25 Quotes For Road Trips With Family

There is nothing quite like a family road trip to build a sense of adventure and maybe create a little anxiety along the way too. Still, we love the open road and the wanderlust spirit, so we compiled this list of quotes for family road trips to inspire your next trip.

Whether you are winding through the Carolina mountains or through the back roads across Europe, your next great adventure awaits.

Quotes For Family Road Trips

We organized our list of quotes for family road trips into five categories to help you find what you are looking for as a source of inspiration. Put these quotes on a family t-shirt or trip itinerary, or keep them handy for when you need a reminder of why you are on the open road with your family.

Road trips give us the opportunity to travel to new places, meet new people, expand our horizons, challenge our thinking, and make lasting memories. And that experience is one that is worth celebrating.

1. The Journey and Experience of Travel:

Traveling on a road trip with your family can be a journey in more ways than one. Of course, looking back, sometimes it is the uncomfortable situations that I remember most fondly. There are a lot of road trip benefits, but the journey is the real treasure.

Here are five quotes that you can use related to the journey and experience of taking family road trips:

“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

“The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless

A family road trip to go hiking can be a great source of quotes.

2. Taking the Road Less Traveled:

In the day and age of smartphones and handheld GPS, most travel the same interstates as everyone else. But sometimes, the most scenic routes are the ones your GPS would never recommend. And perhaps that is true both literally and as a metaphor. Here are five quotes related to taking the road less traveled:

“The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” – Chris Humphrey

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.” – Jacques Cousteau

“The road is a concept, not a place.” – Anonymous

Family car ride.

3. The Importance of Friendship and Connection:

The world can be a lonely place without your family and friends. It doesn’t matter how many connections you have on Facebook. That is both a meaningless and shallow number.

Sometimes we all need to feel unconditional love, and only the closest family (by blood or choice) can provide it. Here are five quotes related to the importance of friendship and connection:

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

“The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.” – Anonymous

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

“We travel not to escape life, but for life to escape us.” – Anonymous

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

4. Adventure and the Unknown:

I don’t know about you, but my life didn’t turn out anything like I thought it would. Still, it offers something beautiful and love-filled even on the worst days. Life is a winding road, and sometimes you don’t know what’s around the corner.

Keep the faith and cherish the journey. Here are five quotes related to adventure and the unknown on the road ahead:

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Travel far, travel often, and travel wide.” – Unknown

“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat-Moon

The winding road of life

5. Life and its Journey:

Sometimes we set out on road trips, and we know exactly where we are going. Other times, the road trip itself is the only real destination. If there is one thing I am continually learning, it is this: When you always focus on the next big thing, you forget to live in the present.

Here are five quotes we compiled related to life and its journey:

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

“The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.” – Anonymous

“The road is calling, and I must go.” – John Muir

“Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey.” – Zig Ziglar

One of our favorite quotes for road trips with family is "Life is a journey, not a destination". We love visiting the mountains as our journey.

Family Road Trips Create Lifelong Memories

All of these quotes provide a great perspective on family road trips, and we hope you can find some inspiration. Life’s road is winding, and road trips are a great analogy for life and a great way to live in the moment.

We spend most of our time road-tripping through North Carolina, but we hope you enjoy your journey wherever the road may lead you.

If you find this interesting, check out our list of road trip facts and statistics.

Favorite Quotes For Family Road Trips

Life comes hard and fast, so let’s leave you with one more quote to consider. These are our favorite quotes for family road trips:

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

“It doesn’t matter where you are going. It’s who you have beside you.”

“Life is like a road trip – enjoy each day and don’t carry too much luggage.”

Jeremiah moved to the Charlotte area with his wife, Erin, back in 2013. The family has grown over the years, and they now call the Carolinas home. They enjoy hiking and adventures, road trips, backyard fire pits, and pizza night. Jeremiah loves to explore, and looks forward to sharing tips, tricks, and resources for your next trip.