Monday, June 25, 2012
The Art of Travel Part 8: Enjoying Your Time Away
The beauty of vacations is that your itinerary can change at anytime; especially when you are traveling solo. If you wake up one day and decide you'd rather wander around neighbors, versus going to the museum - you can do that!
Sip a nice glass of wine while sitting at a quaint cafe, while doing some interesting people watching. Chat with the locals in order to hear about their lives, and the culture you are visiting during your vacation. Soak it all in, because these are the stories you will be telling your friends and family about when you return from your travels.
Being on vacation is a time to refresh your mind, body and spirit. There shouldn't be anything rushed about it, unless you are on an adventure seeking trip, and in that case, the whole trip will likely be a rush! Jumping out of planes; bungee jumping; mountain climbing - whatever your adventures may entail.
Wherever your travels may take you this year, make sure you revel in the pure luxury of just being allowed the time away, because real life will be there when you return.
*photo of food tray taken by Grant Cochran and provided by www.freedigitalphotos.net; photo of red wine by chawalitpix and provided by www.freedigitalphotos.net