One of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in nature is on horseback. This mostly photo essay captures the deep connections we made in Iceland on horses and with the land. We headed into Thorsmörk Nature Reserve for three days.
Do you ever feel distant from the real (insert place name here) when you are traveling? Like a tourist rather than a traveler? Deepening your travel connections to people will make all the difference. As an introvert, I often feel like I am on the outside of the action, but doing some of these things has made a huge difference. Human beings are wired to connect with one another, creating social, emotional, and even physical, well-being.
If your kids are anything like Beija, “I’m bored” is a frequent statement. Traditional cultural experiences like museums, walking tours, etc. are ok for about thirty minutes and then… she’s bored. This can turn a vacation that I’m excited about into a drag. I make sure that our travel program includes things that Beija LOVES between things that I want to do. For her it is cats, swimming pools, ice cream, and horses.
At least that’s what we all said to each other that time Beija started throwing up four hours into a six day trek in the Himalayas. Adventure is good. Too much adventure can be fun…the next day.
Global travel isn’t cheap, but that doesn’t have to stop your family from going places. A pre-existing and bountiful travel budget isn’t the only way to get where you want to go. Life is full of choices we have to make about what matters to us. If having global experiences with your family is what matters […]