75 Family Vacation Quotes That are Funny, Heartwarming and Too Honest

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There is nothing quite like a family vacation, whether it be a road trip up the coast or an adventure somewhere far, far away. These trips create priceless memories and help remind you what is most important in life; family. Below are 75 of my favorite family vacation quotes that are both funny and heartwarming for a little inspiration!

75 Family Vacation Quotes

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Family Travel Inspiration 

1: “I am convinced that the greatest legacy we can leave our children are happy memories: those precious moments so much like pebbles on the beach that are plucked from the white sand and placed in tiny boxes that lay undisturbed on tall shelves until one day they spill out and time repeats itself, with joy and sweet sadness, in the child now an adult.” – Og Mandino

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

3: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

4: “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

5: “I choose to collect memories instead of things.” – Elena Levon

6: “Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.” – Rebecca Cooper

7: “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

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

9: “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

10: “Travel makes one modest. you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert

Vacation Quotes About Making Memories

11: “Any day spent with you is my favorite day.” – A.A. Milne

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

13: “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

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

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

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

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

18: “Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” – Hodding Carter

19: “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon

20: “Little by little, one travels far.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Family Vacation Quotes About the Kiddos

21: “In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” – Kevin Heath

22: “Smile, shine, and take it one day at a time.” – Christina Smallwood

23: “Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” – David Bly

24: “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” – Khalil Gibran

25: “There are no perfect parents and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” – Dave Willis

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

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

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

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

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

Family Vacation Quotes for the Travel Lovers

31: “Traveling’s not something you’re good at. it’s something you do. Like breathing.” – Gayle Foreman

32: “Travel: the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” – Brenna Smith

33: “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – Marty Rubin

34: “Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell.” – Paula Bendfeldt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes About Family Vacation Life Lessons

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41: “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

42: “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

43: “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

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

45: “Live life with no excuses. Travel with no regret.” – Oscar Wilde

46: “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.” – Penelope Riley

47: “I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.” – Alexander Sattler

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

49: “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

50: “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Family Vacation Quotes About Travel and Learning

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51: “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

52: “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

53: “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

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

55: “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

56: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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

58: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

59: “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

60: “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

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61: “Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark

62: “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. 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

63: “I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world.” – George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life

64: “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” – Truman Capote

65: “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” – Bill Bryson

66: “What you have to decide…is how you want your life to be. If your ending was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. So don’t be afraid, be alive.” – Sarah Dessen

67: “Don’t worry about the world ending today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz

68: “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

69: “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

70: “If you are thirty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn to be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors, if you have to. Find out how other people live and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

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

72: “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

73: “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

74: “When preparing to travel, lay out all of your clothes and all of your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller

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

Wherever your next family vacation is, just keep in mind a couple of things; it doesn’t need to go perfectly to create priceless memories and focusing on one another is the best way to create fun. 

If you have any questions about traveling as a family & how we make it happen, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message on Instagram!

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