A new survey conducted by Cambria Suites found that kids ask their parents "Are we there yet?" an average of nine times during a weeklong family vacation. Parents with children six-years-old and younger can expect to be asked "Are we there yet?" about 13 times.
Among survey respondents, about half (49 percent) have ever taken a family summer vacation. Of these, nearly one in four adults (24 percent) report that they need a vacation when they return home from a family trip.
Seven percent of respondents said they look forward to a "solo" business trip as a way to recover from a family vacation.
Still, nearly two-thirds (65%) of respondents found their family vacation experiences relaxing and admit that there is "nothing better" than a great family vacation.
It seems that in a world full of change, as long as there will be family summer vacations "Are we there yet?" will remain a well-established part of the experience.
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About Jim Liebelt
Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
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