Pinning down what you want to do on your vacation can be tough. Is this going to be the badly needed, sit on the beach without a phone vacation? Or will it be the I want to see everything this place has to offer vacation? Perhaps it will be a little bit of both. These are very important considerations in planning your next vacation.
Not every destination has beaches, so if it is the summer fun in the sun vacation you want, you will need to go to a place that has beaches, or at least pools for you to relax and enjoy. If it is sightseeing, culture and learning that you crave, your destination may take a completely different turn. You will need to decide exactly where you want to go and what you want to learn about that place. If it is a learning vacation, will you be staying close to home, or traveling far to give the kids a chance to see how people live and the rich cultures of other societies?
Maybe this economy has you a little boxed in on your choices. If you happen to live near a resort area or a coastline, maybe you will have to choose the rest and relaxation vacation this year. It may save you money, money that you can use to take the sightseeing and culture learning vacation next year.
That is the great thing about vacations. You get to decide where you want to go and what you are going to do. Everyone has worked hard all year. We deserve a little time off to regroup and reconnect with the family. If everyone agrees on the destination and type of vacation you are taking, it will be a fun and perhaps educational vacation for all.