Last Updated on 13th May 2021
One of the highlights of childhood memories is family vacations. Traveling with your children will strengthen your relationship and bond while giving them happy memories for them to reminisce when they grow up. Traveling brings families closer together and it is one of the best ways of upbringing a well-rounded and happy child.
Letting your kids experience the world
outside will broaden their knowledge and open their eyes to the outside world. Select travel destinations with children
, kids love adventure. Let them hop on a train and enjoy the beautiful rustic landscape of Rome. Let them see and go around the streets of Florida and enjoy the welcoming sun
and waving palm trees. Give your kids the freedom to explore
the vast outdoors of Colorado and or meet and greet the wildlife of Nairobi.
Benefits of Family Vacations
Travel develops indestructible family connections and lifetime memories.
Vacations with kids have positive effects on their mental, emotional, and psychological growth. Leisure family activities enhance the family relationship and perpetuate constant and cohesive parent-child connection. Additionally, it creates unique experiences that will lead to a strong connectedness, attachment, and bonding. Moreover, you kids will learn to share and be empathetic with others.
Family vacations also develop loyalty within the family and help improve communications. Although sometimes, family vacations can be stressful due to inconveniences you encounter along the way. To combat this potentially negative experience, a parent must know the differences between them and their kids and what they seek during vacations. It is important to consider what the children want and what motivates them to ensure traveling satisfaction.
Travel improves the quality of family relationships, helps build strong marriages, and decreases the chance of separation.
The longer hours you work, the shorter time you spend with your kids and spouse. The relationship dynamics of a modern family are slowly changing due to the outside factors that trigger it. The amount of time you spend with your kids greatly matter. And, if you and your spouse share a valuable connection and robust marriage, your kids will grow up with a positive mindset.
One way to induce family closeness, trust, and attachment is through traveling. Family vacations mean a whole day of gallivanting outside, riding buses and trains, exploring around an unfamiliar city, or moving from one hotel room to another. All you need to bring is a positive attitude, a happy mood, and an all-in-one durable stroller
for your energetic restless excited kid ready to go on a distance.
Travel increases individual and family happiness and increases the overall quality of life (QOL).
Traveling across the globe brings a different kind of excitement and happiness like no other. With the experiences collected along the way, your kids will embrace what life has to offer. Additionally, traveling decreases domestic stress which can lead to an increased quality of life and better physical health.
A family that extends an effort to be closer together will live their days enjoying each other's company. Conflicts will be easier to resolve and communications will be open and honest. Family travels induce happiness and closeness.
Why Travel With Your Kids?
The World is the Best Teacher
There are no books, movies, or stories in the world that can educate your kids better than traveling the world. Breed travelers and let your kids go riding on a banana boat in Costa Rica or enjoy good food in Puglia, Italy. Let them pack their own bags as you hike through the thick forest of Argentina.
Watch your kids feel amazed by Walt Disney World in Florida or feel the rush riding a rocket in Kennedy Space Center. A textbook could never teach your kids knowledge that will be of great benefit for them in the future. No textbooks can perfectly describe the beautiful tropical views of Cape Tribulation or how deep and lustrous the jungles in South America.
Traveling is the ultimate teacher and having those heart-warming memories will raise a child with an open mind and eyes.
Of course! Language is another thing your kids will learn traveling abroad. You will be surprised how your kids can adapt to foreign languages. The best time to teach young ones the concept of language is when their still kids.
Kids Digest All Details
Kids are very keen on the tiniest detail of what they see or hear. They're like a sponge ready to absorb anything and everything. Children effortlessly soak up all the details of even the most complicated names and words as long as it catches their interest.
You will be surprised to hear your four years old daughter talk about the obscure and technical facts about their favorite dinosaurs or tell you about the ancient sea creatures that live in Galapagos. Watch your child embrace and accept all cultures, traditions, and backgrounds and spark the inner Paleontologist, artist, scientist, or world-traveler in them.
Kids Embracing New Cultures
Traveling will also immerse your kids in new cultures such as clothes, food, and games. Bring your kids to Kerala, India, and let them put on Sari and let them have a taste of chicken masala. Food, clothes, and language are the lessons they will learn outside the four corners of their classroom. Traveling gives your child the freedom to develop their own interests, beliefs, and principles. Something a teacher can't instill in a child's mind.
Your Kids Will Learn To Entertain Themselves Without Toys
Nowadays, the more advanced technology is becoming, the harder it is to entertain kids. They tend to want more. They tend to want the new toys they see on YouTube videos or the new gadgets Apple just released. We all feel the need of giving them all the toys in the world to make them happy. Traveling, on the other hand, is a one-of-a-kind of entertainment that needs no stuffed animals, legos, or dolls.
Riding a train is far more entertaining than watching it on their gadgets. Hopping on a puddle of mud is way more fun than watching Peppa Pig hop on muddy puddles on TV. So, pack your kids' carry-on luggage with maps, cameras, and an extra shirt and leave those toys at home.
