Today, we ask ourselves: Why travel long term with kids?
The answers are endless, and I am sure we might be missing some essential purpose at the core of it all, but here goes…
~ the opportunity to share experiences as a family.
~ to show our kids how differently people live their lives – culture, food, religion, language and economics (specifically to have a deeper understanding and compassion about poverty).
~ learn spanish, in addition to any other key foreign words/phrases.
~ to have devoted family time without treadmill chaos.
~ if not now, when? I have to do this before I die, and before our children fly the coop.
~ we want the experience of traveling with our kids and seeing the world through their eyes.
~ we want to teach them our passion – travel.
~ we hope to deepen their compassion & understanding of our world.
~ we hope to teach them confidence, independence and self sufficiency.
~ Dan wants his happy wife back! I wish this were all jokes, but what a kernel of truth. I know how happy I am in the moment of exploration, and the grind of work, nights of cooking, kid’s homework, and cleaning have been chipping away at my ability to enjoy the mundane.
~ speaking of that happy wife – I want to feel awe, inspiration and gratitude everyday.
~ to live a simple life with little possessions.