Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Family Trip Tips

Contrary to the popular notion that family holiday vacations are best spent on amusement parks, there are a lot of other places that your family can go to and enjoy its few days of fun and relaxation. Here are a few ideas you can chew on while looking for that best vacation spot for the whole family.

A Trip to the Wild

Camping can be a very good alternative to amusement parks. Not only will this be your chance to teach your son a few things about surviving in the wild and living it rough, this will also give your family the chance to appreciate the beauty of nature well away from the city. A few camp stories, sizzling barbeque's, singing around the camp fire, mallows and hot dogs and this may yet be the best family vacation ever.

Make sure to check your supplies and things though before starting out as there are a few things worse than lacking an essential tool or supply at the campsite itself. If you’re not that confident or no one in the family has any experience in camping out before, make sure that you have a guide to see to it that nothing unfortunate happens.

A Look at the World Beyond

You may also take family holiday trips as a chance to show your kids the world beyond the country. A trip to the exotic pacific island perhaps or across the scorching desserts of Egypt to take a look at the ancient pyramids will always perk up your children’s interest in the world like nothing else before.

This moment can also be a chance for your kids to know a little about the different cultures of the world, learn how to use chopsticks, learn a new language, try out some delectable dishes local to the place or buy something unique from a bazaar.

A Cross Country Expedition

You don’t even have to go far just to see something new. A cross country trip will also achieve the same goals for less the cost. All you will need is a good trailer van, plenty of food supplies, spare gas and some regular stuff and you’re good to go. Take your child out to see and be amazed of the Grand Canyon, the historical monuments of Gettysburg, Mount Rushmore and many more. This way, your family gets to enjoy its time together while learning about the country and appreciating its unique beauty more.

A Time for the Beach or the Sea

You and your family could also opt to spend their vacation time on a cruise or on the beach. This way you really get to relax while acquiring a tan. Vacationing on a beach resort is definitely less of a hassle than all the other options above, you might not get to see much but at least you’re not running around all the time.

A cruise can also be a good option especially for those families who wants to go as far from civilization as possible. The salty air of the sea, coupled with an amazing view of the stars at night might be the type of vacation that’s perfect for you and your family.

About the Author: Susan Esterbill particularly enjoys Travel, Festivals, and Family
Holiday Traditions.

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