Posts Tagged ‘family travel’


Do Boomers Still Go Camping

Camping really??? My idea of camping is staying in a cabin at the very least. I love roasting hot dogs and marshmallows then heading indoors about the time the mosquitoes start biting.

We went camping when we were first married. It was all really fun until it got dark and we got in the tent. Then I just knew there were things moving around in the dark outside and I didn’t trust the tent material to protect us. I felt like bait. I jumped and said “what was that” every couple minutes. I was terrified. About 2 o’clock in the morning my husband gave up, packed up and we went home. I think we only went camping in a tent a couple of times after that.

afraid of camping in a tent

We did have a camp trailer for a while too. Because let’s face it was the cheapest way to take a family vacation with kids. It was better in a camp trailer but still I didn’t sleep much. I can’t believe the things I did for my kids to have great experiences.

I also have to agree with my husband that being out in the beauty of nature it is really soul filling. The funny thing my kids like to go camping. But for me I can’t do the tent camping.

What funny experiences have you had?


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Holiday Travel Has Changed

Vacations for couples are ever changing. I liked the Vacation Facts Info graphic from City Pass that showed the evolution of travel over the last century. More and more people are turning to flying when they want to travel. Time is so important to people. Long car trips can be expensive and prohibitive due to loss of work or school time.

More people are traveling during holidays. It used to be that families got together at Christmas or Thanksgiving at Mom and Dad’s house or Grandma and Grandpas place. Now whole families travel to destinations for holidays together or they no longer congregate as a large family group and travel individually. Either way there are more couples and or families are taking trips using the holiday time off as part of their vacation.

Check out the World’s Top Destination and America’s Most Visited Cities. Are they on your list of holiday travel?