10 Ways To Make The Most Of Vacations

Vacation. Staycation. These are both necessary ways to relax and regroup. But it takes intentionality to pull away even while away.
Today we offer 10 ways to purpose to make the most of a vacation.

Vacation. Staycation. These are both necessary ways to relax and regroup. But it takes intentionality to pull away even while away.

Today we offer 10 ways to purpose to make the most of a vacation.

  1. Limit time on all devices.
  2. Turn the TV on only to watch a movie or sports event together.
  3. Plan something special that each of you want to do. And be present when it’s your spouse’s turn.
  4. Avoid reading or watching the news.
  5. Take walks or ride bikes together.
  6. Put a jigsaw puzzle together. Try this fun idea for doing a puzzle together
  7. Make love often. 😊
  8. Deal with unresolved conflicts before heading out the door for your vacation. We talk about this in our Unpacking for Vacation post.
  9. Explore places you’ve never been, even if the place you’re staying is familiar.
  10. Take time to reflect on what you love most about your spouse each day to keep irritations at bay.

As I write we are day two into our time away at the beach. We realize how much we have needed this time together.

What plans have you made to pull away this Summer? Check out our cabin in the right sidebar. We still have many weeks available and there is no place quite like the mountains to help you slow down and relax.

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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9 Responses to 10 Ways To Make The Most Of Vacations

  1. I differ with 4 and 6. (Love 7!) I think keeping in touch with world news is vital- and should be limited to no later than breakfast time. And, instead of a jigsaw puzzle, I opt for Scrabble


  2. I wish that I could roll back time
    to the days when we were one
    and that together we could shine
    through the days we danced among.
    Things have changed with cancer’s toll,
    and now we’re worlds apart;
    she’s on a fast and flowing roll
    while I have a failing heart.
    It’s surely not what we planned
    but we might have anticipated
    that for both to understand,
    intention need be integrated.
    There are now far too few vacations,
    and excessive poetic contemplations.

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  3. Lots of good tips here. Bob and I do read on vacation. We quite enjoy sitting together with our noses in our respective books. Often our vacation days are very full and the quiet time is needed for us.

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    • Debi Walter says:

      This is one of the things I admire about you and Bob. Your love of reading is compelling. I’m almost finished with a novel this vacation—something I rarely do. And I’ve enjoyed it so much—it’s set in a similar location as our vacation which makes it that much more interesting.


  4. Jeanine Byers says:

    So glad you’re having a great time!! With your tips, I think couples should make every weekend a staycation. Great suggestions!


    • Debi Walter says:

      Thanks Jeanine. After the month-long challenge in April this is the perfect time to take a vacation. I didn’t realize how much I needed it. Thanks for continuing to comment. I love hearing from you.


  5. Pingback: Vacation Plans and Expectations - Marriage Missions International

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