather was so bad we packed some clothes, jumped in the car and drove several hours until we found some sun.
We didn’t know where we were going but we had the best time.
The world is so big and there are so many places to discover that we’re always looking forward to our next trip.
It seems like our bucket list is only getting longer…
5. “A good friend listens to your adventures. Your best friend makes them with you.”
This is one of my favorite friends travel quotes. Nothing is better for friendship than making shared memories.
It doesn’t necessarily need to be a long vacation. You can just take your best friend on a city trip. It will create a lifelong bond and years later you will still exchange great memories of your adventures together.
Which is the last adventure that you experienced and with whom?
6. “Friends that travel together, stay together.”
I do not fully agree with this traveling with friends quote.
If you do not have the same idea about a vacation, it can sometimes be very disappointing to go on a trip with a friend.
Even to such extent that this can put pressure on your friendship afterward.
So when you plan to go on a trip with friends, make good arrangements in advance about what you expect from the trip.
Good agreements make good friends and it will avoid that you or your friend will be disappointed and the dream journey turns into a nightmare.
7. “Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more.”
Everything is more fun in life if you can share it.
This is even psychologically proven. You’re more emotionally touched by the things you experience when a friend is going through the same experience.
All humans love to share their experiences.
Ideally, with a friend who is traveling with you but it also explains why we love to share so many pictures of our trips on Instagram and Facebook.
8. “Sometimes all you need is a great friend and thirst for adventure.”
We certainly have thirst for adventure…
Kris and I dream about seeing polar bears in the wild, we have plans for an epic road trip through Australia and New Zealand, we still haven’t seen the northern lights and although we already spend a night in the desert we wonder how it would be to sleep under a starry sky instead of a tent …
I can go on for hours.
What adventures are still on your bucket list and more importantly with whom do you want to experience them?
9. “There is an unspoken bond you create with the friends you travel with.” – Kristen Sarah
When traveling together you make collective memories that are definitely creating a special bond.
I already had some amazing vacations with friends and I can for sure testify that traveling with friends is much more fun than traveling solo. I tend to enjoy the places I visit and the things I do much more when I can share them with my friends.
Just think about some amazing experiences you had in the past. There’s a big chance that this was a moment that some of your closest companions were at your side.
Being 24/7 with each other can be challenging at times but it will also bring you closer together.
10. “You can pack for every occasion, but a good friend will always be the best thing you could bring!”
This is a perfect friendship travel quote to write on a small card and give to your best friend as a sign of your friendship.
11. “True friends never apart maybe in distance never in heart.” – Helen Keller
I have a few friends that I don’t see that often, but when we see each other we always have the best time and it feels like we saw each other just last week.
12. “If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together.”
This is supposed to be an African proverb but it’s not sure in what context it was originally used.
Today it is often used in a business context referring to successful companies that are the result of true teamwork.
It does apply to travel as well.
I don’t mind traveling solo if it’s just for a few days and my itinerary is jam-packed for each and every minute.
I’m however reluctant to leave on a long trip without any friends.
I think loneliness would start to creep in really fast.
13. “When traveling life’s journey, it’s good to have a friend’s hand to hold on to.”
Life is not always perfect, inevitable you will encounter some bumps in the roads.
It’s good to have a friend by your side.
Not only for the setbacks but also during the good times.
True friends share your successes and are also there when things don’t go so well.
Good friends are priceless and must be cherished.
14. “Only the people you don’t know well enough seem normal. Every person you know well enough is odd, weird and different. This is called friendship!”
I just laughed when I read this quote and at the same time asked myself whether my best friends would think so too.
Maybe I should ask them or maybe I rather don’t know. 😀
The question is whether they would dare to answer this honestly but I think that true friends should be able, to tell the truth and tell each other just how crazy they think you’re. 😀
15. “There are no strangers in this world, only friends I haven’t met yet.”
This is a great attitude that I absolutely agree with and try to apply daily.
If you approach strangers in this way and you set negative prejudices aside you will often be positively surprised.
Read also: The most inspirational travel proverbs.
