Today’s working moms and dads are extremely busy people. We have our jobs, our duties, our responsibilities, our daily routines that rule and govern our lives. Our children also live extremely busy and structured lives – school, homework, organized sports, artistic pursuits, organized play – governed by weekly routines. The busyness of our everyday lives often dictate how, when and where we spend our time, and it isn’t always with each other.
Most families spend their days dealing with deadlines, tasks, errands, and other activities. Whether these are a result of work, school, extracurricular activities, or household duties, they often bring stress to our daily lives. Making time to escape from the stresses of daily life can give you the break you need to get refreshed and become better equipped to handle whatever comes your way.
1. Traveling can expose your kids to new places, people, cultures, and things. Traveling provides new experiences that can reshape how they view the world. They can see different people, admire new natural environments, experience a variety of food – perhaps they’ll even be exposed to new languages. In addition, kids can experience firsthand things they might have learned about in school or at home.
2. Traveling provides uninterrupted time to connect with each other When you take a vacation together, you become a team. You’re all suddenly part of a dynamic that relies and includes each family member.
3. Traveling creates memories Taking time together to share experiences and activities creates memories that will be recalled and reminisced about for years to come. In fact, studies have found people place a higher value on the shared experiences they have on vacations than the material goods they have acquired during their lifetime.