20 Inspirational Travel Quotes For Kids

Last Updated on June 4, 2020

Good travel quotes for kids are short, sweet, and easy to understand.

Actually they make great travel quotes for adults too!

I’ve written before about how planning your trip and packing your luggage is a great time to teach your kids something new.

Especially since traveling is new for them and it’s a great learning opportunity.

If you’re an adult you’ll be able to look very wise if you learn these kid-friendly travel quotes and drop some knowledge-bombs throughout your trip.

Here is my collection of quotes about travel that kids might enjoy and the life lesson to learn from them.

Things That Seem Impossible Can Be Made Possible By Breaking Them Into Smaller Tasks

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

Lao Tzu (This Means “The Old Master” A Very Old Chinese Thinker)

This is like that old joke… How do you eat an elephant? – One bite at a time!

When you are faced with a huge task the thing to do is just to get started.

Don’t look at the full challenge, just look at the first step.

Take 1 little step.

That’s it! Now do it again.

If you keep going you will eventually reach your goals.

A valuable lesson I’m sure you’ll agree, so why not teach it the next time you take a vacation.

We Are Very Lucky To Travel

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

St. Augustine

Only getting to read one page of a story sucks.

If it’s a good story, and the world is a very good story, then we want to read every page.

People who are able to travel are very lucky to be able to have more experiences and discover more of the world.

You Can’t Go Everywhere But You Can Try

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

Susan Sontag

Nobody can go everywhere. That’s what is funny about this quote.

You can’t go everywhere but you can have fun trying!

When It’s Time To Make A Decision… Decide!

“When you come to a fork in the road…take it”

Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra was a baseball player who sometimes said things that were silly and clever at the same time.

Sometimes we come to a place where we need to make a choice. To go left or to go right.

If we stand there thinking about it we will never get anywhere.

We need to make a choice to proceed.

Have A Plan

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

Yogi Berra … Again!

This is Yogi Berra again. It’s funny because if you really don’t know where you are going you won’t know that you arrived at the wrong place.

But we know what he wants to say…

If you don’t have a plan to get to where you want to go, you might end up in the wrong place.

So sometimes it’s good to have a plan…

But Accidents Can Be Good Too

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”

Lawrence Block

You can plan and plan and plan…

But then life happens.

The best parts of your vacation might not be the parts that you planned.

They will be the happy accidents that occur just because you went out there and did something.

You Don’t Need An Exact Plan

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

J. R. R. Tolkien

Happy accidents are why not everyone who is wandering is lost.

Sometimes if you want a happy accident to happen you just need to go out and wander and see what happens.

If you do this, you’re not really lost, you’re exactly where you want to be, searching for a happy accident.

Keep An Open Mind, Expect The Unexpected

“Travelling is about finding those things that you never knew you were looking for.”


The Word ‘Adventure’ Is Very Powerful

“And so, the adventure begins.”


There is something magical about this quote. And the word “adventure” has some strange power.

As soon as you say these words something changes inside you.

You start to see the world in a different way.

Even something that you thought was boring can become an adventure, just saying this quote and seeing it as an adventure.

The world changes depending on how you look at it.

An adventure is something that happens inside your mind.

It’s like how there is no best flavor of ice cream. Everyone has their favorites. It’s because of how someone feels about that flavor of ice cream that makes it the best for them.

How you feel about traveling changes how it is for you. If you feel like it’s going to be an adventure… it will be an adventure!

Travel Will Change You

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

All living things grow. Plants grow. Vegetables grow.

Animals grow. And human beings grow too.

When you travel and see new places it will help you grow.

Travel is like fertilizer for human beings, but I don’t mean you will grow taller.

Travel changes you as a person, it makes you smarter and wiser.

We Need To Take A Chance Sometimes

“The biggest risk in life, is not taking one”

– Barfi

If we stay home and never go out we don’t grow well as human beings.

Like how a plant needs the sunshine, we need to get out there and talk to other people and see other places.

That can be scary sometimes because home is a safe place.

But if we never take a chance and get out there we will wish we did sooner or later.

Don’t Get Stuck In A Rut

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

– John C. Maxwell

We need to keep trying new things and doing new things.

I get it. You are a kid! So many things are new to you. You are doing new things all the time!

But for adults who are very old sometimes they don’t do anything new all day, all week, or even all year.

That’s why travel is special. It’s a chance to do something new.

And when you do something new you feel young and like the world is new place again for you.

It’s A Bad Idea To Stay At Home Always

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

Neale Donald Walsch

Doing things we know how to do is easy and comfortable.

But it can get boring after a while.

Eventually, if we want something to be exciting we need to do something new.

We call this, going outside your comfort zone.

It’s a bit scary but it’s exciting and healthy to try new things and to learn new things.

Try Something Different

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by.”

Robert Frost

Why would you go on the road that nobody goes on?

Let’s say you are buying some ice cream.

You can buy the flavor that you always buy and that you know you love. Let’s say it’s Vanilla.

It’s the best ice cream that you tasted so far. It will be a good choice.

Or you can try a new ice cream flavor that you never tasted yet.

It might be that is new flavor is your real favorite but you never tried it yet!

In fact, only when you’ve tried all the flavors of ice cream in the world will you really know what your favorite is!

So you’d better try new flavors if you want to one day try the best flavor.

And that’s why you need to try all the roads! Not just the roads that everyone else uses.

Keep Your Eyes Open For New Experiences

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

Dr. Seuss

When you travel you need to keep your eyes open.

What does this mean?

Of course, you will keep your eyes open! Or you will walk into a wall!

But there is keeping your eyes open but not really looking hard.

And there is really looking hard at everything you see.

That’s what Dr. Seuss means.

When you are traveling you need to watch carefully so that you see everything!

Life Is Exciting

“To Live will be an awfully big adventure

Peter Pan

Traveling is like going on an adventure. It’s an unusual, exciting, and sometimes daring experience.

We are always traveling. Even when we think we are standing still. Because planet earth is going around the sun in a circle.

So, right now, even if you are sitting down, you are traveling.

If you are traveling all your life, it must be a big adventure!

When Traveling You’ll Love Waking Up In The Morning

“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 Dawson, Titanic

When you are traveling the days are special days.

For a start, there is no work and no school.

You will probably be traveling with your family, spending time together and doing fun things.

That’s a reason to jump out of bed in the morning!

There Are Special Places In The World

“Paris is always a good idea”

Audrey Hepburn

There are some places out there, that’s it’s always a good idea to go to.

Some people say Paris is a special place.

But did you find your special place? Is there somewhere you know that it’s always a good place to go?

If you didn’t find anywhere yet, you’d better go out traveling and look for somewhere!

Opportunity Is Out There

“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.”

Freya Stark

The horizon is very big and it seems to go on forever.

You can look and look and look but you’ll never see the end of the horizon.

The horizon is where the sun rises and where the sun sets.

There is always somewhere in the world where the sun is just rising up and a new day is beginning. Right now!

A new day is starting right now!

And a new day is a new chance to go somewhere new and learn something new.

Bam! A new day just started somewhere. What are you going to do with it?

Try To See The World While You Have The Chance

“The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.”

John Muir

Just like the sun is always rising, the sun is always setting. Somewhere.

It’s always just about to get dark if you are in the right place.

Soon it will grow dark and you won’t be able to see the world.

So you’d better go and have a look now while you still can!

We’ve Reached Our Destination

That’s it. We made it. This is the end of the blog post.

Thank you for traveling with travelinglight.com I hope you enjoyed our blog post.

Did you like the travel quotes for kids? I did and I’m over 40 years old!

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