Ah, the joys of a traditional holiday. Everyone comes home to celebrate. Your family sips homemade eggnog while gathering around the fireplace to open beautifully wrapped gifts, anticipating the elaborate meal you’ll serve later that day. Puh-leeze! The holidays are way too stressful. What you need is a vacation!
I speak from experience. My family can often be found at a new destination each December, with relatives meeting up to celebrate from as far away as Los Angeles or London. Some families escape the winter chill and take Caribbean cruises in December (who doesn’t want to go back to work with a fabulous tan?). You, too, can stay in beautiful rooms, eat fabulous food and take in the spirit of the season — all without lifting a finger. The possibilities are endless, and there are a few major benefits to hitting the road this season.
So, have I convinced you to break tradition and take a vacation yet? If so, here are a few tips to make your holiday trip successful.
While there are times that I miss gathering around the tree in our pajamas on Christmas morning, I wouldn’t trade my family holiday vacations for anything. So, you won’t find me at home this December. I’ll be fighting the Disney World crowds and eating way too much, but I’ll be having the time of my life with my family.
Amy Bradley-Hole has worked in the hotel industry for many years in many different positions and at all types of properties -- from small luxury boutique hotels to large resorts, both in the United States and abroad. or on Tripso.com!