Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Family vacations: Resort style!

So like I said a few days ago, family vacations are on my mind a lot lately! I think family vacations are so important. Everyone needs a chance to get away and relax a bit, and the memories made on family vacations last a lifetime! But traveling as a family with small children can be very stressful sometimes and that’s why I think resorts like are the way to go!
Adults can just go with the flow, sightseeing and doing vacation-y things by the hour and grabbing a bite to eat whenever they want; it’s different when you have kids. Kids (my kids especially—or maybe it’s just my kids??) really thrive on structure. We do pretty much the same routine every day of the week, and whenever it changes, my kids struggle to adjust. That can make going on a vacation REALLY HARD, especially when we are traveling with other people that don’t really understand why we need to know exactly what we are going to do and when. Instead of relaxing and enjoying ourselves, sometimes I feel like going on vacation as a family is even more work for the parents than staying home and doing our normal thing! In fact, I often come back more exhausted and in need of a break than I was before we left.
One huge benefit of going to a resort is that it takes a lot of the guesswork out of traveling with kids and keeping to a routine. Resorts have everything all together: food, entertainment, spas for Mom to relax, fun things for the kids to do. Instead of spending the morning sightseeing, then scrambling to figure out something for lunch while your kids have a meltdown because they are overtired and hungry, then driving back to the hotel for afternoon naps (if the kids can settle down enough to fall asleep!), then waiting around for everyone to get it together so you can squeeze something in before dinner, resorts can let you really relax because there’s no scrambling around—it’s all just right there, waiting to be enjoyed!
So enjoy yourself—you’re on vacation!

This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.

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