With the summer months behind us and the days getting shorter and colder, it’s time we shift our focus on the winter and holiday season. The holiday season is great because it means a little time off work, the kids have some time off from school, and you get the chance to see family and friends that you don’t see too often. On the downside, these family vacations can often feel repetitive and possibly even boring. Here are some tips we’ve come up with to help you make the most of your holiday travel instead of talking to your relatives about how boring classes are or watching the family argue over politics.

  • Adding an Educational and Historical Element

By adding a little spice to your vacation, it can change the entire tone. You’ll likely be traveling to places where you have extended family so use a site like ancestry.com and see where you have roots. Maybe you can plan to make a few detours along the way and see some of the places your older family lived. Maybe they grew up in a big city that is still thriving, or lived on a farm where the community is barely hanging on. In these smaller communities, it can be really interesting to see exactly how close everybody remains. My family from Nebraska reaches back over 100 years; we can hardly meet anyone new that doesn’t share our bloodline.

  • Disconnecting from Technology

Instead of spending your entire time on your smartphone or … Read More