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Making Summer Plans: 4 Ideas for an Unforgettable Family Vacation

Summer is coming up fast; pretty soon the kids will be out of school and moaning that they are bored every five minutes. No matter what ages your children are, there’s nothing like spending quality time as a family on an unforgettable summer trip. If you are looking for the best ideas for a summer vacation with your family, read on, dear traveler.

Go Abroad

There are so many places to be explored in this world. From the Mayan ruins in South America to iconic towers in France and Italy, your kids will never forget their first time abroad. Not only is traveling abroad fun, but it is also educational. Guided tours can teach you a lot, but spending time getting lost in the culture of a place you’ve never been is truly enriching for a person of any age. By taking your family abroad this summer, you open their hearts and minds to new places, people, cultures, languages, and ideas. That is unforgettable.

Head to the Mountains

There is something magical about the mountains. Maybe it’s the way the mist hangs over them early in the morning, or perhaps it’s how peacefully majestic they look when they are covered with snow. If your family enjoys camping or hiking, a trip to the Rockies is in order. The views are absolutely breathtaking; your family will never forget the feeling of accomplishment as they are rewarded with naturally beautiful mountaintop vistas. America’s mountains are some of her most important landmarks; you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with nature as a family.

Take a Road Trip

Though most of Route 66 is no longer in existence, you can still take bits and pieces of it around Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, and the other states that the old alignments still exist in. If you are brave, you can drive the entire length of the United States from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. Your family will never forget getting to see most of the country in one short summer. If you do this, don’t forget to make a playlist complete with the “Route 66” song.

Hit the Beach

Find a beach house for rent and head to the shore for a few weeks. There is something so relaxing and peaceful about being by the ocean. It’s a great way to spend uninterrupted time with your family while working on your summer glow. The warm sun and salt water will do everyone some good; you can all return home feeling rested and less stressed.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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