Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that the average American spends over 90% of their life indoors? 87% of our time is spent in buildings and another 6% of our life in automobiles. While our kids may average slightly more time outside – we could all benefit from a bit more fresh air. Taking a break from your daily routine can make a world of difference. Being outside is linked to better moods, stress relief and improved concentration.
With the help of cheap last minute flights, vacation rental services like HomeAway and a growing number of people able to work remotely – families are increasingly hitting the road, traveling with extended family or friends and enjoying the opportunity to spend quality time with the kids.
According to Google, searches for ‘family vacations’ have shown the strongest growth year-over-year, beating out honeymoons, luxury travel and couples travel. Travel experts at the Family Travel Association Summit held late last year discussed how parents are looking to bond through travel and view trips as playing a valuable part of their children’s education.
2017 Family Travel Trends
Digital Detox – Disconnecting from screens in order to reconnect.
Build Memories – Rather than purchasing expensive toys and gadgets as presents, parents are investing in shared experiences to build a lifetime of fun memories with their child.
Experience New Cultures – A study presented at the Family Travel Association Summit revealed that over half of parents want to expose children to new destinations and cultures.
Multi-generational Travel – Rather than travel to see grandparents and relatives, extended families are opting to meet at a vacation destination.
Traveling with a Diono Car Seat
FAA certified for airplane seat installation; our full steel frame construction, memory foam cushions, adjustable headrest and expandable sides deliver a safe and comfortable ride, wherever your family is headed.
So, with daily adventures, road trips and destination vacations on the brain, we want to know… Where will Diono take you this summer?
Follow along over the next 12 weeks as we share some of our team’s favorite vacation spots and travel tips. Then, share your journey (big or small) with us using the hashtag #DionoOnTheGo and you could win a travel prize pack including an all-in-one convertible car seat.