The Family Vacation
In the early days we tried to replicate the vacations we had as kids--two different types of experiences for a family of different children. Sometimes that worked and sometimes that didn't work.
Now with older children, we've mostly found our vacation mojo--we know what we like alone and together.
A good vacation for our family includes the following:
- Enough food to keep our big boys satisfied
- Natural beauty
- Swimming, biking, walking, riding waves, hiking, exploring
- Good friends and family
- Time to do our own thing-read, write, wander, think, sleep. . . .
- Simple comfort
- Not too many expectations
Every family has their own vacation style. I've written about this before in the post, What Do You Want From Your Vacation.
Even if it's a simple overnight to a nearby park, beach, or lake, it's important to steal away a little time for vacation with those you love the most.