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10 Secrets for Surviving a Family Vacation

The best-selling author of The Happiness Project reveals 10 must-know secrets for surviving your next family vacation.

10. Go ahead and unwind.

Perhaps the most important tip for a family vacation is — remember to take a vacation! Especially given the technology these days, it's tempting to have a change of scenery and call it a vacation. But a vacation really means taking a break from work and routine. Have fun, enjoy the moment, and let yourself relax. On a less elevated note, I would add that if you're traveling with children, it never hurts to pack a few pieces of novelty candy for a long car ride. That, and a Harry Potter audiobook, will take you a long way.

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