We made a deal with our 3 kids. From the month they are born, we put money aside for a trip when they turn 13. It is seen as a sort of initiation into the young adult world; to teach them about travel and to have an adventure together.
Elih is my firstborn. It was to Iceland that the two of us travelled.
"Our land of lakes forever fair
below blue mountain summits,
of swans, of salmon leaping where
the silver water plummets,
of glaciers swelling broad and bare
above earth's fiery sinews ---
the Lord pour out his largess there
as long as earth continues!"