In its current state (during Covid-19, i.e.), the world we've been living in has been very unsettling. Just about every ounce of normalcy in our day-to-day lives has been uprooted, and many of us have been extremely apprehensive to leave our own homes for essential items (such as groceries, meds & important Dr. visits), let alone for travel. While the days of social distancing and extended business and school closures is not over yet, soon we will go back to normal or at least the "new normal" that people seem to be talking about, whatever that is.
There will be many things that we’ll be able to get back to and traveling will most certainly be one of them. Travel can be a great way to reconnect and bring families and close friends back together after weeks of uncertainty and being apart from them.
Here are 4 ways that travel can rejuvenate family dynamics and help everyone to re-explore the world again.
Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, retirements, & family reunions are all great reasons to consider traveling to celebrate them and create even more meaningful memories for everyone.
Friendships can be renewed
Even during 'normal times' it's challenging for families and friends to make time to be together and before you know it, time has passed and regret sinks in. We all end up being so busy with our own lives. The great thing about traveling together as a group is that you're able to disconnect from normal routines and have new experiences together that deepen and strengthen those relationships. Memories are made and can be cherished forever.
Travel builds comradery
From figuring out local languages in a country, to navigating travel through a large city, to doing things like figuring out the Metro in Paris (their transit system) together - all these experiences and more enable family members and friends to work together and build comradery and can make traveling even more fun.
Travel together makes for precious time
Traveling requires one to truly live in the moment. When at home, there are so many distractions that prevent one's ability to slow down and seize the moments whereby travel enables this. Family members and close friends can better catch up and spend more quality time together when traveling.
There really is nothing better than being able to explore new places with those you love. You can do this with fellow family members or close friends that are like your family. Travel brings people closer together. It may not be quite time to start traveling but there's no harm whatsoever in starting to dream and plan your next vacation and I'll be there when you're ready to do this.