100 Best Quotes About Family Travel to Inspire You

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100 Best Quotes About Family Travel to Inspire You

Traveling with family can be challenging, but family trips are also an opportunity to create the best things in life:  perfect moments.  There will never be perfect parents or perfect children, but you will find plenty of perfect moments when traveling together!  These moments might be as simple as sharing a laugh over a meal or as memorable as exploring a new city together.  The value of a moment is often not realized until it’s gone, so make sure to savor these perfect moments with your family.

I hope this article inspires you to plan your next family travel adventure and create some of the best things in life with your loved ones!

Family Adventure Quotes

Traveling is always an adventure, and so many quotes capture the spirit of adventure.  Some of these quotes emphasize the excitement and uncertainty of travel, while others focus on the sense of discovery and newness that these journeys can bring.

  1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  2. “There is no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.” – Unknown
  3. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  4. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Angelina Jolie
  5. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine.  It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
  6. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  7. “Adventure is out there!” – Carl Frederickson, Disney’s UP
  8. “The best way to teach your kids about the world is to show them.  Adventure travel is a great way to do that.” – Unknown
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Family Vacation Quotes

Family vacations are a great way to create memories that will last a lifetime.  I’m in my fifties and still have vivid memories of family vacations from my childhood.  Disney, Florida, Washington DC, and that summer my parents rented a beach house on Lake Michigan.

Family vacations are also a chance to bond with your family and learn more about each other by getting out of your routine.  These quotes all suggest that family vacations are more than just a trip.  They are an opportunity to create memories, learn, and grow together.

Here are a few quotes about family vacations that capture the joy and importance of these experiences:

  1. “A family vacation is a good time to bond and make memories that last a lifetime.” – Steve Harvey
  2. “A vacation is like love – anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.” – Samuel Johnson
  3. “A family vacation is like a journey through time – it takes you back to your childhood and makes new memories for the future.” – Oprah Winfrey
  4. “A family vacation is a time for rejoicing, for letting go of the responsibilities of daily life, and for being with the people you love.” – Barbara Eden
  5. “Vacations with family are a time to create lasting memories, to laugh, and to simply be together.” – John Wooden
  6. “Vacations with family are the perfect opportunity to reconnect and rediscover the things that truly matter in life.” – Steve Maraboli
  7. 7.“Going on a family vacation is like taking a trip down memory lane – it’s a chance to make new memories and revisit old ones.” – Maya Angelou
  8. “A family vacation is an investment in love and happiness, one that pays dividends for a lifetime.” – Joel Osteen
  9. “Going on a family vacation is like taking a deep breath – it’s a chance to relax and recharge.” – Jim Rohn
  10. “Vacations with family are like a musical symphony – they’re a harmony of laughter, love, and memories.” – Zig Ziglar
  11. “Vacations with family are the perfect escape from the stress of everyday life and a time to create new bonds and strengthen old ones.” – Tony Robbins
  12. “A family vacation is a time to create memories that will last a lifetime, and to laugh, play and simply be together.” – Richard Branson
  13. “Vacations with family are like a treasure hunt – they’re a journey filled with discoveries, laughter, and unforgettable experiences.” – Oprah Winfrey
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Traveling with Family Quotes

Traveling with your family is a chance to bond with your loved ones and learn more about each other.  For example, I know my brother struggled with carsickness throughout his childhood.  This experience helped me understand how to deal with my own son when he had serious carsickness issues on our family trip from Michigan to Florida.  I not only remembered how my mom helped my brother, but I wasn’t surprised to find it ran in the family.

Here are a few quotes about traveling with your family that capture the joy and importance of these experiences:

  1. “A family that travels together stays together.” – Paul Theroux
  2. “The best thing about traveling with family is that you will always have a built-in best friend.” – Samantha Brown
  3. “Traveling with family is a joy.  It’s about sharing experiences together, making memories, and creating bonds that last a lifetime.” – Rick Steves
  4. “Traveling with family is a great way to bond, learn about new cultures and make memories that will last a lifetime.” – Anthony Bourdain
  5. “Traveling with family is a journey that broadens the mind, deepens the bonds, and strengthens the spirit.” – Jostein Gaarder
  6. “Family travel is like a story – it has its twists and turns, but in the end, it’s a tale of love, laughter, and memories.” – Nicholas Sparks
  7. “Traveling with family is a journey that creates memories that last a lifetime.” – Robert J. Sawyers
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Funny Family Vacation Quotes

Family vacations can be a lot of fun, but they can also be a lot of work.  There’s always the possibility of something going wrong, and that’s where the humor comes in.  That family vacation to Florida I mentioned earlier brought a bunch of catastrophes, only one of which was when my brother’s two front teeth broke off when a gust of wind caught the van’s back door and unexpectedly slammed it into his face.  Yikes!  Talk about putting a damper on a family vacation.

