Over the past year, I’ve been sharing family travel quotes almost every Monday on my Facebook page. Whilst I hope that they don’t come across too corny at times, I like to provide a bit of #MondayInspration for fellow wanderlusting and globetrotting families. For me, they act as a reminder to put life into perspective and support my belief that we can, and should(!), travel with our boys.
In no particular order, here are the top fourteen family travel quotes. Whilst some of these may be classed as general travel quotes, I find them rather fitting for families. Enjoy!
1. “Not all classrooms have four walls” – It still blows my mind how much our information our boys absorb and how much they grow as individuals on the road.
2. “In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them” (Kevin Heath) – Travel creates those precious memories together that will last a lifetime, much more than the pile of plastic toys in their bedroom.
3. “I have babies, and I’m like… what country am I going to next?” – The original meme of this was doing the rounds and always irritated me. So I changed it.
4. “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) – Hear, hear!
5. “Excuses will always be there for you. Opportunity won’t.” – So many people believe that you should wait till the kids are older to travel. However, as they get older, the excuses just change; they’ll miss their friends, they would rather go to football camp, or you need to convert the loft. Grab the opportunity to travel with your kids from a young age; it’ll certainly be cheaper before they start school! Check out my post – What is the best age to travel with kids?
6. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” (Michael Palin) – So let’s start them young! And if you do start them young, those adventures certainly get easier as they get older.
7. “The world is your playground” – Jump in rivers, collect sticks, skip along pavements and search for fairies and dragons. Both cities and countryside provide a wonderful opportunity for play.
9. “People forget the years and remember moments” – Those early years especially can whizz by in a sleep-deprived blur. Do something amazing and create those memories to cherish for a lifetime.
9. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal” (Paulo Coelho) – So make the most of those school half terms and holidays! It’s amazing how just doing something different, refocuses your energies.
10. “Blessed are the curious as they shall have adventures” (Lovelle Drachman) – What better way to feed and grow their minds than to travel.
11. “Let curiosity lead the way” – and watch them grow in confidence a they become explorers.
12. “Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children and roots and wings” (Hodding Carter) – And what better way to do that, than through travel? Travel helps you appreciate home, but also gives you the experience to try new things and explore new places.
13. “And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” (Shanti) – This is certainly the sign of a day well spent in my books.
14. “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories” (Og Mandino) – And that’s what travel with kids is all about, right?
I hope you enjoyed these. Do let me know if you have any favourite family travel quotes that I’ve missed!