Can’t Stop The Feeling #vacation #music

Like I said  in “All I Ask“, I’m answering questions I receive from time to time…this is question #4.

Dr. K.E. Garland, aka Kathy and I have a number of things in common, one of them being the love of vacationing. 

Kathy’s got a great book out, “The Unhappy Wife” that I would encourage you to get a copy of. Filled with many life lessons that also serve as “reminders” for others who have already dealt with similar challenges. The stories are more than read-worthy – they are group discussion-worthy.

Kathy asked me an easy but also hard question: What has been my favorite vacation?

If you follow my blog, you know that I love being anywhere near the ocean, preferably near the beach.

But I can’t say that I’ve had “a” favorite vacation.

I’ve had several “favorite” vacations for very different vacation-feeling-reasons like:

  • the time my cousins and I invited the cruise DJ to dinner with the sole purpose of supplying him with our playlists for the week. We had no shame and the poor guy didn’t stand a chance. We danced, laughed, and shut the cruise disco down each and every night;
  • my first solo vacation where I spent two weeks with a penthouse view of the ocean (a I’ll admit to using a smile), mainly bathing suits in my luggage and with β€œnothing” on my agenda. I did what I wanted, when I wanted, if I wanted to do it at all. No compromising and no competing interests. The simple pleasure of staying on the beach all day or in bed with the A/C cranked up watching Turner Classic movies and the Food Network because of the 40C degrees + outside…. It may sound boring to you but it was heaven to me;
  • “staycations” that get my “to-do” list handled – repairs, redecorating, trying out new recipes, going to the movies, hanging out at the bookstore or just puttering around in my own space is  “zen”. Again, boring for some but I’ve had some staycations that were more enjoyable than some “away” vacations .

Exotic destination vacations are great but a great vacation is really about the feeling you have inside and your state of mind.

What about you? What do you consider a great vacation?

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10 thoughts on “Can’t Stop The Feeling #vacation #music

  1. I so relate to your solo vacation, it can be tough when you find out already away that while your friends are happy to stay by the pool, you’d like to explore, go to the actual beach or even go on a boat trip πŸ™‚ But I’ve found that when I think of my favourite vacation it’s usually the latest one – because all of them are special for one reason or another – if nothing else, just the fact that they break the routine! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this πŸ™‚

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  2. I love nothing better than a week at home ALONE – no calls, no visitors. Just me…writing, reading, sewing, cooking…with the music blaring! LOL!

    But since I do have the mister, plus offspring and sisters who love walking through my door, that almost never happens. 😏

    Paris is my favorite spot but hard on the wallet and WAY too many annoying TSA agents to contend with – so San Diego, it is! I can drive there in a few hours, it’s near the water, great year-round temps, and plenty to do…or not do. πŸ˜‰

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  3. I’ve taken back great memories from every vacation, whether solo or with groups. Stockholm by myself was one of my favorite holidays to date; even without a visit to the Abba museum.

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