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Summer Family Vacation–Four Intriguing Water Activities

Updated on October 23, 2012

I don't know anything about you; however, taking a vacation is something worth doing especially during the season of summer. People usually take a vacation during special occasions such as Christmas and when they wed so as to spend time with their partners during the honeymoon. Did you go for a vacation when you got married?

Most vacations are spent with friends or family. Since a vacation involves taking a trip within your country or visiting a foreign country for the purpose of tourism and recreation, not all families are able to do this due to financial reasons. Some families start saving money early for the safari Africa vacation.

Although the country I am right now doesn't experience any summer season but I once lived for some years in a foreign country. While I was there summer season gave me a hell of time. The only thing a person could do is take off some clothes, kick back in the air conditioning and pant like a dog.

The panting and sweating made me pity myself. I spent most of the time being indoors. Going outdoors was like a punishment and if I did go it was because I had no choice. It was so hot that outdoor summer activities were completely out of the question. In fact, staying indoors is all I could do in order to survive from the scorching sun.

What do you do during your summertime vacation? Probably you'd like to do something for fun or meaningful with all that time. You would like to go on a vacation with your family or friends. Maybe you can visit countries like Jamaica or Kenya to enjoy tourism sites and spending time on the beach basking in the sun.

If you have no clue regarding family reunion vacation ideas then think about using the internet or asking your friend for ideas. When you surf the internet, you should search for travel forums. Travel forums are many and the good thing about members using them is that they have posted information of the fascinating places they have visited during their vacations.

If there is information of a particular place to visit during summer vacation that interests you and you want more clarification about it, you can go ahead and contact the member who posted it. Of course, that member would clarify everything to you. What this comes down to is that members of travel forums are helpful people. Travel forums and websites provide useful information about the most popular tourism destinations to visit.

Water Activities/Aquatic Sports

Probably you would like to swim or be near the water during summer season. This means the recreational activities you're looking for during your summer vacation will involve aquatic. You'll want your children, wife and yourself to participate in some of the aquatic sports. These aquatic sports will make your family to have fun and relax from the monotonous daily activities they have been doing for months.

1.) Whitewater Rafting

What is more thrilling than paddling as fast as possible while your inflatable rubber raft is swiftly moving through the turbulence of whitewater dangerously making your heart to beat fast? This is one of the water activities that your family will live to remember.

You don't have to get worried of drowning because an expert will rescue you if you get into trouble. The canoes or kayaks are along the shore to pick you up in case you capsize.

However, this type of aquatic Sports isn't everyone's cup of tea. If you're not especially athletic or you're suffering from heart related disease you might not want that much physical exertion or a high-octane activity. Whitewater rafting is not suitable for children under the age of eight years.You don’t have to get worried about not having any fun because there are many other intriguing water activities that you can participate.

2.) Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is another intriguing water activity. Hawaii offers many water-based activities including scuba diving. Why not try scuba diving during your summer vacation to really enjoy the tropical waters? You'll see an entirely different world beneath the surface that you have never experienced.

Choose your diving location wisely and you'll be able to see not only fish, but also mollusks, corals and other types of marine life that you have never seen before. There is a completely different type of existence down there.


3.) Fishing

This is a popular water-based sport that might be perfect for you. What summer activity during your vacation could possibly be more relaxing than watching that float bobbing in the water as you're sitting nearby? You can even read a book or talk with your friends or family while you're fishing. And when a large fish does take the bait, you'll get enjoyment that is difficult to match in any other type of outdoor activity.

If one of your family members is not able to participate in other activities that require a lot of energy then fishing is suitable. This activity is also suitable for those suffering from heart related diseases.

At the end of the day you'll not only have had fun but also with something to cook as food (fish).

4.) Ice skating, Skiing and Snowboarding

Getting in the water might not be enough for other people who want to get cool during the summer. They prefer the delicious cold of snow and ice. Ice skating, skiing and snowboarding are extremely popular in the western world.

You might wonder how you can find snow during summer season. Well, you can, but it won't come cheaply. The European Alps and Canadian Rockies offer snow activities throughout the year, but a summer vacation like that can be expensive. On the other hand, if you can afford it, then why not go with your family!

My Summer Vacation

Do you want me to tell you the activities I did during my summer vacation? Do you really want to know? Well, if you really want to know then here I go…

My own favorite summertime activities suited my budget quite well when I stayed in a foreign country. I gathered up an assortment of movies, favorite music, computer soccer game, inspirational books and fiction novels that kept me busy all the days of summer season not forgetting to mention that I had to strip off and be near a fan.

Try this, because you might really enjoy it too if you can't afford to travel during your summer vacation!


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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      @Rose, thanks for appreciating this hub.

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      Rose 5 years ago

      Interesting activities. I love white water rafting because it makes my body to release adrenaline. This makes me to feel alive. Great hub.