Recently I did interviews with our two oldest daughters. It is a new annual tradition I started this year. The questions are pretty rote: favorite color, favorite activity, etc. Tops on the list of favorites were vacations.
In the past year we have visited Madeline Island, Wisconsin; Sanibel Island, Florida; and Omaha, Nebraska. Okay, I admit Omaha was not a stand-out memory for the kids, though the zoo there is tops. Summer vacation to Madeline Island and winter in Florida were great experiences.
I don’t think location is really the big point of these vacations, however. In the case of the favorites, it was a week (or more) away with no computers, no work, and just family with family. Sometimes as a parent you feel your sacrifices are not noticed. Not in this case. Whether they know it or not, the kids absolutely loved the time together. Unencumbered.