The family and I are getting ready for a huge, fantastical 2 week trip in August to Northern Europe. The wife and I decided to take an awesome Disney cruise for our 20th wedding anniversary this year. We still haven’t finalized all of the details for our trip yet, but there’s a lots of planes, and trains to our trip including taking 2 different trains to Disneyland Paris.
I am so excited to go on this trip but I have to say it’s a little nerve wracking. We are taking our 2 kids and flying into Copenhagen and staying there only 24 hours before leaving from the Port and getting on the Disney Magic and cruising around northern Europe with stops in Helsinki, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Frederika, Denmark and finally Dover, England where we finish out the cruise. Afterwards we are jumping on the Eurostar to Disneyland Paris where we will be staying for 3 days. On the third day we are going into Paris but still haven’t finalized what exactly we are doing in Paris. There’s obviously too much to see for 1 day.
I’ve been to Paris twice before and the wife has been there once, but we’ve never taken the kids there. My daughter is ecstatic about the Paris part of the trip and quite frankly it’s my favorite city I’ve ever been to.
We feel very blessed to be taking this trip. My 12 year old daughter has been dreaming of going to Paris for years. As I mentioned before it’ll be a short trip to Paris and we won’t get to see much but it’ll will give our kids a taste for now.
There’s lots of other places I want to take my kids, things I want them to see, and cultures they need to experience. One of the things I love about traveling is that it teaches you tolerance toward others by seeing through other people’s eyes. In a world where we are becoming xenophobic and closed off, I know that traveling is a like a therapy for the soul.
What are your opinions on traveling abroad and tolerance toward others?