Hi from Rick: Introduce Your Kids to their World
|Family trips are spiced with unforgettable encounters. (Photo by Laura Zimmerman)|
Travel etches memories forever in our minds. And travel memories gained at a young age become a cheering squad for a broader perspective and an enthusiasm for embracing our world. That's why, when our children were in grade school, their teachers agreed each May that time spent in Europe with their parents would be a richer educational experience than a couple weeks in school.
Now, a decade later, our son studies Italian and French at Notre Dame, with a semester in Rome this winter. His summer job: tour guide. Meanwhile, his sister is still happily reeling from her recent high school trip to Morocco.
As Anne and I are about to find our nest empty, it's so gratifying for us to see how enthusiastic our children are about our world — beyond even our wildest hopes. If you have a chance to take your kids or grandkids to Europe independently this year — or on a tour — by all means do it. You'll never regret it!
To help you jump-start your family travel dreams, we're featuring our popular two-week "Family Europe" tour in this month's edition of Tour News. You'll find articles on the kid-friendly places we visit, magic moments, guide raves, podcasts and more. You can even read through Jackie Steves' Morocco Travel Journal (along with lots of comments from readers).
Thanks for your interest in what we do here at Europe Through the Back Door. We wish you and your family a happy, perspective-broadening new year!