Camille Styles

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How to Take a Vacation That’s Actually Relaxing

April 20th, 2017

Your bags are packed, auto-responder turned on, and the countdown to that long-awaited vacation has begun; it’s true that there’s nothing like a summertime getaway to inspire major excitement. But sometimes my intentions to unplug and truly relax don’t quite pan out, i.e. those times when I feel like I need a vacation to destress from my vacation (especially when kids are involved.) Anyone feel me? Since I’m fresh off a family trip to Cali where we checked into the dreamy Ojai Valley Inn & Spa for 3 days, I was inspired to share a few tips that worked to make it a truly rejuvenating trip, even with a 2 and 4-year-old in tow (yes, it’s possible!) Keep reading for a few ideas to help make your summer travels more blissed out than stressed out, and I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

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6 Comments under :: How to Take a Vacation That’s Actually Relaxing
  1. Gabrielle says:

    I have zero wanderlust, in part because I am also an overly organized, type-A person with a baby and a toddler. My eldest is starting to ask about beaches and planes, so planning a trip has become inevitable. Your post is convincing me it might be possible to enjoy our vacation without the burnout. If you don’t mind sharing other resources to make the planning easier it would be greatly appreciated!!

  2. justine says:

    It’s merely a trip with kids; a vacation without. Haha – this trip looks amazing and Camp Oak sounds lovely!

  3. You can also turn off notifications for your email if you’re tempted to check it every time you see the inbox count going up (like me)! Love these tips even though we don’t have kids 🙂

    xo Jules

  4. Nicole says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! Love this dress- do you mind sharing who makes it? Much appreciated xo

  5. Joy says:

    I open this post, see the first picture and I go “this is dreamy” and then you use the same word in describing the place. 🙂 I don’t have kids yet but I can relate. Sometimes I go on a holiday with the intension of just relaxing and not leaving the hotel arena. My friends find it weird that I would just stay indoors and order room service but sometimes that is just what I need.

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