If you could take a week off, what would you do? Would you lie on the beach, go to Disneyworld, fly to Paris, or kick back at a luxury resort in the Caribbean?
Isn’t that what most people think of when they think of the perfect vacation?
Well – maybe – but not me! When my wife and I take 10 days off in the fall we go to Vermont so we can play hard.
Just to give you an idea, when I packed the car last Saturday, first I loaded the kayaks on the roof rack. Then I loaded the car with our gear, paddles, bike pumps and backpacks. Finally I strapped our bicycles onto the back and threw in our hiking boots and rain gear.
And if my wife and daughter had their way I would have towed the sailboat up and a motorboat up too, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
As you’ve probably gathered, I’m not much for sitting on my hands on vacation. Instead my wife and I like to spend as much time as possible outside exploring, whether the sun is shining, it’s raining or even snowing as it did on a fall hike last year.
How about you?
What’s your perfect vacation?
Everybody has his or her own idea and I’d be surprised if yours matches mine — which is just the way it should be. Everybody likes to do different things on vacation and the only commonality is that the perfect vacation is the one you take!
If all you do is work, or take a few days off now and then, you’ll never have that perfect vacation. And I don’t know about you, but I’m not waiting until I retire to take the perfect vacation either.
So, add your comment below and tell me what’s your idea of the perfect vacation, and more importantly when you’re taking it.
P.S. Too busy to take a vacation? That’s what I used to tell myself, too. Then I discovered how easy it was to find qualified people to outsource my business to – top-notch people who can keep the business running while I’m gone.
I now have a team of 10 people, all who work virtually, making sure mailings go out, products are shipped and my business keeps making money while I mess around in Vermont with my wife.
Want to take more vacations?