Published on January 10th, 2017 | by Home and Family0
Who’s Up For Vacation? Let’s Book the Hotel!
Vacation is a wonderful word, full of meaning, memories, and future possibilities. Wherever individuals, couples, families, friends, or just anyone want to go on vacation, there are usually a wide choice of accommodations to explore. A hotel is a great idea for vacationers whose idea of roughing it is room service by the pool. There is nothing wrong with that! When you consider the hours per week that people spend at work, a few days enjoying accommodations and services that make them feel like royalty is a small favor to ask.
Southern locations within the United States, such as Florida, provide vacationers with the tropical flavor of ocean breezes, beaches, and palm trees that they often envision as perfection in a vacation. Vacation resorts are everywhere throughout many towns and cities in Florida, especially those sitting right on the ocean. Tidal shoreline in Florida runs for 8,460 miles, making it the perfect location for a beach vacation. The only state in America to top that is Alaska.
When booking a hotel for a family vacation, people typically have a laundry list of amenities that would appeal to all members of their traveling party. For vacation in Florida, or any tropical locale, at the top of the list is almost always a pool, or the ocean, for swimming, games, and water sports. The fact is that a trip to anywhere in the state of Florida will never bring vacationers more than 60 miles from the ocean. In addition to the pool and ocean, travelers will look for amenities such as golf, tennis, spa, babysitting and daycare facilities for little ones, plus more. Many hotels will offer discount packages for families which include meals, amusements, water parks, and more, for just one price. Especially convenient for families traveling with young children are laundry facilities right on the premises, as well as game rooms and arcades.
Statistics show that the activity chosen as the favorite thing to do together among families is vacationing and traveling together. Of families asked, 37% said that spending time together on vacation is what makes them most happy. Daily life is full of all the things every family member must do. Parents must go to work every day. Children must go to school every day. After school activities, although of great benefit to the kids, sometimes eat right into any family time that would have been possible while everyone is home. Homework, dinner, preparing for school and work the next day, all take up whatever time there is left before bedtime.
With all of this busyness, family time will too often take a back seat to other things that must be done. This is why vacation is a great time for families to reconnect in every enjoyable way. Time for conversation, catching up, time for activities that everyone likes to do together. Time for smiles, laughing, and hugs. This is family time, so most will throw the regular routine out the window for a few days and just let life happen. Being in a different environment helps to keep everyone’s attention on each other and the vacation itself, with plans, however not written in stone, for different events and activities.
A vacation does not have to be a long distance away, nor does it have to cost a lot of money. The traveling itself does not have to be half the battle of the time away. Local vacations are great, as long as activities are chosen that have not been shared together before. There are many activities and opportunities located right near home that people just never had the time to do before. These types of things are just as able to make lasting, exciting memories for a family as any other type of vacation can. It is all about enjoying, sharing, and creating fun times together, the reminders of which will continue to bring joy for years to come. Going camping together, or sharing in every moment of fun and relaxation at a hotel, the kids are only kids once, and some opportunities do not come around a second time. Wise parents grab hold of these opportunities, or even create them. This is the spice of life..don’t miss it!