Benefits? Are you serious? Travelling with kids could mean only one thing – increased travel expense and stress. They fight on the bus, they can’t sit still, they make noise, they have to go to the washroom at the most inconvenient time, their mood swings about the food and top of all, you can’t go out late in the night when you are with little kids.
Yes, they all are there and the list doesn’t end here. But wait, there are more positives than these negatives. So think positive and don’t scotch your travelling soul just because you have little kids with you. Here are some great benefits of travelling with children, let’s have a look:
Kids are magnets of Love:
Yes, Kids make people more generous and compassionate. With kids, you get so many things unexpectedly from people that they won’t do normally. You never have to wait in lines at a bus stop or subways as people usually leave their place when see a woman carrying a baby in lap.
Kids make every moment count:
It’s true that with children, you travel slow and see more. Kids are an endless stream of energy, (that obviously includes naps in between) that makes you explore even more. With kids you see all the things, that might go unnoticed if you were travelling without kids. Eve if you revisiting a tourist place, your kids will notice lots of details that you didn’t see before. In short, kids make every moment of your travel journey worthy and you take back many wonderful memories to cherish.
Kids make your days filled with activities:
If your kids are too young, it’s clear that you go to bed early. Obviously, what else you can do? You can’t go out, can’t make much noise in the room hence you get a good night’s sleep and feel relaxed and fit the next day. The only thing you need to do is to find a place for breakfast at 6am as your kids wake up too early and might start crying for food. When travelling with kids, your day starts early when you don’t find much crowd at most of the tourist places.
With Kids, you get to drive in a decent vehicle:
Another real time benefit of travelling with kids is that you are obliged to get a bigger rental vehicle since you need more space for you and for your luggage. Perhaps, a minibus hire is good option. We know it is moA big rental car might cost you more but there are services who offer economical packages depending upon your trip. In a minibus, there is enough space letting you enjoy the beautiful scenery on the roads while your kids are fighting in back.
Travelling with kids strengthen your family bond:
It’s the consideration of most of the families in UK that travelling as a family creates time and space for interpersonal bonding unlike most of the activities that we do at home. While you are travelling together you free yourself from everyday’s pressure and is able to appreciate one another more fully. The result is a more understanding and self-supporting family intimacy.
Kids are a great conversation starters:
In a new country where everyone is unknown expect from your family, little kids are great conversation starter with locals. You will never feel lonely in a foreign country if you have cute kids with you. People will go out of their way to talk to you and at least they can’t resist to comment how cute the kids are. Seeing a foreign baby in their country is enough motivation to come to talk to you.
With kids you get a chance to relive your childhood:
When travelling with children, you found an excuse to do all the crazy things. You can join them in small kids train, roller coasters, or can get lost in a maze. You can play with animals or jump over the sea waves like a little boy and no-one looks weirdly upon you while doing all these things.
Travel is a wonderful tool for the overall development of your child. No matter what the destination, there is always a wealth of knowledge that you and your child can gain by travelling together.