Four Vacation Ideas That Will Teach Your Family Lifelong Skills

October 10, 2017

Do you constantly find that you and your family are going on the same old vacations? Do you struggle to think up ideas for where you could go next? Are you ready for a change, but unsure of where to start? If your answer to these questions is yes, you will need to read on. Below are four vacation ideas that provide your family with the opportunity to pick up new skills that you will treasure for a lifetime:

Completely Abandon Your Comfort Zone

When traveling with your family it can be tempting to stay within your comfort zone. This can remove a huge amount of stress from the vacation process. However, sometimes it is important to push yourself. Try to find a holiday destination that will give your family the chance to learn about a new culture and language. Do not just opt for a country where the locals are able to speak English and have a tourism industry that appeals to the Western World. Instead, try to find somewhere that forces you and your family to step outside your comfort zone. This will teach your family a valuable lesson about engaging with other people and respecting different traditions, as well as the potential of picking up phrases from the country you’re visiting.

Explore A Location With Fantastic Natural Beauty

Alternatively, you could search for a destination with incredible natural beauty. Once you have decided on your location, think up ways for your family to engage with it. You could buy everyone a sketchbook and encourage them to unleash their creativity. Or you could invest in a high-quality camera and give everyone the chance to learn about photography. You might be surprised by what your family can achieve when their surroundings inspire them.

Get Back To Basics On A Camping Trip

If you are worried that your family is a little too dependant on their technology or their creature comforts, why not organize a camping trip? This is a great opportunity to take everyone back to basics. Before you go, make sure that you read up on all the essential camping skills that you will need. Then, you can pass them on to the rest of your family. You never know when these survival skills could come in handy.

Organize A Family Fishing Trip

If you want to get your family interested in fishing, you should organize a vacation fit for the purpose and stay at an Alaska fishing lodge. At Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions, you can plan a fishing trip that is sure to get your loved ones excited. Do not worry if you are a family of novices, your freshwater fishing guide will find a fishing hole that meets your physical ability, skill level, and the type of fishing that is interesting to you. You never know, if your trip is a success, it could become your new family tradition. Just imagine how wonderful it would be to pass on this skill from generation to generation.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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