Updated: Sep 7, 2019
So earlier this year I was doing some banking and the banker helping me asked about Adventures 2000. I gave her my little elevator speech and mentioned we were heading on a trip to Thailand and her eyes got really big and she mentioned she always wanted to go and asked if kids were allowed on the trip. Her daughter was 14 and her husband absolutely hated traveling and she thought it would be great to be with others on a trip like that.
The conversation really resonated with me. I remember planning a vacation 10 years ago for my kids and I. They were much younger but at the last minute I canceled it because I was too nervous taking two little ones to an unfamiliar place on my own.
So fast forward to today. I am not nervous to take them on trips anymore because they are older but now it's about keeping us all entertained. HAHAHA. They eventually get bored with me and want to hang out with their friends and I want friends to have a glass of wine with at the end of the night. My partner in crime, like many others, has limited vacation time so we have to pick and choose when he can join us and I am sure that is a situation many run into. So it's all about supporting each other and sipping that glass of wine!
Group travel is definitely unique. I wasn't sure I was going to actually enjoy going on trips with people I didn't know well, but it really has been a fun experience and I hope my kids get to experience new places with old friends and make new friends as well and our first stop is back to Thailand over Spring Break.
I went through the itinerary with my daughter yesterday and she is over the moon for Monkey Beach. We didn't make it here last trip but a day trip island hopping with a stop to hang with the monkeys is definitely on our agenda this trip!
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