'Travel is the best education' takes on a new meaning. There is something inexplicably wonderful on many scales in that first photo. What these parents are proving to their children ( a presumption ) is just beyond measure. I as a father, am envious of the man in the picture. To give that gift to his family is without price.
Ya, what Thufer said! On that note, while we never took extravagant trips, we did make long road trips every other year and that is what gave me my love of travel and exploration. It truly is the best thing you can do with and for your kids.
My dad was in the navy, and I learned later in life that he turned down transfers to foreign countries because he afraid it would be difficult for his kids. Part of me appreciates it, and part of me wonders "what if"!