I am wondering whether the sentence below is right:
Since they were very young, the children have been enjoying travelling by plane.
Have been enjoying is appropriate here? Or any other more suitable?
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Using present perfect continuous: Since they were very young, the children [have been enjoying] travelling by plane. sounds to me like they have been flying in all the time that has passed. I would use present perfect simple: ...the children [have enjoyed] travelling by plane.
The reason has less to do with the difference between present perfect and present perfect continuous and more with to enjoy being a feeling, which have a tendency of not being used in the continuous tense, or when they are, they have a slightly different meaning (then they focus on a current state and not on a generally valid property).
PS: You should be wondering, not wandering, because the latter means walking around without a clear purpose.