Reconnecting the Family With a Travel Trip

If you have a family, a job, a home, and everything else that makes up modern life, then you’ll know that it can be difficult to stay in touch with your friends and relatives. They’ve all got their own lives going on too, and sometimes it can feel like the only time everyone gets together is during the big holidays! But it doesn’t have to be this way; it just takes a little bit of extra effort to get everyone together. One of the best ways to reconnect with the extended family is to take a trip together. Below, we take a look at how you can get everyone up and mobilised, and on a great adventure.

Getting Organised

You might find it difficult to plan your own little getaways, so how on earth can you plan one with a big group? It’s simple: give plenty of notice, and make it a priority! Get in touch with everyone, and see what dates would work with their schedules. It’s best to plan these types of things around six months in advance, that way everyone’s calendars will be free and open. Once a date and destination are picked, everything else can slowly fall into place.

Pick an Activity

You could spend time in the city, but there’s so much going on there that it might be difficult to truly reconnect. Instead, pick somewhere out in nature, and keep things simple. Because you won’t have the shows, attractions, and restaurants of a big city trip, you’ll want to find an activity for everyone to enjoy. One of the best is a sailing trip, like those offered at You’ll be sailing around a beautiful landscape, surrounded by all your loved ones! What could be better?

Everyone’s Input

While you can be in charge of the main activities, keep in mind that other people will be coming on the trip too, and they might have their own ideas about things to do. Speak to everyone and ask them to contribute something; they might be a pro at cooking on the BBQ or have suggestions about other fun activities you can do while you’re away. This is a great way to get everyone involved, and will also take some of the pressure of having to arrange everything yourself.

Relaxing Spaces

The beauty of being out in nature is that you should be able to find all the space you need for everyone to unwind, relax, and enjoy other’s company. Find a large house that can accommodate everyone in your travelling party. There’s nothing better than everyone enjoying being under the same roof after a long day of exploring and sightseeing!

Go With the Flow

Family trips can be stressful, but only if you let them! While there will be a lot of details to organise, if you get the right ingredients (good people, fun activities, great accommodation) then everything will fall into place. Go with the flow, and have a good time!


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Shona Mackin is a mum to a little boy and massive Bernese Mountain Dog fur baby. In her previous (and current) life, she is the owner of social media agency socialface. As a serial entrepreneur, she aimed to design her businesses to do what she wanted, when she wanted… at least thats what she thought, until she found out her babies had a better plan. Thankfully her former former life as a dancer gave her oodles of flexibility and determination to roll with whatever each new day throws her way… sometimes… other days coffee helps in the morning and wine in the evening or a time out in a hot shower to block out the noise.
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