No really, a proper vacation. My parents flew out to meet us in Italy and we took a 2 week break from our family RTW trip and went on a true European vacation, visiting Italy, France and Spain.
I can hear your thoughts through the screen, "But you are on a year long vacation!" Yes, I see your perspective, we on a long trip and we are not working, but going away for a year is quite different then a typical vacation. Although I love our Big Trip, I would never use the word holiday or vacation in describing our year long travels.
But on vacation, much of the logistics are already pre-planed and that is exactly what my dad did for our two week road trip. He found us great accommodations, arranged for a car which could fit all 6 of us, sketched out possible driving routes, and read up on the local foods and activities in the areas to which we traveled. It was wonderful having a break from the responsibility of those sorts of arrangements for a short while.