You Only Have 18 Summers!
Don't Wait To Travel With
Your Kids or Grandkids
“One day…we’re going to take the kids on a cruise!”
“We really want to travel over to Europe, but we’re waiting until the grandkids are older."
“We would love to go out West and see the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, but our summers are just too busy.”
Do any of those statements sound familiar to you?
The average American family doesn’t think they spend enough time together. Between school, work, sports, and extracurricular activities it’s no surprise that families are all feeling disconnected and burned out. The best way to reconnect with your loved ones is to travel together. No distractions and no excuses: just you and your kids or grandkids spending quality time, enjoying each other’s company and maybe even experiencing an unfamiliar culture together. “Next Year, maybe” turns into the year after that...and so forth...until you blink and are sitting at their high school graduation wondering where the time went!
In addition to family travel is a growing trend of multi-generational (grandparents, adult children and grandchildren) travel and skip-generational (grandparents and grandchildren) travel.
Here is what travel can provide for your kids or grandkids: 1. It can create lasting relationships... Both between your own family members and people you meet while on the road. Interacting with people that you meet along the way provides a opportunity for new friendships in other parts of the world.
2. You can learn another language… There is something very exciting about being able to throw around a few words of Spanish, knowing how to say hello and thank you in German, or ordering off of a menu written totally in Italian.
3. It gives you and your kids perspective… Meeting folks from other cultures will teach your family that the way you look at the world (maybe through the distorted lens of our mass media) is not the way everybody does – and that you could be wrong about some things. Seeing how people live in other countries can open their minds and hearts and expand their imagination exponentially and give you a glimpse of what the world is like outside your everyday life.
If you have imagined traveling with your children or grandchildren then now is the time to DO IT! I am planning vacations right now for people just like you, who are wanting to finally take their children and grandchildren to Europe before they are grown or who are celebrating a high school graduation with a cruise.
Remember… you only have 18 summers!
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