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Over 60 Adventure Quotes for Kids – Inspire a Love of Travel

For kids, every day can be an adventure and inspiring a love of adventure travel can lead to a lifetime of journeys and shared memories. Below you can find 60 adventure quotes for kids to help inspire your next adventure. We’ve hand collected these quotes over the years. For years these children’s adventure quotes have inspired my own kids to embrace the open road and new cultures.

Not only can you find kid’s adventure quotes below, but also quotes for travel with family and exploring new cultures. If you are looking for information about family adventure travel, make sure to check out our family travel section of our website.

How to Use These Adventure Quotes for Kids

If you are searching for adventure quotes for kids, you likely have a purpose or use for those quotes or maybe you are just looking for a little inspiration. To make the most of your favorite quotes below, consider sharing them with your family, writing them in a journal, putting them on the walls of your room, or simply returning to them when you need some motivation.

Remember, adventure travel doesn’t need to involve a plane ride or an exotic destination, adventure can be found right outside your door – so get out and explore together!

Quotes about Travel with Family
Quotes about Travel with Family

Traveling with Family Quotes

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

-Ibn Battuta

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” 

–Peter Pan

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” 

–Trenton Lee Stewart

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” 

-Oprah Winfrey

“It’s never too early to begin exploring the world.” 


“There will never be a perfect time to travel with your children, so do it now, before the opportunity passes you by. You can’t turn back time.” 

–AJ and Natasha

Traveling with Kid’s Quotes: Enjoying the Journey

“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.”

– Penelope Riley

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Adventure isn’t hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.”

-John Amat

Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”

-Marty Rubin

“I travel because I’d rather look back at my life, saying ‘I can’t believe I did that’ instead of ‘if only I had’.”

-Florine Bos

“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”

-Danny Kaye

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

-Lao Tzu

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”

-Barry Finlay

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”

-Rachel Wolchin

Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

“As soon as I saw you, I knew adventure was going to happen.”

-A.A. Milne

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

-William Feather

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

-Robert Frost

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” 

–Roy M. Goodman

“Not all classrooms have 4 walls”


“Take only memories, leave only footprints”

-Chief Seattle

Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so… Get on your way.” 

–Dr. Seuss

“You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.”

-Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

“Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything? Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it.”

-James and Giant Peach

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” 

–J.K. Rowling

Parenting and Travel With Kid’s Quotes

“In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” 

-Kevin Heath

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.”

-John Lubbock

“Having kids is a reason to travel, never a reason to stop.” 


Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

“If you waited until you had all your ducks in a row, you’d never make a move. Sometimes you have to gather what you can and make a run for it.”

-Lynn Toler

“Let the children free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.”

-Dr Maria Montessori

“The more risks you allow your children to take, the better they learn to look after themselves.”

-Roald Dahl

“Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” 

–Hodding Carter

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” 

–Francis Bacon

“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, on our own).” 

-Richard Louv

Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” 

–O. Fred Donaldson

“Deciding not to travel with kids because they won’t remember, is like not reading them books because they won’t remember the stories you read them.” 


“If we want our children to move mountains, first we have to let them get out of their chairs.” 

–Nicole Sowder

“Kids won’t remember their best day of television.” 


“Give your kids adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” 


“In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” 

–Kevin Heath

“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

Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

Adventure Quote for Kids About Bravery

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do” 

-H. Jackson Brown Jr

“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”

-Karen Gibbs

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.”

-Paulo Coelho

“Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.”

-Bear Grylls

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

-Andre Gide

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 

–Neale Donald Walsh

Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

“What if I fall? Oh but darling, what if you fly?.”


“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

-J.R.R. Tolkein

“Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.”


“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” 


“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

-Winnie the Pooh

Family and Adventure Quotes About Culture

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

-Gustave Flaubert

“Travel is  fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

-Mark Twain

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

-Anthony Bourdain

“I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, it can do anything.” 

–Alice Walker

“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. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

-Eric Roth

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

–Saint Augustine

Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” 

–Robert Louis Steveson

“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unselfconsciously to the soughing of the trees.” 

-Valerie Andrews

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” 

–Mark Twain

“To travel is to live.” 

–Hans Christian Andersen

Adventure Quotes for Kids
Adventure Quotes for Kids

Thinking Beyond Quotes about Travel with Family – Other Ways to Inspire an Adventurous Spirit

We love to remind ourselves of adventure with the adventure family quotes above, but there are lots of other ways to inspire adventure for your kids. One of our favorite types of inspiration is to read books about adventure and travel. We start exploring these books when our kids are very young, you can see our favorite travel books for kids here: 21 Best Travel Books for Kids to Inspire a Love of Travel.

As our kids got older, we encouraged them to read books that inspired them. You can find our favorite travel and adventure books for teens here: The 10 Best Travel Books for Teens to Inspire Adventure or our favorite coffee table books here: 13 of the Best Coffee Table Books About Travel to Inspire your Next Adventure.

Another one of our favorite ways to inspire a love of adventure and travel is by watching documentaries and shows about amazing destinations and travel. You can find personal videos on Youtube or find loads of great documentaries online or TV. We love National Geographic.

Finally – the best way to inspire adventure and a love of travel … is to travel and adventure. Whether your next adventure is right out your backdoor of halfway around the world – nothing inspires adventure – like adventure.

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