I’m a firm believer that one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is experiences through travel. We’ve been traveling with our kids from a young age. My son started traveling with us at 2 years old and my daughter was only 6 months old on her first trip to Walt Disney World.
Traveling, whether it’s a weekend road trip Massachusetts or a staycation right here in Philadelphia, allows us to get away from the hustle and bustle of our crazy work schedules and what seems like never ending activities and to-do lists. It lets us create memories with the kids and unwind, if only for a few days.
A few years ago, I started a new tradition – 12 months of travel. I made it a priority for us to getaway together once a month, every month. For the last two years, we’ve stuck to that and created some priceless memories along the way.
Some months we made it and others, well we are traveling with kids so some months didn’t work out as we hoped due to colds or other things but for the most part, we’ve planned a getaway every month fo the last two years or so.
You’d be surprised at just how much you can get done in just 3 days. In fact, I’ve found that for most destinations, 3 days is the perfect amount of time!
Other trips call for more time and we plan those a few times a year two. Take for instance a cruise. We’ve loved all the cruises we’ve been on so far but when it comes to cruising, the longer the better. With 3 and 4 day cruises, I found that we were just starting to get the hang of the ship and it was time to get off. So if you’re planning a cruise, my best advice is go for at least 5 days so you can truly experience everything the cruise has to offer.
We’ve experienced new things, saw things we never imagined and created memories that we’ll all treasure for the rest of our lives.
I can’t wait to continue this 12 Months of Travel into 2019 with some amazing destinations all over the U.S. and wherever calls us. I hope you join us for this crazy ride!