from Four Thought by TJMS Partners
We all have our own reasons to travel. For each of us it may be some combination of wanting to get away, needing to escape the day-to-day pressures of our lives, looking for a change of scene, or wanting a break from the routine. Some of us feel the need to experience the foreign or to explore the different. There are those who see the world as a book, and want to read every page. And many of us just want to learn as much as we can about the planet we live on and those with whom we share it.
A family will travel together for many of these same reasons. A family trip will allow family members to spend time together doing the things they enjoy. It can bring the family closer together through shared experience, and through the memories created which will sustain the family for decades. The shared experiences become the shared stories that are told again and again whenever the family is together in the future.
There is another level of shared experience that can be brought to family travel which has the potential to turn a trip into an important benchmark in the lives of all family members, and provide a critical foundation for the growth of the family and its legacy. That shared experience is what we call purposeful travel.