Have you ever considered going on vacation for the holidays? No? Why not!?
Here are five great reasons why a holiday AWAY makes perfect sense:
- Use Fewer Vacation Days
Extending a holiday that most people already have off minimizes the amount of time needed off from work. More bang for your buck! Save those vacation days for later.
- Step Away from The Hustle Bustle
Holidays can be a source of major stress for families (especially moms) as they juggle preparations, the strong personalities of relatives, coordinate meals, shop for gifts and more. A resort getaway can help put the “pause” on all the planning. 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 have to pack and go!
- Create New Family Memories and Traditions
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!
- Leave the Housework At Home
For the big holiday dinners, many hotels and resorts also craft special menus for the day to celebrate the occasion. Whether it’s a traditional turkey dinner, or infused with local flavors, it’s sure to be deliciously fuss-free. Last year, my husband, daughter, and I enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner at DB Bistro Moderne in New York City after watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was a great combination of traditional with a modern touch…and we didn’t have to wash any dishes!
- Teach an Old, Young, or Young-at-Heart Dog Some New Tricks
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. Doing so will help stimulate their brain and body in ways they wouldn’t be able to if they were at home in their comfort zone (AKA in front of the video game screen.)
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 kids these days have more than enough “stuff” anyway. And, while all that stuff will eventually break or become less interesting, memories made together on vacation will last forever!
It may be a bit late to plan a holiday getaway this year, but its never to early to start planning one for next year. While you are together with your family and friends, start talking about going on vacation for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years next year.
Once you’re ready to start planning, reach out to me by filling out our trip planning form. We can work together to make your next holiday a most unforgettable occasion!
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