Family travel quotes inspire me to think about traveling with kids, even when we may not be able to go. They give us a sense of hope for the future. These are our favorite family vacation quotes to inspire future adventures.
What do you love about family travel? Is it the planning process? The adventure?
Is traveling all about stepping out of your comfort zone and discovering new places.
Is traveling as a family about creating new memories? For me I travel with my kids for the memories and have rich life experiences with my family. There are so many incredible family travel destinations to discover and I love exploring as a family.
Although we haven’t been traveling as much as we would like lately, I am inspired by these quotes about family travel to keep us hopeful for future family travel adventures.
Our Favorite Family Travel Quotes
Deciding not to travel with kids because they won’t remember is like not reading them books because they won’t remember the stories.
I heard this a lot when we we first had children, especially when it came to visiting Disney World. I understand travel can be expensive and you may want to wait because of that but traveling when the kids were small creating some of our favorite memories.
When the kids first met Mickey Mouse to when they first dipped their toes in the ocean there was magic. They may not remember those moments but I will. I also believe the memories shape them into who they are today.
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
This travel quote focuses on the value of memories and experience over money. I think we all would agree that time spent together visiting new places brings us more value than money can every buy.
Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.
We often wait to go on big adventures. We wait until the kids are the perfect age. We wait until we lose weight. We wait until the perfect time.
The truth is, there is never a perfect time to travel. There will always be things that come up and sometimes you have to put everything else aside and go make the moments.
Collect Moments, Not Things.
I have always loved to travel but often purchased souvenirs that ended up collecting dust as soon as we got home. Now when we go on family trips I savor the moments and avoid the gift shops!
Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not things to show.
This is another one that focuses on the memories over things but I find it so special. To focus on the stories that we can pass down to one another and remember of our adventures together is such a special thing that only we can share.
Having kids is a reason to travel, not a reason to stop.
I am not going to pretend that traveling with kids, flying or driving, is easy. It is not. There are so many things to pack for a road trip or bring on an airplane. It is a lot.
The thing is even with all the chaos you get through it. Better yet, you get through as a family. Traveling with kids brings you closer together and builds stronger bonds within your family.
Actually the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. -Lewis Carroll
I think a lot about how are life adventures will impact our kids as they grow up. Will they love to travel? Will they be homebodies?
I like to think that our adventures have given them the freedoms to explore without fear. To take the trip even when it seems impossible, and to dream of big adventures.
Kids don’t remember their best day of television.
This one really gets to me because 2020 brought a tough year of being home and not traveling as much as we had hoped. We were home and had to get more creative with local adventrues.
I love a family movie night but, there were times when we spent more time in front of screens than I would like. When we feel that way it is all the motivation I need to locally explore a new park or plan a family day trip.
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
This quote is more for the parents than the kids but it made me think about what life would look like if I stopped traveling once we had kids.
That would be 20 years of my life where I stopped exploring. Stopped having adventures. Having kids made me want to get out more and share the experiences with them.
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
If I give my kids anything by traveling I want them to know they can go anywhere. They can live anyway they want to live their life.
Travel exposes children to other cultures and ways of life. They may find what truly makes their heart happy that may have never been discovered had they not traveled.
More Family Vacation Quotes to Inspire
I can always make more money; I cannot make more time
Excuses will always be there for you. Opportunity won’t.
Wander often, wonder always
If we were meant to stay in one place we’d have roots instead of feet.– Rachel Wolchin
Not all who wander are lost.
I haven’t been everywhere. But it’s on my list – Susan Sontag
People forget the years and remember moments.
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddam mountain – Jack Kerouac
Don’t live the same year 75 time and call it a life. – Robin Sharma
Live your life by a compass, not a clock. -Stephen Covey
Life is short and the world is wide.
Say yes to new adventures!
Don’t be that person who is too busy when you are young and then too tired when you are old.
Design a life that you are inspired to live. – Annette White
Live for the moments you can’t put into words.
Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.
Life is meant for spectacular adventures. Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel and your soul ignite.
Once the travel bug bites there is no antidote. And I know that I will be happily infected until the end of my life. – Michael Palin
There are seven days in a week, some day isn’t one of them.
Every day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes memory.
Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Blessed are the curious as they shall have adventures.
The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.
In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.
Don’t count the days; make the days count.
Traveling in the company of those we love, is home in motion.
Any day spent with you is my favorite day.
I hope these quotes about traveling with kids inspire you to go out and make amazing family memories in amazing places.