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Why I Will Not Apologize for Traveling EVER

Travel Inspiration: Why i wiil not apologize for traveling .. EVER!

Why I Won’t Apologize for Travelling, EVER

Travel Inspiration: Work hard, play hard.  The old cliché stands true, and more so in today’s busy world.  We are continuously plugged in, running here, chasing a clock, and forever begging kids to get moving.  If I had a dollar for every moment I begged my 5 year old to hurry up and put her shoes on, I could be on vacation 24/7.

We were a family that grew up travelling; Mexico, down to the Southern USA, and many, many road trips.  As an adult, my husband and our family, have certainly travelled much more over the past 8 years, Europe, Mexico, various US states, and some local road trips and camping.  I am often asked “why do we travel so much?”, or felt the need to somewhat defend when we do book another getaway.  Why wouldn’t we travel?  Why wouldn’t we give ourselves the chance to re connect, laugh with family and friends, and the opportunity to create more memories?

Christi and F

Travel Inspiration: Christi and F

Travel Inspiration: I count ourselves very lucky to be able to do this.

I am no longer concerned with how high the laundry piles become, how desperately my bathroom drawers need to be tidied.  I am much happier tidying up my campsite or hanging up my pool towels to dry.

Travel Inspiration: We want to be able to provide as much adventure we can, to our kids, and to ourselves.

Nourish the mind, and stop collecting stuff.  When asked what someone will want for their birthday, or Christmas, you will often hear me saying, “a memory.”


Hotels.com Destination Inspiration: Not sure where to go? You've come to the right place!

Travel Inspiration: These don’t have to be big trips.

These are often little overnighters somewhere, such as Harrison Hot Springs, less than 2 hours away from home by car or a zoo and shopping trip in Lynnwood, north of Seattle.  Jump on groupon, living social, or hotels.com for last minute deals and adventures.  Try and find something off the beaten path, where you would not normally go.  Check out a ball game (my mom and I just took my 5 year old to her first Mariner’s game #proudmom!), find a new trail to conquer, a new beach to dip your toes in, or a new city to geocache in.

Choosing a Family Friendly Hotel: One with a Pool

Choosing a Family Friendly Hotel: One with a Pool

Our 5 year old brings up all sorts of things she remembers from our getaways.  My next task with her, will be to start journaling with her, now that she has started to print.

Where are you going this summer? Do you have to defend your love of travel to family and friends? We would love to hear about your mini adventure’s coming up!  send us an email! we love talking travel! 

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Christi Manson is a full time professional and married Mom to a spunky 5 year old daughter. Christi lives in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada with her family, and spends time day dreaming and planning the next getaway adventure!
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2 thoughts on “Why I Will Not Apologize for Traveling EVER

  1. Pamela

    You are right. Never apologize for traveling. My family traveled and still travels. The memories we have are priceless. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and siblings – we share amazing memories. We still discuss the fabulous things and some disasters that happened along the way.

  2. Shortsweetmom

    My husband and I did a lot of traveling before our daughter was born and we hope to continue to do so as our family grows. We always tell people we have never regretted one of our trips. Thank you for this post. Very inspiring!

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