Being a father is one of the biggest responsibilities in a man’s life. A father’s role is just as important as that of a mother, only it is a little bit complicated. A father usually takes on the role of the provider and at the same time the authoritarian and disciplinarian at the house.
A father-daughter relationship is a sweet relationship. It is more about teaching her how to be treated than anything else.
A father-son relationship can be a bit more challenging. A father has to teach his son how to lead, take care of a family, the importance of hard work, and to overcome any challenges the world may throw his way. Since this relationship isn’t as lovey-dovey as it is with daughters, it’s important to make an effort and bond in a fun away.
Traveling is a great way to spend time together, enjoy a hobby, and still teach your son new tips about life. Let’s take a look at a few unexpected destinations for your father-son trip.
The land of Guinness and the home to the set of Game of Thrones. If you want a rugged adventure, take your son to Ireland. If he is underage, you won’t be drinking Guinness together (just wait until he is of legal age), but you can explore the beauty of this country through its historic walls, landscape and rich culture.
Northern Ireland is where you can check out Lake Garda and do water sports and go hiking. This is the place to visit castles with chrisitan and celtic monuments. Ireland is also a great place known for its golf courses.
This trip could even inspire you to adopt a new dog, the Irish setter.
If you need a kid-friendly place in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is your go to. What makes Vietnam a perfect spot for bonding is because of the opportunity to experience to stay in one of its traditional villages. These villages will immerse you in the culture of Vietnam. You will be able to see how they eat, get around, do chores, and see how a family interacts. Exploring a new place together will strengthen a bond
The best villages to stay are:
- Ta Phin Village
- Lao Chai Village
- Nha Trang
- Phong Nha
When traveling to a new country, remember to follow their rules and respect their cultures. Be sure to carry a smartphone with you at all times if you don’t speak their language. Google translate will be your best friend! Also, a firestick will be handy because everything in that country, including the news and cable channels will be in the language that is native to that country. Having tech in your language will be a breathe of fresh air.
Thanks to its unique geographical location, Hawaii the 50th state of America, is home to some of the best waves in the world. If you aren’t a surfer, this could be a great time to learn together. Any beach you visit will have locals there that are willing to give you surf lessons. The price can vary from $25-$100 per hour or lesson. The only skill that you need to have prior to the lesson is the ability to swim. You can wear a life jacket, but you should be able to swim for safety reasons.
If you want to make your son experience their dreams in real life, Orlando, Florida is the top destination. This city is home to a number of world-renowned theme parks and is visited by over 70 million people every year. Disney World, dubbed as the happiest place on earth is always a great choice, no matter what age If you are over 21 you can even enjoy a beer together. If Disney characters are his thing, you can meet just about all of them. If he is not a fan of the mouse, there are other theme parks like Universal Studios, Seaworld and Legoland. Legoland is a hit with boys that are age 5-12 while Universal Studios are great for any age, but pre-teen and teenage boys seem to enjoy it the most.
No matter where you choose to go, let this be a trip for of fun memories and new experiences. As a father, you can still use this a life lesson.
Photo by Simon Rae