These days, everyone seems so busy that it can be hard to find time for family activities, whether they are weekend trips, week long holidays, gatherings for lunch or dinner, or even just brief visits.
Get-togethers with your relatives may be more important than you think.
Even though technology allows families to keep in touch and share personal milestones more easily, nothing replaces the experience of actually gathering in the same location with family.
Family trips are a great way to get to know family members more deeply and to spend some quality time together, outside of our normal routine interactions in our day-to-day lives. No matter how simple or extravagant the holiday, the act of getting together with relatives and doing things together strengthens family relationships. The benefits of close family relationships extend far beyond the good times that are shared during family outings.More »