Monday, October 25, 2010

Why Roots Travel? Part 2

Make your next family reunion a roots travel reunion!
Roots travel not only provides a powerful connection with your travels and your ancestors, it can be a great way to strengthen the links in your living family.

When several generations of a family participate in roots travel, it brings them all together with a common tie to a place and a person. It's a real place with which to connect. Grandparents, parents and children can all participate in the discovery - they can bring the past into the present. For kids and adults it can be a kind of treasure hunt.

Depending on the age of the kids, you might more of an overview of a place as a side trip from a larger vacation. Getting kids interested in their heritage might at times be difficult, but it is always worth it. Kids need to know who they are and roots travel can help inform them of that.

Roots travel does not have to only visit the places dead ancestors lived. One great roots travel itinerary to connect generations might be to go to the town the grandparent grew up in to show where they lived. It can be a chance for Grandma or Grandpa to let their stories become real for their grandkids.

Roots travel is about connections. So go out and start making connections.

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