I think it is important to travel. Traveling doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hop in a plane and cross the globe. Sometimes it means camping at a nearby site or a short road-trip.
- typically inexpensive
- quality family time
- builds a sense of local pride.
There are some hidden gems only hours from your home and whether you go out there for the adventure and some photos or as a stop en route to a further destination, I believe the trip is worth it.
Being Ukrainian, our family had to stop in Vegreville, Alberta every time we were within 100km of it. Our family vacation photos always feature a picture of the kids by the giant Pysanky. This of course led to some pretty lame family jokes.
That would be one big chicken!
Or a chicken with a really sore butt!
I’m from Saskatchewan and it is there I developed my love for local travel. One day, before we had kids, a group of us decided to visit Climax, Saskatchewan. The guys traveled in one vehicle and women in the other. Of course the guys reached Climax way before the gals. Once we arrived we were really excited and then, inexplicable, I just wanted to take a nap.
Tell me about your favorite local destination?