Casey Cyr, Get Real
“So do you have any plans for summer?” That’s a question that keeps popping up, probably just as an added conversation filler, but nonetheless it causes me to stop and think.
This summer I actually don’t have any plans and it’s the first year I’ve felt the pressure that perhaps I should. We were going to head to an island and stay in a cabin by a gorgeous crystal-clear lake for a week. It’s certainly nice to be able to travel somewhere else other than your own backyard even if it’s a campsite down the way, but this year it just didn’t work out.
I’m OK with it. Instead, I count two weekend trips for two weddings three hours away with my brother, sister-in-law and sister “the road trip of the summer.”
Are you usually one that has an itch to pack your bags and go, especially in the summer months? Is it sprawling out on the beach all day with your favourite drinks or hiking rugged terrain in the forest that pumps you up? I was talking with someone and she put it so clearly to me: an ideal trip for me is to see and experience beautiful scenery and hers is to relax in the sun and so be it! If you are going to spend money on a vacation, do what you love.
Seeing the lush green atop a mountainous terrain is something I would thoroughly enjoy, but lazing in the sun and burning to a crisp is surely not one of my pastimes. I like to be on the move during a vacation but at a slow pace.
You know when you have stuff planned but you can easily sneak away if you need a nap to refresh? These are the holidays I rave about.
But lo and behold, this summer is not necessarily what I would deem “trip-savvy” which doesn’t mean that my summer will be any less spectacular than past years. If you are getting ready to pack up and tour on to your holiday destination, have a blast! Soak up the sun if that’s what you love, bury your kids in the sand, hike the strenuous trails and make sure you hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Summer’s here and the fun has just begun no matter where you go!