From Timid in Australia to Solo in Korea: How Traveling Affects Children

From Timid in Australia to Solo in Korea: How Traveling Affects Children

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Journeys alum Patti Lynn shares stories of traveling with her now-adult children.

Daughters Stephanie and Marissa were 10 and 11 years old when Patti Lynn’s good friend took a sabbatical in Australia. With an offer to visit that was too good to refuse, Patti and her husband packed up the girls and fulfilled her dream of visiting Australia. The unexpected consequence? That trip planted the seed for many fearless adventures to come.

“Traveling as children definitely impacted both of the girls. I don’t think they would undertake big adventures now if they hadn’t traveled so much,” Patti shared. “Travel has helped them feel comfortable in situations where they don’t have their usual safety nets—they can just get up and go and enjoy the good and take the bad in stride.”

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