Your ultimate guide for amazing family travel quotes is here. Whether you’re looking for family travel inspiration, family trip quotes for Instagram, or inspiring quotes about family travel for your photo book, we’ve got you covered.

Quotes have always been wildly popular for people of all ages. Some words just work like magic, and when you read them, the light bulb in your head goes off, and you think: “Let’s do it!”

And that’s exactly my intention with this post about family travel quotes.

While family travel is always challenging, no matter the kids’ ages, every parent wants what is best for their kids, and therefore they push forward through obstacles.

Our comprehensive list of family travel quotes is divided into several sections:

  • Family adventure quotes
  • Quotes about family travel
  • Quotes about travel with kids
  • Quotes about family vacation memories
  • My personal favourite family travel quotes

55 Family travel quotes to spark your wanderlust

One of my favourite quotes about travel with kids is: “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.”

And because you’re reading this post, we all agree that travel and time spent together is one of the best ways to teach our kids and prepare them for the world. To show them what is important in life. To play with them in different environments and foreign lands. To watch them become independent and resilient.

If you’re feeling a bit stuck or just exhausted wondering if a family road trip or family vacations are worth it, I hope these quotes about family travel will inspire your next family trip.

Let’s get to it!

Family adventure quotes

1. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.
– Rachel Wolchin

Family travel quotes

2. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are sandy.”
– Paolo Coelho

3. “You don’t need magic to disappear; all you need is a destination.”
– Anonymous

4. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.”
– Oscar Wilde

5. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
– Hellen Keller

6. “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”
– Trenton Lee Stewart

7. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
– Helen Keller

8. “Life is a journey, and only you hold the map.”
– Anonymous

9. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
– Michael Altshuler

10. “Little by little, one travels far.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

11. “Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.”
– Lovelle Drachman

12. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
– Peter Pan

13. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
– Oprah Winfrey

14. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
– Jack Kerouac

Quotes about family travel

15. “A family that travels together stays together.”
–   Anonymous

16. “Happiness is only real when shared.”
– Jon Krakauer

17. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”
–   Anonymous

18. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”
– Muhammad Ali

19. “Here’s to a vacation of no regrets!”
– Joan Rylen

20. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
– Confucius

21. “Where you live shapes how you see the whole world, but when you see the world, it shapes how you see yourself.”
– Richie Norton

22. “The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.”
– Mark Paterson

23. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
– Robert Louis Steveson

24. “Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”
– Leigh Hunt

25. “There are seven days in a week. Some day isn’t one of them.”
– Anonymous

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Quotes about travel with kids

26. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.”
– Bob Talbert

27. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.”
– Paul Brandt

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

29. “Traveling is like going to the library! The more you travel, the more you will feel as if reading books!”
– Mehmet Murat Ildan

30. “Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.”
– Hodding Carter

31. “Deciding not to travel with kids because they won’t remember is like not reading them books because they won’t remember the stories you read them.”
– Anonymous

32. “In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them; they will remember the time you spent with them.”
– Kevin Heath

33. “Not all classrooms have 4 walls.”
– Anonymous

34. “There are no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.”
– Dave Willis

35. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
– Aristotle

36. “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.
– Asian Proverb

37. “When you travel with children, you are giving something that can never be taken away… experience, exposure and a way of life.”
– Pamela T. Chandler

38. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”
– Franklin P. Jones

39. “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.”
– Francis Bacon

40. “There is no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.”
– Anonymous

41. “It is never too early to begin exploring the world.”
– Anonymous

42. “Then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.”
– Anonymous

43. “Travel is not a reward for working, it’s education for living.”
– Anthony Bourdain

Quotes about family vacation memories

44. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.”
– Chief Seattle

45. “People forget the years and remember moments.”
– Ann Beattie

46. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
– Dr. Seuss

47. “To travel is to live.”
– Hans Christian Andersen

48. “Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning.”
– Harvey Lloyd

49. “Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.”
– Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

50. “Every day, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”
– Charles R. Swindoll

51. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.”
– Roy M. Goodman

My personal favourite family travel quotes

52. “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.”
– Og Mandino

53. “Traveling is learning.”
– Kiyuyu Wisdom

54. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
– Dolly Parton

55. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”
– Angela N. Blount

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About Maya Steiningerova

Heyo, I’m Maya! An adventure athlete currently living near the Canadian Rockies with my partner in crime Michal. I love running in the mountains, jumping in the ice cold lakes, mountain biking and trying not so common activities, such as mountaineering. By showing that an ordinary person can live an extraordinary life, my hope is to inspire you to live an adventurous life and provide you with tips and tools for your own adventure.