I think it is important. It doesn't matter what you do or where you go a little down time spent with your loved ones is a wonderful thing.
I absolutely adore them and so does my husband. I often joke that the man I married comes out to play while on vacation.
Our first vacation as a family was spent on a VT lake in a mobile home made possible through the generosity of an uncle. We went with a car load of groceries and not a lot of money. We hiked through the beautiful white mountains in NH, swam in the lake, took tours of a maple factory, Cabot cheese, and stopped at a granite quarry. I was hooked.
It's been many years since that first vacation and we did manage to go almost every year. It may have not been Disney and certainly not overseas but we loved them.
Camping, we have gone in everything from tents to travel trailers. We took our grandkids for the first time for a weekend this summer in a tent at the beach. My poor husband hurt his back and was told by his doctor that he was too old to be doing that. We loved it and so did the kids. We are looking at the second weekend of Sept. for another round.
Stay vacations. Amusement parks with the kids, museums, hiking, and lake days.
Now that we are empty nester's and after a health scare a few years back we decided we better do what we want to while we can. It's funny when we thought I wasn't going to make it we would talk of our best memories and many of those memories were made on vacation.
We always go with what we can afford although we do go quite a bit further from home. I never go out of budget and generally come home with most of my spending money. My husband also works many overtime hours that he would not have to so we can afford these trips comfortably.