TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN VACATION AT HOME

So you’ve decided to take your vacation at home this year… but before you settle in you may want to set some ground rules to make sure everyone is ready to relax together.

• Act like you’re on vacation. Turn off your blackberry or cell phone.

• Do you want the kids buried in their DS or iPod? If this may be a hazard, lay down some rules about when and where the use of electronics will be allowed.

• If you were away on vacation you’d have things planned. Plan a family game or buy a volleyball net for the pool to keep people together and having fun.

• Take some pictures. Every other vacation has photos of the kids swimming or playing around, why should this be any different?

• Eat like you’re on holiday. The BBQ can cook different things at the same time. Why not make burgers for the kids while making something more adventurous for the adults?

• Decide who is on vacation with you. Is it just family or do you want the whole neighbourhood dropping in? Maybe have a pool party to see your friends but keep some time for yourselves too.

• Don’t treat this like a second choice. Whether you have decided to stay home for financial reasons or just because you’re tired of being on the go all the time, make this a time for you and your family. Get in the pool, go bike riding or go for a walk. Have fun!

On May 9th, 2011, posted in: Outdoor Living, Summer by
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