“Oh that’s a starfish mimi..” says my son on our beach get-away.
“Tap.. tap.. tap.. We’re going to fly didi!” his words on his first airplane ride.
Seeing how our son enjoyed every second of our trips made our hearts full as parents.
Since my husband and I became parents, we’ve decided to invest on “experience” rather than on “material gifts” to our son.
Traveling as family is one of our family activities each year.
It is a “must” in our family, its like a yearly tradition during our wedding anniversary and our child’s birthday.
But why do we love to travel? Why do we have to cut down on other expenses so we can save for our yearly trip?
Because we believe it is beneficial for our family.
Here are some benefits of family travel:
1. Making Memories
We believe that we are to celebrate life, in simple and exciting ways, in our family, traveling is our way to celebrate occasions, We believe that our son is in his stage of building his “core memories” we wanted to fill it with love, laughter, experiences and memories of our travel..
Few days ago we celebrated our 3 years of team work in parenthood in a Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas (It has been our family tradition to visit different beaches whenever we have special occasions in our small family) It is our way to switch off and spend alone time with our family and with God.
Being known as a practical and “budget-conscious” person, our friends asked us on how to have a budget-friendly family travel.
Most of us think that only rich people can travel, but the truth is.. everyone can, as long as you put it in your priority list.
Like for example,instead of spending for your favorite frappucino, why not save it for a family travel fund? We just need discipline, patience, proper planning, commitment to our travel goals and saving habits.
Here are our family’s simple tips on how to save on your family travel: