A different kind of dream vacation.
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At this time of year the mind invariably starts to wander off to somewhere remote, somewhere to rest the mind, a place to block out the swirling of the world, a place to take a break, a vacation, a holiday – whatever you want to call it – to grab some peace and serenity, if only for a few moments.
Our summer break is quite a puzzle of a schedule with a family vacation squished in between camps and other activities. It’s difficult to not dream of exotic places while we wait to vacate. Our little kiddy pool will have to do for the time being.
With a little imagination, just the right music, and a cold drink, I can dunk my feet in, close my eyes, and drift off for a mini vacation. Maybe to French Polynesia? Or the Amalfi Coast? Just keep my eyes closed and I can dream for a while right? Maybe for a little while, even if for a fleeting moment.
So, tell me, where do you long for when you close your eyes? A faraway place with warm blue waters? Snow capped peaks? Wherever it is, I wanna hear. Do share.
I do the very same thing – a cool drink and my feet in the kiddie pool does wonders! But when I dream, it usually has water involved. Doesn’t much matter – Mediterranean, Caribbean, or a lake in northern Minnesota – it all sounds wonderful.
My mind usually wanders back to our vacation in Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai (Hawaii) or our trip to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies. I love a good beach, but I’m usually a mountain kind of girl. My beloved, The Complete Package, is dreaming of visiting Istanbul. It’s part of his bucket list. Thailand sound appealing, too. Ah, heck…I’ll go anywhere! I love to travel.
FOr starters, I’d like to be in the picture above! I dream for the beach with crystal blue water in the Caribbean or a boat dock in Northern Wisconsin. Perfect weather included of course, we re dreaming right?
Hand down Bora Bora is my dream vacay….its so expensive, its almost wrong for something to cost that much! Maybe I should call it my fantasy trip instead!
Seychelles, New Zealand, Machu Picchu, Milan…anywhere that isn’t here. 🙂
Southern Thailand – my favorite place in the world!
Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Just thinking about it existing so far away from me makes me a little sick inside. The high peaks of the Grand Tetons and the cold green-blue water of the deep Snake River….sometimes I think it must have been created just for me.
Hmmm… dream vacation? It would have to involve Europe. Traveling to new places, preferably a tad on the exotic side would be divine. Maybe Spain, Greece or Italy?
I really want to go to Belize some day. I’ve heard wonderful things about it. I would like to head there with my family tomorrow! But I have a feeling it’s better to plan these things out a little bit. Thanks for the quick reminder drift off to my own mini-vacation!
I would love to go to Australia!
I’m a traveler at heart, but since we’re waiting on my Residency visa, I can’t leave the country this year!
That said, Australia isn’t too bad a place to be “stuck” 🙂 Hamilton Island, in the Great Barrier Reef, is my ultimate destination right now. It’s only a few hour flight from here (Melbourne), but right now in the dead of winter it feels like a zillion miles away!
kiribati. An beautifully scenic island in the south pacific where the main sources of revenue are coconut harvesting and fishing. Sounds like a GREAT place to stay for a few weeks(or months) and just lay back, enjoy the simplicity, the sun, and the beauty.