Many people try to put people off family travel, however, I want you to travel and have come up with reasons why you should travel with your kids. For me it’s simple, I get to explore parts of the world I would not get to see in our everyday lives if we didn’t go away as a family. Watching my kids eyes light up when they see and hear things, learning as they go is just amazing. I love to travel, okay we don’t travel long term like some families because of my work situation but I make sure we go away on holiday as much as we can so we can experience new things together as a family.
5 top reasons why you should travel with your kids (no matter how far you take them)
Make them a good traveller
So far from my experience, my eldest son has become a great traveller. He has been on a plane several times, he has been on a ferry, trains, buses…and he enjoys them all so much. When I book our next adventure he is always asking how we are getting there. I have found the more we have travelled the more use to it he gets. He also adapts quite naturally when our travel plans don’t go to plan.
Make new friends
Growing up I made so many pen pals from going on holiday and it was only in my mid-teens that I lost touch with most of them. Letting my boys make new friends from new countries will be a fantastic experience for them and myself, and I can’t wait until they are at the age of asking to stay in touch with the people they meet.
Okay, you have family time back home too but when you are travelling or on holiday you are with each 24/7 in a different place. You will bond and learn more things together than you would do when you are back home.
Fill their minds with new things
Your kids will learn so many new things when travelling. Anything from new languages (my eldest still goes on about Jus de Pomme when he is ordering his apple juice!), to things about a new culture, and even learning about the history of castles etc that we have visited. My kids are not even school age yet and my eldest still remembers things from when he was 18 months (no idea how he remembers but he does!)
Memories & Photos
This is a big thing for me especially. I take a lot of photos when away so we can all look back in years to come and remember everything as sometimes (well especially me) we can forget things. Making memories with my kids is so special even if it is just taking them to the local park or to the forest for a walk. In years to come yes everyone might forget certain things but photos can ignite the travel memories again and get you talking about your time together again.
Do you have any top reasons why you should travel with your kids? If so let me know as I would love to hear your views.