If you’re visiting family or friends, never stay more than 3 days.
Of course, your family or friends won’t tell you this because it’s too awkward, so I’m telling you for them.
If you want to spend an extended time together with family or friends, you need to go somewhere on vacation together. The key words being “go somewhere.”
If you’re going to visit family or friends for MORE than 3 days:
- Get a hotel if for any reason you need to stay more than a few days.
- Seriously, don’t do it.
Credit: This was a classic bit of wisdom from my incredibly wise grandfather Donald Nay, who drove a truck for Morgan Foods (Austin, Indiana) for 40+ years and had a lot of time to think about wisdom while on the road.
The best vacations with family and friends have always been the one’s where you have free time during the day, and meet together for dinner at night. This is why I LOVE going to the beach, or going on cruises.