I was daydreaming about my dream vacation the other day. Don’t judge me; sometimes, in the middle of a ho-hum day, imagining the places I want to go is like drinking a good cup of coffee. It’s the perfect boost. And doctors don’t say that too much daydreaming is bad for you, unlike caffeine.
I was thinking about my dream vacation, and I got in a philosophical debate with myself. What is a dream vacation? After all, for someone in India, maybe Idaho is a dream vacation; for me, it sounds boring. So what makes a visit to Nepal a dream vacation, and a trip down to Oregon merely a vacation? I decided that a great dream vacation has to be:
- Exciting. If your dream vacation doesn’t get your blood pumping, it doesn’t qualify. It’s got to be something that makes you think you can cross off some marks on your bucket list.
- Memory making. Let’s be honest; a trip to the grocery store you’ve been to a thousand times is not memory making. But a trip to the grocery store in the middle of Hong Kong; you’ll always remember that! Which leads me to my next point…
- New. This is a negotiable; I think a dream vacation can be to a place you’ve been to before. After all, if you go to Mount Kilimanjaro twice, is the second time just a normal vacation? I don’t think so. But once you’ve been there 20 times, it may be more like a summer home than a vacation.
- Exotic. Let’s be honest. A day at the local spa is great; there’s nothing like it as far as relaxing and getting rid of that tension headache goes. But it’s not a dream vacation. It doesn’t give you goose bumps. Exploring the forgotten coast lands of rural China – that’s a dream vacation. You’ve got to get somewhere exotic to truly enjoy it.
- Adventurous. Can you imagine Indiana Jones doing it – with maybe a little more pampering involved and not so many boulders to dodge? Then it’s officially a dream vacation.
I think we have plenty of excuses for why we don’t go on our fantasy getaways. It’s too expensive, or hard, or the office couldn’t do without. But the truth is that through Vacation Choices Fantasy Getaway Vacations, there’s no real reason you can’t get on a plane and take the vacation of your dreams.
Be an explorer. Live out the fantasies that have been tossing in your head since your high school geography class. Come home from vacation with more than just memories of the beach – come home with memories of living.
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