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Benefits of Family Travel

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Benefits of Family Travel

Taking a break from your routine life and going on a vacation with your family once or twice a year has tremendous benefits for everyone. Here are seven aspects to consider:

1. Family members are usually so busy with work, school and activities that they don’t get adequate time to interact with each other, although they live together in the same house. A family vacation provides ample opportunity for everyone to have heart-to-heart conversations and exchange jokes in a much more relaxed way.

2. The whole family takes part in the planning of a vacation in one way or other. This gives everyone an opportunity to contribute ideas which makes them take ownership of the trip and therefore more happy to participate.

3. If you plan a vacation in a different area or country it provides an opportunity to learn about a new culture, or different way of doing things, in a personal way. Children can share their thoughts with their parents about the new culture and also give parents a new perspective.

4. Enjoy your kids during this stage when they need you the most.
Later in their life they may not need your help to accompany them for a vacation so value this closeness now.

5. Taking a holiday with family helps you bond together in a better way because of the particular nature of being together. During a vacation, children consider you more like a friend or playmate and discuss things with you more freely. You too will find a friend in your child during these times.

6. If you are a parent who works outside the home, you can enjoy maximum time with your kids and make up for the loss during routine life. They will look forward to such occasions to get more time and attention from you.

7. Vacations should make you feel more energized and less tense while you forget about the daily responsibilities of work, chores and bills. You and the kids all benefit from this more relaxed attitude. – Courtesy