I saw this question recently: What is your dream vacation? I immediately had many ideas pop into my mind but when I really sat with the idea for more than a few minutes, my answer surprised even me.
My first answers were the normal when asked such an open-ended question. I thought of everything from traveling through Europe by train, visiting Israel, traveling around the United States for at least six months, visiting the South Pacific Islands and much more. So many things crossed my mind but then I realized there were two things that really hit home for me.
First, I would like to take a “round the world” cruise. My dad has been looking into this for a while now and I keep telling him we should try to do it. Can you imagine visiting thirty to forty countries in four months? Visiting places like Antarctica, Australia, London and never have to pack a suitcase? Always having your own room and people waiting on you 24/7? Sounds wonderful to me and then to experience so many countries around the world. Maybe one day.
But I have to say my first choice is one not so exotic or glamorous. My dream vacation would be a month off to do nothing. I mean absolutely nothing unless it was something I wanted to do. I’d rent a house, preferably on the beach and have no obligations, no itinerary, nothing. I’d wake up each day and my time would be my own. If I wanted to take a walk on the beach, great. If I wanted to go parasailing, terrific. If I wanted to go out to eat, wonderful. Or if I just wanted to curl up with a good book for a few days, that is what I would do.
I think the reason my second choice is so appealing to me is because every vacation we go on, there is always a plan. There is always something to do, go or see. I can’t remember a time when a vacation was just that: a vacation from home to relax and get away. That’s not say that I haven’t been blessed to go to some wonderful places and have great vacations with family and friends. But it seems that when I talk to others about their vacations, what I hear most is how they now need a “vacation” from their vacation!
So now it’s your turn. What is your dream vacation?