Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to traveling with others. Some prefer having the complete freedom of choice that comes when travelling alone. Many enjoy the company of their friends, or embark on group travel to make new friends along the way. Family travel, while similar to traveling with friends, is also radically different. But it is also uniquely valuable for the experience and perspective it can give. Here are some of the reasons why multi-generational travel is so amazing.
Promotes Family Bonds
Families are always busy units. For those with young children, work and after-school activities can seem never-ending. In more established families, where children have grown and left the nest, it can be just as difficult to settle down and spend time with each other. Travel is a great way to bring families together and promote strong family bonds. Not only do you create strong memories with one another, you also get to experience new things together, solve problems and decide schedules together, and ultimately become much closer.
Provides New Perspectives
Travel allows for new experiences and fresh new perspectives on the world we live in. It allows all of us to step out of our comfort zone. For families with younger children especially, this can provide a whole new world-view for the children that can last their whole lives. They develop a sense of empathy for others, as well as appreciation for other cultures, foods, languages, history, and more.
Time Stands Still for a Bit
Vacations can sometimes seem like they fly by, and before we know it, we’re back at the office catching up on our emails. But traveling with family can also make time feel as though it has slowed to a crawl for a little bit. This allows us to take an opportunity to live in the moment with our loved ones, helping us talk to our parents or relatives, understanding them a little more. In turn, these experiences, conversations, and difficulties lead to memories that you can look back on fondly later. It bridges the gap between generations in a way that few other activities can.
Explore the World with AESU!
Are you ready to plan an adventure of a lifetime? AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.
Experience an exhilarating adventure in 2022 on the Cosmopolitan, Great Escape, Greek Island Hopper tour, and more! 2022 tour dates are now available! If you have any questions or want help booking your next adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website. Follow AESU on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.