It’s not a wild spring break with your college buddies, but family vacations can be a lot of fun. Not only do you get the chance to go somewhere great for free, but it’s a time to catch up with family. Let’s face it, between work, activities, pets and all of the other responsibilities we have, we’re all overextended. At times that makes a room for unwanted friction in a family. Taking a vacation can give everyone a chance to relax and re-bond. If your only fear about a family vacation is how you’d survive the generation gap, here’s how to appreciate the time with your good old family!
1. Get involved in the planning process
All this while you have been holidaying with your friends and your family probably still thinks that you’re that ‘kid’ they went on a vacation when you were really a kid! Be responsible, take initiative in hunting for destinations and booking. The more interest you’ll take in planning your holiday, the better you’ll be involved while on the trip.
2. Choose a trip for all ages
3. Leave plenty of time to get where you need to be
It’s not just you or your sibling who loves to arrive late, but even your father or any relative may be habitual to arriving late and you do not want to miss your flight or bus while on a vacation right?! So plan well in advance and give them a buffer time of 20 minutes prior to the meeting time. Though you’ll end up gathering a lilttle early but at least that will save the last minute chaos and arguements.
4. Make some time for your own kind of fun
Everyone will have fun on a holiday when everyone is having fun in their own kind of way. Like your find of fun could be reading a book overlooking a valley view, or playing volleyball with your dog at the beach. Make sure you and everyone else on the trip does what they love.
5. Mix it up!
6. Embrace being an adult
7. When asked about love life, have fun with it!
8. Make peace with technology; Selfie is an exception though!
9. Let your parents/elders just be
10. Go ahead and unwind
Perhaps the most important tip for a family vacation is to go ahead and take a vacation! These places will definitely tempt you to have a change of scenery and call it a vacation.
Travel can play a great role in connectedness with your close ones. So whether you’re going on a trip with your immediate family or heading to a big family reunion, you can use the above information to make the experience better for yourself and others.
About the Author: Keenjal Patel, a reader at mind, a writer at heart, a believer at soul and an achiever overall, is what she wants to be. She loves to express through words. She’s a firm believer that imagination rules the world and the day this world absorbs the essence of her words, that would be a day of pride for her!