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4 Family Vacations You Should Take This Summer

The perfect way to reconnect with your family

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With everyone having such busy lives nowadays, and especially with people being so attached to their phones and social media, the family vacation is quickly becoming a thing of the past. And yet, it is exactly what most families need nowadays, time to relax and reconnect with one another, a time to gain a renewed appreciation for one another. I intend to revive and bring the idea of the family vacation "back to life". So with that being said, here are 9 ways you and your family can discover why taking a family vacation is so important.

1. Take a road trip.

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A classic vacation like a road trip will never go out of style! Whether it's in an RV or a car, you can explore new destinations together, discovering all that our beautiful country has to offer. And while traveling from place to place you can play an intense game of the license plate game or jam out to some of your favorite music together, you can play a few rounds of "car karaoke". Either way, a road trip is a great way to not only enjoy each other's company but explore new places.

2. Go camping.

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Sure, roughing it in the woods may be every family's idea of a great and meaningful family vacation, but to some people not having all of the modern conveniences of life could bring them closer together, in an effort to help each other and keep the environment fun. Camping activities such as sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows or playing a long game of manhunt together could quite possibly be just what your family needs. The next time you plan a family vacation, don't eliminate the option of taking a camping trip right away, it could be one of the best vacations you ever take.

3. Go to Disney World.

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Going to a place like Disney World with your family is truly an unforgettable experience. Being that when you're at Disney World you are inside of the "Disney bubble," you get completely immersed in the magic, making memories that will truly last a lifetime. Taking a Disney vacation is about so much more than riding rides, watching show-stopping parades, and meeting your favorite Disney characters. It is about making memories as a family, it is about experiencing the magic of Disney with your family. Disney World isn't just for little kids, it is the perfect destination for your family vacation this summer.

4. Take a cruise.

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Cruising is a classic way to get away. You and your family can board a huge ship and escape to far-away destinations such as the Caribbean, Asia or even Europe. And the best part of cruising? All of the food and travel is taken care of. You and your family get to sit back, relax, enjoy many of the amazing activities that they offer while onboard, and sail the high seas while having tons of fun and not having to worry about getting to your next destination.

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52 Instagram Captions Perfect For Your Next Beach Vacation

Perfect for those beach daze.
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Summer is officially in full swing. We are all looking forward to the adventures that await us. A lot of us have been dreaming about the day when we finally get to kick our feet up and relax by the ocean. If you find yourself getting ready for a trip to the beach then read these quotes to help get your in the mood for your vacation. Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or are just trying to settle a bad case of wanderlust, here are 52 quotes on summer:

1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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7 Things To Do On A Rainy Summer Day

Because sometimes it's not all sand and sunshine.

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Picture this: You're back home from a long semester of tests, papers, and quizzes. You're finally free of responsibilities and want nothing more than to relax. You grab your beach bag with all of the essentials; tanning oil, towel, and your favorite book. You put your sunnies on, walk out the door and it's raining -again.

What should you do now? You only have one week until your new internship. This scenario is all too familiar with the unpredictable Florida weather. However, you can still make the most out of your week even if you can't hit the beach.

1. Catch up on 'Game of Thrones'

2. Online shopping 

3. Read a new book 

4. Watch movies with friends from back home

5. Learn a new cooking recipe with your mom 

6. De-clutter your space 

7. Try some yoga 

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