Our family has always been big on going on vacations, or if nothing else, at least trying to get away for the weekend. There are so many reasons for this, but mostly, we feel like it presses the reset button on our lives and helps us focus on one another instead of the endless to-do lists at home.
Parent's Magazine just published an article titled Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness.
Now vacations don't have to be long or expensive. Of course, our six-week road trip will always be one of our fondest memories, but I know most people don't have the opportunity for something like that.
Our family does a lot of camping, hiking, and visiting friends. We build the memories without breaking the bank.