40 Family Travel Quotes to Feed Your Wanderlust

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Since becoming a full-time travel family in January 2020, we’ve turned into the corny family that loves travel quotes. We’re amazed by how much our son has grown so much the last year and a half from traveling, so we wanted to share our favorite family travel quotes.

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To show we put our money where our mouth is, we’ve included pictures from our adventure over the last year.

These family travel quotes provoke thought, garner inspiration, and may even make you chuckle. Here are some epic travel quotes to inspire families to travel more with their kids.


These family travel quotes are perfect for scrapbooking. They are short and sweet but get the point across.

Here are some of our favorite short travel quotes for families.

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.”

 Lovelle Drachman

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before”

Dalai Lama

“It’s a big world out there. It would be a shame not to experience it”

J. D. Andrews

Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

Muhammad Ali

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment”

Hilaire Belloc
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
Wahiawa Botanical Garden in Oahu

“I want to vacation so long, I forget all my passwords.”


People forget the years and remember moments.”

Ann Beattie

“Every day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”

Charles R Swindoll

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion”

Paul Coelho

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves”

Henry David Thoreau
It was time for his afternoon nap so we went to sleep on the beach.

“The world is your playground.”


“When all else fails, take a vacation.”

Betty Williams

“I need a six month vacation, twice a year.”


“Let curiousity lead the way.”


 “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself”

Matthew Karsten

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”

Paulo Coelho

“You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul”


“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding”

Sandra Lake

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

Leigh Hunt

“Excuses will always be there for you. Opportunity won’t.”


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There is something special about traveling that transforms you. It’s not until you are thrust into an unknown land that you truly discover who you are, what you stand for, and what you believe.

We’re asked a lot why we travel, and we believe these quotes give all the reasons we love to travel as a family.

Although these travel quotes may not be direct family travel quotes, they’ll inspire you to think about how traveling with your family can change your life.

You’ll be amazed by how traveling will shape/mold your kids.

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Taking in the view at Lake Atitlan Guatemala

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

Dave Willis

“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

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Mark Twain

I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Diane Ackerman
Enjoying the pool

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

Rachel Wolchin

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends”

Maya Angelou

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

“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”

H. Jackson Brown Jr.


Have you recently started traveling with your kids and are looking for a little inspiration?

Travel books are a great way to expose your kids to travel. They can start to understand different countries, cultures, and languages around the world.

You’d be surprised how quickly kids adjust to new surroundings. During our crazy gap year, our son started speaking Spanish, so now we’re learning.

Here are our favorite travel quotes to inspire your next family adventure.

Having fun at Lanikai Beach

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela

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

Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.


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

St. Augustine of Hippo

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world

Mary Anne Radmacher
We enjoyed our time at Animal Kingdom

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting”

Clint Borgen

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Muhammad Ali

“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”


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

Dolly Parton

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

Dr. Seuss
Legoland California for the holiday

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


“The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost”

Henry David Thoreau

“Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?”

Zig Ziglar

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