In a few weeks, my family will go on the most exciting vacation: Our plan is to do nothing! We are super psyched about going to the beach, sleeping late, lying in the sun and playing in the water and sand. No fancy restaurants, no fancy clothes, just sleeping, eating and playing.
Our good friend, and MOMania fill-in host, Keith, just returned from an awesome family trip where they didn’t stop at all. They visited several states in the Northwest, visited friends, hiked and saw cities. (Keith wrote the first installment about her trip in this blog on AJC’s Still Traveling.)
Keith’s kids are older than mine (Her oldest is three years older than my oldest, and her youngest is three years older than my youngest.) so I think it’s easier for her family to pull off a big trip where you’re doing a lot. (She says this was the first year they really tried a sight-seeing, do a lot vacation.) I’m sure as our kids get older we’ll do more adventure trips. But at this point we’re pretty happy just playing on the beach.
How does your family like to vacation: Do you want to constantly be active or do you like some downtime? Do you like to try new locations every year or always return to the same place? If you do an active spring break do you like a slow summer trip or vice versa? (For example, we did a big sightseeing trip to Washington D.C. two spring breaks ago, and I wanted just a relaxing beach trip that summer.)