I think it an interesting concept, as to my mind it is both carefree, and caring? I can think of nothing more carefree, than being able to leave my home, commitments and work, to explore another country, and a different type of life. And yet during that time, you are thinking about your family, maybe trying to enrich their lives, or volunteering to help others. Sounds exciting, even intruiging doesn’t it?
In recent years though having a family gap year has become popular. So putting all of your normal lives on hold, and exploring, having an adventure, and seeing the world. I can really see the benefits of me going on a family gap year with my whole family. I am sure it must help cement the family unit, as often experiencing something life changing does.
In an ideal world, I think I would love to go down the route of volunteering, I can’t even begin to imagine how mutually beneficial this could be. You could make a real change to people lives, and in doing so change your family.