Why I Wonâ€™t Apologize for Travelling, EVER
Travel Inspiration: Work hard, play hard.Â The old clichÃ© stands true, and more so in todayâ€™s busy world.Â We are continuously plugged in, running here, chasing a clock, and forever begging kids to get moving.Â 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.Â 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.Â I am often asked â€œwhy do we travel so much?â€, or felt the need to somewhat defend when we do book another getaway.Â Why wouldnâ€™t we travel?Â Why wouldnâ€™t we give ourselves the chance to re connect, laugh with family and friends, and the opportunity to create more memories?
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.Â 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.Â When asked what someone will want for their birthday, or Christmas, you will often hear me saying, â€œa memory.â€
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.Â Jump on groupon, living social, or hotels.com for last minute deals and adventures.Â Try and find something off the beaten path, where you would not normally go.Â Check out a ball game (my mom and I just took my 5 year old to her first Marinerâ€™s game #proudmom!), find a new trail to conquer, a new beach to dip your toes in, or a new city to geocache in.
Our 5 year old brings up all sorts of things she remembers from our getaways.Â My next task with her, will be to start journaling with her, now that she has started to print.
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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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