Of course, now we look back at this trip with a little humor around the whole situation, but at the moment, it was anything but funny.  Here are a few funny quotes about family vacations that capture the joy, the chaos, and the absurdity of these experiences:

  1. “Going on a family vacation is like jumping into a pool of chaos with a side of fun.” – Jimmy Fallon
  2. “A family that laughs together stays together.” – George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher
  3. “Traveling with kids is a reason to travel, never a reason to stop.” – Unknown
  4. “Vacations with family are like a rollercoaster ride – they’re full of ups and downs, but they’re always an adventure.” – Tina Fey
  5. “A family vacation is a test of endurance, not a test of love.” – Erma Bombeck
  6. “Vacations with family are like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube while wearing oven mitts.” – Jim Gaffigan
  7. “Vacations with family are like playing with fire – they’re dangerous, but they’re worth it.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  8. “Traveling with kids is like taking a road trip with a clown car full of drunk monkeys.” – Unknown
  9. “Family vacations are like prison.  You get to see the same people every day, and you’re all stuck in a small space together.” – Unknown
  10. “The best way to keep your kids from fighting is to separate them by at least 5,000 miles.” – Unknown
  11. “Vacations with kids are like a game of whack-a-mole – just when you think you have a moment of peace, something pops up.” – Michael Scott
  12. “The only thing worse than being stuck on a long car ride with your kids is being stuck on a long car ride with your kids’ kids.” – Unknown
  13. “Traveling with kids is like being in a circus.  There’s always someone screaming, someone throwing up, and someone trying to run away.” – Unknown
  14. “Vacations with family are like a marathon – they’re challenging, but you’ll be proud of yourself for finishing.” – Trevor Noah
  15. “Going on vacation with family is like trying to solve a mystery – you never know what kind of surprises you’ll uncover.” – John Oliver
  16. “Family vacations are like a puzzle – all the pieces have to fit together just right, or it just won’t work.” – Louis C.K.
  17. “And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.” – Dave Barry

Quotes for the Family Road Trip

Family road trips are a great way to create memories unique to your family dynamic.  They are also a chance to learn fun facts about each other, like who can sing the loudest in the car, who is most likely to throw up in the backseat, and who can sleep through just about anything in the car.

On a family trip to Florida, I learned how little my three sons cared about the details of their clothing when they all came out of their shared room wearing each other’s outfits.  And let me tell ya – no one was the same size in our group, so the site of them wearing mismatched and off-sized clothing will stick with me forever!

Family road trips allow us to create memories, learn, and grow together, or at least learn how to tolerate each other for long periods.  If you are looking for inspiration for your next family road trip, I encourage you to read these quotes and consider the possibilities, like the possibility of never wanting to go on another one again.

  1. “A family road trip is the ultimate adventure, but it’s also a journey of discovery, both of the world and of each other.” – Rick Steves
  2. “Some roads aren’t meant to be traveled alone.” – Unknown
  3. “A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.” – Tom Lichtenheld
  4. “The open road is a symbol of freedom, and a family road trip is the ultimate test of togetherness.” – Anthony Bourdain
  5. “Life is too short to not go on that spontaneous road trip.” – Unknown
  6. “The family road trip is an American classic, a rite of passage, a journey to who knows where and why, exactly, but it’s all good.” – Michael Paterniti
  7. “A family road trip is a journey of discovery, both of the world and of each other.  It’s a chance to bond, learn, and make memories.” – Phil Dunphy from TV Show Modern Family
  8. “No road is long with good company.” – George Eliot, English novelist
  9. “A family road trip is a journey to the heart of what matters most – each other.” – Paul Theroux
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Inspirational Family Travel Quotes

Family travel memories are some of the most cherished memories we have.  They are the moments we look back on and smile, the moments that make us feel connected to our loved ones, and the moments that remind us of the simple joy of life.

I remember the old 8-track player that pumped out Roger Miller tunes on some of our road trips when I was a kid.  Roger Miller is on my playlist today just because of that memory.  Family travel memories are more than just about the destination.  They are about the journey, the people you are with, and the experiences you share.  They are the memories that make us who we are.

So next time you can travel with your family, make the most of it.  Slow down, savor the moments, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  1. “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” – Trenton Lee Stewart
  2. “Having kids is a reason to travel, never a reason to stop.” – Unknown
  3. “The journey, not the arrival, matters.” – T.S. Eliot
  4. “In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them; they will remember the time you spent with them. – Kevin Heath
  5. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  6. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  7. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
  8. “Every day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  9. “Kids don’t remember their best day of television.” – Unknown
  10. “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon
  11. “Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” – Leigh Hunt
  12. “When you travel with your children, you are giving them something that can never be taken away… experience, exposure, and a way of life.” – Pamela T. Chandler
  13. “The best way to learn about a culture is to experience it firsthand.” – Unknown
  14. “Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” – Hodding Carter
  15. “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.” – Walt Streightiff
  16. “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.” – Og Mandino
  17. “We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth and to tell our stories.  These are the moments when the world is made whole.  In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.” – Richard Louv
  18. “The memories made on a family road trip last a lifetime.  It’s about creating shared experiences and bonding over the journey.” – Samantha Brown
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Making Memories with Your Kids

Making memories with your kids is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.  These memories will shape who they are as people and give them something to look back on fondly for years to come.  They will also provide you with something to look back on when your kids are all grown and have flown the nest, and you miss them with an unrelenting fierceness.

