Do you love family trips?

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Re: Do you love family trips?

Post by k2rugman » 16 Nov 2017, 11:54

Growing up, my family took lots of trips together. I appreciated that my dad took time off work to take us to theme parks or out of town to visit extended family. They were always an adventure!

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Post by johappy » 16 Nov 2017, 21:35

I do love family trips! I always find that we seem closer than before whenever we go on a trip together.

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Post by Whatisthis5546461 » 17 Nov 2017, 09:37

love is the only thing which is most abundantly found in family members and that's why i love my family
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Post by CaitlinGonya » 19 Nov 2017, 10:24

It depends on how we are traveling. I go to Florida with my in-laws but I have to travel in a separate car, and lately it seems like I have to have a different itinerary or I end up watching my nieces 24/7. My family hasn't gone on vacation together since I was a little girl. I don't think we'd even have any idea of how to be together if it weren't for holidays

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Post by WendyH » 19 Nov 2017, 12:20

As a child, I didn't enjoy family trips so much as they usually resulted in family members fighting or arguing the entire time. As an adult with my own family, I enjoy them a lot better as we all have a wonderful sort of harmony that makes such trips a lot of fun.
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Post by esthernn » 19 Nov 2017, 14:44

no, I love being a loner sometimes.

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Post by MLove83 » 20 Nov 2017, 22:10

Interesting question. Many of the adults in my family (the one I was born into) had/have a drinking problem. We took a few vacations when I was a kid, most of which were camping trips. Of course, they drank on these camping trips, but at least my cousins were there to run around with. Other vacations included visiting family out of state and one trip to San Antonio. Just being honest, these trips were some of the best memories of my childhood, a nice escape from an otherwise somewhat miserable existence. Only on the San Antonio trip did we actually DO much of anything, but everyone was in a much better mood just getting away from it all.

Now that I'm a parent in what I hope is a much more stable family, I LOVE taking vacations with my husband and son! We've taken road trips to visit family, day trips to a lake or water park, and we've gone to the Texas Renaissance Festival every year since before he was born. As he gets older, I can't wait to take longer and more exciting trips. There is a theme park in New Jersey where kids can operate real construction equipment that I know he would go NUTS over. That and a Disney cruise someday are on the list of goals. I'm also looking forward to taking him camping on the river like I did as a kid, and to visit extended family in Colorado.

Interestingly enough, we are purposely not planning on taking him to Disney World/Land or any other super crowded, overwhelming, expensive, touristy destination. I think that the key to a good trip (or any family event) is to find balance between planning "things to do" and just relaxing. The responsibilities of planning and paying for a vacation are enough without adding the pressure of overextending your time, finances, or personal comfort.
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Post by kina » 20 Nov 2017, 22:32

I've only had one or two trips with my family I've really enjoyed as I've gotten older. When I was younger it was all a hassle and when we did travel it wasn't as enjoyable with my baby siblings along to fuss or suddenly get sick. I look forward to taking trips by myself or with friends when I get the funds for it, though.

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Post by ladycraic » 27 Nov 2017, 09:37

I would love to travel with my family. The most memorable trip we had was 8-9 years ago and I was too young to really enjoy it.

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Post by OldNerd » 27 Nov 2017, 09:41

Of course. The trip I enjoy most is that involving my family, we usually have a lot of fun traveling together.

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Post by khusnick » 27 Nov 2017, 09:43

Half of my family won't even speak to one another. A family trip would be a horrible idea for us.

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Post by AA1495 » 27 Nov 2017, 10:48

Definitely love family trips. The time you get to spend together, and the amount of comfort on those trips is amazing.

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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 03:02

Not too frequently. Once a year will be fine, for a maximum of three days. That's my tolerance level for being stuck in a room with my siblings. But I love them.

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Post by BookHausJ » 27 Dec 2017, 07:09

Yes! Being with family on the trip is other level of excitement. Our family use to travel to a different places local and international. It's a great experience because everybody is excited and very funny.
Though sometimes we dis-agree for something to eat, but the rules always applied. "Majority's decision." Just like a corporation or any organization.
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Post by Zain A Blade » 13 Apr 2018, 10:52

Absolutely! I'm so used to travelling alone that sometimes I worry that if I travel with family it would spoil my fun. But it is always refreshing to read about families that get together well on a family trip.

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