20 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids

Continuing Education

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.

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Akimov Igor / Shutterstock.com

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.

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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.

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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.