Have you ever considered taking it on the road over the holidays? No? Why the heck not??? A few years ago, we packed our clothes, gifts and Christmas tree and enjoyed a Holiday at
Here are some great reasons why a holiday AWAY makes perfect sense:
1. Use Fewer Vacation Days
Extending a holiday that most people already have off minimizes the amount of time needed off from work. More bang for your buck! Save those vacation days for later!
2. Step Away from The Hustle Bustle
Holidays can be a source of major stress for families (especially moms) as they juggle preparations, strong personalities of relatives, coordinate meals, shop for gifts and more. A resort getaway helps them put the “pause” on all the planning. Sure, there’s preparation involved, but when the major decision of the day is deciding between the beach or the pool, it doesn’t seem too terribly taxing.
3. Create New Family Memories
Wake up early to watch the sun rise over the horizon. Explore the local music scene. Check out some local museums. Try new foods. Visiting a new destination can awaken the possibilities and a sense of adventure in the whole family. Sharing a unique, common experience is one of the best ways to strengthen bonds and create memories that you will all cherish forever!
4. Leave the Housework At Home
For the big holiday dinners, many hotels and resorts also craft special menus for the day to celebrate the occasion. Whether it’s a traditional turkey dinner, or a local dish, it’s sure to be a great experience. But if you need to have a home cooked meal, look for a hotel with a full kitchen.
5. Try Something Different.
Families can take advantage of being in a different environment by soaking up some new knowledge or acquiring a skill. Learn how to surf. Learn some foreign phrases. Explore a local museum. Doing so will help stimulate their brain and body in ways they wouldn’t be able to if they were at home in their comfort zone. If your kids are a little bit older, you can agree to limit actual gifts this year to just a couple special surprises and put your gift budget towards a fantastic family vacation.
Holiday travel gives you the opportunity to keep the basic traditions of Christmas while trying something different. Even if this isn't the year for you to try Holiday travel, it is something to look forward to trying in the future. And remember to contact Travel Bugz to help you plan.