20 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids
Non-Theme Park Experiences Rock
Theme parks definitely have their place, and they can be great for family vacations. But I’m one of those hipsters who wonders what awesome stuff we could see for the same price as spending a day in artificial Europe. My brother and his kids are National Park pros, and some of our family friends save the money they might have used for theme parks toward trips to actual Europe. There are plenty of fun things to do beyond the gates.
Or if you, like my parents, wish you could give your kids the theme park experience but have no money, you can take them to the shopping center next to Disneyland and tell them they’re in Disneyland and make a rule that they can take pictures with the things they want to buy but they can’t actually buy anything. Not that I have albums full of myself frowning by Simba plushies. Nope.
Kids Love Exploring
Anything can be turned into an adventure if you approach it with a bit of imagination. And kids have lots of imagination! Their enthusiasm is contagious if you let it be, and you might find yourself enjoying new things as you race after them.