The older I’m getting the more I believe in keeping every-day life simple and saving up for experiences rather than things. Even from a young age, travel has always been a passion of mine. So much so that I majored in International Studies at university. There’s a lot to be said for the lessons you learn and for the sense of self you adopt as you go around to new places meeting people with different ways of life. I hope to pass my love of travel on to my boys with the goal of helping them become more aware of the world and where they fit into that picture. And not only that, but travel is such an incredible way to build relationships and memories that truly last. Over the years I’ve made a growing list of places I’d love to take my sons before they go off to college. Here’s a list of my top 8 places we’ve already been able to see that I recommend visiting before your kids before they grow up.