The June release has been full of some gorgeous new products and we hope the projects from the team have been beyond inspiring!  I've picked out favorites of my own, from each of the design team members, to share with you today!  Click the link next to each team member's name to see more details about the project shown here, as well as the rest of her projects from this release!  And be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post…..you won't want to miss out on this month's release in review CONTEST!!!

 

Amy

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Laura

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Maile

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Melissa

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Last but not least, here are the color combos and sketches collected from some of your favorite release projects from this month!  You can pin the individual graphics or download the four page pdf below.

 

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inspired by Maile's card HERE

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inspired by Erin's card HERE

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inspired by Dawn's card HERE

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inspired by Ashley's original card HERE

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inspired by Nichole's original card HERE

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  • 1
    Denise says:

    We love traveling but still my most memorable is camping with the children, lying in the tent at night reading a novel together and talking well into the night…cherished memories.

  • 2
    Sallie says:

    Three weeks in France/England with my husband(and friends) honoring his “66 British sports car.

  • 3
    Theresia says:

    For the first time to Bretagne (france) with our tent-trailer. So amazing! Nature, walks, Sunshine and my loveones around me!

  • 4
    Luray says:

    I love Michigan beaches! We rented a cottage on Lake Michigan with my daughter and son in law a few years ago and had a wonderful time! The week included a trip on the Badger ferry across the lake. Fun!!!

  • 5
    Kathy D says:

    Most memorable summer vacation was a trip to Disney World that we kept a secret from the kiddos until they were getting into the minivan to start the journey

  • 6
    sano says:

    The year my daughter and two grandsons and I traveled all over the west and southwest to see the national parks! We did it in three weeks and were exhausted but what memories!!!!

  • 7
    Miriam Prantner says:

    Our trip to Sweden in 2005, pre kids. We had such a great time, and found the name for our older daughter, Eleonora.

  • 8
    Liz says:

    Going to Perth with my family when I was twelve. I think it was so memorable because my Dad wasn’t at work for two whole weeks, and we got to spend time with him. It didn’t happen much.

  • 9
    Kathy V. says:

    When we went to Washington state in 1995. Our son was 15, and that was our first and only vacation with him that was more than a weekend.

  • 10
    Ohhh Snap says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when I was 10. We lived in Florida and took a month long trip to Canada by Train! 32 Trains as we traveled Florida, to the Eastern part of Canada, then across Canada, drove Through Wyoming and the Montanas, caught another train or two back to Florida. Glacier water was the thing that really stuck with me, it was so warm and sunny, but stick a foot in a stream of glacier water and it was instant brain freeze lol. Not something you find in Florida at all.

  • 11
    Cassi Tramm says:

    Hands down, most memorable trip was to Hawaii. We visited the Big Island and Kauai — ahh maz ing! Nature is stunning πŸ™‚

  • 12
    Jamie says:

    Without a doubt, my most memorable summer vacation was the summer that I graduated from college. For my gift, my mother paid for a trip to Italy. A group of instructors and students went from the school. It was such a blast, especially seeing all of the art I had studied while being in art school. It was a trip I’ll never forget! Thank you mom!

  • 13
    Donna Phelan says:

    The first time we took a week’s vacation on Cape Cod…..little did we know that years later we would be living here permanently! Life is Better at the Beach! πŸ˜‰

  • 14
    Deborah Rose says:

    It was a lovely trip to Florida and I wish we were about to go again.

  • 15
    Polly Lemire says:

    My most favorite summers were those spent up in Nova Scotia racing sailboats, evenings in front of the fireplace, wonderful meals cooked by my mom– and lobster! So many happy memories with my family.

  • 16
    Cyndie says:

    That would be the 2 week trip to England and Ireland that I made with two friends from work that I made soon after college. Super fun driving on the left side of the road!

  • 17
    Christine R says:

    Our most memorable summer vacation was going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with other families and renting a house and having fun with friends and family on the beach. Love this new release!

  • 18
    JeanD. says:

    When I was 15 my dad took me to New Zealand for 2 weeks. My first time overseas, such a beautiful country, and I loved being with my dad.

  • 19
    LauraJane:) says:

    Those Mini camper dies are just TOOT SWEET!
    My most memorable summer vacation would be when we had a family reunion camp-out. Float trips down the river, iced watermelon and late night talks by the campfire with extended family are sweet memories:)

  • 20
    Carolyn Picken says:

    We would rent a beach house, right on the ocean. We would enjoy lazy days in the sun and surf. No cars, nowhere else to go. Great family times.

  • 21
    Dawn says:

    One summer, I worked in TΓΌbingen, Germany for 2 months. The work itself was kinda blah, but exploring was an adventure! We don’t have cities that old in North America. There was a beautiful park, and a large downtown pedestrian zone, and all kinds of new experiences every day!

  • 22
    Beth P says:

    A 3 week camping safari to Africa in 2013.

  • 23

    We go to the Jersey Shore, and two years ago was a memorable vacation. A tornado narrowly missed my niece’s home by two streets! Luckily we had a lot of sun and fun afterwards. Fabulous release!

  • 24
    Jennifer K says:

    It would be easy to say Walt Disney World, but I also really enjoyed our time in a cabin in the Black Hills – cabin life, small town shopping, watching homemade taffy being made, horseback riding. Lots of fun and I really want to take my kids there!

  • 25
    Cindy O says:

    It was one summer when I was really busy and stressed at work. My husband planned the whole trip. We went to Montreal and Quebec City for a week. Beautiful cities and countryside, and such good food. Very relaxing and some wonderful memories.

  • 26
    Isabel Z says:

    My most memorable vacation was a Spring Break trip to visit our oldest who was studying overseas for a year in Scotland. It was the first trip out of the US for our other children and it was such a wonderful experience. The Scottish people were so kind, warm, and proud of their heritage; it was a true pleasure meeting them all from the owners of the inn where we stayed to the wonderful taxi drivers who drove us around. What a beautiful country and one I would return to in a heartbeat.

  • 27
    carab says:

    My most memorable family vacation was years ago when we drove from MO to Canadian Niagara Falls and then through New York and up the coast to Maine. This is beautiful country and I remember this trip the best.

  • 28
    QP Levingston says:

    My favorite summer vacation memory is from when I went on the sixth grade class trip without my parents or siblings on a cruise to the Bahama’s.

  • 29
    Lori Weinberg says:

    I’ve had so many! But I sure would love to take my kids camping at Red Fish Lake.

  • 30
    Janell says:

    Traveling out west to the bad lands, see Mount Rushmore and seeing the prairie dogs.

  • 31
    sarah t. says:

    We drove down the West coast from Seattle to San Francisco, taking in National parks on the way. We did ball games and Boeing, caves and mountains, lakes and hot springs, and best of all had time together as a family.

  • 32
    Amy McCue says:

    I have lots of great memories of going to visit my grandparents when I was young. The had a beautiful cottage in East Tawas, Michigan right on Lake Huron. It was the neatest place with all kind of nooks and crannies in the house. We would swim in the lake and go to favorite places with the family. Not big and exciting as vacations go, but I have fabulous memories.

  • 33
    Cindy Thompson says:

    The most memorable summer vacation was when we went to Mackinac Island with the kids. The could not believe there was a place without cars and traffic. The loved it and want to go back.

  • 34
    Jennifer T. says:

    For a few years my parents, sister and I went to a family camp, along with several other families that we were friends with. We rented the beach house and spent a lot of the day on the lake or going to a nearby amusement park.

  • 35
    rashonda says:

    When I was little my family (my immediate family plus my older siblings and their families) would spend a week camping on a private camping ground by a lake. We had so much fun swimming, fishing, skiing, etc. Those were the best summer vacations. πŸ™‚

  • 36
    Janice Badger says:

    when i was 8, we spent the summer in ireland at my mother’s family farm. we met all of her relatives, most for the first time, and spent a glorious summer “helping” on the farm, playing with the animals, and enjoying the famous irish joyous approach to life. the most confusing thing was that nana wouldn’t let us bring the kittens inside to play, because she for some reason insisted that cats were only useful in the barns and were not to be pets.

  • 37
    adele says:

    My sisters and I still treasure childhood memories of summer road trips from our home in Chicago to Grandma’s house in Eastern Ohio. No turnpikes then, just beautiful vistas. We adored our Grandma, and her house was filled with interesting things to explore.

  • 38
    Meagan says:

    A few summers ago my husband and I went to Seoul, South Korea. We by chance happened to plan our vacation during one of there major festivals and it was absolutely outstanding! It’s an amazing city filled with fantastic culture and beyond yummy food!!

  • 39
    Crisanne D. says:

    One of my favorite family vacations involved going to Hill Air Force Base Museum in Utah. My little family met up with both of my grandfathers. They proceeded to tell my sons about different planes they flew in, and how equipment was used during WWII. One grandfather worked at the base as a firefighter after the war and told us stories of work experiences. I learned so much about these two great men that day.

  • 40
    Kelly in Canada says:

    Summer vacations for my family when I was a child meant going “out west” to see all of the relatives my parents had left behind when they married and moved “down east” for my dad’s work. Spending time with my grandparents, whom I rarely saw, was always special. The year Vancouver had the World Expo was probably the highlight for me.

  • 41
    Heather I. says:

    The family trip to the Grand Canyon when I was in high school.

  • 42
    diana says:

    Cross-country camping in a tent-trailer, visiting family along the way! πŸ˜‰

  • 43
    Kim Badelt says:

    I spent a couple of very memorable summers (in my more youthful years) up in far north Australia working as a volunteer with a sea turtle program. Nights on the beach looking at the stars, watching, tagging and recording turtle data made them special if sleep deprived holidays.

  • 44

    For our 5th Anniversary, my husband and I went up to the Sierra Madre mountains, way off the beaten path. We parked our camper by a trout stream and saw no other human faces for more than a week! We did see a lot of other faces though… beaver, moose, elk, deer, and one bear that ate all our Hershey bars one night!

  • 45
    Dgolly says:

    The most memorable vacation was our first trip to Disney. The memories of things we did are always talked about with love. Especially my 4 year old daughters belly dancing at Epcot.

  • 46
    Karen B says:

    A barge/bike trip through Belgium and Holland. Amazing!

  • 47
    Linda Ryszka says:

    Camping in the 1000 Islands with my family and friends. Swimming, hiking, fishing, shopping. We had the best time. Carefree days for sure!

  • 48
    Connie G says:

    Oh that is a super hard question!! So many great and memorable ones. One that sticks out though is our trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. Hiking is just breathtaking there!! Great release. Going to be hard to choose this month!! LOVE IT ALL!!!

  • 49
    Holly Saveur says:

    When I met my great love..

  • 50
    Imke Ludwig says:

    My trip to China last year. For me as Europeans a totally different world. But there is so much culture and traditions – as opposed to modernity. It was very impressive.

  • 51
    Gaby Duclos says:

    Paris in August of 2010…. My parents took my boys and my husband and I went to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. It was amazing!

    Great release, love it all.

  • 52
    Lisa Schenck says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when I was little, we stayed in a cabin at Old Man’s Cave & had bacon every morning and went swimming most of the days.

  • 53
    Amanda says:

    Our last trip to the Czech Republic…while serving up a second helping of really gross, sticky, gooey scrambled eggs I realized something wasn’t quite right because I hate scrambled eggs. It took about two minutes to realize I was unexpectedly pregnant!

  • 54
    Polly says:

    Since we didn’t live near one of my grandmas each summer we would drive to WV and visit her. It was a wonderful family trip drivng for 2 days and then always special memories seeing my grandma.

  • 55
    Lynn Hardy says:

    The first time I ever went to Greece (it was Corfu actually). I got very ill with Gastric enteritis and was in bed for three days. My husband went to get a Doctor for me and got bitten by a snake on his way back! After I recovered we couldn’t go anywhere or do any shopping as there was a General Strike for three days! Very memorable – but for all the wrong reasons.

  • 56
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    Ahhhh…fishing with my dad…my first boat ride and I caught my first fish! Best summer vacation ever….

  • 57
    sabine says:

    We didn’t start taking vacations until I was 15 but when we did start we went to the mountains in alberta camping and it was great. Fishing, walking and going to our favorite ice cream shop in cochrane on the way home!

  • 58
    Carolanne says:

    New York and New York City for 10 days!

  • 59
    Allison T. says:

    When I was in middle school we took a 21 day driving trip across the country to the Grand Canyon! What fun memories from all of the stops and adventures along the way!

  • 60
    Birgit says:

    My most memorable vacation was to my mothers home town is Pirmasens, Germany. Seeing her home town where she grew up and meeting family members that I had never met before gave me many great memories that I cherish even more, now that my mom is passed.

  • 61
    himmelsengelkind says:

    Road trip!

  • 62
    Laura O says:

    Disney World!

  • 63
    Barefoot says:

    The summer we spent in Europe was awesome

  • 64
    June K says:

    My most memorable vacation is the first time we were in Hawaii. It was more fantastic than I thought it would be. Fell in love with the island.

  • 65
    LillyB says:

    I spent every summer the same: Summer Camps. But they were a blast!

  • 66

    I don’t really remember many summers that we did anything special. Perhaps when we went on a cruise was the best. I’m just not sure if that was summer it was so long ago now. LOL

  • 67
    Sherry G says:

    My most memorable summer vacation is the summer we went to Martha’s Vineyard to visit my aunt. My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary while we were there. That’s one of the reasons I’m so excited about the West Chop lighthouse stamps

  • 68
    Meg C says:

    Most of my favorite summer vacations are centered around trail running events I did for many years. Another one was when I took my then 16 year old son to Yellowstone Park and Park City, Utah.

  • 69
    Trish Myers says:

    Definitely our honeymoon in Bali 40 years ago this November. Just the two of us starting off on our first big adventure together. We’ve had lots of summer holidays since then but that one was special.

  • 70
    JosieDeeDee says:

    We would rent a cabin for a week on a lake and some of my brothers and sisters would as well. It was a great way to relax and enjoy a week of fun on the water and I still have wonderful memories of those times. We all had children and they still talk about those weeks at “Bayview”.

  • 71
    Jackie Killorn says:

    My visit to New Zealand and Australia 7 years ago with my sister and best friend. We had a high adventure with sport activities and relaxing times.

  • 72
    Kyle E. says:

    A trip to Puerto Rico is my most memorable vacation. Sunny and warm with white sand beaches! I wish I were there right now!!!

  • 73
    Chong McAfee says:

    Trip to Italy one year while stationed in Germany. We drove through Austria and once in Italy, we toured Vatican City, colisium, leaning tower of Pisa, and Trevi fountain. On our way back, we came through Switzerland and it was lovely.

  • 74
    shell says:

    Going to the beach and staying in a little one room cabin. My husband, me and our three girls were smushed in, but listening to the girls giggle and talk about the day hearing their breathing soften as they fell asleep,was priceless!

  • 75

    My most memorable summer vacation was my honeymoon 2 years ago. We spent a week at Walt Disney world and then we had a week on a cruise. It was so amazing and my husband and I have been itching to go back ever since then.

  • 76
    christine Nixon says:

    It was our trip to New England, three summers ago. We flew into Boston, rented a car and took our time driving up the coast to Bar Harbor, spent a week there and drove back. I loved it so much I did not want to come home and would go back in a heartbeat.

  • 77
    Keysha Sain says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when me and my siblings spent the whole summer in Alabama with our great grandfather….. we rode hourses, went fishing, fed chickens – the whole nine yards! We were city kids living on a farm and it was awesome!!! We had so much fun that summer….

  • 78
    TeresaRP says:

    Renting a house in S. Dakota! All of our kids and granddaughter came. We had a great time!!

  • 79
    Sherry T says:

    Favorite vacation….we went back to Tennessee to see family and had a BIG get together over one weekend…such fun!!!

  • 80
    Helen Cole says:

    Australian summer sun and beaches are some of the best in the world! Memorable summers spent on the Queensland Sunshine Coast

  • 81

    A two week vacation when the children were 3 and 9 yrs old to Kiawah SC. Long beach walks and frolicking!

  • 82
    erin says:

    So many adventures in my life so far– the summer I spent in Spain while in college was probably a great introduction to traveling, being an adult, getting a senes of adventure while soaking up the culture of a new place.

  • 83

    My most memorable summer vacation was spending two weeks exploring Nova Scotia with my husband, minus kids. Beautiful scenery, great food and lots of long romantic walks.

  • 84
    Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    That’s an easy one. My honeymoon cruise to Alaska. Beautiful. I loved it…a lot more than I even thought I would!

  • 85
    Nadia K says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when we would go theme parking in Virginia. First we’d go to King’s Dominion then Busch Garden’s in Williamsburg. One year, we took my best friend and cousin, so we rented a huge conversion van. It was really cool to share that fun experience with them.

  • 86
    Karen Ramsey says:

    My favorite summer vacations are when I get to go to Juneau Alaska to visit my son and his family. It is such a beautiful place and I never tire of going.

  • 87
    Heather M says:

    I think the most memorable summers so far in my life would be all the summers spent camping out at the lake with my grandparents as a kid. They had a couple of campers, and the whole family would make it out there at some point for a day or two at least. My cousins (much younger than me) and I were allowed to wander around the campground, and we’d go find the playground. Swimming. Just chillin’ outside in the evenings, watching the moon on the lake. Riding bikes. My uncle’s in-laws coming by with their boat. Making friends with people on neighboring plots, being disappointed when there were no other kids HAHA. Strangely enough, I don’t ever even recall a rainy day LOL

  • 88
    AnitaR says:

    Spending a week in the Lautenbrunnen Valley in Switzerland and hiking around the Alps for a week!

  • 89

    One summer we went up to New Hampshire…at the time it wasn’t memorable in a good way but now it would be the kind of vacation I would enjoy. My sisters and I were about 10-14 or so and we stayed on a lake. There was no TV, no telephone – torture to teen girls lol! Luckily I have always been a reader so I read and wrote letters. I didn’t like being on the boat at all but my sisters did. I think that was one of the last family vacations we took.

  • 90
    Beth says:

    Taking a road trip to the beach every year. These are some of my favorite memories as a kid!

  • 91
    Kathy W says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was the year I turned 19, my parents and I spent 6 weeks driving from our home in Oregon to Alaska (where I was born, where they lived 9 years after they married–we left there when I was 3). We camped along the way, and pulled a boat on a trailer, and boated 500 miles down and back up the Tanana and Yukon rivers… It was amazing.

  • 92
    jan metcalf says:

    Camping! All the extended family would gather in the north woods, grandma and grandpa, aunts and uncles, cousins, came from the midwest. We owned the campground for a week! Fun boating, skiing, swimming, hiking, camp fire stories, bear watching, and rides into town! Great memories!

  • 93
    Alanna says:

    What a great release this had been. My most memorable summer vacation is when we went to Disneyland with my dad and grandpa. I loved every minute of it.

  • 94
    cbaz says:

    One of nicest trips ever was exploring California from SF to San Diego with my daughter and our exchange student. The weather was perfect and we had no firm plans, so we meandered, tried new foods, visited galleries, stopped at scenic overlooks – exactly what a vacation should be.

  • 95
    see mary stamp says:

    We didn’t take many summer vacations but one I remember as being a lot of fun was a stay-cation. During the week we went to the zoo, spent a day at the lake, had lunch at an air tower of a small airport, went to the horse races and a professional baseball game.

