International Travel with Children

“Do we really need this?”

“Well, how much does it weigh? I guess if I am asking that question, we do not need it.”

“Did we want to check luggage this trip?”

“Did we check to see what ‘restroom’ is in the local language?”

The conversation for an international trip goes much different than a local trip! (For my post discussing local to you travel click here).

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6 Lessons from Travel Reflections

Reflection.

At the beginning of 2018, I set my word of the year to be reflection. I feel the entire year could actually be summed up by that word—truly looking at and thinking about what I do and why I do it. Looking back over all my travels and adventures, I have had the opportunity to reflect on how we travel as a family and what we enjoy in our travels.

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Deciding Where to Stay based on Price

We went to Disney World on our honeymoon. It truly was magical. We decided we wanted to go back on our five-year wedding anniversary.

Five years and three kids later, we went to Disney World. Yes, we were a little crazy, but we were so excited to take the kids! We knew it would be a completely different experience, AND IT WAS! We had a blast, but in a whole new way. Somehow taking children made it a different kind of magical. We definitely want to go back.

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The Family Adventure Awaits…

The flight was so long! I had never been on a flight longer than a couple of hours before. The take-off and landing were exciting, otherwise it felt like a bumpy car ride with about one hundred strangers and a handful of people I knew. I picked up my luggage, and the anticipation was too much to bear! I just flew over the Atlantic Ocean and was in a land far removed from my own. Read more

Close to Home

 We opened the book. The children had picked it out at the library, probably because of the vibrant colors and pictures on the front cover. They had come running up with it in the air saying, “Read it, please!” I conceded and sat on the floor. The book was shoved into my face, and the children huddled around me like they were looking at a precious gem! I opened to the first page, and their imaginations went wild. They were transported to another part of the world, in another time, and surrounded by different people. My heart was full as I reveled in their wonder and the way they clung to this new experience. Read more