Traditional wisdom tells us that a family must eat together, to stay together. As a millennial raising a Gen Y kid, my take on this adage is slightly different. I feel the best way to connect with your family is to travel and explore together. Read on to know why travelling with family is extremely important.
- IT ENABLES YOU TO HAVE SHARED EXPERIENCES
The memories we create together are the essence of family life. These shared experiences tie each member of the family in an unbreakable bond. When the children are older, and busy in their own lives, these cherished memories will continue to tie us together.
- IT WIDENS YOUR HORIZONS
Travelling opens up new horizons for children. They’re able to experience the vastness and the variety of the world, in a way they can never experience it through books or TV.
- IT AIDS YOU IN CRITICAL THINKING
An intelligent child grows into an intelligent adult when he/ she starts thinking critically and analysing results themselves. When they’re exposed to different situations and circumstances through travel, their ability to think on their feet increases exponentially.
- IT PREPARES YOU FOR ANY EXIGENCY IN LIFE
Travellers experience a multitude of different situations and circumstances, they wouldn’t be exposed to at their home towns. This teaches them to be prepared for any exigency while travelling, and also generally in life.
- IT EXPOSES YOU TO NEW CULTURES AND TRADITIONS
Though we now live in a global village, it’s fascinating to experience the numerous different cultures, languages, religions, foods, traditions, and clothing styles; in person. You can keep returning to the same place to find new pleasures, as well as re-live your old favourites.
- IT TEACHES YOU TO BE INDEPENDENT
Travel teaches you to be independent, to take care of yourself and be aware of your surroundings. It alerts you to the dangers of the world, as well as the plethora of pleasures to be experienced.
- IT TEACHES YOU THE VALUABLE LESSONS OF EMPATHY AND HUMILITY
Travel teaches the valuable lessons of being empathetic to others as well as the importance of being humble. It also teaches the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes and analyse situations from different perspectives.
That sums up my thoughts on family travel, and why I consider it important to keep travelling with children. My husband and I have been traveling with our 3 year old son since he was 2 months old. We’ve taken 3 international vacations, over 20 domestic vacations, and countless flights with him. Each moment has been precious for all three of us, and I’m looking forward to creating many more memories together! Do you travel with your little one’s? Tell me your thoughts in the comments, and also if you face any challenges.
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Enjoying, spending quality time is always top on the list but exploring the world with family is like making best life time memories.
Travelling with the children is one of the biggest task, but when such posts come up travel seems easy. Thanks for sharing such handy and easy to adopt tips.
Agree with Dipika Singh, Travelling with kids is such a difficult task but as you described in your pointers it is important to build a bond between the family.Loved it.
Totally agree Noor, I too travel a lot with the kiddo because it enriches the kid in multiple ways. I have loved all your post in the Momology series
Travelling is great and best thing I love to do and when companion is your loved ones nothing can be better than that!! Lovely post
I am in this with you… traveling with family has it’s own wonderful experience..it’s the best way to have good bonding
Nothing teaches you real things in life than travel. Enjoying exploration and experiencing new cultures with family is definitely the best. I always take my kids along when we travel too.
Travelling with kid is a heavy task but spending quality time is another reason to travel together.. Love the post ..
I loved reading this post. You have provided some awesome and helpful tips. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Beautifully presented.. Even though its a task to travel with kids but you get to cherish some beautiful memories with them..
Travelling with family is great bonding exercise and you create such beautiful memories too.
I agree to all your points. Travelling with family is indeed worthy. We love it for the new experience, learning and exploring different cultures, food, language. everything not only helps you get exposure to various aspects of life but also train you adapt to various changes.
We too love Traveling with family as it is greatest stress buster. You have presented all the points in perfect manner, I enjoyed reading it noor.
It’s indeed a stress-buster!
Travelling with kids surely builds many memories to cherish for. Even we adults can see different facet during vacations.
Yes i agree
This is very true. It opens up the child’s mind to a world of possibilities and nothing better than sharing that with the family. Well written
Thank you 🙂
Oh man, I just can’t agree more!! We have travelled to a lot of places with our kids and those times were amazingly beautiful. Looking forward for more such trips.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I completely agree with you. Travelling with the family is a must!! Sometimes it seems tough with kids and their schedules but the memories we create are totally worth it!! I wrote a similar post last year https://beingathinkaholic.com/why-i-love-to-travel-with-my-family/
Thanks for stopping by Arushi 🙂
I’ll check out your post too!
Yes quality time spent with children is all that matters . Thank you for sharing .
I curated a. list which helps when you travel with kids. Do find time to read it here https://sunniesmybunnies.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/20-promising-tips-when-travelling-with-kids-aged-5-to-10-yrs/
Thank you for stopping by! I will definitely check out your post 🙂
Traveling with family is the best, it gives you family time and lot more learning.
Thank you for appreciating:)