You wouldn’t think that the best way to connect yourself to your home is to leave, but in many cases – it is. Only when you look at the world from a different angle can you appreciate your original vantage point. To fully appreciate where you come from, you must first gain some perspective. Here are a few ways travel can reconnect you to your roots, and reunite you with your past.
1 » Heritage Travel
There is a long chain of events that brought you here today. Just take a quick peek into your family tree and you’ll find you can’t go anywhere without mustering up some sort of ancestral heritage. With today’s ease of transportation and access to information, it’s no wonder that heritage travel has taken off. Uncovering age-old family history is a rewarding experience that benefits the whole clan.
2 » Dematerialization
Traveling has the universal habit of dematerializing all who take part. Interacting with cultures from all walks of life, we repeatedly get the message that it’s not about stuff – it’s about connections. Taking these epiphanies home with us can be pivotal in increasing the appreciation we have for our families.
3 » Family Travel
Good relationships are founded on sharing – sharing thoughts, sharing experience, sharing memories. There is nothing bigger to share than the world and nothing brings people together like world travel. Travelling with your family is one of the best decisions you can make. The rich stream of learning, bonding, navigating, and socializing is invaluable in fostering family togetherness, regardless of age. Recent years have shown a surge in multi-generational adventure travel.
4 » Cultural Diffusion
Approaches to family vary from culture to culture. Exposing yourself to these differences can offer insight into the way you interact at home. For instance, witnessing a Greek family enjoy a late night meal can be enough to inspire anyone to invite mom and dad over for dinner.