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50 Family Vacation Quotes

Post Summary: 50 awe-inspiring family vacation quotes to get you excited about planning your next big getaway.

Looking for quotes about traveling with family? Have you been scouring the internet looking for a writer who can elegantly capture the freedom or the escape we all pine for when getting away and traveling with our loved ones?

As a traveling family who took a year off to journey across the US, we are definitely suckers for good family adventure quotes.

Before we took off on our big family trip, we spent a lot of time considering if it was the right decision for us. Did looking at cliche but inspiring family travel quotes give us the push we needed to take the leap? Kind of. Sometimes you need other people’s perfectly crafted words to describe what you can only feel, but can’t quite put to language.

I’ve compiled a list of 50 uplifting and inspiring traveling with family quotes that might motivate you to open up Pinterest and start planning your own family adventure or road trip with your kids. Some of the quotes are classic “family travel quotes,” while others could stir anyone looking for travel inspiration, whether you’re traveling with family or alone. Regardless, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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40 Family Travel Quotes

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

2. “It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring!” – Calvin and Hobbes

3. “I urge you; go find buildings and mountains and oceans to swallow you whole. They will save you, in a way nothing else can.” – Christopher Poindexter

4. “In fairy tales it’s always the children who have the fine adventures.” – Audrey Niffenegger

5. “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” – Walt Streightiff

6. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventure fills your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

7. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

8. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

9. Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll


10. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown

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

12. “Don’t tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you’ve travelled.” – Prophet Muhammad

13. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – Marty Rubin

14. “Being alive, I want to see, and all the world is a bigger thing to see than one small town or valley.” – Jack London

15. “Adventure is a path – real adventure, self-determined, self – motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.” – Mark Jenkins

16. “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

18. ” A person susceptible to wanderlust is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” – Pico Iyer

19. “I travel not to anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

20. “Not all classrooms have four walls.” Anonymous

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

22. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

23. “We must go and see for ourselves.” Jacques Costeau

24. ” 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

25. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

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

27. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

28. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

29. “Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

30. “Travel is rich with learning opportunities, and the ultimate souvenir is a broader perspective.” – Rick Steves

31. “You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” – William Hazlitt

32. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

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

34. “If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together.” – African Proverb

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

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

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

38. “That is why we need to travel. If we don’t offer ourselves to the unknown, our senses dull. Our world becomes small and we lose our sense of wonder. Our eyes don’t lift to the horizon; our ears don’t hear the sounds around us. The edge is off our experience, and we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting. We wake up one day and find that we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days. Don’t let yourself become one of these people. The fear of the unknown and the lure of the comfortable will conspire to keep you from taking the chances the traveler has to take. But if you take them, you will never regret your choice.” – Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son

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

40. “A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships were built for.” – Gael Attal

41. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder

42. No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live. -Brooke Hampton

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

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

A compilation of the 40 best family vacation quotes full of inspiration and wonder. Get ready to hit the road and create happy family memories after reading these family travel quotes.

45. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

For the final five family travel quotes, I had to end with a few quotes from the naturalist, John Muir, nicknamed the “father of the national parks.” His words are especially inspiring for anyone looking for family adventure quotes. If you love his quotes and want even more mountain inspiration check out these great mountain quotes.

46. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir

47. “Of all the paths in life you take, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

48. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

49. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

50. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

I hope you enjoyed our collection of family travel quotes! Happy Adventures!

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