The journeys that unfold as we travel the world with our family may create some of the most rewarding memories of our lives! Dream big, work hard, and go for it!
There is no education quite as unique and stimulating as travel. Travel creates endless opportunities for children to learn and grow, opening their world to new foods, cultures, and experiences that aren’t available in a classroom. Children with exposure to travel typically adapt better to change than their less-traveled counterparts. Adventures and travel also foster reflectiveness, a trait becoming more and more uncommon in today’s fast-paced society.
While traveling can be excellent for a child’s learning and development, it can be good to delay adventures until kids have reached a certain age or maturity level. With aspirations that travel will enrich our children, age-appropriate timing can help the whole family make the most of the experience.
Ripe for exploration, there are tons of cool travel ideas within the United States… consider the thrill of a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or tropical volcanos in Hawaii, roll up your sleeves and dig for dinosaur bones in the Badlands, catch a play on Broadway in New York City or at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., walk amongst the giant Redwoods in Northern California, ski or snowboard spectacular snow-covered mountains in Utah or Colorado, take in the breathtaking beauty of the Arches in Moab, tour the windy city and visit an abundance of museums across Chicago, and take in a Yankees-Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park. With so much to explore in the United States, adventures could last a lifetime.
Board a cruise ship to visit the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, walk amongst the ruins in Athens or Rome, tour The Great Wall of China, witness wildlife in its habitat in the Amazon jungle or on safari in Africa, behold the magnificence of the Pyramids in Egypt or the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. By letting our imaginations run wild, these adventures and so many more can turn the world into our backyard.
We often delay adventures because “it’s not the right time!” When will it be the right time? Don’t wait any longer, get motivated, and experience the adventures we dream about! Share some ideas with the children and ask them what they’d like to do. Get the passports ready for the timeless education that is travel!
“For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.” —Luke 4:10-11 NLT
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