The Experience of Traveling is Priceless
Taking pictures, capturing memories with videos, and just being present in a place is a valuable gift to a child. It is better than playing with their gadgets in terms of fostering creativity. Being able to first-hand see and experience hopping on a moving train than just watching it on TV is far more stimulating.
Kids Will Better Understand Other Cultures
It is a common connotation that other countries' deviance can be scary and dangerous. With all the news being aired by the government about how unsafe to go here and there just leave people who have the urge to travel to think twice.
What you see on TV about India or Africa being unsafe is just a tiny part of it. Every place has its own flaws and it is the common ground of all the countries in the world. So, why lean towards the negative side when you can indulge in the goodness of traveling? These scary ideas instilled in the minds of those who never left their comfort zones must be altered.
There are beautiful beaches in Florida waiting for you and your family to plunge in. The sun is always bright in Bali and the nights are full of friendly faces and colorful lights, so why think twice about booking that ticket? As long as you know your limitations and know where the nearest police station is, you're good to go. Never deprive your children of this wonderful priceless gift.
Your Kids Will Grow Up Open to Change
Change is one thing constant in every person's life and no one should be afraid of it. Change can be scary if you are set in your ways, but it also promotes progress. If you want to raise a dynamic child resilient to change, bring them to the end of the world and let them see the Northern Lights in Iceland. Power your kids with the knowledge that will lead them to a fruitful happy life. Let them walk a life constantly embracing change and progress.
Your Kids Will Be Eager To Explore The Unknown
Traveling will spark your children's curiosity. It will make them wonder how it would feel like embarking on the whirlwind tour of the globe. Every child wants to do something different all the time, they all want to eat, learn, and explore something they haven't yet. Thus, getting them ecstatic and excited during your travels will stray them away from their phones and forget about social media for a while.
Kids Will Know How To Overcome Obstacles
Traveling means there will be a lot of challenges ahead. It could be some delayed flights, wrong bookings, or the stress of a hectic train station. Either way, your kids will see how you resolve the issue right then there without throwing in negativity. Your child will learn that obstacles do come and solutions are always there waiting for him/her to uncover.
Kids Will Develop Courage
Imagine your young ones wanting to go on a rollercoaster ride but afraid to. The opportunity is there but your kid will miss that chance because he/she doesn't have the courage to say yes and jump in. As parents, you want your kid to have the courage to do what he/she wants and not feel helpless because of fear.
Traveling will boost your kids' courage. They will learn that they will never know the feeling of riding the biggest rollercoaster in the world unless they try. They will never see how nudibranchs look like until they dive into the water. They will feel the need to build that courage and go "YOLO" (you live only once).
Traveling Means More Naps and Snuggles With Mommy
The best thing about traveling with your kids is the time they spend with you. Long trips mean your little girl would want to nap and sleep on your lap. Plane rides mean quality time and snuggles. Traveling, as was mentioned, develops strong attachments between you and your kid. Your little boy will be more dependent on you on the road. Your baby girl will run to you when something scared her. Your kid will hug you tightly when he/she feels the happiest while sunbathing and building sandcastles in Florida.
As a parent, you will savor these moments and would want to bring them to places more often. Also, constant vacations with your kids mean that they will learn to adapt to the inconveniences of traveling like eating on the bus or napping while sitting. They will become more equipped to appreciate the good things and accept the bad.
Your Kids Will See a Whole New World of Human Interaction
Not just humans! Bring your kids to Africa and they will see how lions communicate with each other. They will also witness how people are in Japan when they see cute toddlers. Traveling will open your kids' to various kinds of human interactions.
Additionally, your kids will know about different courtesies. They will learn how to greet people in Nepal or bow when meeting their new Korean friend.
Children Will Know That Home Is Family Not a House
Because of traveling, your kids will feel at home away from home as long as he or she is with family. Your child will develop a boundless sense of home. Children will never feel homesick as long as they are with loved ones. They will appreciate the intangible sense of life than its material aspects.
Developing Focus and Extending Attention
Traveling will prolong your kids' attention. They will learn to stop and focus on what they are seeing or hearing. They will develop a sense of openness and become even more curious why some kids look a little different than her/him or why some places rain a lot while some are always sunny. Your child will know how to examine things out of the ordinary and will have the urge to explore and learn them. Through traveling, your kid will carry the whole world in the palms of her/his little hands.
Your Kids Will Bridge Cultural Diversity
If you bring your kids to Japan, you will be surprised that next time you're eating out, she/he might ask for sushi or ramen. Your little ones might develop a palate for international cuisines. Additionally, your child will know that every place in the world has its own ways of living, speaking, dancing, singing, and entertaining. Your children will learn to appreciate things, not in the norm of their daily routine.
Through traveling, children will build a mindset that doesn't judge. Your little girl or boy will accept and learn the fact that some things can't be changed; hence, she/he needs to adapt, accept, and live with it. Through understanding cultural diversity, kids will not be scared to explore the unfamiliar. They will go the distance to gain knowledge, acquire experiences, and collate a little bit of culture here and there.