I don’t know if my restlessness is a character flaw or a positive trait but we’re heading out of town this afternoon, even though my toddler and I just returned from a two-week work trip in Iceland and Norway.
It seems like a good time to share some travel wisdom.
Here’s what I know:
• One of the best things about going away is you get to come home.
• It’s always easier to do dishes at someone else’s house.
• You can travel, easily, with cloth diapers. (Even if you’re going on a plane trip!)
• Siblings don’t bicker as much in a rental car.
• Afternoon coffee is not as effective at helping you stay awake while driving as being pinched by your 12-year-old (who then shrieks, “Oh, no! Did I hurt you? Sorry Mommy!!”)
• Your kids learn as much (or more) on the road they do in school, so if they miss a few days of elementary education, it’s more than worthwhile.
Are you a travel buff or a homebody? What are the insights you’ve gleaned from your wanderings?