Where to Next? The Ultimate Destination.

Once you get the travel bug, you know that the question, “Where to next” pops up all the time. There’s an endless stream of websites offering incredible views of all of the destinations you could visit for the next family vacation. It can be overwhelming and exhilarating all at the same time.

Some of us take vacations to experience new things. Some do it looking for quality family time. Some may travel to take that once-in-a-lifetime photo to share with their friends how awesome they are. But, deep down, I think a lot of us take vacations because we are desperately seeking rest.

Ah…rest…that elusive idea that we can finally take a break from the craziness of life and relax for a minute. Our lives are increasingly restless. If you took a look at pretty much anyone’s calendar, you’d know that there is very little rest for the weary—from running kids to work or soccer practice or school, to getting the groceries to feed the family, to volunteering at church or other non-profits—our lives are busy…and often restless.

This is why vacations are important to us.

But what if a vacation doesn’t give you true rest? Have you been there? The last day of vacation and you’re more tired than you were before? Do you feel the need to take a vacation from your vacation?

What if I told you that true rest isn’t to be found on vacation? It seems kind of silly for a travel company to write that. We want you to take vacations because we believe in the power of getting away and engaging with your family, but vacation and every day should be a time to connect with our Creator. What if vacations were more than just an opportunity to unplug from life’s stress and became a way to plug into the source of rest?

Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”

When we feel weary, Jesus invites us to come to Him. He invites us to actually TAKE HIS YOKE, or give Him our burden in exchange for His, in order to find rest for our souls.

You see, rest doesn’t come from the “next great destination.” It comes from the daily presence of Christ in your life. The tiredness in your soul that you can’t seem to shake, even with the best vacation, comes from a restlessness that only Jesus can relieve. When we seek His presence as our next great destination, we find the rest that we desire. The Bible reminds us,

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So this year, as you plan out your vacations and times away, plan your time to revolve around the true destination that will give you rest. Spend time with Him, talk with Him, listen to Him, and enjoy a rest that will help you beyond what any vacation ever could.

8 days
Group Size
24 to 40

Father's Day Baseball Lovers Tour of the Heartland! June 12-19, 2024

Make it the best Father's Day ever by traveling the Midwest with dad, enjoying sightseeing, shows, watching baseball, volunteering, and experiencing the best of American hospitality! Families will experience all the best sightseeing in “The Windy City” of Chicago, take a behind-the-scenes tour at historic Wrigley Field, and enjoy a Cubs game! Then you will head to Des Moines, IA for a Volunteer Service Opportunity and a AAA Iowa Cubs game, stopping at the World’s Largest Truck Stop and going to a show! Take a day trip to visit Omaha, Nebraska and the College World Series, home to legendary investor Warren Buffett and the largest city in Nebraska! We’ll then head on to Dyersville, IA to play ball on the Field of Dreams and tour the famous movie site before doing some sightseeing in Galena and Rockford, IL (to learn about the Rockford Peaches made famous in the movie “A League of their Own,”) while heading back to Chicago for the flight home!

* The itinerary below is based on last year’s schedule. Games and theater shows will be selected based on scheduling and availability.

Group Size
10 to 50

Homeschool Family Day Trips in Central Florida

Are you looking for meaningful , curriculum-based travel experiences with hands-on learning opportunities? Desire to show your children the importance of giving back? Our homeschool day trips combine volunteering and vacation into one, and are a unique and engaging way to supplement their classroom learning. By participating in volunteer vacations with SerVacations you are not only providing your children with unforgettable travels, but you are also instilling valuable lessons about community-building and service. And it’s not just a vacation for the kids! Parents and grandparents love the opportunity to relax for the day, meet other homeschool families, and experience new things through their children’s’ eyes.

Group Leaders, please check out some of our sample tour destinations below. Tell us what you’re interested in by clicking “Ask A Question” to the right and we’ll be in touch with pricing, details, and availability, or call us at 813-498-2229 to get started planning your group’s tour. We provide you with a private URL for your tour, and take care of all the registration and payment for your group. We are adding new itineraries every week. If you have a location in mind, please let us know!

3 days
Group Size
12 to 30

Panama City Beach 2-Night Ecology & Marine Biology SerVacation

Enjoy a fun and educational weekend in the natural vacation oasis of Panama City Beach as we volunteer planting sea oats with a marine scientist to help with erosion control and to restore coastal habitat! You’ll stay at the brand new beachfront Hyatt Place, explore marine-biology and conservation with experts at Gulf World Marine Park, take an airboat ecotour of the intercoastal marshes, and much more! Just meet us with your family in Panama City Beach and we’ll take care of the rest.

These amazing all-inclusive package prices include hotel, attractions, volunteer opportunity, transportation on Saturday, expert guides, meals listed above, and all taxes and gratuity:

Double: $542 per person
Triple: $470 pp
Quad: $433 pp
Five: $412 pp
Six $397 pp
Single $755 pp

Contact us to schedule this trip for you and your group, and we will provide you with your very own trip page where your guests can register.