Several mini-trips and a few vacations are coming up (my partner gets six+ weeks of paid vacation each year and must use it or lose it). When either of us has business travel we usually try to add a couple days on one end or the other as personal days.
Two weeks ago we were staying in Palm Springs at a friend`s condo. Working on my book by the pool was not a bad thing.
This past weekend we were are on the Oregon Coast at Cannon Beach and Manzanita (one of our favorite get-aways) with a fun group of "foodies"
This weekend we`re off to Napa to visit my sister - wine, good food, fun times
In a couple weeks we`re off to Tampa for business and then Atlanta for pleasure.
The following week we`re back on the Oregon Coast for a crabbing trip with eight other people.
Most of our mini-escapes are with friends. Amazing food (many gourmet cooks in the group) and great wines always play a big role. As are heavy-duty discussions about business (most of our friends are business owners), food, wine, and the meaning of life.
As far as vacation-vacations, we may be going to Cabo for Christmas with a gaggle of friends, in February we`ll take our annual two-week trip to a friend`s house in St. Croix, in April we`ll be in Napa for my sister`s wedding, in June we`ll be in Atlanta again, next August we`ll do our annual week-long gold-mining trip in Oregon`s Wallowa Mountains, and Italy is on the schedule for next fall. There will be lots of other escapes from reality along the way.
Italy is probably my favorite vacation location. We try to go at least every other year. One year we rented a villa for a month with eight friends. It`s usually a 14-16 day trip with a much smaller group. We tend to rent a farmhouse out in the country away from the bigger cities (and all the tourists). Mexico would probably be a close second favorite destination.
Greece is a place I really want to visit. A friend/client bought and restored a house on one of the islands. This past year he completed a two bedroom guest house. I told him it was "very nice of him to buy us a house in Greece" and he said "any time you want to use it." I guess we need to get that on the schedule...
The perfect vacation for me is a location where cell phones and crackberries don`t work. Internet connections are not a necessity. Television, phones and electricity are not even requirements. I want to be with fun people, having incredible food and wine, reading a lot of books
(or magazines), learning a lot about the local culture and art, hiking/walking, and napping a lot. I don`t want to return from a vacation more tired than when I left.
With traveling for pleasure so much, my partner`s mother once asked "What about work?"
"That`s why I work, Mom" was the perfect response.
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