The Summer of Me!

It’s been a long 2020! I’m tired of this pandemic! Fortunately, 2021 is showing signs of improvement when it comes to being outdoors. I’m ready to go on a trip for a relaxing time. It’s been enough stress and isolation. It’s time to visit friends and family. However, remember that we’re still in recovery, we’re not done yet. We need to keep taking precautions. No effort is too much when it comes to enjoy a good time safely! Do you want to get away? I know I will. Heck yeah, it’s the Summer of Me!

Options are endless, and this is a time to get creative. There are so many ways to get to your dream destination, and the companies that offer vacation packages are eager to make your dime worth while.

vacation destinations

Multiple places to visit this summer!

Beach, mountain or city?

Do you prefer the beach? There are the usual places, or new places you can visit. If you love the crowd, follow the crowd. If you prefer privacy, check out all the options to explore so you can relax and do nothing else!

I plan to go the mountains this summer because I want to enjoy nature and everything that entails, like rivers, trails, animals, plants, birds. I will document that trip and will report back to you when I come back.

Tokyo, Japan, courtesy of Google Maps

Tokyo, Japan, courtesy of Google Maps

Or, you might be a city tourist. There are numerous asphalt jungle options that can be explored! I love checking the city images before deciding where to go. Today it is possible to “walk” thru the city using maps that show very recent images with a street perspective, and such “virtual” trip can be done within your country, or you can go across the pond and check the international scene. Just remember, before deciding to visit a foreign country in today’s pandemic conditions, you need to be extra cautious.

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The power of the consumer

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So let’s make this our Summer!

 

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Vacation time: learning while relaxing

Vacation time can be exhausting… in a good way! So many flight options, routes, schedules, baggage fees, plane meals 🙁

Once landing at the destination, so much good food! Damn my diet!

In my case, so many beaches to visit, with a lot of activities like snorkeling, parachuting, tanning, beach massage, walking, swimming, paddle boarding =0)

Vacation time offers a lot of physical yet relaxing time that cleanses the mind from our life’s routine and turns the body into a fun machine, ready to go from one activity to the other, with enough energy to enjoy and rejoice without limits. Sleeping becomes a wonderful time to quickly recharge and restart the cycle the next day, looking forward to a new sunrise, new food, new activities, new relaxation, new exhausting… challenging… exhilarating… fun.

Learning while being on vacation is not optional. We learn new places, new tricks to our gadgets in order to capture those moments. We learn the limits of our bodies, when tasting new local foods and drinks (this, while fun, can come with a toll).

This is what I learned while on vacation:

  • How to operate a GoPro camera.
  • How to use the panning function on my cell phone
  • I tasted new versions of the seafood I grew up on
  • How to listen to controversial family conversations without interjecting (this is a tough one)

Going back home is always an opportunity to relearn, because time produces change… change in our minds, in our bodies, in our families, in our old friends, in our neighbors.

Learn while you’re on vacation. It’s always fun… it’s always exciting… it’s always beneficial.

Keep learning, while having fun!