Why I Love to Travel with my Daughters
Posted on 15 November 2017
My Love for travelling with my daughters begun way before I became a father. It had all started when I was a kid myself.
Ever since I was little, my parents have taken us on holiday adventures. I remember sitting in the middle of the back seat of our family car, watching my father change gears, whilst exploring different European countries. I swear that is how I learned how to drive and how learned the road rules!
Our whole family would travel around Europe and visit more and more places that we didn’t understand the language of. Was it scary? No! Was it super fun? YES!! Along the way I learnt much more than just what places looked like. Travel helped to build my character as a father, broadened my horizons both in travel and in life, and encouraged me to be independent. And that is what I want to teach my daughters.
Why I Love to Travel with my Daughters
Here are some of the main reasons why I love to travel with my daughters:
Travelling builds character
I am very proud to say that I can see myself in my daughters. They are so eager to learn about everything when we travel. They learn about how people live, what people eat and how people interact with each other in different countries that we visit. They learn to respect one another, they learn appreciation for things that they have and they learn the life lessons that they cannot learn from the school books.
Travelling broadens horizons
I love when Katie and Lily ask me: “Where are we going next, Daddy?” Every time they ask me those questions I get a kick of excitement followed by immense happiness! It feels like I’m doing my job right!
I love the fact that their perception of the world is not limited to the suburb that we live in. There is so much beauty in the world and I want them to see it all! The horizon is where you want it to be and I am not taking only about travel here. Broadening horizons applies to everything in life. I know for a fact, that if they want to explore more of the world, this in turn will encourage them to explore their life a bit more. Whether it is the job that they will do one day, hobbies or passions that they will develop. Needless to say, I am very much excited for them!
Travelling Encourages independence
It is a non-brainer that travel helps to encourage independence and I am a great example of this theory. I grew up in a small town in Poland, now I live in Australia and together with our daughters we travel the world.
I know for a fact, that once my daughters finally have enough of travelling with me, they will choose their own place in the world. And even though my instincts are telling me to keep them close and safe, I won’t them to never be scared to follow their own path. I want them to follow their own dreams and find their own home in the world and maybe just come and see me for Christmas, wherever we will live in the world by that time!
I am always learning as well!
I love travelling with my daughters, because it always keeps me on my toes and keeps me younger. I still run around with them in the playground and I try foods that I would normally avoid. I get to go to theme parks around the world, play kids games and watch kids’ movies too! Haha... Yes, there is a kid inside of every father and I am no different! I love the things my daughters teach me! They teach me patience, persistence and give me purpose in life. And what else do you need in this world!
This was the first time that our girls seen snow and this was the first time that we all had a snow fight!
There are plenty of reasons why I love to travel the world with my daughters and the above are only a few examples. So, I encourage you all to never stop travelling! Pop your kid on the back seat of your car and let them explore life with you!
- Andrzej Ejmont, Wanderlust Storytellers
*For more great tips on traveling with kids & real dad advice visit Wanderlust Storytellers - A Family Travel Blog.