Why not start a new family Christmas tradition this year by embarking on the magical train trip with Santa and his crew of helpers? Where do you find this family tradition? Start with the officially licensed The Polar Express train rides. These rides grew from the popular Warner Brothers Pictures release of The Polar Express film in November 2004. Many of you know The Polar Express is a children’s book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1985.
After you peruse the following wonders of forests and their numerous benefits and you’ll be ready to plan your next vacation walking in the woods.
Improved health and wellbeing
Discover why the Japanese love “Forest Bathing” or Shinrin-Yoku. It’s the amazing practice of wandering in the woods to improve health and wellbeing. And it’s free and will save lots of costly visits to doctors to repair poor health.
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine
After you’ve explored this post, I think you’ll agree that taking children to the location of best-loved children’s author and sharing the books them does inspire children to love reading. With so many new interactive e-books, apps based on favorite stories, and online games with beloved characters, it’s easy to forget about just plain books. But children’s novels and picture books can become real-world adventures when you take young readers to children’s literature-centered destinations throughout New England.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” Anna Quindlen
Green Travel Benefits
Finding enjoyment with a vacation that offers extra benefits is the best part of Eco-Friendly travel. You’re probably a green traveler if you want more meaningful, challenging, and adventurous experiences in your travels with sensitivity and responsibility for the environment and the local cultures.
ARE WE THERE YET? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations
By Susan Sessions Rugh
Sue Kovach’s washingtonpost review of Susan Sessions Rugh book, “ARE WE THERE YET! The Golden Age of American Family Vacations” begins with a prompt to recall the by gone era of road trips. ‘Mention “family vacation” to a baby boomer and you’re likely to conjure memories of car trips.”