5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE YOUR KIDS THE GIFT OF TRAVEL
BY JONATHAN HERMANN & LISA KAHAN
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 Aboriginal Australians , but they will remember , quite fondly , the epic size of the world , the mesmerizing sights , tastes 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 why you should take your kids exploring .
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 number one 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 .