Everyone thinks of vacations as the best way to get away from it all and relax. But are they truly that restful, chilled out experience that we seek, or is it a lie that we all buy into? Read on to find out.



It could be argued that the notion of a relaxing vacation is something of a lie, especially for families with young children. This is because they are still going to need to be looked after, and actually being away from home can make this more difficult.

This can especially be the case for mom, who is still getting up in the night, preparing meals, watching the kids, and cleaning them off when they get back from the beach. Meaning her vacation is anything but relaxing unless there is a built in kids club or babysitting involved.


However, there are some things that you can do to make your holiday a little more chilled out. For example, one of the major stresses that families often have on vacation is money worries. As it’s so easy to spend all of your budget in just getting to a place, that you have to think twice every time you put your hand in your pocket for things as simple and necessary as a bottle of water on a hot day. Of course, combine this with the kids asking for toys, ice creams, souvenirs, and the like, and you can have a real powder keg of stress.

To deal with this, it’s best to go all inclusive if possible. This is where all of your food, drinks, and snacks are paid for. So you are not constantly saying: “No you can’t have that!” To the kids or yourself.

Of course, these type of breaks can be a little pricey, so many families get around this by paying the deposit on their credit card. Although to do this you will need to have a good credit rating, so go to sites like repair.credit to get some help with that. Otherwise, your relaxing vacation may be over before it’s begun.



Lastly, something that can cause havoc with your relaxing vacation is the expectations you have for it. Having expectations that are too unrealistic can be problematic because you are going to be constantly annoyed during your time away. Something that won’t relax you at all.

To deal with this, it can help to be realistic about the activities that you will do, and what you need to have fun. So, if you like to sunbathe but find your brain can start wandering onto worries then take a good book like the ones listed at womansday.com, or listen to some music to help distract you from this.

Of course, there is a difference between having unrealistic expectations and not having you realistic ones fulfilled, because of a problem with the hotel or flights. In these cases, it can be useful to complain to the provider and see what they can do to make it up to you. After all, you have family and money issues to worry about, so you don’t need anything else to prevent you from relaxing while on vacation.