Oh, with kids and sometimes a dog, too!
It’s not easy. There are risks. It can get expensive. The lines can be long and there can be a crowd at popular destinations. There is limited time. We have busy work schedules. The kids are now in school. So why do it?
“The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living.” Abraham Joshua Heschel
“In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!” -Mehmet Murat Ildan
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” -Seneca
Travel rekindles passion
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” -Bill Bryson
Travel nourishes family life
“Oh, the places you’ll go!” -Dr. Seuss
“Childhood is short. Summer is shorter.” -Visit Idaho Slogan
“We were together. I forget the rest.” -Walt Whitman
Travel is education
“I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” -David Rockefeller
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St. Augustine
Travel gives you stories to tell
“Traveling — it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” -Ibn Battuta
Travel gives us a sense of our humanity
“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain
“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” -Edith Wharton
Travel is to experience adventure
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” -John A. Shedd
Travel enhances creativity (and resourcefulness)
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
Travel excites (the serial planner)
Bucket lists, anyone?
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” -Susan Sontag
Travel is delicious
Why do you and your family travel? Love to hear from kindred spirits.