Why We Created ForSomethingMore
Hello and welcome to ForSomethingMore!
We created this site first and foremost because we love to learn through off the beaten path adventure family travel. And, we love to share what we’ve learned during our travels with others. We believe it is this learning and sharing process that makes the world a more understanding, caring, equitable and peaceful place.
The second reason is because we hope to inspire others to travel as a family. While we throughly realize traveling with children in tow is a different experience than traveling pre-children, we are here to say that with the proper planning, it is indeed possible, and in countless ways it is a uniquely and thoroughly satisfying experience. Whether we are exploring in our own backyard or in a location that is brand new to us, we always find that our travel experiences lead us to grow as individuals and as a family.
As Mark Twain so aptly said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Thus, we believe it is especially important for children to travel from as early an age as possible.
Why This Site is Called “ForSomethingMore”
Put simply, when we travel we are always looking ForSomethingMore than the typical tourist traps that are so easily found on mainstream travel sites. Instead, we seek adventure travel experiences that allow us to connect with local people and thus local culture. We believe, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
What is Adventure Travel?
While there is no official definition, we broadly define Adventure Travel as an outdoor experience built around an activity that requires some physical exertion and special skills. Examples include, backpacking, camping, hiking, biking, scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, SUPing, etc. One of our favorite (but challenging) adventure family travel experiences was when we trekked Poon Hill in Nepal in December when Peri was 8-months old. To say the least, we learned some very valuable lessons from that experience.
What Is The Purpose of ForSomethingMore?
We learn and share about adventure family travel to off the beaten path destinations so that families (and frankly just about anyone) can create their own adventure experiences.
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~Seth, Julia and Peri