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Family vacations are put on the back burner for numerous reasons. Soccer season leaves very few weekends open, the dishwasher needs to be replaced taking any wiggle room out of the budget, and the thought of doing the loads and loads of laundry afterwards makes you nauseous. Each of us has our own stumbling blocks that we need to get through to make it happen.
I’m not sure what’s worse: 1) being a passenger on a plane forced to listen to the hysterical commotion of kids three rows back or 2) being the frazzled parent, thoroughly embarrassed by the judgmental looks and comments of fellow travelers. Wait. Actually, I do. Having been both, the frazzled parent wins. Hands down.
We all love family vacations. Making lasting memories with our kids is a major goal for any parent. Traveling with your kids is one great way to share the adventures that make treasured memories. On the same note, we know how stressful traveling with kids can be and how difficult packing for a trip is. But in the end seeing the awe in their faces as they experience the world makes it all worthwhile.