20 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids
Travel Might Even Prevent Them From Becoming Boring Bums
An advantage to starting younger is that young travelers are more likely to become teen and adult travelers. By cultivating healthy travel attitudes young, you’re more likely to have someone fun to travel with in the later years.
Engage Them With History
Traveling extensively in Virginia during my childhood gave me a lifelong love for the American Revolution and colonial history. The chance to stand in places of immense history gave me an appreciation for and knowledge about my heritage that has influenced me all the way to my adult years, where I drool over books of antique map making. Hook ’em while they’re young!
Engage Them With the World
When my siblings and I dressed up in traditional Uighur outfits for Halloween one year, we were shocked that people didn’t automatically recognize the distinctive silks of a Chinese minority group. Our older sister’s travels to China and the gifts she brought back made the world more accessible, and opened our eyes to international topics early on.
My brother was thinking the same thing when he moved his family to Uruguay for a few months (while he opened a new branch of his surfboard company). Even though they were only there temporarily, the chance to experience a new culture was too valuable to pass up.