Let’s be honest, family vacations can be a bit overwhelming if not planned properly. In fact, it’s not uncommon to come home feeling like you need a vacation FROM your vacation! I took my son and younger cousin away for two days last summer. Just two days. While we had a great time, I was totally exhausted by the time we got back! All the running around, trying to find places that the kids both liked to eat, planning activities when it rained: so tiring!
I think back to the vacations we took when I was a teenager. My mom always used vacation rentals. Those were so much more relaxing! July just happens to be National Vacation Rentals Month! If you’re planning a family vacation, I highly recommend checking out Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Why? Let me tell you! In fact, let me give you five great ways you’ll find a vacation rental more relaxing on your family getaway!
5 Ways to Relax on Your Family Vacation
Did you know that, according to a recent Wyndham Vacation Rentals study, 92% of vacation rental travelers say they feel more relaxed after a trip spent in a vacation rental home compared to other lodging options? That’s a pretty staggering number! So how do you relax more in a vacation rental?
Cook your own meals: To me, the most relaxing thing about staying in a vacation rental is access to a full kitchen to cook your own meals. Yes, we went out to lunch often, but I remember my mom made breakfast and dinner in the rental most nights. Breakfast is the biggest plus. I do not like getting dressed before getting my coffee! The ability to eat my breakfast in peace without rushing to a continental meal or getting fully ready to go to a cafe down the street is absolute bliss.
Skip the wake up calls: Since you don’t have to rush to get to a specifically-timed breakfast, you can skip the wake-up calls and actually sleep in. Isn’t that the whole point of a vacation? Plus, when you stay at a vacation rental, you typically have more than one room. Put your early risers in one area and your late sleepers in another. That way everyone can get up at their own pace.
Don’t over-schedule: One of the biggest mistakes we make on vacations is assuming we have to see everything there is to see at our destination. Pick a few places that you all agree you really must see, then work them into your itinerary. Leave a little time for relaxing in your vacation rental. Catch up on your reading, grab some groceries from a local farmer’s market and experiment with different dishes or play games together. If you’re taking a beachside vacation, then just leave a wide open space of time to relax on the sand!
Fret less about money: Worrying about money during your family vacation can really ruin a good time. If you’re eating out for every meal, your entire budget can vanish with nothing to show for it (except maybe heartburn!). Knowing that you can eliminate a large chunk of your budget by cooking meals at your vacation rental can soothe your worries. Being able to do laundry when you spill something on your last clean outfit is also a major weight off your shoulders.
Be yourself all the time: Maybe the best part of a vacation rental is the fact that you can always just be yourself because you have all the privacy you need. Wear your jammies until 4 in the afternoon if you’re hanging out at the rental all day. Walk around with your robe on as you eat your breakfast. Leave the curlers in to do the laundry! When you stay at a hotel, you’re on show the minute you leave the room. In a vacation rental, it’s like being at home. You can be yourself, just on vacation!
Wyndham Vacation Rentals gives you all the things you love about being home-like fully-equipped kitchens, a living room to hang out in, multiple bedrooms to accommodate the whole family- plus everything you love about being on vacation! You can even get the added bonus of hotel-like amenities at many of its properties, including shuttle service, a concierge desk to help you find great family activities and housekeeping so you don’t have to do the cleaning. It really is the best of both worlds. Plus, when you book with Wyndham Vacation Rentals, you can rest easy knowing your vacation is backed by the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals Road to Happy Sweepstakes
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.