From the beginning of a journey to long after arriving home, travelling with family can be one of the most rewarding adventures you can have together. While travel enables families to form a stronger bond, children also benefit from new experiences and adults gain a greater appreciation for what’s around them. Read on to find out why travelling with family truly is life enriching.
1. It encourages family bonding
Away from life’s everyday distractions and long working hours, families are able to spend uninterrupted time together. Even the simplest experiences, such as a meal, can become cherished memories. Take a look at what travel bloggers, World Travel Family suggest for keeping everyone happy on the road.
Trafalgar family trip recommendation: European Wonderland
2. It promotes a global education
In recent years, studies have shown that travel benefits children’s education, as well as their ability to adapt socially. Experiencing new cultures often means children are more open minded. Children are also thought to absorb knowledge more effectively through experiential learning, so while trying new cuisines and getting to know local customs, they may even pick up a little of the language. What’s more, travelling responsibly teaches the importance of protecting the environment.
Trafalgar family trip recommendation: Gladiators and Gondolas
3. Travelling with family reminds you to appreciate the little things
Children are naturally more inquisitive than adults, which will help open your eyes to what’s around you. Seeing children’s reactions to the world’s most extraordinary sights makes you appreciate them even more. Children also have a tendency to ask more questions, so by trying to provide an answer, the whole family can learn something new.
Trafalgar family trip recommendation: Shamrocks and Leprechauns
4. Travelling with family is life enriching
Travel teaches children the importance of making memories and enjoying experiences, rather than wanting possessions. Family adventures promote independence, self-confidence and interpersonal skills. Days spent hiking through the mountains and swimming in the sea, promote an active lifestyle and appreciation of the outdoors. Finally, travel inspires children and gives them new ideas and fresh perspectives which can be used throughout their life.
Trafalgar family trip recommendation: Castles and Kilts
Take a look at some of our exclusive family trips and experience the benefits of travelling with your family with Trafalgar.