  • 96
    c says:

    Tour de France – two years in a row – with my brother. Nothing short of AWESOME! I love bike racing (watching, not doing!) and to see the pros, up close, for several days, through France…cherished memories!
    ~c

  • 97
    peggy says:

    Growing up we had a reserved camping spot, and everyone around us did too. Every summer we’d all be there. I have a lifetime of memories at this beautiful place.

  • 98
    Tina Lee says:

    A trip to the Canadian Rockies when I was 13. I can still close my eyes and see the exquisite scenery.

  • 99
    Barbara says:

    When my daughter was 12, we drove cross-country from San Diego to Charleston. We had a blast stopping in Roswell, NM, Graceland, and Dollywood.

  • 100
    Corysnana1 says:

    When I was twelve we went to cabins on a lake. I was so excited to see the water, I jumped out of the car and walked right into the water. I came out with a big old leech between my toes! I had no idea what it was and started screaming. My dad wouldn’t pull it off – it became quite an entertaining scene as I tried to pull it off and it wouldn’t budge. My brother taunting me about it sucking my blood and me crying. Finally it came off my foot, only to reattach itself to my finger!! It’s a great story now – but wasn’t so funny back then!!

  • 101
    Tammy Johnson says:

    My most memorable Summer vacation was the first time I went to Disney with my husband. It is great for adults too! πŸ™‚

  • 102
    Melissa L. says:

    As the wife of a military member I have had ample opportunity to vacation in many different places. However, I’d say going to Normandy during the D-day observances of 2013 will be one, if not the most, memorable summer vacation that our family has taken. We have traveled a lot, but the impact of walking those beaches and experiencing a tiny bit of the history was incredible.

  • 103
    Gina Florencia says:

    That will be when we went to Europe on our honey moon! Fun and romantic….thanks. Gina F

  • 104
    Karen says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a month long camping trip from PA to CA with my family when I was about 8 years old. Our stinky dachshund dog kept running over our bare legs in the front cab of our old pick up camper truck. He tore our legs apart running from one side and then the other, over and over. Then, after almost 2 weeks of travel, we had just pulled into a parking lot to catch our first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean, and the aforementioned dog (Weiner) got out of the camper and was run over by a car. We had to pack him up and race (!) over 2 hours away to get him to the nearest vet who was open, because of course it was a holiday. Lots of fun, ahem.
    Fortunately, he turned out all right. I don’t remember if we got back to see the ocean, though. :0) Winning a prize would certainly make up for some of the experiences on that trip!
    Karen

  • 105

    Thank you so much for an amazing a festive release!
    Most memorable summer vacation for me – when I spent all summer days with my sister visiting our Granny. It was so much years ago and we had really amazing chilhood summer!

  • 106
    Lynda says:

    We took all five of our kids to see Mt Rushmore and the youngest took off up the stairs by himself and went to the outdoor theater and was bopping up and down while walking the stairs singing “I’m looking for my daddy, I’m looking for my daddy”

  • 107
    Terri E. says:

    We competed with horses and we had our national competition in Oklahoma City every year. I love that town!

  • 108
    Carol b says:

    The summer we went across the country in a motor home. Our final destination was the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles withe many adventures along the way. It was a glorious way to travel since our children weren’t confined, food was always available and no need for “pit stops”. What a way to see our great country!
    Carol b

  • 109
    D says:

    My memorable summer vacation was as a child going to cape cod; it was less than an hour from where we lived but somehow was an amazing different world of sea, sand and lobster! (Not to mention that my brother and I got to pick out vacation ‘junk food’ we would never be allowed at home!)

  • 110
    Debbie Lou says:

    Most memorable vacation was the summer we took our oldest son to college. It was a long road trip to Florida with all 5 kids, but it was so fun!

  • 111
    Debi W says:

    The most memorable one was going to the Hershey chocolate factory and Hershey Park in PA. My brother and I were kids and just enthrallwd with the factory and had a blast in the park.

  • 112
    Becky M says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was actually probably my honeymoon to Chicago! It was a wonderful time with my husband and I have great memories of it!

  • 113
    Kristie G. says:

    My favorite all time summer/fall vacation was when we drove from NH to South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore. What an awesome adventure for our 4 kids and my husband and I. We traveled with a van and a tag along camper so we made different stops along the way. A vacation to remember for sure!

  • 114
    darla s. says:

    Camping in the Colorado mountains has always been my favorite family vacation memory. So relaxing and invigorating!

  • 115
    sharri reeves says:

    Growing up on a farm, we never had a chance to take big summer vacations, but we always managed to make it to a state park for the 4th of July. There would be as many as 40 people, kids and adults swimming and picnicking together, and then watching as a couple of the dad’s set off fireworks when it finally got dark.

  • 116
    Betsy L. says:

    The summer following my sister’s wedding, my whole family + new brother in law took a family trip to China! The purpose was to have the rest of the family to meet the newly wedded couple but also to travel and tour various places.

  • 117

    My most memorable summer vacation was going to San Diego a few years ago for my 40th birthday. My daughter attended a surfing camp for the first time, and she fell in love with surfing. Now she says she wants to go to college in CA.

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    Alesa says:

    A simple but sweet memories trip to Myrtle Beach with with our son, grandma and grandpa. I love looking at the photo of where our son drew a large heart in the sand with his personal message.

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    natasha trupp says:

    One of my favourite summer vacations was the road trip my family took out east to Toronto and Niagara Falls. On the way we stayed at a delightful bed and breakfast in Stratford, we also checked out the Stratford festival. Once in Toronto we saw the Phantom of the Opera which was just awesome. We also checked out the ROM and the art gallery. It was a culture packed trip!

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    Dana W says:

    As a kid we would travel to Michigan to see family, that the only thing close to a vacation i’ve ever had. Even as adult, time off meant traveling back home, and now that i am at home we don’t have the kind of money it takes to go somewhere.

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    Diana K says:

    Our first trip to Europe – France. Three weeks of just driving around, no reservations, young and carefree.

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    Annie Dill says:

    My most memorable summer vacation as a child was going with my friend’s family to a new state park for a week. I learned to waterski, which was so fun especially because I had never been allowed to take lessons in anything. This gave me a new skill.

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    Rebecca M. says:

    My daughter’s trip to London. It was magical!!

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    Kate Temple says:

    My family has been vacationing in Bethany Beach, Delaware for the past 60 years. My mom started spending summers there when she was 2, I have been every year of my life and now my boys get to spend their summers there as well. There are so many memories and traditions in this special place and I can’t wait to get there next week!!

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    Elizabeth Marie says:

    My favorite summer memory was the trip my aunt sent us on to Key West. What a fabulous resort! What fabulous food!

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    Leigh Penner says:

    Oh, that’s a great question! I’d guess I’d have to say our last one: I took my kids on a road trip to Minneapolis last summer and we had such a great time!

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    Emma says:

    Spent on the beach as a child, at the fishing town on the North Sea (aka cold!!!) in England where my Dad grew up…and insisting he constantly make cars out of sand for me to sit in…finishing up with fish and chips on the pier.

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    Melissa T says:

    My most memorable vacation was going to the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. I never thought I would want to spend three days in my bathing suit (in my not-ready-for-the-beach- body), but it was the best. It was amazing how relaxing it was. All of the new products are wonderful. I am really enjoying my Nostalgic Notions kit. πŸ™‚

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    Lauren A says:

    I don’t know that I had any one favorite… I just loved being able to stay with my grandparents for extended amounts of time πŸ™‚ They were amazing people and I loved visiting with them.

    Can’t wait for this release!! So exciting!!!!

    Lauren

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    Anne Fletcher says:

    My most memorable vacation was one I took with my son, his wife, and a 6 month old granddaughter. He had just bought a bought and wanted to go to Lake Tahoe. We rented a place on the lake and drove there, hauling the boat behind. We got there in the dark, and he had to put the boat in the water without much light. He had me come along to help with the baby, but she wouldn’t stop crying, so I had to sing to her. I tried to remember every nursery song and children’s song I had ever learned – no song worked! He finally got the boat in the water and miraculously the baby stopped crying! We ended up having a great weekend.

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    Shadra Paz says:

    Most memorable summer vacation – San Diego/Coronado Island. It was the first non-Disneyland vacation with the kiddos and although we love DL it was fun to see the kids explore and enjoy some place new. Lots of great memories!

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    lisa808 says:

    My most memorable summer vacation is the first time I went to Venice. There really is no place like it.

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    Josephine Ang says:

    We enjoyed our stay at the stone cottages in Margaret River, Western Australia with wild kangaroos coming in to the compound.

  • 134

    Fortunately I have many, but the most recent memorable one, was one that my parents generously paid for a family vacation for everyone including my sisters, spouse and children! It was truly a wonderful time.

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    pam says:

    Because we work for ourselves and can’t take time off in the summer, we haven’t had it yet ! But my most memorable was a fall trip for Nuit Blanche in Toronto. We roamed the streets all night long with hundreds of thousands of people participating in various art installations. Truly amazing !

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    Andrea says:

    My most memorable vacations are those spent with my family and extended family and friends in the Poconos. We had a large group that always got together at the same resort each year. It was so much fun. Sadly most of the “parents” in the group are no longer with us but we all have those great memories of fun times.

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    Angie V says:

    My most memorable trip with my family is when we went to South Dakota.Beautiful scenery!We had so much fun!

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    Keri says:

    Our once in a lifetime trip to Hawaii! 8 glorious days on Oahu. Crystal clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, excellent food, moonlit strolls on the beach. I did NOT want to come home. πŸ˜‰

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    TinyTiger says:

    We went to Florida to visit my aunt and cousins.
    I had never been and got a really bad sunburn.

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    Renee Ludlow says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when my older sister and I camped on a beach together when I finished high school. We had so many laughs and she imparted lots of sisterly wisdom on me. I will never forget it.

  • 141

    My most memorable vacation was my first trip to Savannah, GA. I fell in love with the area and would move there in a minute.

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    Karen Walker says:

    Our most memorable vacation was two years ago. A friend of our daughter moved to Istanbul and invited us to come stay with them. It was an amazing trip, and because we were living with friends we saw so much more than we would have if we’d been on our own.

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    Julia L. says:

    My most memorable one is quite possibly memories of two vacations together. I am not sure if it really was one or two in reality! When I was under 10 we went out west. I remember going to the Grand Canyon, 4-corners, Glacier, Yellowstone national parks. We drove there without A/C running and the windows open in our 1979 Plymouth Volare.

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    Marty says:

    It would have to be the family reunion on Molokai followed by more family time on Maui. It was so amazing, emotional & great fun for all. Such a blessing to see my Mom with her sisters & all the family getting reacquainted… so many cherished memories!

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    Hlee says:

    Summer camping with my family when I was little. I haven’t gone camping in a while, so I still think about that particular camping trip. It rained the whole time we were there but we had the best time doing everything in the rain…fishing, swimming, cooking. I’ll always remember it as one of the best vacations I’be ever had.

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    linda in nc. says:

    My most memorable vacation was the summer I spent with my grandparents in Austria. That time spent with them and the memories we made are so precious to me.

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    Joyce says:

    Our first cruise. We went to the Carribean. It was our first time seeing white and pink sand beaches, crystal clear water, how the islanders lived. It was breathtaking!

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    Liz McAllister says:

    My favorite vacation memories are from mychildhood. We had a boat in the thousand islands in the St Lawrence. Sleeping outside under the trees, loads of kids to hang around and explore with.
    Nice release this time!

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    Tina B. says:

    A few summers ago, our family rented a cabin on the Buffalo River. It was a peaceful and relaxing vacation. We spent the days canoeing, fishing and visiting quaint towns. The evenings were spent cooking as a family and rocking on the porch…no tv or electronics. One of the best vacations ever!

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    Sue in Grapevine says:

    When I was in 6th grade, my family rented a cabin tent for a week at a lake resort where we would normally only go for the day. It was so much fun to swim & paddleboat & get ice cream cones from the cantine!

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    Rita says:

    A family vacation at a lake resort. Fishing with my dad, laughter around the campfire, homemade games, and surprise potluck dinners. Good times!

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    Carol R says:

    My most memorable summer family vacation – a trip to Disneyland in our Toyota Chinook Camper We stayed in the Disneyland campground and sat out each night to watch the fireworks each night before going to bed. It was an awesome, unforgettable trip!

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    Michele H. says:

    Does my honeymoon count? My hubbie & I were married in Las Vegas in July, then drove across the Mojave desert to L.A. International airport, then honeymooned in Tahiti for a week! I’ll never forget how beautiful it was to see the sun rise up over the desert as we left Vegas, and less than 24 hours later, watch the sun rise up over the South Pacific! Amazing way to begin our new life together!

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    Carole says:

    The Cabot Trail stands out vividly as a wonderful vacation. The scenery and people we met were both fantastic. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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    Cindy C says:

    As a child, all six of us packed in our Pontiac Catalina driving from northern Ohio to upstate New York near the Thousand Islands. We rented a cabin for a week and had a blast swimming, fishing, hiking and being a family! Loved it so much, we did it again the next year!

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    Chris Cross says:

    My Dad took about family of six to Florida when I was in Jr. High back in the 70’s. We saw and did everything. Amazing memories!!

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    Kalyn Kepner says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a trip to Spain with my 4 girlfriends! It was such an adventure and filled with delicious food and gorgeous sights!

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    christi in ma says:

    our honeymoon – a cruise to Bermuda
    it was relaxing and romantic

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    Carol D. says:

    When I was 8 or 9, we did a “tour” of all the natural wonders in California. We sweated and were parched in Death Valley, nearly froze in the water of the King River in Yosemite, and gaped at the giant Sequoia trees. Oh, and some bears (NOT Yogi and Boo-boo) ate all the food in our metal cooler.

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    Erin says:

    One of my most memorable summer vacations was a trip to the Oregon coast with my grandparents! The beach, sun & sand!

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    Judy M. says:

    I have many wonderful summertime memories. One that stands out is a trip my husband and I made to Ireland, Scotland and England. We were in Edinburgh when the Scottish Tattoo was being performed at the Castle and it was an amazing experience I’ll never forget.

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    Renee says:

    I know it’s not officially a “vacation”…
    but my most memorable summer would be the summer of ’96.
    My brother was home from TX…
    my husband and I from MD…
    and it would be the last time we would all be together so those memories are my favorite.

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    Lisa R says:

    Our best vacation was driving from Illinois to Washington State with our two sons (then in Jr. Hi and HS). We went at our own pace, stopping when we wanted, seeing a lot of amazing things, pitching a tent at night, and just being together.

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    JulieZ says:

    A trip out west when I was a kid starting in Las Vegas and then into various stops in California and even a day trip into Tiajuana. Good times and great memories.

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    Bonnie T. says:

    When I was ten years old our family took a trip across the country with my grandparents. It was one of my fondest childhood memories. The best part for me as a kid was seeing snow in July in Colorado.

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    Heather Peterson says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was to France and Spain. It was my first time out of the country and gave me memories I will never forget.

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    sue (foleysfriend) says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was travelling by car with my grandparents, mom and siblings from Toronto to the Pacific Ocean, so my grandpa could fish! It was a bit cramped but the memories are all so sweet.

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    Tracey C. says:

    I think my most memorable Summer vacation is the one we have coming up. Growing up, we never really went anywhere for vacation. No money and time to do so. As we grew up, I got to travel on trips with school and the fife and drum corps I was in. As an adult, with the many years my parents worked so hard, they now had the means to treat their children to some amazing vacations that they couldn’t when. We were younger, but now they included their grandchildren as well. He have gone to family dude ranches, on a cruise, and I have nothing but happy memories of each one. My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in April of 2014. In May, we found out it was in operable. Mom began chemo treatments, and was doing pretty well, so she decided another family trip was in order, and she planned another family cruise for this Summer. January 9th, my mom somewhat unexpectedly passed away. As a family, we decided that we think mom would still want us to go on the trip. So we are. With that, no doubt it will be a mixed bag of emotions, but as mom herself even said “this could be the last one” some of my nieces and nephews are in college now, and have jobs, and it is hard to coordinate everyone’s schedules, so it really could be, so I plan to make sure we have lots of happy memories to last a lifetime. ❀️

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    Nancy Ward says:

    My most memorable vacation would have to be when I was young, and my family drove to Florida. I was so amazed to see how bananas grow on tress and how cotton grew in fields.

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    Christy says:

    When I was young, almost every summer we would drive up north to Sauble Beach. The most memorable was when a storm was coming because the waves were SO big and SO fun. My younger brother and I had a fabulous time while our parents watched us on the beach. We may have been the only ones on the beach that day. ?

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    Karli M says:

    One summer, we spent a week in Catalina island. I had so much fun doing outdoor activities and interacting with nature! Even though I was only an hour away from home, I felt I was a whole world away!

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    Melissa Sibert says:

    I have two answers. I love going to the beach each year with my family, and each year we say it is the best vacation,because as our sons get older they discover new joys of the ocean and what we do.

    My second answer is my month long trip to Germany and Austria my sophomore year in college as part of a German language summer school class I took. I so want to go back and share all the history and beauty with my family.

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    Mimi R says:

    It was the month of October and we were going to Hawaii for our destination wedding! It was a magical time with the ocean behind us while we said our vows to each other and in front of our family and friends!

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    Greta H says:

    Most memorable was a houseboating vacation on Lake Shasta with my sister & her family. We laughed until we cried playing games every night & loved swimming at all hours right off the back of the boat. Not living in the same state, it was one of the best times with my nieces when they were young.

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    Audrey says:

    The summer that we took the kids to Europe for the month of July is the most memorable.

  • 176

    In 1984, my Mom took us to the World’s Fair in New Orleans…it was our last vacation with her. It was the best vacation ever…I have a soft spot in my heart for New Orleans now.

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    Viki says:

    When we took our kids to South Dakota. We didn’t set a schedule and moved at our own pace. I gave our kids $10 in quarters and told them I would take a quarter away each time they argued or asked how much longer. They each came home with $9.50.

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    Sandy Kay says:

    I would have to say that last year when my youngest daughter and family took me along on a cruise to the Bahamas! I loved being on that Royal Caribbean ship – waited on hand and foot! I had to work hard getting back into my regular routine when I got back!

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    Susi K says:

    One summer my family and I went to Italy and connected with cousins & family I hadn’t met yet – we spent one afternoon together that will be my favourite memory forever!

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    Becky Green says:

    I think all the summers our kids were little are the summers that stand out to me. Setting up the little kiddie pool, finding things for the kids to do those summers, just being a mom that wanted to enjoy being home with her kids…. those are the summers that stand out the most to me. Watching our kids play was THE BEST!!! (Not so exciting to some, but TOTALLY WORTH IT!) πŸ˜‰

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    Dinorah says:

    Our most memorable vacation was this past Christmas because we got to spend an entire month in Puerto Rico. We have never been on a vacation for more than 5 days and being in Puerto Rico for a month we were able to explore the Island and learn a lot about our culture and history. We were able to learn a lot about where our ancestors came from and how they lived. By the way, my maternal family could have had a reality show before the any of those large families with reality shows because my mom has 16 siblings. The way they grew up was just amazing to me. I was able to see my mom’s humble home which was something I was dying to see. We were truly blessed with our Christmas vacation and will never forget such a memorable experience!

