4 Reasons I Love Going On Vacation

Monday, September 7, 2015
It's been a little over a week since we returned from our vacation. Whenever I return from traveling, I reflect on the trip. I realize how lucky we are for the vacations we take each year. I am grateful for the time to escape and focus solely on my family. I am thankful for vacations because they give us the opportunity to release all the stresses and strains of daily life. As a family, we like to try to get away several times per year, and we are already counting the days until our next vacation in November.
Whether you are visiting a new destination or are getting away to an old favorite, a vacation will do you good. Here are a few things I like to keep in mind when planning family getaways.

Relaxing and Unwinding
Vacation is the perfect remedy to all the stresses of regular day to day living. It’s important to have a change of scenery and some relaxation to help you unwind. When we go away, I can forget about work, bills and the ironing. And instead, I can spend my time on the beach or by the pool in complete harmony. We all need to relax at some point, so we don’t burn out. That’s why I’d recommend vacations as often as you can find the time and money.

Expanding the Mind
They say travel broadens the mind, and I would have to agree with that assessment. I have learned so much more from traveling than I ever thought possible. When I visited Iceland several years ago, I never imagined how much I'd fall in love with the country and its people. I thought it would be cold and desolate, but I was completely wrong and pleasantly surprised.

Vacations are a fantastic way to find out about new cultures and societies. You can observe local customs and try some of the finest cuisines the country has to offer. Going on vacation can be a real eye-opener as well as a fun and relaxing family adventure.
Staying Somewhere New
One of the things I love about going on holiday is that I get to stay somewhere new. We like to try to pick somewhere different occasionally just to mix things up a bit. So some vacations we might opt for a hotel, others we may choose apartments. It can often depend on where we’re staying and what the place is like. Different forms of accommodation all offer different advantages. It’s very much just a case of figuring out what suits you the best. My sisters and I are planning a trip to Paris in the spring, and we are opting for an apartment rather than a hotel to maximize the Parisian experience.
Checking It Off the Bucket List
I have my own travel bucket list. It’s one I’ve been compiling for years, and it feels like I’m forever adding to it. I’ve done a lot on there, but there's a lot still to do. Many of the things on my bucket list involve visiting countries and observing other customs and cultures. By taking vacations to somewhere different each time, it means I get to tick some more things off my bucket list. I suggest you create your own list, and then start traveling to these places. It’s a fantastic way to fulfill dreams and enjoy all the benefits of a regular vacation.

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