August 03, 2016

Why do we Travel with Kid in Tow?

Some people do not want to travel because it is hard to explore with kids. Some people do not want to travel because they feel that it is so expensive. Some people do not want to travel because they just don’t like it, they would rather shop or stay at home because that makes them happy.

For me, there is nothing wrong with that because we have our own reasons and we find time for the things that make us feel HAPPY to be ALIVE. In our case, we feel happy when we travel with our son in tow. 

For the record, we are not rich and we are not a frequent traveler but we find time and we find ways just to travel because that makes us happy.

Looking back, when I was a kid we don’t travel a lot so I was really excited every time we have a field trip in school, summer camp in church or if my relatives will have a family outing and they will invite us to join. That is the only time that we can visit new places. So when I started working and earning, I try to save money so I can travel. 

Now that I’m a mom, we make sure that we have time to travel. I do believe that you don’t need to be rich in order to travel because traveling does not mean going out of the country or going out of town. If budget is tight you can explore your own city or province. I’m pretty sure that there are nice places that you can visit within your area. 

So why do we always travel with our son?

1. Traveling is the Best Investment 

We are not born with a silver spoon so traveling is considered a luxury for us. We are happy to invest our money in traveling because we believe that...


“Time doesn't wait for you... Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

Yes, traveling is not FREE, you need to spend money to go to different places but it is not just an expense because you get something in return. You will learn a lot by exploring the world. 


“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” 

So traveling is the best investment that we can give to our son. Cliche as it may sound “You only live once” so I wanted my son to see and enjoy the world while he is young. 



2. Traveling is the Best Gift 

I consider traveling as the best gift that I can give to my son because clothes will fade and toys will be outdated but the memories that we’ve shared while traveling is timeless.

When he gets an award in school, instead of buying gifts we visit theme parks, museums or places that he can enjoy. I don’t want to shower him with material things that will not last. I rather spend the money on experiences that can last a lifetime.



We want to fill our life with experiences and not material things. We want to have stories to tell in the future and not stuff to show to people. 

3. Traveling is the Best Teacher 

Traveling is not always fun, there are always ups and downs. There are mistakes or mishaps along the way but those challenges will teach you lessons in life.



Going out of the country will make you more observant, attentive and curious. You will realize that each country has their own culture and traditions and you cannot just do what you want, you also need to adapt. 


The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.

You also get excited to see the places or things up close and personal. I would like my son to see and experience different things because I know there are so much to learn outside our comfort zone. 

4. Traveling is the Best Way to Create Memories 

Some people say that they will just travel when their kids are already old so they can enjoy the places. But for me, I would like to travel while my son is still young because time flies so fast and in a blink of an eye, he is ready to move out of the house. 

“Each day of our lives, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children” - Charles Swindoll 

Before that happens, I would like to share and explore the world with him. I want to travel with him, visit every country, every province and every city. Eat foods, try new things and take a lot of pictures. I would like to spend more time with him because I know time will come that we will no longer be his travel buddy. I would like to grab the opportunity while my son is still young and while we still have energy because I don’t know if we can still travel in our senior years. 


I hope that when he grows old, he will remember the places that we’ve seen, the foods that we’ve tried, the things that we did and the most important thing is the memories that we’ve made along the way. I hope that he will remember that he has a mom and dad who are always there for him because at the end of the day, what matters most is the people you have in your life. 

PS. If you love to travel, check my “Best Places to go with Kids in the Philippines” album on my Facebook page, subscribe to You Tube or visit our Pinterest board of “Traveling to the Philippines with Kids”. I will update the album from time to time 

You Tube  Best Places to go with Kids in the Philippines 
Traveling to the Philippines with Kids 



26 comments:

  1. I so agree with your reasonings. Traveling with kids is an investment. And surely, those fond memories will reassure them that they are loved and valued.

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    1. True, memories will last forever. :)

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  2. I would love to be able to travel with my son and husband someday. I think it'd be really great! And yes, you're so right about all your points.

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    1. Thanks! Don't worry someday you will. :)

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  3. I agree. Travelling also benefits our children in many ways, might be expensive but the happiness it brings to them is priceless. ♥ Thank you mommy Michi, will subscribe to your youtube channel ♥

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    1. Yes, sometimes it is expensive but worth it naman. Thanks!

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  4. A little incovenient sometimes, but we really love travelling with our kids in tow! As early as possible, we really wanted to experience the joy of travelling, and I'm just really glad that they are enjoying our every travel adventures too! :)

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    1. Good for you, more travel adventures to your family. :)

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  5. I agree with you. We haven't traveled with our little one yet though. Hopefully when we've had enough, then we certainly would! ;)

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    1. You could explore nearby places. :)

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  6. Agreed on all points! To be honest, I'm travelling a lot more now that I have a child than before - I'm not sure why but it's just more fun to travel with a kid. Maybe it has something to do with viewing the world with a young person's lenses.

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    1. Same here, maybe because we are now visiting zoos, museum, theme park and other places for kids. hehehe!

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  7. Traveling with kids can be quite hectic but the benefits really far outweigh the challenges. I'd love to travel more with my kids!

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    1. Yes, not easy but it has more benefits than challenges.

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  8. I totally agree mommy, my husband and I loves to travel and we want our child (and future children) to experience it as well. And yes its a best way to create memories :)

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  9. Travelling is the best form of teaching our kids about the world. I agree with you sis!

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    1. True, best and easy way too because of the personal experiences. :)

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  10. Travelling makes lots of happy memories and educational too! I'm with you. I like travelling with my kids. I like it when they see new places and explore new adventures. I'm happier when I see them happy.

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    1. Agree, We're also happy seeing the smiles on my son's face.

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  11. I promise that one day, we'll get to travel with our son in tow. We havent had the time since i'm the one working to earn for my family. But this is a goal I want to set for myself, and my family, by 2017 :) My hubby & I always believed that travelling as a family is essential to make them learn about life.

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    1. Agree, when I was still working, I have the budget to travel but I have no time. Now, I'm not working, I have so much time but have limited budget. hehehe! I hope you can travel next year. :)

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  12. I hope we could also travel with our toddler, my husband is the only one working and I am busy with my post grad studies so we don't have both the time and money but someday we will! :) Thank you for sharing this. :)

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  13. I agree, traveling is the best gift we can give our kids, nandun na kasi lahat, quality and quantity time, bonding, educational activities, memories, nandon na lahat diba?

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  14. I love to bring little kulit in those places that where my mom and dad used to bring us, and love to explore new places with him

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  15. I love travelling with kids, even with our baby, kahit mahirap because it brings the family closer...

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