With a deep passion for travel, I have always kept my own Bucket List which I regularly update and modify as I cross out items that I have experienced or achieved. When I married my wonderful husband it evolved as our goals became a joint vision where we spent much of our first year of marriage travelling four continents. When our family grew to three and then four it morphed into something even larger: a Kid Bucket List.
Travelling with our kids is something we try to do quite regularly. My husband and I truly believe that our children learn through experience and attempt to expose them to lots of different learning experiences. Sometimes our plans are the result of a question they have asked which would be perfectly explained via an experience. Other times we don’t plan, we just do (actually, there is quite a lot of that. I am quite spontaneous). Our initial travels have been local and around Australia. By the end of 2014 we hope to add our first family overseas experience.
Our philosophy is that every kid deserves a Bucket List. You know, the list where you record all the things you would like to experience with your kidlet before they hit High School. It may include little bits of nostalgia as you list things you did with your own parents like planting pansies in the garden or learning to skim a stone on water. It may also include a few big ticket items like the dream holiday to Disneyland, snorkelling the Barrier Reed or feeding a crocodile in the Northern Territory.
The great thing about a Bucket List is you can keep adding items as you cross them out. You’re also under no obligation to complete them all….they can stay in the Bucket ready and waiting for the perfect time. It makes you think about what you want to do with your children and helps you to find adventures where you don’t expect. Travelling with kids can be fun and rewarding.
Our images are captured on my trusty iPhone – our DSLR just gets in the way (but we are open to suggestions on how to make it easier?)
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