"We seldom get into trouble when we speak softly. It is only when we raise our voices that the sparks fly and tiny molehills become great mountains of contention."
- - Gordon B. Hinckley
August 9, 2013
Weekend Vacation Fun
by Dian Thomas

If you lack money or time for that dream cruise or family trip, you can still take a memorable vacation spread thorough the entire summer. You can plan one-, two-, or three-day excursions that require a minimum of travel and money and promise a maximum amount of fun.

Try these trips to make your mini vacation carefree and watch the video to learn some idea to entertain the children when traveling.

Destination Game

To add an air of suspense to your travels, try this easy way to decide the destinations and activities of your weekend excursion.

Spend an evening with family or friends pinpointing nearby places you want to visit and activities you want to try. Write each excursion or activity on a separate slip of paper and place the slips in a bowl or box. When you have a free day, draw a paper from the bowl or box and head out for so travel fun.

Click here to see the two videos on traveling with kids on vacation and backyard camping.

Weekend Instant Vacation Box

This box contains all of the equipment and supplies you will need for an instant vacation. Keep the box in a handy place ready to grab and take when you find a free day to rill with memories.

You might fill your box with such items as:

  • Personal items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, and soap. Include a washcloth in a self-sealing bag or take some wet wipes for the quick cleanup. You may want to put in the box and extra set of clothes and then you will be ready.

  • Towels, bathing suits, and swimming gear.

  • Sporting equipment such as a softball and bat, Frisbee, and a football.

  • Camera

  • Paper plates, cups, napkins, and tablecloth along with plastic eating utensils.

  • Pillow and blanket or sleeping bags if you will plan to camp out.

  • Food: Put condiments that you might need with a two-day set of menus and a shopping list so all you have to do is stop at the store and load up the cooler with ice.

  • Basic cooking equipment with a little gas canister stove if you plan to cook along the way.

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About Dian Thomas

Dian Thomas was blessed with the good fortune to be born near and raised in the remote, breathtaking Manti-La Sal National Forest in southeastern Utah, where her father was the forest ranger. She took the skills she learned in the outdoors and turned them into a New York Times best-selling book, Roughing It Easy. Her appearance on the NBC's "Tonight" show with Johnny Carson boosted her into the national media scene, where she became a regular on NBC's "Today" show for eight years and then ABC's "Home Show" for six years. After more than 25 years of media exposure and 19 books, she now shares her practical insights and wisdom with audiences who want to savor life.

A former Relief Society president, Dian is currently serving as a visiting teacher. Visit her website at www.DianThomas.com

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