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Why I Travel with my Family

As a travel advisor, I often travel for work and for leisure. But even before getting into the travel industry I loved getting to go new places with my husband and kids. I regularly get asked, "why do you travel with your family"? I am also told,"you know it's cheaper to travel without them". I totally understand that traveling with fewer people can make a trip less expensive, however what my kids and our family get out of traveling together is truly priceless for me.

When my children were young and I was a stay-at-home Mom we took our first family trip to Fort Myers Beach. I couldn't stand the thought of leaving my children, but I so very desperately needed some time away from my house and Wisconsin. This is where our travel story begins. Our flight was delayed 8 hours we didn't arrive in our destination until 11 at night, but watching my children run to see the ocean under the stars at night made the journey worth it. It's moments like these, the ones after a long travel day or after something that doesn't go as planned that remain with me. I love that I got to experience that moment with them and it made the day memorable for that moment, not for the travel delays.

As time went on we went to Disney World, conquered at 17 hour flight to Singapore, cliff jumped at Rick's Cafe, saw the ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, rode roller coasters, ate amazing local restaurants, and met people from all over the world. My kids have adapted so well to travel and I accredit that simply to traveling. The more experiences they have the more they become resilient to travel and life in general.

Along with these incredible experiences we made many memories the best part of our trips. I read a article one day that was talking about why a family went on a Spring Break vacation every year. The answer was 21 meals. 21 uninterrupted meals together. No social media, no work calls or sports practices. Just the 4 of us together. Laughing and enjoying each other. When we're on vacation we can rest and talk to each other. We aren't over scheduled. There are many reasons I travel with my family, but the number 1 reason, the memories, the stories and the chance to unplug and reconnect. My daughter will be off to college in 3 short years the thought of 3 more Spring Breaks makes me so sad, but I am so thankful for the years of memories we have already made.

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