Before the end of the month, children will complete
their current academic year and will begin to get ready for annual
This is a time of year they have been salivating for
since the end of last year’s vacation period. There is an excellent
likelihood if you asked the average child between the ages of ten and
fifteen what their favorite time of year is they would probably tell
you late June through late August. They have finally finished their
current school year, their vacation awaits them and they have yet to
be thrust into the hustle and flow of a new school term complete with
the many unknowns and pitfalls new classes, new teachers and new
classmates normally provide.
Although many older teenagers may prefer remaining
home with school mates for a vacation which includes lengthy travel,
they understand these types of family moments are few, won’t last
forever and they relish the opportunity to spend relaxed time with
parents and siblings.
Although economists believe the recession is over,
this is far from the truth. Employees remain nervous how long their
job will exist and have become spending conservatives if and until
they believe better times are here to stay. For this reason, many
families will once again be sticking closer to home again this year
for cost-saving purposes.
For families in this predicament, an enjoyable time
can be experienced even though chances are you won’t make first-time
discoveries or visit new areas. Long Island possesses so many
geographical treasures there’s always something to appreciate or enjoy
for a second or even a third time if you’re a young child or a savvy
senior citizen. In addition to some of the nation’s most beautiful
seashores, Nassau and Suffolk counties offer restaurants for all
tastes, botanical gardens, unparalleled shopping destinations and an
endless list of outdoor recreational possibilities including fishing,
swimming, hiking and boating.
Enjoying and making the most of vacation time is about
sharing special moments with family rather than spending gobs of
unnecessary cash. The old commercial catch phrase “for the times of
your life” means to appreciate what you have with those you love most
and never miss an opportunity to create a once-in-a-lifetime family
moment this summer.