3 Reasons to Take a Great Family Sailing Vacation
Hi there sailing friends! We’ve been enjoying planning one after another great family sailing vacation, so this topic is top of mind for me. Since many folks are busy planning their family vacations, I thought this would be a good time to talk about the value of a great family sailing vcacation and how to go about planning one. A great family sailing vacation is one of Take Me There’s specialties. We love showing people the beauty and serenity of the waters of Southwest Florida and we really enjoy talking with people and finding out what would make their vacation exceed their expectations, and then making that happen. Family vacations are an important part of growing up and creating memories that are remembered for a lifetime.
When I was a child, my father worked tirelessly all year as a police officer and looked forward to taking his family on a memorable family vacation. Most of our vacations centered around visiting relatives in southern states. We enjoyed theme parks like Walt Disney World or Kings Dominion but we spent most of our time in the oceans of Virginia Beach or Clearwater Florida. During long weekends, when there wasn’t enough time to travel south from New Jersey, we found enough time to escape to Swartswood Lake for swimming, boating, and picnicking. The memories of these times are special and were important to my early development. Experts agree that family time raises children’s feelings of importance and value, and parents gain valuable insights into their children’s strengths.
“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” – Sandy Gingras, Writer & Illustrator
Steve and I have been so blessed to blend our family and to have enjoyed many great family vacations together. We were especially thrilled to have had our children and granddaughter onboard Take Me There for four days to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Our great family sailing vacation aboard Take Me There reminded us that having fun together, creating shared memories, and prioritizing the importance of our family time are essential reasons to bring our family together on a regular basis.
As we help other families plan their great family sailing vacation, we focus on the same 3 things that we found important for our own family; 1. Having fun together, 2. Creating shared memories, and 3. Prioritizing the importance of family
The first ingredient to a great family sailing vacation is having fun! And many times the key to having fun is doing something unique. When we continue to do the same thing over and over again we are limiting our creativity and restricting our minds from experiencing new challenges. And when we don’t engage in new things, our minds and spirits can become disinterested. But when we inject something new into our routines, we feel invigorated and enthusiastic. And with this enthusiasm comes more fun and excitement. Fun is what Take Me There is all about. We love turning up the music, dancing on the deck, and laughing together as a family as we sway with the waves, enjoy the Florida sunshine, and appreciate the fresh air. Research shows that having fun is also good for our relationships because it helps to build trust and enhance communication.
That leads us to the second ingredient of a great family sailing vacation which is creating shared memories. Being together bonds families and encourages close ties. Sharing space together on Take Me There creates the opportunity for enjoying experiences together. Enjoying a tandem kayak excursion through the mangroves, swimming around the boat, or just relaxing together on the deck while gazing at the stars creates family memories that will be talked about for years to come.
And as time goes on, and we reflect back on family vacations we realize that it was so much more than just spending time together; those family vacations remind us of the importance of our family. The third ingredient of a great family sailing vacation is the priority that we place on spending time together. We realize that scheduling, planning, and enjoying these family vacations show each other that we value our time together and prioritize our family time above other activities in our lives. We realize that time is short and our relationships with each other are what matter most.
These are the top 3 reasons to take a great family sailing vacation. So where do you start? How do go about planning this great family sailing vacation? Take Me There Sailing makes it easy for you. We love doing the planning for you. Give us a call! Tell us some of the activities you would like to do or sights you would like to see. Tell us how much time you are able to spend on this great family sailing vacation. With that information, we will be able to put together a suggested itinerary for you. And then we make the preparation easy for you. We provision the boat with all the food and drinks you love. We have all the necessary sundry items you would need like shampoo and sunscreen, and we make all the necessary reservations for any special events you would like to enjoy like golf, jet skis or shopping. And then all you have to do is come onboard, relax and enjoy. And it all starts by saying TAKE ME THERE!
We look forward to seeing you onboard Take Me There for your great family sailing vacation.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain, American Writer