Living together a moment out of the ordinary, in different, unusual and particular situations. A way to reflect, acquire new skills and deepen relationships. This is the essence of the journey: a unique way to stay with the family.
Here are the reasons why it is important traveling with children.
“In the past, a very important event for members of the aristocracy around the world was the Grand Tour: it was a trip to Europe which could last a few months, or even years, and which represented a educational moment and of training fundamental in the life path of an individual “explains the anthropologist Duccio Canestrini.
To travel, therefore, it is very important because it stimulates the ability to think out of the ordinary, refining the ability toimprovise and of face the unexpected without fear: «It is a unique opportunity for expose yourself to the unusual and it’s a moment pedagogical, in the sense that it prepares us to make decisions and to face the challenges that life puts before us ».
Traveling also helps in relations, «It takes years of experience to understand when to give oneself and when to deny oneself to others. And just the travel is able to provide useful tools to understand when and how to do it. And if, as the Brazilian artist Vinícius de Moraes said, “Life is the art of encounter”, travel helps us to meet new people, enriching and broadening our horizons ».
Traveling, therefore, is good for children but not only. «Also to the adults benefit from it, as do the families more generally. In fact, in the holidays together, they are created indelible memories precisely because there is a break in everyday life, in the shell in which we take refuge every day. It is the family itself that puts itself to the test, to expose itself to change.
For mothers and fathers it is a great opportunity: “Children, in fact, see things in such an intelligent, surprising and candid way, that listening to them and living them when one is on holiday together is a continuous discovery – continues the expert -. He will show us things from a completely different perspective, making us savor time together in an even more profound and beautiful way ».
Instead of making plans, or writing diaries, “add value to your holiday through the relationship. Improvise together, following the children in their discoveries, but also messing up schedules and relying on instinct. The biggest mistake you can make on vacation is to get stressed out: the best way to enhance your trip, on the other hand, is to get along, taking into account your own needs, but also those of others. In this way you will live a unique and unrepeatable experience that you will always carry in your heart“.