The world is an incredible adventure for our little ones. Travel introduces all of us to new sights, sounds, food, weather, colors, music, and ways of thinking. If you start when they’re young, you introduce your children to the wonders of the world and gift them with a love and understanding for people and places that are different from them. You also teach them important life skills such as flexibility, creativity, new languages, new foods, even map-reading and world history!
We live in Portland, Oregon, where Steve is an internist and Beth runs her own business from home. We were obsessive about travel before our first daughter, Grace, was born and we decided to share that with her after she came into our lives, despite the misgivings others may have had. We so often hear “it’s just too hard to travel with kids!” Admittedly travel with children has its own challenges but to us the benefits far outweigh the hassles. We have continued to travel since Anna was born in 2010 and don’t plan to stop as our family grows. The key is to remain flexible, be creative and plan well. Please leave your comments, travel tips and experiences here on the blog or email us at kidsgoglobal (at) gmail (dot) com.
Remember kids do go global…if only you’ll take them!
Beth, Steve, Grace and Anna
Our family in Turkey