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Wanderlust Wednesdays: Give yourself a Stress Break and Take a Vacation

Spring, 2015 Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark will open it doors in Camelback Mountain in Tannersville, Pa.
Spring, 2015 Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark will open it doors in Camelback Mountain in Tannersville, Pa.
Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark

Its summertime and the kids are running free; there can be no better time than that to getaway. Yet in a recent Harris Interactive survey it was found that Americans left an average of 9.2 vacation days unused in 2012, while in most European countries they enjoy at least 20 days of time off.

We have all heard of the importance of getting enough rest and down time in order to restore our bodies. Many experts have reported that vacations can help in keeping our hearts, mind and bodies feeling more rejuvenated and recharged. While giving ourselves a break is important in staying healthy time spent with family is equally as health enhancing. Sadly because of our overscheduled lives we miss out on that all important bonding time with our loved ones. Seemingly taking a break is also the sure cure for that too or so says an international group of researchers who found that family holidays promote family bonding, communication and solidarity.

So get on a plane, hop on a bus or in your car and spend time with your loved ones this summer.

Now Tannersville, PA may not seem like the happening place to get away but planned right you can have a great time, eat well and get some exercise all the while bonding with your kids.

First up is finding a place to lay your head. The Chateau Resort offers good amenities and is pet friendly. The standard room that sleeps four starts at $129 in the summertime and the suites are $204 per night. It also has an indoor and outdoor pool, a gym and onsite restaurant.

Then let your adventures begin at the Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark where you can get your family set up in a private cabana and enjoy poolside service as you dash back and forth between the water rides. There are rides for those who want to be thrilled, rides for the kids, and for those of us who just want to relax and enjoy the sun, and there is the lazy river. Once you have gotten all dried off then head on over to CBK Mountain Adventures, where you can experience a 1000’ Zip Line, Pennsylvania’s only Mountain Coaster or if you are really feeling adventurous there is the North America’s longest Twin Zip-Flyers which moves at 60mph, plus lots more. There are season passes that start at $99 plus complimentary tickets that are offered on special dates. Coming in the Spring, 2015 the new 453-suite Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark will open its doors so that the adventures won't be limited to summertime. Just imagine outdoor skiing then going down an indoor waterslide all in the same day, so even if it's 25 degrees outside you will still be enjoying 84 degrees inside. Best part one family can get a free night stay for up to four at Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in the Pocono Mountains in 2015! Follow me on twitter for details @cheryls_grant, #WanderlustWednesdays.

After all that fun and adventure it is time to relax and eat. This is when you can enjoy a truly spectacular show at Desaki Japanese Restaurant. First thing that you will notice upon arrival is its fully functional rickshaw where kids can be treated to a ride. The food is fantastic and the staff will keep you smiling throughout the course of your hibachi style meal. It’s the perfect topping to an adventure filled day in Tannersville Pennsylvania.
Don’t forget your sunblock!