August 24, 2022

The benefits of taking family trips

*This is a collaborative post*

Some people plan family trips every year because it is expected in the summer season, but getting away from it all can be more beneficial than simply reducing stress and re-energizing. Family trips and school trips can help to build confidence, awareness, and bonding with family.

The benefits of going on a family trip

Stress Reduction 

Stress is a common feature of life, whether it’s work stress, family stress, or a combination of both. It’s important to be aware of stress in your life, but it’s also important to attend to it every now and then. One way for families to destress is to travel together and visit an exotic location.  

Traveling gets the family out of the home and breaks the regular patterns of interaction and behavior. Not only can you benefit from more positive interactions, but you can visit new places and enjoy new inspiration. When you return – with a tan – you will feel happier and energized. 

Family Bonding 

There is nothing more important than family bonding; unfortunately, everyday life is hectic and often eats into this important feature of relationship building. Parents are often working while the kids are in school, and when you can interact it’s usually on the way to a club or an event. 

Take a break. Stop. Slow down; instead of shuttling everyone around, plan a trip away with the family and enjoy quality time together. It’s all about quality time at the end of the day; this is the time when you bond with your family and create those strong and meaningful relationships.  

Smarter Kids 

Children who travel are smarter; they have more experience of the world, meaning they can draw on the sights and sounds of places in the classroom or in their social lives. They also have more knowledge, because chances are they have direct experience of a place in a lesson. 

If you want your kids to be brighter in the classroom and go on to have successful professional careers, there are two ways to go about it. Choose educational vacations for your family and visit a historical location every year. Alternatively, support the Berlin school trips at their school. 

World Awareness 

When children are small, their awareness is also small; a trip to the local shops in the buggy can seem like an expansive experience. As they get older, that local trip to the shop becomes more normal, and their awareness needs to be expanded once again. That’s where travel comes in. 

Traveling is an excellent way to expand the horizons of young people; they get to see the world as a bigger place and interact with other cultures. School trips and family trips are excellent ways to expand the mind through travel because the children are at the right age to develop.   

Self Confidence 

Self-confidence is important for children growing up and can influence the direction of their lives. Traveling with family or with school helps them to understand themselves better, which leads to more self-confidence at home and in the classroom. So travel and experience some new things.   

Thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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