2017 was a big year for us as we launched the official Traveling with Monkeys website in October, hired some awesome team members and writers, worked to create amazing content for our readers, and spearheaded the #familyservicechallenge.
With that list in mind, we are excited to continue growing. To bring you the information and products you need to become that cool, collected, confident, family traveler that you long to be.
We are excited to give you the scoop on our interactive map that is currently in the works, with cool destinations and coupons for the best places each state has to offer, coming later this year.
Thank you to all those that let me peek into your snow globe moments. Hearing your stories of service were amazing!
Our next #familyserivcechallenge is coming up in February. Let me take a moment to officially extend the challenge to you.
We challenge you and your family to provide either one grand act of service to someone who NEEDS love, or to provide one small daily act of kindness for seven days to one or many people with the same need. The dates of the challenge are from February 10th and culminate on the 17th. We would love to see you tag as many or as few people into this challenge as you feel comfortable and use the hashtags, #familyservicechallenge and #peoplewhoNEEDlove if and when you post about it. Just remember the more people that know about it, the more good that can take place.
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can change the world.” – Howard Zinn
– From “Travel Notes From a Family Therapist” by Tracy Grant, MA, LMFT
First, participate in another challenge. Our friend Melissa over at Our Happy Hive is a kindred spirit. She has created a kindness challenge for January. You can read about it and get some tips from her here. Or print off our list of 160 Small Acts of Kindness You can do with Your Family and make a goal to check them all (or as many as you can) off.
Second, and I am really excited to tell you about this one. Buy the game Sneaky Cards, Play it Forward and turn it into a fun interactive game with your friends and family. This can be played in any setting and would make a memorable travel experience.
I came across this game while shopping for Christmas presents and it is the perfect way to have some fun while making the world a better place! It is a box of cards, and each card has a mission objective. Here is how to play:
The main object of Sneaky Cards is to get rid of all your cards. Each card contains all the details of your mission. You can play over the course of many days and during everyday life, or competitively with family or friends over the course of a day, a week, or a month. The winner is the first player who can complete all of their objectives. You can also take your stack of cards and split them up and divy them out to groups of people. Create a scavenger type game with it, where you have a limited amount of time to get as many of your objectives done and make it back to a certain location first.
I would love to see videos or snapshots of you playing this game. First, you can buy it here. Second, make sure to tag us at @travelingwithmonkeys so we can have fun along with you.
As always, thanks for reading. We hope that some of your other resolutions include booking that fun family trip you’ve been dreaming of for years but have been
Owner/FounderAs a writer and mom of four who loves to travel, Mykee designed this website to share tips, tricks, and destinations for meaningful family adventures. She is passionate about service and recently spearheaded the #familyservicechallenge movement.