The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 19 – Travelling with Kids is Good for Everyone

You do not want to try telling me that it’s a waste of time to take kids travelling. (You don’t want to tell my first guest this either, because she has just as strong opinions as I do!) I’m totally convinced there are numerous benefits of taking a child of any age travelling, despite what some people have tried to tell me in the past.

I love that the first thing we tackled in this episode is the issue of whether or not it’s important that kids remember their travels. Sure, I don’t remember a whole lot of day to day details from the trip I took when I was nine … but then again, I don’t remember a whole lot of day to day details from the trip I took when I was 36, either! It’s all about what we learn from our experiences, I think, and that is something that can barely be quantified – but it can be utterly life-changing. I think my three guests in this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast would have to agree!

 

Show notes for Episode 19 – Travelling with Kids is Good for Everyone 

In Episode 19 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I return to the topic of travelling with kids – I think I’m on a mission to prove to everyone that taking kids travel is beneficial both for the kids and the parents.

First up, I speak with Bethaney of Flashpacker Family who has several years of experience of travelling with very young children and is certain that it has many benefits for them. She provides a great argument against the people who think that because kids won’t remember their travels, it’s not worth taking them.

Lisa Luken of Simple Joy Living has taken several long (and many short) road trips with her three children in their quest to visit every state in the US and she has some great tips for taking kids travelling. We also chat about some of the great lessons both the adults and kids have learned from these experiences.

And finally, Adam of Bilingual Monkeys told me all about how his Japanese-born-and-raised kids enjoy the experience of returning to visit the American side of their family. The cultural differences between Japan and America are huge, of course, and it’s interesting to see them through the eyes of kids.

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