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Tips for Family Vacations

Charity Nebbe and family on vacation

What's the point of a family vacation? Every family is different, but there are some things people can do to better ensure success. In this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks about how spending time on a vacation together can be healthy and meaningful. 

Joining the program is Karen Melton, an assistant professor of Child and Family Studies at Baylor University in Texas. Melton says that time with family should be intentional time together, but that doesn't mean every moment must be together. 

Also joining the program is Barb Dunn-Swanson, human sciences specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She says that involving kids in planning and being open about the goals and intentions of a vacation are very important. We also hear listener stories about their memorable vacations.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa