10 Reasons Why You Should Travel With Your Kid

Traveling with kids doesn’t always sound like the best idea. They may need extra requirements when you’re getting them passports or visas. They may get moody on the plane and you may need to look out for them during times when you’d rather relax.

But taking your kids with you when you travel could be the best thing to happen to them, especially since the lessons you learn while traveling often can’t be found in a classroom. Take a look at our 10 reasons why you should travel with your kid.

1. You expose them to new cultures and ideas

Traveling lets you immerse in new cultures and ideas better than the classroom or internet ever could.

If all they’ve ever known is the school and home, seeing new cultures with their own eyes can be a powerful and intense experience. It’ll give them a better appreciation of the things they read about in their textbooks.

2. You let them experience history up close

In the same vein as the first reason on the list, taking your kids traveling gives them the opportunity to experience history in a way that can’t be replicated in a classroom.

They won’t just be reading about Intramuros in Manila or Calle Crisologo in Vigan, they’ll actually be walking along their streets.

3. You get them away from gadgets

It’s no secret that kids are glued to their devices nowadays. If you’ve been craving a totally unplugged moment with your kids, traveling is a great way to do it.

Swim with whale sharks in Donsol and share that magical moment without the filter of technology between the two of you.

4. You get to know your kids more

Modern life often makes it difficult for you to spend as much time with your kids as you want. Traveling is more time spent with your children and more time spent getting to know them.

You find out which one’s game to go canyoneering in Cebu, and which one would rather just look at the stars in Batanes.

5. Your kids discover themselves

In the same way that you learn new things about your kids, traveling allows them to learn about themselves as well.

When they see that they have the courage to try ziplining in Tagaytay, they can take that and apply it to other aspects of their lives as well.

6. You get a new perspective on things

If you’re a frequent traveler, you may have become a little jaded over the years. However, bringing your kids with you allows you to notice things you may have overlooked.

Prepare to see old destinations in new ways when you bring your kids with you on your travels.

7. You can push them to work harder and travel smarter

It’s true that traveling can be costly. But you can use the trip to show them what rewards you can get when you work hard and save your money.

You can also show them the tips and tricks you use to stretch your travel budget, such as how to keep track of new Traveloka promo codes to use for bookings.

8. You get a chance to be a kid again

Kids don’t come with a lot of preconceived notions when it comes to traveling, so they’re more likely to dive into new experiences and adventures.

Open yourself up to that and you may just find yourself enjoying your trip in an entirely different way.

9. You can teach them about social justice

It’s a pretty heavy lesson to teach on a vacation, but it’s a great opportunity to really drive home the inequality that exists in the world.

While you and your family are at the resort to relax, the locals who work there are earning a living. They probably won’t be able to afford to stay in a resort for leisure. Teach your kids not to take for granted what they already have, and hopefully they develop empathy for those who have much less.

10. You make memories to treasure with them

Maybe it was when you slid hilariously to the ground while hiking up Pinatubo. Or the shared wonder in you and your child’s faces as you explored the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Whatever it is, these are memories you and your kids will treasure in the years to come.

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