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Ground Rules It may be constructive for the entire family to create a list of “dos and don’ts” for the extended weekend. One example might be to leave electronics at home. If a cell phone is compulsory for an emergency circumstance, it can be left in the “off” position. Another idea is to ban all negativity. There should be no discussion of the last report card grades or who doesn’t like someone’s friend. This is a time for laughter, smiles, and excitement with each other that is full of affirmative experiences.

Take into Consideration Constructing a plan is essential to ensure a tranquil weekend. Parents must decide if they would like to surprise their brood or include them in the preparation. Deciding how long is spent in transit is important. Make certain to take full advantage of the time doing fun things together and not traveling for the bulk of it.

Since this is a mini-vacation for the entire family, make sure to incorporate at least one activity that each person will enjoy…Something unique just for him or her. These amazing weekends are perfect for produce memories that will last a lifetime.

Ideas Since each family is distinctive, there is no right or wrong answer when choosing the destination for a weekend getaway. It can be as undemanding or as extravagant as time and budget allow. To spend very little money and stay close to home, reserving a hotel room in a nearby city may be just the thing the family needs. Be sure the hotel includes a pool and either movie rental or DVD access. Once there, hours can be spent playing in the pool as a family, ordering take out, and watching movies. A Bed and Breakfast could be substituted as well. They tend to go to great extremes to make your stay unforgettable.

Camping is an additional reasonably priced weekend outing. Without the distractions from home such as television, phones, console games, and so forth, families can spend uninterrupted time together hiking, swimming, playing board games, and telling campfire stories. Children love to hear stories about when mom and dad were little. Camping is a versatile option because there are lots of campsites across the entire United States.

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