In 2010, we decided to make a tradition of spending a week in the mountains. A tradition we can continue after our kids have grown and have kids of their own. It will be something that everyone can count on, regardless of their financial situation. This year was our second such trip (and I’m already planning on going back in a month). This year’s vacation itinerary nearly mirrored last years. We hit the same restaurants and did the same activities. Why mess with what works?