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How to Include Your Loved Ones In Your Travels

There’s much to love about planning and setting forth on an adventure on your own, but there is a downside, too: you have to leave your friends and family behind. While some people get a little down about waving goodbye for a period of time, it’s better to focus on the positive side: if you miss people, that means you have a good thing. It’s when you don’t miss anybody at all that things are sad. And it’s not as if you need to just do your own thing, without your loved ones. There are various ways to include them in your travels. We take a look at a few options below.

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Share Your Plans
You’ll feel that your family are with you much more if they were involved in the planning stages of your travels. If you’re doing everything yourself, then it would be normal if the travel side of your personality was cut off from your loved ones. Instead, blend the two. You can do this by talking about your travel plans with them before you go, which will help to share the excitement. But try not to make it all about you, since that could alienate your family. Make sure you’re asking for advice on what you should do, it’ll make them feel more involved.

Stay in Touch
Spare a thought to people who set sail on an adventure a century ago. They’d wave goodbye to their loved ones knowing that there was a very real chance that they’d never see them again; travelling was a lot less predictable back then. And it’s not like they could stay in contact all too well when travelling, either. You would write a letter, and it’d arrive some months later! Today, it couldn’t be easier to stay in touch. If you have portable wifi, you can video chat and send photos from wherever you are. They won’t physically be with you, but you can ensure they’re right by your side whenever you want.

Bringing Back Gifts
You can keep your family in your mind and let them know that you were thinking about them by bringing back some gifts from your travels. You’re going to visit a lot of excitement places, and you’ll naturally come across items that your loved ones would love to receive, so make sure that you’re leaving a little extra space in your luggage.

Make a Fuss When You Return
People change when they travel for an extended period of time, usually in positive ways -- indeed, this is one of the reasons why people set forth on an adventure in the first place. But it can lead to some issues, such as a disconnection between the “new” person and their old self, which their family knew. While you shouldn’t downplay the changes, you’ll want to make an effort to reconnect with your family. Let them know that you’re happy to see them and that you’re pleased to be back -- it’ll help ease their nerves that you’ve changed for good.