Kids remember more of their travels than we give them credit for. They may not recall the exact date the Eiffel tower was constructed or fully grasp why Uluru is so important to the Aborigines, but they will remember, quite fondly, the epic size of the world, the mesmerizing sights and sounds they encounter, the buzz of different cultures and the faces of different people.
In short, there is no better gift you can give your kids than travel. Traveling with children may not always be easy — keeping them entertained on a seven-hour flight is a daunting task — but the experience is overwhelmingly rewarding on many levels. Keep reading to discover our top five reasons you should take your kids exploring.
Kindle Their Sense of Adventure
Kids live for grand adventures, and a good journey or cruise is filled with adventurous possibilities. Whether they’re climbing over Maya ruins near Cancun, surfing on the top deck of a cruise ship, snorkeling in the clear waters of the Bahamas or learning how to ski in Switzerland, exploring the world in exciting ways builds both their courage and independence.
Develop Vital Life Skills
Our No. 1 priority as parents is to teach our children the life skills they’ll need to succeed. For this, travel is an amazing educator. Trying to order pizza in Italian, finding their way back to the hotel through the labyrinthine alleyways of Istanbul or figuring out which cruise deck the all-you-can-eat sundae bar is on provides the perfect opportunity for kids to practice communication skills, critical thinking and self-control. You can also get your kids involved in the logistics of the trip we plan for you, so that they can study maps and choose nearby restaurants and museums to visit.