We are back, with more answers to commonly asked questions regarding family travel.
In this 6th post in the series, we asked the following question, which was answered by several top family travel bloggers:
In your opinion, what is the very best part of family travel?
The Educational Tourist: The time to bond is by far the best part of family travel. Our lives are so busy with work and school and those extra curricular activities where you feel like you spend all your time in the car schlepping kids from one spot to another. Hurry get your homework done! Hurry! Where are your cleats? Hurry! Team photos are in an hour! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! On a family vacation we have time to relax, reconnect and enjoy each other. We make memories that will last a lifetime!
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1Dad1Kid: The time we spend together. We’re around each other practically 24/7, and because of that we have a very strong bond. I wouldn’t trade that it in for anything. Also, our travel life is way cheaper than living in the US, so I’m able to work a fraction of the amount of time I used to which gives us more quality time together. It’s also wonderful to have shared experiences and to get to see the world through his eyes.
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The Adventure Ahead: The very best part of family travel, for us, is the concentrated family time it creates. Instead of being tied to our technology, we are out exploring together. Sharing new experiences creates fantastic bonding opportunities, and traveling together has caused us to grow so much closer. As much as seeing new places and learning new things is amazing, it is the quality family time we spend together while doing these things that is the most rewarding.
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Globetotting: The best part of family travel is, without doubt, the time that we get to spend together. Day-to-day life is hectic; my husband travels a lot for work, the kids are busy with school and activities, and the weekends always seem full. Our time on the road, whether it’s a weekend escape or a three-week summer trip, is hugely valuable and the time when we really get to be together without the distractions of work or TV or schedules. I love seeing my kids outside of their normal environment and I really enjoy watching them discover new people, places and things. As clichéd as it sounds, we feel like a real team when we travel together.
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No Back Home: Experiencing the world through our son’s eyes. I have traveled the world before him, but seeing things through his eyes, what he finds interesting and worthy of exploration is beautiful. It makes me pause to see the small things, chat with locals and answer questions that I have not even thought of before. Prior to traveling as a family, we would go, go, go from one item on our to do list to another. Now, we have a wish list of what we hope to see and accomplish, but what we end up doing is often so much different. That is the beauty of our travels, the unknown, unexpected surprises and curious adventures our son’s whims take us on.
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