Travel from a child’s point of view

at a park near our hotel in Paris

at a park near our hotel in Paris

When it comes to traveling, children can easily adapt to their new environment and see potential in every landscape for exploration. These pictures show a perfect example of the way kids travel. In Paris, Jude discovered a park by our hotel, the Hilton Champs-Élysées, and wanted to stop to play. Although it was not part of our busy itinerary, we let him play with the other French kids. It also allowed us to pause from being a tourist and absorbed what we saw: the daily and normal lives of the young Parisians.The French kids spoke to both boys (Joshua and Jude) and in spite of not knowing a word of French, they were able to communicate without a problem and managed to have a great time.

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In Amalfi, Southern Italy, while we were waiting for a table at a restaurant, all the kids congregated around each other and were playing with their DS. Listening to them talk about their Pokemon game was quite amusing. They all seemed to understand each other even when they spoke different languages.

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Children are inherently funny

Children are inherently funny

They find beauty and significance in everything they see

They find beauty and significance in everything they see

Children travel in a different light than adults. They do not discriminate. They are more social. Traveling to them is never a race to see everything. They do not have a long list of must see or do. They find every opportunity to play, to make friends, or simply to have fun. Everything is interesting to them. They see things that adults tend to ignore (such as the pebbles in the street of Paris (pictured above).

 I was looking at where to eat at the streets of Champs Elysees but Jude had another idea- socializing with the women inside the restaurant

Looking for a place to eat at Champs Elysees but Jude had another idea- socializing with the women in the restaurant

There is no pretense in their travels. In fact, they are naturally better travelers.

Finding humor in every situation Austin, Texas

Finding humor in every situation
Austin, Texas

Whereas adults can easily get bored, irritated by whatever (inconvenient) conditions they are faced with, and worse, discriminate. Sometimes I wish I can still travel like a child. I want to see the world like they do, talk to people like they do, look at a landscape like they do-without prejudice of any kind.

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Admiring the boats at Bateaux Mouches

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