The person that said that "blood is thicker than water" may not have known how correct he was. Your friends can disappoint you. Your colleagues at work may plot against you. The only people who are not likely to turn against you are your family members. Family in this context refers to both your immediate family and your extended family members. This is why it makes a lot of sense to organize family reunion vacations once in a while to keep the family relationship as close as possible.
Unlike school reunions, there should be nothing formal about this reunion. Remember that this is family. The people at this reunion vacation are related connected by blood so nobody has anything to prove to the other. The purpose of the reunion is for everybody to relax, have fun and create great memories. To do this the right way, the organizers of the reunion need to have a working plan.
The date for this reunion needs to be planned the right way. There will not be any point in fixing a date that will not be convenient for most family members. In fact, the right move would be to send out text messages so that the family members will agree on the reunion date in advance. The best bet would be to fix the date on a weekend or a popular vacation like Thanksgiving or Christmas time.
The venue is another important factor and this needs to be selected carefully. If a member of the family has a big house, this place can serve as the venue. In the alternative, the whole family can converge in a hotel and hold the reunion there.
Now that all the family members have arrived, the reunion can take off big time. Fortunately, all the people here know themselves so there may not be any need for an elaborate introduction. A vacation is about relaxing and having fun. It is also about eating, drinking, dancing, taking photographs and generally having fun. Proper arrangements have to be made for all these things in advance.
There may be no need to contract the catering and cooking. The female family members can come up with delicious dishes and snacks while the men can make arrangements for drinks and transport. The photographs to capture the occasion can be taken by anybody with a smart camera phone, an iPad or a digital camera. To be on the safe side, a commercial photographer and a video expert should be hired to cover the occasion. Follow the recommendations above and you will have a great family reunion vacation.
For more information on this family trip planning, look at Traveling As A Group