3 Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year

The kids have studied hard and successfully completed another year of school. It’s time to celebrate and let loose! Leave behind the stress of homework and pop quizzes, and turn your sights to something more exciting. No matter your student’s age or personality, the perfect summer adventure is just around the corner. Here are three ways to celebrate the end of the school year.

  1. A Summer Vacation
  • Theme Park

You can’t go wrong with a classic summer trip to an amusement park.With themes for every niche, you’re guaranteed to find a park that fits your child’s needs. Here are some options:

  • Beach

Sand castles, crashing waves and endless sunshine. Those are just a few of the perks of making the coast your destination of choice. If your little one had a busy year and is in need of a reset, let the ocean provide a bit of natural R&R.  

  • Road Trip Across the Country

Even though the school year has ended, the learning doesn’t have to stop! What could be more fun (and educational) than a hands-on geography lesson with family? Get your children involved in the process of deciding which tour stops should make the cut.  

  1. An End-of-Year Party
    • Slumber Party

During the school year, slumber parties are few and far between due to demanding academic and extracurricular calendars. However, summer nights stand in stark contrast to those busy schooltime schedules. Gather the gang and throw a slumber party for the ages. Pull out all the stops and ring in summer with kid-friendly, late night fun. Shadow puppets, funny movies and scary stories are time-honored go-tos that will start the night off right.

  • Pool Party

Warm weather was made for pool parties and backyard BBQ’s; combine the two for the party of the summer. Increase the fun by giving your little one a bit of creative control over the music playlist, poolside menu or guest list. But most importantly, make sure to prioritize water safety.

  • Game Night

Gather all the board, video and computer games you can find, then extend invitations to friends and family alike. You can even ask guests to bring their own game collections to share. Add some finger foods and a little music, and you’ve got yourself a night full of fun!

  1. Plan Extracurricular Activities
    • Join a Sports Team

P.E. may not be in session over summer break, but your student can still stay in excellent shape. Keep busy and stay fit by checking out local chapters of clubs that host recreational sports (e.g. the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club). With a plethora of teams available, your child is bound to find a sports program that will bring them hours of summertime fun.

  • Take a Class

Make summer learning fun by allowing your children to take control of their studies. Local community colleges, universities and community centers offer summer courses for kids of all ages. Students will end the summer, even smarter than they entered, by: learning a new language, taking up a hobby or developing a skill.

After a year of tedious study, your children deserve some time to relax. Pick a few of the options above to start summer break the right way.

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Start The Year Right With A 30-Day Challenge!

The New Year calls for big celebrations because it represents a chance to start anew. It is certainly a precious gift that you do not want to waste. The change of calendar year is also a gentle reminder that we all need to move forward in life. It is therefore great advice to start the year with enthusiasm and positivity! You want the year to see a better version of yourself. You want to grow and improve as much as you can!

To do this, you may have to let go of bad habits and replace them with new ones. It is probably the right time to start something that you have always wanted to do like lose weight, learn a new language or write a novel. Setting goals is a good way to ensure a fruitful year ahead. But do  you have the will to stick to your goals until they are finally accomplished? One thing you can do to try to make goal setting easier is a 30-day challenge.

Will a 30-day challenge work?

This method is simple and self-explanatory. If you want to change or start something, you just resolve to do it continuously for 30 days. For example, if you want to be healthier you may commit to a goal of engaging in physical exercise such as biking or jogging for 30 days. If you want to acquire new knowledge, you allot time to learn that skill for 30 days.

People who advocate this strategy believe in the notion that when you do something repeatedly for 30f days the action becomes a habit. A book written by Maxwell Maltz, a cosmetic surgeon, suggests that it takes about 21 days to form a habit. Some claim it takes 28 days while a 2009 study says it takes 66 days. On the other hand, a book written by motivational speaker, Jack Canfield says that it takes 30 days to break a habit and replace it with new ones. The number of days required for habit formation may differ, but the main thing here is consistency. You cannot abandon or give up on your goals for 30 days. Therefore, the success of a 30-day challenge lies in you. Do you have the determination not to break your resolve until you are on your 30th day?

Reminders when taking a 30-day challenge:

Set attainable goals.

Do not set too many big goals at once because it may just  increase your chances of failing. To minimize failure, make sure that you can confidently finish the challenge you give yourself. The beauty of a 30-day challenge is that it can break down huge tasks into easy, manageable ones. For example, limiting food intake can be difficult for some. To make it easier, you can choose to just cut back on sweets for the first 30 days. Then you can limit fatty foods the next month. This way, you are gradually but steadily treading the road to fitness.

Pick a schedule or set reminders.

The day can get so hectic that it becomes easy to dismiss a goal. To ensure you make time for it, go ahead and jot it on your schedule. If you have a book-writing challenge for example, you can pick the most convenient time of the day to work on your goals. You can conveniently set reminders on many calendar apps nowadays to make sure you will not forget about it. On the other hand, if you want to achieve your ideal weight, visual reminders of your goals will help you stick to it.

Aim for long-term.  

If you were able to eat healthier for 30 days, it does not mean that you should go back to your old ways the next month. You can treat yourself to a hearty meal upon completing a challenge as a reward but you should be able to do it in moderation now. Reverting back to unhealthy eating means the challenge did not accomplish anything at all. The ultimate goal of the 30-day challenge is to instill good habits. You should be able to have the discipline and determination to maintain the good habit you’ve acquired.

You have 12 months in a year so how about setting twelve 30-day challenges for yourself? You can succeed in some or fail in others but you will never know unless you try. When you come to think of it, you have nothing to lose in a 30-day challenge because you are only aiming for the best version of yourself. As the cliche goes, “The journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step.” So if you want  to start something, dare to take that first step today!

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Cool & Fun Outdoor Tours Around the United States

Are you an avid traveler in need of a new way to check out the sites? Do you love the idea of being one with nature? If so, an outdoor tour may be exactly what you’re looking for. There’s no reason that all vacations must fit into a cookie cutter mold of lounging beach-side, visiting museums or taste testing foreign foods. The adventure doesn’t have to stop where the street ends. For every mode of transportation, there is a tour to match. Pick your favorite landscape and see which unconventional tour sounds the most fun to you.  

Desert Tour

Desert tours are in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. These tours give vacationers up close views of expansive mountain ranges, picturesque sunsets and a vast variety of wildlife. Guide-led group tours by foot, helicopter, all terrain vehicles, horse, jeep and segways are all available to the public.

Swamp Tour

Swamp tours can be found in bayous of Louisiana and the everglades of Florida. Most tours take place on an airboat. On your tour you will see native wildlife while learning about the ecosystem and history of the land. Under the watchful eye of experienced guides, travelers revel in the unique thrill of catching glimpses of alligators up close.

Boat Tour

Boat tours span across the country in almost any state that has large bodies of water within or nearby. Boat tours include steamboats, cruise ships, jet boats, river boats and canoes. These tours typically showcase the surrounding scenery, its history and interesting facts about the area. On larger boats and ships, dinner is sometimes served as well.

A few notable boat tours are:

Antelope Canyon Boat Tour of Arizona

San Antonio River Walk Tour of Texas

Architecture Boat Tour of Illinois

Maid of the Mist Tour of New York

Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tours of Honolulu

Helicopter Tour

Because helicopter tours take place in the air, they have few limitations and are available is almost any location. Helicopter tours are popular because travelers enjoy soaking in the breathtaking, bird’s eye views of cities and landmarks they’ve never seen from a different perspective. One caveat to keep in mind is hot air balloon tours similarly offer majestic views from the sky, but don’t typically travel as far or fast as helicopters can.

Cave Tour

Many southwestern states have hundreds of caves just waiting to be explored. But caves aren’t exclusive only to desert terrain. The tropical land of Hawaii offers tours of caves and caverns in the form of lava tubes. Three thousand miles away in Alaska, caves are a shocking shade of blue and formed completely from ice. You can travel to the midwest to find the Rushmore Cave of South Dakota. Depending on which climate you choose to explore, caves can contain bats, mammals, insects, reptiles and much more.

Next time you sit down to plan a vacation, remember to include outdoor tours in your brainstormed list. These tours stretch across various temperature zones, terrain types and vacation goals. No matter your preference, there’s guaranteed to be a tour that meets your needs. When researching, spend a few extra minutes to learn the physical demands, cost and duration of your tour of choice. Once you’ve locked in one, bring your camera along and let the memory making begin.

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One Way To Easily Reach Goals & Be A Better Parent: Set Family Goals

Admit it, your goals and aspirations as an individual doubled or even tripled the moment you become a parent. Maybe you want to lose that extra weight by eating healthier and at the same time, you want to save a certain amount of money to enjoy financial freedom. While working on these targets, you are probably concerned about raising smart and responsible children too. Likewise, you wish to create family memories that your kids can cherish for years.

With the many hats that a mother or a father has to wear, parenthood can sometimes feel like a huge burden. Most of the time, defining the goals is the easiest part of the journey. The real challenge starts in the process of accomplishing each one as you may encounter stress and difficulty that can push you to quit.

But cheer up, there is one simple thing you can do to successfully sweep all your targets in one strike. It is as easy as making your goal-setting an important family activity. A research done by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) found out that having a partner to work on your targets increases your chance to achieve the goals by 65%. This proves that making your spouse and/or kids your partner, you strengthen your resolve to commit to the goal. Aside from increasing your chance of success, this practice also offers many extra benefits for the whole family:

Enhances Relationships

The act of working together toward a common goal may be more effective in fostering a solid connection within the family than any other bonding activities. As you reach your objectives, you will most likely support and encourage each other every step of the way. The process gives you a chance to communicate and spend quality time, making you more understanding and appreciative of each other. When you finally obtained the fruits of your labor, you may be delighted to discover that it also comes with a priceless reward – a stronger and happier family.

Resolves Conflicts

Each family member has a unique personality that may result in clashes and disagreements. Some families can choose to conveniently ignore conflicts, leaving it unresolved for years. However, when you are working on a common goal, family members have another reason to quickly fix and iron out misunderstandings. This results in harmony that is essential in building a positive environment.

Teaches Valuable Life Skills To Kids

As you exert effort to achieve goals, you show your children the importance of values such as perseverance, patience, and hard work. These life skills that can help secure your child’s future is not that easy to teach using words alone. By making your kids part of your goals, you effortlessly instill those values by example.

Children who actively contribute to the fulfillment of family goals can learn problem-solving strategies and communication skills. It can also boost your child’s self-esteem and teaches them how to cope with stress.

So do you want a healthier lifestyle, financial freedom, responsible kids, a thriving business, and clutter-free home? As long as you set realistic goals, you should not let fear hold you back from weaving big dreams for you and your family. You can achieve all your goals in life and at the same time be the best parent you can be, just start by setting family goals.

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How To Gain Respect & Admiration As A Leader: Avoid These Mistakes!

In an ideal world, leaders lead with confidence and people follow with ease. The said scenario is not always the case in real life though. Due to the various roles that a leader has to fill, the head of an organization can turn from the most loved to the most hated person overnight.

If you feel that your team is suffering from incompetent leadership, you may be guilty of committing the following mistakes:

Lack of Effective Communication

Poor communication can cause many conflicts so an effective leader should clearly communicate his or her expectations for each member of the team. Define specific goals to steer your people towards the right direction. By making sure that everyone is aware of the team goals and expectations, you ensure that no one feels lost or neglected.

Not Practicing What You Demand

One of the first things you will probably do as a leader is to lay out your demands. Among others, you may state that you want your people to be punctual, committed, or hardworking. Be clear about your expectations but also be ready to be the first to practice it. As a leader, you are expected to be a role model and a positive influence on everyone. By leading through good example you can provide proper guidance and earn respect in the process.

Not Trusting & Empowering Your People

Leaders are chosen because of their superior abilities but it does not mean that you are the only one who can do the job well. One of your most important roles as a leader is to generously share your knowledge and expertise to others. So based on their abilities, trust your staff to handle important tasks and guide them along the way. Encourage them to learn new things and hone their skills. This practice will empower your people and motivate exemplary performance. Keep in mind that your ultimate goal is to train your staff to be future leaders as well.

