• Cheryl Jones

Four Ways Travel Can Rejuvenate Family Dynamics Post-Pandemic

Updated: Nov 27, 2020

In its current state, the world we live in today feels like a scary place. Our normal day-to-day lives have been uprooted, and many of us fear to leave our own homes for essential items, let alone for travel. And while the days of social distancing and extended school closures may not be over yet, there will come a time when things will go back to normal. We’ll go back to doing many things in our lives and the ability to move around freely and begin traveling again will certainly be one of them. Travel can be a great way to reconnect and bring families back together after weeks of uncertainty. Here are four tips to consider and help you re-explore the world and rejuvenate family dynamics when you consider traveling post-pandemic. 1. Travel is a brilliant way to celebrate family milestones Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, retirement, family reunion, or any number of special celebrations, traveling outside of your norm can help provide meaningful memories that will stick with you forever. 2. Reignites Family Friendships Everyone is always busy. It’s hard for families both near and far to make time to see each other, and before you know, years have passed. When families travel together, their relationships are strengthened and deepened. By disconnecting from routine and indulging in new experiences, memories are made that will be taken many decades into the future, often outliving some of the older generations. 3. Makes Family into Teammates There will come a time during any journey or excursion where you and your family may find yourselves in new and unfamiliar environments and situations. These are the moments where the family dynamic can shift from friends into teammates. Simple scenarios like finding your way around a big city, navigating a new public transportation system, or figuring out a menu in a foreign language, brings family members together and has them working like teammates. 4. The Importance of Time Unlike at home, where there are both mental and physical distractions to keep us preoccupied, traveling makes it essential to truly live in the moment. This makes it easier for family members to catch up and spend quality time with one another. While vacations might seem to fly by, time really does slow down making those special moments string together into days that won’t be forgotten. There’s truly no better feeling than getting to explore new destinations with the ones you love. Whether it’s your biological family or the people you choose to call family, travel can help bring these relationships closer together.

While it most definitely is not the time to travel right now, it is a perfect time to start daydreaming and planning your next big vacation. Nothing has been canceled by all of this – it’s just all been postponed to a later date.

And here’s what that means. It means you can take any thoughts of what you were going to do, and make them far more glamorous and special! Let us help you plan that superb vacation with some destination inspiration and unique ideas for your family.