Our family likes to take yearly trips to different locations, and most of the time, we want to go somewhere to relax. I think probably one of the reasons that we all enjoy beach holidays so much is that it is always a great way to relax and unwind.
One of the places we always enjoy going is to California. There is a lot of coastline in the state and a lot of places that one can take advantage of if they are interested in beach vacations. It’s funny how all of us have different things that we enjoy to do. My wife likes to lay on a beach chair and read. My son likes to dig in the sand and then lay down and bury himself up to his head in sand. My daughter always gets a kick out of building sand castles, and I thoroughly enjoy getting out into the ocean and swimming, snorkeling or any variety of other water activities.
We also like to visit a location in Florida whenever we take beach vacations called Destin. It is absolutely beautiful, completely affordable, and most important for us, it is a very family-friendly environment. It is a place where my wife and I can take our children and feel that our children are safe and secure. There are not a whole lot of places one can say that about that aren’t totally lame for the kids or the parents, but our whole family really loves going.
There are two reasons that I find beach vacations very appealing. The first is the fact that we can take them during the dead of winter, and know that we will soon be warm and comfortable, as there are always places that are temperate when the rest of the country seems to be freezing. It can be a very nice respite from an especially brutal winter. I know that on more than one occasion I have told my wife that we need, not should, but need, to go on a beach vacation, so that we can escape the cold!
The other thing that I like is the fact that beach vacations allow us to get outside and get some fresh air and exercise, which we don’t always have the opportunity to do at home. We are a pretty active family, and can often be found outdoors jogging, running, biking or even hiking with our backpacks on our back – but with all of the things we have going on it is not always easy to spend time as a family at the park or on a hike. When we go for beach vacations, we really do not have much of an option besides going outside.
Beach vacations are almost always a very good idea. My wife and I are big fans of them, and our children almost always get excited about them as well. They provide a relatively inexpensive way to have a lot of fun and spend time together as a family.