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    Amanda says:

    The summer I turned 18 years old and I went my family’s village. There I met with the guy I had been in love with since I was 14 and finally, that summer, we started dating. It was a magical summer, filled with beautiful walks along the river, sunsets and amazing feelings. And it was when I first kissed a guy ever!!!(actually he kissed me, at night, at the bell tower;)). Beautiful memories.

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    Monika Davis says:

    Probably when we went on a cruise the first time. What an experience, everything new and fancy… the food, dressing up for dinner… I love visiting different countries too.

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    Amy R says:

    Our most memorable vacation was to the beach in RI with both of our kids. It was a gorgeous week relaxing with our family.

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    Rebecca B. from FL says:

    Hmmm, favorite summer memory is definitely going to stay with my dad for the summers. He always found fun things for us to do.

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    Mona S says:

    It was a spontaneous mini vacation we went camping up near cripple creek at the end of June which is suppoed to be warm in the mountains but it rained every day and it was soooo cold, we had the best time even though we were stuck in the tent most of the time, what a great memory!

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    Dorothy C. says:

    My first camping trip at the age of forty. I was amazed when a woman actually baked a cake in a dutch oven nestled in the coals. I was hooked and haved loved camping since then.

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    cindy says:

    Last year’s trip. We rented a condo on Siesta Key, right on the most beautiful beach. It was perfect!

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    LaurieJ says:

    We didn’t take very many vacations when I was a child, but we did do a 3-week cross country vacation when I was seven where we visited almost all of the western states, plus Vancouver and Victoria. It was a wonderful trip! A kid from the plains of the Midwest seeing the mountains, and the ocean, and the desert…and Disneyland! We have such a beautiful country.

  • 191
    kren says:

    I am going to have SO much fun reading these entries today to see what everyone else says.
    My most memorable/favorite vacation was a trip out west in our RV. I managed to get us ALL the way out to the Grand Canyon and didn’t get us lost once! I didn’t even have us into an alley or going the wrong way at all! That was no easy feat since I am so “directions challenged.” So all those wonderful national parks, all so different, and beautiful in their own unique way will be memories that I will always cherish.
    We no longer have our RV and I am very nostalgic seeing the items in this release.

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    Cindy H. says:

    When I was young every Sunday after Mass, we would go to the beach (actually a very large pond). Not only my parents, brother and I but two aunts and uncles and many of my cousins. Besides the beach there were picnic grounds and a field. We’d all spend the day swimming, eating, and playing sports. Some of the happiest times of my life!

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    Samantha says:

    When we were kids, we were fortunate to grow up on beautiful Mara lake in southern British Columbia. Every summer, us kids lived at the beach, coming home for lunch, then back to the beach, come home for supper, then back to the beach for a fire and to watch the meteor showers in the starry sky. Summer vacation was the best!

  • 194
    Kelly says:

    Alaskan cruise up the inner passage. Just beautiful scenery and even got a sunburn!

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    Pam Hollie says:

    When our children were young, we took a trip to Disneyworld. It was a magical vacation that is remembered fondly by all.

  • 196
    Dana Kirby says:

    Our family loves to travel. We are on vacation right now, visiting Niagara Falls and Montreal. My favorite vacation would have to be going to London last year. My favorite place to visit is Maui, love the beach and the relaxing time! Thanks PTI for another great release!!

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    JoanneP says:

    A school trip to Dorset, UK. Beautiful carefree activity filled days. It’s never quite the same when I know have to pay and plan holidays myself!

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    Jill Norwood says:

    My most memorable vacation was the trip our family took down the Mississippi River in a houseboat. We liked it so much that we did it again a couple years later! What an adventure!!

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    Jackie says:

    When I was little we used to go to Cherokee, NC for a week or so in the summer. That was way back when it wasn’t so touristy, and the Native Americans were everywhere, in full costume with headdresses with feathers down to the ground and all. One of them spoke to me and I thought I was a goner! Looking back it is hilarious, but I was terrified at the time. He looked very serious and seemed like he was 7 feet tall and I was probably no more than 4 feet at the time.

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    Pat A. says:

    Our first trip to Hawaii, to the island of Maui, was the most memorable vacation ever. Such beauty everywhere you looked! Every aspect of that trip was perfect, from the food, the accommodations, the sightseeing, the perfect weather…I am still in awe of that place almost twenty years later!

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    Davinia Lo says:

    My most memorable summer vacation would have to be going on road trips with my whole family and this one particular trip my dad only remembered to bring one and only CD. Let’s just say we never listen to that CD ever again! Lol think we even gave it away!

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    Pippa67 says:

    That is a while ago, in 1994, when i was with a group of 7, all friends and family. Nobody had any responsibility yet. We traveled for 3 1/2 weeks through Australia, my second home country. And one of those 7 persons turned out to be the man of my life, my husband. So I’m so glad we were both on that same holiday

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    Brandi R says:

    WOW! So much Fabulous YUM!!!! What GREAT projects with this yummy release β™₯

    My most memorable summer vacation….Has to be our first family trip to Florida. Lots and Lots of pier fishing for my parents while my brother and I just played on the pier and would snag bait for them from time to time, LOL. We couldn’t wait till we were big enough to do some real saltwater fishing.

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    Dianne Fike says:

    My most memorable vacation was going to Daytona Beach with a girlfriend and her family for a couple of weeks. We had so much fun and stayed right on the ocean front. I loved it and will always remember it.

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    Gail Genrich says:

    Definitely a camping trip (in a tent) with 3 of my siblings, mom and Grandma. Drove to Northern Minnesota and went to Itasca State park. Best family time EVER with tons of adventure along the way.

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    Heather says:

    Taking my oldest son to San Diego a few years ago. It was his first time to go to the beach and he would squeal every time a wave would roll in. We were there for hours and he never tired of it…the last wave was just as good as the first. I can still recall the look on his face and hear him laughing.

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    Debbie Selby says:

    My most memorable trip was our Cruise trip to Bora Bora, New Zealand and Australia. Each place was so different with its own charm, but all breathtakingly beautiful!

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    April says:

    My most memorable vacation was to Padre Island the beach as beautiful with sandy white beaches, blue skies, and lots of down time with my husband it was our first trip together before becoming a blended family!

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    Cynthia says:

    I recall my summer vacations to Disney World as a child with great fondness. My grandparents, who are no longer with us, took us starting the year after Disney World opened until we were teenagers.

  • 210

    Our first trip to visit my family with our new baby. We celebrated his first birthday, went to the beach, and he and my husband both got super sick. With a mix of lots of good memories and some not-so-good memories, it will be a summer vacation I’ll never forget.

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    Beth says:

    I dont think we have had it yet.. we leave in 1 week for 16 days in Europe.. it is a DREAM vacation coming true! So I am gonna say it will be this one! (but I do LOVE all our trips we are lucky enough to take!!)

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    Tracy says:

    My most memorable summer vacation is going camping with my friend’s family, we had so much fun, going to the lake, sitting around the campfire, and meeting new people at the campground.

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    Carol Willis says:

    My most memorable holiday was when I was about 14. We’d gone to Bournemouth and my friend and I were enjoying ourselves in a club when my Dad came and got us and told us we had to leave because the car had been hit by a bus. No-one was hurt, but the car was in pretty bad shape. We had to drive the whole way back to London feeling like we were driving round in circles because the whole front of the car was bent to the left!! Wonderful car did get us home though.

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    Mel H says:

    We went on a wonderful Disney Cruise. Best vacation ever!!!

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    Manda says:

    Sleeping on a yacht and sailing in the Whitesunday Islands with a bit groups of friends. Running on pristine beaches and swimming off the yacht was so much fun!

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    Amy Cooley says:

    My husband and I traveled to Sedonda, AZ before our kids came along! Such a beautiful area!

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    Betty H. says:

    My best summer vacation, so far, is when my husband and I spent a week in NYC. It was pretty special.

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    Julie Rae says:

    I grew up in the Cascade Mountains of Western Washington so camping was a nearly-every-weekend kinda thing in the summer. What was my first big vacation and still so memorable 50 years later was my first trip out of state: we left the U.S. and visited Vancouver B.C.! My most vivid memory is of the happy penguins at their zoo (who has happy penguins in the summer?) and the killer whale that was constantly pestered by a porpoise–he wanted to play. I could have stayed at the underground observation window to this day, if my parents hadn’t pulled me away. Awe inspiring!

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    Tammie Koehnen says:

    My most memorable summer vacation would have to be a trip to the Grand Canyon! It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been! It’s amazing. Went there with my husband and we had the best time taking in nature and hiking.

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    Rose Noelle says:

    My most memorable vacation was going to Jamaica with my husband before we had kids. Or Hawaii. Or the Bahamas. Or Nantucket. Or California. Ok, every vacation with my husband has been amazing!!

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    During the month between the end of my Sophomore year in college and my wedding, my mom, dad, brother, sister and I took a three week long trip across the US in our motor home. We started in NH, drove across to Idaho, then down to Arizona and back across to NH. We got to see so many incredible things and US landmarks. We went to Mt. Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the St. Louis Arch just to name a few! We even had a snowball fight in the Colorado Rockies. The whole trip was awesome.

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    Nita K. says:

    The summer we got married and went to Paris. We were not so long out of college, fairly broke, but so in love. We fortunately won the trip at a bridal show and made it our honeymoon. It was perfect!

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    annheidel says:

    Three years ago, my four kids and I did a cross-country road trip to take my oldest to college. We did sightseeing along the way, sang along to multiple CDs, and had a wonderful time. Great memories!

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    D says:

    My favorite and most memorable summer trip was in 2011 when my husband and I backpacked through Europe!! It was the first time either of us had gone and we did it right. We were gone for 3 weeks and we went to 5 countries! It was incredible!!

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    Melissa friedrich says:

    My most memorable vacation was to Spain – it was my first time to Europe and I marveled at the old cities and cathedrals and Barcelona was my favorite city there.

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    My most memorable summer would have to be backpacking around Europe. It was amazing. I saw so much, met amazing people and got to visit new and old friends. It was the perfect way to end a year long exchange at a French university.

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    Kylie Z says:

    Any trip to the beach is a memorable one with our family of five and extended family members.

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    Tee Tee says:

    Definitely my trip to Prague-what a beautiful city.

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    JoAnn H says:

    Every year we rent a cabin in Northern Ontario with family & friends… The city kids have so much fun with swimming and fishing and campfires

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    richard vd L says:

    My most memorable summer vacation memory is the first time we actually spend the summer vacation in a different country. After several year staying in the Netherlands, because my brother and me were considered too young to enjoy the experience of travelling. My parents made the trip especially memorable, stopping and staying in several places along the route before our vacation at Lake Garda in Italy

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    S. Molinari says:

    Favorite vacation as a child was probably camping in the Redwood National Forest in California. We lived on the desert with virtually no trees so the contrast was awesome!

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    jamie says:

    Camping in the Black Hills…..so relaxing and beautiful!

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    Sharon W says:

    For the last six years we, my husband and I, our 3 kids, their families (which include our 7 grandchildren, have taken a family vacation to Pismo Beach here in California. We all love it there! Most memorable was the year one of my grandsons got lost in the sand dunes…in the end it was funny but not so much for the 40 minutes or so before he found us!

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    Nancy L. says:

    The summers vacations we took to Mexico with my parents as teenager. We could see our Grandparents and just have fun!

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    Patti O says:

    I have been lucky to do a lot of traveling, but my most memorable summer vacation was when I was 10. Our extended family rented a huge farnhouse in Vermont where we went swimming in the ice cold creek, visited with the milk cows and just ran around being happy and free. Oh to capture that feeling again!

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    AllysonA says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was the year we took 8-month-old twin babies to San Diego, California, for a 5-day family reunion. Talk about crazy fun! I think we seriously took everything with us, including the kitchen sink. Thank you for the fun week of beautiful inspiration. Can’t wait for my PTI package to arrive!

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    Bette manning says:

    we went to Hawaii for 2 weeks for our 25th wedding anniversary..We saw 4 islands and each one was beautiful and unique and the tribute to Pearl Harbor was so moving…it was just a wonderful trip that I will never forget!

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    Karen Baker says:

    I loved Sea World when I was 13. It made the 27 hour car ride worth it!

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    Kristie H says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was going back east to see family via a long car ride across the country. I was in 5th grade and it really opened my eyes up to the world.

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    Kristina says:

    The one that stands out in my mind was a couple of years ago, my hubby and I took our 9 children to Zions National Park and the Grand Canyon and camped. We had so much fun without any technology to entertain. We hiked, we played games, we read. Best vacation ever. A close second is when we took all the kids on a cruise last year. Hardly saw the kids because the had activities for each age group, but it was very relaxing and we saw some cool things together. Now my oldest is leaving and I will forever cherish those last times we could all be together for it’s going to be a while before that happens again!

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    Kailash says:

    It was a week we spent in Nova Scotia, visiting Halifax, Peggy’s Cove. Prince Edward Island. We rented a car and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, food, sights and sounds. Love all those treasured and precious memories. It was definitely a memorable trip:-)

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    Jamie Greene says:

    Well 7 years ago we took our family to Disney World! It was the first time for my husband and I and of course our kids. Truly a magical vacation all around!!

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    Mary-Anne V. says:

    What a great release. My fav. vacation memory was going to Hawaii over 14 years ago…loved it and want to take the kids there someday.

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    Amy says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a camping trip to Lake Wenatchee when I was a child. Everything that could go wrong did, but we stuck it out and now it provides the most stories that we love to tell at family gatherings and laugh and laugh about. πŸ™‚

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    jengd says:

    Another fabulous release! As for vacay, it could be one of two. There was our son’s 1st trip
    To the beach when he ate his weight in sand. Then there’s the one we’re on right now. Got in last night and will be here for several days, just the three of us. Nice!

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    ERIN DRISLANE says:

    Summers in Cape Cod when I was younger.

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    merryf says:

    For several years when I was a girl in the mid-1970s my parents used to take me and my brother “Family Camping” — the northern New Jersey Jewish Federation opened its sleepaway camp in Pennsylvania to families the week before Labor Day after the campers had all gone home. Many counselors stayed and there were activities for children, swimming, arts & crafts, and evening entertainment. Each family stayed in a bunk-house. It was the one time we were all together as a family and some of my fondest memories are of my dad teaching us to row a boat and to fish and to love the outdoors.

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    Victoria h says:

    Mauritius- instead of a party for a big birthday my husband and I decided to enjoy a luxurious holiday for us and our children. We all loved it. There were lots of sporting activities as well as time to relax. We all want to go back!

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    Diane says:

    The vacations from my childhood, going to the beach in Ocean City, MD every summer with my cousins, are the ones that were the most memorable to me (even 50 years later!)

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    Jan B says:

    Going to Paris with my daughter. First time I had been to Europe. She did a marvelous job as tour guide.

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    Pat Whitley says:

    Two friends and I spent 6 days on a road trip to a friends wedding in North Carolina. We surprised him. Then, we went to Charleston, SC, OBX and Hatteras lighthouse!, Kitty Hawk, Colonial Wiliamsburg, and Jamestown. Fun times!

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    Marianne K says:

    We took the kids on vacation to Cabo and my husband surprised us by arranging for a limo to take us to the airport! My middle child ( a son) who was 8 at the time was beyond excited! To see his face light up was a great way to start a family vacation!!

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    Brinda says:

    A night under the stars in a tent and white water rafting during the day!! Wonderful memories…

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    Jill A says:

    Spending 9 days on the Island of Saint John was a great vacation–we rented a jeep–stayed on the end of the Island overlooking Salt Pond Bay. We had a fun time ate lots of good food–relaxed–watched the cruise ships pass by at night and would love to go back. Beautiful beaches and turquoise waters!!!!

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    Emily M. says:

    Growing up, we didn’t have much money, so my mom made sure that when we actually did go on vacation, it was very memorable. We went to Hannibal, MO to visit Mark Twain’s hometown, plantation houses in Mississippi, George washington’s home in Mt Vernon and Williamsburg… But I think the best one was where our entire family came from various points in the US to rent a house on the beach in the Outer Banks. For an 8 year old who had never seen the beach, being right across the street for a whole week was incredible.

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    Patricia F. says:

    The first time we took our 3 sons to our nation’s Capitol many years ago was an amazing vacation. Our sons were so into the history of our country & were mesmerized by all of the monuments, the National Archives, the Smithsonian & all of its treasures, the solemnity of Arlington National Cemetery, & the White House tour. They’re all grown now but still reminisce about that special family vacation.

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    Jennifer Stewart aka Scrappin' Aggie says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when we went to Hawaii for 2 weeks in 2012. My hubby, 2 kids and I explored Oahu and Maui by hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and observing. It was so relaxing and also full of adventure!

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    Bora Bora—an absolute paradise!!!

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    Sue says:

    Our first trip to Europe to celebrate our 30th anniversary. That trip ignited a love goes foreign travel for my husband and myself.

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    Susan from Colorado says:

    One summer my mom and I took a trip down the Oregon coast. We stopped at all the wonderful beaches and saw all the wonderful sites that were available. Mom was a single parent so we rarely went on vacations. This trip was an amazing treat and the memories have lasted for years.

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    Sue D says:

    Most memorable summer vacation was our annual trips to a lakeside resort area. Very relaxing and fun for the kids.

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    Teresa Currie says:

    My husband and I taking our 2 children to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, for a week of playing on the beach and swimming in the ocean.

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    Maureen P says:

    oh, this is a hard one! I’m just going to go with my honeymoon. We went to Victoria, BC and then up Vancouver Island to go salmon fishing. It was so much fun as a new husband and wife.

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    Tiffany says:

    My favorite summer vacation was our first trip to Yosemite National Park. My husband proposed on that trip. Very romantic!

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    crestajune says:

    My best friend and I just returned from a 3-week, 4,000 mile tour of 9 National Parks. It was AMAZING!

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    My most memorable summer vacation was a trip to the eastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We took the ferry boat from Mackinaw city over to Mackinac Island and spent the day there touring the fort, taking a carriage ride (no cars on Mackinac Island)around the island, prowling all the gift shops, and eating FUDGE!!! before taking the last ferry back to the mainland in the evening. We spent some time sitting in the little bridge view park that evening watching traffic over the Mackinaw Bridge. The next day we went through the old Mackinaw Fort and the Old Mill, then headed north to Sault St. Marie (the Soo, as it’s known here in Michigan). We toured an old ore boat, took a boat through the Soo Locks (which goes from Lake Superior into Lake Huron), and spent a couple hours at the locks observation deck watching the boats going through the locks. As my husband worked loading the ore boats, he actually knew a couple people on the boats that went through. The day we were at the locks the biggest freighter on the lakes went through going west to Duluth. The next day we started home and took in the Maritime Museum & Lighthouse at Whitefish point. Was a very relaxing weekend as the weather was perfect.

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    Kirsten E says:

    Camping at Mabel Lake with 2 other families. We would swim, play in the sand and water ski all day. Campfires at night. It was wonderful.

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    Carolyn Stoenner says:

    Going away to camp for the first time all by myself when I was 11. It was a camp for children sick with heart disease who had to be monitored by nurses, etc. My doctor made it possible to go by telling me about it and then writing the explanation of my problem to them. It was so much fun to be with other children who had to limit their physical activities. Yet no one talked about their problems. We just had fun, fun, fun!

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    Janell says:

    I don’t know if I can pick just one favorite summer vacation. The summer of 2002 when my husband and I went on a cruise with my family was fun. We just got home from our recent family vacation in Boston on friday and that was great. I guess any vacation with my family would have to be my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win some really cool papertrey ink stuff!!!

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    Suzanne A. says:

    We usually vacation in the winter to get away from the cold and snow. So my most memorable summer vacation would be when we went to Florida once in July – we had the beaches all to ourselves!

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    Danielle says:

    My most memorable summer vacation(s) were camping with my family along the North Shore (MN) of Lake Superior. Campfires, s’mores, hiking, swimming, and just being together!

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    My most memorable summer vacation was when my family went to Virginia to see my Uncle receive his military ranks award….It was so exciting being on a Navy ship and seeing everything. I was so proud of my Uncle and his accomplishments. Thanks PTI for making me think about a memory that was long ago…

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    Martha B says:

    Travelled to New England from Newfoundland Canada by car and stumbled upon Kennebunk Port. Just love that quaint little town. Went back for several years after ,but need to go again.

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    Kathy A says:

    We live in Michigan and the most fun and memorable is going Up North, anywhere up in northern Michigan is beautiful.

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    Peege04 says:

    Most memorable vacation was a week in Paris. We were in a lovely little apartment in a neighborhood with great restaurants and a fantastic pastry shop where we could get a breakfast treat to bring home. It felt like being a real Parisian!

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    LindaCC says:

    Most memorable summer vacation was when I was young, maybe third or fourth grade. Family took our new little camper behind out station wagon and headed to California from Wisconsin to visit my aunt and uncle! What an adventure all along the way!

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    Sarah says:

    Car trip out West to Oregon and then down the coast of California. We love driving trips!

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    Kara Lynne says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when I was thirteen. It was the one vacation that our family ever took besides going to visit relatives. We drove from WI down to Florida (visiting relatives along the way, of course). I saw the ocean for the first time.

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    Janet B from WV says:

    The year I graduated high school my best friend & I went to CA (where I grew up) for a week. It was so much fun too see old friends & introduce my friend to some of my favorite places!

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    Pat Baker says:

    My most memorable vacations have been traveling to foreign lands! In 2010, my mom took my neice and I to Brazil to visit my Brazilian exchange sister (she stayed with us for 3 months when I was a senior in high school in 1969!) That visit was amazing in so many ways! I hope to go back again some day! Other than that trip, I have been to Bali, Sri Lanka, and several countries in Europe over the years. There are still MANY places on my bucket list!

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    Alexandra Madison says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was visiting my cousins in Germany during the summer of ’86. We travelled around Europe and had a great time! I can’t wait to take my family on a trip like that.

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    Cindy Otto says:

    Before all my boys started moving out of the house, we took a family vacation to the Canadian Rockies. It was a most memorable trip. Everyone had a great time and left with tons of memories. I hope they will take their families back some day.

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    Janice Marcham says:

    My most memorable vacations would be the many years we vacationed on Nantucket! My family loved the island and we spent many wonderful years vacationing there. When the ferry would round Brant Point lighthouse I would say to myself, ” We’re home!” I will never forget the years and memories we made on the island!

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    Maria says:

    A family road trip to San Antonio,TX. It was a full week of family jam pack fun. Our family to this day still reminisce on this special vacation!Great release!

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    kelly says:

    i have to include two summers; one year, mom and dad took my sister and i to the east coast of canada in a rented rv (it rained every day and the rv leaked! but i discovered my love for all things celtic and have never looked back) and two years later we took a road trip (this time in the car staying at b&bs with no leaking troubles πŸ™‚ ) to the west coast of canada. i have very vivid memories of both of those trips though they were both more that 35 years ago!

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    sanketi says:

    My most memorable trip was 3 weeks in London…super fun !

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    betty lou says:

    As a farming family, vacations weren’t even a thought. But for some reason (I was only six.), my parents decided to go on one!!!! THAT was the only vacation we enjoyed together because my daddy died of cancer just a few short years later. Cherished memories!

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    Carrie Lowe says:

    It was a trip I took across the country with my sister. Driving from Denver to the east coast. We took many detours and had quite an adventure seeing a lot of America’s large and small towns along the way.

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    Colleen C. says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when my Mom, sister and I spent a week in New York. We had such fun going to Broadway shows and museums. It was such a great trip and really special to spend that time with my Mom and sister.

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    Kim Hill says:

    My favorite trip has always been our trips back to NJ to see my family. My boys and I have so much fun visiting and creating memories!

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    Alisyn says:

    I remember going with my family to San Diego, CA, when I was very little. I fell in love with the beach and the ocean for the first time and have loved it ever since!!

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    Kay Ahlberg says:

    We went to Washingtin D C when I was a girl. Saw the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Arlington Cemetery. I would love to go back and do it again as an adult. We have such a great history!

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    TamiBabs says:

    My family traveled a LOT as I was growing up and I have some awesome memories from those trips but by far my most memorable trip was a 2 week land/sea vacation to Alaska with my sister and her DH. It’s been 3 years since that trip and I still tell stories about it!

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    Our Bali vacation was my most memorable summer vacation. My husband finally get to see my home country and I get to meet my niece for the first time on this vacation. Being together with my whole family means the world to me.

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    Bev says:

    So many good memories…I think the week we spent at my uncle’s cabin in northern Wisconsin with family and friends, and a host of other kids our age. Fishing, swimming, running through the woods, campfires and all of us stuffed into sleeping bags in the screened in porch to sleep. We were dirty, and tired, but what an adventurous week it was! Thanks for reminding me of that memory!

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    Pam says:

    Sadly, I have never had a summer vacation.

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    Nicki Lundeen says:

    IT WOULD HAVE TO BE WHEN I TOOK MY CHILDREN TO DISNEY WORLD. WE HAD SUCH AN AMAZING TIME. SEEING THE WONDER IN THEIR EYES WAS SO PRECIOUS, AND IT SOMETHING THAT I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REDO. I WILL CHERISH THOSE MEMORIES FOREVER.

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    Debbie Strotz says:

    I’d have to say my most memorable summer vacation was a few years ago when we took my mother to Florida (we live in Washington State) to visit my sister. We rented a condo on the beach and drove to the Florida Keys. We laughed the whole time – such a wonderful memory!

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    martha d. says:

    Has to be summers at the cottage. Been going all my life. Lots of family and friends. When the kids were little it was nice to get away from it all. No tv, no video games, no racing around in the van, etc. It was like it should always be. The kids were outside playing from morning until night. Lots of family dinners and game nights.

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    Diane says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was while I was single I backpacked in Europe for six weeks with a college friend. We did it based on a tour book of Europe on $8 a day. Spent time in England, Scotland, France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. Now having four daughters of my own I’m surprised my parents were ok with us doing that! But it was a good experience for me.

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    Elaine C says:

    We took a 3 week trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland one summer and it was just an amazing trip. I have so many great memories from that trip.

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    Meghan says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was the year we drove with our new-to-us tent trailer to Disneyland. We drove down the west coast of the US and took our time exploring and checking out the many beautiful towns. It is the vacation we all remember and talk about the most. Love this release!!!

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    Natalie Winterstein says:

    Probably my most memorable summer vacation from my childhood was driving in the family station wagon to California! We went to Disney and had a blast! πŸ™‚

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    Dawn says:

    I think my most memorable summer vacation was he summer my family traveled to Estes Park. We had a wonderful time sight seeing, horseback riding etc but what makes it so memorable was the fact that when packing our stuff in the carrier on top of the car the zipper didn’t get closed & a lot of our clothes started flying out of the carrier all over the highway. So I’m sure that isn’t the part my parents want to remember but as a kid it really stuck in my memory!

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    Ann Brakke says:

    A three week trip to Europe with my husband will always be at the top of my list. We visited Amsterdam, Paris, and various towns and cities in Germany. I fell in love with Paris with all the great museums and paintings by the Impressionists as well as a fabulous lunch we shared with fellow Australian travelers at the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower. One of the ladies we lunched with gave me a small pin of a koala bear to remember them by which I still have and cherish.

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    Janet says:

    Camping with my parents at the beach in So California was always a highlight. On one trip a much older girl (probably 16) asked me to join a campfire group one evening. On the way there she asked how old I was. When she discovered I was 13 she made me promise not to tell anyone. Wow! My parents later laughed and laughed.

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    Janet Swofford says:

    My favorite trip was a camping trip we took when our kids were little.We went from our home in NC to visit family in Minnesota and then we slowly made our way home visiting historical sites along the way. So many fun memories!

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    Sandy S. says:

    I haven’t had many vacations, but the very best was definitely a road trip around southern England, ending up with four days in London. It was so exciting to see all the places I knew from reading British literature.

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    Cara T says:

    My most memorable vacation was traveling cross-country for 22 days, picking places as we went and having a blast with the person I love most in this world!! What more can you ask for!! Thanks for all the wonderful new products this month!

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    Yoorah says:

    Our most memorable summer vacation recently was A family vacation to Maui. We rented a condo in this wonderful cove. We’d sit on the lanai and watch the first light Over the ocean while the turtles bobbed up and down in the cove, every morning.

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    Maria C F says:

    Our trip to Disney with our twins!

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    Going camping with my family to punch bowl falls in Washington state.

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    Quyen says:

    We’ve just gone to Disney World to celebrate my son’s birthday, and it was the most awesome trip ever.

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    Tracy K says:

    One week car trip with my parents and two younger sisters in 1972. We drove from our home in eastern Kansas through NE, CO, UT, NV, AZ, NM, TX, OK and back to Kansas, about 3700 miles. Saw many beautiful parts of the US; however, I don’t think I could do that again!

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    Vicki Smith says:

    My favorite vacation was when my husband and I flew to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and stayed in this beautiful hotel with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The water was the most beautiful color blue and we had wonderful meals and it was just a lot of fun and relaxation.

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    Linda Sodano says:

    Last year we rented a big house in the Outer Banks, NC. It was us and our two daughters and their husbands and all the grand children. It was a fabulous time for everyone!

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    becky Thomson says:

    My favorite summer getaway was when I went to my aunts and uncles cabin in Colorado, with my parents. It was a wet day and everyone was in the cabin playing a board game, and looking out watching it rain. The lighting struck a near by tree but luckily no fire. And during that time after the lighting my father was out at their big lake fishing , he didn’t really care about the rain. When it finally stopped I went out and watched him for a few, then he asked if I wanted to fish. I took the pole and every cast I threw out I caught a fish, they wasn’t big and of course I reasoned them back in the lake. It was a fun trip

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    laura mm says:

    Love this whole release & the projects are gorgeous!
    Most memorable vacation was probably when we went to see the grand canyon & route 66 πŸ™‚

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    KathleenA says:

    Summer vacation when I was growing up always meant going to Nana’s! The drive from home was about 2 days, so we had at least one night in a motel with a swimming pool, then a week or two at Nana’s before heading back, and more pool time! Life was so simple then!

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    Kathryn A says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was camping in the mountains when I was little. I still remember the scent of the pine trees in the sun, and the scent of the canvas tent. (Yes, tents were made out of canvas then!)

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    Jeni says:

    Definitely my first trip to Disney World! It was June, it was hot but we didn’t notice. It started the love affair & we’ve been make multiple times since.

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    Dolly says:

    Most memorable summer vacay was DDs first trip to Disneyland. The smiles for the camera were genuine, not cheesy not a put on for the camera but real JOY, it was a beautiful time!

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    Linda S. says:

    As a child, I only remember two vacations one of which was a road trip down to Las Vegas, New Mexico, (yes that is correct). That’s where my dad was born and we went down to meet his family. I was 10 years old and the first and only time I met my grandpa on my dad’s side. He was very poor and lived in an old house with an outhouse. Can you imagine? It was an eye opener to us. It was a great family trip.
    As a single mother, my boys and I would take yearly trips down to Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast. My sister and her son would also come. I love the ocean and have many great memories.

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    Julie says:

    surprising my husband’s family by showing up at a family reunion on the opposite coast!

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    Mary Lindsey says:

    Going home to North Carolina for a week after being away for years! Yay mountains!

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    Kathy Hakos says:

    Several years ago my 2 grandchildren who live halfway across the country were in town for the summer. While we didn’t “travel” anywhere, being together and taking them places was so much fun. Loved the bonding opportunity and wish they lived closer!!

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    Linda E says:

    Definitely our family cruise to the western Caribbean. We almost didn’t make it because all the flights from New York to New Orleans were cancelled due to the projected path of Hurricane Irene. After spending many hours on the phone with the airline, I rebooked us on a flight out of Pennsylvania so we made it to the ship and had a wonderful time. After we set sail from the last port of call, the captain announced that we were stuck at sea because the Mississippi River was closed due to Tropical Storm Lee. We literally circled the Gulf of Mexico for two days waiting for the port to open. The waters were a little rough but the cruise staff kept us well fed and entertained. It was an adventure we will never forget!

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    Sara Mac says:

    I’ve had so many memorable summer vacations but a few of the best have been spent with good friends on Bald Head Island, NC.

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    Trudy V. says:

    The year we rented my friend’s cottage when our kids were little. We fished off the dock, swam in the lake, used the paddle boat, and read at night. It was a fun and relaxing time! You never realize how fast that time goes . . .

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    janelle says:

    I went to Europe with a group of friends as a high school group with a couple of teachers… 4 weeks, 7 countries, memories for a lifetime!

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    Chick Alizadeh says:

    IT WAS THE SUMMER THAT I was able to return and visit sister-in-laws and their families in Iran. My Husband and children were not allowed back at that time, and they were afraid for me an American to do the trip alone . . .but finally convincing then I was able to go for 5 weeks… the people there were the kindest I had ever meet and they made sure that I was well taken care of the whole time.. All that was done for me is too much to list. . but it was and is the most memorable trip of my life.

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    Kathy Mc says:

    Our road trip from WA to Northern MN to attend a high school graduation party, wedding and hometown Centennial was very enjoyable as we saw lots of people we hadn’t seen in 30+ years. On our way home, wmy DH and I made it a sightseeing trip heading West across the Nirthern US and stopping wherever we felt like it.

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    Colleen F says:

    We took a train from Washington To Utah, loved that, but loved swimming in SALT LAKE. Oh, I never laughed so hard, I was maybe 12!

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    Susan in AK says:

    One of my most memorable summers is when I was living in Germany and my grandmother came over for a visit and we spent a couple of weeks traveling. We had a great time.

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    Leslie Scholes says:

    Any vacation spent with my kids & late husband. The big island of Hawaii was wonderful, snorkling, walking around the small town & of course fabulous weather!!

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    Patti K says:

    The year my husband and I traveled to Germany! It was our first vacation out of the country and it was as amazing as we dreamed it would be!

    Thank you for another wonderful release and for the chance to win!!

    Patti

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    Cyndee says:

    My sister and I were in our very early twenties and went to Hawaii. A long way from the mountains of Virginia and it was my first and only time on an airplane. It’s beautiful there! … but, so are the mountains of home.

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    Nancy G says:

    Most exciting vacation was going to Florida with my husband and our three children. We went to Walt Disney World and canoeing down the Peace River!

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    Wendy Leone says:

    Every summer we would vacation at my grandmother’s cottage out on Long Island. Space was limited, so the adults always got the bedrooms downstairs where is was much cooler. The cousins/children were all crammed up in the steaming hot attic on cots. Sometimes there were as many as 12 cousins! It was crowded and balmy, but the memories shared in that cottage will last a lifetime!

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    Jessica Kerr says:

    That’s a tough one … so many great memories! But I guess if I can only pick one, it would be our group trip to Hocking Hills. We all shared a beautiful house in the hills (ttl of 14 ppl). The children played while the adults visited, and it was all very relaxing and super fun!

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    Donna Garvin says:

    My most memorable vacation was the year my mom went on vacation with us. I had just recently found her after 25 years(very long story). We rented a home in Daytona FL and stayed there a week. We took my girls to Disney in Orlando one day and just spent the rest of the week just getting to know each other again. It was a wonderful week.

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    Susan G says:

    Maybe not the most fun, but the most memorable was the year I was ten. I loved to climb trees. We went to a cottage on a lake. Dad said “no tree climbing!” Three hours later we were on our way to a hospital 30 miles away. I spent the night in surgery, almost died, and spent the next week in bed. I didn’t climb any more trees. Father knows best.

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    Melynn says:

    We spent 2 weeks every summer with my grandparents in Rhode Island. Lots of beach time, donuts after church and hanging out with grandma in the kitchen. The most memorable one was the year the weather was LOUSY. We drank coffee for the first time and thought it was yucky! We went bowling, saw a sting ray that had washed up on the beach and still got to spend time with the Grands. My parents must have been in panic mode figuring out how to keep the 7 of us entertained!

  • 345
    Maeghan m. says:

    The summers I spent in the Philippines growing up have always been the ones that stick the most in my mind-lots of food, family, and beach time! tfs!!!

  • 346
    Jen W. says:

    As usual your release has left me with a huge wish list! So many fun goodies! My most memorable summer vacation would be when I got to visit the All My Children studio in NYC!

  • 347
    Gina says:

    There’s something special about the summer vacations of my childhood. My mom would start buying “treats” for us in advance and put them in a paper grocery sack. When we got into the car the day we left – we had a sack full of new coloring books, colors, card games and other fun activities to keep us entertained on our drive to my grandmother’s farm in Nebraska. And once we got there, we had a wonderful time roaming around the thousands of acres of corn and beef farmland!

  • 348
    Gerry S says:

    Although it was really a spring vacation, taking my daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren to Disney World. It was a great way to celebrate my retirement.

  • 349
    Nancy Penir says:

    Balboa Island, one summer, 2 close families in a tiny cabin. Fun sunrise to sunset! Lots of food, fun and glorious memories!

  • 350
    Mo Jo says:

    When I was a teen we flew Pan Am and the Delta airlines for free because, my father worked for both. We never ever travelled in the summer because! Those were peak months and it is too hard to travel on a pass. We spent many Spring weeks abroad though and my favorite trip was Prague, my father’s city of birth!

  • 351
    Julene says:

    Most memorable was New South Wales Australia. We went in our summer which was their winter and stayed with friends. Spent time in Sydney, Lake Tabourie, and Terrigal. Spent time with their family and friends, my kids went to school with their kids for a day, went to their vacation house on the coast and my one son played in a baseball tournament with one of their sons. It was almost like a family exchange vacation. Did a bit of sight seeing but really just lived everyday Aussie life for 2 weeks…car pools, rugby games and afternoon tea with drop in neighbors! So fun!

  • 352
    Irene says:

    Loved it when we flew to Spain with our son when he was three years old. Our first family holiday since he was born. The sun, the beach and a beautiful house over there. Now he is 13 year old and I can still long for these times when he was so little.

    Bye Irene

  • 353

    One spectacular memory from childhood is when the whole family piled in the station wagon and drove from Colorado to California and we went to Disneyland for a week! My birthday also fell during the time we were there and my parents made it an extra special day. The week was truly magical!

