20 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids

Experience Travel Through a Child’s Eyes

David Almond, a well-known British writer for children, has said, “Every time a child is born, the world is recreated.”

Children have a unique way of seeing and experiencing the world–and when you’re with them, some of that rubs off on you. I love traveling with my nieces because they draw my attention to little, overlooked things–like the tiny mushrooms growing at the base of a redwood tree.

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Children’s Museums Are the Best

Children’s museums rock. They’re hands-on, fun, colorful, and easy to understand. Take full advantage of this when your kids are appropriate ages, and use it as an excuse to enjoy the exhibits for yourself.

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Chubykin Arkady / Shutterstock.com

It’s an Excuse to Get a Hotel With a Pool

If you’re traveling with kids, a pool is a must. It’s a great way to burn excess energy, keep the kids excited, and soothe your own muscles and joints. Do you have to have a kid to get a hotel with a pool? No. But you are 99% more likely to actually use the pool if you have a kid bouncing off the walls in pool-joy.

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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.