20 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids
One of my favorite stories from a homeschooling friend goes thus: In their curriculum, their kids were learning about Greece and Greek artifacts. They lived in London, so after reading about it all morning they went to the British Museum and saw a bunch of the things they’d just learned about. Then, at the end of the week, they flew to Greece for family vacation and went to the places they’d just learned about. Hands-on much?
Even my less exciting experiences of out-of-town museum trips and stops at Gettysburg or other battlefields had a big impact on my education and development. There’s something vividly real about visiting and seeing the things you learned about in school.
Accommodations Can Be Made
Do kids add complications to travel? Yes, sometimes. But there are ways to make traveling easier on them, and you. The internet is full of suggestions, but you can also get a few ideas from our section on Methods of Survival further on in this article.
Kids Can Be Flexible
Early on in the Days of Many Roadtrips, I learned that all of time and space is subjective–that is, not to expect to ever arrive anywhere so that you’ll never be disappointed when it takes a long time. When this corner is turned and kids learn to keep their expectations in check and their patience high, they can be some of the best travel companions you’d want.