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It’s Time for Family Travel
“One day…we’re going to take the kids to Hawaii!”
“We really want to travel over to Europe, but we’re waiting until the kids are older.”
“We really want to go out West and see the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, but our summers are just too busy.”
Do any of those statements sound familiar to you? The average American family doesn’t think they spend enough time together. Between school, work, sports, and extracurricular activities it’s no surprise that we are all feeling disconnected and burned out. The best way to reconnect with your loved ones is to get away on vacation. No distractions and no excuses: just you and your kids spending “quality time” together.
Family travel is proven to be a wonderful learning tool for children. Seeing how people live in other countries can open their minds and hearts and expand their imagination exponentially.
Here are a few things that family travel can provide for you and your kiddos:
It can create lasting relationships…both between your own family members and people you meet while on the road. These folks that you run into along the way give you a glimpse of what life is like outside your regular circle of friends and can give you a fresh perspective on how other cultures live.
You can learn another language. There is something very exciting about being able to throw around a few words of French, knowing how to say hello and thank you in Portuguese, or ordering off of a menu written totally in Italian.
Interact with Other Cultures
It gives you and your kids perspective, meeting folks from other cultures will teach you that the way you look at the world (maybe through the distorted lens of our mass media) is not the way everybody does and that you could be dead wrong about some things!
Are you reading this and thinking “Boy…I’ve always wanted to see the Pacific Ocean with my kids”? If you want to do it now, you’ve probably always wanted to. You’ve imagined it, daydreamed about it, envisioned it. Guess what? Now’s the time to DO IT! Remember…you only have 18 summers to experience family travel with your kiddos. What are you waiting for?