Not Being Consistent & Fair

Leaders have the privilege to set rules and implement sanctions but consistency is the key to establishing a regulatory system that works. Once you set a rule, make sure that no one is exempted from it. Everyone who fails to follow a rule awaits the same sanctions as well. Failure to practice fairness in your leadership style will breed contempt, distrust, and jealousy. It will ultimately destroy the team.

Not Showing Vulnerability

Leadership requires more than expertise in a certain field. The need to display strength of character is likewise equally important. So teach humility by owning up to your mistakes or show flexibility by designing strategies for overcoming failures. Allow your staff to see your weak side but at the same time show how you rise above difficulties

Leadership is a coveted status for many because it comes with many benefits and privileges. However, every awesome perk you get from leading a group has an accompanying responsibility as well. Unfortunately, the opinions of the people under your wing are important factors that can make or break your leadership. So work hard to gain the respect, trust, and admiration of your team. It is a huge challenge but surely not impossible with the pointers above.

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Five Tips to Stress Free Travel With Young Children

One of the best parts about having children is the opportunity to visit new places and show your children the world. However, many parents run and hide at the mere thought of navigating an airport and flying with young children. Traveling with children can be very overwhelming, but with focused planning, direction and a little bit of experience, flying with young ones will seem much more manageable. Although there is no way to say you won’t have any turbulence ahead, these tips will hopefully help you to avoid a mile-high meltdown.

Choose Your Flight Time Wisely

One of the easiest and most helpful travel tips for families is to thoughtfully choose your flights based on your children’s needs. If possible, plan to fly around your little one’s nap time—Ideally, they would stick to their schedule and then sleep while on the flight. Also if there is a direct flight option, take it. By avoiding layovers it will simplify the entire travel process for you, require less planning on your end, and eliminates the stress of rushing to catch your connection.

Prepare Your Supply Bag

It is easy to overpack a diaper bag, or carry-on suitcase with who knows what, but when traveling with children it is essential to pack the right supplies for in-flight needs. The supply bag includes diapers and wipes, and two changes of clothes in case of an accident. Also be sure to bring hand sanitizer and wipes to avoid germs that live on planes. Bring any medications your child may need in your supply bag rather than checking it in case the luggage gets lost. Bring lots of mess-free snacks like crackers, and a spill-proof cup for each child. It is better to be over-prepared with supplies than at 30,000 feet without a clean diaper for your little one, so keep the length of the flight and total time to your final destination after the flight in mind when determining your supply quantities.

Engaging Entertainment

You may feel the need to pack your children’s entire playroom for a plane flight, but if you strategically plan and select toys and entertainment for the kids, you will be just fine. The key is to entertain and engage your child. Bring wrapped surprises for each child, such as a new toy car or mini doll. When you board the plane, ask the flight attendant for some plastic cups that the kids can stack and play with. Choose toys that last a while like coloring books, stickers, lace-up toys, etc. If your child is old enough, ask them to pack their own backpack with their toy choices for the flight. Be sure to load up any tablets with lots of videos for longer flights. And finally, use your children to entertain each other. Ask older children to help with their younger siblings—this will keep both busy and occupied with each other.

Minimize Carry-On’s

Depending on how many children you have, you may have your hands full without even carrying any actual baggage. Now add all the carry-on luggage, car seats, strollers, and maybe an infant in there and you probably won’t even be able to get from the car to the check-in desk without falling over yourself. With that said, it is best to check anything and everything that you can so that you can be as hands-free as possible. Most airlines allow you to check up to one stroller and one car seat per child at no additional cost. If your child is small enough, use an ergonomic carrier or wrap to hold your child. They even allow you to “wear” your babies through security which is a huge plus. If you opt for the stroller route for younger kids, swap out your heavy-duty wheels for a smaller, travel-friendly stroller that can be easily gate-checked. Your most important responsibility is getting your children from point A to point B, and that is much easier accomplished by only bringing the necessities.

You’ve Got This

No matter how hard you try to prepare for flying with children, things still happen. A baby may cry, drinks might get spilled all over the seats, and the iPad might die mid-flight. Take a deep breath, and keep your cool because it is all ok. Let’s be honest, crying from babies is toddlers is pretty much inevitable, and although you may think the passengers around you would throw you out mid-flight because your little one is upset, they won’t. Most people have been there before and get it. As long as you are doing your best to console, and diffuse the situation, the majority will understand.

