What is your vacation personality?
I have friends that enjoy planning months in advance to go to exotic remote countries, keeping it thrifty like the locals and going wherever the wind takes them, not worried a bit about where their next bed or meal will be coming from. Vix is a prime example with her annual travels through different areas of India.
Still other friends splurge on “Champagne and caviar” vacations that only the once-year-rich-and-famous can afford. I was spoiled like this when my husband secretly planned a surprise vacation for me one year.
As I’ve aged I discovered that I’m keen on a variety of vacation styles however the truly restorative vacations for me are the ones where I spend zero time planning.
I just buy the package and show up.
I know resort vacations aren’t for everyone but when it comes to leaving your worries behind none are better. Although I’ve also done cruises like this one in Alaska, I didn’t enjoy them as much as I found we were rushed at each port of call.
When I’m at a vacation resort I DON’T
Or do anything remotely related to work including blogging.
When I’m at a vacation resort I DO
Read lots (6 books this time round)
Go to the spa
Try new foods and sometimes new activities
Remain present in the moment
I’m not a joiner when I’m at a resort.
I want my time to be as private, secluded and quiet as possible.
No pool for me…(I want to be as far from the pool as possible) it’s the beach and ocean all the way. I am always in the shade though otherwise I burn in minutes.
I’m not as keen on doing many tours off the resort property as I once was. Been there, done that. Spending time on a bus is guaranteed car sickness for me so I try to avoid them as much as possible.
This time round we decided to upgrade our room to beachfront and with the upgrade came butler service.
I had no idea what this meant but was keen to give it a shot. It wasn’t 24/7 butler service and they didn’t unpack or pack our bags but they did bring us cold drinks in a cooler on the beach daily, guarantee that the room was perfect, fix any issues instantly and secured the best seats at every restaurant. My husband is convinced he needs a butler full time now. Zoë isn’t up to the task.
Here are a few shots from last week in Jamaica where the water was crystal clear, the smiles were friendly and the food was fabulous.
You may have noticed we took our travelling bunny with us.
My husband bought it for me last year when I went to visit him in Hong Kong. It’s a great way to have context in your photos without always needing to be in them.
You may have also noticed that my vacations often look like they are repeat because I’m wearing the same coverup and bathing suit for over ten years now.
Me no care.
I only go on vacation once a year (if I’m lucky) and I cannot fathom the agony of having to buy a new bathing suit each time. I did purchase a new one piece bathing suit this year for the first time in like…forever? Great tummy camouflage but sheer torture when going to the bathroom.
And just for a bit of fun…
What is your favourite type of vacation and why?
Linking up with the lovely Patti over at Visible Monday.