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Top Tips for Planning Your Ideal Family Get-Away

Today, planning a family vacation has never been simpler or more complex, depending upon your individual experience or level of knowledge. With a few clicks on a keyboard, you can find a plethora of information on just about any destination worldwide along with your preferred type of travel, such as a ski vacation, beach getaway, cruise, theme park day trip, and more. It can be highly frustrating for some people to deal with this information overload, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Read on to learn some top tips for planning your ideal family getaway. 

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Plan Around the Interests of Your Family 

If your family enjoys a variety of entertainment options such as movies, plays, shopping, museums, dining out, or, a theme park atmosphere; a trip to the Big Apple or a family trip to a Florida theme park followed by a short family cruise from one of the nearby ports could fill the bill. Alternatively, suppose your family loves a beautiful secluded beachside Inn with fresh local seafood and just taking it easy. In that case, there are many hotels, inns, and charming B&B’s around the country that are sure to please everyone. When researching, check out vacation rentals Bald Head Island for additional options. 

Resist the Urge To Do Everything 

It’s essential to resist the urge to fit everything that everyone wants to do into your trip. Chances are you have reserved just a few precious days to make memories that will last a lifetime. You don’t want to become so overwhelmed and tired from trying to cram too much in that you lose sight of the best part of all: spending good quality time with your family. Choosing one thing on each person’s list keeps it doable, fun and, relaxing. 

Incorporate these simple tips into planning your next family getaway, and you’ll be on the road to a fun and memorable trip.     

Pictures of Places I’ve been to Challenge

I saw this post from Facebook last year and I thought of posting the same on my blog.

The challenge says, “post a picture of some landscape from a place where you have been, where the main requirement is that you do NOT appear in it. Just a picture, no description.”

“The goal is to flood profiles with landscape photos to give a twist on the situation we’re going through.”

“Copy the text to your status, post a photo and let’s travel virtually around the world.”

I’m sharing a few pictures taken by family members. Some were taken either by a co-worker or from the website.

(Photo not mine)
(Photo not mine)

Getting Ready for Summer

With the rollout of the COVID19 vaccines in the country, we are hopeful that we may experience a certain level of “normalcy” in the next few months. The idea of going back to activities that we loved excites us. We can somehow start planning the trips that have been canceled a year ago, including the itinerary for summer vacation.

Photo by Vic Alcuaz on Unsplash

It makes us feel good to make plans for the summer. So what we want to do when we can safely move? When it is okay to travel, my daughter plans to bring our family to the less crowded beach where we can take advantage of a beautiful day strolling on the seaside. We were stuck at home for most of the year, so a beach plan is something that makes us feel better.

We don’t have a place in mind yet. But for now, we’re checking on essentials to bring for the weekend getaway. Aside from food, I want to secure one piece swimsuits for myself and my daughter. We are unsure about the swimming part, but it’s fine to bring one. Modest swimwear will work for me since I’m on the heavy side.

I have checked a website that sells single piece swimsuits. I’m surprised that Lime Ricki offers 3X sizes. It would better fit me, or I would go for size 4X.

Besides the simple yet stylish design, the swimsuits are made of comfortable materials. I’m glad they have this line for plus-size women. I could comfortably have fun in the sun with all the support I need to enjoy the beach.