Why You Should Take Your Children on Vacations

Family Vacations In the society we live in, parents are often overworked and tired all the time. It’s not unusual for a dad to get up early in the morning, before everyone else is awake, to “go to work.” Then he’s away from the house and the family for many, many hours. When he comes home from work he may eat a quick dinner and he’s so “spent” from work that he just wants to veg out in front of the TV watching “the game” or, more likely, go to bed.

Meanwhile, mom is trying her best to be supermom, and that’s a taxing role if ever there was one. Mom has so many daily responsibilities, and on top of the housework and getting meals ready and dealing with a broken appliance or a car that needs an oil change, she’s also got a job she has to do to make money to pay to live where they do. Life is exhausting for most parents.

What happens to kids these days? They’re given a screen of some sort– usually a tablet– where they watch cartoons and play endless games. Instead of parents and kids interacting with one another, face-to-face, the “old-fashioned way,” we’ve got a generation of kids being raised by technology and screens. This is not good.

The Benefits of Family Vacations

Vacation time is one of the rare times of the year when parents and kids can and do spend “quality time” together. It’s the time when daddy and mommy aren’t consumed with work– thank God. Then, FINALLY, kids get much needed, much wanted attention.

Why should parents take kids on vacation? This is prime time for bonding. It’s important to make memories together– our shared experiences help bond us together and build familial relationships. You can’t get to know someone if you don’t spend any time with them, right?

On top of that, vacation time is a great time to explore the world. Getting out of your routine is a good thing– for kids and adults alike. There’s a sense of freedom and adventure involved with going “on vacation” to places like rural Canada, staying at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort.

When’s the last time anyone in the family stopped and took the time to literally smell the flowers? Most people don’t even have any flowers nearby… we often live far removed from nature in its natural state. A vacation is a chance to connect (or reconnect) with Mother Earth , digging our hands in the dirt, fishing on the lake, or skipping stones into the water.

Some of life’s most magical and meaningful times occur away from home, on vacation. Take your kids and go have fun!

Reasons to Incorporate Nature Into Your Family Vacations

Children and Nature Have you ever heard the term “back to nature” or “get back to nature?” It basically means that it’s a good thing to get back to a simple, more relaxed life– the kind people typically experience out in the country compared to the busyness and noise of the city.

If and when you decide to take a family vacation, you should consider getting back to nature. It’ll do you good.

Today people rely on technology so much so that they feel naked and afraid without their smartphone or tablet. Imagine, though, a simpler time when one didn’t have to know every little detail about everyone else’s life or nonstop news from near and far…

A vacation is a chance to get away from technology, busyness and noise. Even better, it’s a chance to get immersed in nature– the trees, sun, wind, fresh air, water and more.

Rather than be so removed from nature that they don’t even recognize animals like squirrels or deer, it’s a smart thing to introduce young people to nature. Besides being exposed to plants, hiking trails, ponds and bugs, being in nature is also prime time for unstructured time. In other words, kids (and parents) don’t have to have any specific plans. They don’t have to watch the clock and finish things up quickly. Instead, being in nature allows for a leisurely and meandering pace. It’s a chance to smell flowers, to dig hands in the dirt, to throw stones into the water, and to gaze up at the stars at night and think about why we’re here.

Nature is beautifully magnificent. It’s something that should be enjoyed rather than ignored. Therefore, your next family vacation should involve time spent in nature rather than just a plastic, sanitized environment. Sure, amusement parks and malls are great, but nature connects us to Mother Earth.

Cozy Cabins were designed to be nestled in a mountain paradise where families could relax and enjoy their time away from “the city.” Indeed, Cozy Cabins are smack dab in the middle of “nature,” such that people will hear the sounds of birds and animals and be able to breath in bucketfuls of fresh air. Want to take a boat on the lake? You can do that here. Or take a walk in the woods. At Cozy Cabins, you and your loved ones can simply get back to nature. What are you waiting for? Book your vacation today.

Birdwatching is an Outdoor Activity the Whole Family Can Enjoy

In some places, it’s rare to see birds or wildlife, whereas in others, like near the lake cabins of Cozy Cabins Nature Resort in North Okanagan, BC, it’s common.

