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5 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Next Family Vacation

5. Toss Out the Schedule

Some of your vacation activities may have to happen at certain times – a museum that’s only open on Tuesdays, a concert in the park that’s every other Saturday, a stop at your favorite ice cream store that’s closed on Thursdays – and you should plan ahead so that you don’t miss out on those. But leave big blocks of time open in your traveling schedule to give yourself and your family time to explore, to take another ride on that harbor ferry, to sneak in a mid-afternoon nap – or just to sit around together laughing at the terrible old movies on your hotel room’s ancient TV. Often it’s these unexpected moments that become the ones you talk about for years to come.