If our everyday lives are hectic, then the holidays are doubly so. How many times have you stayed up late cleaning, packing or worse -- driving through the night to get to your destination to "start your vacation?" While the holidays are a memorable time of year for families, each of us can relate to the time pressures and stress that go hand-in-hand with special events, creating an even greater demand on our time.
This week, you may have read about a family whose dream vacation turned into a tragedy. Michael and Trudi Hardman spent nine months planning a Thanksgiving trip to Disney World with their six children. On Nov. 19, they left their home in Texas for Orlando to make that dream come true.