While traveling with kids can be challenging at times, it is moments like this that remind me what travel is all about… creating everlasting memories.
Thanks to our parents, we are fortunate to have a babysitter available at a moments notice. But we always feel like a huge part of us is missing when we travel without our children. We find ourselves admiring the family of four sitting across from us in the restaurant dining room, or the dad carrying his infant on a pouch while climbing the Duomo.
The last trip that we took as a couple was to Miami last year, and while we had a great time, we swore that we would take our kids on or next vacation. Sure we were at liberty to drink irresponsibly, eat at fancy restaurants, and be free to do as we pleased. But every conversation we had involved our kids in some way, shape, or form. From wondering what they were doing, to wondering if they ate anything, to wondering if they were still awake so that we could FaceTime.
So this past summer we decided to make vacation time about the kids. We spent 10 days between Myrtle Beach and Williamsburg, VA in July. Then in August we spent a week in Boston, and 18 days in Hawai‘i. Although we were hundreds of miles away from our home, there wasn’t a single moment where we felt that something was missing. We had everything that we needed, right there with us. The experiences that we shared will be ingrained in our memories forever, and I think that’s what travel is all about, creating everlasting moments.
Photo taken at: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort