There are many perks when it comes to travelling alone. A number of travel magazines and guides have already come up with their own articles which encourage people to do it at least once in their lives. But did you know that there are also advantages to travelling with your family?
Memories created with your loved ones
The activities and memories you will make in your journey (both locally and internationally) can surely last a lifetime. Think about how you could all reminisce about that one time you went to Baler or perhaps even to Bali in Indonesia in the next get together you host with your family. For sure, remembering them would make all of you smile as you try to relive them in your mind.
Learning and gaining experiences
Some say that “experience is the best teacher” while there are others who states that “the world is the best teacher” there is; but really there is no reason why you cannot combine both of them. Go and travel the world and then you can get all the experiences you can have that will teach you various important (life) lessons. Better yet, go and take your family with you. This way you can teach your children about the different cultures and languages that exist in just one planet.
Improving your bonding and communication
According to research, a family who travels and goes in a vacation together will likely end up with a better bonding and communication skills between all of them. After all, you get to share many memories together as one unit. You also get to spend more time together which you usually cannot do because of everyday activities like work or school. Scholars coming from Purdue University have stated that family holidays promote positive ties amongst all members.
Teaching your kids how to deal with the unexpected
If you love going on a vacation, then you would understand that not everything can go according to your plans. Bringing your children along a trip would teach them how to handle situations that they have not anticipated.
Get ready to be put on the spot though because your children would definitely follow your lead on how you act in certain unexpected circumstances. Be sure to act accordingly and try not to whine so much for this is the perfect moment you can teach them about adaptability, independence, and self-confidence.
Getting away from stress
It is understandable for many families to always be busy and get stressed because of the usual activities that they get into. Therefore, going on a vacation together will surely relieve all of you from the routine and stress you usually get into in your daily lives. By the end of your travel plans, you would no doubt feel extra lighter than you were before.
You read that right; there certainly are a few reasons why you should consider making family travel a lifestyle choice. Kick-start the engine of your Toyota Innova and go around the Philippines for you to achieve a milestone’s experience. Explore the greater world with your family, like one saying said – It’s not really an adventure if you know where you’re going.
About the author:
Katrina is your average gal living inside the metro who has passion for writing, travel and photography. She admires nature at its finest and always wanted to become one of them. Dreaming to have the Cinderella life one day, humming with the birds, dancing with the clouds.