Not to Brag, But These IG Captions Are Kinda Iconic for Your Next Vacay Photo Dump

Not to Brag, But These IG Captions Are Kinda Iconic for Your Next Vacay Photo Dump

So, you’re on vacation White Lotus-ing it up and living your best life. Good for you. While I’m genuinely happy for ya (mean it!), I’m here to tell you that your gorgeous European (or South African or Icelandic or wherever) travel pics could be a lot less annoying more engaging if you were on top of your caption game.

But you already knew this, right? After all, that’s how you ended up here. Whether you’re jamming to Bad Bunny every second of your Puerto Rican weekend trip or pulling a fast one on everyone by embarking on a “luxury vacay to Bali” aka Ikea (yes, it’s been done), at least make sure you have a great caption to accompany your pics.

Luckily, that’s why we’re here together— to discuss vacation Instagram caption ideas…duh! You’re probably very familiar with all the classics, the #TakeMeBack, “I live here now,” and of course, “Never leaving.” So what else is a gal with killer vacation pics left with?


Don’t panic, friends! I thought way ahead and planned out all the perfect Insta captions for you that give off all those good #VacayVibes. We’re here for you with all the wit, humor, and realness that everyone is gonna love (you can tip me on Venmo, kthxbye). So get your summer swimsuits, hair sunscreen, and beach hats ready, then just copy, paste, and repeat these captions—we won’t judge.

The classics to inspire some vacation envy:

  • Out. Of. Office.
  • Live footage of me not responding to any emails.
  • Wish you were here, huh?
  • Might get a little too used to this.
  • How’s the weather back there?
  • Greetings from _____, aka where I now live.

For your summer love snaps:

  • Summer lovin’, had me a blast.
  • Unclear which is hotter: this beach or us.
  • Burnin’ up out here ❤️‍🔥
  • When I met you in the summer….
  • Loving you + the locale.

For glimpses from the beach:

  • Don’t mind me, I’m just chasing the sun.
  • [insert state name here] gurls, we’re unforgettable!
  • Do you sea all this beauty?
  • All I wanna do is have some sun.
  • I’m walking on sunshine and yes, can confirm, it does feel good.
  • Tans, tans, tans across the board.

Scenes from lazy days:

  • ‘Poolside Musings’ available at a library near you.
  • Confessions of a summer-aholic.
  • Vacation zzz’s just hit different.
  • We’re pool for the summer.
  • To-do list: nothing.
  • Hmm, to take my third nap of the day or not….

For food and dranks pics:

  • You are cordially invited to a union between me and this piña colada.
  • 99 bottles of tequila on the wall.
  • I scream for ice cream!
  • The bartender’s my BFF at this point.
  • Not enough, I want s’more!
  • Gimme that ice, ice baby.
  • One in a melon.

For all those scenery snaps:

  • I’m sorry, there’s no way I can return to a desk after these views.
  • Oh good, I found my phone’s new wallpaper.
  • Leave me a message because I’ll be trippin’!
  • Proof that you should always say yes to vacation.
  • Pretty sure this is what Drake meant by VIEWS.

For pics with all the tropical vibes:

  • This heat’s a beach!
  • Go ahead, throw me some shade.
  • XOXO, A/C.
  • Eat, drink, and be sweaty.
  • Getting some major UV love.

For shots of you and your besties:

  • You can’t sun with us.
  • Shining brighter than that sun.
  • Hot girl summer x 1000.
  • So lit your campfire is quaking.
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Annabel Iwegbue is an editorial assistant who covers entertainment, beauty, fashion & astrology. When she’s not writing, she’s either deep in her TikTok FYP or harassing people for their birth chart info. Follow Annabel on Instagram here where her account is mostly dedicated to posting Britney Spears songs on her story.

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Chaise Sanders is an Associate Editor at Cosmopolitan, where she  covers anything from entertainment to lifestyle. Prior to joining the team, Chaise was an editor at Country Living (also part of the Hearst fam) where she interviewed celebs like Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rimes and even Martha Stewart. As one of the Big Apple’s newest residents, there’s a good chance that you can catch her checking out an Insta-worthy cafe or spending way to much $$$ in vintage stores.

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