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How Old Is Too Old For a Family Vacation?

Would You Still Vacation With Your Parents?

Going to your parents' house for a long weekend can overwhelm, so it might be hard to imagine a full-on vacation with them. But if the location is compelling and the expenses paid, even the skeptics might be persuaded.

The stigma of traveling with parents into your 20s, even 30s, seems to be disappearing as vacation-poor young adults realize a trip with mom and dad is better than none at all. In England, unemployment and student loans are the two most oft-cited reasons that four in 10 men and one in three women vacationed with parents in the last year.

Would you still take a family vacation, or is that trip over?

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loveshine1 loveshine1 6 years
My husband and I have a very strict policy on this - we DO NOT travel with either set of parents. When we go on trips, it's to get away from it all, not bring family members with us. My in-laws recently offered to pay for us to all take a weekend cruise together, and we politely declined. That being said, we have gone on weekend excursions for weddings, graduations, etc. We try to keep those to a minimum, however. I have actually have taken girl trips with just my mom, however. We like to do the same things, and our husband's wouldn't have had a good time.But traveling with the whole family? Forget it.
loveshine1 loveshine1 6 years
My husband and I have a very strict policy on this - we DO NOT travel with either set of parents. When we go on trips, it's to get away from it all, not bring family members with us. My in-laws recently offered to pay for us to all take a weekend cruise together, and we politely declined. That being said, we have gone on weekend excursions for weddings, graduations, etc. We try to keep those to a minimum, however. I have actually have taken girl trips with just my mom, however. We like to do the same things, and our husband's wouldn't have had a good time. But traveling with the whole family? Forget it.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
Yes, I would love to go with my mom on vacation. As a matter of fact, we are planning to go on vacation soon to Mexico.
Renees3 Renees3 6 years
I love hanging out with my parents. We're going on a camping trip tomorrow with them and my sister and niece. We always have a fun time! We usually plan one trip a year all together. I guess I'm lucky that I like my parents so much :-)
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Of course, I love vacationing with my parents! (And, when we do, we typically rent a house somewhere for the week or get a suite and they insist on footing the bill for lodging, but I wouldn't dream of having them pay for my other vacation expenses.) I lived with my parents after college until I was 24, but I still enjoy their company very much so, perhaps more so than any of my friends enjoy their parents' company.
amber512 amber512 6 years
No thanks. My parents are best handled in small doses.
partysugar partysugar 6 years
I not only love vacationing with my parents, I love going with the whole family, my brother and sister too. In fact, I am going on vacation with the fam this afternoon!
boredgourdless boredgourdless 6 years
You bet I would! I don't get to see my parents often, so going on vacation with them would be lovely.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Hell yeah! We're going to New England in a couple weeks, as a matter of fact.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
I love my mom! Even my brother. My boyfriend's parents are cool, too. Why not?
katiekat95 katiekat95 6 years
Of course!! I go every year. We live in different states so it's nice to get together every year.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I'll be 27 next month, and I don't know anyone in my group of friends/acquaintances who hasn't vacationed with their parents at least once in the last couple years. It seems odd that there would ever have been a stigma associated with it. A lot of people actually live with their parents following college which seems much more strange to me, since I moved out of my parents' house at age 17. But then again, since I didn't live with them as an adult, that could be why I enjoy their company more than those who continued to live with their parents well into their 20's.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
I've travelled to Japan with my mom a couple times so I think it's fine. However, I don't think I could go more than a couple weeks with the folks....otherwise they would drive me insane.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
I vacation often with my parents and brother and really enjoy it. My family has a lake house and we often take vacations together in the summer. I just got back from one over the July 4th weekend and planning another trip up north with my parents and some of my extended family members in the beginning of August.
Angelica Angelica 6 years
I love vacationing with my parents! It's one one my favorite ways to spend quality, no-stress time with them because we are all so busy. I like having an activity or shared goal so vacationing (even if it's just sitting by a pool) is always nice.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
My parents, sure. My dad can be a bit of a jerk about things, but i have a lot of fun with my mother. My siblings, no way.I need them in small doses. very small doses. Two of them are just the most miserly miserable people, and I like to be happy and positive.
chequettex chequettex 6 years
I'm going on vacation with them at the end of July and I'm really looking forward to it! Well, we will be in a large beach house with a lot of our other relatives, including my sister and her husband. My husband is staying home, because he doesn't like the beach, nor does he understand the concept of a vacation anyway. I'll miss him, but I think I'll have fun and enjoy the time spent with my family.
Frenched Frenched 6 years
I love my parents and I think they're cool so I don't mind spending time with them. I don't think I've ever VACATIONED with them. Just weekend trips and stuff. Also, I would not let them foot the bill. So I guess the bottom line is: Yes, why not?
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I love my parents and siblings so I do like travelling with them. And while we haven't done much more than a weekend trip in recent years, when I have children of my own I am sure we will more often. However, I would never let them pay for me. Regardless of who I am travelling with, I'm still an adult with a well-paying job.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 6 years
Well, as i live with them, for the moment i'm looking for vacations without them. No sorry, without my mother*
weffie weffie 6 years
We haven't been on a family vacation since I was a kid (except for my sister's wedding, but we were much too busy to consider that a vacation) but I wouldn't be opposed to the idea. My parents and siblings are some of my best friends so I'm sure we'd have fun... they've just never invited me :P
stephley stephley 6 years
It helps to try & break up the old family dynamics if you're going to vacation together, otherwise you do just drag the old baggage with you.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Hell no. My parents are crazy. :)Incidentally, I do go on trips with my parents, and I do NOT regard the trips as vacation. Traveling with my parents is NEVER vacation. It's a ride on the crazy train, and it's stressful. :)
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