Three adult siblings and their parents – no spouses, children, or pets – take an old-school family vacation and it was amazing. If you still get along with your parents, consider this vacation idea for your next trip and mix it up.
Many of our readers probably have memories of childhood family vacations. Some of the memories may be fond, others may invoke some now-humorous “horror-ish” memories (e.g. breaking down in Oklahoma, or mom throwing a shoe at you for bugging your sister – mine never did that, by the way).
We, like many families, drove for our vacations…sometimes across the country. I recall visits to Texas and Utah, or Iowa (we flew for that one, I think). We drove to California often to visit family (our big summer trip each year). Lots and lots of driving.
But, great times. Aside from the occasional teenager / dad arguments that happen anywhere – including on vacation – most of my memories of our family vacations are actually pretty darn fond.
It was these memories that my siblings and I drew on for our most recent family vacation. The credit for this idea goes 100% to my brother, but my sister and I immediately loved the idea and jumped on board.
What was the idea?
It was a throwback to the family vacation. Get mom and dad, and the siblings, and hit the road for about a week. No spouses. No kids. No pets. Just mom, dad and siblings. Just like the old days.
We picked Colorado for our destination and a place we’d never been to yet: Steamboat Springs. It was also drivable – about 5 or 6 hours away which meant we could have a decent road trip, but not something untenable for 5 adults.
5 days, 4 nights in an Airbnb and a mix of activities that appealed to everyone.
While fishing was a large focus of the trip (we all love to fish), we mixed in some hiking (easy hiking given skill and age levels), some kayaking on a lovely little lake called Peal Lake, sightseeing, and more.
And we had an absolute blast.
If you still get along with all of your family, consider this family vacation idea for your next trip. It will make a long-lasting memory for everyone.
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