Expenses, Stresses, and Busyness Aside… Family Vacations REALLY do matter!
By Hailey Eisen
Sunnies & sandals by the Sea! Via Shutterstock
In my life before children, I was a fairly avid traveler and I spent much of my non-traveling time dreaming about where I’d visit next. Since having kids, my love of travel has not waned, but my financial means certainly have. Dance classes and diapers have eaten into my already small travel budget. But, I have insisted that travel not be something we give up. Because of my commitment to getting away—and sharing my love of travel with my kids—over the past six years we’ve managed to make some incredible memories on family vacations.
While we’ve never flown with the kids much farther than Florida, we’ve found many local destinations and road-trip accessible adventures that were equally as exciting. It’s not how far you go, or how exotic the destination, but that you actually take the time to plan the trip and spend uninterrupted time together as a family that matters. Staycations can be fun, but the magic really happens when you get away from home.