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The Best Types of Family Vacations
Family is an important center of community on every part of the world. It is where one's values and integrity are honed, and where one's best memories of childhood (or life in all) are made from.
But with today's busy world where availability of time for the family is usually being eaten up with time at work or for earning money, vacation time is a luxury where luckily, most people still set aside a certain period of time and money.
For a vacation to be a success, it should be able to accommodate the interest of every member of the family.
Below are some of the best vacation spots and how it can cater to each and every member of the family's interest:
1.Ski/pool or beach resorts. Most resorts nowadays have accommodations that may cater to single visitors to a large family of, say, maybe ten.
The resort of choice must be able to provide proper resting space for the family after a day of fun filled activities. It is best to consider beforehand the priority or choice of the family in accommodation amenities.
Do the family need or want an air-conditioned room, or would a simple room with a balcony be of more preference? Does the location of the room/cottage (i.e beside the ocean or hotel-room types) matter? Is the price affordable?
Aside from the accommodation, other amenities of the resort must be noted. Children, who have much shorter span of attention over things, must be well considered. Does the resort offer activities or venues for the children to play, such as arcades or playgrounds?
If the place offers various venues for other activities, this may be a good place to unwind. Most resorts have mini golf areas, space for trekking, a tennis court or a small zoo for the children. As for the older member of the group, a good restaurant nearby might be appealing, spa treatments of beauty salons might likewise be attention-grabbing.
Ski resorts offer a much limited venue for various activities. Though gears may be rented for any age group, other activities, which are not ski or snow related, may not be offered on most resorts.
Likewise, there are only so many places where this type of resort can be found due to the most obvious factor, where snow can be found (or made?).
2.Theme parks. Virtually in every heart of any man lies a child who waits for the right place and time to show himself. Theme parks, are known to attract almost any age group of individuals.
The most well-known of all theme parks probably is Disneyland, which has several branches on different parts of the world. Universal studios on the other hand offer the same theme on a different kind.
Still, almost every country has its own version of its theme park. If Germany has its Fantasialand (Fantasy Land), Phillippines its Enchanted Kingdom, China has the Ocean Park.
These theme parks offers the wildest rides that almost anyone with a tough heart can ride into, restaurants or snack bars to satisfy anyone's craves and resting space for the older members who easily tire from long walks.
Some offer lockers to allow storage of baggage, strollers or bike/car rides for rent for the toddlers, umbrellas or wheelchairs for the elders. Each and every single item stated aims at providing the rentee some form of convenience for maximum enjoyment of stay at the park.
3.Cruise ships. May the destination be to the Bahamas or through some Asian countries, the best selling points usually are the accommodation and amenities inside the ship.
Usually there are dancing areas for the middle-aged and older group, while a separate disco floor may cater to the teenaged passengers. Food served may be customized for the needs or wants of the individual, if pre-arranged, or need not be specified with the variety of foods available.
Various services may be offered like nannying, laundry services and spa treatments for a more relaxing stay.
Children have a play area from where to busy themselves while the parents are at the pool or playing in the casino.
Though usually pricey, vacationing on a cruise ship is best for honeymooners or for families who have relatively older children, i.e. without toddlers.
Still, whatever type of vacation spot a family wants to go to, the interest of every member must be well accounted for, for maximum satisfaction.
About the Author: Dr Nathalie Fiset is a family doctor and a certified hypnotherapist. For more information go to: http://www.bigfloridavacation.com www.aperfectharmony.com or www.a-1hypnosis.com