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Fun Family Vacations
Too often, people think they have to spend a lot of money to have a successful family vacation, going to places like a major theme park or exotic locations. But, most of the time, the most memorable vacations have just been when the family has had fun together.
A vacation doesn't always mean traveling long distances, either. Every area has its own unique features, whether it is museums, historic landmarks or natural wonders. Take the time to be a tourist in your own backyard: you'll be surprised to see what you discover.
Pretend you are new to your town, call the chamber of commerce and see what they would recommend to new visitors to town. Then see what's of interest to your family. By staying close to home, you save gas money that can be spent on other things, like a nice dinner or souvenirs.
Camping is another wonderful family vacation. Even if you're not the "outdoorsy" type, camping can be quite enjoyable. If you're not sure you want to invest in all the equipment before you find out if you enjoy camping, see if a friend has camping gear you can borrow. Many camp grounds offer cabin rentals, that will allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature, but still have a little of the comforts of home.
Even if you can't get a week's vacation, take a day and spend it in the local park or a beach. Take a picnic, bring yard games. Just get out and play together. If it's winter, find a hill where you can go sled riding and get hot chocolate after to warm up. Fall? Go apple picking. Spring? Tour a horticulture center and enjoy the beautiful flowers and trees.
The most important part of the family vacation is the family, not the destination. Go ahead: have some fun!
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