For something a little less expensive, consider the resorts in
Eastern Mexico. These beautiful hotels have suffered due to recent
hurricanes and are now offering cheaper rates especially aimed at
family vacations. These include the great service and wonderful
beaches that Mexico is steadily becoming more known for, coupled
with scrumptious food that you'll never forget!
Is it time again to look for new ideas for the family vacation?
There are plenty of places to go and things to see. You might begin
by making a list of activities that each member of the family has
always wanted to do. As well, make a similar list of places each
person has wanted to visit. When there is
a consensus about where to go and what to see or do, you have a good
start on planning your family vacation.. This article should help
with a few more possibilities.
Remember the book "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe?" As of
early December 2005, the movie will be out in cinemas, as well.
That's right, the book has been adapted, and Walt Disney World is
getting into the spirit of things with a new attraction, Narnia.
Reservation and Italian Hotels Accommodations for
family. Hotel in Tuscany, Veneto, Liguria, Umbria; cities art
Florence, Rome, Venice. This attraction
will be in the MGM Theme Park at Disney and will feature many of the
characters and scenes from the movie. It just may be the best family
vacation (or part of it) this winter.
For those who want a warm climate family vacation, you might also
consider Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. These towns are at
the very end of Mexico's Baja Peninsula and offer everything from
beaches, fishing, margaritas for the parents, kayaking, snorkeling,
and golf. A constantly growing resource to find
cheap tickets, hotels and
more. 35,000 airports listed. With only
twenty miles between these two sun-splashed towns, they are also not
that far from La Paz, Mexico, Baja's reputed 'best kept secret.'
On the other side of North America are the Nickelodeon Family Suites
in Orlando, Florida. This theme park, hosted by Holiday Inn,
features characters from the popular cable television channel (i.e.
Sponge-Bob Squarepants, etc.), games, two separate water parks, and
even after-hours distractions for adults in the family. Overall,
this attraction is an absolute feast of color for the eyes.
For those of you looking for a family vacation which can be enjoyed
year-round, Smuggler's Notch in Vermont may just be for you. In the
summer there is accommodation in the Smuggler's Notch standard
condominiums. Close by are more pools (all heated) than you can
count on two hands, including 3 children's pools. For the
adventurous there is white water river-rafting which can be followed
by a relaxing dip in one of the hot tubs .Waterslides, teen centers,
tennis, and even child care all make for fun for everyone.
Additionally, in the winter there is excellent skiing and
snowboarding for all levels.
There are numerous things applicable to a fun, safe family vacation.
A few other notable possible vacations include camping at national
parks, road trips (which can be part of a more expansive vacation,
of course), dude ranch adventures, trips to ghost towns and airplane
"cemeteries," This is all just the tip of the proverbial iceberg as
choices for family vacations are limited only by your interests and
the funds you plan to spend. Happy journeys.
A popular song from the eighties goes "Vacation's
all I ever wanted..." and this may have been true for you, as the
song implies, all of your life. It might also be a plan for the near
future. If you're unsure of where to go, this article may help to
Today there are more people taking a vacation to one destination or
another in the world than ever before in the history of humanity.
With the constant breakthroughs in geography, exploration, and
travel technology over the past five hundred years, it is now
virtually possible to get to any place in the world from any other
place, no matter how exotic, within twenty-four hours.
This is not only exciting, but beneficial to many of the local
people of previously less-frequented places, such as Christmas
Island in the Indian Ocean, and Finland, to name but two extremes.
The trend that once was solely the path of the rugged explorer
decked out in thick layers of seal and bear furs, has now given way
to the average tourist with little more than a suitcase in one hand
and snorkels and flippers in the other. Vacations are an industry
not only global in scope, but in possibility.
If you live in America when you talk about vacation you're probably
thinking about going somewhere else in America, or to Europe. The
same is true for Europeans, though they often will go beyond their
own borders to explore. And why not go beyond one's national borders
and the boundaries of "normalcy."
It is true that seeing one's native land is important, yet this can
be done when a person is retired and collecting a pension - when
suffering from Montezuma's Revenge or getting cheated by a cab
driver is unthinkable.
For those still in their youth -under forty-five (or even older),
adventure is best experienced far from home. Imagine going somewhere
where the residents not only speak a different language or have a
primary religion that is a mystery to you, but where their very
culture is a riddle. Why do they dress that way? Why do they think
that way? How can a society function this way?
On your vacation some of these questions may come to mind, and
sometimes a different culture may even peeve you, like waiting
twenty minutes for postage stamps at a post office while the postal
clerk talks to her friend and sips her glass of tea, having seen you
and ignoring you just the same (true story). The experience of
something so unthinkable in your own society is truly remarkable
(even if not always pleasant). A vacation far from home removes the
possibility of just packing it in and returning to the comforts of
modern life. Rather, it forces you to think on your feet, and to
build fortitude, as well as accumulate stories that you'll remember
for the rest of your life.
So, take my advice: go abroad for vacation, and keep on going;
you'll discover new faces and places, and someone interesting deep
inside of yourself. If that is too exotic, there are always the
islands! Bon voyage.