There is nothing like a vacation to really get away from it all, but the most relaxing vacations we have been on, offer the most simple things that create a heightened experience. While these are Ultimate Vacation Experiences For Every Trip the ultimate in experiences are not things you can put a price tag on, rather they are available on every vacation setting in some form and cost nothing. Honestly, travel is not always about the most expensive, prestigious place, but often what the area and surroundings can offer. Vacations are about experiences, indulgences in what we don’t do every day: from actually listening to our kids when the talk and putting down the mobile devices to sipping coffee rather than chugging it.
Vacation is about time away from the push-back we have to do each day to come about in our fast-paced world, it is a time to reconnect with our family, our partners and our animals. There are ultimate vacation experiences for every trip that allow you to lavishly live travel out loud and in fact you might have already experienced them and not even have realized.
Ultimate Vacation Experiences For Every Trip
The Chair With Coffee
A chair with a cup of coffee is just about the closest thing to the ultimate vacation experience when it is on a deck, or a lanai, patio, or balcony wherever you are staying. Trust me, five minutes a day in the well-placed chair, locked off from the world, watching bees buzz by, birds fly overhead, waves crashing, people walking or just watching the clouds floating by is something money can’t put a price tag on.
When was the last time you ordered or made a cup of coffee and actually tasted it? Work and its constant pace seem to override what is in the cup and you drink rather than taste, here is your chance to actually savor the bean, while seeing the world unwind. The ultimate vacation experience requires at least one of these moments no matter where you travel and you will be rejuvenated.
While I love family travel, I love the fact that everyone tires and I seem to have boundless energy. I am not sure what spurs me on, but I keep on moving. My parents always took us on vacations and when we got there, it was not about the sleeping in, rather the getting up, getting out and seeing what adventure we could climb on into.
Believe me it is true and so cliché, that the early bird catches the worm, because so many times we got up, and went to an attraction whether renting boats for adventures or getting to a very popular attraction and we got in, while others were turned away.
Which leads me to The Sunrise effect, which is another ultimate in vacation experiences that you can savor on every trip, anywhere you go. Getting up early as my body does while we are away but does not like to do when we are home is my opportunity to watch the world simmer with its new day.
I can not tell you how gratifying it is to watch the sunrise and evolve into a day that will become an adventure. Now, I will tell you as soon as I want the kids up I stir the coffee around and make a little noise so we can get to where we need to, but NOT before I take that moment to myself.
By far, the most beautiful sunsets I have ever experienced are on cruises. The sunset on reflecting against the ocean just sends chills over my whole body. The moment when the sun kisses the crest of the ocean brings closure to an already perfect day. We have also experienced awesome sunsets on the Chesapeake Bay, which are breathtaking as well, just as I said, these are the ultimate experiences for every trip.
Endless Hot Water Showers
Probably my favorite, even with sunburn (yes I tend to overdo it a bit) is a beautiful, long shower with hot water that steams everything in its pathway up! YUM is all I can say. This is the most sanctifying moment of a day, washing off the day, and entering into the next moment and the water is calming and relaxing. Did I mention this is the ultimate experience that can be had on any trip?
Really Watching Your Family Interact
We are all guilty of living off of our mobile devices and with that comes the fact that we often half-listen and then approve what we really did not hear. My kids often tell me I agreed to something when I was on the phone. Now they seem to hit me up when I am at my busiest and can hardly think, so perhaps I do agree, but to have the ultimate experience for every trip, get out from behind your mobile devices and watch, because before you know it, life moves on and so do the kids.
This is my favorite photo because it shows and tells me so much that it is the ultimate experiences providing me a happy family. The kids did not think twice when the photographer asked them to pose and stack, they jumped like a sandwich and giggles came served up as a side. The kids are happy, getting along and will remember the photo forever because I snapped this one, you see MOM was paying attention and that is priceless.
There are no price tags for the ultimate in vacation experiences for every trip. It is not about a beach, or a particular location, it is about the little things that you might experience everyday but not really capture: the sunrise, the sunset, the kids, a chair and a cup of coffee. Everyday is a celebration of life, but work holds us down from indulging and experiencing these awesome things the way they were meant. Slow down, enjoy the pace, lavishly indulge in the ultimate vacation experiences for every trip while you are away.
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