Having children shouldn’t limit your travel opportunities, it should encourage them. They always say the hardest part is just getting there, but that doesn’t mean getting there has to be so hard. If you plan ahead, thoughtfully pack, and prep for the journey ahead, traveling with young children will be stress-free and enjoyable for the whole family.

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Four Quick and Simple Tips for Large Families on a Budget

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to completely overhaul your family’s lifestyle in order to budget and find areas to save some extra money.

There are many simple steps that can get you on your way to a financially balanced household. Even the smallest changes in your family’s spending habits can make a big difference in saving money and staying on budget, especially when you have a large family.

And best of all, you don’t have to sacrifice meaningful family time or become an extreme coupon clipper in order to do so. Saving money can even be a family activity or teaching opportunity for your children. Involving them in the process can help teach them important financial lessons about saving money and doing things over having things.

Here are four quick, simple tips for large families on a budget.

Live Within Your Means and Create a Budget

Living within your means is all about knowing how much your household makes and spending less than you bring in. It is important to take inventory or make a list of your income and prioritize expenses. This will help you get started with a monthly budget and enable you to create a spending plan for your money. Whether you use traditional pen and paper, or a mobile budget app, simply starting a budget will get you on your way to getting ahead and getting organized. Creating a household budget and adopting the live within your means philosophy can help you reach your family’s financial goals.

Save Wherever Possible

After you create a budget, the next step is finding out where you can drawback your spending. Reducing the number of trips you take to your local coffee shop is just one small way to save extra cash. Ultimately, those trips can add up and it might be the one thing that puts more money than you think back into your pocket. Another area you can save big in: grocery shopping. And you don’t have to become an ultimate coupon clipper to do so. Reducing your grocery trips to once or twice a month and always going in prepared with a list are simple ways to reduce overspending on your trips. Retail shopping can also work the same way, and with the internet at your fingertips, you can quickly and easily save by comparing prices online, signing up for newsletters for deals/discounts and finding promo codes.

Family Time at Home

Taking the family out to dinner or the movies isn’t the only way to spend quality time together as a family. While it might be tempting to get out of the house with the kids, there’s plenty of family fun to be had right in your own home. A home movie or board game night with delicious snacks are just two examples of fun, simple, at-home activities for the entire family. Or, take home-movie night a step further and create your very own movie. Grab a smartphone and help your kids record their very own film. Whipping up a home-cooked meal is another option that can incorporate the entire family and be special bonding time, especially when you have a large family to feed. Involve your kids in the planning and shopping process makes it a family affair. Activities don’t have to be restricted to just inside your house. For families who are really itching for outdoor fun, pitch a tent in the backyard complete with sleeping bags and items to make s’mores.

With a large family, it can be tough to find time to do anything extra outside of your daily routine. Work, school drop off and pick up, lessons, recitals and making dinner can all add up for an exhausting day. It’s easy to let things like finding time to manage a budget or cost-efficient ways to save money fall at the wayside. But if you can follow these three tips, you’ll find that managing your savings can be quick and simple.

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3 Outdoor Adventures to Kick off the New Year

Forget your same old same old resolutions and make 2018 your year of adventure. Adopt an adventurous mindset this year because the possibilities for finding new adventures and making new memories really are endless. However, the colder weather around this time of the new year can make it hard to find activities to do with the whole family that gets everyone out of the house and moving around. But if your family is anything like ours, staying active is a necessity no matter what the weather is doing outside. And a little cold weather never hurt anyone anyways. Plus, there’s nothing like starting a brand new year with some family-oriented adventures. Here are 3 ideas for outdoor adventures for your family this new year.

Take the family snow skiing

Let’s start with one of our family’s favorite pastimes. Skiing is at the top of the list when it comes to activities that come to mind when thinking of wintertime adventures. And for good reason. Skiing is the perfect family bonding activity because it’s suitable for any age and provides a constant challenge. Not to mention, skiing is one of the best and most fun workouts out there. Trust us on this one––if you can take your family skiing this year, it will be an adventure you’ll never forget.

