Family travel tips
Reasons to Take a Family Vacation ASAP
You deserve a family vacation? Really? Yes, really!With all of the stresses we deal with on a daily basis, a vacation is the perfect remedy.
There are a million reasons we can come up with as to why _not_ to take a family vacation.
- Too much work.
- Not enough money.
- We just don’t have the time.
Article originally written on Sep 26, 2014. Updated on Sep 5, 2019.
But a vacation at just the right time can be rejuvenating, relaxing and give you just the energy boost you need to keep being super mom or dad. Here are reasons you should take a family vacation ASAP.
Let’s take a look at why even you need a vacation for you and your family.
Daily Life Is a Grind
Your alarm is set at 5:45 am. Every morning you religiously wake up and start the coffee. Then, you turn on the morning news and watch world events. Shortly after, you eat breakfast and jump in the shower to get ready for the day ahead. You do this every morning, and it’s a grind.
Wouldn’t it feel amazing to get away?
A family vacation will allow you to escape from the grind and re-charge your batteries. We all need it. You do, too.
Let’s take a family vacation now!
Family vacations mean serious quality time.
Parents and children are always on the go. With work, school, extracurriculars and other activities, it can be hard to spend some real quality time together. Even the weekends seem to fly by. A family vacation is a deliberate escape from those daily responsibilities which can often get in the way, which means you have more time as a family to focus on one another.
It’s been awhile since your last one.
When is the last time you took your family on a real vacation? Not that road trip to your parent’s house. A real vacation. If it’s been years since you’ve seen another part of the country (or world), it’s time to book a family vacation, It’s so easy to get caught up in the minutia of daily life that we forget about the beauty of what this world has to offer.
Have your children seen the ocean with their own eyes? Have they walked on a mountain? Did your spouse recently talk about how beautiful Seattle is? If you see obvious hints that your family is in need of a vacation, now is the time to act.
What about you? When was the last time you escaped from life and took in something new? It’s truly amazing how a vacation can help change our perspectives and get us out of the routines that define our lives.
Taking a vacation allows you some much needed down time.
We do A LOT of things on a daily basis. The kids have homework. Parents have jobs (two jobs each if you count cooking, cleaning, mowing the yard, etc.). Things like team sports and other engagements just add the to-do list, and it’s easy to start feeling a little overwhelmed. A family vacation puts the routine aside and allows you to kick back and relax. Whether you spend every day exploring your vacation destination or just lounging around the house, you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Do the things you want to do that your busy schedule normally doesn’t allow for, and spend your time off with zero worries.
You’ve got some expendable cash
Things are going pretty well for you financially. You’ve saved up some money, but you’re not sure what to do with it. Of course, there are always expenses waiting for you around the house. But wouldn’t it be better to reward yourself by taking your family on a memorable vacation?
A new roof might be the most practical way to spend your excess cash. But a vacation to the Bahamas will be an event that your family will remember for years.
Family vacations create memories that can last a lifetime.
No responsibilities and no worries in a new place with the ones you love most is a recipe for some amazing family memories. Whether you visit theme parks or explore some of the world’s natural beauty, family vacations produce moments that the entire family will cherish forever.
You experience new things as a family while on vacation.
Whether you and your family take a vacation out of state or around the corner, everyone’s going to experience something new and different. The new things we experience while on vacation with our families give us new common experiences and stories we can share with each other.
Although it might seem hard to make time, don’t let the opportunity to take a family vacation slip away. Even when it seems like a trip isn’t financially possible, there are ALWAYS ways to save! Taking a vacation is a great way for you and your family to get away from the daily grind and when you return, it will be with a clear mind and a stress-free attitude.
It’s time for a vacation. Let’s do it.
When was the last time you went on a family vacation? Are you planning to go on another one soon?
There’s no better time than now to finally take your family on a vacation. It doesn’t have to break the bank. Make it what you want, and enjoy every minute.