We spent the first half of July traveling, and by the 2nd week, I was tired of living out of a suitcase. The kids were getting cranky with their routine out of whack, too. We wanted to enjoy our beach vacation, so I made an effort to create home away from home.
And, the week went beautifully! The girls were well rested, our daily routine went smoothly, and vacation quickly began to feel like home. Which may have contributed to the shock of returning to our actual home. (What do you mean we can’t go whale watching in Indiana?!)
Still, I’m convinced creating a home atmosphere at our hotel helped the whole family feel more relaxed (well, that, and that fact that it was the cleanest hotel I’ve ever stayed in). By the end of the 1st day, we were going “home” to the Sea Lion Motel. And, we miss it already!
Here are 5 ways to create a home away from home when you travel:
Having a great place to call home was key to our enjoyment of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Huge thanks to the Sea Lion Motel & Cottages for hosting my family during our vacation. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.