Play a game of flag football

Sure it may be a little chilly outside, but that shouldn’t stop a good old-fashioned game of flag football. Instead of staying inside 24/7 and catching cabin fever, throw on a coat and pick your teams. Before you know it, you’ll forget how cold it is outside anyways.  Plus, a little healthy competition may be exactly what your family needs after all.

Find a nice wintertime hike

Hitting the trails during the winter may not be the first thing you think of when brainstorming some family-centered wintertime activities. However, if you’re prepared, a wintertime hike make for some of the most beautiful sights. There are few views more magical than a forest frosted in snow. So bundle up and head out into the great outdoors for a beautiful, snowy view and a wintertime adventure that’s hard to beat.

The weather may be a bit nippy this time of year, but that doesn’t mean it should stop your family from staying active and making memories the best way you know how. Try these 3 outdoor adventures to kick off the new year.

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3 Reasons You Should Take Your Family Snow Skiing

With the winter months quickly approaching, back porch family cookouts and summertime days in the sun are coming to an end. But that doesn’t mean the family fun should too. The winter months bring just as many opportunities for quality, family time as the summertime does despite the drop in temperatures. In fact, some of the most adventurous and memorable moments can be had skiing down a mountain with your entire family in tow. Here are 3 reasons you should go snow skiing this winter.

Active hobbies keep you young

Activities that get your family into the great outdoors for a bit of fresh air and some exercise are perfect for the whole gang because these activities can be enjoyed at any age. Snow skiing, in particular, serves as an effective, but most importantly fun family workout. Trust us, you’ll be feeling the aftermath of an afternoon out on the slopes for days to come. Family activities that double as a workout keep everyone young no matter what age you are!

Snow skiing is the perfect opportunity for family bonding

Finding family bonding activities that don’t feel like forced family bonding activities can be super difficult especially when you have kids of all different ages. But snow skiing is one of the only family activities that truly has it all. Not only does it get the adrenaline pumping and adds a little adventure and excitement to life, but snow skiing also provides the perfect opportunity to make memories and establish traditions that can last your family a lifetime.

Snow skiing builds character and confidence

Snow skiing is one of the best activities to get your children involved in at an early age because every day out on the slopes has its own challenges and own adventures. Snow skiing is definitely one of the more challenging sports out there, but it can also be one of the best ways to learn how to set reasonable goals and track progress in reaching them. Different level slopes have their own set of adversities, but overcoming each one adds character and confidence.

It may be hard for the entire family to find an activity everyone enjoys, especially when the weather starts getting a little colder, but snow skiing is the perfect hobby to cure everyone’s cabin fever, build character, and make memories all at the same time.   

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3 Tips For Traveling With Your Spouse

There are few things more romantic than traveling to a faraway destination, running away from reality, and exploring a new part of the world with your spouse. Travel compatibility is a must for any travel partner, which makes your spouse the perfect travel companion given that your spouse is likely the person you are most compatible with in the whole world. Not to mention, a different level of growth, development, and bonding is possible when traveling, so traveling with your spouse is one of the best things you can do for your relationship.  Read on to find out some tips to make your next trip with your spouse the best it can be!

Be prepared to compromise

This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the very essence of marriage is built on love and sacrifice. When it comes to travel, make sure the two of you are open to each other’s ideas and take turns when deciding where to eat, what to do, and where to stay. Before you leave for your trip, make sure you are both on the same page as to how decisions will be made when you’re on your trip. Staying open and remaining flexible is the recipe for a successful trip no matter where you go.

Get creative with your activities

Look for activities you wouldn’t be able to do at home and are always more fun with a partner to do them with. Maybe it’s learning to cook pasta from scratch in a small town in Italy or riding in a hot air balloon above Napa Valley’s beautiful landscape. Whatever you choose, be sure you both agree you wouldn’t be able to have the same experience if you were back at home.

Plan enough time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate

While it’s always a good idea to take advantage of whatever your location offers, make sure you schedule in some downtime in between activities. A nap on the beach or a spa day at the resort are perfect options, but if your hotel bed is calling your name, that’s just as acceptable. Your bodies and your moods will thank you later! Sometimes there truly isn’t anything more comforting than just relaxing with the one you love most anyways.

Traveling with your spouse is one of the best ways to grow your relationship and your love for each other. Follow these tips for the best trip yet!

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