December 12, 2014

Traveling Holidays

It is that time of year again. The time of year where people often end up asking "Do we stay home, or get on a plane?" There is this luxurious (read: hectic) holiday stretch of time that is often a million times more popular to travel. (clearly I don't have the most accurate statistic, but go with me...)

There is the traditional stay put and the adventurous go somewhere scenarios that have their appeal. There is comfort in the known--the countdown and aftermath of the annual family holiday gathering at home, the menu planning, and the days of doing nothing around the house in fuzzy slippers. On the other hand, unless you are a nurse or someone who works around the clock, it is the one time of year when almost nobody is looking for you. Your inbox fills only with warm holiday wishes rather than demands for your presence at a conference call. Therefore, it is the time of year when you can skip town and create new traditions just about anywhere in the world....whether it be a two hour car ride or a 12 hour plane ride.

There was one Christmas where Kevin's parents took us to Hawaii for Christmas, otherwise, we have been more of the stay put for Christmas kind of people. Granted mostly it is probably because I work (I wasn't yet working when we went to Hawaii).

Now obviously some of us travel to see family and that is a nice cozy mix of the two, but I am curious:
 Which way do you lean around the holidays?


  1. Angel's worked a lot of our Christmases, as you can imagine--I would usually go hang out with some of my nearby relatives rather than just staying home alone on Christmas!

  2. Both my husband and I have big families, so our norm is stay with either one or the other. I'd love an adventurous Christmas, but the problem is that then we'd have to have two in a row, or else we'd disrupt the his family/then my family schedule, LOL.

  3. We stay put for Christmas! Most of our family is here, so it works out! We used to travel to Tennessee every Thanksgiving to see my Grandparents...but as all of us have gotten older and have our own families it's gotten harder to do so. I miss it, though! Oh, and I wouldn't be opposed to spending one Christmas in a cabin somewhere where Mason could have 1 white Christmas. :)

  4. I've always gone home to San Diego to celebrate with my family, but it will be interesting to see what happens once another family gets added to the mix. I'm juuust not getting into the whole juggling of two families thing, it's hard! But also, such a blessing to have TWO loving families that you want to celebrate with.

    Hope you and your hubby have a wonderful Christmas! <3

  5. Whoops, just now getting into the juggling of families thing, haha. Not "not." Definitely all about the double love. :)

  6. Normally, I love visiting family, but I stayed in Boston this year. PS, I'll be back in February! Get ready for more of me!!


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