Take the Stress Out of Family Vacations
A family vacation is supposed to be a time that you get away and spend quality time with one another. That means leaving the world behind you. Cell phones may be necessary in the case of an emergency but try to keep them turned off if you can. Don't take phone calls from work or friends.
Leave the computer, video games, and gadgets behind at home. Leave work behind. Leave the troubles of the world behind you. Only then will you find yourself being able to really relax and enjoy yourself as a family.
Decompress After Your Family Vacation
When you get back from vacation, you need to decompress. Allow for at least a couple of days in between your return and getting back to work and other normal activities.
You will likely be tired and want to spend time catching up on laundry, Email or phone calls. Allow yourself that extra time to do so. Nothing is worse than taking a great family vacation and becoming stressed the moment you get home. Giving everyone a chance to unwind before resuming daily activities will allow you to smoothly transition back into everyday life.