Melanie Gow

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How to influence your child as a traveller

Mel Gow reveals how your travel habits and instincts determine the kind of traveller – and human – your child becomes

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10 reasons to keep travelling adventurously with kids

Melanie Gow explains why having kids shouldn't stop you from travelling adventurously – and why you should actually travel more.

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How the Camino helped my kids become the adults they want to be

Melanie Gow reflects on how walking the Camino de Santiago with her sons gave her the gift of watching them turn into men - and the kind of men she could be proud of.

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Why every child should ride the rails in India

Melanie Gow discovers that the lessons learned by travelling by rail in India are even more intense – and fundamental – for children.

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What America taught my children

Melanie Gow reflects on an epic journey across the USA with her young boys, and the lasting effect it had on how they view the world

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5 bad excuses for not travelling with kids

Melanie Gow rubbishes the five most common excuses people use for not taking the family travelling

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How travel makes your children better world citizens

Melanie Gow reveals how travel can teach your children tolerance, compassion and empathy and, in the process, make the world a better place

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The importance of giving your children space to travel

If you want to inspire a love of travel in your children, ditch the museums and let them experience the world, says Melanie Gow

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The most important lessons children learn from travelling

Our family travel expert Melanie Gow reveals what she thinks are the most important lessons kids learn from travelling

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How an Aussie farmstay enriches young lives

Melanie Gow is astounded by the changes in her sons as they sample life on an Aussie farm south of Sydney

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How will travel influence your child's path to adulthood?

Melanie Gow looks back with pride at how travel has made her son the man he is today

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Why travel is your child's best teacher

Melanie Gow explains how travel teaches your child empathy and emotional intelligence, important life skills that aren't on their school's curriculum.

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The greatest gift travel gives to your family

Sure your children will experience new sights and sounds when you travel as a family. But they'll cherish the extra time they get to spend with you most

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8 essential life skills that travel teaches your children

Stanford University's former Dean of Freshmen says there eight things a child must be able to do by the time they are 18. Melanie Gow reveals how travel helped her children achieve them.

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How a $2 bill can unlock America’s generous heart

When Melanie Gow gave her boys a fistful of $2 bills to spend on trip across America, she didn’t realise how it would completely transform their journey.

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Road tripping in Spain with teenagers

Mel Gow maps out a Spanish road trip that's guaranteed to keep the whole family happy and engaged

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How travel affected my children in unexpected ways

As Mel Gow's sons start to make their way in the world, she ponders upon how travel has impacted on the direction of their lives

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5 skills travel teaches your kids that guarantee success in life

Mel Gow reveals the five important things travel gives your children that will set them up for life. How many do your kids have?

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The 'Four Ages' of family travel and how to cope with each one

The age of your child has a major bearing on how you travel with them. Melanie Gow explains the changes you need to take into account at different ages

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5 ways that travel brings families closer together

In a world where families are retreating into individual tech bubbles, Mel Gow reveals how travel could be the best – and maybe only – way to bring families together

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How ancient wisdom can inspire your family to travel better

Family travel expert Melanie Gow reveals the ancient beliefs that can inspire and improve your family travels ... and open up a whole new world to your kids

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