75 Inspirational and Funny Quotes About Traveling with Family

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75 Inspirational and Funny Quotes About Traveling with Family

According to the recent AAA Consumer Pulse Survey, fifty-two percent of families plan to take a vacation in the next twelve months.  If you are one of those families, you know how inspirational and educational traveling can be!  You also know how important it is to have a sense of humor surrounding a family vacation!  I’m here to help with both of those things!  I have compiled # of inspirational and funny quotes about traveling with family in this blogpost.

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Inspirational Family Travel Quotes

Planning a trip can seem overwhelming, especially considering how Covid has changed our everyday life over the last two years.  As we learn a new normal, it becomes even more important to explore our world in the safest way we can!  If you’re falling short of inspiration for traveling with your family, then enjoy these quotes that will inspire you to begin planning your next trip! 

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“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

“Don’t just tell your children about the world. Show them.” – Unknown

“There are seven days in a week, someday isn’t one of them.” – Unknown

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

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

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

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

“If you never go, you’ll never know.” – Unknown

“Don’t wait to retire, pack up your family and go on adventures.” – Unknown

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” – Hodding Carter

“The best things you can give your family is a lifetime of adventures.” – Unknown

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

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

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

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Travel Family Adventure Quotes!

Whenever I travel, I try to remember that the trip is an adventure from beginning to end.  Things will not always go as planned, and a sense of humor is so important!  And believe me – it’s a rare occasion when everything happens just as I expect it should!

Half of the fun along your journey is knowing that you will encounter at least a few challenges and that solving them is all part of the fun!  You may want to print out a few of these quotes and keep them handy for when the adventure goes awry!

“Adventure is out there!” Ellie (from Disney’s UP)

“You call it chaos. We call it a family vacation.” – Unknown

“The journey, not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot

“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” – A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“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

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

“Our children should be properly introduced to the world in which they live.” – Thomas Berry

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” – Barbara Johnson

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Travel family Quotes About Education

When you are on the road to new and exciting places, you must remember that you are constantly learning.  Part of the reason travel can be tiring is because your brain is taking in new information all the time!  Learning while you travel isn’t just for the kids.  The whole family will be learning new things and taking in new experiences.  Here are some important reminders.

“Not all classrooms have four walls.” Unknown

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin

“Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

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

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Unknown

“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

“Then I Realized Adventures Are The Best Way To Learn.” – Unknown

“Traveling Is Learning.” – Kiyuyu Wisdom

“With age comes wisdom. With travel, understanding.” – Sandra Lake

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Travel is About Making Memories

Four of my five kids are grown and are out living adult lives now.  In the past few years, I have enjoyed gaining some insight into what they remember about their upbringing.  True to what you would think, they remember moments far more than they remember the things they had growing up.

When we would travel, I remember telling them that vacation is “about the memories, and not about the things.”  We had a standing travel rule that didn’t allow them to ask for “stuff.”  If they didn’t ask, I would surprise them with a goodie here and there along the way.  If they found something they liked in a gift shop, we would often take a photo of it.  When we think back on our vacations, they seldom remember the things in the shops, but they sure do remember the surprises along the way!

“You will never look back in your life and think, I spent too much time with my kids.” – Kimberly Mcleod

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

“Memories made together lasts a lifetime.” – Unknown

“Two roads diverged in the woods, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

“A Family That Travels Together Stays Together.” – Unknown

“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground, and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things.” – Victoria Erickson

“There is no WiFi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.” – Unknown

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

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Funny Family Trip Quotes

This post wouldn’t be complete without a section of travel devoted solely to the humor that happens when we travel.  A sense of humor allows you to build some fantastic stories along your journey, especially around situations that don’t run quite as smoothly as you had hoped.  Before you head out on your next family adventure, get your sense of humor all shined up with these quotes!

“A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.” – Tom Lichtenheld

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the eons, it’s that you can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.” – Rick Riordan

“Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is suspicious.” – Unknown

“Parents don’t really go on holidays. They just look after their kids in a different country for a while.” – Unknown

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

“My idea of dealing with stress is to book flight tickets for a family getaway.” – Unknown

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

“I have found out that there ain’t a no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

“There are two kinds of travel – first class and with children.”– Robert Benchley

‘Summer vacations are a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.” – Unknown

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Traveling is about Road Trips

Family trips don’t have to be complicated.  A simple road trip allows family travel without all of the complications of air travel.  If your budget is limited, take out your map and find a new city a couple of hours away from home that you have never explored.  You will indeed find new adventures, new places to eat, new shops to explore, and new people to meet.  In honor of the family road trip, here are some family vacation quotes to get you thinking!

“Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.” – Unknown

“Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.” – Unknown

“It doesn’t matter where you are going. It’s who you have beside you.” – Unknown

“We all have that one friend who is either on a road trip or planning a road trip or thinking about a road-trip or talking to people who are on a road trip or posting quotes about a road trip.” – Crestless Wave

“Life is like a road trip – enjoy each day and don’t carry too much luggage.” – Unknown

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

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” – Lewis Carroll

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

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sometimes the best therapy is taking a long drive on a dirt road.” – Unknown

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

“Still, round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised nine-year-old was given $100.” – Unknown

“No road is long with good company.” – Unknown

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Valuing the Journey

Family vacations are a fantastic gift for everyone.  Travel has a way of opening our minds and our hearts and expanding our horizons along with our brainpower.  A perfect place to end this post is to share some inspirational quotes that will make you feel good about your past travels and inspire you to plan your next adventure!

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

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

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

“There are no mistakes. Only new paths to explore.” – Gregory David Roberts

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

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Holmes

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

“Life is better barefoot.” – Unknown

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

“Travel is the healthiest addiction.” – Unknown

“Having kids is a reason to travel, never a reason to stop.” – Unknown

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

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Wrapping Up Travel Quotes Family Style

I hope these travel quotes have inspired you.  If you have wanderlust, then now is the time to begin planning your next family vacation.  I hope you’ll find these quotes about family travel inspirational and fun as you plan.  Please feel free to use these quotes about travel with family for your scrapbook or to label your social media photos on Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok.

As I have researched this post, I have become inspired to travel somewhere soon. It’s winter as I write this, and I see the snow falling outside my window, but this is the perfect time to begin dreaming of my next journey.  Where will you be traveling next? Let’s keep the conversation going.  Share your favorite travel quote and your next destination in the comments below!

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