From mishaps to life skills, you never know what's coming!
When I was growing up, my parents were great about prioritizing family travel. I come from a huge family; I have ten siblings! Our vacations weren’t expensive, but family camping trips and road trips happened every summer, and helped create some great memories and connections.
There's something special about family travel that makes it unlike any other type of travel. From trying new foods to getting lost in a foreign city, the shared experiences and memories created while traveling as a family are truly priceless. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider packing your bags and hitting the road with your loved ones:
Try new things and laugh about mishaps together
Remember that time you accidentally ordered a plate of snails in France? When you travel with your family, you have the chance to try new things and laugh about the mishaps together. Family travel is all about exploring the unknown and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Adventure awaits around every corner
Family travel is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get! But that's the beauty of it, right? Adventure awaits around every corner, from surfing in Hawaii to pottery-making in Mexico. What new skill will you try on your next trip?
Teach valuable life skills
Traveling with kids can be chaotic, but it's also the perfect opportunity to teach them valuable life skills like patience, adaptability, and open-mindedness. Trust me, I speak from experience!
Expand kids' palates and horizons
When we traveled to Mexico the first time, our kids were hesitant to try new foods. But by the end of the trip, they were asking for seconds of the traditional foods. Family travel expands kids' palates and horizons, exposing them to new cultures and experiences.
Bond over shared experiences and create memories
Traveling as a family is a chance to bond over shared experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's riding camels in Morocco or hiking in the mountains, the memories you make together are priceless.
Break out of routines and try something new
Traveling as a family is a way to break out of your routines and try something new. Take a cooking class in Italy or learn to dance in Spain - you can try anything!
Disconnect from screens and connect with each other
In a world where we're constantly connected to screens, family travel is a way to disconnect and connect with each other. Whether it's kayaking in a lake or exploring a new city, it's a chance to unplug and focus on the present moment.
Whether it’s like herding cats on a road trip, or tracing your family roots in Ireland, family travel is an adventure like no other. Contact me! And then get ready to pack your bags, hit the road, and create memories that will last a lifetime!