6 easy ways to help your kids be more engaged travelers

You can help your kids feel more excited about traveling with the following tips: 1) let them choose where to go 2) have them help navigate with local maps 3) teach them a few basics of the destination’s language 4) encourage them to ask questions about different cultures 5) let them take photos and turn them into an album 6) eat local foods, and eat them with local residents.

Key Takeaways:

  • If a kid thinks something is his idea, to him the idea must be pretty cool.
  • Give them a map and make them figure out public transportation.
  • If you have a trip to Mexico planned, start sprinkling Spanish into their daily lives. Entice them to want to learn the language.

“Show them that you trust them to pay attention. Work together to mark out a plan to get from point A to point B, then back off and let them be the guide.”