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70 Funny Camping Sayings And Inspirational Road Trip Quotes

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We all find inspiration from different things. Some find it in YouTube videos or movies while some may find it from poems or songs. Others even find inspiration in certain quotes. From “I came, I saw, I conquered” From Julius Caesar, to “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” by John Lennon.

But what about road trip quotes? How about those fun and quirky camping saying that you find on T-shirts, coffee cups, and dish towels for the camper?

In this post we put together a list of 70 camping sayings and road trip quotes to inspire you to either take that next road trip or pack up the RV a head to the campground.

Let’s jump in…

Inspirational Camping Sayings

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

Susan Sontag

This quote by Susan Sontag is one of my favorites. In fact, it is the quote I used on the home page of this website.

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

Mark Twain

Have you ever heard anyone complain about the things they never had a chance to do?

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a camper, which is kinda the same thing.


I have seen this funny camping saying on all kinds of merchandise. I believe it speaks the truth.

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

Tony Robbins

Do not go where the path may lead; instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not how big the house is…it’s how happy the home is.


This is another very famous camping saying that inspires people of all ages. There is nothing better than a happy home, even if it’s an RV.

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Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains, and the seas, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock

Adventure is calling and I must go.


My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in the corner of nature.

Claude Monet

Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller.

John Geddus

Truer words have never been spoken. If you can handle a weekend camping trip with someone, they just might make the perfect spouse.

A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.

Every camping enthusiast

I can personally tell you that this popular camping saying is nothing short of the truth.

If you can survive camping with someone, marry them on the way home.

Yvonne Prinz

A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without once sleeping out under the stars.

Allen S. Kesselheim

Camping is the answer. Who cares what the question is.


The fire is the main part of camp, whether summer or winter.

Henry David Thoreau

The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.

Nancy Wynn Newhall

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.


How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?

Christy Whitehead
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Have you ever had a hard time starting your campfire? Trust me, I think it happens to everyone.

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.

Bill Watterson

I’d rather be camping.

Everyone who loves to camp…

This camping saying is said by every single camping enthusiast out there.

The stars were better company anyway. They were very beautiful, and they almost never snored.

David Eddings

Camping is my happy place.


Welcome to our camper. The drinks are cold. The laughs are loud. The friendship is free.


Who needs the luxuries of a 5-star resort when you can sleep under millions of stars?


Good things come to those who camp.


Sorry for what I said when we were trying to park the RV.

Every RV owner

If you own an RV, this funny camping saying has been spoken between the two of you.

I don’t need therapy; I just need to go camping.

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It’s just my opinion, but I believe camping is the best kind of therapy.

Camping. The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower, and flush toilet.


A bonfire is basically just a nightclub in the mountains.


I DO have a retirement plan. I plan on camping.


This funny camping saying sums up my retirement plan.

I Googled my symptoms. Turns out I just need to go camping.


Somebody told me how much topsoil we are losing every year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.

Jack Handey

Not all who wander are lost.


It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

Dave Barry

Camping is nature’s way of promoting the hotel business.

Dave Barry

Some National Parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.

George Carlin

Weekend forecast: Camping with a chance of cocktails.

Most campers on the weekends

You’re never too old to play outside.


Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.

Edward Abbey

The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

The joy is in the journey.

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Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.

Charles Lindbergh

Please leave only your footprints.


There is a huge sign when leaving Surfside Beach that has this exact saying on it. It’s just a friendly reminder to leave no trace.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

Adventure begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Inspirational Road Trip Quotes

One of our favorite things to do is taking road trips. We love exploring places we’ve never been. These inspirational road trip quotes will have you ready to pack up the car, put on your favorite road trip playlist, and hit the road.

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Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a full tank of gas.

Thelma and Louise

I’ll bet Thelma and Louise never thought they would make it to the top of our list of inspirational road trip quotes. And, if you’re a fan of the movie, you might also like the full line of Thelma and Louise inspired memorabilia.

There is an unspoken bond you create with friends you travel with.

Kristen Sarah

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

Robert Frost

So many times, you find things you never knew existed by taking the road less traveled.

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

Henry Miller

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

Jon Bon Jovi was very well known for being a rocker back in the day, his hidden talent is coming up with inspirational road trip quotes.

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

Susan Magsamen

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road

Isak Dinesen

If you are traveling down on of these 5 Longest Roads In America, there is no chance you will be able to see too far down the road.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Scott Myers

Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Elliot

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

Brad Paisley

Another amazing road trip quote from a great musician. I’m starting to see a pattern.

Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.

Tome Sheppard

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

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

Edgar Wright

A great road trip playlist is one of the most important parts of a great road trip.

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

Amit Kalantri

People don’t take trips, trips take people.

John Steinbeck

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

Chris Humphrey

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

Angela N. Blount

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

Paula Coella

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

Babs Hoffman

Babs Hoffman must have been on the Texas Gulf Coast when she came up wit this inspirational road trip quote.

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

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

Helen Keller

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

Izaak Walton

Have you ever been on a road trip and just had so much fun with your road trip crew that the time just seemed to fly by?

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.

Edith Wharton

A journey is measured in friends, not miles.

Tim Caill

In Conclusion

When it comes to inspiration and funny sayings, there is no end to what you can find. The camping sayings and inspirational road trip quotes in the list above just barely scratches the surface.

It really doesn’t matter where you find inspiration. They key is get out there and enjoy the outdoors.

What are some of your favorite camping sayings and inspirational quotes? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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