6. Get out of the car every 2 hours. Many of us spend a large part of our vacations on the road, either getting to and from our destinations, or using the car for sightseeing. But no matter how beautiful the scenery is, great, memorable trips don't happen in a car seat.
Don't wait for exhaustion or the call of nature to get you to pull over. Get out frequently and stretch, walk, picnic, shop, visit and have fun. It's important for your health and energy, and it makes traveling a lot more interesting.
7. Play active games. When most people think of outdoor games, they think of team sports such as hockey, baseball or soccer, all of which can be both intimidating and excessively strenuous for adults who stopped playing such sports a long time ago. Opt instead for gentler games – badminton, table tennis, lawn bowling. Your goal: to play an outdoor game every day while on vacation.
8. Create a silly tournament. Particularly if there are children on the trip, it can be a riot to create your own mini-Olympics. For example, if you use the swimming pool every day, have a daily competition, such as holding your breath underwater, swimming between people's legs or having a big splash contest. Or maybe a week-long badminton competition. ‘Silly’ is the operative word – don't make it a serious competition, just a chance to have active fun.