Have you thought about taking a vacation, but decided against it because of the expense or lack of time? You’re not alone, one-in-four permanently lose up to 23% of their PTO at the end of the year. No matter your excuse for not taking a family vacation, it’s a good idea to reconsider it.
Family vacations are great for kids to expand their understanding of the world around them. Stepping outside your own town, state or even country to see how other people live is always worthwhile.
Below are five benefits of family vacations.
1. Great Time for Bonding
One of the biggest reasons to take a vacation as a family is that it’s great for family bonding. When you’re on vacation, you’re away from life’s daily distractions such as phone calls, school, sports practices, work, errands, chores and dance recitals.
It also encourages you to spend time together as a family. Some of the best vacations are spent at a park, going to museums, hiking, going to the beach and other types of things that don’t involve a theme park.
2. Children Grow Up Quickly
Your kids are only little once. When you have kids who are school aged, this is the time when you want to take them on vacation. First of all, they’re going to be so happy that you’re going to take them somewhere, especially if it’s someplace new. But when they get older, chances are that they’d rather spend time with friends rather than you. When they are teens there will also be summer jobs to contend with.
3. Travel is Educational
Traveling is a great way that kids and parents can learn about other cultures. Just experiencing normal life in other places can be enough to educate children about the differences in life throughout the globe. Even things like stores, traffic laws, cars and daily customs can have a profound impact on families.
4. It Helps Recharge Parents
When you are working all the time, you can get burned out. So you want to give yourself a little rest and relaxation to help you feel better for the daily grind. A vacation can make things a lot more comfortable for you and make you feel a lot less stressed out at work. It also gives you something to look forward to and work toward. Nothing is more exciting than counting down to the day you leave on vacation to Florida.
5. Travel Deals
It might seem counter intuitive but traveling with younger children can sometimes be much cheaper than when they get older. This means that you can likely get a lot of discounts when it comes to hotel rooms, flights, rental houses and a lot more. Sometimes airlines do not charge full fare tickets for toddlers and many attractions (even Disney) charge less for younger kids.
if you want the most bang for your buck consider going on vacation at the very end of summer. Seasonal attractions and travel companies realize that their huge summer season’s soon ending. Plus if you can time it just before school starts there are also fewer families who are vacationing, so it won’t be as crowded.
A vacation with the family is something that is just for you. It helps with making memories that can last a lifetime and having some fun together away from you normal life routine is alwys a great investment. These are just a few of the MANY benefits of taking a family vacation. I hope this has motivated you to start planning your next family adventure today!
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