Birthday wish for a friend who travels a lot.

The Joy is in the Journey: 40 Birthday Wishes for Travelers

Every birthday is an important milestone in someone’s life. They’re a year older and a year smarter – and if they’re off traveling, they’re a year more experienced in the wonders of the world.

Birthday wishes are difficult enough when you can see your friend in person. But if they’re far away, crafting the right birthday message can seem harder than ever. Words might be all that you can send, so you want to make sure that every word counts.

To help you express yourself, we offer this collection of birthday wishes for the traveler in your life. Wish them a happy birthday for us; when you finally do get to celebrate, we hope that both of you have an excellent time.


  • Happy birthday! We miss you at home – come back soon so we can celebrate!
  • Even though you’re not at home, today’s supposed to be all about you. Here’s hoping that something fantastic happens.
  • Congratulations on being a whole year older! The world’s a better place for your presence, and so is your vacation destination.
  • When you look out on the world today, I hope you know that everyone back at home is thinking about you. We’re lucky to have you.
  • It’s a shame you’re too far away for me to buy you a birthday drink; we’ll have to have one when you get back home.
  • Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to one of the greatest people in the world, no matter what part of the world you’re in.
  • Congratulations on your birthday! When you return, you’ll have to tell me if birthday cake tastes better while you’re on vacation.
  • I wish you the best of luck on this special day, and I hope that your travels take you to some amazing places.
  • How’s that birthday abroad going for you? I hope it’s fantastic, and I can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back.
  • Cheers to the best explorer, friend, and all-around-awesome person that I know. Have a great birthday!
  • Here’s hoping that your birthday brings you good luck and excellent adventures for the rest of your vacation.
  • You were always meant to explore the world – today, you should recognize how far you’ve come and how much further we all know you’ll go. The world’s lucky to have you.
  • Have a drink for me wherever you celebrate your birthday tonight, and we’ll have another when you come home!
  • Is traveling on your birthday as awesome as it sounds? I wish you the best and can’t wait to see you again.
  • Birthdays are fun. Vacations are fun. It sounds like you’ve got a winning combination, so I hope you have a blast!
  • Congratulations on your new year of life. Wherever you are, get out and celebrate tonight – you deserve it!
  • Wow, you’ve grown up so much in the last year! I’m amazed at the person you’re turning into, and I can’t wait to see you again.
  • Did you ever think you’d be traveling the world at this point in your life? Congratulations, and here’s to another successful year!
  • You always did strike me as the adventuring type. Have a fun birthday, I’ll see you when you get back!
  • Even though you couldn’t make it back home in time for your birthday, I just want you to know that we didn’t forget. We’ll have a big party when you return, so get ready!
  • Best wishes to one of the best people in the entire world! Safe travels, see you soon.
  • If anyone deserves to see the world, it’s definitely you. Have an awesome birthday, and come home safe!
  • Whether you spend today seeing the sights or enjoying the night, let’s hope that this birthday is truly amazing.
  • Here’s wishing you a new experience, a great meal, and good luck for your entire birthday.
  • I can’t hug you in person, so here’s a virtual birthday hug from someone who loves you. Come back soon!
  • The coolest person in the world deserves the coolest birthday. Enjoy that vacation, and tell me all about it when you get back.
  • It’s still your birthday, even if you’re in a different time zone. I hope it’s one of your best ones yet!
  • No matter how far you travel or what new things you experience, I’ll always see you as one of my best friends. Have an awesome birthday!
  • A great person like you deserves a great birthday to match. Have fun out there!
  • Is your birthday going as awesome as you hoped? Come see me when you get back – I want to hear about it!
  • That sense of adventure is going to take you places for your entire life. Here’s to another fantastic year with a fantastic person!
  • Happy birthday to one of my best friends. I wish you safe travels and amazing experiences.
  • Here’s to yet another year with one of the best people on earth. Have an awesome trip!
  • Even if you’re an entire plane flight away, I’m still thinking about you on your birthday. See you soon!

Related: Best 31 Birthday Wishes for a Coworker

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Happy Birthday to my favorite traveler!


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Happy Birthday. Have fun out there.


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Have an awesome birthday and come home safe.
  • Hey, did you know that birthdays still happen when you’re on vacation? I wish you the best – come back safe so we can celebrate!
  • Birthdays are supposed to be extra lucky, so do something cool today! We miss you back home, have a great rest of your trip.
  • Congratulations on making it around the sun again. If you can travel 432,450 miles that quickly, going on vacation must be a breeze.
  • Happy birthday to my favorite traveler! I can’t wait to see you home again, safe and sound.
  • Wherever your travels take you, you’ll always have a place back home. We’re lucky to have you in our lives for yet another year. Have an amazing birthday.
  • Even if we can’t be there to see you in person, we’re still honored to be a part of your life. Have a great birthday, and we’ll see you soon!


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Elias Malassidis

Elias's tendency to storytelling could have been a hereditary thing, but his love for everything urban, for all things modern, and for the answer to the question 'why' all led him to his personal quest for self-fulfillment.

He has been a leading member of the team behind Birthday Wishes Expert, and has served as the chief editor on the website.

He is an avid traveller, a film director, and a recording artist under the moniker El Buho.

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