Dreaming of Our Ultimate Family Vacation

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A lot of people, when they think of vacation, do not think of visiting family. For them, a vacation is getting away and doing something different. When I was a kid, all of our vacation time was spent going to see grandparents. And it turns out that as an adult, my vacation time is still allotted to family.

I’m okay with that.

I look forward to – and dream about – going home for Christmas. Nothing fancy, really. But since we don’t live close to our parents, it’s something to look toward to and anticipate every year. We don’t do exotic things or over-schedule ourselves with every tourist attraction imaginable. We just… relax.

And it’s liberating. No worries about work schedules. No obligations to be anywhere or do anything. Just the chance to decompress and enjoy family.

Sometimes I think about where we’d travel and what we’d do if we had unlimited funds. Ireland. Scotland. England. Italy. Spain. France. I’d love to do our own little photo tour of Europe, taking as much time as we needed to explore the photographic and culinary opportunities in a variety of places. But while our kids are little, I’m happy to spend that time letting them get to know their grandparents.

Someday… maybe. Right now? Family time IS my ultimate family vacation. And I wouldn’t change a thing.

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  1. Ginger (8 comments.) says:

    Very fun contest. Our family vacations are also spent visiting family each year, and for the first time we’re thinking about doing our own thing next year. Maybe a Disney Cruise or something.
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    • becky says:

      It’s funny you mention that. I was just saying to hubby last night how much fun a Disney Cruise would be with kids. Probably when they’re both a little older, though.

      If we lived closer to family, I think we’d take vacation time to do other stuff. But when the kids only get to see Grandma & Grandpa 1-2 times a year, it’s hard for me to justify taking the time to do something else. That’ll probably change as the kids get older. Maybe.