The Family That Vacations Together

The family that vacations together has time to bond. Vacations are times to have fun in any way your family decides and those fun times turn into awesome memories and stories to tell over and over and to pass on the younger family members.

My family has taken expensive vacations where we spent time in a resort, had gourmet food, were catered to and lived it up. We’ve taken road trips and stayed in cheap motels, saw corny tourist traps and ate in fast food restaurants. We’ve stayed close to home and visited local attractions, had picnics, went to the beach and met up with friends. No matter what we’ve done, we were together, enjoying ourselves, talking, laughing, finding new things to see, learning new things about each other and relaxing.

Family vacations bring us closer together even if we have an argument over what to do that day, where to eat, or whether to put on sunblock. By the end of the day, someone does something and we’re laughing. We bring books, laptops, Nintendo DSi’s, iPods and radios to listen to sports, but we find time to talk, to listen, to share stories and to enjoy each other’s company. We each get to choose a place to eat, an attraction to visit, a radio station to listen to, a tv show to watch, photos to take, etc. Everyone gets a turn to do their own thing and we learn more about that person from their choice. No complaints or grumpiness allowed. In the end, we have a blast.

Family vacations are important to give us time together to bond, to relax, to enjoy each other’s personality traits and to make memories that last a lifetime.

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Connie Roberts

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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