30 Road Trip Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

The Ultimate Guide of Road Trip Essentials for families. Learn everything you need to know before you plan your next big road trip.

There is nothing quite like being out on the open road traveling to a new destination. That is probably because when it comes to road tripping the journey is just as important as the destination. We have done a couple of different road trips with the family over the years and we hold the memories near and dear to our hearts. Whether it is a trip up the coast or out into the wilderness, you are bound to get some special bonding time in together on the road. If you are looking for a little inspiration or perhaps a caption for your latest road trip photo, you will love these 30 road trip quotes that we gathered below! 

30 Road Trip Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

The Ultimate Guide of Road Trip Essentials for families. Learn everything you need to know before you plan your next big road trip.

My Absolute Favorites

Of course, I have to kick off the list with a few of my favorites. These are the words that inspire me and fuel my adventurous spirit! I hope they do the same for you. 

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“No road is long with good company.” -Turkish Proverb

“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. the great affair is to move.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.” -Emma Chase 

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

“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

Some Road Trip Quotes You Might Recognize 

Road trips tend to be epic, so it is no surprise that they have been the inspiration for many songs and movies. My personal favorite has got to be A Goofy Movie, it exemplifies all that a parent-child road trip should be… with a few bumps along the way. 

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“Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.” – Jon Bon Jovi

“Just grab a friend and take a ride together upon the open road.” -A Goofy Movie

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

“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” -Jerry Seinfeld

“Adventure is out there.” -UP

“You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.” -Cruise by Florida Georgia Line

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” -Any Road by George Harrison

“Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long. If you’re going my way, I wanna drive it all night long.” -Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts 

Quotes That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

When you are dreaming of your next road trip or looking back fondly on a trip of the past, you might just need a road trip quote that will make you smile. Below are just a couple of quotes that are sure to make you smile or maybe even let out a laugh. 

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“That’s why I love road trips, dude, it’s like doing something without actually doing anything.” -John Green

“It doesn’t matter how old you are, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9 year old given $100.” -Unknown

“Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes- oh, and directions.” -Jenn McKinlay

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

Road Trip Quotes that are Metaphors for Life

Road trips are often trips of self-discovery or digging deeper into your relationships. So, it is no surprise that many road trip focused quotes have real-life lessons intertwined in them. 

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“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. and all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. we find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” -John Steinbeck

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” -Douglas Adams

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.” -Byrd Baggett

“I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” -Grace Jones

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” -David Mitchell

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” -Unknown

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself” -Stacey Westfall

Technology is a major must have when on a two-week road trip with kids in tow.

After reading all these road trip quotes where are you feeling inspired to travel to? Like most things in life, road trips really are all about the journey and that is what makes them so great. Get out there and see the world around you with your family in tow… one rest stop at a time!

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