We were lucky enough to visit Morocco over the Easter holidays.
Quite a few people were surprised when we said we were taking the kids as well. The fact is that we have decided to not do conventional holidays with the kids anymore. The reason for this is that we believe travel is one of the best ways to teach your kids humility, compassion and tolerance by exposing them to people & cultures that are different to them. In a world where everyone is trying to outshine one another with the latest gadget, designer gear or material things, I believe travelling can only be good for your kids.
Now that sounds all grand in practice but in reality, we had some moments where they were overtired & overwhelmed, so the trip wasn’t without its bumps. However, they did eat the street food, engaged with the snake charmers, fought off a few hagglers and even made some friends along the way.
But best of all they are now thinking of ways that they can reach out to that less fortunate than them and make a real difference, and that is worth every cent spent.
Our family tradition of planning our next trip while we are the only holiday continued and we are currently considering India, South America, Tokyo or even a “Blues music” tour of the US. So recommendations welcome but for now, it’s back to old clothes & porridge until the next adventure.