My spin on vacations


A vacation is a great way to relax, right? Maybe for about a week, but after that you just kind of want to go home. For example, my family and I vacationed in Hawaii over the summer. We stayed for about 8 days and by the end of that time we were pretty much homesick. I don’t know why, but I find that funny. We got tired of relaxing. The thing is, when you’re in a different place for too long, it gets boring. ish. It really makes you think, do we take vacations to relax or to get away and see something new?

It seems like most people are exhausted after vacations. If they were really doing that much resting, would they sleep for 15 hours after they got back? I’m not saying vacations are bad, heck, I love to go someplace new! I’m just saying they’re misunderstood. You should do things on vacation! Go boating, explore a forest! Don’t just browse crappy tourist shops and sleep on your 1000-star hotel couch.

I can’t be the only one that loves to just explore places. Whenever I go camping the first thing I love to do is explore. Exploring isn’t necessarily just looking at your surroundings though. To explore you have to become whatever it is you are looking at. For example, when I am camping, it’s boring just to look at trees. Whoop whoop, paper everywhere. What’s really exciting is when I become an animal in the woods, looking for food, finding shelter. I want to be an architect when I grow up, so I love to make little houses in the woods. There aren’t necessarily woods at resort locations in Hawaii, but there’s definitely a lot more to do than just relax by the pool!

I guess I just wanted to say that a vacation doesn’t have to be an extra week of sleep. It can be an adventure in a magical land! Wow. I sound like a commercial for an all-inclusive resort and spa. (Only accept cash or credit. Batteries not included. Side effects may include but are not limited to nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and rashes. The views here don’t necessarily represent the views of others.)

One thought on “My spin on vacations

  1. Well-written!! My son and were just talking about how much fun we had at Lake Powell this summer. It was better than staying at a condo because we were on a houseboat and explored the lake each day. We all came back 5-10 pounds lighter because we were able to relax and not under any stress. We had no schedule! Don’t get me wrong, I love being pampered while on vacation but our vacation at the lake was what we needed.


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