Welcome to GoWithFamily.com. This has been a labour of love, and years in the making. There’s been many obstacles and false starts along the way, but now it’s finally realised.
At this moment in time, the world is going through one of it’s most significant challenges in recent years, the Covid-19 pandemic. As countries have implemented strict social distancing measures and in some cases, closed borders, travel as we have come to know it in recent years has all but ground to a halt.
We are spending much of our time at home right now while dreaming of distant lands. In this time of reflection, we have a renewed appreciation for the importance of our health, family, community and travel as we look back on our previous adventures with particular fondness.
We’ve come to realise how we have taken our travels for granted in recent years and acknowledge that we should have done more to minimise the negative impact of our trips, and done more to maximise the positives.
It’s in times like this that we remember just how interconnected we are. Our smallest choices matter, with their impact far more significant than we’d sometimes like to be reminded.
My family have enjoyed many amazing trips together over the years, each time doing what we can to make positive travel decisions, but like many others, we’ve struggled to know what we should be doing differently, and often we got it wrong.
Family travel isn’t just about getting away with loved ones, having a good time and seeing new things. For kids, it’s a magical time but also a transformative experience in many unexpected ways. When done consciously, it helps our children become more connected with the world, the people and the environment. They learn essential lessons that shape their lives for years to come. Parents too, who get to share special moments together, creating memories that last a lifetime. Together we expand our horizons, create new bonds and friendships with people we’d never likely have made if not for travel. We learn to value our interconnectedness and love our differences.
That’s why we’re here. We’d like to do our part, however small, to assemble all the people and information you need to make informed family travel decisions.
To help to demystify what positive family travel looks like, and what it takes to have amazing travel experiences with family while caring for the communities and the environment of the places we visit and the world we all live in together.
Sit back, strap in and let’s enjoy this incredible family travel journey together.
Photo by Tyler Nix