Yes, you read it right, family travel is sometimes overlooked, especially since we can now travel with our friends, significant others, or even by ourselves! But our parents have been lugging us around the world with them since we were born. Maybe we should consider the fact that they can be real FUN!
A lot of my friends have never even considered traveling with their parents. Or they are under the impression that it won’t be fun. That, or that their parents will get bored.
First, you’ll never know until you try. Second, it will be a chance to develop your relationship on a whole new level. Have any of you tried traveling with your parents? If not, maybe this will convince you why it is probably the best thing you can do as an adult.
THE DIFFICULT PART
The most difficult part is you kind of see the humanity of them. You see their mistakes or how they might not handle things in the best way. Yet you’re still “their child” so it feels awkward or misplaced if you try to tell them “Well actually it’s better if we do it this way” because no matter how old you get, you revert to the roles of parent and child when you’re together. That is difficult for me to manage because I travel so much now that I’m like gaaaah listen to me I know what I’m talking about!
But the most rewarding part is easy. Just getting to spend time and get to know them as people. Growing up, you don’t realize your parents have a past, fears, hopes, and stories. They’re invincible. So, it’s cool when you grow up and you can talk about things you are going through and whether or not they went through something similar or hear about things you never knew about them. It’s the best part of being an adult in my opinion.