My husband and I love to travel. Or, rather, we would love to travel.
At this point in our lives, we’re on a pretty tight budget, so plane tickets, hotel, activities, etc…, for four, just aren’t feasible.
So the only place we go every year is Lake Chelan with my family.
The other day I started thinking, why do we have to go far for a fun family adventure? Don’t misunderstand, we do fun things with our kids, we just stay really close to home.
Everything is new to them so it won’t matter if we take them to Mexico, or an hour away to something they’ve never done.
We have so many cool places to visit that are close by. The kids are old enough now so we can go on fun day trips. Or we could even stay away for a night or two, and no doubt we would have a great time!
This summer, instead of Lake Chelan, we’re going to the San Juan Island’s. We won’t have to drive too far and once we get there, the kids will get to experience a whole new world.
It will be a fairly inexpensive trip too, so why not take a trip to the ocean as well? Neither of them have seen the crashing waves of the Pacific. They’ve spent plenty of time at the beach on the Puget Sound, but never at a sandy beach (unless you count the four feet of sand at Chelan).
So my hope is, starting in the Spring, (because traveling in Washington State other than Spring and Summer, bites), we’ll start taking more trips around our area as a family. I will keep track of our adventures in a series called “Discovering Washington.” (Surprise!)
We will help the kids get to know our state and even Oregon. I’m also not opposed to planning a trip to Canada. It’s close enough!!
What types of vacations do you go on with your family? Do you save up for big trips every year, or do you stay close to home?