I believe that travel should be as blissful of an experience as possible. Otherwise, what’s the point of all the hassle – the travel time, the money spent, the uncomfortable conditions? When I travel, I try to not just travel for travel’s sake. Instead, I try to anticipate what I will really enjoy. A mediocre trip can put me off wandering the world, and I definitely don’t want that!
Of course, what makes a trip fabulous for all of us differs. And I’ve even found for me that it changes depending on what I need in my life. Right now, I’m in a low key, off the beaten path kind of mood. I’d love to stay at a small family farm or cabin. I’ve probably been listening to too many sounds of the city! Other times, all I’ve wanted is culture, city lights, and a fast pace of life. I think those have been the times in my life where I was feeling a bit under-stimulated and bored.
I suppose I think that the ideal vacation gets us away from the things we have too much of and gets us to more of the things we crave. It’s a pretty basic idea, but I think it’s one that is difficult to implement. How many of you have repeated a trip you once enjoyed years later only to find it dull and a disappointment? I know I have.
Our concept of an ideal trip or as I put it “heaven on earth” may be hard to grasp at times, so I thought it would be fun to write a quiz about it: What’s Your Heaven on Earth? This quiz will hopefully tell you what your ideal getaway is… at least for right now.
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get for What’s Your Heaven on Earth?
Is it true for you?
- If you could go on your dream vacation for a couple weeks where would you go? Since this is a dream scenario, your budget is unlimited 🙂
- What was the best vacation you ever took? What made it special?