Family Vacations with the Mills Family…
… and learn why we want to share why we build our
Children’s / Grand-children’s LIFE EXPERIENCES through Travel and Learning Activities…
We are a family of 6 (plus 3 new members – a son-in-law and two grandsons!), and we have all of the common problems and ailments that all families have…. but we love to take vacations. Our vacations are not elaborate – we get by on the “budget” rooms and “budget” travel most of the time, but we travel anyway…. and we really enjoy it.
Our vacations are not any more thrilling than any other families’ vacations… we just want to share our experiences to boost the idea that families can travel without breaking the bank and can really have a good time…. bonding with the fam!!! (as my teens will tell you)…. you see them below… I’ll show you the others later….
I am Teresa Mills, the narrator of this site you will see my bright smiling face to the right). My husband, David is the brains behind the traveling family. I have to admit that, most of the time, I would be comfortable staying at home…. but David has always told me – We are not just traveling with our children. we are building their “life experiences”!
…. and he is right. I do not admit it very often…. so take note. So – David plans all of our family vacations… and he does a great job at it.
Our oldest daughter (not pictured in the picture at the top of the page), Sara is a graduate from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Hotel / Restaurant Management & Tourism. She has worked at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Hilton Head Island, and still lives there today with her husband nd two sons. Our three younger children are 18 and 20 (20 year old twin girls)… are you asking yourself if I am sane….. no I am not…. it makes life easier though. Our children are busy with sports and school activities, so family vacations are harder to put together… but we all enjoy traveling so much that we work it out.
We have been traveling since David and I got married in 1990. Our initial travels included only the three of us, so Sara got some great family vacation experiences as an ‘only child’. After the younger children joined us, we picked right back up with the traveling…. first just short distances, for a weekend or overnight, then on to longer trips. Each trip was one more adventure for the family… and added to the children’s “life experiences”.
So…. we are already doing the traveling, why not share the experiences with other families.
Why Put it all on a Web Site?
The main objective for this site is to let you know that any….
- family vacation travel is good
- kids will only gain from spending quality time with their
- You can shake up your family vacations – try new travel
itineraries for your next trips.
Initially, I caught up on our past vacation experiences… you will find old pictures, and some of the things that we enjoyed when our kids were younger, hopefully giving you some ideas for family vacations of your own.
Now, we are reviewing and critiquing our family vacations as we take them… All of the reviews on this site are First Hand Reviews – our opinions and notes about places we have visited with our children.
Keep Up With Our Traveling Family
There are many opportunities for you to keep up with what is new and updated on this site…. we have a blog (which you are reading now), which is the place where we will post fun facts and tidbits of information about traveling with your family…… an RSS feed, which you can add to your yahoo, msn, or google home pages or read through an RSS reader…. and email updates…. by signing up on the top right hand side of the site.