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Best Family Travel Quotes

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Whether you are on the road right now, planning your dream trip or staring out of your office window dreaming of better days to come, an inspirational travel quote will always make you feel good.

In this post, we have pulled together 50 of the best family travel quotes. I hope that you will enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed researching and selecting the best quotes for travel with kids.

Some of them are straight adventure quotes whilst others speak of the wonder, learning and joy that travel can bring to you and your family.

We have included some famous quotes and some lesser known ones and we feel pretty confident that reading this post will stir up your wanderlust!

Family Travel Quotes

Best Family travel quotes: oh the places you'll go

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

I love this quote! I like to associate it with seeing my daughters being born and knowing we were at the start of an exciting, challenging and fun journey together.

“Oh, the places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss

A short, simple, but perfect quote for children, that somehow captures the excitement and possibilities of young life growing up in just 5 words.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust

This is doubly true when travelling with young children. It gives you the chance to experience things twice, through your own eyes and those of your children.

Our eldest is always so observant and picks up on the tiny details that we now miss having explored the world so much and seen many similar things before, we can sometimes miss these little things that make so much difference to the experience.

Yet another reason why we should all try to travel with our little ones!

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

Not just a quote about family travel, but a quote that sums up childhood itself.

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

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

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

This trio of quotes all highlight a similar theme of doing our best to give our children a lifetime of adventure and happy memories.

“What child has not travelled by spinning the globe” – Anon

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” – Lewis Carroll

 

Travel and Adventure Quotes

Best Family travel quotes: the world is a book

“To travel is to live” – Hans Christian Anderson

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” – Anita Desai

“Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits.” – Pico Iyer

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

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

 

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – JRR Tolkien”

 

Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

“I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt”

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

“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

 

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

 

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” – Wildred Peterson

“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

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Edmund Hillary

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

Get out there quotes

Best Family travel quotes: Travel not to escape life

These are quotes to think about whilst in the office. I can’t quite decide if they are inspirational or just hammer home any lingering thoughts that you are wasting your time at the 9-5.

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

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see – Chinese Proverb

 

“Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” Anon

 

“If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.” – Paul Coelho

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

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

 

“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

 

“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

“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

“All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well- body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!’” – Hunter S. Thompson

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

Inspirational Quotes

Best Family travel quotes: stop and look around

 

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

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

“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.”  – Dr. Seuss

“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be.” – Danielle Laporte

 

Travel Education Quotes

Best Family Travel quotes: "Not all classrooms have 4 walls"

I would like to dedicate this section to the UK Government for their decision to fine parents that want to take their children on holiday during term time.

We are not fans of this blinkered, narrow and restrictive view of what should constitute an education. Maybe they will stumble across this page….

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

“Not all classrooms have 4 walls” – Anon

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

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

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

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

 

And One Final Quote

 

Put life into your days, not days into your life” Ben Fogle.

This is the quote that inspired the name of our travel blog, so thank you Ben! I think he said that it was something that his father said to him when he was young.

In terms of our blog, this is an important quote that has inspired us to try to an put more life in our days and in turn we hope to inspire you to put More Life In Your Days.

I hope that we have achieved this with this post that is crammed full of amazing quotes that should inspire you to get out there and travel or just add a little spice to your life.

If you are looking for some inspiration, check out our post on the best family travel destinations, or head to our Thailand Itinerary or our guide to where to go in Sardinia.

 

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