Here are a few quotes about making memories with your kids that capture the importance of these experiences:

  1. “Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings.  These memories will never be forgotten by your children.” [sic] – Ezra Taft Benson
  2. “Adventures are the best gift you could ever give to kids.” – Walt Disney, American entrepreneur
  3. “The best way to educate your children is to take them traveling.” – Ellen Burstyn
  4. “The best way to learn about your children is to travel with them.” – John Steinbeck, American novelist
  5. “Traveling with kids is like taking your sanity on vacation.” – Unknown
  6. “When you travel with kids, you get to see the world through their eyes.” – Unknown
  7. “The best education a child can get is traveling.” – Erik Erikson
  8. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  9. “The only thing worse than traveling with kids is not traveling with kids.”  – Unknown
  10. “The best education a child can get is travel.  It’s a passport to understanding the world and other cultures, languages, and ways of life.  It’s a journey of discovery that can last a lifetime.” – Anita Roddick
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Quotes for the Family Trip

Not every family trip includes mom, dad, and 2.5 kiddos.  Family trips can include generations and extended family.  Our family trips often had an extra neighbor kid or two as my kids grew.  These trips allow you to see outside your routine and your own four walls.  They also provide the chance to learn about other people’s routines and habits.  Learning how other people function outside of your core family’s comfort is another bonus of traveling with people who don’t live under your roof.

  1. “Going on a trip with family is like a symphony – each member contributes their own unique melody to create a harmonious whole.” – Lisa See
  2. “Going on a trip with family is a time to forget about the everyday stresses of life and to simply enjoy each other’s company.” – Susan Wiggs
  3. “Going on a trip with family is a journey filled with discovery, adventure, and a lifetime of memories.” – Neil Gaiman
  4. “A family trip is a journey of discovery, a chance to experience new things and create memories that will last forever.” – David Mamet
  5. “A family that travels together stays together.” – Anita Brookner, English novelist
  6. “The world is a beautiful place, and there is no better time to experience it than with your family.” – Unknown
  7. “A family trip is the perfect escape from the daily grind, a chance to create new memories and strengthen bonds.” – Rachel Naomi Remen
  8. “Taking a trip with family is a journey of laughter, love, and memories, where each member adds their own unique contribution.” – Douglas Coupland
  9. “Going on a trip with family is a journey of making memories, experiencing new things, and simply enjoying each other’s company.” – Lena Dunham

Traveling the World with Your Family

Traveling the world with your family is truly a unique and amazing experience.  World travel offers an opportunity to see new places, learn about different cultures, and bond as a family through discussion and experience.

I spent time in Japan as an exchange student when I was young.  A cultural nuance in Japan is that eating soup is done with a loud slurp.  My parents came to visit while I lived there, and I’ll never forget the look on my dad’s face when I picked up my soup bowl and gave it a big ole slurp!  I had no idea how that little detail would affect him.  At home in the good ole US, I had been taught to eat soup quietly and with a spoon.  Picking up a bowl, using chopsticks, and slurping were all new to him!

This moment is a lifelong memory for both of us, and we have had many conversations about that moment over the years!  Here are a few quotes about traveling the world with your family that capture the joy and importance of these experiences:

  1. “Traveling with your family is the best way to learn about each other and the world around us.” – Unknown
  2. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  3. “The world is a beautiful place, and there is no better way to experience it than by traveling with your loved ones.” – Unknown
  4. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
  5. “The world is a dangerous place, but not as dangerous as living without adventure.” – Mark Twain
  6. “Travel makes one modest.  You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert
  7. “Traveling is the art of getting lost.” – Paul Theroux
  8. “There is no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.” – Unknown
  9. “Travel is a great way to meet new people and make friends from all over the world.” – Samantha Brown
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Wrapping it All Up

Traveling with family can be a challenging experience, but it is almost always rewarding!  Traveling together gives us a chance to see new places, learn about different cultures and bond as a family.

And vacation doesn’t have to be flashy or expensive.  Whether you are looking for a short weekend getaway or a longer holiday, family travel has endless possibilities.  You can visit a new city, explore the great outdoors, or even stay in your backyard.  No matter where you go, make the most of your time together and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Here are some bonus tips for when you plan your family trip!

Plan ahead: This will help you avoid stress and make the most of your time together.

Be flexible: Things don’t always go according to plan, so be prepared to adjust your itinerary.

Make time for each other: Traveling can be hectic, so make sure to set aside some time to relax and connect as a family.

Have fun!  Family travel is about making memories, so enjoy the journey, and don’t forget to laugh.

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