Are you like me? Do you look at the winter season in anticipation of the fun you are going to have on your summer vacation?
I just wanted to include a few possible ideas for summer vacations:
I know this is a big trip but it is maybe more affordable than you think. On our first trip to the Magic Kingdom, we camped and went ot the park for 2 days, the beach, Universal studios and ate out 2 times. This was a little pricey but Wow! we had fun. as a result we are planning another trip in Feb 2011. It is only going to cost around $3000, and we are staying in a hotel (2 suites). That also includes food and gas and an ice cream each (4.50×17)! Not too bad quite honestly. We are even thinking of adding another day to our plans.
Is there anything that creates more memories than camping together. It is fun to bond over a shared rainy day or a hike that ended up being too long. I am not to fond of camping but boy, we sure have fun when we go. They kids love a good bedtime story and hearing stories about when Mom and Dad were young.
Stay at home and enjoy each other. What is more fun? We went to local free museums, took tours of free places,visited many things we hadn’t seen before, had a picnic bug hunt day, went to the dollar theater, we had the kids order their breakfast (it was great fun!) We were so busy and we had the luxury of sleeping in our own rooms every night and keeping up on our laundry!
4. A big Vacation one year, a small the next
We created a big jar that the kids are adding money too for our big vacation coming up next year. The kids are helping to save which is very cool. we save for a year then we can go on a bigger vacation. We already have our big vacations planned for the next couple of years.
The point of a vacation is to have fun and enjoy your family. That is going to be different for everyone. It shouldn’t be stressful or create more work for anyone. I make our meals ahead of time and just reheat food in a microwave. We eat well too, breakfast burritos, pancakes, good lunches and snacks, and great dinners.