End well.

A few things here:

1. Make sure you leaves some fun things for the very end of the trip. Our yearly trips to the North Shore always end at Canal Park in Duluth, where we often get to see very large ships entering or leaving port and sometimes we eat at Grandma’s. Trips that start great and end boring are anticlimactic.

2. Consider getting home hours or even a day early, so you can unpack and relax a bit.

3. Upon arriving home, Thank God as a family for safety, for joy, and for creating all you’ve seen on your vacation.

See the whole “Dads and Vacations” list of tips here.