Hello, I'm Tate! I am nine years old as I’m writing this, and I am here to tell you that flying on a plane with your kids is totally worth it. By the time I was six, I had already been on sixty planes. It is not at all scary to travel as a kid because it is a lot of fun, and once you start, you get used to it, and the more you do it the easier it gets.

So for example, packing and unpacking can be hard at first, but if you keep traveling you will start to get used to it. Another example is being on the plane. Are you scared of turbulence? Start going on shorter flights to get used to it for longer flights. Really, it is not too bad eventually.

Bored of hamburgers? Go to a different country and try new foods. It is fun to try new things.

The next thing is patience. You have to have a LOT of that to travel. There will be a lot of crowded buses and waiting in line for things.

Think of traveling this way: it is like a giant field trip, for both kids and parents. It's a great time to learn a lot about foods, cultures, animals and so much more! You too, adults!

The world is a great place to learn about the world. Yes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I am talking about geography. For the youngsters out there that do not know what geography means, it is the study of the earth. Notice the landscape all around you while you are traveling. How is it different? How is it not? Also, notice how people are different too. Do they have lighter skin? Or the opposite?

Parents, it is completely understandable to be worried about traveling, but trust me, traveling is worth it. Have you ever been on a roller coaster and afterward you said it was totally worth it, and you want to do it again? It is like that, but a lot less scary. Kids, have you always wanted to go somewhere? Start putting a bug in your parent’s ears and they might start talking to each other about it.

Thanks for reading,