This is the discussion page for the 11th of 12 core family travel topics being presented in collaboration with the Family Travel Association (FTA).
Our topic is How Travel Can Change a Family (read the short essay in this link first or review the summary below).
Summary: In our daily lives, we settle into our roles – spouses, parents, job – and accept our lives' rhythms. They're safe, comfortable, and easy. Before you know it, though, the kids are grown and you're ready for retirement. Where did the time go? That's one reason why traveling is so important, especially with family: it widens your world and opens your eyes. It can change a family too by bringing you closer together and creating intense shared experiences that will always be treasured.
We are very keen to learn how travel has changed your family.
About the Family Travel Association and Re/Define Family Travel Campaign
The Family Travel Association is an organization that aims to inspire families to travel together by bringing together the world’s leading suppliers, resources and experts on traveling with kids.
At the end of September this year, the FTA is hosting its first annual Summit. Over the course of two full days, an assembly of industry executives and family travel experts will expand upon topics essential to a rounded understanding of the challenges of family travel.
In anticipation of that, Outbounding is collaborating with the FTA to count down the 12 weeks leading up to the Summit by spotlighting the 12 core family travel topics to the public. Each week, as part of its FTA Spotlight: Re/Define Family Travel campaign, we will open a discussion board in where you can feedback in reaction to an introductory essay written about the topic.
Following the Summit, Outbounding will again join forces with the FTA as it initiates a 12-month process of digging much deeper into each of these topics, one per month. By the time the FTA gathers for its next Summit in September 2016, it expects to have a much more powerful grasp of what's at play in family travel, fueled in part by your input here.