5 Reasons to Plan a Family Trip

When I was a child, my parents always tried to take us on little trips here and there. I really enjoyed being able to see different places, even if it was only a few hours away. Here are ten reasons why you should take YOUR family on a family trip.

1. It creates memories! With so many amazing places to see, your children will have memories and stories to last a lifetime.

2. It creates bonding. With busy family schedules, you can take time to completely focus on your children.

3. It gives you time to relax. Between parents working, school, and other commitments, a vacation gives a family a chance to relax and slow down a bit.

4. You'll experience new things. Whether it be hiking through the woods, trying new food, or seeing a new place, this is always something exciting!

5. Traveling with multiple generations is a trend. Kids love being able to travel with grandparents and it gives them a unique bonding experience.

What are your favorite family vacation memories? Do you have anything to add to my list?

Comments

  1. I go away every August with my family. This year I'm being brave and bringing along my mother in law. Family memories for me, are the best memories. :)

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  2. Great post! Nothing more important than traveling as a family -- those are our best memories, and we have had some of the funniest, most interesting and different experiences on our trips!

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  3. We go on several family trips every year. One of them is Disney. It's making amazing memories for our family!

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  4. I really need to plan a trip for us soon,It has been such a long time that we have gone as a family.

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  5. We are headed to Montana in October for a month. Our next trip is in February, and then in July, we take all our kids and grandkids somewhere for a week. Not sure where we are going to take them.

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  6. I agree with your list and love traveling with the grandparents.
    Traveling is such a wonderful way to open the kids and ourselves to new learnings

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  7. I love going on trips with the family, but it usually needs a lot of planning.

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  8. Even short trips close to home make special time with family.

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  9. son and i love to travel but hubby not so much. alot of trips we take are just son and I.

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  10. There is nothing more memorable then a family trip. Will create some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

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  11. I so agree about traveling with multi-generations ... would be so much fun for the kids!!!

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  12. I love taking in new experiences with my family - it's a wonderful way to bond.

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  13. I loved going anywhere as a kid! I loved traveling & I still have wanderlust :)

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  14. Great points! We always took long road trips when I was growing up - some of the best times ever! Family trips are definitely a MUST!

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  15. It is a great way to make memories for sure. So much fun!

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  16. I love to travel! I agree with everything on your list, my goal for the next few years is to travel with the kids as much as I can!

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  17. It does give you time to bond but very rarely relax. :) I remember traveling to Canada this past Christmas with the kids and it was a nightmare.

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  18. Family trips are always great. My family is small just my son and I. My mom has talked about us all going on a trip like my parents, my son and I but I think that would be pretty disastrous.

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  19. I am fond of day trips! I like not having to pack an over night bag- just getting away for a day is perfect for my kids at this age.

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  20. We just took our first family trip over spring break this year. We rented a cabin at a resort and the kids STILL talk about the experience! We can't wait to plan more family adventures.

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  21. Great tips. Making memories is so important as those memories will last a life time.

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  22. Even just a short road trip is enough to stir conversation and make a lasting memory with your family! I recommend it.

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  23. Last month we went on a trip to Virginia and it was a ton of fun! We got experience some great family time.

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  24. I have so many great vacation memories. We take our kids on tons of vacations. :)

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  25. Valid reasons. My family needs another trip soon!

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  26. I agree, family trips are much needed! We went to the beach a few months back, are going to Disney in October, and then my husband and I are going on a cruise in January!

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  27. My family totally needs a trip far far away. I am longing for one

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Farrah
Hi! I'm Farrah, a stay at home mom in Iowa.
I spend my days homeschooling five kids,
running them to extracurricular activities,
and learning how to run a large family household.
I blog about natural living and my journey with Celiac Disease.