55 Family Travel Quotes to Stir Up Your Wanderlust

Travel is amazing. And it’s even more amazing when shared with family and loved ones. The problem is, as your family grows and life gets hectic, dreams of traveling around the world tend to fall to the wayside.

Best family travel quotes

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Traveling with kids is more complicated – no doubt. But by regularly filling your tank with adventure quotes and travel inspiration, keeping your bucket list top-of-mind, and reminding yourself that travel is one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids…

Those “complications” start to seem much more manageable.

So, whether you’re looking for quotes about exploring to inspire your next family vacation or you just need a hit of wanderlust, this list of family travel quotes has you covered.

55 Inspiring Family Travel Quotes


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

–Mark Paterson

2. “Not all classrooms have four walls.”

3. “There are no perfect parents and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.”

–Dave Willis

4. “In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy or game you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.”

–Kevin Heath

5. “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.

6. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”

Lewis Carroll 

7. “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”

Trenton Lee Stewart

8. “Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.”

–Hodding Carter

9. “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.”

–Og Mandino

10. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.”

–Bob Talbert.

11. “Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”

–Leigh Hunt

12. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

–Helen Keller

13. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”

–Charles R Swindoll

14. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

–Dr. Seuss

15. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

–John Muir

16. “Don’t be that person who is too busy when you are young and then too tired when you are old.”

17. “Having kids is a reason to travel. Never a reason to stop.”

inspiring quote about family travel that says having kids is a reason to travel. Never a reason to stop.

18. “Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.”

19. “If we were meant to stay in one place we’d have roots instead of feet.”

–Rachel Wolchin

20. “Happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new with someone you love.”

21. “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.”

22. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

–Marcel Proust

23. “Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.”

24. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”

–Randy Komisar

25. “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.”

–Chief Seattle

26. ”Home is wherever we’re together.”

27. “Life is an adventure best traveled together.”

28. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”

–Izaak Walton

29. “What’s your favourite place?” “I don’t have a favourite place, I have my favourite people. And, whenever I’m with my favourite people, it becomes my favourite place.”

–Niyaz Ahemad

30. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.”

–Michael Palin

31. “Kids don’t remember their best day of television.”

family travel quote that says kids don't remember their best day of television

32. “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

33. “Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning.”

—Harvey Lloyd

34. “Together is our favorite place to be.” 

35. “It is never too early to begin exploring the world.”

36. “Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.”

–Anthony Bourdain.

37. “Traveling is the best education. You see the world through another lens. You realize your homeland isn’t the only reality, there’s many.”

―Mark Patterson

38. “At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” 


39. “No road is long with good company.”

–Turkish Proverb

40. “Trips are lived three times: When we dream them, when we live them, and when we remember them.”

41. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”

–John Steinbeck

42. “When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.”

–Helen Hayes

43. “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.”

–Charles M. Schulz

44. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.” 

–Penelope Riley

penelope riley travel quote that says it is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way

45. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

–Arthur L. Williams

46. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” 

–Lawrence Block

47. “The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”

48. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.” 

–Steve Prefontaine

49. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”

–Stephen Covey

50. ”Not all those who wander are lost.”

—J.R.R. Tolkien

51. “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

—Ibn Battuta

52. “Life is short and the world is wide.”

53. “The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”

―Norton Juster

54. “Explore as much as you can, as far as you can, for as long as you can. Because eventually, the day will come when you can’t.”

—Mitch Glass

55. “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”

—Paulo Coelho

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