Summer vacation. It’s a huge highlight of my year. Unfortunately, it’s not quite the same once you’re in the working world. You don’t get months off all at once, but it is still a great time of year to take a trip or to just get out of town. Maybe it’s the leftover mindset that I have to take a vacation this time of year because that’s the way we always did it when I was a kid. Or maybe it’s because summertime is a great time to be lazy, and what else do you do on vacation besides indulge in laziness?
At any rate, I’ve taken quite a few trips this summer with friends and family (I’m seeing how many I can pack in before the first leaves fall). I’ve made it to Amelia Island, Ireland, Saint Simons and Charleston. Next up, I am headed to Boston this weekend then Hilton Head the next.
For some, this schedule looks exhausting. But I love it! If I were independently wealthy (still working out how to make that happen) I would travel all the time. For me, it is essential for my well being to get out of town and see a different part of the country or even the world. Traveling was always something that was important to my family and I’m lucky enough to have not only been brought up in a family that cherished it, but that I still appreciate it now. This is one of the many things for which I am forever grateful to my parents.
If I am physically able, I will always set aside the time, scrape up the resources and find a travel companion if necessary, to take a trip. As they say, it’s a great big old world out there – lots to see and do. The only question left to ask is, “where are we going next?”