In less than a month, my 13-year old son and I will embark on a mission trip to Choluteca, Honduras with Lifetree Adventures. We’re totally stoked for this, and have plenty of wisdom from project leaders Jobe and Robin on what to expect, how to pack and so on.
What I’m looking for are some “secret” travel tips.
It will not only be my son’s first trip out of the country, but also his first time away from my wife for that long of a period. It’s not like he’s even just a state away somewhere – he’ll literally be in another culture.
I think it’s why she asked me, “Um… what can I pack for you guys? I need to do something.”
So I’m looking for your travel tips.
- Any food/snacks that I can bring cross-culturally that would be good in a warm climate? For example, fruit snacks with real juice in them versus dry granola bars.
- Any mini-packets I should take with? “Shout” wipes? Disinfecting wipes? etc
- Any sense of what to do to make this trip a win logistically, as well as spiritually?
- Any apps for my phone worth having that would work without data?
I think you see where I’m going with this. I’ve been around the block on this with students before, but this is the first time I’m taking “my kid” on something like this. Know what I mean?
If it helps, here’s a quick glimpse of the partners we’ll be working with: http://www.greatcommissionla.com/churches/honduras/choluteca/
How about it? Suggestions what we can do today for a “father-son-experience-meets-a-warm-climate-we’ve-never-been-in-before-while-mom-hangs-back-home?”
We already started a personal prayer group for the trip. I now need your expertise or suggestions on the details.