Adventure is worthwhile, according to Aesop. Traveling is an adventurous pastime, of course. I’d go on to argue that families should take regular adventures together. Yes, this includes local travel and staycations!
*Gulp* Does that mean taking the kids?
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Go on an adventure and take the kids!
Kids are the ultimate adventurers. Their imaginations are bigger and more creative than an adult’s. Even taking a day trip or a trip to a new park can spur fantastic play stories and activities for kids. If you’re stuck in a rut, look for something new that’s local, even if it means driving a few minutes longer than you normally would. Or try that activity you’ve been putting off.
That gymnastics open gym time for toddlers? Go! A local kids’ art class? Yep, that counts, too!
The Instagram most liked picture in May:
I want one! Maybe it should say “Travelin’ Mom” for me. And make it a tank top!
Lots, but it was all local travel to local places! We had music classes, volunteered for our local babywearing group fundraiser (that I co-founded), played at a local splashpad, visited our cousins and then had them over for a sleepover, and had an adventure or two in a few new-to-us parks. New local discoveries are fun!
Our family travel plan in jeopardy this year due to some circumstances that are out of our control. What does it mean for us? It means I’ll be spending a lot of time discovering new things about my own city. If our financial circumstances work themselves out quickly, we can still take a vacation this year.
I’m excited for both possibilities, as there is a slim chance our original plan can still be realized during the original time frame. It may also come to fruition at a later date!
Highlights from the blog:
This is Why I Write About Celiac Disease was the most popular post this month. May is Celiac Disease Awareness month and I’m hoping to make a positive difference for those with celiac. We can still travel!
Surviving a Hurricane on Grand Cayman Island was my favorite post! It was a lot of fun to remember that vacation, even though we did experience a hurricane!
What did you do in May? Did you go anywhere new, locally or globally?