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?



  1. July 30, 2014 / 3:58 am

    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. 🙂

  2. July 30, 2014 / 4:41 am

    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!

  3. July 30, 2014 / 9:35 am

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

  4. July 30, 2014 / 11:40 am

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

  5. July 30, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    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.

  6. July 30, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    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

  7. July 30, 2014 / 4:50 pm

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

  8. July 30, 2014 / 5:07 pm

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

  9. July 30, 2014 / 5:42 pm

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

  10. July 30, 2014 / 6:00 pm

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

  11. July 30, 2014 / 7:57 pm

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

  12. July 31, 2014 / 1:13 am

    I loved going anywhere as a kid! I loved traveling & I still have wanderlust 🙂

  13. July 31, 2014 / 1:37 am

    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!

  14. July 31, 2014 / 1:39 am

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

  15. July 31, 2014 / 1:45 am

    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!

  16. July 31, 2014 / 4:13 am

    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.

  17. July 31, 2014 / 4:41 am

    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.

  18. July 31, 2014 / 5:23 am

    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.

  19. July 31, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    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.

  20. July 31, 2014 / 4:36 pm

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

  21. July 31, 2014 / 7:13 pm

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

  22. July 31, 2014 / 7:16 pm

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

  23. July 31, 2014 / 7:56 pm

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

  24. August 1, 2014 / 1:51 am

    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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