- My daughter was enthusiastically telling a group of kids about visiting one of the biggest amusement parks in the world and how she and her cousin made a pact to ride the legendary 120 mile-per-hour roller coaster.
- My normally quiet son was the center of attention as he told a group of adults about SCUBA diving with sharks in Turks and Caicos…
- Although they rarely get along, watching them tag-team a story about our dive instructor in Honduras who pronounced “Joel”, “Jason” and “Julia” as “Yoel”, “Yason” and “Yulia” – had everyone laughing hysterically.
Sadly, if I traveled the way most people traveled, not a single one of the above stories would have happened (because none of them would have fit in the budget.)
- My kids are learning important skills in life (conversation and story-telling)
- They are learning about humility & compassion by visiting third-world countries
- We’re maintaining better relationships by visiting more friends and family.
- They have amazing memories that NO ONE can ever take from them – no matter what tangible assets they will inevitably lose in the future.
Today, I am thankful for you reading this right now. I hope that means you’re interested in more travel, and whether you read the free tips on my blog, are getting free trip alerts or premium trip alerts – I look forward to hearing about your next JGOOT-inspired trip. Feel free to comment below, or drop me an email any time.