3 Reasons To Have A Family Holiday

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The family holiday is something that everyone can look forward to, no matter where you are going or what you intend to do when you get there. In fact, the family holiday is much more than something just to enjoy at the time – it has a large number of other benefits as well, and it should be seen as an important part of being parents. As much as some ‘me time’ is crucial, so too is together time. Here are some of the reasons why a family holiday is a good idea.

It’s A Great Bonding Experience

Travelling together is a great bonding experience for the whole family. That’s because, unlike when everyone is at home, there is nothing getting in the way of being a family together. There are no work deadlines, no homework, no computer screens, no ‘vital’ phone calls to make, and so on. You can focus every moment on being a family, and you’ll bond well because of it.

When you are on a family holiday, you will finally get the time you need to get to know your family better. This might sound strange because it’s likely you live with them, but that doesn’t guarantee that you know that much about them – everyone is so busy it can be hard to know these important facts. A family holiday means you can bond and understand your family so much better, and ideally that will last when you get home as well.

Create Memories Together

When you think about your own childhood, what comes to mind? It may well be the wonderful memories you created with your parents when you were together, and perhaps when you were on a family holiday. Why not ensure that this happens for your own children as well by taking them on a beautiful family holiday and creating new memories, ones that they can hold dear as they get older.

It doesn’t matter if you book cheap Orlando holidays or if you go to a beach in Europe or even if you stay at home and go camping somewhere near to where you live – as long as you are doing new things and having fun, those memories will be magical ones, cherished for a lifetime.

Everyone Is Educated

School is a good thing, there’s no doubt about that, but some things can’t be learned in a classroom and that a family holiday can help with. This kind of hands-on education that includes new places, cultures, people, food, and so much more, can offer your family – including you – a much more well-rounded education.

It’s good to get out of our comfort zones from time to time and think about different things, and a family holiday is exactly the right place for this to happen. You may even come away with an entirely new perspective, or perhaps a desire to take your learning further and learn a new language or how to cook a specific cuisine. If you feel like this, just imagine how your children will be feeling with their young minds not yet fully formed but learning all the time.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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