Birdwatching is something people like to do while staying at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort because there are plenty of birds in the vicinity. Some are easy to spot, while others are a challenge to see. It’s oftentimes the challenging ones– or the more rare ones– that give birdwatchers the most pleasurable satisfaction. We humans enjoy a good chase, a good mystery, and a good discovery, for sure.

One of the nice things about birdwatching in British Columbia (for visitors from far away) is that you’re likely to encounter birds you don’t normally see at home. You should do some research online to figure out what kind of birds live in this part of Canada before you arrive. Then you can reference your list, checking off the ones you spot!

Bird watching can be done year round, though it’s especially nice when it’s a warm and sunny summer day. Furthermore, you’re likely to see more than 100 hundred species in a small area, so there’s a great variety out there. Best of all, it’s fun to find birds in unexpected places. Who knows– you might see something highly unusual, something tender and beautiful, or even a bird fight.

Many people like how unpredictable bird watching can be. Some days you’ll see a lot of birds, while others not so much… some birds will be so beautiful that you want to take photos of them with a close-up lens, while others will be average and you’ll hardly give them a second look. Much like collectors are always looking for rare finds, so are bird watchers.

Did you know bird watching can be done by anyone of any age and persuasion? It doesn’t matter if you’re old or young, athletic or not… birds are flying around all day long for all people to see and enjoy– they don’t discriminate.

Come to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort and bring binoculars to go bird watching. It’s a nice way to pass the time outdoors this summer, and you’ll be amazed at the variety and beauty of the birds in British Columbia.

A Family Vacation Could Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Family vacations used to be more popular in the old days. It was a tradition that many moms, dads and kids looked forward to, getting in their station wagon and heading far from home to see some place else. Today, though, parents and kids are seemingly always busy, overwhelmed, tired and have way too many entertainment and relaxation options to choose from. That said, perhaps all these reasons are exactly why families should take a vacation.

Think about all the time you stare at a screen. People are constantly looking at smartphones, tablets, TVs in waiting rooms, at restaurants, at airports, in cars, and then some, right? Facebook is good, but it can also make people feel lonely. Instead of staring at screens, families need to spend time outdoors away from ALL media. Therefore, a family vacation to somewhere remote, surrounded by nature, is the perfect excuse to put away phones.

Families today don’t spend nearly enough time talking together, cooking together, and just hanging out for fun. Instead, everyone retreats to a different room in the house where they focus on themselves. The art of conversation is getting lost.

A family vacation forces people to be together in close proximity for a set period of time. During this time, they have to talk with one another. They have to share their thoughts, feelings and concerns. Meanwhile, they get to experience new places and new faces together, as a family unit. There may be challenges to overcome, obstacles to get over, and, most likely, a lot of laughs along the way.

Now, more than ever, family vacations matter. If you’re open-minded to taking one, Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is the place to go. It’s the kind of place people dream about or see in movies, complete with hiking trails, rope swings over the lake, jumping off the dock, trying out rowboats, catching fish, and telling tall tales around a fire at night. Don’t miss out on family bonding time.

Located in a secluded mountain area of British Columbia, Canada, Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is where family vacations equal many wonderful memories made. Don’t miss out on special times with the family at this unique and beautiful place; call 250-547-6201 to reserve your cabin today.

There is Plenty to do at Cozy Cabins This Winter

Winter ActivitiesLocated in the Canadian wilderness, Cozy Cabins Nature Resort of Lumby, BC, is a great place to escape to this winter. People come from all over the world to spend time at Cozy Cabins in the winter. Indeed, many Canadians from Calgary and Vancouver, as well as Americans from Washington State, like to get out of the city and into the country for some quiet time away from the maddening crowds.

Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is close to Echo Lake Provincial Park and an ecological reserve. During the winter, guests can do several things on the property that they might not be able to do easily at home, such as ice fishing and night skating. If you have cross country skis or snowshoes, bring them and make your own trails in the snow. Find a hill and sled down it. Groups can even play hockey while on the property. Meanwhile, for those cold winter nights, why not hang out together outside under the stars at a group campfire? That’ll keep you warm on even the coldest of nights.