  • 354
    Norma says:

    Girl Scout camping and the summer I learned how to sail. Super release! Thanks to all the DT ladies.

  • 355
    Noelle says:

    Grand Canyon and Disney world were big memorable trips but the simple summer camping with family each summer is filled with the best childhood memories.

  • 356
    RedGem says:

    My favorite summer vacation was at the beach. Had my Kindle so lack of reading material was not a problem this time!

  • 357
    Caren B says:

    A few years ago I went to Chicago for my birthday with some great friends – we saw Kid Rock, Bon Jovi, a White Sox game, and I went to CHA and met some great PTI people!

  • 358
    Kim Heggins says:

    My favorite vacation was taking my daughter to Disneyland for the first time. She was just barely 5 years old and my hubby and I had the best time watching her chat with Mickey and his pals….so many wonderful memories!

  • 359
    VikkiCH says:

    June 1998 our boys graduated from high school and college plus it was our 25th wedding anniversary in August. We bought REI backpacks & spent 3 wks in Italy & Spain. It was our last nuclear family vacation together as our older so married the next year. We had so much fun together!

  • 360
    Linda N says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was going back to Germany to visit family when I was 12! I got to visit with family that I hadn’t seen since I was really little and it was the perfect age to remember vividly all the beautiful sights.

    Linda

  • 361
    Penny H says:

    My favourite is a holiday in a caravan with my son when he was about 5. We were right on the seafront with spectacular views. Happy memories of the beach there and our time together πŸ™‚

  • 362
    Flo says:

    We were visiting my in laws and took a four hour day trip to the Grand Canyon. They said oh take our car it’s newer. Just as we took the turn off to the Grand Canyon the car started making a loud noise. I felt like we were in the vacation movie, my husband said take look and then let’s get out of here. Since it was Sunday we were stuck over night in a hotel very unprepared.now that was a memorable trip..

  • 363
    Janelle says:

    Most memorable: My honeymoon in Venice and Paris. However, any trip with my hubby is always the best!!

  • 364
    Donna Coffeen says:

    When we were kids our favorite vacation was to go to Rapid City, SD and the Black Hills. We loved Storybook Island (that was destroyed some years back by flood) and the covered wagon rides. Of course, we kids fought in the backseat in the heat as we had no AC in our car in those days, but it is still a wonderful memory.

  • 365
    Lynda Marquez says:

    Last year…my husband & I took a 7-day cruise to Alaska, such gorgeous scenery!

  • 366
    Colleen G says:

    Love this release. My most memorable Summer vacation was when I was a teenager. We went camping with my Dad’s side of the family, whome we usually only saw for a day or two around holidays. It was the first time I’d spent any extended time with my aunts, uncles, and cousins. We became much closer during that week and I am glad we got that opportunity.

  • 367
    Diana F says:

    The most memorable summer vacation was when my husband and I took a month a traveled all over the west. I have a lot of good and funny memories from that vacation. I’m hoping though that the vacation we are taking this summer with all the kids and their significant others will surpass that one. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that their will be no drama.

  • 368
    marcy says:

    We took a trip of a lifetime going west. It was 3 weeks long and we saw everything we could from the north to the south. The kids did complain that they didn’t want to see any more mountains πŸ™‚

  • 369
    cassi says:

    A few years after we were married my husband and I took a big roadtrip up and down the west coast. It was more time in the car than I wanted but we had so many adventures and laughs. It was the best vacation!

  • 370
    Barbara Leonard says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was taking our granddaughters to Disney World. The youngest was absolutely thrilled. I can still see her walking around the park with her princess costume on, carrying her magic wand. She thought she was a real princess, and all of the park employees treated her as one!

  • 371
    Charmaine says:

    I would have to say going to Disneyland as a kid was memorable. We didn’t have a lot of money, so my parents would save so our family of 8 could enjoy a nice summer trip…we would spend the entire day there! This was way back when “E” tickets were still around!

  • 372
    Jayell says:

    Probably my most memorable holiday was in San Antonio, Texas. A beautiful place and we had lots of fun

  • 373
    Tosha says:

    For our 25th anniversary we took off for Pikes Peak with no plans other than to be on the peak on our anniversary. Everything fell into place and it was a perfect week. It was a real adventure.

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    Tiffaney in KS says:

    We took a trip to Rapid City, SD a couple years ago. We hiked with our sons around Mt. Rushmore. We saw Bison, elk and more in the state park. We had the best time riding the Alpine Slide again and again. We made great memories that vacation.

  • 375
    andrea says:

    Taking my kids camping for the first time to the mountain view campsite where I camped as a child.

  • 376
    Holly F. says:

    I think it was our family road trip from IL to CA when I was 16! Lots of memories were made. It was so neat to see another part of the US. And Mom still hasn’t lived down us getting lost on an Indian Reservation.

  • 377
    Alice Golden says:

    Spending the summer in Europe when my oldest two were 2 1/2 and 8 months. We were there partly for my husband’s work, but were able to spend almost a month traveling before coming home. Definitely more challenging with young kids – but we had an incredible, unforgettable time!

  • 378
    Louise says:

    Two years ago my husband & I took a professional guided tour down the Grand Canyon. 60 rapids! WOW was that fun! Near the end of the trip one day it began to rain really hard. We were all a bit bummed until we looked up and witnessed nature at its best, hundreds of waterfalls came pouring off the steep canyon cliffs. It was a memory I will never forget. It was definitely one of the seven wonders of the world.

  • 379
    Chris L. says:

    What a fun release–love it! My favorite summer vacation was when we went to see the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion Canyon! They were just so amazing to see!

    Chris L.

  • 380
    Teresa F. says:

    Our family trip to Walt Disney World when I was twelve years old! Truly a magical place and we have such great memories from that time!

  • 381
    Janet W says:

    I think my most memorable summer vacation was the first time our family went to Yosemite when I was about 11. Watching the firefall that they did each evening from Glacier Point back then was truly spetacular! I have been back many times since then, and never cease to be awed by the beauty and majesty that is Yosemite.

  • 382
    Peggy says:

    25 years ago we introduced our boys to fly-fishing in Montana. Now we spend at least 10 days there every year. A couple years ago we were able to take our two oldest granddaughters (5 & 7) at the time. This year our youngest son and his family are able to join us. We live in Washington state, which is really beautiful, but the Madison River Valley is also a lovely place to enjoy God’s creations.

  • 383
    Pmm says:

    As a Midwesterner, the first time I saw the ocean, I knew I was finally, “Home.” I still feel that way.

    PS Great release!

  • 384
    Laura C says:

    Paris and Nice with my Dad and brother when I was 14. I fell in love with Paris!

  • 385
    Marci Snee says:

    My favorite summer vacation was spent at Topsail Island with my family. I’ve only ever went on summer vacation twice in my entire life. It was about 6 years ago and we had a great time. First time my kids ever saw the ocean. Their faces were priceless. As was mine, I’m sure.

  • 386
    Jen Carter says:

    Mine was just a few years ago when our family went to Colorado and rode the alpine slides. That was fun for everyone and something we will never forget and hope to do again soon!

  • 387
    D'Ann says:

    When I was in 9th grade, my dad took our entire family to Hawaii and did some island hopping to Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. I can remember the trip like it was yesterday! The volcano fumes, and just seeing the huge crater of lava!

  • 388
    Clare says:

    Last summer was the most memorable, because the grand finale was my older sister entering a convent! It was a beautiful and blessed week with all nine kids there, with nieces and nephews.

  • 389
    Vickie Z says:

    Trip to Hawaii with my sister, mom, and dad when I was 16. Fantastic release!!

  • 390
    Daisy Land says:

    A summer trip when I was 12 was my favorite. It was my year to travel with my grandparents (they took a different grandkid each year) and I got to travel through the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Wind Cave (where 250 head of buffalo came over the hill making our dinner bounce off the table) and finally to Minnesota where I got to meet hundreds of relatives that I had never seen at a 50th anniversary shindig. I will never forget the month long trip through all the great parks and the relatives that I got to meet.

  • 391
    LR says:

    Our trip to Italy with my husband’s aunt and uncle! We even got to meet relatives! It was the best trip ever!

  • 392
    Candice L. says:

    Most memorable summer vacation is a family vacation to Japan….3 families and 3 generations all together. That was in 1996.

  • 393
    robi says:

    My childhood vacations usually involved road trips in the family station wagon. Before the days of seat belts, my brother and I would lay down and sleep in the back of the station wagon as we drove through the night.

  • 394
    Laurie says:

    A trip to California to reunite with college friends and visit Disneyland for the first time. Grownups can have lots of fun there too! We had a blast in San Francisco and Napa valley, as well!

  • 395
    Diane Anthony says:

    My most memorable was a family vacation out to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. After a long car trip we finally had a nice big hotel room to stretch out in and play some games, only to have the electricity go out in a mountain thunderstorm!

  • 396
    cynthia says:

    All of our trips are always amazing. Too hard to just pick one but if I had to Probably Our Canada trip to Lake Superior.
    I love being with my family and camping with them we have so much fun hiking and doing silly things

  • 397
    Pam says:

    Cruise to Italy and Greece for my 50th birthday with my husband and daughter.

  • 398
    Patt H. says:

    Our very best vacation was years ago when our best friends went camping with us at a lake. Our kids were still young & we gals stayed in camp for 2 weeks, cooking over the campfire & hibachi. The guys drove the hour drive to work every day & brought back any supplies needed & we gals just relaxed & had fun with the kids every day. (Of course this was before anyone had cell phones so even more relaxing!) We still have such great memories of that trip.

  • 399
    Sandy says:

    A month long motor home journey to California from Michigan to see our oldest daughter graduate from college. The younger girls were being homeschooled and we stopped along the way to visit many historical sites, state parks and monuments!

  • 400
    Judy Stiles says:

    I’ve not been fortunate to do a lot of traveling, so I would have to say that Oregon has been one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The coast is gorgeous!

  • 401
    JoJo says:

    My favorite vacation was a trip to Canada as an adult. Just my husband no kids, a lot of site seeing and good food. I loved it.

  • 402
    Caroline says:

    The year we took an African Safari to Kenya and Tanzania. We stayed in tents and had game drives every morning and late afternoons. Seeing the animals was incredible and a memory that will never be forgotten.

  • 403
    Cheryl says:

    After 8th grade my family took a big camping trip through a bunch of national parks in Utah, Colorado and Arizona. It was wonderful.

  • 404
    Raquel Unruh says:

    2 years ago in Sept. we went with some of our friends to Breckenridge for 5 days!

  • 405
    Dee says:

    For our 25th wedding anniversary, my husband and I (along with all of our immediate family) took a cruise to Alaska. Normally I opt for the warmer locations but I fell in love with the terrain and quiet solitude of the area. The glaciers were just breathtaking!

  • 406
    Kris says:

    I think our most memorable summer vacation was taking the girls when they were younger to Disneyland.

  • 407
    Jacquie says:

    I love summer vacations – one of my favorites was a trip to Greece. Fresh grilled seafood, warm sunshine, lazy days and electronics free heaven πŸ™‚

  • 408
    Sharon Jaeger says:

    My favourite summer vacation would have to be our honeymoon to Sweden which started off our love affair with Scandinavia and sealed our love for each other! Such previous memories.

  • 409
    Cheryl says:

    After 8th grade, my family took a big, long camping trip through a bunch of national parks in Utah, Arizona and Colorado. It was wonderful!

  • 410
    Linda Suarez says:

    Most memorable is the most recent with my husband and daughter spending 5 days in Boston. Lots of walking and enjoying the city and surrounding area.

  • 411
    Amy Zwierz says:

    It was when we went to Kentucky. It was the first and still the only family vacation we took it was the summer after we lost of baby. We needed to get away and have some smiles back on our faces. Our kids were 7 & 4 and we had fun exploring caves and that.

  • 412
    Suzanne Mooney says:

    Before I got married, myself and four other friends went to Cyprus for two weeks. I can honestly say I started laughing the moment we got on the plane and didn’t stop until we landed back home. It was zoo much fun.

  • 413
    Karyn S says:

    A six week car trip around the United States. I was eleven. It was wonderful.

  • 414
    Melissa E says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was going to Florida with my family and parents. We went to many theme parks and created tons of memories. My kids still talk about when we went to Florida.

  • 415
    Shelly Greybeck says:

    Last summer my husband and I traveled for the first time to Anacortes, WA and have decided it’s where we want to spend the rest of our lives. Our house goes on the market next spring to relocate.

  • 416
    Ruth G says:

    I love summer and all the awesomeness that goes with it. One of my favorite trips was backpacking on North Manitou Island in Lake Michigan. Our first night’s back-country campsite was on a bluff overlooking the lake on the west side of the island. We made our way down the bluff and the beach was soft sand that went out for quite a distance so the water had a chance to warm up. It was the best way to spend the rest of the afternoon after hauling our full packs around the south end of the island. It was just my hubby and I alone and enjoying the wonderful view and fresh air. It’s a spot that I imagine any time I need to relax – my happy place!

  • 417
    Elaine (lainey) says:

    As a kid we went to Canada – it was the first time I’d been out of the country. It was strange to me that not all of the people were speaking English! lol I couldn’t believe how beautiful and clean the city of Montreal was.

  • 418
    Sarah Fisher says:

    The summer of ’93, my family loaded up our full-size van and drove to Washington, D.C. so I could participate in the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland. We spent so much time walking around and seeing the sites of our nation’s capital. There were also fun stops along the way. It was probably our biggest and our last family vacation before we started getting busy each summer.

  • 419
    Deborah H. says:

    We went to the Redwoods when my daughter was about a year old. I loved how peaceful it was there and the magnificent scenery.

  • 420
    Donna Kay says:

    I was five and my brother was sleeping in a bed that folded, and in the middle of the night it fold up with him in it, I remember him yelling for help!!! too funny now, at the time not so much!

  • 421
    Christine N. says:

    My favorite summer vacations were always in Upstate NY with family on one of the beautiful finger lakes – truly God’s Country!

  • 422
    Catherine Milne says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when my husband told me that we could plan a trip to Europe. I NEVER EVER thought I’d go to France or Spain or anywhere like that. My parents didn’t, no one I grew up with did, I just assumed it was out of reach. When he told me we could go I was astounded. Really? You’re kidding, right?!

    I still remember walking up out of the Metro and seeing the Arch de Triumph for the first time. It’s a memory I’ll treasure forever.

  • 423
    sarah.boirin says:

    The first summer holiday I had in a long time with my family. We didn’t go away when the children were under 5, but 2 years ago we managed to get a cheap apartment in the South of France for a week and it was heaven!

  • 424
    Mendi M says:

    Taking my son to Disneyworld for the first time!!

  • 425
    April Z. says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a trip to Yellowstone with my husband soon after we were married.

  • 426
    Terri says:

    All of the summers I spend in northern Michigan playing in the sand and sailing a boat. Lots of fun.

  • 427
    Holly Havnaer says:

    In 2006, my hubby and I went to Europe for 3 weeks. We went to his hometown of Ibiza, Spain and saw his friends and family. Then went to Prague, Munich and Berlin and then ventured up to Copenhagen to visit some friends who had just had their first baby. It was the perfect mix of fun, history, friends, family and quality time with my hubby.

  • 428
    Rachel P says:

    One of the most memorable was a trip to Maui with my whole family (parents, brother, husband, kids & good friends). That was 3 years ago and I think it’s about time to go again! πŸ˜‰

  • 429
    Carol S says:

    My first trip to the USA has to be most memorable. We visited all of the New England states and had a wonderful time. It was even more special because we were celebrating our silver wedding anniversary and stayed in gorgeous Inns along the way.

  • 430
    Julia Aston says:

    As a child it was camping – we camped every summer – but as an adult – it was going on Safari in Kenya – Best trip EVER!

  • 431
    Harriet Skelly says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was visiting New Zealand for two weeks! It was their winter and our summer. What a magnificent place to visit!

  • 432
    Judy says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when I went to live with a family in France. I was in high school and this was my first time out of the country without my parents and siblings. I had a wonderful time, and learned a lot about another culture, travel, life and myself.

  • 433
    Penny J. says:

    My husband and I love to travel around the U.S…..camping mostly….and we have seen some amazing country!

    However, my most memorable though……
    My father passed away when I was 5, my sister 7, and my brother 14. Two years later, after my brother turned 16, my mother loaded us all in a brand new car and we drove from NC out to Sun City, CA, where her parents lived. My brother had mapped everything out before we left and he had included so many wonderful sights to see along the way. We did not just hit the highway and go straight! No siree, my brother took us over mountains, down in valleys, and through deserts all the way form the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean! We were gone the whole summer and got back just before school started. It was a wonderful summer that I believe not only us kids needed at that time in our lives but also my mother.

  • 434
    Denise Bryant says:

    My most memorable summer vacation…. my family rented a camper and went to Yosemite. I was about 11 I think. My two sisters and my step sister and my cousin all went too, along with my Mom and Dad. Lots of beautiful sights to see and fun things to do on the trip!

  • 435
    Kara Mishmash says:

    My high school graduation gift from my parents was a trip to Brazil with some of my friends. That trip has made me want to do so, so much more traveling. Now that I’m older, there are things I wish I would have done while there, but the memories made while there are ones that could never have been made elsewhere!

  • 436
    Jeanne H says:

    Sailing on a 32 foot sailboat from San Diego to Isla Guadalupe with 3 friends. We ate wonderful tuna that was caught, lots of canned food once we ran out of ice, and hiked on the island after being at sea for a week. Wonderful memories!

  • 437
    Amy O says:

    My favorite vacation was a cruise/land adventure in Alaska. The scenery was beautiful and getting to spend time with my extended family was even better.

  • 438
    Melissa Ladd says:

    A great trip we took was to England with my family!

  • 439
    Becky P. says:

    Amazing stuff from the design team this month. My most memorable vacation was a family vacation to Jost Van Dyke, for my sister’s wedding. It was definitely an exclusive destination! So beautiful, and it was the first time my siblings and I had been together for a week since leaving the house. We were in paradise and able to reconnect. Such a great time.

  • 440
    Julia says:

    It would have to be spending the summer at Rushford Lake on the boat relaxing!

  • 441
    SentSue says:

    We had a lake cabin growing up in northern Minnesota. Loved to go there with my family as a kid. Just so many great family memories.

  • 442
    Janet Mack says:

    We have had lots of great vacations but the one that I think of most is when I was 8 or 9 and my Dad took my sister and I to Virginia Beach. It was our first vacation and I still remember getting stung by a jellyfish, burying my sister in the sand and putting suncream on my Dad’s bald head. Isn’t it funny the things you remember after 50 some years.

  • 443
    sue winn says:

    every summer during my grade school years we spent 3 weeks camping and water skiing at Lake Shasta in northern California with several other families. it was the best of times.

  • 444
    Margaret C says:

    Wow, what a great release!!
    I’ll lucky that I have lots of memorable holidays, but last year was very special because we traveled to Staffa off the coast of Scotland. It’s uninhabited – except by puffins! – and is also where Fingal’s Cave is. You felt like you were on the edge of the world – so beautiful!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 445
    Donna Gourley says:

    Probably the summer I was 16 and went with my aunt and uncle to Disneyworld (I went along as the babysitter for my much younger cousin). A short stay at Myrtle Beach along the way was also memorable.

