Have you been dreaming about a family vacation? Picturing yourself and the kids hiking through waterfalls in the morning, then lolling the afternoon away on a pristine beach? Or are you a more cosmopolitan type and want to explore Cool Britannia now swimming in current Monarchist Prince George Mania? Perhaps an off-the-grid adventure in politically unstable but historically rich exotic locales? Sounds heavenly. But let’s be honest … usually it isn’t, is it? Paul Theroux said it best, “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” And for some of us not even then.
So step away from the car, plane, or Hyperloop (have you heard of the Hyperloop? It doesn’t exist yet but soon promises to take you from L.A. to San Francisco in only 30 minutes. Once it exists, pretend this post doesn’t, because I’ll be all for travel again). Get back in your house. Shut the front door, send the kids out the back one and turn on the A/C because here are 8 damn good reasons to stay home this August and ditch your typical family vacation.