It’s Time For Your Family Gap Year!
Have you been dreaming of a Family Gap Year? We were too. And after months of prepping, planning, reshuffling priorities and hard work, we finally made our dreams into a reality. If you’re still on the fence, check out these 5 reasons why we think a Family Gap Year is the perfect way to re-set your family’s life.
Bonding: Traveling together for an extended period of time allows families to bond and create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s an opportunity to strengthen relationships, build trust and have fun together without the stressors of regular life.
Cultural immersion and learning: Traveling to different countries and experiencing new cultures can be an incredibly enriching experience. It exposes families to different ways of life, languages, customs, and traditions, promoting learning, understanding and empathy. It’s the perfect way to worldschool!
Personal growth: A family gap year provides an opportunity for personal growth and development. Being away from home and away from familiar surroundings can help family members discover new strengths, interests, and passions. I recommend being mindful about building in downtime and regular rhythms while traveling.
Career break or change: For parents, a family gap year can be a chance to take a break from work or even make a career change. It’s an opportunity to reassess priorities and gain new perspectives on work and life. Take a year off, or have just one parent work at a time!
Adventure and fun: Taking a family gap year is an adventure of a lifetime. It’s a chance to explore new destinations, try new foods, and engage in exciting activities. It’s a break from the daily routine and a chance to have fun and create unforgettable memories.
Plan Your Family Gap Year
The in’s and out’s of planning a family gap year; what, why, how, where, and how much it will cost!
Our family loves to volunteer while we travel. Here are some of our favorite organizations!
Here is how we decided on an itinerary for our Family Gap Year!