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11 Tips For Creating A Meaningful Family Vacation

Family vacations are meant to be relaxing, fun, and care-free; after all, the origin of the word vacation means “freedom from something.” But we think they are also meant to be meaningful.

Vacations are the perfect time and place to deepen your relationships with family members. At what other points in the year will you ever get days of undistracted time to simply hang out and enjoy one another?

In light of the opportunity that vacations present, here are 11 tips and ideas that will be fun for the whole family and also help you create lasting, meaningful memories for years to come.

Check them out and then share your favorite ideas in the Facebook comments below!

1. Bring along your favorite family movies.

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I can’t think of a more fun way to bond than over a favorite family movie (or movies). If you don’t have one, make a point to try and find one for your next family trip. It will go a long way towards creating great family memories.

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