Are family vacations worth it? Or do young kids not appreciate them? We are in the midst of one of our longest family vacations. We've driven from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area, back to Paso Robles for a wedding, back to the Bay Area, and tomorrow we're off to spend a few days in Monterey before heading home. This trip has made me think a lot about travel with children.
I feel like there are two schools of thought when it comes to traveling with kids: it's important to expose them to different cultures through experience at a young age and they're too young, it's better to wait until kids are older and they truly understand what they're seeing and experiencing. And I get BOTH sides of this. Let's be real, traveling with young children? Not easy or relaxing (and we have one child, so bless you people that travel with larger family). But there's something so special about seeing my daughter experience new places, new foods, and new cultures at this age. She's so interested in everything around her!
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/ Explore the World tee c/o Shop Remedy Road / black lace shorts / leather earrings / sandals (use this link to get 10% off) /
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In the end, I think we'll travel as much as we can within reason until Lydia gets a little older. We may not be flying around the world (which I'd love to do if we COULD) but we will be exploring as many different cultures and locations as we can within our current circumstance. Luckily, California and the surrounding states provide a TON of cultural experiences for families!
Now let's talk a little bit about the tee shirt that inspired my thoughts in this post (paired with my favorite black lace shorts). This tee is one I've been eyeing for MONTHS. It's created by the Shine Project and I received it from Remedy Road. Remedy Road is an amazing online shop that supports companies who give back to those in need. They sell adorable clothing, accessories, home products, and children's products from companies that provide employment and opportunities to marginalized groups both here in the US and abroad. The Shine Project is one of the awesome companies supported by Remedy Road, and they employ inner city youth with the goal of helping them become first generation college students.
Long story short, if you want to shop online and KNOW that the products you are buying make a different……Remedy Road is the PERFECT place to do it!
I've teamed up with four of my other favorite bloggers who also share a passion for giving back and brands that have a deeper meaning and purpose to give away a $350 gift card to Remedy Road! Be sure to also visit their blogs and check out how they style their piece from Remedy Road. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter below! Good luck! 🙂