Some parents think that traveling with children is difficult. They tend to avoid it as much as possible. Mom and Dad take turns in going on vacations while the other parent takes care of the kids. Or they leave the little ones with their grandparents or other trusted babysitters and take off together.
The occasional (short) time away from the kids does take off some stress, but every loving parent keeps thinking of their children even when they are away from them. If you are anything like me, you will think about the kids ALL the time especially while you are away 😀
Our kids are ever curious. Their little minds are like sponges taking in everything around them. So, it is our responsibility to surround our kids with wonderful things that are possible by traveling. They learn a lot by looking at you, they see how you adapt to different places, how you adjust to the new customs, how you enjoy everything.
So, do we really need to leave them at home while we travel and deprive them of creating awesome memories from traveling to new places, learning new things useful for their future? It need not be so.
Camping done with the entire family is especially helpful for great family bonding. But I know camping sounds daunting with all the things to carry and do at the camping site while taking care of the little ones’ safety all the time.
To solve this issue, we fortunately can go Glamping, where everything is set up for you right in the midst of nature. I recently enjoyed a wonderful vacation at Mendocino Grove in Mendocino, California with family and we loved it!