15. How to cope with post-vacation blues: You survived vacation, everyone is alive and well, but now it’s back to life, back to reality. And the reality is, you’re likely tired, dreading going back to the grind, and your bank account is a few hundred or thousand dollars less than before. How do we cope with that?
a) Set a daily budget for food, activities, entertainment etc and try to stick to it as best as possible! We like to plan one ‘big’ adventure for each trip. After all we’re traveling to experience the world and create lifelong memories
b) Reflect on our incredible experiences; creating a photo-book or video, and
c) Plan our next trip! We involve the kids in the entire family vacation planning process, they love it! This also ensures that everyone is satisfied and enjoying activities that suit their individual preferences. Plus, having another vacation to look forward to makes the harsh return to the real world a little less painful!