Have you ever considered taking it on the road over the holidays? No? Maybe you should give it a try!
Below are five of my favorite reasons reasons why a holiday AWAY makes perfect sense:
1. Use Fewer Vacation Days
Extending a holiday that most people already have off minimizes the amount of time needed away from work. You get more bang for your buck and save those vacation days for later!
2. Step Away from The Hustle & Bustle
Holidays can be a source of major stress for families (especially moms) as they juggle preparations, coordinate meals, shop for gifts and more. A resort getaway helps them put the “pause” on all the planning and enjoy the season. Sure, there’s preparation involved, but when the major decision of the day is deciding between the beach or the pool, it doesn’t seem too terribly taxing. Plus…I’m here to help with the planning and preparation…you just pack and go!
3. Create New Family Memories
Wake up early to watch the sun rise over the horizon. Visit a volcano. Explore the local music scene. Try new foods. Visiting a new destination can awaken the possibilities and a sense of adventure in the whole family. Sharing a unique, common experience is one of the best ways to strengthen bonds and create memories that you will all cherish forever!
4. Leave the Housework At Home
For the big holiday dinners, many hotels, resorts and cruise lines also craft special menus for the day to celebrate the occasion. Whether it’s a traditional turkey dinner, or a meal infused with local flavors, it’s sure to be deliciously fuss-free. I remember sharing Thanksgiving dinner with my family on Disney Cruise Line. We were just as thankful to be together as if we were at home and I was grateful I didn’t have to wash any dishes!
5. Give the Gift of Learning and Adventure Families can take advantage of being in a different environment by soaking up some new knowledge or acquiring a skill. Learn how to surf. Learn some foreign phrases. Explore a local museum. If your kids are a little bit older, you can agree to limit actual gifts this year to just a couple special surprises and put your gift budget towards a fantastic family vacation. Most of us have more than enough “stuff” but could use more fun with our family and the opportunity to experience something new.
So think about it....but don't think about it for too long because popular destinations are already filling up with other families just like you! I'll help sort through the options and find the right fit for your family. Feel free to reach out any time!
Lisa is the travel loving, animal adoring, Mickey Mouse hugging owner of Dreams Delivered Travel.