Winter in this part of Canada also affords guests the chance to dogsled, go snowmobiling and even try heli skiing/backcountry skiing– these adventures are available off the property in case you want to challenge yourself and experience the outdoors in ways most people never will.

There are several holidays during the winter where people like to get together for fun. Why not consider having a family reunion this Christmas or New Year’s at Cozy Cabins? Couples who want to cozy up at Cozy Cabins around Valentine’s Day in February will also find the area to be a nice place to spend time together taking walks hand-in-hand, surrounded by nature’s beauty.

If and when there’s snow on the ground– and in the winter there usually is– be sure and bring your camera to take lots of pictures of the magnificent Canadian wilderness surrounding Cozy Cabins Nature Resort. Make reservations today by calling 250-547-6201 or emailing info@cozycabins.ca.

Reasons to Go Hiking

Hiking Think of all the times you sit and stare at a TV or computer screen. Technology is ubiquitous. Just because it’s seemingly everywhere, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t escape it now and then. Take, for instance, a trip to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort on the edge of the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia in Canada. A vacation away from the constant need to check your smartphone could do you good.

Instead of looking at pictures and videos of other people doing great things outdoors, it’s your turn to take some time away from the stresses of everyday life. When you stay at Cozy Cabins, you’re close to many hiking trails. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a walk by a lake, up a mountain, or through the trees, surrounded by nature?

Hiking outdoors is really good for you, both mentally and physically. Besides being able to take in big lungfuls of fresh air, hiking gets your body moving so it’s a great, natural workout. Did you know hiking helps lower the risk of developing heart disease? After all, it gets the heart pumping while improving your blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. Since hiking puts some pressure on your bones, it helps boost bone density and builds up the muscles in your legs. It’s also a great way to strengthen your core, work your hips, improve your balance, and sweat off the pounds. Mentally, hiking is a mood enhancer. A hike is a smart way to deal with stress and anxiety. Your time walking in nature is a chance to get your mind off problems while focusing on everything immediately around you. Like going to the movies, hiking is time to forget your troubles and immerse yourself in a better reality where you feel free and happy.

During your visit to Cozy Cabins, take the time to explore the Salmon Trail along Bessette and Duteau creeks. Beginners can do a 1km walk while advanced hikers can opt to go 8 kilometres. You can find out more about the Salmon Trail at the Lumby Visitor Centre.

The Benefits of Taking a Family Vacation

Famiy Vacations Take a look around you when you’re out in public. Notice how many people are staring down at their smartphone screens. It’s hard for families to find time for each other these days, and when we do have free time, things like “Pokemon Go” and “Facebook” have seemingly taken over our lives. Yikes!

Perhaps it’s time to take a family vacation whereas technology is not the focus. Instead, the family gets the pleasure of talking/joking with one another, eating meals together without any smartphones constantly in hands, and, best of all, the beautiful views of nature all around at the Cozy Cabins Nature Resort in the mountains of British Columbia.

Located around a small, private lake, Cozy Cabins will allow you to take a step back in time, before technology trumped nature. If anything, the place is a welcome respite from modern life.

When’s the last time your family truly connected with one another? A family vacation forces connection, since there’s no escape from one another– at least not easily, right?

Before the kids grow up and go out on their own, wouldn’t it be nice to make memories together on a family vacation, far from home?

Imagine this: your family gets to attend a potluck cookout on a Tuesday when Cozy Cabins’ owner, Harold, cooks dinner over the fire. Your kids have spent the day swinging on ropes over the lake, jumping off the swim dock in the middle of the lake, and trying their hand at the free rowboats. You even joined them on some of their water adventures!

Too often parents spend all their time working in order to get more money to give their kids more stuff. The reality is this: kids would rather have time with their parents. Time together is actually more important than owning lots of stuff.

Why not take a family vacation to spend quality time together? Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is a great destination; call 250-547-6201 to plan your stay.