Why travel with kids?

 

Between the long car ride, even longer flights, packing, unpacking, upsetting a child’s routine, missing school, potential dangers and so on… the list of reasons not to travel is long. We’ve also been criticized for not taking kid-friendly trips (read – Disney… but we are working on that). And, what’s the point of going through all of this when the kids will forget most of it?

For me, the answer is simple… I want the foundation of their thinking to be rooted in the notion that the world is so much bigger than their town in their state in their country. I want the connections in their developing minds to form on whispers in different languages and footsteps on ancient relics.

 

I want them to hear the music of different nations, to see art and to experience the culture of worlds near and far.

 

I want them to experience the wonder of nature. To feel snow and dessert. To splash in waves and to climb. I want them to explore.

 

I want them to know that our town in our state in our country in our world are amazing and filled with places to play and people to meet…

 

Trips Included in this Post:

Scotland – August 2016

Lake Placid and Montreal – December 2016

Florida – February 2017

Vermont – February 2017

France, Switzerland – March 2017

Las Vegas, Iowa, Chicago – April 2017

Sleepy Hollow, Upstate NY – May 2017

Greece – June 2017

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5 thoughts on “Why travel with kids?”

  1. Reading about your travel adventures is inspiring! I used to get tired just thinking about taking my kids to the grocery store, but you’re absolutely right about exposing them to so much. I’m definitely doing a better job with the grandchildren. Safe traveling!

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  2. The entire family is awesome and blessed beyond belief! I always took my kids and lots of others on adventures at every opportunity, just not great distances!

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