Advantages of a Weekend-Getaway

Written by Jolana Klobouk

People often underestimaterepparttar advantages of getting away for a weekend. Often people don’t go anywhere thinking “I can’t afford a week long vacation” or “I don’t have time to take a week off”. You would be surprised how just getting away for a couple of days will make you feel as though you did have a week long break! Here are some more advantages of taking a short vacation break:

It Costs Less

No doubt about it, paying for a hotel and meals for 3 nights instead of 7 will set you back less out ofrepparttar 140477 pocket book.

It Takes Less Planning Time

Many mini vacations are available as last minute deals, saving you time and money. All you need to do is pickrepparttar 140478 destination and pack your bags!

Recharge Time

What are you planning to do this weekend? Mowrepparttar 140479 lawn? Dorepparttar 140480 Laundry? Get some paperwork done? Getting away fromrepparttar 140481 routine and daily demands, even for 2 or 3 days will help rechargerepparttar 140482 batteries. When you stay aroundrepparttar 140483 house, you are reminded of what needs to be done and it adds torepparttar 140484 stress.

Top 10 Tips Taking for Road Trips With Kids

Written by Kat Saveal

Top 10 Tips Taking for Road Trips With Kids

Like many other families, our family takes a number of road trips each year. We have three beautiful young daughters and people often say to me “How can you stand to take road trips with young kids?” In fact, I love taking road trips. I now prefer them to traveling by plane. Here are my top 10 tips for having a fun and non-stressful driving vacation.

1.Leave early inrepparttar morning, before Breakfast. This way you can get a few hours under your belt whilerepparttar 140419 kids (hopefully) sleep inrepparttar 140420 car. Then stop for breakfast.

2.If your budget allows, buy your child(ren) a new toy forrepparttar 140421 trip. Don’t let them play with it until you are inrepparttar 140422 car and on your way.

3.Bring along a portable DVD player if your car doesn’t already have one. For long trips, pack at least 3 or more DVD’s. It’s even better if you can buy a couple of new ones to keep your child(ren)’s attention better.

4.Pack a cooler with lots of your kids favorite snacks, drinks and sandwiches. Keeprepparttar 140423 cooler handy inrepparttar 140424 car, so you can just reach in and give them something. Packing your own food saves on costs.

5.Stop at a nice rest area to eat your meals. This will be less stressing then haulingrepparttar 140425 kids into a crowded McDonald’s. When we travel from Texas to Maryland each year we stop at a beautiful rest area in Tennessee. It has nice bathroom facilities and is located on several acres givingrepparttar 140426 kids a chance to run around and exhaust some of their energy.

6.Stop every 3-4 hours. If you are traveling with small kids like us, you will really want to take advantage of this tip. Kids don’t have a concept of time. Byrepparttar 140427 time 3 hours goes by in a car it seems like forever to them. Even stopping at a gas station and letting everyone get out ofrepparttar 140428 car and stretch their legs for a few minutes really works.

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