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No matter where you go, your children (and you!) will find opportunities to learn new things. Family vacations present delightful opportunities to learn about different cultures, food and climates. Perhaps your family is visiting Italy, or maybe you're visiting a tiny version of the country at Disney World's Epcot. Either way, there's so much to see and learn, and getting an education while vacationing with family is a lot more fun than sitting in the classroom!
During vacations, try to incorporate the accomplishment of each family member, says Miller, whose son has a passion for baseball. "My son wants to visit every baseball park in the country, so we try to hit a new baseball park on every single vacation."
Your kids won't be young forever, so enjoy every moment while you can. Each vacation your family takes essentially freezes that moment in time. Your child will always remember "visiting the Grand Canyon when I was 8-years-old," and you'll always remember your 5-year-old's expression when he saw the ocean for the first time. Every trip you take contributes to the person your child becomes, so contribute regularly.
When you wake up in a different place, you don't automatically fall into the daily drudgery of a routine. A change of scenery is rejuvenating. New places bring new experiences, and that's exciting. Each day your family can explore something new... together. And, believe it or not, when your vacation comes to an end, you'll be happy to return to your familiar home. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and there's no place like home.