Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Where to Next?

So many people have been asking advice about where they should go on their next vacation.

There's never one answer. Each persons idea of a vacation is as individual as they are.

What you need to ask yourself is "What do I want out of my vacation?"

Am I looking for sun and fun with non-stop partying?

Do I just want to get away from it all and chill out?

Am I looking for adventure and new experiences?

Do I want to emerse myself in an educational experience?

Have I always had a desire to see a particular place?

What about experienceing a different culture?

For everyone the answer is different. And it's different at different times.

Sometimes we just want a relaxing chill out weekend and other times we may want a total new cultural experience.

Much of what we want isn't always what we can have. It's very much determined by the amount of time we have and how long it will take us to get there.

Sun, fun, partying, chill out time, adventure and some culture and educational experiences can be packed into a short vacation for near by locations.

Other destinations require more time. You don't want to do a trip that will have you flying for 13 hours in each direction over a 4 day vacation.

So one important question is - how much time do I have now and what do I want out of that time.

Time is one commodity that we are all very short on. We need to make the most of it, particularly when it comes to a hard earned vacation.

We need to go and do what we want and see as much as possible in that limited time.

Is that pristine beach in the Bahamas calling you?

Can you hear the lions roar over the African plains?

Do you want to say you have climbed the Great Wall of China?

Sailed around Cape Horn?

Seen the Pope in Rome?

Rode a camel past the great pyramids in Egypt?

Yodeled on top of an Alp in Switzerland?

Rode a donkey down the Grand Canyon?

What are you waiting for?

Too many of you say "Someday". Well, take that someday while it's here.

My parents always said "someday" to their dreams. My mother would sigh when she thought about some place she would like to go and say "someday". Then a time came when my father said "someday, when your mother is well again, we'll go".

Unfortunately, that someday never came for them. They waited to long and were dead before that someday came.

Don't wait for "someday" to never come.

Go and do while you can. There's a great big wonderful world out there just waiting for you to see it!

Go, experience it, explore it , feel it!

Do it now before "someday"never comes.