Family Vacations Are The Gifts To Kids That Keep On Giving…Challenge Accepted
Family Vacation: Gifts To Kids That Keep On Giving
Late last year Rich and I talked about how we could get the most out of the 2017 vacation days. In 2016 I could afford to be a lot more flexible as I was on maternity and Rich had an extra 2 weeks of paternity leave. Fast forward to 2017 and we’re back to our allocated 30 days.
The boys are both in nursery and it closes at Christmas for 2 weeks. The quandary is this, do we stay at home and enjoy all the Christmas trimmings…or do we jump on a plane and head for somewhere warm or cold but somewhere.
In 2015 we headed off to Lanzarote the day after boxing day and enjoyed a little winter sun for New Year (actually I was tucked up in bed at 10pm the delights of morning sickness taking its toll) but the weather isn’t guaranteed (although we did get lucky) and H is still under the age of 2 so we’d be mad not to take full advantage of not having to pay a full fare.
And then this article popped up in my inbox…
“Instead of buying your kid the latest and greatest [insert the trendy toy here], a tip: stash that money in a vacation fund. Turns out, family getaways have a long-lasting impact on kids’ happiness. Win-win”.
So this year the piles of Christmas presents are being replaced with a suitcase and our passports and the world is our oyster, let the adventures begin.
And we did just that in 2017: