Many people say that life is basically over once you have kids. Well, that doesn't sound like fun (and we're all about having fun) so we were determined not to let our lives drastically change once we had kids. I mean, don't get me wrong. There are definitely things that will change. For example – getting poo on your hands without being phased by it. But we weren't about to let our love for the outdoors, camping, and traveling be hindered by our little ones, and in fact, we've done our very best to instill this same love in them.
Our most recent trip to the UK certainly wasn't a piece of cake (there were tantrums, jet lag, and a 10-hour flight from hell), but it was one of the most incredible trips we've ever been on. We booked a seaside cottage through Airbnb in a remote part of the Scottish highlands and spent our days exploring the coastline, castles, waterfalls, and some of the most incredible landscapes I've ever seen. Beyond the natural wonders, we were able to experience the customs and culture of the Scottish people and let our kids experience a different way of living.
I really believe that travel is the best education that we can give our kids. It expands our horizons, preserves our sense of wonder, closes cultural gaps, and proves that there are good and kind people in every part of the world. And couldn't we all use a little more of that in our lives?
WRITTEN & EXPERIENCED BY RYAN COPE. FOUNDER OF THE BEST PACK ON THE PLANET: WANDRD.