Thanks to Julie for this awesome guest post about the advantages that even short trips can bring to a family!
We travel a lot to visit family. So my kids have experience with driving trips, and with staying away from home. But it’s more of home away from home than a vacation. My kids haven’t yet been on a “real” vacation.
We took a really great short trip this summer, though, that reminded me why those short trips are totally worth it for our whole family. We drove to stay with family for a holiday weekend, which is pretty usual. But we decided to spend an entire day at the amusement park Cedar Point, which is unusual. We do a lot of family outings, but not bigger full day trips very often.