The Best Reason to Travel

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There are a lot of reasons why people travel.

Some people travel to lose themselves, others travel to find themselves. Some people travel to escape, others to find home. Some look for adventures and new discoveries, others to reconnect with memories and long-lost friends.

We have traveled for a lot of reasons, but my most favorite reason to travel is to be with those we love the most. Our most recent journey brought us to Austin, TX where we experienced a week full of moments like these:


The opportunity to have this moment, when our boys got to get together with their cousins, aunt, and uncle, is one of the best reasons to travel that I can think of.

Now, I am not going to pretend that a week full of boys was always happy-go-lucky and tantrum-free, or that they were in love with each other every second of every day that they were together. But I will say that it was a week full of so much cuteness that at times I felt my heart would explode. There were endless moments of kissing and hugging, and too many “I love you’s” to even count.

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Traveling as a family can have its moments of challenges and frustration. There are moments of whining and complaining, and parental threats, count downs, and melt downs. But what’s incredible about family travel, or at least travel with my family, is that at the end of it all we can’t really remember those moments and seem only to remember the laughter and good times, the jokes and tender moments that serve to encourage us to do it all over again (we are so excited about our next trip this summer!).

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As for traveling to be with family – especially our family in Texas – we can’t get enough of it. My eyes get teary just thinking about my little nephews, my sister- and brother-in-law, and how much we love each other.

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Of all the reasons people travel, traveling with loved ones and/or to be with loved ones is my favorite.

I am missing my little nephews so much right now, and it might take me a little bit before I stop getting teary over the thought of it, but one thing is for sure: our crew would travel anywhere to be with them again.

Stay tuned for more on our adventures in Austin and San Antonio, Texas!

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Carol Cain

Carol is her happiest when on an adventure, either close to home or farther away. She's the mom to three fun boys and wife to a handsome Irish/Scot. She lives in New Jersey with her happy crew, but will always be a girl from Brooklyn. You can read her full profile here.

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  1. Charu says:

    I know, family is truly the best reason to travel. I love how baby Erika smiles when we go anywhere!

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