Travel is back worldwide which means that people are planning trips and vacations again after two years of staying at home.
For Philippine passport holders who are looking to fly abroad, visa-free destinations are the easiest to go to since these are the most accessible. (Don't have passports yet? Read the requirements here).
Why traveling with the family could be the best gift to your children
Here are some reasons why traveling with family could be the best gift you could give to your kids.
1. Travel enhances your parent-child conversations.
Every new destination is a good conversation piece with your child. A conversation starter like, "We're riding a train! Is it going fast or slow?" works better when you're actually on a train gaining speed than if you're watching watching a show or reading a book about the same topic. It's the best time to explain to them ideas and concepts like snow, autumn, and culture.
2. Traveling with kids make them learn how to become world-class citizens.
The best way to teach children that there are people with different cultures, colors, and languages, but they all deserve to be respected is to let them meet them. Traveling and interacting with other people also teaches them empathy and communication.
3. Travel will show you a side of your child that you may not know yet.
Seeing your child outside your home and their comfort zone opens a world of possibilities for them. Your shy and timid child may act enthusiastic in a new environment or with other people. Your picky eater may love exotic tastes. Who knows, you will learn something about you and your partner too?
And if you're not convinced yet, read one of our most popular stories on why it's important to travel as a family, here.