As Saint Augustine so aptly noted:
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Me? I’m at the top of page two, and that may be stretching it a bit. I’m quite content and happy with my life, but I certainly recognize that traveling, especially at a young age, would have broadened me considerably and opened up whole new worlds of thought and understanding.
I think it’s great for youngsters to travel, early and often. They will then be more apt to be less judgmental, more socially and culturally aware, and consider themselves citizens of the world.
That’s why I liked this essay I read on Mamapedia Voices, a website featuring posts from up-and-coming mom bloggers and well-known mom experts. So pack up those stuffed animals and start surfing travelocity!
WHY I TRAVEL WITH MY SON
by Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan
It’s a question that’s often been posed to me: why do you travel so much? Doesn’t your son get unsettled?
Unsettled? Me, maybe, not him.
I think through all the reasons not to travel: cost (especially now that he’s 2), the inconvenience, the discomfort, the glaring non-parental passengers on planes, and think that’s it’s a fair question.
I travel with my son because (more…)