20 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids

My parents helped me and my siblings adjust to travel at a nice young age, and it resulted in all of us becoming lifelong travelers in some form or another. This is why you should convert your offspring–while they’re still young!

Everything Is an Adventure

Whether it’s climbing boulders in the Appalachians, hiking to a waterfall in Hawaii, going to an IMAX at Niagara Falls, or simply taking a shortcut through the woods at Yorktown–everything is an adventure when you’re a kid. As a boring adult, it can be fun to remember how to enjoy the discovery.

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Start ’Em Young

My mom’s side of the family lives in CA, which meant that many of my childhood memories involve trips across the country. This meant that my siblings and I were all fairly good travel experts by the time we were seven years old. When road trips up and down the East Coast started, we mastered the art of the car ride as well. I still use some of the coping skills from that time when I travel today!

If you start ’em young, they’ll be better adjusted to the strains and boredom of travel.

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Christin Lola / Shutterstock.com

Memories That Form Their Lives

Some of my most precious memories come from those childhood trips. It’s the same with basically anyone you talk to — experiences during vacations or travel have a huge influence on our lives. Sometimes these trips result in valuable time together, sometimes they result in a lifelong career dream. Either way, traveling with your kids opens them to awesome opportunities and experiences.

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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.