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One day, we’re taking the kids to Hawaii!

We really want to travel to Europe, but we’re waiting until the kids are older.

I want to go out West and see the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, but our summers are just too busy.

Sound familiar?

Maybe next year turns into the year after that, until you “blink” and find yourself sitting at high school graduation wishing you could stop the clock.

Most families want more time together. Between school, work, sports, and extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise we feel disconnected and burned out.

One of the best ways to reconnect with your loved ones is to go on vacation. No distractions, no work, and no responsibilities, just time together having fun.

Travel is an excellent learning tool for children. Seeing how people live in different countries open their minds and hearts and teaches them some great life lessons.

Here are a few reasons to travel with your kids:

It creates lasting bonds between your family and the people you meet on the road. The folks you meet give you a glimpse of what life is like outside of your everyday world and provides a fresh perspective on how other cultures live.

You can learn another language. There’ s something exciting about throwing around a few words of French, knowing how to say hello and thank you in Portuguese, or ordering off of a menu written in Italian (and hoping you don’t end up with something inedible!). Remember, if you do accidentally order goat’s testicles, you’ll all laugh about it for years to come

It gives you and your kids perspective. Meeting folks from other cultures will teach you that what you think about the world is probably wrong (or at least distorted through the lens of our mass media). Even better, your kids will learn that different is good, but in the end, we all care about the same things, our family, friends, and home.

Are you reading this and thinking, “Boy… I’ve always wanted to see the Pacific Ocean with my kids”? You’ve imagined it, daydreamed about it, envisioned it. So why not do it?

I can help; contact me here for your free 30-minute trip consultation.

Because you only have 18 summers!