Summer time is generally when most people plan to take a vacation or an extended weekend trip away. Some like to do the beach thing and others prefer the mountains. So are you a sand and surf kind of person? Do you like the feel of sand between your toes? Does the smell of salt air make you want to jump on a boogie board and hit the waves? Is your idea of relaxation sitting in the sun, flipping through a trashy magazine?
Maybe you would much rather head for the hills. Do you want to be surrounded by trees and listen to the sound of trickling water cascading down the mountainside? Would you like to spend your time climbing over the rocky hills or meandering through the woods or chasing butterflies in the garden?
Maybe fishing or hunting is your game (pun intended). A shopping spree doesn’t sound too painful to me. There’s always Europe. If you like that sort of thing. I mean it’s just a bunch of old building and history. (Yes, that was sarcasm) Some people really enjoy the details of architecture form eras gone by. Some people find history fascinating believe it or not.
So what do you think? What is a good plan for a vacation? Are you a summer traveler or do you yearn to hit the slopes? Do you need to travel far from home? Or do you like to uncover the secret treasure in your own zip code.
I recently spent some time at a resort very close to where I live. Close enough that it could have been a day trip but for the fun of it we went and stayed for three nights. Every since the February adventure the kids have been asking and asking to spend the night in a hotel. It turned out to be the most fun filled, activity packed weekend I can remember having in a very long time. (I promise to dedicate a special post to tell the whole story soon).
Let’s get back to your thoughts for now. What is your idea of relaxation? Where is your dream vacation? Do you have special packing tips? Any helpful hints for the novice traveler???