Students are returning to their classes now and families are saying goodbye to their vacations already. It is sad leaving all the fun, beaches, airports, and new destinations to exchange them with school activities, morning alarms, and homework.

But the thing we have to learn as families is that schools should never be a barrier between us and vacations. Weekends are basically our favorite days of the week that we don’t truly take full advantage of.

Obviously, staying home and resting our bones is wonderful, but changing the environment and traveling somewhere that is not that far would truly be a great way to relax and break free from all the stress of the week.