Having kids is a wonderful way to give your life more meaning. Not only do you get to have the pride and joy of knowing that you created something all on your own, but as you get older, you’ll start to become closer and closer as adult friends. Such a relationship can be incredibly rewarding and give your life purpose. However, there are some things that you should do before you have kids, and travel is one of them.
Kids will be the center of your world until they’re grown up, so it’s important that you get your traveling out of the way in your younger years. That way, you won’t regret having gone when you reach retirement age. Take a look at some of the places you absolutely must go before you become a parent.
No one is saying that you can’t go to Vegas once you become a parent; but, it will be a lot more difficult to recover from. Vegas is one of those places that takes you by storm, and you don’t know what hit you by the time the second day rolls around. Most people drink quite a bit in Vegas and find themselves with a pounding headache afterward. Going back home to kids and having to parent with such a headache isn’t always great. You’re better off living up your Vegas days before you have little ones.
Venice is known as the most romantic city in the world. Sweeping alleyways and candlelit dinners make for an incredible love-filled experience. Although kids are great, they don’t exactly conjure up images of romance or Venetian holidays. You’re better off saving a romantic trip like this one before you become a parent. Besides, there are a lot of tourists in Venice, and the last thing you want to worry about is your kid getting lost in a crowd of people.
Although Mexico makes a great place to go with kids, not all parts of Mexico are necessarily kid-friendly. Before you have kids, you should consider checking out some of the more remote areas of Mexico, which are less than touristy. Oaxaca, for example, has some of the most beautiful villages you’ve ever seen; however, they’re not exactly kid-friendly. Consider going in your younger years with nothing but yourself in a backpack. You’ll get an incredibly authentic and true Mexican experience that you won’t find in places like Cabo or Cancun.
Ahh, Paris —a gorgeous French city with plenty to do and explore. Yet, it’s one of those places that doesn’t exactly have tons of kid-friendly activities in it. Think less theme parks and more charcuterie platters and fine red wines. You’re better off saving this one for pre-kids.