16. “We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world & the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
This is so true. The world is such an intriguing and complex environment. When we are young we have our parents to guide us but then there comes a point when we’re on our own.
Even though everybody wants to be independent there’re always moments when you need to rely on somebody else. Sometimes we are just looking for some good advice, at other times we need some help.
This is especially true when you’re abroad in a country you don’t know with a language you don’t speak.
We traveled independently through China and we must agree that we underestimated how challenging this would be. We often were completely helpless. There were no English-speaking ticket offices in the train stations and to our surprise we didn’t meet that many people who spoke English during our trip.
But those people who spoke English really did anything they possibly could to help us. They never took advantage of us, they never asked anything in return.
They just seemed happy to help us.
They acted as an honest friend and that’s something I will never forget about our trip.
17. “The more I traveled, the more I realized fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
If there’s one thing that I learned from my trips it is that most people are helpful and will be happy to help if they can. This is how we are born.
Unfortunately, some people make abuse of this and we become cautious. When a stranger asks us for help we sometimes tend to make something of it. It’s a pity that our helpful attitude is challenged by the abuse of a few.
If we could set our fear aside we would be able to make more friends.
18. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton
As they say, time flies when you are having fun.
19. “Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck.”
Wouldn’t it be fun if all days were like this?
This is a little too good to be true but the proverb is absolutely true. We should make the best of each and every other day.
That means that we should spend our time on things that make us happy and that we should surround ourselves with people that make us better.
Or like they say in another proverb: “Life is too short to be anything but happy!”.
20. “Everyone needs this friend that calls and says, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.”
Sometimes you just need that little push.
Although I’m always looking forward to a new adventure I notice how I sometimes postpone the booking.
And the more I postpone it the bigger the resistance becomes to finally take the step.
That’s why I’m so happy with my friends who are always ready to join me on my next adventures.
Afterward, I always wonder why I was so reluctant at first because it always turned out to be so much fun. And it is of course always so much more fun with your friends around.
How about you? Do you prefer to stay at home or are you the person that calls and says get dressed we”re going on an adventure?
21. “Travel is better with friends.”
This is certainly true, or at least 99% of the cases. I personally only had great experiences during the trips with my friends and so does my husband.
But everybody knows some horror stories about friendships or relationships being destroyed during holidays.
Don’t let this scare you. As long as you make good arrangements in advance you will have the best time of your life.
Do you know such a horror story?
22. “As with any journey, whom you travel with is more important than the destination.”
The experience is indeed largely made by the person with whom you share it.
The destination can be extremely beautiful but the experience can be completely ruined if you’re there in bad company.
And this proverb also has a second meaning.
Traveling is not only about checking things off the bucket list.
It’s also about enjoying the moments and sharing them with whom you love.
23. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou
This traveling with friends quote reminds me of a lot of a story we experienced when we were traveling through Vietnam a few years ago.
We were hiking and accompanied by a local tribe that didn’t speak English.
Suddenly one of our fellow hikers slipped out in the mud and she desperately tried not to fall. It was really funny to see how she alternately was gliding forward and backward.
Once she had regained her balance everybody started laughing including the ladies of the local tribe.
This really shows how all people are the same and even when we come from completely different backgrounds, and we don’t speak the same language, we still have more in common than we think.
This event even broke the ice.
Before this happened we had no contact with the local tribe but when we continued onward we were helping each other to cross the muddy parts and we tried to do some basic conversation.
24. “You and me, we are more than friends. We are like a small travel gang!”
This is one of the most beautiful travel with friends captions that I found and it is absolutely true.
Once you’ve gone on a vacation with a friend and you have that special bond you really form a small travel gang.
Who’s in your travel gang?
25. “I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.” – Leonardo DiCaprio
I completely understand Leonardo.
Humans are social beings and while some need more social contact than others we all love to be among other people.
Spending time with friends will help relax those with stressful lives.
I had a great time putting together this list with travel quotes. It reminded me again that every once in a while I need to spend time with my friends, preferably in an exotic vacation spot.
I also decided that I will use one of these quotes every once in a while to show them how much I appreciate our friendship.
I hope that these quotes will help you to do the same.
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