Last Spring I had the chance to take my son Tanner on a little Father/Son excursion to LA, we rolled thru Beverly Hills, hit Hollywood Blvd, The Santa Monica Pier , Venice Beach, we saw the Fast & The Furious House and even raced a $200,000 Lamborghini down Sunset Blvd (SEE VIDEO BELOW) I tell ya it’s something we both will never forget. As a parent to see the excitement in his eyes was the best ever.
We all know that vacations bring families together, but a recent survey shows that traveling may also help your kids to be more successful in school. Researchers conducted a survey of almost 1,500 U.S. based teachers and discovered that 74 % of educators believe travel has “a very positive impact on students’ personal development. 56% of teachers also believe that traveling can have a positive impact on a student’s education and career, Everything from higher independence, improved self-esteem, confidence, adaptability, and self-expression were noted by teachers. Children who traveled with their families seemed to also have more tolerance and respectfulness in the classroom, as well as more willing to learn and try new things, according to the teachers surveyed. It’s important to keep in mind that not all families have the financial means to travel, but even traveling within one’s city to explore museums or culturally-focused events can inspire children.
So with Spring on the way, maybe now is the perfect time to start planning a little getaway and create great family memories even if it’s somewhere close by, it just takes one trip to really make kids fall in love with travel and want to travel than sit back and watch how your kids improve in school with a family vacation.