A loving family is one of life’s greatest treasures that a person can have. Getting to be with the people you care about the most is a priceless and family holidays are perfect opportunities to do so.
But what constitutes a great family holiday? Today, let’s talk about elements that will help you make the best out of your quality time with your loved ones.
Activities for everyone
Well all have our own likes and preferences. That’s not to say you have to adhere to them every time. You can make it alternate and add variety. For instance, in a previous post on Go Ask Your Daddy we’ve shared some ideas that you can do in your garden to bond with your children. In our latest entry, on the other hand, we went to Kentucky to watch football.
You could go with your family on an outdoor biking trip if that’s what your child loves, and on the next holiday, you can visit a marine park considering your child loves sea animals. You may also go on a trip to another city and let every family member pick one destination each within the area for your itinerary.
You may also make it more meaningful if you like. The Huffington Post mentioned activities such as volunteering at a local shelter together with your family or bonding with family elders to let them share stories about how they spent their holidays when they were still young. The point is that you should have something for everyone, and a blog post from Tootsa in which moms relayed their holiday ideas stated that the most important is that you are all together.
Gathering around good food
Conversations with loved ones while gathered around table enjoying good food is one of life’s simple joys. When going on a family holiday, even an unfortunate incident such as a cancelled tour due to bad weather can be turned into a jolly good time when you’re together feasting on sumptuous meals. So when you’re out on a holiday, be sure to explore the best food spots or prepare your own food and have family dinners for a more intimate gathering.
Set something to look forward to
Balance is still key, and a good idea would be to mix big trips with smaller and regular ones. For instance, you can have frequent weekend trips to places around your area such as parks, museums, or sports venues like the one we’ve mentioned earlier. You may also have a barbecue weekend in your yard.
Then set small 3-day trips to go on and enjoy an activity of your choice like hiking or a fishing trip and do it quarterly. Finally, plan for big trips, which may be overseas vacations or a multi-state road trip that can last for up to 5 days or more. The Telegraph suggested destinations for trips with children, but it’s ultimately up to you to decide where you really want to go.
You can set up a big trip once or twice a year so you have plenty of time to prepare beforehand, but if you have more time and resources, then you can definitely do this more often. The same goes for smaller trips. Of course, this is just an example and you can create your own set up. The goal is for the family to always have something to look forward to, regardless whether it’s a big or small trip.
At the end of the day, the perfect holiday is relative from family to family. Each member has his/her own favorite activity or food or dream destination. What matters is that you get to share and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Now that you have basic factors to consider, it’ll become easier for you to plan your next great family holiday.