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Take a Trip: How to Plan Mini-Getaways
Today is a great day to get away! Wouldn’t you say?
We’re so excited about this blog post that we’ve begun to rhyme. Now it’s time (ok, we promise we’re done) to talk about a popular New Year’s resolution: taking a trip! In this post we’re going to talk about planning mini-getaways for you and your family. These are small vacations that won’t cut too much into work & your busy schedules, but that give you a change of scenery and a healthy dose of refueling fun!
The first step is to get out your calendar and circle a free weekend you have coming up. Now, make sure that within the time it takes for you to read this blog post that you don’t get any calls, texts or emails that take away those glorious couple of days you’ve reserved to get away. Deal? Awesome.
Before we get into the good stuff, some of you may be wondering why we’re talking about mini-getaways and not big ole’ week-long vacations. First, there’s the timing. The start of a new year is not the typical time to take a vacation. People are just getting back into the swing of things after a nice holiday break and it probably isn’t possible or preferred for most of us to up and leave. It’s kind of like going to bed after waking up from a nap; it just doesn’t make much sense.
Secondly, it’s actually been observed that a few days of relaxation is better to help your mind de-stress and your body unwind than taking long trips that require a lot of planning/packing/traveling/etc. So, for those reasons, this blog post is all about those baby vacations that you can fit into 24-72 hours!
Packing Tips You Won't Forget
We know packing can be the most burdensome part of the trip. You have your husband's Hawaaian shirt he refuses to go away without, the kids' electronic devices all with different chargers and one bag for you, which is probably stuffed with everyone else's things. Here are a few ways to make packing a breeze, so you have more time to enjoy your mini-vacay:
"How Many More Minutes???"...How to Keep the Kids Content
No phrase strikes fear into the hearts of parents like, "Are we there yet!?" Before you succumb to the urge to pull your hair out or turn the car around, check out our tips for keeping your kids entertained on those long drives.
Eating Out While on the Road
Fast food may be quick and easy, but it is not the only way to eat out while traveling and it's certainly not the most healthy! So back away from that drive-thru window and hear us out: