The secret to happiness...
We like buying things, don’t we?
Living in the 21st century it’s all around us. We can even shop online, from home, in our pj’s. The newest iPhone, or other electronic gadgets, the hottest toy for our kid. It’s all right there for us to click and buy.
Is buying stuff the way to achieve happiness and lasting memories?
Michelle st. pierre
Experiences are the way to go. Kids don’t remember the toy -- but they do remember the trip. They remember their first visit to Disney World - no matter how young, believe it or not. And if they don’t remember YOU will remember. You will remember the look of wonder on their face when they meet Mickey for the first time. The way they dance along to the music during a parade down Main Street USA. Or you will remember the way they squeal the first time a cool blue wave hits their toes on their first-ever beach vacation.
Kids remember the macaron making class they took in Paris. Or the first time they saw the Grand Canyon. Or when they swam with a dolphin. Most importantly, they will remember the happiness they felt being with their family. Making magical memories.
Research in Britain has shown that 49% of people’s happiest memories are from vacations with their families. A third of the respondents said they can still vividly remember their childhood family vacations, and a quarter of them copped to using such memories to get them through tough times, making these memories anchors to happiness, something all of our kids need as they grow up these days.
THAT’S why I travel with my family, and THAT’S why I love my job as a travel planner for busy families.
I’ve done the research – so you don’t have to. Your day-to-day life is busy enough, you don’t have time to plan a vacation, so you either put it off, or book that same house at the Jersey Shore or in the Poconos year after year. It’s time to change that. You only get 18 summers off from school with your kids, make the most of them! I am here to make your vacation stress- and worry-free!
I’ve taken my family to Walt Disney World, Universal, Disneyland Resort, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, on Disney Cruise Line, to Beaches Turks & Caicos, and to Europe so you can leverage my best practices without reinventing the wheel. I’ve been traveling with my kids since they were babies. But that doesn’t mean this is a one-size-fits-all relationship. We will connect on what’s important to YOUR family during the planning process so you get the vacation that’s right for YOUR family.
According to psychologist and best-selling author Oliver James, "Family holidays are valued by children, both in the moment and for long afterward in their memory. It's all about talking nonsense with your parents, sharing an ice cream, and moments of time in which your interests are genuinely taken into account. So if you're going to spend money on something, it's pretty clear which option makes more sense."