Your father was always that great support in your life, that superhero capable of everything. But you grow up and you start to distance yourself, to have other opinions and even to argue with him. As time goes by you distance yourself, you have your own plans, you have your own life and ideas. But it is undeniable that despite everything that may separate you, you know that he loves you and that he has always been and will always be there for you.
Although we know it’s important to spend time with the people we love, adult life is busy and we barely have time to breathe. But we must not let opportunities pass us by, much less moments with our father that will not berepeated.
Have you ever traveled with your father? If the answer is no, eureka! get ready for a whole new experience. If the answer is yes… you will also enjoy discovering! For this Father’s Day our proposal is that you do the Camino de Santiago together. As you may already know, this trail has multiple options for you to follow, so whether you are cycling enthusiasts, enjoy nature and animals, hiking or both of you are motivated by a religious reason, it will be a good idea. As you will see, nothing will escape your expectations. But just in case you still have any doubts, we’re going to give you a few reasons why you’ll definitely see this plan as being as successful as we do.
Deciding if this is a good place for both of you, the means of travel, when is a good time to travel or which route is your favorite are big details. And it is these small moments in which it will be necessary to come together to reach an agreement that will begin the adventure. Because teamwork and the search for solutions are somehow the goal of this journey. The togetherness that may be lacking in other ways will be the key to this gift, so imagine how many wonderful things you can experience together in this experience.
Let’s get to know each other
Travelling is the best way to get to know yourself and your companion in depth. You may have lived with Dad for a lifetime or enough years to know his story. But there are sure to be details of his life that you’ll love to hear about. The fresh air, the people along the way and the landscapes will serve as a liberating method and you will probably feel like revealing some confidences.
You will share knowledge such as the music on the Camino de Santiago or his experiences in other trips and everything he has learned on them. You can also take advantage of this time to talk about the motivation that this opportunity instills in both of you or curiosities of the nature that surrounds you. And remember, this is an exchange; because we are sure that there will be many things that you can teach him.
Away (but not isolated) from all these factors that are going to propitiate your union, there is another one quite more crucial; probably the most relevant. Be sure to take advantage of this adventure to relax. A change of environment, breathing other airs and getting out of the city will be the potion of freshness that you were probably looking for. Being out of your comfort zone is essential for new motivations to spend time together.
And it is once outside (relaxed and with no other worries than getting to the end of this wonderful road) when the words will come out by themselves. We advise you to take the opportunity to say what you feel; that which is a bit difficult to say at home. This is going to be a special day and not precisely because it is called “father’s day” but because you will be working side by side and striving for the same goal. And in fact, this is the main reason why you can express yourself freely. That you help each other and walk the same path together makes you partners. And every partner conducts peer-to-peer conversations. Feel free to do so!
It is true that in these days a present is expected and, as we have said, it is somewhat difficult to decide what it will be. Living together, family ties and life’s difficulties can make relationships a little cloudy. So why not give it a shine? We believe that there is nothing more refreshing and renewing than quality time in company and of course, with your feet on a great route. So don’t hesitate: there is no better gift for Father’s Day than the company of your child.
Let’s go back to
Returning home together, sharing your opinions about the Camino de Santiago and the people you will have met will be the icing on the cake. Because we want this to be not only a unique experience, but also a repeatable one. Take with you all the good you get out of this day!
And if you’ve gotten to this point, it’s because you were really interested in creating new feelings with your father. Well, we want these tips to encourage you to do it! Remember that this experience can be incomparable and that thousands of sensations may arise that you have not yet experienced with your father. If he gave you life, how could you not give him the opportunity of a few days by your side?