“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Join us for a special family travel series for National Travel and Tourism Week, May 2-10. We are celebrating during the entire month of May in partnership with Word Traveling!
Each day during May, a different blogger will share what travel is to his/her family. I will be sharing on May 31, “Travel is Nurturing Your Child’s Dreams”.
Travel is so many things and can do so much for enriching our lives, helping us learn and grow.
And for us, it was a part of our experience starting our family back in 2008, when we took our first international trip to complete the adoption of our son. That was such an amazing trip.
The flight from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA was my first time ever being on an airplane. There was terrible turbulence, but I was so excited and focused on getting to Vietnam that it didn’t bother me as much as I’m sure it would have under different circumstances. I did pray pretty much nonstop though!
This year, we will be taking a trip inspired by our daughter and a new dream that was planted in her heart just recently. I believe strongly that a major part of our responsibility as parents is helping our children discover their passions and talents to help in their decision some day for what to do with their lives.
So many people end up in a career they don’t enjoy or in which they feel a lack of a sense of purpose or fulfillment. I hope to help my children avoid this and I can’t wait to share more about this trip we are planning as a part of this exciting series!
What about you? What is traveling to your family? Do you have any special travel planned for the coming summer months?