Happy Siblings Day!!!
Every 10th of April is a day to celebrate relationships with siblings. Siblings are special gifts from God that should to be celebrated everyday. The bond we share with our siblings is real. No wonder they say
”blood is thicker than water”
But unfortunately, we do not celebrate them as much as we should. Really, celebrating siblings doesn’t have to be a special occasion/party (well, you can decide to do it whichever way you want). It could be something as simple as going on a trip together. This definitely beats every other thing. This concept of traveling isn’t as popular as the ones we are quite familiar with: group travel, family vacation, lovers trip, etc.
Sometimes on social media, when we see photos of siblings that travel together we get really excited (I really can’t wait to go on trips with my siblings). In our Nomad community, we got some favorite photos of siblings that travel together.
There are quite a lot of benefits of traveling with siblings. If you haven’t considered traveling with your siblings, in this article, we’ll push you to do it.
YOU UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER
Nobody understands you better than your true blood. No matter what happens when you travel together, they’ll understand. Hardly will there be issues with them.
THERE’S SOMEONE TO COPE WITH YOUR SILLY BEHAVIOR
Some siblings can be very annoying atimes. Traveling with a stranger (in a group trip) you may not be able to express you real behavior. Even if you do, they might not feel comfortable and cope with you. But when you are with your siblings, you can d whatever you like: act annoying, take silly selfies, do many other things and they’ll still cope with all of that. (they are already your siblings so there’s absolutely nothing you can do other than to cope with them. It’s fun actually).
SPLITTING BILLS IS NOT A PROBLEM
One of the troubles of traveling with friends or strangers is bill splitting which sometime leads to arguments. With your siblings, you do not need to worry too much on splitting your bills. You can always harass them if they haven’t paid you, without it leading to argument (ain’t they your siblings? They won’t pose any trouble).
YOU BECOME MORE RESPONSIBLE
Regardless of your age, when you travel with your siblings, you become more responsible. You do not only take good care of yourself, you will also look out for the others wherever you find yourself (you honestly don’t want anything to happen to any of your siblings, else your parent will hold you responsible). This will sure increase your level of responsibility.
YOU LEARN NEW THINGS ABOUT EACH OTHER
Wait till you leave your comfort zone and see what you never thought your sister/brother could do. You will be surprised how differently your siblings act in the midst of strangers.
Traveling with siblings can be so much fun but there are a few risks that comes with it. When traveling with your siblings, it’s important that you note these 5 advise.
GET COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE
No one prays for bad things to happen but to be on a safer side, it is advisable to purchase a travel insurance.
INFORM YOUR PARENTS OF YOUR TRAVEL PLANS
Let your parents/guardians know the country you are traveling to. Do not keep them in the dark. If possible, let them have a copy of your itinerary and accommodation details.
SET RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN YOU REACH YOUR DESTINATION
If you are the oldest, you should give friendly rules your younger ones should follow on the trip.
GIVE EACH OTHER COPIES OF YOUR VITAL DOCUMENTS
Ensure you all have copies of each other’s vital documents for back up. One of the siblings might lost theirs, so having their documents, they have something to fall back on.
LET YOUR SIBLINGS KNOW YOUR ABOUT YOUR MOVEMENT
If you are going out on your own, let your siblings know where you are off to. Do not just leave their midst without giving them any information, especially if your younger ones are minors.
Siblings can be very annoying but they are the best to travel with. Siblings that travel together are the happiest!
Have you ever travelled with your sibling? If you haven’t, is it something you would love to happen?