Five Reasons to Travel the World with Your Kids


Traveling with your kids can give them a great education. They’ll learn things that aren’t covered in a traditional classroom, such as cultural differences, interesting foods, and exposure to foreign languages. You’d be surprised what your kids will soak up while on your foreign travels.

It’s Easy to Get Away When They Are Younger

It can be tough to schedule trips when you have older kids. By the time they reach high school, they won’t want to be separated from their friends or significant others, and they may spend their summers in college prep courses or internships. With younger kids, time is more flexible, especially if they haven’t started kindergarten yet. This makes it easier to take multiple trips to other countries – just take plenty of pictures to help them remember the trip in later years.

Exposure Equals Open-mindedness

The more cultures your child is exposed to while young, the more open-minded he or she will be. International travel provides plenty of new experiences and access to different cultures and mindsets. Your kids will be effected by this in a very positive way, and will grow up to be better people as a result.

Traveling With Children Is Easier Than You Think

Many people hesitate to take their children on an airplane, particularly for long distances or trips with connecting flights, but this is no reason to stay at home. There are plenty of kid-friendly airlines, and just as many ways to keep your children busy while on the plane. As long as you are prepared with snacks, games, and other activities, they’ll be fine. Also, jetlag is something that you can conquer, and child-friendly resorts and hotels make the overall experience fun for everyone.

Make Plenty of Memories

Traveling is a great way to make the type of memories that last a lifetime. Whether you put down your smart phones and enjoy some family time, or take all of the pictures and videos that you can, the experience will be unforgettable. Your kids will look back and think fondly of the many places you took them, and remember all of the family fun that they had.

Life is Finite

Life is shorter than you think, and before you know it, your kids will be grown. There’s no better time than when they’re young (and you’re young-er and able to keep up with them) to take all of the vacations that you can!

The World is Yours to Explore!

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Caroline Glassell, owner of Travel Barista, is a world-wide traveler, freelance travel writer, and multi-lingual mom of two daughters. Growing up in both Sweden and Portugal she developed a passion for travel at a young age. Her love of travel ultimately brought her to over thirty 

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