  • 446

    My most memorable summer vacation was the one we went to FL for a week. We spent few days in Orlando going to theme parks and also drove to visit Kennedy Space Center.

  • 447
    theCook says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a trip to Peru and Bolivia.

  • 448
    nina says:

    Honeymoon in Turkey – we spent 4 weeks there one August and it was such an adventure!

  • 449
    Jenelle says:

    My husband and I took a cruise to the Bahamas last year and it was wonderful. It was my first cruise and I loved it. We love exploring and taking lots of pictures, but it was also super relaxing.

  • 450
    Mary Brayton says:

    My most memorable summer vacation occurred in 1971. My parent’s had a motor-home and our family spent three weeks traveling and camping throughout Canada. Along with my parents and three sisters, my boyfriend (my husband today) also came along for the trip so my Father would have another man to help out as needed. We had a wonderful trip and thoroughly enjoyed the pristine beauty & abundant wildlife as we traveled from WI though the Provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
    O Canada! how I love you.

  • 451
    susan h. says:

    Most memorable summer vacation was going to Lake Erie with my cousins when we were little. Only a few hours away but it was quite the adventure! This release has so many fun and fantastic new products!

  • 452
    Jennifer Story says:

    My most memorable was a family trip to Disney World when I was a young teen. So many stories that are told and retold even after 15 years.

  • 453
    Lori Cullen says:

    A few summers ago we joined our good friends in Michigan at their lake house. It was a place that the father of the family had gone since he was 12 years old with his family. It was magical to visit this place that was so different from Virginia and to see our four kids playing happily without TV or cell phones!

  • 454
    Cathy Yamashita says:

    My most memorable summer vacation took place when I was 13. My parents let my sister and me stay in a lake cottage with our girlffriends (neighbours two houses away) for three whole weeks. . . without parental supervision. To be perfectly honest, I think my parents thought our friends’ parents were going to be there. But the second oldest of their 5 daughters (18 years old was) was in charge. And trust me, she had her own agenda! Even though I was very shy, a cute boy two years older than me showed real interest in me, and it was very exciting. Of course, it was all pretty innocent – this was 50 years ago. It was my first real, heady taste of freedom, and I was heartbroken to have to go home.

  • 455
    Lorraine00 says:

    Definitely San Diego when my son was small – the zoo, Sea World, Lego Land…he had such a blast!

  • 456
    Annette P. says:

    Nova Scotia.

  • 457
    Jamie Baker says:

    Childhood Summer vacations where the most memorable. I would spend the entire summer being cared for by my grandmother on her farm. She always made life an adventure, and boy did we have many!

  • 458
    BeckyTE says:

    My most memorable vacation ever was a 2 month trip to New Zealand. My husband is a pilot and it was a working trip for him but we all got to go along. It is a fascinating and beautiful place! I will never forget the wonderful experiences there!

  • 459
    Elle H says:

    Many many years ago I got to go on a cruise to The Bahamas with a bunch of girls from work. We had so much fun and I snorkeled for the first time. It was one of the most amazing experiences. Right up there was when I had a vacation with my little niece and my mom and we went to Florida and had the most amazing experience of swimming with the Dolphins!!!! Something I had always wanted to do.

  • 460
    Karen Rice says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when I was 13 and my dad took the three of us oldest children on a train trip across the United States to Washington D.C. We visited our nations capital and the Smithsonian. I fell in love with my country on that trip! I will never forget it!

  • 461
    Dawn K-M says:

    My husband and I took a trip to Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. We loved it so much, we now go every year.

  • 462
    Veda Taylor says:

    When I was a child we went to Mexico. I was playing in a banana grove and got stung on the eye by a bee. Not fun, but I have never forgotten that trip!

  • 463
    Carolyn S says:

    I’ve had a lot of great, pleasant, and fun summer vacations but the most memorable was a few days in the mountains of Maryland camping with my kids about 7 years ago. While hiking in the woods my oldest son got stung by a hornet and his whole hand started to swell so we took him to the closest ranger station, got treated, and then my husband hiked back to our car to pick us all up. On the way back to our campsite, from the inside of our car, we saw a black rattlesnake dart right in front of us on the road. Hairs stood on the back of my neck when I noticed the diamond pattern on his back and his viperous head. So glad we hadn’t walked back. Hard to forget those things!

  • 464
    Sandy Vincent says:

    One summer we took a vacation with another family that we are good friends with. We went to South Dakota and took in Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and a lot of other sights in the area. We road-tripped it with 8 of us packed in our van. Lots and lots of good memories!

  • 465
    Kathy Krug says:

    My most memorable vacation was traveling to Scotland for my daughter’s wedding.

  • 466

    So many memories of vacations growing up but I’d have to say Yellowstone! We went as a family when I was four and my husband and daughters relived the whole road trip last year, it was the best!

  • 467
    Cynthia Clark says:

    We took our kids on a 2 month long camping trip across the US and Canada. You haven’t lived until you’ve lived out of a van and tent with 2 preteen boys for 2 months. LOL

  • 468
    Steffi H. says:

    The most amazing trip EVER I took was travelling to Australia for 5 weeks. This trip was back in 2008, but I still have to think about it (and smile) every single day since.

  • 469
    Kimberly Russell says:

    I would have to say the Mission Tour I took from WV to Arizona over 3 weeks when I was a sophomore in high school with our Church youth group! Saw so many things I have not gotten to see since. Like the Grand Canyon, Salt Lake, Petrified Forest, St. Louis Arch….just to name a few!

  • 470
    Cherie says:

    It was a bicycle touring trip we took through Colorado with friends. The sights, food and experiences we shared were once in a lifetime.

  • 471
    Sue McRae says:

    When I went to Hungary for the first time and met my grandparents and all my aunts, uncles and cousins. It was a truly happy summer!

  • 472
    sandycu says:

    as a kid, packing up the station wagon and heading out to see the U.S.

  • 473
    Cele Schaffer says:

    When I was 14 my parents took the family to Hawaii for summer vacation. I think we stayed 2 weeks! The best hotels and beaches. They allowed my sister and I our own room! It was the best ever!

  • 474
    Debstamps says:

    Military life didn’t often allow for summer vacations, yet one summer we were able to rent a pop-up camper from our base, and head up the coast of Maine to the eastern-most place in the contiguous US…Lubec, Maine–home of West Quoddy Head Light. It was a few days of heaven smelling ocean, wild rose, and balsam fir overlooking the sea…a perfect get-away for a Navy family.

  • 475
    Connie P says:

    Last 4th of July my husband wanted to take an impromptu weekend to a picturesque town a few hours from us in central PA. We walked around the town, played the outdoor pianos (people tried to give my daughter money!), took a train ride with fireworks over the lake, then went hiking the next day in the PA Grand Canyon (betcha didn’t know there is one in PA)! Not the most glamourous or elaborate vacation, but my kids had an unforgettable time and it was a wonderful family time!

  • 476
    Nancy M says:

    My most memorable summer vacation is actually a collection of vacations at the same destination. While growing up, my family would vacation at Ship Bottom on LBI (Long Beach Island in New Jersey) where my parents rented a small cottage three houses from the beach. So many wonderful memories and stories came from those trips. I was telling one just last week to a friend.

  • 477
    Brianne says:

    A 10 day missions trip to Haiti with my 14 year old daughter in February.

  • 478
    Michelle Laulu says:

    My Husband and I went to Samoa with our oldest Son to celebrate his first birthday. We stayed for two weeks, which was the perfect amount of time to drive around the whole island without being rushed. Meeting my Husband’s Mom and other family was wonderful! It was relaxing and beautiful. I hope we can go back someday.

  • 479
    Laura L says:

    Taking our 4 children to the Colorado ranch I went to as a child and watching them enjoy the freedom to try amazing new things was magical!!! Our 3 bios had been once before, but watching them watch their new sister become a beautiful, brave Haitian cowgirl was awesome!!!

  • 480
    Carrie T. says:

    My most memorable vacation was a trip to San Francisco with my parents. My mom had to attend a work conference so I went along to go sightseeing with my dad. We had such a great time seeing the sights and taking our time – no hurry and no worries. I especially loved when we drove up to Napa Valley for the day. It was awesome! I would so love to go back!

  • 481
    D.AnnC says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a camping trip to the majority of the national parks west of the Mississippi…. The night our tent site was next to a bear trap in Yellowstone and then, at 2am we heard the bear clawing to get into our tent… as we took off running, we scared off those two little chipmunks who we mistook for a bear!! : )

  • 482
    Lemalie says:

    We didn’t have much money two years ago for a vacation, so we decided to head out to Antelope Island which was just a short drive away. We spent the day by the beach and visiting the visitor’s center. There’s something wonderful about just sitting next to the water. Though we weren’t far from home, we both still talk about how nice it was to “get away”.

  • 483
    Leslie L. says:

    Most memorable summer vacation as a kid was probably the year we went up to Ohio for my Dad’s family reunion and went to Cedar Point, as usual, but this year my siblings and I decided to tackle some roller coasters for the first time. Our first one was the Corkscrew and my dad rode it with us, that was enough for him and we took off for more upside down adventures. We still tease him about it to this day.

  • 484
    Marianne says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was in August 2008 when we found a house on Crete, Greece, and decided we would move there permanently. Although we moved from that house to another one 6 months ago, we have never once regretted relocating from the Netherlands.

  • 485
    Tami B says:

    Being as old as I am I’ve had a lot of great summer vacations, first as a child, then a mom, and looking forward to them as a grandma now. (The best ones have been “out West” like Yellowstone, and Montana for me.)

  • 486
    Janet L. Castle says:

    Our cruise to Alaska….beautiful scenery and lots of computer classes – LOL! Seeing the ice flows and wild country was the highlight of the cruise – of course, wonderful food and entertainment! Sweet memories!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  • 487
    Tanis Scott says:

    I would have to say our roller coaster honeymoon was the most memorable. 47 roller coasters in 18 days, and it was crazy hot and we were mostly camping.

  • 488
    Dorothy Hodgson says:

    Now that our kids are grown, my husband and I are able to take frequent trips to neighboring states and national parks. A few have been week-long adventures, while some have just been overnight. I can’t say I have a favorite, I just enjoy getting away with my Hubbie and enjoying the beauty of nature. Thank you for the fun release!

  • 489
    Sharon D says:

    Every summer when I was growing up, we would take a 3-week driving trip in our pickup and camper, spending about a week at my grandparents’ farm in Iowa, and the rest of the time exploring different places in the US. These trips have all blended together in my mind as some of my happiest childhood memories.

  • 490
    Amanda O'Meally says:

    I loved my visit to Croacia and Italy in September 2013. I never imagined Dubrovnik to be such a beautiful city with the warmest hosts. Sienna with its vineyards and museums was most romantic… Would return any day.

  • 491
    Karen B. says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was 4 years ago when my husband and I took our children back east (we live in CA) and we visited DC, New York, Niagara Falls, church history sites, visited relatives, and had a great time together and seeing the sites. It was awesome!!!

  • 492
    Christina Denman says:

    My most memorable summer vacations were the ones where we went to visit family. When I was kid, I loved playing with my cousins I didn’t get to see often. Now, I love going to see my brothers and their families.

  • 493
    M.Nadeau says:

    3 years ago we went to France for 1 month with our 5 and 8 year old. It was amazing. We knew the kids were kind of young to be going but they loved everything about it. What’s not to love right? Paris, castles and crepes. Amazing!

  • 494
    April C. says:

    Taking our kids to Disneyland for the first time. Their wonder and excitement made the trip for me.

  • 495
    Annette Snyder says:

    We did a safari in Kenya. It was our last family vacation before the kids started leaving for college. It was fabulous!

  • 496
    Christine B. says:

    The year we surprised my husband’s family for Christmas. We had not seen them in several years and thought what a great time of the year to do so. In the driveway my husband called his dad and my father-in-law goes geez you sound so close and my husband said that’s because we are sitting in your driveway…then he said no really and said it again, and my husband said dad please open the garage door before we all
    freeze….that’s when he started screaming the kids are here. I will never forget the look on their faces when that door opened up and they saw, my husband the boys and I standing there…lots of tears flooded that garage that day. Wonderful memories.

  • 497
    Lyn says:

    We went on a cruise in 2001 – took the whole family as a graduation celebration for 2 of my sons .. the eldest from college and the youngest from middle school. Climbed waterfalls, swam with stingrays, went parasailing, kayaked on the ocean, and had a blast! Truly a vacation to remember ..

  • 498
    Luanne Ford says:

    Going to Interlochen, MI where my family owned a cottage on Green Lake. We fished, swam, went horseback riding and picked wild blueberries! Very happy memories indeed.

  • 499
    Sydney G says:

    Can’t wait for tonight! What an awesome release month!!!

  • 500
    Glenda Lee Nutting says:

    The first vacation my husband and I took together. We spent weeks planning, shopping, making lists for our 10 day trip to the Keys. The entire experience was so fun!

  • 501
    Sharon H. says:

    Backpacking in the Colorado Rockies still hold fond memories for me!

  • 502
    LindaM says:

    My most memorable was when I went to KY to visit friends. It was my first time flying and being on my own without my family.

  • 503
    Sadie says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was when my sister and myself went to Italy for 2 weeks. We ate authentic pizzas and stayed in a quaint little place in Tuscany. Watched the beautiful sunsets and swam in the blue waters. Such awesome countryside and memories!

  • 504
    LaFaunB says:

    Most memorable summer vacation: camping in a tent every summer at a family reunion with a history of over 100 years.

  • 505
    Rebecca says:

    My favorite and most memorable vacation spot is Riviera Maya, Mexico. Beautiful beaches, warm sunshine, the perfect place to relax!

  • 506
    Linda Gibbs says:

    My family and I took a cross country camping trip for 6 weeks when I was 12. We traveled from New York to California in a station wagon and camped along the way in a pop up camper. It really was the trip of a lifetime, seeing all of the USA!

  • 507
    Linda Gibbs says:

    My family and I took a cross country camping trip for 6 weeks when I was 12. We traveled from New York to California in a station wagon and camped along the way in a pop up camper. It really was the trip of a lifetime, seeing all of the USA!

  • 508
    Mutzy Mia says:

    Taking our daughters to Disney World in Orlando and then returning home via the Smokey Mountains and all their beauty…our daughters loved the Smokey Mountains the best which really surprised me but made me happy.

  • 509
    Adoree says:

    It seems like it’s always summer here in Hawaii…the most memorable…vacationing on the island of Lanai….that’s what I call a vacation…no shopping…just relaxing and enjoying nature!

  • 510
    char says:

    We drove across county to visit family in Wisconsin. We stopped a lot along the way to see the sites. I got to stay all summer and play with cousins I’d never met and got to know my Dad’s side of the family. The bad part….I missed them so much when I got home I called to talk to them and racked up a huge phone bill lol….Was 7 and had no idea it cost to call long distance!

  • 511
    kimgyu says:

    Definitely hiking the Grand Canyon has topped my list! I loved hiking down to the bottom, spending the night and then hiking back up! If you travel down the North Rim, there’s a guy with a lemonade stand half way down! He runs the water dam down there and his kids collect a quarter for a cup of lemonade! What an experience!

  • 512
    Dawn M. says:

    Most memorable vacation was when we had a big family reunion and rented a house at the beach on Monterey Bay. We could see dolphins just off shore and had lots of great times with all of the family.

  • 513
    Tammy Waschbisch says:

    My most memorable vacation was as a child going camping with family. (Yes! All the camping items will be in my cart tonight!) I was walking through a wooded area with my aunt to go down to the lake where my dad and grandpa were fishing. Suddenly we heard RATTLING! YES, we turned around and there was a SNAKE! I never ran so fast in all of my life! That was at least 40 years ago, and still such a clear memory in my head today! ; )

  • 514
    Ericka S says:

    My most favorite summer vacation was to California when I was 12. We hit all the great stops – Disneyland, Seaworld, Great America, and the beach. A fun family outing and everything’s was so magical at that age.

  • 515
    Lynne in NI says:

    Mine was when I was about 9 and we went on a family holiday to the seaside (Portrush in Northern Ireland) … there were about 15 of us staying in a mobile home that should have slept 8 people! Great fun, I still think fondly of that holiday and I’m now 47!

  • 516
    Jelenzini says:

    Every summer during my junior high school years I went to coed summer camp! I loved it ther! I went for three weeks and would write letters to my parents begging to stay another three weeks!?

  • 517
    Rosemary D says:

    my most memorable trip was the one in made in the summer of 1994 to the country of my mother’s birth, Latvia. i got to spend 8 wonderful days seeing my family history up close and personal. it is a time i will never forget and one that i hope i can some day (soon!) share with my boys!

  • 518
    Lisa K says:

    My most memorable summer vacation are the numerous summer vacations my family spent up in the mountains. I have so many memories of hiking and fishing. When we hiked we never returned down the same path. My dad always knew a shortcut. Ha! It worked out in our favor one year when we stumbled across wild raspberries!! We still go back every winter to cut Christmas trees. It has been a while since I’ve actually been there during the summer with all of the wildflowers and leaves on the aspen trees. Someday…. Someday. πŸ™‚

  • 519
    Rudi says:

    Going camping with my friends when I was little. We did so many fun things and explored the surrounding areas. Great memories!

  • 520

    My most memorabe would be actually a series of vacations my family took to Canada when I was a youngster. My Dad would get us up in the wee hours, and we’d all jump into the back of our station wagon, which my Mom had made up into a bed and we’d go back to sleep while my Dad drove. We stayed on a lake in a log cabin, privies down the path, with a wood-burning stove for my Mom to cook on! We kids thought it was heaven! My Mom not so much…..she did all the work while we swam, waterskied, and fished.

  • 521
    Barbara M says:

    The summer vacation we spent we in Australia! Traveled all the way around , such a beautiful place let alone all wonderful people we meet along the way. It was a true adventure.

  • 522
    Hilde says:

    I studied abroad in Florence my last semester of college.We lived in a villa and our classroom had frescoes covering the walls. We climbed to the top of the Duomo Cathedral and got to see parts of the Uffizi gallery not open to the public. We traveled all over the country and got blessed by Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s square. It was a dream come true for this Art History major and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • 523

    When I was little, my family would drive from Arizona to Illinois to my mom & dad’s family reunions. Six kids and two parents in a station wagon for 2-3 weeks… we had a BLAST!!

  • 524
    Sharon says:

    The whole family getting together one year in Florida for a baby christening. It was the first time we were all together in about 6 years – it was wonderful!

  • 525
    Maureen W. says:

    I haven’t had many summer vacations, but when I was 5 I went on my first trip to the mainland and Disneyland and it was the best!

  • 526
    Eve Shuler says:

    The most memorable vacation was when my husband and I went for two weeks to the main four islands of Hawaii. It was so beautiful and we had such a great time. We keep saying we want to go back to Kauai, which was our favorite island by far, but we haven’t made it back there yet.

  • 527
    Zena B. says:

    Sleepover camp! Being a big city girl, I loved having the opportunity to do things like canoe, camp out, sail, and have bonfires.

  • 528
    Sally K says:

    Taking our 2 boys to Disney World and watching them have so much fun. So many wonderful memories to look back on now that they are in college and grad school!

