You have brains in your head,
you have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
But also, the reminder that this adventure isn’t always going to be easy…
can happen to you.
The resilience that kids need in today’s world is critical, and this quest for life experience has become a leading driver for many family adventures. A visit to the local museum is not about observing artefacts in boxes, but about getting your hands dirty and understanding things at a grass-roots level; a trip to France is no longer just about seeing the Eiffel Tower, but about trying the food, learning the language and understanding the culture.
Therefore, this issue we’ve set out explore the many ways in which we can bring a little adventure and culture to our kids' lives, in our World Issue!
In our Family feature, we chat to a local travel expert about the value of taking an extended trip when the kids are little, and how you go about planning an adventure of your own, while our Education feature looks at the imperative for raising global citizens and what one school in Brisbane is doing to ensure their students get the world education they need. We also take a tour of Sunshine Beach State School whose accreditation as an international school has led to them becoming a leading destination for international families seeking to undertake their own cultural immersion experience. And for those seeking to escape the daily grind we check out the idyllic family-friendly paradise of Fiji (bliss!).
Staying closer to home, if you want to sample a little culinary diversity but don’t fancy the long-haul flight we’ve rounded up the best kid-friendly international restaurants across the region. And for those of you looking for a local family adventure with a difference we’ve also taken a tour around the best farmstays on our doorstep. Plus, with all the usual news, local events, school notices, and travel products, it’s time to dust off that passport and get set to explore!
As always, if you have any stories or news to share with our growing community, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
Angela Sutherland, Editor