TOP 5 REASONS TO TRAVEL AS A FAMILY
Our most valuable possession as humans is undoubtedly our family. We love and cherish our spouses and children and would do anything for them, over time however, we have substituted the most important of ‘anything’ in our relentless pursuit for wealth and status. Parents have substituted quality time with cash and the kids have done the same with their parents by ‘loving’ their computer games and social media.
There are one thousand and one important reasons for families to travel TOGETHER, but I am going to give you top 5 reasons. As for list of top destinations for your family look out for the next post.
Travel allows families to spend quality time together. All of the distractions like computers and television are reduced to the barest minimum and families engage in fun stuff together. If organizations have seen the need to team-building tours, how much more so do families need them!
- LEARN FIRSTHAND
Someone once said that “Travel is the ultimate education” and the truth is that there is no classroom work that can teach a child or even an adult as much as what they learn firsthand traveling. Whether they are learning about new cultures or experiencing different economies, the opportunities for learning are endless.
- MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE
Jonah Lehrer once wrote in The Observer of 14 March 2010 that distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. This is the reason why advertising agencies and writers often travel to get inspiration and ideas for their work. Parents and children alike benefit from the spark of creativity after every trip. Imagine how much a child who wants to be an architect in future is inspired by the amazing architectural masterpieces in a city like Dubai.
- ENJOY NATURE’S THERAPY
It is no longer rocket science that nature has the best healing power. The sound of birds and animals in a nature reserve, bathing in a waterfall, taking a stroll, gardening or fishing etc. all have a pleasant effect of everyone. The fact that there is a new medical field called Nature Therapy says it all really. Many health care researchers and practitioners say that nature therapy can have regenerative powers, improving mood and easing anxiety, stress, and depression.
- CREATE MEMORIES.
Just like the Mastercard advert, let’s just say there are some things money can buy, for everything else, travel! The memories you create will be priceless – from the moments when you share a simple wholehearted laugh to the moment when you are all wowed by an amazing fauna in the zoo to the mundane things like building castles on the beach.
So, I’m sure some of you have experience of great moment you have shared with your family, feel free to comment below about other reasons why travelling as a family is the next best thing after Fried Chicken 🙂 and Feel free to ask questions too.