We just got back from our family vacation to Wisconsin. It was nothing extravagant, but it did include a couple days at the Wilderness Lodge, which is an awesome water park in the Dells and then a few days up in beautiful Door County. I had a good time and I think all five Ferguson’s would say they had a good time. Why? One of the secrets to good family vacation is something my wife Sue starting doing several years ago before each trip. We would gather the whole family together and go over all the possible activities and events that fit within our budget for the upcoming vacation. Then we would ask each member of our family (parents and kids) “what is your #1?” And each of us got to say what would be our #1 activity or event while on vacation. Then we made sure that every person in our family got to do their #1. I think it has been one of the secrets for us having terrific family vacations.