  • 529
    Craftyfield says:

    To be honest I remember fondly all of the summer holidays I have chosen to go on, but one is maybe more memorable than most. It was a circuit around Egypt taking in all the ancients sites, fascinating stuff…

  • 530
    Sheri Elmont says:

    A trip to Europe with my family in ’81. My 81 year old grandma joined us. We have such great memories of that trip.

  • 531
    Speanburg4 says:

    When I was 13, my Uncle Mike and his wife were driving to Southern CA to drop her daughter off at the airport. They thought it would be nice for my cousin to have some company, so they picked me up and we all made the trip. We spent a day at Disneyland, where we saw Michael Jackson, a day at Knotts Berry Farm, and a day at one of the best malls in the area. It was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had!!

  • 532
    Malyssa M. says:

    My most memorable vacation was one of our yearly trips to Prince Edward Island. We were going at the end of summer for my Dad’s birthday and when we got on the ferry it was really choppy and rough. About halfway across the strait between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, the captain accidently left the PA system on and we heard that the ferries were being cancellec due to high winds. We sat and ate bacon & eggs while laughing at the conditions and the poor man outon the deck who opened his mouth to speak and lost his dentures due to high wind! Needless to say we didn’t camp as planned as there were trees down across the roads. But we had a blast and still laugh about it! Best trip ever!

  • 533
    Tracey says:

    We didn’t do many vacations due to husband being laid off numerous times but we did manage to visit Bush Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg. We had a great time and I am thankful to have pictures recording those memories because since then we haven’t done what we call a “big” vacation since.

  • 534
    Debs says:

    The first summer I took my three year old granddaughter camping. It was only two nights but we had so much fun exploring, cooking on the outdoor fire, hiking…about 1/4 mile…and building memories to last a lifetime.

  • 535
    Becs Attwood says:

    My most memorable summer vacation is actually 6 vacations! Over 6 years from when I was 15 until I was 21 I went to a summer youth camp with approximately 1,000 other teenagers tenting on a big farm. Over the years I progressed to becoming a leader at the camp and made some incredible friends. So many wonderful memories.
    Thanks for another great release with lots of fab inspiration!

  • 536
    Anne B says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a magical two weeks I spent in Portugal. I booked the first few nights accommodation and then just travelled as the mood took me and had a wonderful time exploring all the sights and fabulous seaside towns. I’d love to go back!

  • 537
    Carol B says:

    Snorkeling for bay scallops near Crystal River, FL. SOOOOOO much fun!

  • 538
    Cheryl I says:

    The first family vacation we took I was in middle school and we camped from the Pacific Northwest into Canada and Lake Louise and Banff. It was beautiful and so much fun! The memories from that time of discovery and great moments with family are precious to me!

  • 539

    Around the big ball trip with my DH 3 years ago, we flew to SF, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Paris, NYC and then back to Vegas.

  • 540
    Erin Bigler says:

    Every summer at Bethany Beach, DE makes an awesome new memory!

  • 541
    Carrie_Crafts says:

    Not a vacation per se, but the summer trips most memorable for me were those taken to go swim in Lake Superior, pick wild blueberries, and have a campfire with weenies and s’mores as the sun went down. Great memories!

  • 542
    Denise C. says:

    One summer, when I was nine, I traveled by train with two of my sisters to my Grandparents’ farm. We spent a month there and had so much fun. I have the fondest memories from that vacation!

  • 543
    Jenn Bishop says:

    My daughter’so answer is: “St. Crispin’s Church Camp, especially this year, my final senior year. Next year I can be a Counselor, but there is something special about your final year as a camper that is special!” From Mom – note how she didn’t mention the annual family vacations that we painstakingly planned out . . . ?

  • 544
    Barb W says:

    There have been so many – Italy, family trips traveling for my husband softball tournaments, but cruising has two of the top: first cruise with our daughters when they were young and then traveling with my family, parents, and sister on an ocean liner that they retired after our cruise. Seeing Dad’s face was priceless.

  • 545
    Kris says:

    Barebones sailing the British Virgin Islands…..

  • 546
    Cynthia Baldwin says:

    I have to say our first cruise with my kids was the most memorable! We had a blast on the boat, a couple of beach shore excursions, and SO much family time! (This is one of the reasons I love the making waves cover plate and lighthouse images. So cool!)

  • 547
    Marsha S. says:

    When I was about 13 I went with my parents and sisters to California to visit my grandparents. We saw the ocean for the first time! I so enjoyed visiting my grandparents.

  • 548
    Penny P. says:

    My most memorable vacation was taking my kids to Niagara Falls and Toronto Canada for the first time.

  • 549
    Tammy Mohr says:

    I’ve only really had 1. We took my son to Disneyland and Universal Studios. It was so much fun.

  • 550
    Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    I think my most memorable summer vacation was going camping in Florence, Oregon with my family every year, catching some air on their huge sand dunes and then snuggling up and playing cards at night by the fire. πŸ™‚

  • 551
    Wanda M. says:

    My parents never took week long vacations when I was a child. We usually went to the mountains for a weekend trip. I went on vacation with my friend and her family when I was 16 to Daytona Beach, FL. This was my first time seeing the ocean.

  • 552
    Emma S. says:

    We went to Disney World on our senior class trip and I can remember all the fun we had there. Space Mountain has just opened not long before and we rode and rode for about 5 consecutive times. We mostly stood in line but it was sooo much fun!

  • 553
    KathyH says:

    The summer of 1994 was my most memorable vacation…for all the wrong reasons. We packed the car to go camping at Pedernales Falls State Park, our kids 11, 12 and 14 were looking forward to tubing down the icy cold river. Here’s the story in shortened version-kids fought all the way (4 hours)car a/c went out (94 degree weather), the river was too low to tube, the first night racoons made off with our food, feral kittens climbed our tent, my youngest daughter caught one and it promptly scratched the length of her arm, no medical supplies except neosporin and small bandaids. It rained all weekend, finally beaten down, we packed up and left the park…as soon as we hit the middle of nowhere, we had a flat tire. Unpacked the car (Suburban) and walked far enough away so the kids would not hear the words their dad was muttering. Back in the car, the kids fought all the way home, still no a/c, still 94 degrees outside (and inside for that matter) Drove into the driveway and we all broke into cheers of happiness!! πŸ™‚

  • 554
    Anne-Laure says:

    It was the summer of 2006 when my little one who was due mid-september arrived mid-june ! We spent the summer between our home and the neonatology dept et the best day of that summer was August 23rd (our anniversary date as well !) when Arthur finally left the hospital… That summer to relieve the stress I also started scrapbooking and cardmaking and haven’t stopped since then !

  • 555
    Judy Sanhder says:

    My most memorable summer(s) was/were the many boating/water-skiing camping trips we took with friends, as a young family, to many of the most awesome lakes in California. (That was when we had water, many years ago). My husband was a firefighter so he would trade days, enabling us to take “long” trips. Favorite lake was probably Lake Shasta but hard to pick favorites. Lakes were full back then and Shasta had 365 miles of shoreline and coves to explore.

  • 556
    Sherry Collett says:

    One of my favorite vacations was going on a Caribbean cruise with my husband and two other couples. It was so fun, exotic and romantic. I celebrated my birthday at sea and they treated me like a queen. The cruise line catered to our every whim and we went on wonderful excursions. We made friends with the people from the shows on board and they took us to some local hangouts to eat and spent time with us at the beaches. The shows were fantastic and my husband and I had a lot of alone quality time as well!

  • 557
    Shelley says:

    Most memorable summer vacations were those we took when I was growing up…my mom, brother, and I used to go to India for three weeks at a time to see our family there, spend time with my grandfather and cousins who are all close to mine and my brother’s ages. We had so much fun; my cousin used to borrow his friend’s Atari and we played bomber man and my mom dominated all of us in Tetris. Whenever my mom got mad at me, my one aunt would yell at my mom and soothe me. It was so wonderful.

    My grandfather would plan family outings and rent a short bus and all of us cousins and aunts, and him would go site seeing and have a picnic lunch that my mom and her sisters put together for us. It was great fun. Sometimes, my dad would join us for the last week of our trip. I miss my grandfather. He passed away in 2007, and going to India is just not the same without him there.

  • 558
    Dawn Z says:

    It was the first year my brother and I spent the summer with our grandparents in Florida. It was a great time filled with swimming, fishing and fun family time.

  • 559
    sharonb says:

    A trip to the West Coast with my family when I was a teenager. We were there when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969. I always remember those two things together!

  • 560
    Yvonne F. says:

    Our best summervacation was in the USA. We started in Florida and traveled around there for 3 weeks. Then me and my husband met my parents, sister and grandfather (he was 74 years old and flew for the first time)in Washington. After that we went to New York, Philadelphia and the Niagara falls. After that my sister got married in Indianapolis. It was great

  • 561
    Michele W says:

    While I’ve had a number of great summer vacations the ones I remember most fondly are the camping trips we took when I was young. We would pile our large family into the station wagon and head to the Adirondacks where we would pitch a tent next to a lake. Days were spent swimming and checking out sights like Frontier Town except, of course, for one summer where it literally rained non-stop. I remember all of us huddled in our station wagon while Mom read us stories and Dad led us in singing old songs. It was like we were in our own cocoon. Rain or shine those were memorable summers.

  • 562
    Lori Oglesby says:

    I’m almost embarrassed to admit this. It is right up there with the Griswald’s vacations!!!! We took my daughter rv camping in the Davis Mountains of Texas. We were having the greatest time exploring the fort and swimming at Balmorhea. It was late July so it was 100 degrees plus when our air conditioning started making weird noise and finally quit. We were having such a great time and didn’t want to leave so my husband drove an hour away to buy a small window unit, foam board and duct tape! He covered one of the entry doors and installed the window unit to cool the trailer for the remainder of our trip. The window unit was propped on the steps with milk crates and a couple boards. It was beyond embarrassing!!!! We still laugh about that trip.

    Great release! Love the birthday goodies!!

  • 563

    so far it would have to be my honeymoon. we went on an all inclusive resort in Jamaica and it was just so wonderful…. oh to go back…

  • 564
    Carol R. says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a missions trip to Sotland and England. It was the first trip without my family and my first trip out of the country. We were in England for the Trooping of the Colour and I have a picture of Princess Di and Prince Charles leaving the palace in a car. This trip gave me a little of the travel bug.

  • 565
    Vanessa P says:

    What is going to memorable is my upcoming family trip to England and Paris. The family is sooo excited!!!!! A once in a lifetime trip.

  • 566
    Connie Boyd says:

    Heading to Wyoming for the High School Rodeo finals. Loved everything about that trip.

  • 567
    Karla P says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was driving from WI to CA and back. We started out by attending my m-i-l’s 80th birthday party; visited many friends along the way; drove through the mountains; saw God’s beautiful handiwork all along the way;attended a conference for our special needs sons; drove up the west coast along the ocean; visited our adopted son’s biological Aunt,Uncle & cousin and had a Chinese feast at an authentic Chinese restaurant; watched the 4th of July fireworks from our hotel in Montana; visited a church in ND where my husband had been the pastor 20 years ago.

  • 568
    Laurie Baker says:

    My favorite vacation was when our children were little a friend of ours let us use their camper by Bennet Springs Arkansas. We fished, saw the fish hatchery and let the children swim in the park pool. It was a great family time!

  • 569
    Lharris10 says:

    My most memorable vacation was a family trip to Italy when I was 14. My brother and I met all of my father’s relatives for the first time. Despite being teenagers, we were excited to see the breathtaking scenery and historic places in the area. I was in awe of the snow-capped Alps.Enchanted by the romance and glass-blowers of Venice and Murano.

    The tiny northeastern village the family is from (Felettis) is close by a town called Palmanova. It was built during the Renaissance and is surrounded by thick stone walls that shape the town into a nine-pointed star. Underneath the town there is a network of tunnels dug by Napoleon’s French army which could be filled with supplies to be used if the town was ever besieged. If you ever plan a trip to Venice, it’s only about an hour away and is a pretty neat place. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmanova#/media/File:Cinta_muraria_di_Palmanova.jpg

    Truly though, the most memorable part was spending a month simply filled with sun soaked days and loads of loving people. Seeing my parents relaxed and everyone laughing and chattering through evenings outdoors, seated around long tables pushed together. And of course, the unbelievable, seemingly constant stream of simply prepared, mouthwatering food. *sigh*

  • 570
    Dawn Y. says:

    I’ll always treasure the memories of my first trip to Europe, right after college. I stayed with a dear German friend. We drove through France, setting up our tiny tent everywhere we went. Being in France was my dream-come-true! So long ago, but it feels like just yesterday! We have been dear friends for 37 years now. β™‘

  • 571
    Shannon says:

    Any time my husband and I loaded up the boys to head for our favorite campground, of where ever we were living at the time, is my favorite summertime memory. We always have a blast camping. Time to unplug, whittle around the fire, devour roasted marshmallows and just be a family. From the giant redwoods of California, to the Smoky Mountain National Parks, we’ve done a lot of summertime camping…and I have loved them all.

  • 572
    conil says:

    Maine, Maine, Maine. Stunning scenery, lovely ponds and lakes to play in and the best food I’ve ever had, bar none.,

  • 573
    Lharris10 says:

    Lol Malyssa! I was reading everyone’s stories and yours made me literally laugh out loud. I can get a visual of that poor man’s teeth. Talk about ‘gone with the wind’!

  • 574
    liz O. says:

    Fantastic release as always! I must say I am a lucky girl, I have had a few memorable summers but the one I remember the most was the first time we went camping with my mom. It had been a raugh finantial time for our family but she managed to make that trip very special for all of us, for me was super special because I learned how to swim and Kayak. We had tons of fun putting the tent up (we had no idea how to!, and the lady that let us borrow it did not have the instructions!) but we were blessed with very nice camping neighbors that helped us out.

    Thanks for the trip down to memory lane! Remembering this had made me smile!
    Have a wonderful day!

  • 575
    MaryB says:

    My favorite was probably the summer before our oldest started college. We traveled a bit, and ended the trip in St Louis to catch some Cardinal baseball games. It was lots of fun, but now that the kids are married and there is one grandchild, I’m busy thinking about planning future family vacations. Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate.

  • 576
    Sherrie M. says:

    Going to my sister’s in MD at the end of each summer. Its great to see my girls having so much fun with their cousins and I get to spend time with my sister.

  • 577
    Ashley S says:

    A road trip with my mom when I was 13 heading west from the Manitoba prairies to Alberta. We went to Saskatoon, the Qu’appelle Valley, Drumheller, Calgary and Banff. Was a great trip visiting family and seeing some beautiful sights!

  • 578
    k.martinsen says:

    My most memorable summer vacation occurred 3 years ago. My husband and I rented a very large cabin/townhouse in Branson, MO and together with our two daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren we spent a week vacationing. It was something we had wanted to do for years and finally decided that we really needed to do this before the grandchildren were grown and gone from home! Everyone had a wonderful time and we are now planning another vacation together for the summer of 2016.

  • 579
    Lisa M says:

    So fabulous! I don’t think I can restrain myself this month!

  • 580

    My most memorable vacation would have to be the Disney Land trip that I took with my 8th grade class. It was so fun being able to walk around the park with all my class mates before going off to high school and riding as many rides as we possibly could.

  • 581
    sandra Wingate says:

    I have several summer vacation favorites, first when I was a child and we went to visit my Aunt and Uncle on Lake Erie. They called their summer home a “cottage” but it was actually a summer home with 6bedrooms. I remember arguing with my sister who would get the top bunk; the creak of the ropes holding the hammock, the slam of the screen door, the soothing sounds of the waves hitting the shore. Then after I got married, though at first I told my husband that I would go camping only if he carried my bathtub on his back, the many camping trips we took with friends. Yes, I compromised on the bathtub, and exchanged it for giggles while setting up the tents, the patter of rain on the dining tent, playing cards by lamplight, and of course making s’mores at the campfire.

  • 582
    Jean R-T says:

    My most memorable would be my first trip to Europe. I spent the summer following high school in Italy staying with family of a good friend.

  • 583

    My favorite vacation would have to be the Disney land trip that i took with my 8th grade class. It was so much fun walking around the park and riding all the rides with my class mates before heading off to high school.

  • 584
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    The first time we went to Birch Bay was the most memorable for me. It’s a quaint little beach town between Washington and Canada. You can still have a fire on the beach there. And the vintage candy store, The C Shop, still makes old fashioned ice cream sodas.

  • 585
    Crystal M. says:

    Two years ago, when my sister, mom & niece were able to meet up with us at Lake Tahoe for a few days. I hadn’t seen them in ages. It was a great visit.

  • 586
    Sheila W says:

    I’ve had a few memorable ones but I think it would have to be the camping vacation we took with our boys up in Door County, WI when they were younger. It was the first time we took them tent camping. They had so much fun.

  • 587
    Jessica H. says:

    Yay!! Release Day!!! My most memorable summer vacation was the vacation where I met my husband in the Bahamas!! His grad school friends were chartering a boat to sail around the Abacos Islands and a mutual friend invited me to add some female bodies onto the boat. The island, the new friends and my future love made this the most magical and memorable summer vacation of my life.

  • 588
    Sus says:

    My most memorable summer vacations were spent down the shore right after school ended. My brother and 5 cousins would spend the entire summer there.

  • 589
    DawnBarnie says:

    I’m In love with this release!!

    My most memorable vacation was in September 2013, going to western New York State to visit my son who had recently joined the army and spending a couple of days with him over Labor Day weekend! Sat on the edge of Lake Ontario and had ice cream from a little shack. I wouldn’t trade that simple weekend for a trip to the moon!

  • 590
    Kathy Roof says:

    My most memorable vacation was the year my daughter got married and moved to Argentina. Her mother-in-law and I planned a girls trip to Buenos Aires to see where our kids were living and experience the awesome country of Argentina. We all loved it!

  • 591
    Bicka Hall says:

    Our most me,orange vacation was probably Hawaii but also loved a recent driving trip through the Colorado mountain area.

  • 592
    Kim Faucher says:

    This is the perfect summer release! I am not sure what I love more.. The lighthouses or the nautical elements!!
    My memorable summer vacations were spent with family in Lake Tahoe… Beach, pool and great food!! So many warm skinned days and ice cream nights!!!

  • 593
    Donette Barry says:

    The summer I was 9 my family rented a motorhome and traveled across the US from California to New York. We entered Canada and drove from Toronto across to Vancouver. We entered back into the US at Washington drove through Oregon back to California. It was 6 weeks of Awesome = 22 States and 4 Canadian Provinces. Best vacation EVER!

  • 594
    Sherah says:

    Going overseas for the first time with a girlfriend without my parents! And it was London so that made it that much more fun with the palaces, horses & of course the accent!

  • 595
    craftingwithfriends@gmail.com says:

    My favorite summer vacation was staying a week on the Outer Banks, NC. We rented a condo for a week, oceanfront, walked out the door right onto the sand!!!!! My cousin lived in Kill Devil Hills so she showed us all the beautiful lighthouses, Jockey’s Ridge, the wild ponies at Corolla, we rode the ferry, and enjoyed the beauty of the Outer Banks!!!!! It is still my favorite vacation spot!!!!!

  • 596

    All of our family vacations hold warm memories for me, especially as a child, seeing my hard-working parents able to relax and share in our fun– be it on the beach, near a campfire, in the boat, at the ice cream stand, or around a board game– simple, sweet, loving times.

  • 597
    Sue says:

    California with my son and husband. My family enjoyed Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World, and a variety of other things. It was a dream vacation and we all had so much fun!

  • 598
    Autumn says:

    The first time I went to the Outer Banks and was able to see in person the lighthouses I loved from photographs.

  • 599
    Sue says:

    My most memorable trip was a car trip using two cars. We had 7 kids under 10 at the time (my 3 children and my sister’s 4). The families were all mixed up and we lost one of the cars along the route (before cell phones). Of course each car did not have suitcases for each and every child in that car (we had all boys but suitcases for the girls in our car). We were so afraid we would have to get a hotel and stay the night with all the wrong children-ha. Eventually we drove into the next town and there were all the occupants of the other car sitting on the hillside waving and cheering.
    It was a fun and memorable trip for all of us.

  • 600

    A holiday with my husband in Scotland. Not very summery, but beautiful!!

  • 601
    Janet says:

    My most memorable vacation was a trip to New Zealand-their summer and I got to leave the snow and ice behind. It is a beautiful country.

  • 602

    My most memorable vacation growing up was the year we went to Disneyworld. I know – it’s cliche! But Mom & Dad had wanted to take us there, eventually, but kept putting it off. Then, when I was around 10, my mom nearly died from a brain tumor. When she recovered, they decided it was time to stop putting things off, and took us there for an amazing trip that I’ll never forget!

  • 603
    Laura m says:

    A family vacation to Ogunquit was a favorite of mine!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 604
    Terri Bills says:

    One summer I spent a couple of weeks camping with my best friend and her family. We had so much fun that year. That was my first experience camping and now we own a co-op campsite and camp on the weekends all summer.

  • 605
    Susan says:

    The trip we took as children, we took 2 weeks and drove in an old 4 door car (all 6 of us) from Iowa to California and back. We didn’t have much money when I was growing up so we cut corners any where possible but it was amazing and so much fun!

  • 606

    My most memorable summer vacation was just last summer. My mother-in-law and father-in-law are getting up there in age and have always loved to travel, unfortunately my mother-in-law is showing signs of Dementia. So my husband and I and his 3 sisters one of their husbands decided to take his parents across country. We rented a 15 passenger van and started our trip across country. WE left Roseville CA and ended up in Dover Indiana ( Where my husbands parents are from and still have family) Went to a family wedding in Kentucky. Went to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Went to the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio. We went to the Gibson Guitar Museum and took a tour of how they were made in Memphis TN. Those are just a few of the States that we stopped at along the way. WE all had the best time of our lives. I have to admit it though I was very nervous at first. With all of us in one van and together for so long ( We were gone for three weeks). I was afraid we would all end up hating each other but in the end we ended up even closer. The only two sad things about the whole trip was his brother couldn’t make it and we had to come home!

  • 607
    Cindy C says:

    Two years ago my husband and I took the boys to Florida for the first time to see our Detroit Tigers in spring training. That was a memorable trip for sure!

  • 608
    Cindy Aguirre says:

    One of our most memorable vacations as a family was taking our camping trailer to Yellowstone, then visiting Devils Tower, then heading to South Dakota and visiting Wind and Jewel Caves and Mount Rushmore. All on the same trip. We also went horseback riding in Yellowstone and in the Black Hills on this trip! Great times!

  • 609
    Brenda Kuder says:

    A vacation to Texas where we went on the San Antonio river walk, went to Sea World and visited other places.

  • 610
    Rebecca says:

    The summer after college graduation my bestie and I took off cross country. We had a car, camping gear, and her dad’s gas card. Who knew all the culinary delights you could get at a gas station!! LOL Best trip ever.

  • 611
    Diana B says:

    The Summer of ’77, a fantastic trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. I shall never forget it!

  • 612
    Stacy Simpson says:

    The road trip we took to California (from MO) when I was 8 years old. We stopped at the Grand Canyon, the painted desert, the petrified forest. Saw so many landmarks. And to think I didn’t have any technology. All I had was a couple of Barbie dolls for entertainment!

  • 613
    L. Sunn says:

    I don’t have one that is my most memorable, but I used to spend a couple of weeks in the summer with my aunt and uncle when I was a kid and I always had the most wonderful time!

  • 614
    Cindyblizzard@aol.com says:

    Mom and dad 6 girls in a station wagon with a mattress to sleep on when the seat folded down we also found out that reading in a car makes you sick. Oh yeah we were heading to Niagara Falls. Mom smelled the salt water LOL the falls in freshwater.

  • 615
    Vicki says:

    My husband and two boys love going to Disney and have made many wonderful memories from multiple trips. One of my favorites was when we had just started dating and took a quick trip there staying at The Polynesian, eating at lots of great restaurants and having a blast. I knew after that trip that I was going to marry him ?

  • 616
    Joni says:

    When my siblings and I were young we would all pile into my grandparent’s station wagon, pulling the camper behind us and go to Yosemite National Park. We would ride rafts down the Merced river, sit around a campfire at night and just have so much fun! I love that camping set so much, brings back those fond memories!

  • 617
    Karen Corbett says:

    My most memorable vacation was during the summer of 1976. We drove to Southern Ontario to visit my husband’s mother, then travelled through northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; then north to visit the Canadian Atlantic provinces. We came back through Quebec. So many wonderful sights and memories. We’d love to go back to the East Coast and add Newfoundland to the trip. It’s the only province I haven’t seen yet.

  • 618
    Susan K says:

    The most memorable vacation was the year my parents booked a trip to Cape Cod during a New Year’s Eve party. Needless to say, my expectations were pretty low, and to add to it, I would be turning 16 during the trip. But my parents took me to see Louisa May Alcott’s home and gave me the centennial edition of Little Women. It turned out to be a good vacation, after all!

  • 619
    Karen says:

    A trip to Maine! Our van broke down on a deserted road in the middle of nowhere. On top of all that someone stole my bathing suit right off the clothesline!

  • 620
    Geri G says:

    Camping with my mom, dad & sister! Every summer my dad would pull our tent trailer to the lake where we would spend the entire summer camping along with other families! Nothing better than falling asleep to the sound of the waves hitting the beach and waking up to the call of the loon!

  • 621
    Susan B says:

    Each year right over school is out we take the grand children on a week long camping trip. What memories we make – so much fun!!

  • 622
    Sarah white says:

    I just love summer in general. I would go to camp for 4 weeks and then go to Cape Cod with my family for 2 weeks. I miss those days.

  • 623
    Amber P says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was the year that we took my son to Disney World at the age of 9. He was just the right age and size to ride almost every ride in the parks. We visited all 4 of the Florida parks and the kiddo had the time of his life! πŸ™‚

  • 624
    Jennifer says:

    Going to my aunt & uncles farm in Arkansas.

  • 625
    audrey says:

    My most memorable time was when my dad and family drove across country (USA) visiting different states when I was 10 yrs old. That was quite something because being from a small island of Hawaii I didn’t know much about the mainland.

  • 626
    BarbaraB says:

    When I was a kid my Dad was stationed in Germany. Our parents took us on a camping trip to a campground near Pirmasens. I remember all of us kids had fun swimming and hiking.

  • 627
    Kathy says:

    My most memorable vacation was the summer (eons ago) that we were able to rent a beach cottage for a week with our three kids. It was one entire week where there was no TV reception (believe it or not!) but beautiful RI ocean weather… lots of swimming, games, and we just had a blast! After that first year, we saved all year long to continue that ocean week getaway for years, which ended up including two weeks, friends and other family visiting us there. Wonderful, wonderful family memories; a treasure trove well worth it!

  • 628
    Cindy R says:

    I have always been a beach fan and think it all started when I was 12. My sister and I were invited to stay a week with our best friends family at a beach about 6 hours from home. We were in a cabin with 8 twin beds lined up side by side and only 1 bathroom for 8 people. But we spent endless hours on the beach or in the rec room on the property. It was such a fantastic experience, we still talk about it.

  • 629
    MTPatB says:

    My favorite summer vacation was to Disney World. Just like the commercials say, Disney has something for everyone. The weather was great, the rides were fun, the entertainment spectacular, and the memories will last forever (because I did a scrapbook). I went with both my daughters, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren. It was a very memorable experience for all of us and one I would definitely like to repeat now that the grandchildren are 6 years older.

  • 630
    Claire A says:

    Most memorable for me was a trip to Canada – it was kind of like a ‘coming of age’ trip for me. The first holiday without my parents!

  • 631
    Susan B says:

    This one is easy! We were “poor” growing up so spending any time at a hotel/motel was unheard of. One summer, my family drove up the coast of New Hampshire and Maine and spent a WHOLE WEEK in a hotel…that had a pool….with a curvy slide! I can still feel myself going down that slide and my dad catching me at the bottom…great memories!

  • 632
    Oreet says:

    My goodness that is quite a difficult question to answer, as I had such a wonderful childhood growing up in a village in Southern France! So here’s one (of the countless) Summer vacation memory that stands out: During the summers, my family would hop in our mini van and take the scenic route along the French Riviera coast. We lived in the Provence and were only 1-1/2 to 2 hours away from Cannes/Nice. So this particular summer, we started a tradition that would continue until we moved to the States in 1995. We would stop at every public beach along the coast, swim for 15 minutes and then hop back in the van, until the next beach. We would do that until we arrived to the border with Monaco/Italy.After which, we would eat a delicious Italian lunch and then hop back in our van and do the same on the way back. It was such carefree, fun time and such an idyllic way to spend our summers. Even as I’m typing this, I’m smiling at the memory.

  • 633

    My most Memorable Summer Vacation was when we were taking my Sister to College in South Carolina/ South Pointe University!! She was playing Volleyball so she needed to be there for the Summer for Camps and Practices!! We Drove her Land Rover and had a U-Haul full of all of her stuff!! There were 6 of us CRAMPED in there and it was a 2400 mile Drive that took us about 41/2 days to Drive WITH STOPS along the way!! OMG it was FUN!! We took turns driving and my Parents were HILARIOUS about it!! We stayed a Day in Myrtle Beach and they had the Mr. Universe Competition going on and WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! We NEVER EVEN knew there was such a thing!! We took a Beach walk early in the Morning the day we were leaving to look for Seashells and the Mr. Universe Guys were all doing a Beach Workout!! =) My 8 yr. old sister was SO Impressed and we ended up getting LOTS of Autographs and Pictures!! It was such a FUN Vacation/Memory of ALL of us together (minus my Brother though=( ) We ended up flying back home and it was the FIRST time both my Baby Sister and my Dad had ever been on a Plane so that too was exciting!! =) THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  • 634
    Jennifer says:

    It was a few summers ago when my husband, two sons and I drove from Alaska down through Canada all the way to Texas. We saw so many wild animals and met nothing but friendly people. It’s a trip we still love to talk about.

  • 635
    Evan says:

    I’ll have to go with our family vacation on the Disney Tour–so much fun.

  • 636
    Nikkia says:

    My most memorable vacation was a trip to St.Thomas at the age of 15! I miss the beach,blue water, family fun and the awesome food!! I haven’t been back since but every summer I think about that lovely place πŸ™‚

  • 637
    Simply Sassy says:

    Without a doubt it has to be the two week stay at my grandparents in Wisconsin every summer. I sure do miss them.

  • 638
    F Bond says:

    It was always going to Grandma’s. All the cousins came also for the summer. Several aunts and uncles live on the same road. We practically took up the whole church! And every weekend all the other aunts and uncles came. It was like a summer family reunion slumber party!

  • 639
    Shelly says:

    My most “memorable” was 2 weeks at the beach for the first time ever, 5 people in an 18.5-ft. camper, rained solid for the first whole week and 2 children with strep throat the second week πŸ™‚ You did say memorable, right?

  • 640
    Jary Riolo says:

    We didn’t go on many vacations when I was young but every year my mom signed my sister and I to go to camp. We looked forward to it every year! I started going when I was 7 and went for 11 years!!! The fond memories I have of those times carry me through any tough time!!

  • 641
    Gabriele Pawlitzek says:

    A cruise up the coast of Alaska combined with a short dtay in Seattle. Loved all the glaciers and wild life.

  • 642
    KathyL says:

    I think my most favorite vacation was taking our two boys on the Disney Cruise. It was a first cruise and we love Disney and the boys were just the perfect age. Even now at 15 and 17, they want to go again.

  • 643
    Kathy W says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was a trip to SF with my grandparents during the 60’s.

  • 644
    Marsha says:

    Oh gosh, I’d have to say our Alaskan fishing trip a couple years ago. It was awesome! We were on a chartered boat with fishing guides, and we caught fish like crazy!! Bringing in a huge halibut is like pulling a mattress up from the deep … Ask me how I know!

  • 645
    Laraine R says:

    A week up at the lake with the kids doing nothing but fishing & skiing & chilling! Loved it, now the kids are grown and doing things on there own! Great release!

  • 646
    Kristen says:

    Any vacation where dad took off time from work and the whole family travelled together on an adventure to parts unknown were memorable and precious!

  • 647
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    When we traveled by train out to the west coast of Canada, it was one of the best trips we have ever had!

  • 648
    Pat from sd says:

    Our trip to Costa Rica. We stayed by the pool side in the hotel and it was just absolutely relaxing.

  • 649
    Linda Miller says:

    A trip to Williamsburg is my favorite especially if you are a history lover, as I am. Love walking down the streets and looking in at all the old-fashioned gardens and smelling the herb scents and all the other plants. You can forget about the modern world for awhile when you are in Williamsburg!

  • 650
    Krissie says:

    My most memorable vacation was driving back to Northern CA to visit both of our families. We don’t get to go back much so it was great seeing family again.

  • 651
    Ann says:

    Disneyland in CA. Our son loved it so much.

  • 652
    Patty says:

    Hawaii…such a beautiful place to visit and such great food too.

  • 653
    Sandy N. says:

    One of my most memorable summer vacations when I was about 10, our family took a trip to Yosemite. We stayed in a tent with cots, took in the beautiful scenery. At that time they were still having the Yosemite firefall, so beautiful and majestic.

  • 654
    Roula says:

    The first holidays with our newborn son in Monemvassia, Greece!!! Amazing time!!

  • 655
    Mitzi says:

    Trip on Disney Land was the most fun many years ago. Thanks for such an awesome trip.

  • 656
    Darlene Placito says:

    Going fishing with my family was a great memory. We went a lot and i loved it.

  • 657

    It’s hard to choose which vacation was my favorite but one that sticks out is traveling from Indiana to California in a camper and stopping to see all the wonders of the U.S. along the way. We visited friends and family in CA and went to Disneyland. I have such great memories of all the travels with my parents and sisters.

  • 658
    peggysue says:

    Each year gets better than the last. We attended my son’s wedding in Spokane, WA last year, traveling across the country by train and stopping in Glacier NP along the way. Great time with family, gorgeous scenery and a beautiful, loving union between my son and his bride all rolled into one.

  • 659
    Helen LeBrett says:

    My most memorable summer vacation was the summer when my girls were 4 & 8 yrs old and we took one day a week to go do something special with my sister and her kids and another friend and her kids. Living in the SF bay area, we had many great times: a visit to the Museum of Natural History in Golden Gate Park, several visits to the beach, a tour of Mrs. Grossman’s sticker factory, a tour of a cheese factory, lazy days playing in the creek and picking berries, and visits to area parks. It was the best summer vacation ever!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  • 660
    Annie says:

    One summer my husband and our two sons rented a beach house for a week on Nantucket. It was beautiful. We did not want to leave.

  • 661

    Has to be a safari I took in Africa … wild camping and wild animals … what an experience! Anita πŸ™‚

  • 662
    Laurie Hunt says:

    I’ve had two that are the same weight in my mind and both were as an adult. I went to Kenya in Africa on a photo safari. The other was a small ship cruise through Alaska. Amazing sights in both places all be it very, very different!

  • 663
    Marilyn in Michigan says:

    The most memorable vacation was the year we went to Disney World and Disney Cruise with our girls, my sister’s family and my cousin’s family.

  • 664
    Sofia says:

    In December when my husband surprised me with a holiday of five days to Istanbul!! It was unforgettable!!!

  • 665
    Wendy Hoff says:

    My most memorable one is one that me and my BF took to Mexico we had so much fun…

  • 666
    Wendy says:

    My most memorable summer trip was the year we decided to drive to Pigeon Forge Tennessee from Ontario Canada pulling our trailer , the truck over heated and quit going up a mountain the trip took us 10 hours longer than expected

  • 667
    Peggy D says:

    A family trip to Boston when all three kids were still at home. Loved all of the historical sites and riding the swan boats in Boston Commons!

  • 668

    It has to be when we took our daughter to Disney World for the first time. She was beside herself with excitement to see the Princesses!

  • 669
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    What a great question because part of my most memorable vacation was spent climbing to the top of Cape Hatteras lighthouse. My sisters and their husbands surprised me and my husband by renting a house at the Outer Banks and inviting us to go with them.

    We had a marvelous, relaxing week filled with love and laughter.

  • 670
    Mary e says:

    As a kid I remember traveling to Rhode Island for summer vacations with my parents and siblings. We had So much fun! We still reminisce about those trips when we all get together.

  • 671
    Lori B says:

    A few summers ago we spent a week in Alaska with friends. We had so much fun & it was so beautiful there!

  • 672
    Christine says:

    Back when I was a child – a summer trip spent camping with my family in Yellowstone National Park!

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    Driving from Toronto across Canada to the west coast and then back through the U.S. With our family. Amazing!

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    Tricia says:

    We took our two daughters to Disneyland and all down the California coast it was amazing and so much fun. /sigh…..

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    KristaT says:

    We used to rent a simple house on a lake in downstate Illinois with our aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was a big treat for us to swim and fish all day with our cousins and eat big family meals each evening. I have been to a lot of amazing places since then, but none are as vivid in my memory.

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    Kelly says:

    After I graduated high school, my family drove from FL to NJ with a stop in Washington, DC. The museums and zoo are on my list of childhood memories.

  • 677
    Heather Justice says:

    I loved using my vacation going to work with my Dad and travelling around on his truck with him, it is still a great memory that I hold onto as he is no longer with us .

  • 678
    Lady Gray says:

    When my husband and I went to Plymouth Massachusetts to see the sites and we happened upon the Town Fair. It was at a small church and was really just a tag sale with some hot dogs and such. But it was the people who made it fun.

  • 679
    Martha says:

    A summer vacation to Alberta, Canada.

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    Teresa beg says:

    One summer we travelled through Cali in a trailer with grandma and grandpa. We had so much fun camping and visiting amusement parks.

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    LynneZ says:

    My favorite summer vacation was every summer when I was a child. I always spent a week with my grandparents. We lived close to the beach and I went swimming every day. I played with my friends. We went to our grandparents house every weekend and they had a large garden which we helped them in, picking raspberries, tomatoes, grapes. I miss those times so much.

  • 682
    Kara says:

    I think Europe in high school. How often do you get to buy a sword ☺

  • 683
    Karen says:

    Going to sleep away camp for the first time when I was a kid!

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