Maximize Your Vacation

Inject some purpose into your free time.

Comments (6)

(5) uri, August 11, 2011 7:09 PM

i'll be glad to hear about jewish history and thought, and news about jewish traditions and communities around the world

(4) lisa, August 11, 2011 12:04 PM

Our time is never on vacation!!

Are we really ever "off?" If anything we are just in a different zip code. We can always use every minute & every situation to improve ourselves. Even on vacation we can be faced with challanges.

(3) Yeheskel, August 11, 2011 3:59 AM

non-directed time with family is important

I think it is ok to not have goals other than reconnecting... to walk with my son and find out where he's holding religously and with his secular life is important ... same with my daughters... wonderful to make memories around a campfire... to struggle with Shabbat in the woods... only thing which would be better if the vacation was in the eretz....

(2) Shoshana, August 10, 2011 3:18 PM


I'm about to go and visit family whom i don't see very often shortly and hearing this was the best thing for me at this time. Deciding our purpose before we go (and writing it down) can help us tremendously in accomplishing something that we feel is important. Without this decision beforehand I can imagine one may say to themselves afterwards what on earth did I do with that valuable time?!! What a waste!! Take R. Salomon's advice and accomplish your goals with your free time!

(1) Anonymous, August 9, 2011 2:48 PM

I never travel without my art supplies

No matter where I go i take pastels, or pencils and sit on the beach and draw for hours! I cannot even THINK of wasting a moment of my life and not learning something new!!

Pauline, August 30, 2011 3:47 PM

Learning for the children is our goal.

We usually go to national parks or museums or historical sites. We hope they will learn to appreciate the natural beauty around us. The trees, streams, wild life, quiet. They ruff it a bit, and then appreciate our earth, and later our home, more. Nearly each park has a Junior Ranger program that involves learning and helping. There are wonderful hands on museums now a days, that are difficult to pull the kids away from. And we talk and sing together in the car. No electronics allowed on the trip. It's family together time, not family do their own thing time.


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