Quotes About Family Road Trips

Quotes About Family Road Trips

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Do you ever need a pick-me-up or some incentive to get back out on the road? If that’s the case, then these sayings are for you! I’ve compiled a list of 100 of our favourite quotations to help you plan your next adventure.

Prepare to press the gas pedal and enjoy the ride because these motivating words will take us on a trip together. This collection includes anything from motivational to humorous quotations.

Look no farther than this selection of amusing and intriguing quotations if you’re searching for something fresh to read on your next vacation or just need some motivation before hitting the road!

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  1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
  2. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your souls.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty
  3. “The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” – Chris Humphrey
  4. “Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things.” – Victoria Erickson
  5. “Happiness is… planning a trip to somewhere new, with someone you love.” – Unknown
  6. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to make.” – Angela N Blount
  7. I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.” – Walt Whitman
  8. And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere.” – Emery Lord
  9.  We’re almost there, but nowhere near it. All that matters is that we’re going.” – Gilmore Girls
  10. “The road goes on forever and the party never ends.” – Robert Earl Keen
  11. Road trips require a couple of things: a well balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes – oh, and directions – Jenn McKinley
  12. “Sometimes the best therapy is a long drive, upbeat music and good company.” – Unknown
  13. “Really in the mood for a long drive with no real destination.” – Unknown
  14. No one you have been and no place you have gone ever leaves you. The new parts of you simply jump in the car and go along for the rest of the ride. The success of your journey and your destination all depends on who’s driving. – Bruce Springsteen
  15. 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
  16. Fifty years from now, when you’re looking back at your life, don’t you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?“ – Transformers
  17. “Take the long way home.” – Unknown
  18. “A long drive to nowhere is the best way to clear the mind.” – Meggan Roxanne
  19. I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” – Paulo Coelho
  20. A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places. – Tom Lichtenheld
  21. All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road – Jack Kerouac
  22. No road is long with good company – proverb
  23. Because the greatest part of a trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way – Emma Chase
  24. Happiness is a road trip – unknown
  25. The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absoutely liberating. – Aaron Lauritsen
  26. It doesn’t matter where you are going. It matters who you are going with – Unknown
  27. I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.” – Caleb Johnson
  28. Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac
  29. Alway take the scenic route – Unknown
  30. Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius
  31. Road trips aren’t measured by miles but by moments – Unknown
  32. Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves”. – Euripides
  33. Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”– Margaret Lee Runbeck
  34. Look on every exit being an entrance to somewhere else – Tom Stoppard
  35. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot
  36. It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! . . . It’s not like we have somewhere to go.” – John Green
  37. The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.  – Mark Paterson
  38. From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. – Dr.Seuss 
  39. There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask ‘what if I fall?’. Oh but, my darling, what if you fly? – Erin Hanson
  40. The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself – Wallace Stevens
  41. Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion – Leigh Hunt
  42. Two Of The Greatest Gifts We Can Give Our Children Are Roots And Wings– Hodding Carter
  43.  And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling. – Shanti
  44. Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning” – Harvey Lloyd
  45. The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories – Og Mandino
  46. Every day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children – Charles R Swindoll
  47.  It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring! – Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
  48. Every sunset is also a sunrise. It all depends on where you stand –  Karl Schmidt
  49. As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen. – A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh 
  50. Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures – Lewis Carroll
  51. What child has not travelled by spinning the globe – Anon
  52. Blessed Are The Curious For They Shall Have Adventures. – Lovelle Drachman
  53. Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. – Dr. Seuss
  54. There Are No Foreign Lands. It Is The Traveler Only Who Is Foreign. Robert Louis Steveson
  55. Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all – Aristotle
  56. Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart – Confucius.
  57. Man Cannot Discover New Oceans Unless He Has The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore – Andre Gide
  58. It’s A Big World Out There, It Would Be A Shame Not To Experience It – J. D. Andrews 
  59. Better To See Something Once Than Hear About It A Thousand Times” Asian Proverb
  60. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you`re proud of, and if you find that you`re not, I hope you find the strength to start all over again. – Eric Roth
  61. Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from, with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett
  62. If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet – Rachel Wolchin
  63. On the road again, Goin’ places that I’ve never been, Seein’ things that I may never see again, And I can’t wait to get on the road again” – Willie Nelson, 
  64. Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies – fully loaded we got snacks and supplies. It’s time to leave this town it’s time to steal away. Let’s go get lost anywhere in the U.S.A.” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  65. Get your motor runnin’, Head out on the highway, Lookin’ for adventure…” – Steppenwolf
  66. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France
  67. Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that’s always changing!” – Kenneth Grahame
  68. Still, round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
  69. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  70. Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take – Angela N. Blount
  71. There is nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac
  72. I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land. – Seneca
  73. Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it, and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere. So just keep rolling under the stars. – Jack Kerouac
  74. A journey is a person in itself. No two are alike. And all the plans, safeguards, policing and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years fo struggle that we don’t take a trip. A trip takes us. – John Steinbeck
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.”- Paulo Coelho
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho
  81. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills
  82. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd
  83. Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience. – Francis Bacon
  84. I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” – “Jack” in Titanic
  85. Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving to very loud music – Unknown
  86. To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live. – Hans Christian Andersen
  87. So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.” – Jack Kerouac
  88. To awaken alone in a strange town is the pleasantest of sensations in the world – Freya Stark
  89. If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you – Brad Paisley
  90. Stop worrying about the potholes on the road and enjoy the journey – Babs Hoffmann
  91. That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing nothing – John Green
  92. Sometimes, the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason – Jerry Seinfeld
  93. The best part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destinations, it’s the fast food along the way – Unknown
  94. The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.” – Anthony Bourdain, A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
  95. We all have that friend who is either on a road trip or planning a road trip to thinking about a road trip or posting quotes about road trip – Crestless Wave
  96. Well, we are not in the middle of nowhere but we can see it from here – Thelma and Louise
  97. It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step on the road, and you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to – Lord of the Rings
  98. 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.” – Rosalía de Castro 
  99. There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop.” – Bill Bryson 
  100. Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret. – Oscar Wilde
  101. The road goes on forever and the party never ends.” – Robert Earl Keen
  102. If we wait until we are ready, we will be waiting for the rest of our life!” – Lemony Snicket
  103. The road must eventually lead to the whole world.” – Jack Kerouac
  104. Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy
  105. Every journey is simultaneously a beginning and an ending: I was leaving my old life behind and starting on a road trip to find a new me.” – Debi Tolbert Duggar
  106. There are no mistakes. Only new paths to explore.” – Gregory David Roberts
  107. To travel is to live – Hans Christian Anderson
  108. Life is like a road trip: enjoy each day and don’t carry too much luggage – Unknonwn
  109. Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity and reminds us how much we all have in common. – Deborah Lloyd
  110. Kids don’t remember their best day of television. -Unknown
  111. The road is there, it will always be there. You just have o decide when to take it. – Chris Humphrey
  112. t’s never too early to begin exploring the world.  —  Unknown
  113. May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home. — Trenton Lee Stewart
  114. Having kids is reason to travel, never a reason to stop.  — Unknown
  115. In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.  — Kevin Heath 
  116. When you travel with children, you are giving away something that can never be taken away. Experience, exposure, and way of life.  — Pamela T. Chandler
  117. When you choose to collect experiences rather than things, you will never run out of storage space – Unknown

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