This is Why Taking Short Trips with Kids is Totally Worth It

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.

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