50 Road Trip Quotes You’ll Love

Last Updated on October 4, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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Load up the car and grab some friends or family because I’ve got the best road trip quotes to share. These sweet quotes are sure to inspire your next family trip!

The Best Road Trip Quotes

If you aren’t already a road trip lover, you will be after reading these inspiring road trip quotes!

I love a good road trip. Even as a kid I used to get so excited about our upcoming trips because it meant hours on the road finding new adventures with the people I loved most! We use to play road trip games like would you rather or truth or dare, and of course, we always sang along to our favorite road trip songs.

Now as a mom I get to share that love with my own kids and it’s the best feeling! I’m so grateful for these little adventures we can take together, and these quotes really have me reminiscing about my favorite trips!

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Why I Love Road Trip Quotes

Have you ever read a quote and just felt like the writer hit the nail on the head? These road trip quotes really spoke to me so I decided to gather them all together and come up with a few ideas of how to use them in my life!

Here are a few ideas I thought of:

  • Use one as a caption for your next road trip social media post
  • Paste them in a travel scrapbook
  • Put them in your calendar when you have a trip planned
  • Use them as a journal prompt with your kids
  • Make a DIY bumper sticker with one

How would you use these fun messages? Whether you use them on a project or activity or just read through them, I know you’ll enjoy these 50 road trip quotes!

The 50 Best Road Trip Quotes

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.

– Erol Ozan

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes, the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.

– Angela N. Blount

A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.

– Tom Lichtenheld

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

Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.

– Confucius

Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.

– Elizabeth Berg

You may not find a path, but you will find a way.

– Tom Wolfe

Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity and reminds us how much we all have in common.

– Deborah Lloyd

I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.

– Paulo Coelho

I climb behind the steering wheel… I drive off immediately without once looking back; it’s a long journey, but it leads to freedom.

– Corinne Hofmann

People don’t take trips, trips take people.

– John Steinbeck

You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.

– Bob Marley

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

– Jack Kerouac

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.

– Babs Hoffman

Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.

– Amit Kalantri

The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.

– Chris Humphrey

If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.

– Brad Paisley

Driving at night is about communicating with lights.

– Lukhman Pambra

“Roads are a record of those who have gone before.”

– Rebecca Solnit

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.

– Lewis Carroll

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

Just DO It! … and say a little prayer.

– Lugene Hessler Hammond

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

–Izaak Walton

If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music.

– Edgar Wright

Always take the scenic route, you never know what adventures you will find.

– Unknown

A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.

– Tom Lichtenheld

Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.

– Emma Chase

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.

– Henry Miller

I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me.

– Walt Whitman

The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.

– William Least Heat Moon

At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.

– Shanti

Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are dirty.

– John Muir

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

–Jerry Seinfeld

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

–Jawaharlal Nehru

Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.

– Tom Stoppard

Still, round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.

– J. R. R. Tolkien

Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns.

— Susan Magsamen

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

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin

– Tony Robbins

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

– Helen Keller

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

– David Mitchell

I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm; throw the sense of time out the window.

– Miriam Toews

Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.

– Byrd Baggett

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

– Margaret Lee Runbeck

Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes—oh, and directions.

– Jenn McKinlay

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

It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9-year-old was given $100.

– Unknown

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.

– Wallace Stevens

A bend in the road, is not the end of the road….unless you fail to make the turn.

– Helen Keller
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