Lainie and Miro, a single mom and son pair, have been traveling the world together for over 3 years now. 12 countries and many personal changes later, Lainie & Miro continue to slow travel around the globe, living an inspired possession-free-lifestyle, volunteering and learning naturally. We asked these seasoned family travelers this one question to help you as you consider big travel goals as a family:
“Based on your experience, what are the top 5 tips you would give families as they consider the possibility of embarking on a long-term world travel family experience?”
Learn how to tap into your inspiration. It’s there, inside of each person, and it provides direction. Inspiration is what flows through you when you are living on purpose. Learning to talk about how inspiration feels as a family will bring your family closer together and help identify each person’s interests.
Learn how to identify your intuition. Just like inspiration, it’s there, inside of each one of us. It usually comes in the form of a gut feeling, and will serve as an inner guidance system keeping you and your family safe. Talk about intuition as a family as well, and encourage each person to share, if they get a “gut feeling” under any circumstance.
As a family research the area, city, country you are planning on visiting. Each family member can come up with what may interest them and giving each person a voice in the planning.
Don’t over plan. Please give you and your family time to enjoy where ever you are and the freedom to take unplanned trips, extend your stay, go left instead of right, or do exactly nothing. As your family become more comfortable in following their inspiration, inspiration may guide in unexpected ways. Having the freedom to make those decisions on the fly, in the moment, as a family is the true gift.
Always say yes to EVERYTHING! Try it as a family, you will be surprised as to how your life changes into a joyous experience of being present. Yes!!!
Thank you Lainie and Miro for sharing your insights with us!