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.