One of the reasons that a family may want to travel to certain places together is in order to have a healing or bonding experience. Though this sounds a lot less fun than traveling somewhere exciting in order to have a one-off vacation-style journey, a healing trip may be much more practical and life-changing in effect.
Five places that might fit this healing endeavor including traveling to where rehab or addiction treatment centers are, traveling to somewhere isolated, heading into the middle of a busy city, going to family hometowns, or even heading off to extreme locations to get the survival instinct kicking in. Each destination has a different feel, but the same goal.
Locations To Treat Addiction
If a family member is fighting an addiction, sometimes if the whole family travels to where the rehab facility is, the healing process can start that way. Lot of addicts have trouble with that initial push to make it to a place of healing, but with the support of an entire family structure, this can be the final energetic sense of momentum that someone needs to feel like they’re doing the right thing for themselves and their family.
Another place to go for family bonding is somewhere isolated. In other words, you can go camping as a family, and the activities there might help break down some communication barriers. When you have to do things like set up tents, protect yourself against the weather, and cook over an open fire in the wild, that tends to bring up feelings of peace and contentedness among certain personality types. Especially if young adults are too caught up in screens and devices, this could be the answer to establishing new bonds.
On the other end of the spectrum going on vacation to a major city could be another type of bonding experience. Because there’s so much chaos going on around you, it could be a way for families to find a reason to stick together in a tighter unit in order to enjoy the experience more.
If family is the goal, then maybe family can be the destination! In other words, pick a town that is historically important to your family, and head there as a sort of reunion journey. There may be original members of the family there, or it could just be houses or the basic environment that will be interesting to absorb.
And finally, going to some sort of extreme location could be a bonding experience for a family. Mountain climbing. Zip lining through a jungle. Survival camp. These kinds of things that kick up adrenaline and slow down time can be just the ticket for making sure everyone in the family keeps things in perspective about the more important aspects of life.